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Thursday, January 04, 2007

The Best Re-cut Trailers...

For those of you suffering from annual list withdrawal, here are the 8 best recut trailers I've seen this year on the internets. Why 8? Because I couldn't find 10. Seriously, not every recut trailer has to parody "Brokeback Mountain."
Years best recut trailers
1) Shining
This is kind of the Citizen Kane of recut web trailers. It was the first one of professional quality that I saw, and has set the bar for everything else. What is it? It's The Shining recut as a feel good story about a dad with writerÂ’s block. For taking one of the most demented films ever made and making it look like a lifeaffirmingg family drama, complete with Salisbury Hill, Shining is tops.
2) Brokeback to the Future
This was perhaps the biggest web sensation, as far as recut movie trailers go. A collection of clips from the time travel trilogy, to Brokeback Mountain's music. While it seems like a silly premise, the execution is leagues ahead of other Brokeback parodies.
3) Sleepless in Seattle
Like all recut trailers, this trailer takes a film and warps it from one genre to another. Here, we have Sleepless in Seattle, meets Fatal Attraction. While there isn't as much material to work with, it is all put together quite well.
4) The Taxi Driver
Taxi Driver as a date movie. For those of you who identified with Travis, you may be asking, wasn't it a date movie already?
5) Office Space
This is perhaps the only recut trailer that provided me with an original plot that I might consider seeing on cable, not being able to sleep at 2 am. This is Office Space recut as a tense workplace heist thriller. Actually, after seeing how awfully serious thrillers have taken them selves recently, I wonder how a Mike Judge thriller would look. The genre could certainly use a sense of satire.
6) The Ring
What if you had 7 days to live? This trailer took the scariest American film ever, and made it (yes you heard me, see our archives to see why) into a great Lifetime movie. Now that is an accomplishment.
7) Scary Mary Poppins
Not the most professional of these trailers, this is sort of a Mary Poppins horror film. Now, if someone recut the recut trailer, with some better editing, it might take it to classic level. Right now it's at #7.
8) Anchorman
As with Mary this also suffers fromamateurishh splicing, but it hasa lott going for it. This takes Anchorman and makes it look like Falling Down.

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