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The art of the trailer: Genre tropes

The genre of a film determines a lot, from typical plot points and character arcs to visual style. It’s no surprise then that trailers follow a similar pattern. It might sound obvious that the trailers for comedies and thrillers follow ...

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Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Tom Cruise is a high-ranking member of an allegedly evil cult with widely known accusations of psychological and physical abuse, financial malpractice, and a tendency to sue anyone who criticises their shady dealings and crazy beliefs. I therefore find it ...

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Mission Impossible: Equal Opportunities

The latest Mission Impossible trailer has rolled around and I am struck by the steadily accrued cache of returning cast members the franchise is boasting at this point. With each instalment Ethan Hunt’s IMF (apparently this does NOT stand for ...

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