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Trailers for trailers

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Many action-heavy trailers now begin with a stinger—a 4–5 second preview of the trailer’s most exciting scenes, stitched together with fast cuts and scored with a cacophany of rising sound effects. It’s literally a “trailer for the trailer.”

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Mid-Production Tragedy, and Virtual Actors

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Hollywood was rocked on Sunday by the untimely death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, one of its finest actors. Hoffman had not yet finished his work on the final Hunger Games sequel, in which he plays mentor to Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen. The actor had one week of shooting left on the marquee project. It feels crass to ask how filmmakers will handle Hoffman’s absence. But one supporting actor’s death can’t derail a project whose budget surpasses a […]