The Evolution of Movie Trailers

Video producer Granger Willson from Vulture takes a look at the origin and history of the movie trailer, then examines how trailers have evolved over the last 100 years.

“Movie marketing has always been an art form in and of itself, and movie trailers have now enticed audiences for more than a hundred years. With the passage of time, trailers have evolved from straightforward descriptions of films, to ominously voiced-over montages, to frenetic and spoiler-phobic teasers. Watch how trailers have changed since their invention and which films’ trailers have had the biggest impact on the medium.”

Previously from Vulture: The History of Scary Clowns