A new piece of research undertaken by the University Of East Anglia has confirmed what many of us already very well know: film trailers are giving too much away.
The study surveyed over 500 filmgoers, and it found that more than 80% of those who responded were "disappointed" with a film they'd seen off the back of a trailer. Furthermore, the key frustrations were trailers that gave too much spoiler-y information away, and "deception". Which instantly makes us think of this story here.
In particular though, "audiences are strongly irritated by the revelation of crucial plot details including surprises, narrative reveals and plot outcomes – despite decades of industry research that indicates audiences are more likely to see it the more they know about it in advance".
That latter point is the crucial one there, we'd argue. Distributors need you to buy a ticket,
Each year at this time wereflect on all of our blessings and are infinitely grateful. But, being human,we always wish for more in 2011. These thoughts always lead to Steve Martin’sbrilliant bit which begins with the thought, “IfI had one wish that I could wishthis holiday season, it would be for all the children of the world to joinhands and sing together in the spirit of harmony and peace.” And then quicklyspirals into, “No, no… the kids singing would be great, that would be nice. No,no, who am I kidding! I mean,they're not gonna be able to get all those kids together! I mean, the logisticsof the thing is impossible! It'smore trouble than it's worth! So, we reorganize: here we go. First, the sex —we go with that; second, the money. No! We go with the power second, then themoney,
They became boyfriends at age twelve.
“We met in grade school,” Johnson tells AfterElton.com of his partner Glen Senk. “We moved in together when we were 18. I’m 53. It’s quite a long-term relationship.”
Man Shops Globe features Johnson, a “found objects buyer,” as he travels the world looking for interesting and unique items for Anthropologie, the clothing and home furnishing store owned by Urban Outfitters that now has 90 stores in 24 states and the District of Columbia.
It was his partner who got the Johnson the job in the first place. A former Williams-Sonoma executive, Senk took over Anthropologie in 1994 when it had only a single location, soon bringing Johnson in
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