They say you can't judge a book by it's cover, but can you judge a movie by it's trailer?
Welcome to Movie Trailer Haven. Let us hitch the movie trailers here and sit yourself down for about a minute and a half up to ten minutes and see for yourself if the trailer is better than the movie it's advertising. They say sometimes the trailer gives the movie away. Other times the trailer is better than the movie. You decide.
Here are movies from all genres covering the Golden Age of cinema to the present. There are varying degrees of appropriateness here. Some trailers, particulary from the 70s it seems, that may straddle over the edge. Judge for yourself. And these are just the trailers.
For a little history and a countdown of IGN's top 100 movie trailers, go here. Here are just the trailers, no brief discription of them or their role in Hollywood or current events. There is always IMDB to check that out and Netflix, Hulu or sites of that sort to check out the movie.
We are not recommending movies so much as showing you an art form, we consider, in itself. Also with the older movies, a little piece of history.
So if these movie trailers entice you to see the movie- great!, please do so; or bring back movie memories and a time you so fondly remember. All it takes is a few scenes to bring you back to that time.
Now the posters on the right of each decade page are all the originals and a few are done by some of the finest poster artist of the movie industry. We have Saul Bass (1950s - Anatomy of a Murder, Carmen Jones, Love in the Afternoon,The Man With the Golden Arm, Vertigo; 1960s - Advise & Consent, Bird Man of Alcatraz and Exodus; 1980s - The Shining), Bob Peak (Apocalypse Now, My Fair Lady - art, The Year of Living Dangerously); John Alvin (Blade Runner, Blazing Saddles, The Lion King, The Little Mermaid and My Favorite Year); Richard Amsel (Julia, Indiana Jones and Raiders of the Lost Ark, Murder on the Orient Express, The Sting); Bill Gold (Casablanca, My Fair Lady, Unforgiven); Tom Jung (Heaven's Gate, The Right Stuff and Star Wars IV: A New Hope) and Drew Struzan (Back to the Future, Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens).
Now you click once or twice you will get enlargements of each poster, this page included. Do that to The Big Country, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World and Spartacus you'll get Saul Bass' posters which weren't used or are not the main poster. You'll see similarities. The same with Schindler's List. Click on the original Gone With the Wind and Lawrence of Arabia posters you will see its' more familiar reproduction poster. You also have two versions of the famous Raiders poster by Amsel. You click on the poster again it reduces to the original size.
The trailers above are one from each decade. Let the trailers play out or click to go to the next trailer. They are: Swing Time (1936), Double Indemnity (1944), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), Alien (1979), Raging Bull (1980), Beauty and the Beast (1991), The Passion of the Christ (2004) and Captain America: The First Avenger (2011).
We hope you enjoy!