Fiction

The Man with the Violin – Kathy Stinson, Dušan Petričić

Lead: 45 Excite: 195 Amaze: 38 Direct: 34 This is an unusual trailer. At 5:12, I originally passed it by as rarely does a trailer of this length hold my attention. This one does. The author and illustrator explain the original Washington Post experiment that was the motivation of the book then describe with pride …

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The Kill Order – James Dashner

Lead: 6 Excite: 14 Amaze: 10 Direct: 5 Strong cinematic trailer for the prequel to the Maze Runner series. Short and punchy. Uses sound effects rather than music. Final scene is provocative then the website directive stressing prequel to the series. Lead Analysis Lead “Before Thomas entered the maze… Sun flares seared the earth.” Excite …

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