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Wednesday 31 October 2012


I believe that one of the best trailers ever made was the trailer for the first Alien film.  It painted a picture of suspense, fear and nightmarish panic with no dialogue.  And it closed with only text:  In space, no one can hear you scream. As one who pays far too much attention to movie trailers, it was close to perfect.

The word Polypore didn't really leave any impression.  Multiple pores? Could mean many holes or many points of entry? I had to look it up.  According to the Oxford dictionary: a bracket fungus in which the spores are expelled through fine pores on the underside.

While I still don't get it, that's where my criticism ends.

Don't worry about asking, "what is Polypore?" because the trailer asks that of itself.
Drama?  Mystery? Thriller? Sci-Fi? Action? Comedy? Crime? Romance? Finally stating "Adventure."  These questions are interspersed with scenes of what may or may not answer the questions.

This is not to say that Polypore is even trying to be all things to all people, but as a trailer, it does what a trailer is supposed to do: tease enough to generate interest in seeing the film.  More than that, in 1:24 it gave the viewer snippets of visuals that provided some clues - like a puzzle. There was no dialogue, just action, interaction and reaction.

As a trailer, I think Polypore was brilliant.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_YYpzHxEM4

The only other question is:  where can I see this film?
Apparently here: 

Well done, Jesse.

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