March 26, 2007

A Theory in Progress

I've been kicking around a theory.

It's that in comedy movie trailers, there is a direct correlation between the number of times the music stops and how funny the movie will actually be.

The more stops, the less funny.

I haven't gotten far on this, but I've determined that each abrupt musical halt must be accompanied by a sound effect for it to count. (This sound effect is usually a record scratch, "power-down" sound, whoosh, etc.)

You might be able to subtract 1 star for each stop.

I haven't actually tested this with too many trailers because it'll probably prove how wrong I am. And a wrong theory is way less fun than an unproven, brilliant one.

(The upcoming trailer for this hilarious post features 2 power-downs and half a whoosh.)

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