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Star Trek Educational Resource

Analysing The Trailer For Star Trek

Once you have completed the analysis of the trailer, answer the following questions:

  • At what point in the trailer are we told the name of the film? Why is this?
  • Why are we told who is the director of the film? How is this information given to us?
  • What type of action from the film do we see? Are there different sorts of action throughout the trailer?
  • Does the trailer tell us the story?
  • Why do you think that these scenes were included in the trailer?
  • What clues does the music give us as to what type of film the trailer is advertising?
  • What can you say about the voices of the people that we hear speaking? What do they say? How does this help to build up an idea of what the story might be about? You should write down everything that is said and then try to develop a storyline for the film.
  • You might expect to see this trailer at the cinema or on television.

    a) what sort of films might the trailer run before at the cinema?
    b) what sort of TV programmes might the trailer be shown in?

Official Star Trek website