How Trailer Music Tricks You




Has the music in your favorite trailer ever sounded a little too familiar?

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Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trailer_music

Star Wars IX Trailer without music

FilmScoreAnalysis (if you watch my video you have to go to his channel)
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk_jzTmW2Fmfnm70c2kZHpQ

Dr. Lehman’s (Music Yoda) twitter
https://twitter.com/fmlehman

Dr. Lehman’s Star Wars Leitmotif Catalog
https://www.academia.edu/33487589/Complete_Catalog_of_Star_Wars_Leitmotifs_Compiled_by_Frank_Lehman

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invincible_(Two_Steps_from_Hell_album)

Great Website for finding duplicate trailer soundtracks
https://www.soundtrack.net/trailers/

The Island examples
http://gotoricks.blogspot.com/2011/07/that-sounds-familiar-my-name-is-lincoln.html

Copyright in Trailer Music Composition Article
https://web.archive.org/web/20100606043129/http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118020113.html?categoryid=4051&cs=1

I found the story behind Brad Bird and the Incredibles here
https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/SuspiciouslySimilarSong/Film

And the Army of Darkness example from here
https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/SuspiciouslySimilarSong/Commercials

Making of “Thor: The Dark World” by Brian Tyler

John Williams – Empire Strikes Back Recording Session
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUc1nkeEXsE

Star Wars – Recording Sessions
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0ezvZo2AWc

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