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Scott Hutchins <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 12 Oct 1998 13:13:59 -0500
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I am curious about films which feature a special trailer featuring footage
that is obviously not in the film, in which an actor appears in character
telling the audience not to watch the film, which is something their
character would naturally do, usually juxtaposed with scenes that are
supposed to make you want to see the film and the character as a blowhard.
I know I've seen some like this, but I can't think of any titles.  I would
also be interested in knowing how well such films did after that tactic
was used.
Off the subject, does anyone know where I could find British phone
directories online, I can only find American ones.
Scott Andrew Hutchins
Oz, Monsters, Kamillions, and More!
Frances:  I've led a pretty boring life compared to yours.
Freddy [the neighbor]:  Mine was pretty boring, too.  I've just got a
knack for picking out the interesting bits.
                                    --David Williamson
                                    _Travelling North_
                                    Act Two Scene Three
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