I think this kind of thing (scenes in trailers that aren't in the movies) happens all the time, and it *can* get frustrating. I've always suspected that it had to do with the trailers being made before the final edits to the movie are made. In a recent article in "Entertainment Weekly" about the new Julia Roberts movie, there was a mention of a line of dialogue ("we think she's a lesbian") that was in the trailer but that didn't make it into the final cut of the movie because of the test audience response to it. Apparently, the dialogue before this line produced such a big laugh that the line was almost, but not quite, drowned out, so the audience became confused as to whether or not Julia's character was a lesbian. They said that they tried to move the line somewhere else in order to keep it, but couldn't find a way to do so, so they ended up removing it completely from the final cut. Another trailer tactic that (slightly) bothers me, although I understand it, is the use of another movie's music as the soundtrack to the trailer. I was watching a preview for a new Helena Bonham Carter movie (from a Henry James novel, I think, but I can't remember the title), and it used the soundtrack from Branagh's "Henry V". The trailer for "Hamlet" (yes, Branagh's) used the same music. I've noticed that the soundtracks from "Henry V", "Willow" and "Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves" are often used in trailers (in fact, the trailer for "Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves" used the music from "Willow"!), and that's probably because they contain music to which audiences respond. Do the soundtrack composers get credit for this type of use? Is this type of tactic unethical? I don't really think so, but it still seems a little underhanded to me. What do you think? -Deborah- "They say I'm crazy, but I have a good time. Life's been good to me so far!" -- Joe Walsh ---- Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the University of Alabama.