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Introduction: Preview of Coming Attractions

Larry Israelite

My wife and I watch a lot of movies. Not by streaming from Netflix or Amazon Prime, but the old-fashioned way—by going to a movie theater. Part of the experience we enjoy is sitting through the previews. The preview, of course, aims to make the viewer really want to see the movie. Wendy and I have a little “thumbs up/thumbs down” system that we invoke at the end of each preview. Sometimes the previews just aren’t that interesting (thumbs down). Sometimes we fear that that the producers have crammed so much into the preview that we aren’t sure there is anything left to see (thumbs down). But sometimes we are so captivated by the story, the characters, the cinematography, or some other ...

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