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Promo for Reel Reviews

People have asked if I have a promoo they can play. I sure do: Reel Reviews promo.


3 Responses to “Promo for Reel Reviews”


  1. Gravatar Icon 1 andrew Dec 20th, 2004 at 11:13 am

    hi there — i’ve checked out of a few of your podcasts lately. the latest one on “muholland drive” was by far my favorite. i loved the addition of listener phone calls

    for a while now i’ve wondered why you don’t use audio clips from the actual movies in your show. i’ve just figured it’s because you don’t have the legal rights to use them. but i listened to your promo, and i heard that you use audio clips in that (taxi driver, office space, etc).

    are the rules different for promos, or do you prefer not to use movie clips in your show?

  2. Gravatar Icon 2 Michael Dec 20th, 2004 at 5:34 pm

    Andrew – you bring up a good question, one that I have been asked a number of times. I am not opposed to using audio in my reviews and feel confident that it would be protected under

  3. Gravatar Icon 3 andrew Dec 21st, 2004 at 2:26 pm

    i really think adding more sound to your show would turn it from good to great. i understand your concerns over length, but i honestly believe you can handle that with your editing acumen.

    i agree that just adding audio clips haphazardly throughout the show would add to the length without adding to the discussion. however, i really believe accurate and appropriate use of audio doesn’t necessarily have to lengthen the conversation. it can be used to make the same conversation more dynamic and textured. hearing important parts of the film that illustrate your lecture will bring the listener closer to the subject, and can often explain in less time what a commentator might try to say in words.

    again, i wouldn’t recomend that you simply add the most famous catch-phrases of the film, or the aural money shots (“it’s not a tuma!”)…that would absolutely ruin your show.

    but since your show often offers great insight into very subtle momets of any given film, i think finding a piece of tape that really illustrates that subtlty will get the listener listening a lot closer.

    whadya think?

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