5 of the best book trailers

This is BookMachine’s first ‘Best of’ post – as such, I wholeheartedly hope you find it to be outrageously wrong.

Has there ever been one of these lists you’ve looked at and thought: you know what, that’s spot on, they’ve really nailed that one there? Nope? Good. That would be mighty boring.   Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, by Seth Grahame-Smith First up, this one is rapidly becoming a cult classic, who knew that the great man was also handy with a stake? Little Bee, by Chris Cleave A lower budget effort, but no less effective.   Shutter Island, by Dennis Lehane

The ‘motion-comic’ effect has been put to great use here. Graphic novel giants DC and Marvel are now eagerly producing feature-length movie versions of their books in a similar manner.   The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution, Richard Dawkins Pro-evolution pit bull Richard Dawkins is planted centre stage in this trailer – if the author is an engaging speaker then this method works well.   The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet – David Mitchell A short, simple and atmospheric animation.

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Gavin Summers

Gavin Summers

Co-instigator of BookMachine. Dispatches on digital publishing and things

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