Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Long Movie URLs Must Die


A new teen movie comes out July 28th called "John Tucker Must Die". I half-watched the trailer and just before dismissing it noticed the URL at the end wasn't the ridiculously long "heresour URLtitle butwedidnt registerit first-themovie.com" format that drives me nuts. Where are they sending interested parties? MySpace.

A chance to interact with potential fans and get the word out through social networking is brilliant. Let's just hope the move is well received by MySpacers... otherwise their comment box is going to look something like the old Date Movie MySpace page (which has been edited SEVERELY to remove negative comments).

And while I have your attention -- if you like revenge movies check out Norm MacDonald's "Dirty Work", featuring Norm and his half-brother (played by Artie Lange) that start a revenge-for-hire business. It's not Caddyshack (although it does have Chevy Chase in it), but it does provide a low brow chuckle or ten.

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1 comment:

Michael said...

Not sure how much interaction there is with the movie cast, but the discussion boards among the "friends" is pretty good.

One funny thing is that, in the past few days, the profile for John Tucker has been updated to remove the "last login" note. I blogged about the movie and MySpace profile late last week
(http://www.mikespoints.com/archives/001562.html or you can see it http://tinyurl.com/h92l8 )
and captured the profile image, with the last login info.

It'll be interesting to see how other movies -- for teens and others -- use social sites for their promos.
Mike