Our Daily Trailer: SCARFACE (1983)

Give us this day our daily trailer! Brian DePalma’s SCARFACE is either a classic, a camp classic or a piece of trash. But what about its trailer?

We talk about how trailers give away the whole movie these days; the trailer for Brian DePalma’s Scarface helpfully walks audiences through the entire film. Watching it again I feel like this is a pretty bad trailer; there’s none of the weird energy of the movie present, and everything feels stilted. I liked the voice over guy at the beginning, because he had the right lurid, exploitation element to him, but by the end of the trailer it just tapers off.