Elements in Movie Trailers That Motivates Audience to Watch Movies in Malaysia: A Quantitative Approach

  • Mohd Syuhaidi Abu Bakar
  • Jusang Bolong
  • Rosmiza Bidin
  • Nur Syuhaidah Ayub
  • Siti Nor Fazira Jono
  • Mohamad Syafiq Mat Shuki


Movie trailers are known as tools for selling a movie. The success of a movie is largely attributed to a good trailer presentation. What makes a good movie trailer? What elements are needed to make a good trailer? This paper uncovers the necessary elements of a movie trailer needed to motivate audiences to watch a movie in Malaysia. This quantitative study constructed a survey of elements of movie trailers found in the literature. Google Form was distributed to 250 respondents, purposively selected for this stud and data were analyzed using descriptive analysis. The data collected in this study found 7 elements in trailers that have influenced audiences to watch movies in Malaysia, which are – Color, Storylines, scene sequence, three-act structure, director or the production company, cast (actors and actresses); and cinematography. The data obtained can help filmmakers and film marketers in Malaysia to see what element movie trailers can be utilized to help increase their movie sales.


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How to Cite
ABU BAKAR, Mohd Syuhaidi et al. Elements in Movie Trailers That Motivates Audience to Watch Movies in Malaysia: A Quantitative Approach. Asian Journal of Arts, Culture and Tourism, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 2, p. 12-18, june 2020. ISSN 2710-5830. Available at: <http://myjms.moe.gov.my/index.php/ajact/article/view/9576>. Date accessed: 11 aug. 2020.