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    ‘Super 8′: J.J. Abrams reveals the secrets of his new film

    “To me, all people need to know is that it’s an adventure about a small town and it’s funny, it’s sweet, it’s scary and there’s a mystery: What is this thing that has escaped? What are the ramifications of its presence? And what is the effect on people? But I know that’s not enough. Look, I feel we need a little bit of a coming-out party because we are up against massive franchises and brands and most people don’t know what ‘Super 8′ means. We’re a complete anomaly in a summer of huge films … and we don’t want to be so silent or coy that people don’t care or don’t hear about it.”

    So, ladies and gentlemen, meet “Super 8,” a sci-fi film that has the monster-on-the-loose vibe of “Fringe“ (another television show that Abrams co-created) or “The X-Files” as well as a throwback spirit that in many ways evokes “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial,” “Stand by Me” and maybe even ”The Goonies.“ Those were all movies from the 1980s popcorn era that most shaped the sensibilities of the 44-year-old Abrams, and the film’s title has a similar heritage connection for him.

    “Super 8″ takes its name from the Eastman Kodak film format that became a sensation with amateur movie-makers in the late 1960s and represented a rite of passage for several generations of aspiring directors, among them Spielberg and Abrams. The Paramount Pictures release is set in Ohio in 1979 and introduces a troupe of six youngsters who are using a Super 8 camera to make their own zombie movie. One fateful night, their project takes them to a lonely stretch of rural railroad tracks and, as the camera rolls, calamity strikes — a truck collides with an oncoming locomotive and a hellacious derailment fills the night with screaming metal and raining fire. Then something emerges from the wreckage, something decidedly inhuman.
    full article at:
    ‘Super 8′: J.J. Abrams reveals the secrets of his new film | Hero Complex – Los Angeles Times

    9/20/10
    http://micechat.com/forums/movies/14...rg-2011-a.html
    Last edited by ALIASd; 02-06-2011, 04:32 PM.
    "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006

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    Re: Steven Spielberg/J.J. Abrams' 'Super 8'

    The new trailer:

    http://www.twitvid.com/T6FFB

    WOW! + Kyle Chandler, my Friday Night Light! WOW!

    Trailer is playing big screens with 'Battle LA', you've been warned
    "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006

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      Looks intriguing. Brings back memories of Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

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        the new teaser one-sheet poster

        "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006

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          Re: Steven Spielberg/J.J. Abrams' 'Super 8'

          Can't wait.

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            It also reminds me a little of The Goonies.

            Our revels now are ended. These our actors, As I foretold you, were all spirits and Are melted into air, into thin air: And, like the baseless fabric of this vision, The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself, Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve And, like this insubstantial pageant faded, Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff As dreams are made on, and our little life Is rounded with a sleep. mycroft16 on Twitter

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              22 minutes of Super 8 was revealed, thanks to J.J. Abrams and the response...

              FirstShowing: “Many fans have been waiting to see if the movie has more subsistence than just paying homage to the Steven Spielberg sci-fi classics of the 70′s and 80′s, and after seeing a good 20 minutes of footage, it unquestionably does. To me, it seems like Abrams has already created a movie that could be a classic, but without first taking us on an incredible adventure this summer.”
              Source:

              UGO: “Every time I re-watch Close Encounters of the Third Kind I’m floored by how great the kids are. And that’s the vibe I get here.” … “I’m dead center in the nostalgia demo for Super 8. I saw E.T. seven hundred times in the theater and, I’m not lying, this movie brought me back hard.”
              Source: J.J. Abrams Does Not Care About Children's Orthodontics - UGO.com

              CinemaBlend: “I was thrilled by how well-directed the action was. Even though Abrams swears the train crash sequence is way too long, it’s got an economy of pacing and especially staging– you know exactly where everyone is at every moment of the action sequence, a rare thing in these times of quick-cutting and total chaos.”
              Source: J.J. Abrams Explains The Lens Flares, Won't Say The Word Alien At Super 8 Preview - CinemaBlend.com

              Shock Till You Drop: “…we’re reminded of movies like The Goonies or Stand by Me. ” … “The footage really looked great–abundant lens flair and all!–though Abrams warned us that the FX weren’t finished, and though he also said it was mainly temp music, the use of tunes from the times like Blondie’s “Heart of Glass,” “My Sharona,” and the Cars really helped create the feel of 1979, the year in which we were told the film takes place.”
              Source: Super 8 Preview Report! - ShockTillYouDrop.com

              Collider: “The vibe is very Goonies in all the right ways — these kids Abrams have found are pitch perfect. They talk like 14-year-olds, they act like 14-year-olds. They’re dynamic is fun loving and they’re having a ball making this zombie movie.” … “worries that Super 8 would rely purely on nostalgia can be washed away. What’s great about the parts of the film we’ve seen are the kids, their tangible characters and how much that matters to the action. Yes, expect some big set pieces in Super 8, but plan on being emotionally invested before you get there. Joe and the gang are goofballs like we all were as kids and if there’s any nostalgia, it’s not for old movies — it’s for childhood itself. Oh, and expect lots and lots of lens flare.”
              Source: Previews of SUPER 8, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 4, and FOOTLOOSE

              Cinematical: “packed a strong punch, though, expertly blending heart, humor, thrills, chills and one holy-cow train-wreck sequence. The kids are instantly likable and make for a fun, familiar ensemble, and, yes, the expected lens flares are there too). Sure, there’s plenty more that makes a feature-length movie, but if the other 70-or-so minutes play like that, we’re sold big time.”
              Source: 'Super 8' Footage Screens: J.J. Abrams on How Much They'll Reveal Before the Film Opens - The Moviefone Blog

              FilmStage: “The Abrams touch is there, including extravagant lighting design, but this a much more subdued style of filmmaking. There isn’t the constantly moving camera as seen in Star Trek. Like the 70s and 80s films he is embracing, Abrams is able to keep it still and patient during dialogue scenes.” … “Abrams said he chose this kids, who are mostly non-actors, because they reminded him of the film-loving geek he was growing up. It couldn’t have been more perfect casting. As they set up the scene, exchange after exchange reminded me exactly how I acted as a kid goofing around with a camera. There is a certain moment with Elle Fanning‘s character that is some of the most brilliant character development you’re likely to see this year.”
              Source: Why 'Super 8' Could Be the Blockbuster of the Year: Footage Impressions & Video Reaction

              I can't wait =)
              Last edited by JMora; 03-24-2011, 11:30 AM.

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                I am so looking forward to this! The trailer looks great!

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                  Re: Steven Spielberg/J.J. Abrams' 'Super 8'

                  NEW

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                    Re: Steven Spielberg/J.J. Abrams' 'Super 8'

                    This movie looks good. One of the films I'm really looking forward to this summer.
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                    • #11
                      Re: Steven Spielberg/J.J. Abrams' 'Super 8'

                      Another NEW teaser of JJ Abrams & Steven Spielberg's alien spooky flick!

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                      • #12
                        Re: Steven Spielberg/J.J. Abrams' 'Super 8'

                        WOW, this is super eerie-cool, another NEW teaser...

                        Super 8 is described as Alien meets Jaws while having a Close Encounters of the Third in Jurassic Park.

                        A higher resolution with better sound can be experienced here: http://www.fearnet.com/videos/b22572...ch_all_super-8
                        Last edited by JMora; 05-14-2011, 04:26 AM.

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                          "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006

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                            Re: Steven Spielberg/J.J. Abrams' 'Super 8'

                            New clip that's so 80s Spielberg-ish that JJ Abrams looks to have a sure hit on his hands once again, the train crash...

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                              Re: Steven Spielberg/J.J. Abrams' 'Super 8'

                              First industry review:

                              An engaging return trip to Steven Spielberg's youthful world of wonder courtesy of J.J. Abrams.

                              Like an old airplane (or spacecraft) jerry-rigged from scrap pieces and made air-worthy again, Super 8 has been patched together with 30-year-old spare parts to provide an enjoyable ride of its own. With writer-director J.J. Abrams capably manning the controls but with producer Steven Spielberg conspicuously on board as navigator to provide sage advice, this science fiction adventure centered on film geek kids in smalltown 1979 America is something Spielberg can easily be imagined having made himself around the same time and is, indeed, unthinkable without him. Engaging on its own terms and sharply tuned in to the wavelength of pubescent boys and girls, this Paramount release looks set for a profitable flight as a widely appealing general audience summer attraction.
                              Technically, it looks almost identical to a Spielberg film from three decades ago. End credits are worth sticking around for, as they reveal the final full version of the Super 8 movie the kids endured so many distractions to make.
                              full review at:
                              Super 8: Film Review - The Hollywood Reporter
                              "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006

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