Oct. 9, 2010, 4:23 a.m. CST
FIRST! lol my first time being first....why do i still feel so sad :(
U are sad because it means NOTHING and now you realise that .....
Oct. 9, 2010, 4:34 a.m. CST
Boring, boring ...... THEN the tank starts up, it gets interesting ... then finishes. Utter shite.
Oct. 9, 2010, 4:40 a.m. CST
I'm drooling slightly
Oct. 9, 2010, 4:45 a.m. CST
by sam jacksons wig
Because I've just had a stroke.
Oct. 9, 2010, 4:45 a.m. CST
looks like shit.
Oct. 9, 2010, 4:48 a.m. CST
by sam jacksons wig
Just being told "Stand as fucking far away as you can and film everything that is of no consequence what-so-ever which will STILL get fanboys drooling on the internet." (see two posts up..)<br><br> You could just hear the fucking terminal boredom in his monosyllabic voice.
Oct. 9, 2010, 4:49 a.m. CST
by sam jacksons wig
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!<br><br> There! All done.
Oct. 9, 2010, 5:08 a.m. CST
There's nothing like it. I fucking hate the glossy "Superman Returns" "Indy 4" look of films now a days. Can they film a movie in an oldschool film stock? I wonder. Someone should make a movie using the limitations of that era(everything from sounds, VfX, music etc) and nothing else. I wonder if it could be done. Early Amblin films just have this indescribable look and feel. Ahh nostalgia, how I love thee.
Oct. 9, 2010, 5:14 a.m. CST
that it will be an homage to early Amblin with the 70s/80s film stock quality with all the stuff you mentioned ndally. J.J.'s the kind of director who would do something like that.
Oct. 9, 2010, 5:19 a.m. CST
Oct. 9, 2010, 5:28 a.m. CST
are you guys nuts, thats totally what abrams is NOT about. he probably wanted to shoot digital with lots of cg monsters. hopefully steve has convinced him otherwise. abrams = new lucas.
Oct. 9, 2010, 5:33 a.m. CST
The way it should have been.
Oct. 9, 2010, 5:35 a.m. CST
by A G
Wrong. Abrams is DEFINITELY the kind of guy who would use old stock. He just isn't pretentious enough to be limited by it and is sensible enough to know when being at the forefront is also important.
Oct. 9, 2010, 5:55 a.m. CST
On the contrary, I think its a humbling experience. But only if you become truly bound to the limitations. If there's ever a thought in the back of your head that there's always the option to this, that, etc. then you're not gonna be able to use the limits properly and your shit WILL end up pretentious.
Oct. 9, 2010, 6:11 a.m. CST
I duno. I think filmstock companies like Fujifilm phase out older styles as the years go on. It's not only the visual aesthetic but the audio as well. Some movies from that era(E.T, Godfather, Close Encounters to name a few) have such power to the sound and music it feels like the filmstock(which holds the audio track as well) can barely contain it. Specially the end of Close Encounters. It sounds like that beautiful fucking music is going to rip open a fucking hole in the universe once it builds up and up. E.T has a similar effect. Man, John Williams really is a god. I fear one of these days I'm guna come on this site and see an obit for Johnny boy. The world will be and darker place.
Oct. 9, 2010, 6:31 a.m. CST
No prizes for guessing this will involve 'found' Super 8 footage
Oct. 9, 2010, 6:33 a.m. CST
''blah blah, my wee wee hurts whenever that hack JJ is mentioned...blah blah. pages of incomprehensible pretentious gibberish... etc etc etc ad nausea..''
Oct. 9, 2010, 7:08 a.m. CST
...I'm looking forward to this.
Oct. 9, 2010, 7:16 a.m. CST
...here's one for anyone that Since Harry didn't include the teaser trailer, here it is for anyone that hasn't seen it yet -<P>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvgbUZPavNM<p>I wonder who'll end up doing the score for this? Would love it to be Williams for a project like this, but a composer doesn't seem to be listed on the IMDB site yet. The soundtrack is everything folks.
Oct. 9, 2010, 7:33 a.m. CST
I am hoping this film has an E.T. and/or Close Encounters feel to it. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1650062/
Oct. 9, 2010, 7:38 a.m. CST
Oct. 9, 2010, 7:52 a.m. CST
anywhere in our actual world, I'd always rather see the real thing rather than Hollywood sets. It's a slight thing sometimes, but when the movie says we're looking at a certain place but you know it's not, that always take me right out of a movie. In the A-Team, Bradley Cooper is rescued and on a Pensacola, Florida beach . . . with mountains in the background. As the kiddies say: Fail.
Oct. 9, 2010, 8:21 a.m. CST
Sure, his Indy 4 score was as recycled as most of Horners scores but his Revenge of the Sith score was pretty awesome, as was Catch Me if You Can and Munich. Williams can still knock out a really good score. Sure they're not as memorable as Star Wars, Jaws or Superman but they serve the film just as well.
Oct. 9, 2010, 8:23 a.m. CST
The soundtracks for AI, Harry Potter, Catch Me If You Can, Munich and SW:TFU were awesome. He's still got it.
Oct. 9, 2010, 8:42 a.m. CST
Couldn't have said it better myself
Oct. 9, 2010, 8:51 a.m. CST
if you say so. you guys keep selling it to us, that's for sure. i'm not buying yet. my ass is still tender from cloverfield
Oct. 9, 2010, 9:07 a.m. CST
it looks awesome. when that charger or whatever backed up, and then reparked....ooh, or when that old sedan backed in to the driveway- but my favorite part was the breakneck chase scene with the army jeep.<br> exciting!!!<br> in all serious though, how are they supposed to fil anything with all the yokel onlookers filling the streets? jesus, what happened to a closed set? all of JJ's CG budget will end up going to digitally removing them.
Oct. 9, 2010, 9:16 a.m. CST
How Fucking Original, Your A Real Smarty Pants
Oct. 9, 2010, 9:17 a.m. CST
J.J. Abrams use old film stock... that ain't happening. I would assume the the most you could expect is shot on digital with a post process to make it look like it was shot partially on old film stock. JJ Abrams "King of Sizzle without the Steak". In his defense, that's all you need to gross $100 million with todays movie-going public. And he's done that over and over.
Oct. 9, 2010, 9:19 a.m. CST
waking up early with a backache...
Oct. 9, 2010, 9:40 a.m. CST
Pay close attention, about 15 seconds in...blink and you miss it. Right side of the frame.
Oct. 9, 2010, 9:41 a.m. CST
Will this be in 3D?
Oct. 9, 2010, 9:48 a.m. CST
Trig Palin. You know he's just darn dazzled by those lens flares!
Oct. 9, 2010, 9:49 a.m. CST
by A G
You are not some "character" at AICN, we don't all look out for your posts. Please stop this shit it is boring to the point of embarassment, not only for you but for the rest of us having to use a site you're making so much lamer.
Oct. 9, 2010, 9:49 a.m. CST
by The Founder
I think people bitch about Abrams just to be cool. I don't get where this man has made horrible films. I wouldn't rate him as the best or say his films are awesome but he's a very capable director who recent films at the box office has pleased me. He breathed fresh air and life back into the then dead Star Trek universe. MI3 was the best in the series to me. Until Abrams cranks out 3 disappointing flicks in a row then I'll be seeing his films.
Oct. 9, 2010, 9:55 a.m. CST
Thanks for reading!
Oct. 9, 2010, 9:57 a.m. CST
If by saying "Abrams is a solid director" you mean he directs solids, then that's a bingo.
Oct. 9, 2010, 9:59 a.m. CST
Did anyone notice the large amount of lens flares in this video? And the fact that the onlookers were clearly promoting the film? I can't be the only one who thinks is a viral marketing gimmick.
Oct. 9, 2010, 10:03 a.m. CST
These "secret" projects always suck bad.
Oct. 9, 2010, 10:04 a.m. CST
I heard him say it
Oct. 9, 2010, 10:10 a.m. CST
It would have already been ripped off of YouTube by Paramount if it wasn't.
Oct. 9, 2010, 10:14 a.m. CST
like plot, characters, subtlety, beauty...things that JJ doesn't do very well.
Oct. 9, 2010, 10:17 a.m. CST
by Ray Gamma
the dialogue between the "cameraman" and the other "bystanders" seems phoney.
Oct. 9, 2010, 10:36 a.m. CST
Here's some shit nobody cares about. It shows the making of some shit nobody will like.
Oct. 9, 2010, 10:49 a.m. CST
Tom: You, uhm, watched that cam footage? <br> Summer: Yeah. It's crazy, huh? <br> Tom: You should've told me it was online. When we were at the wedding, when we were dancing. <br> Summer: Yeah. You didn't ask me.
Oct. 9, 2010, 11:10 a.m. CST
Harry...you are not worthy of contributing to this site anymore.. Please resign...PLEASE! Let others run the site... Might even be worthy of the word Cool again.
Oct. 9, 2010, 11:18 a.m. CST
I honestly don't mind set photos that only show mundane things like vintage cars or street decoration... I think that view behind the scenes is actually cool. But I'm not sure what makes this project seem so cool... Kids and an alien from Area 51 are the rumors I've heard, which actually makes the teaser trailer seem less interesting. What has people so jazzed about this, sight (and even plot) unseen?
Oct. 9, 2010, 11:35 a.m. CST
Oct. 9, 2010, 11:48 a.m. CST
by Orbots Commander
Also, I get the nostalgia about old film stock, but one can likely get the same 'look' using modern techniques and equipment, with none of the draw backs of the older film stock. Besides, the actual film companies like Fuji, as was mentioned previously, don't even produce the older stock any longer.
Oct. 9, 2010, 12:11 p.m. CST
Sometimes they are not. Depends on the shots being filmed. Spectators are usually very good at being quiet little flys on the wall when asked, and it's an amazing experience to watch a film being created. Spy reports increase public awareness of film projects. Just happy as piss to see no one hassled this guy. I have high hopes for this movie. Just hope the train wreck is more logical than the trailer.
Oct. 9, 2010, 12:19 p.m. CST
Everyone must leave their house and take shelter in the gym and auditorium and lunch room at the school. The elderly and sick are asked to go the the hospital. The military is here to help you.
Oct. 9, 2010, 12:32 p.m. CST
Forget all of the naysayers. This has the potential to be a very good creature feature.
Oct. 9, 2010, 12:34 p.m. CST
Oct. 9, 2010, 12:38 p.m. CST
He likes JJ and I like Steve but neither of us like both. <p>Agree to disagree.
Oct. 9, 2010, 1:08 p.m. CST
Cell phone cameras at a closed set, even when on location, are a big no-no. This was shot to increase hype over this film.
Oct. 9, 2010, 1:10 p.m. CST
JJ has a reputation for being very secretive and I am pretty sure this was allowed in an effort to increase the hype and the interest in the movie. And for me it worked!!!
Oct. 9, 2010, 1:13 p.m. CST
If this is viral marketing, thats kind of a funny nod at the geeks that will notice.
Oct. 9, 2010, 1:31 p.m. CST
cell and camer caming. It depends on what they are filming. If there are sidewalks and other areas were they cant tell the specators to leave, because of right issues. This might have been one of those things. It's a public street. Not locked off to the residence or people who live there. This is not a scheme or a plan. But it is helping to bring awarness and good PR. Good people get good in return. I'm just happy as piss to see they didn't escort this dude away from the set. I'm serious. whats the harm, when it's super protect- cant let images or video get out. Then super protect but when it's random stuff that wont reveal a whole lot. Give the town their fun. They will speak highly of it to others- more ticket and home video sales. It will get out on the net and build up hype and if the cast and crew are nice. It cant hurt.
Oct. 9, 2010, 1:44 p.m. CST
http://il.youtube.com/watch?v=D5qzuwFIfyQ <P> That dude was probably a casual fan before they filmed the movie. Now he's a superfan, and whats he got on film. Random stuff, nothing that would ruin the movies entire plot. Granted this was back in the day when you couldn't leak it onto the net 5 minutes later. Still. It's nice to see shit like this many years later and it obviously had a positive effect on this fans life. He probably owns tons of jaws related stuff and speaks about this experience from time to time to other people.
Oct. 9, 2010, 2:05 p.m. CST
It stopped looking 70's as soon as we got action angles of the train derailing in an impossible way without the camera zoomed in from afar, with explosions and perfect compositions. But the shot with the crossing light and the headlights looked good. Nice anamorphic lens flares and defocus style.
Oct. 9, 2010, 2:07 p.m. CST
I shot this shortly after coming back into town. We saw a bunch of stadium lights and a crowd gathered. If it's not interesting enough for you, wooly booly to ya' then. We just happened on it and this was what I could get shots of from where they would let us go. Stood around for about an 1 1/2 hours, then frankly it was colder than I was interested. It was on a residential street, so yeah they couldn't really keep people completely out. Yeah the yokels were out and got in the way, but the crew were really nice and everyone tried to be cooperative. There were lots of people with cameras, I just don't think most people in my town even think to post it online. They just want to show their friends and family.
Oct. 9, 2010, 2:15 p.m. CST
what the fuck make's me think JJ is going to be able to. And jesus christ even this footage has len's flare.
Oct. 9, 2010, 2:23 p.m. CST
by Munro Kelly
Thanks for the link, that was great to watch.
Oct. 9, 2010, 2:43 p.m. CST
by Munro Kelly
If a film company is filming in public, legally, they can only tell people to stay out of the shots and out of harm of vehicles, equipment and stunts. When a company shoots in a residential neighborhood, like this one, they are guest in these people's home. It's not a good idea to be rude to them. If they go indoors or they are on a set, that's a different story.
Oct. 9, 2010, 2:51 p.m. CST
by The Founder
You can mock all u want man. It's my opinion ANC it doesn't make me or u wrong. I happen to enjoy Abrams's projects? You sound like u don't, doesn't make u wrong either. That's why their is so many different forms of entertainment. In this case their are different genres of films and tons of directors putting out films. Everyone is not gonna universally like any one film or any one director.
Oct. 9, 2010, 3:20 p.m. CST
Thanks for shooting this. I think it is pretty cool.
Oct. 9, 2010, 4:36 p.m. CST
totally fucking embarrassing that anyone would regurgitate that self important moron's drivel. <p> Yeh I hated Cloverfield too, but you're a dribbling fuckwit if you write Abrams off..
Oct. 9, 2010, 4:37 p.m. CST
Your are a huge pedophile and I hope you don't wake up in the morning..........CHAPPED....lips
Oct. 9, 2010, 4:41 p.m. CST
While I can't prove one way or the other that you are or aren't a plant. Fact is, if you're not a plant, Paramount is using you by the fact they haven't forced you to take that clip off YouTube. Thanks though.
Oct. 9, 2010, 4:50 p.m. CST
by nolan bautista
that was one of my favorite PS1 games! uuh! uuh!
Oct. 9, 2010, 5:05 p.m. CST
by nylon raider
Yeah - this does have a whiff of Speilberg's abandoned late 70's 'Night Skies' project.... Bring on the cattle mutilating evil twins of E.T.
Oct. 9, 2010, 5:10 p.m. CST
Oct. 9, 2010, 5:26 p.m. CST
So funny, So Clever! Seriously, fuck off.
Oct. 9, 2010, 6:53 p.m. CST
Unless he makes a zombie type film, I ain't interested in his shitty films!
Oct. 9, 2010, 6:55 p.m. CST
Iggy Pop in a drug & alcohol fuelled rage.
Oct. 9, 2010, 7:12 p.m. CST
I think around the 1:15 mark through where the camera goes out of focus with the jeep, you can see Jar Jar standing in the middle of the street with a ballcap, black Mickey Mouse shirt and jeans. It definitely looks like him holding his microphone he likes to fondle during shoots and he constantly pushes his glasses back up his nose. Could be wrong though...but too bad the tank didn't have a mechanical error and run him over
Oct. 9, 2010, 9:48 p.m. CST
Oct. 10, 2010, 1:08 a.m. CST
Oct. 10, 2010, 1:36 a.m. CST
I hope not...
Oct. 10, 2010, 1:36 a.m. CST
LOL! How did I not think of that before. It's classic!
Oct. 10, 2010, 2:18 a.m. CST
by Carl XVI Gustaf
The viral marketing, the "real world" feel, seem pretty alone on that in here tho. I'm a sucker for that stuff, even that alien abduction movie with Milla Real Black Widow freaked me out. Hoping this one will be a mix of Cloverfield and old Spielberg stuff.
Oct. 10, 2010, 2:27 a.m. CST
I call BULLSHIT. Seriously? Why is it one of the "most exciting" pieces of work right now? Because we got a worthless teaser trailer a year before the movie comes out? Because it's big budget and from a guy who's infamous for not telling us shit about what he's doing? Awesome! How exciting! Marketing is the new cool! But hey, it's better news than Harry posting about how much he loves his iPad.
Oct. 10, 2010, 6:01 a.m. CST
by Carl XVI Gustaf
Guess you missed most of it.
Oct. 10, 2010, 10:45 a.m. CST
Talk about falling for a marketing angle. Tell people almost nothing about the movie, toss them a "mysterious" teaser trailer, and they'll just make up their own hype. Way to fall for it, AICN!
Oct. 10, 2010, 12:41 p.m. CST
Oct. 10, 2010, 12:44 p.m. CST
it was a score with no connection to the images onscreen. It was like this huge revenge finale music but Lucas had forgot to give us any reason for the sith to even want revenge. At last we will have revenge. Hey wait this is the 1st movie asshole! Revenge for what?! We never do find out sadly.
Oct. 10, 2010, 1:49 p.m. CST
This summer's movies largely sucked with some good stand-outs. Though I am awaiting Michael Giacchino scoring this film, giving us something very much in the vein of the John Williams music that captivated us in that late 70's/early 80's world of cinema discovery for many.
Oct. 10, 2010, 2:34 p.m. CST
Get the fuck over it already. It just sounds pathetic at this point.
Oct. 10, 2010, 4:44 p.m. CST
by Tigger Tales
Oct. 10, 2010, 6:18 p.m. CST
He's like the disturbed and dirty child at recess who pinches and punches all the clean and cute boys and girls.
Oct. 10, 2010, 7:21 p.m. CST
Oct. 10, 2010, 8:31 p.m. CST
I fill your mouth with my kids
Oct. 10, 2010, 9:41 p.m. CST
Yes, that's what's in the train car. It's the little rock-like creature that helps Scotty in Star Trek. He's just sooooo cute, isn't he? Awwww, thee he goes again!! JJ Abrams just knew we'd all think he's so adorable and that he'd draw a couple of giggles from the audience. Nevermind that he was completely useless and pointless. Why the hell did people like that disaster of a Star Trek movie? Furthermore, why would people be so excited about Super 8?
Oct. 10, 2010, 9:45 p.m. CST
It makes sense because of that stupid little pointless rock-like creature that was an aide to Scotty in Star Trek. He was as pointless as Jar Jar was in Star Wars. That, and plugging black holes with mining ships, ejecting warp cores to escape black holes, etc. Need I go on? I think not.
Oct. 11, 2010, 7:42 a.m. CST
It's a 1975, I know a brother in Detroit got it for me early.
Oct. 11, 2010, 9:26 a.m. CST
The selfsame people who despise him would be falling all over each other praising his name and berating people for not "getting" him like they do. Just hipster douchebags who equate success with selling out and worship failure as genius. I don't think he's anywhere near the greatest director of all time, but damn if he doesn't turn out solid entertainment on a pretty consistent basis. There's really nothing to hate here if you're a rational person. Not saying you have to love him, but the hate overflowing from some folk just has no basis in reality.
Oct. 11, 2010, 4:22 p.m. CST