Thursday, May 26, 2011

Super 8: Abrams and Spielberg Video Interview

As part of the promotion for Super 8, J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg sat down for a 13 minute video interview (below) with Empire. Among the highlights of the interview:

- The film was a result of the pair’s love of 8mm film as children and conceived as children accidently shooting a big secret.
- Was going to be a heist movie but Abrams combined it with his monster movie idea.
- Set movie in 70s because amateur filmmaking was more difficult and required great deal more effort. Also Abrams knew that children wanting to be filmmakers than tended to be outcasts versus today.

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