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Posted: Tue, 10th Jul 2007, 12:10am

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What the heck!?

http://www.firstshowing.net/2007/07/09/jj-abrams-cloverfield-1-18-08-trailer-officially-hits/

oh and this movie looks good too.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0480249/trailers-screenplay-E33164-10-2

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Posted: Tue, 10th Jul 2007, 12:21am

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Strange but bloody great VFX I'd say.
Posted: Tue, 10th Jul 2007, 12:35am

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trust me, this is much bigger than you think.

www.1-18-08.com
www.ethanhaaswasright.com

This thing has exploded into an internet phenomenon much like Ilovebees or that Lost thing that happened last year, but a lot cooler I think...

If you've done all the searching like I have, you'll know theres probably too many theories going around to fit into this one thread, but just do some research and get sucked in! It's a lot of fun actually...

And its nice to finally see the trailer officially released. Paramount has spent the last week furiously taking down any bootleg copies off of youtube and other video sites.

Great stuff. Possibly the best trailer I've ever seen.
Posted: Tue, 10th Jul 2007, 12:38am

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Its rumored to be called Cloverfield and yeah its supposed to be like a "godzilla" type thing filmed entirely on handcams
Posted: Tue, 10th Jul 2007, 1:56am

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Evman wrote:

Possibly the best trailer I've ever seen.
I second that.

This looks awesome and even if its not the trailer is still awesome
Posted: Tue, 10th Jul 2007, 3:09am

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A person at another board i go to google cached the 'ethanhasswasright' site and got this.


"...war came, no longer from the elemental nor from the star's rain of fire. The world was again remade, and the glow was as the coming of the sun upon the Earth. The children of the gods were again too few, scattered and divided and among them walked the ancients and those whose thoughts were not as to the towers and the marvels, but to the End and the destruction of the Earth and to the fires from which nothing could escape"


And there is a blog that is pretty interesting

http://ethanhaaswaswrong.blogspot.com/
Posted: Tue, 10th Jul 2007, 5:04am

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I think this is cool and all, but in no way is it the "best trailer ever". Come on, now. It's not even that successful of a tease, and it's all on handycams.

It looks good, and the internet blaze is particularly interesting, but the movie itself is only as interesting as your imagination is hyping it up to be. I guarantee you this will all calm down once you realize it's just another dime-a-dozen monster movie shot with headache-Bourne-Supremacy-cam style.
Posted: Tue, 10th Jul 2007, 7:55am

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haha.

The handheld videocam feel is what makes it Atom. You have to learn that there are other styles of cinematography than the "handheld yet sometimes steady but always... oh always ridiculously over-graded" style.
Posted: Tue, 10th Jul 2007, 8:14am

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Evman, I think you need to learn that there are parts of solely subjective cinematography that can only work at certain times. I'm reading the 5 C's of Cinematography, and it pretty much lays down the law that it's really not good measure to shoot a whole movie from a subjective point-of-view, that objective shots are often (and almost always) needed to establish setting, mood, and character without jarring the audience.

Just because you're preaching that this trailer is the end-all to cool trailers doesn't make it fact, and it doesn't make your opposition 'wrong' (in any sense of the word), it just makes you opinionated. Don't insult someone's intelligence- or worse: their work- just because they don't agree with you.

Jesus, in the theater I was at, nobody even liked the trailer. Just watch the movie end up being a piece of crap. If anything, the marketing is what's good, not the trailer. I mean, just look how riled up they've gotten you over this.

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Posted: Tue, 10th Jul 2007, 8:28am

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If imdb is accurate the director doesn't look to inspiring, Matt Reeves. J.J. Abrams is producing. Apparently he created the show Felicity.
Posted: Tue, 10th Jul 2007, 9:30am

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Frosty G wrote:

J.J. Abrams is producing. Apparently he created the show Felicity.
Hehe. He also created Lost, directed M:I3 and is putting the new Star Trek film together. But yes, he also did Felicity!
Posted: Tue, 10th Jul 2007, 9:41am

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If people don't like handheld camerawork and flagrant color grading, then NOBODY is going to like my next film...
Posted: Tue, 10th Jul 2007, 10:22am

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This looks interesting. Just a note regarding the slight debate over cinematography;

If everybody stuck to conventions on what should and shouldn't be done there would never be any progress or evolution of the art of film making. Take the Blair Witch Project for example - entirely on handy cams and as a result retained feel of being quite personal.

A Godzilla/monster movie could be absolutely fantastic shot entirely in handy cams, even more so if each shot is a person with a handycams viewpoint of what's happening as for what I'd consider more or less the first time in cinema history - a giant monsters scale would actually be impressive.

So really, if no one ever experimented with things that hadn't been tried before there'd have been no Jurassic Park, no Children of Men, no Matrix. The list goes on. This is a cool piece of marketing and an interesting trailer. I'll look forwards to it.

-Hybrid.
Posted: Tue, 10th Jul 2007, 10:24am

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First off, I've never seen handycam footage look this good. Or this widescreen. Looks like they've filmed it with high quality cameras, but in a hand-held style, which is very different to a genuine handycam look (which can be pretty sickening).

Great trailer - this is how trailers should be done, rather than a random collection of clips. Good to see some proper imagination and innovation being put into a trailer again.

The Liberty head at the end was a bit CG, but otherwise very nifty.
Posted: Tue, 10th Jul 2007, 3:01pm

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This looks rather amazing! Lots of wicked special effects and nice cinematagrophy. It does sound quite a lot like Godzilla- what if itwas the sequel to it? After all the ending of the first Godzilla film left a sort of 'cliff-hanger' with one of the eggs hatching.
Posted: Tue, 10th Jul 2007, 3:12pm

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that was really cool im hooked. oh yeah thanks for the link to the i am legend because of that i found the trailer for national treasure 2
Posted: Tue, 10th Jul 2007, 3:16pm

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I did a bit of research and Paramount's marketing is phenomenal! Look at this post on IMDB :

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1060277/board/nest/79048874?p=1

They reckon that the chap writing the stuff under the name of 'My name is Van' is probably some kind of connection to Paramount- it certainly seems so! he's got a lot of people whipped up and there's a lot of details slipping in!!
Posted: Tue, 10th Jul 2007, 6:38pm

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ben3308 wrote:


Just because you're preaching that this trailer is the end-all to cool trailers doesn't make it fact, and it doesn't make your opposition 'wrong' (in any sense of the word), it just makes you opinionated. Don't insult someone's intelligence- or worse: their work- just because they don't agree with you.
Just because you overreact to a joke I wrote at 3:57 in the morning doesn't make the fact that I pointed out your style of cinematography insulting.

Read Hybrid-Halo's post - he outlines perfectly what I think.

The handheld style MAKES the trailer (and hopefully the movie) work. It's what had me completely obsessed over it afterwards and it really hit that "post 9-11 handicam disaster footage" feel that we all know so well by now, but in a good (if thats possible) tasteful and altogether creative and awesome way.

As Tarn said, a trailer should be more than a collection of clips... and I know since it's easier to go with the status quo all the time, trailers like this are incredibly refreshing... And the difference they have to normal trailers is what makes people like me insanely interested.

I guess if you didn't see this in a theater with NO prior knowledge of the trailer and after it was over the entire audience was dead silent in awe (yes awe) like I did, it just doesn't have the same effect... Which I assume, is part of the reason why Paramount went to such lengths to keep copies of this off the internet (besides the obvious "OMG ITS A SECRET" factor).

I can't think of a trailer that was ever this creative or ever teased me this much... so therefore - best teaser trailer I've ever seen... I'm teased.
Posted: Tue, 10th Jul 2007, 6:42pm

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Word is the movie is codnamed Cloverfield but it won't be the actual title and that all the footage in the trailer including the lackluster CGI were filmed for the trailer alone and won't appear in the film.
Posted: Tue, 10th Jul 2007, 6:44pm

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No I'm pretty sure the trailer footage was confirmed by a rep of JJ Abrams to be in the actual movie. It really would suck if the trailer footage wasn't in the movie.

And I'm now almost convinced that the movie itself is CALLED "1-18-08" or it at least takes place on that day... judging by the images on www.1-18-08.com
Posted: Tue, 10th Jul 2007, 6:55pm

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I saw confirmed stuff on MSNBC that I cross-referenced with some reading on the IMDb message boards, and apparently the name on the back of the director's chair and the slate read either "Slush" or "Slosh".

Weird, right?
Posted: Tue, 10th Jul 2007, 7:01pm

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My friend said he saw it on one of the major film sites in an interview with one of the actors i the trailer that it was soley trailer footage. But who really knows.
Posted: Tue, 10th Jul 2007, 7:54pm

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ben3308 wrote:

If anything, the marketing is what's good, not the trailer. I mean, just look how riled up they've gotten you over this.
If anything, that's the entire point of a trailer. Trailers are designed to get people interested in the film, and this teaser has certainly worked VERY well in that respect. Whether the movie will be good or not is obviously not the issue here. The trailer is well done, and it succeeds in getting people interested.

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Evman, I think you need to learn that there are parts of solely subjective cinematography that can only work at certain times. I'm reading the 5 C's of Cinematography, and it pretty much lays down the law that it's really not good measure to shoot a whole movie from a subjective point-of-view, that objective shots are often (and almost always) needed to establish setting, mood, and character without jarring the audience.
I think YOU need to learn that you can't learn how to make a film by reading a book. You're going to get someone's opinion on how they think it should be done, but that's not how it works. By saying that it's not good to do something a certain way, you're taking the art out of the art form and replacing it with business. Of course filmmaking is an industry, and a business, but above ALL, it's an art form, and trying to say that you can only do things certain ways is demeaning to the artists who pursue it as such.

Filmmaking is about telling a story with images. Whether they're shot by regular people with handycams, or a studio full of professionals with millions of dollars in equipment, the main goal for everyone is to tell a story, and to tell it the way they want it told. If everyone did it the same exact way, and abiding by the "rules" set down in some book, it fails to be a form of artistic expression, and that ain't cool.

It's up to the artist to make the film the way the artist wants it to be, and it's up to the audience to interpret it however they choose. And it's up to the businessmen and bureaucrats to tell people how things "should be done", and to put it into the pages of a book in order to make cash.

Are you an artist or a businessman?
Posted: Tue, 10th Jul 2007, 9:32pm

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I will definately be seeing this film, I think by the trailer, it looks very good, but...
Stop arguing about the way they chose to film it. It would not be what it is, without that handicam style. And the argument, "Exactly, that is all that makes it good," is just crap. Obviously certain movies do not fit that style, like Ocean's 11. The camera work and grading aids the story, does not make it.

I think it is cool, how much attention this is getting, but the research in my opinion needs to stop. We have a year, a full year, for these people with nothing better to do than research leaked footage, to ruin the whole movie. If people keep over analyzing, the entire of the secret of the movie will be blown, and that draw that it has making everyone want to see it is now gone. So ya, I wish we can just sit back and wait for the movie to come now.
Posted: Tue, 10th Jul 2007, 9:37pm

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KA Productions wrote:



I think it is cool, how much attention this is getting, but the research in my opinion needs to stop. We have a year, a full year, for these people with nothing better to do than research leaked footage, to ruin the whole movie. If people keep over analyzing, the entire of the secret of the movie will be blown, and that draw that it has making everyone want to see it is now gone. So ya, I wish we can just sit back and wait for the movie to come now.
While I agree with absolutely everything you said before this paragraph, I must say that trying to decipher the secrets is just plain fun. Why would they even bother making such teasing sites like www.1-18-08.com and www.ethanhaaswasright.com if they didn't WANT us to get all into it. I'm sure they know what they're doing and haven't given anything vital away yet but trying to figure out the mystery is half the fun for some people who enjoy a good mystery.

Then again, if you don't want to be spoiled by it, don't look at any of the theories or websites, it's as simple as that. biggrin
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KA Productions wrote:


the research in my opinion needs to stop. We have a year, a full year, for these people with nothing better to do than research leaked footage, to ruin the whole movie. If people keep over analyzing, the entire of the secret of the movie will be blown, and that draw that it has making everyone want to see it is now gone. So ya, I wish we can just sit back and wait for the movie to come now.
Screw that, half the fun of this is going to be the viral marketing. Anyone else here participate in the "Lost Experience"? While it had an ultimately lame conclusion, the months of gathering clues and analyzing stuff was a blast. It's just fun.
Posted: Tue, 10th Jul 2007, 9:51pm

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Agreed Waser!
Posted: Tue, 10th Jul 2007, 10:09pm

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This movie certainly looks interesting. To me, the way that it was filmed adds realism to it. But I'm not going to go on about how it was filmed or whatever... that shouldn't be how I base my opinion.

The sound of the creature (or whatever it was) was quite eerie, as was the head of Lady Liberty flying through the cityscape. If this is indeed a "Godzilla" movie, then it sure does seem much more freaky than previous movies.
Posted: Tue, 10th Jul 2007, 10:39pm

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It's not a Godzilla movie.
Posted: Tue, 10th Jul 2007, 11:05pm

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Aculag wrote:

It's not a Godzilla movie.
I stand corrected, then.
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Yeah it's not Godzilla.

And if it is I'll be pissed.
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Minus one? Yes!
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I'm sorry, but I don't think it's just 'cool' to down on someone for not liking a rather dizzying style of camera work, and then just pass it off as "i was joking...lol" and all.

That crap happens alot, even if people like myself are being a little melodramatic. You don't just cut at people. You never hear me just outside of a movie thread poke at you for auto-whitebalance and poor-framing, why can't I get the same, eh?

Is it just easier to poke fun at a professional element of filmmaking like grading and think it harmless just because you don't do it yourself?

Oh, and I'm buying www.1-17-08.com and making a spoof page to mock the idiocy of the "numbers" stuff Lost and Ilovebees did that pushed people into studying minutia to find clues to, ultimately, just a game or a tv show.

Still, Evman, I'll give it to you. It is quite fun to snoop around at and put together.
Posted: Wed, 11th Jul 2007, 12:13am

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Atom wrote:

Oh, and I'm buying www.1-17-08.com and making a spoof page to mock the idiocy of the "numbers" stuff Lost and Ilovebees did that pushed people into studying minutia to find clues to, ultimately, just a game or a tv show.
If you REALLY do this, it should be just like the 1-18-08 site, but with no content at all. Just a gray background, and never add anything. smile
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Atom it was completely a joke. And I'll admit it's a poor one at that. I wrote it at 3:50 something in the morning after watching Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Sorry if your mind doesn't register something as a joke unless theres a smilie face next to it, but I was told a long time ago that that was a bad idea, and have tried not to do it since.

I'll be the first to admit that you guys have a better cinematography style than I do... but to be completely honest I don't really care about it that much.

Your productions all seem to rest on grading and cinematography completely. It seems that thats what you believe makes a film good... No... that's what makes a Lexus commercial good. My films aren't as "beautiful" simply because we've been experimenting more with story and humor. With AI3 I hope to up the production values a lot, because that seems to be what some care about most of all... but cinematography isn't everything.

Ben - I find it baffling that after Aculag posted perhaps one of the best posts I've seen in quite some time, you fail to even mention it... instead opting to say "Minus one? Yes!"...

Yes, it was me who gave you that minus one.

I just wanted to see you respond the way you did because I knew you would.

And now I want to see you try to say how giving you a minus one was childish and how I should be "nicer" on the internet... just as I know you will... Go on... I'm waiting for it.

And a mod can go ahead and delete that minus 1 if they feel it necessary, as I really had no reason to give it other than for my own personal amusement.

razz (The smilie makes it funny)
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Jurassic park 4 maybe?
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Not with JJ Abrams behind it... and Universal/Dreamworks has the rights to JP not Paramount.
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Waser wrote:

KA Productions wrote:


the research in my opinion needs to stop. We have a year, a full year, for these people with nothing better to do than research leaked footage, to ruin the whole movie. If people keep over analyzing, the entire of the secret of the movie will be blown, and that draw that it has making everyone want to see it is now gone. So ya, I wish we can just sit back and wait for the movie to come now.
Screw that, half the fun of this is going to be the viral marketing. Anyone else here participate in the "Lost Experience"? While it had an ultimately lame conclusion, the months of gathering clues and analyzing stuff was a blast. It's just fun.
Yeah, I think KA misunderstands the purpose of the ARG viral campaign. Sure, there will be clues and incite to the film offered - though this is as a lack of information offered by the trailer. Rather than have a trailer give you a pretty good idea as to what a whole movie is about, an ARG is being used to supply the information through puzzles.

Nine Inch Nails had some cool ARG type stuff going on in the run up to the release of Year Zero and I believe it's still continueing. Flyers to future gigs littering the floors of random places and usb memory sticks in toilets. Crazy smile

-Hybrid.
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I found this...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1060277/

so it can't be godzilla.
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Evman wrote:

Atom it was completely a joke. And I'll admit it's a poor one at that. I wrote it at 3:50 something in the morning after watching Close Encounters of the Third Kind.......
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Why should I care what time you wrote it? We're on international here, man. All day is night. And, usually people write that they did something late at night when they're making an apology. You seem to be just telling me something.

Oh,well. Guess you can't win them all. Except, in my case, it seems somehow it's all losses. Man, do I wish I had a "-1" button.

Either way, I won't much up your thread any more than has already been done. Endo-story.
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I rather enjoyed this trailer as it isn't just a collection of clips but a sequence that got me very curious.
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Tarn wrote:


Hehe. He also created Lost, directed M:I3 and is putting the new Star Trek film together. But yes, he also did Felicity!
Oh I was talking about Matt Reeves, but after rereading my post I can see I could have worded it better. I didn't know Abrams had a hand in Felicity too though.


Abrams sent this letter to AICN:
"Dear Sir,

Thanks for your support of our little movie. I can't wait to talk to you more about it -- of course, knowing you, by the time we talk you'll know more than I will.

Regarding the online stuff you posted: yeah, we're doing some fun stuff on the web. But, obviously, if the movie doesn't kick some massive ASS, who gives a rat's about what's online? So as you can imagine, we're focusing mostly on THAT. For what it's worth, the only site of ours that people have even FOUND is the 1-18-08.com site. The others (like the Ethan Haas sites) have nothing to do with us.

Stay cool the rest of the summer -- and thanks per usual for AICN!

JJ"

So the ethan haas stuff has nothing to do with it. But there are sites out there.
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Atom wrote:

Evman wrote:

Atom it was completely a joke. And I'll admit it's a poor one at that. I wrote it at 3:50 something in the morning after watching Close Encounters of the Third Kind.......
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Why should I care what time you wrote it? We're on international here, man. All day is night. And, usually people write that they did something late at night when they're making an apology. You seem to be just telling me something.

Oh,well. Guess you can't win them all. Except, in my case, it seems somehow it's all losses. Man, do I wish I had a "-1" button.

Either way, I won't much up your thread any more than has already been done. Endo-story.
Well how funny can one be at that time of morning?

Anywhos sorry if my post came off a bit... angry, but I agree, we'll put it behind us and - no harm done.

I heard an interesting theory online speculating that this could be related to or at least inspired by Frankenstein. Frankenstein was awakened "half past midnight on a cold January night"... and the line "it's alive!" also evokes Frankenstein. Don't think it's entirely a Frankenstein movie, but I'm sure the references aren't coincidental.

Also, I have yet to determine if this is actually anything or whether it's just hair, but has any one noticed this -



That and the creepy girl on the far right of the other picture on www.1-18-08.com are really freaky.
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It's just hair.

The thing about the Ethan Haas thing not being related, but there being more than one website is doggone intriguing.
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Aculag, give me a blurry, hilarious pic to mimic/parody the "we'll miss you" one on 1-18-08.com, and I'll buy the domain.
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I'd recommend buying 1-19-08.com or something closer to 1-18-08.

7 is too different from 8 to make random passerby's who find it on google or what not click on it, but 9 is closer to 8 aesthetically and might fool more people.

1-18-18.com
1-19-08.com
1-19-09.com

Something like that.
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Evman wrote:

I'd recommend buying 1-19-08.com or something closer to 1-18-08.

7 is too different from 8 to make random passerby's who find it on google or what not click on it, but 9 is closer to 8 aesthetically and might fool more people.

1-18-18.com
1-19-08.com
1-19-09.com

Something like that.
Yeah, that's what I thought too, but all of those are parked, likely by the movie's studio just in case.

1-17-08.com is free, though.
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I'll try to get you some shots tonight, atom.
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This trailer is one of the things that leaves me stumped. I want to see the movie, but honestly, I think it's a bit too much to make this huge flash website with some weird ass gyroscope with foreign characters on it. I saw the trailer and I thought it was alright. Yes, ALRIGHT.

I liked the handycam stuff, but I thought that the head of the Statue of Liberty being thrown at a building and falling on the ground was sort of cliche. That was the main turnoff. Not showing the name of the movie was a good idea though, it left me wondering if I missed something.

Besides, I'm not a huge fan of JJ Abrams. I like M. Night Shyamalan. I'm addicted to his surreal movies with all these engenius plots to them. I watched Lost once and I didn't have the slightest clue of what the hell was going on.
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Kyal wrote:

I think it's a bit too much to make this huge flash website with some weird ass gyroscope with foreign characters on it.
If I am not mistaken, there was a post several posts ago that stated the website with the gyroscope (I think it was the Ethan Haas website) was not an official promotion to the movie.

In other words, that site isn't theirs.
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Although, all the videos that you unlock from the game were put on youtube and then were taken down by Paramount under copyright claims... So I dunno how accurate that JJ Abrams quote is or if he's lying if it really is him.
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It's a double cross! Just like on LOST!
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Um... god now I feel stupid.
Maybe I did not make myself clear, but I feel that some people take it too far, and will uncover actual footage from the movie and ruin it. If you keep digging and digging you're eventually going to hit water, and I feel that some people out their with no lives will do that. I like the idea too, they do it with halo 3 and stuff, but some people are complete idiots about it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uHbwPF5yJk&mode=related&search=
Honestly, I did not see a living creature, I same what looked like a piece of stuckied drysheet wall in my house.... And what kind of filters are that anyway? They just look like default Photoshop grades...

And I think it is the smoke monster from lost (and no, I did not get that from a persons comment, I just completely thought, dude, Lost+freaky monster= smoke monster.)

But the weirdest thing happened to me last night.
Okay, it was 9:00 at the safeway(frocery store) and it is all empty, and really slow. Nothing to bag, I already rounded up all the carts, so I just sat at the customer service desk looking up at the lights. I thought about this trailer, and how cool/scary it would be if it really happened, and then wanted to make my own movie like that. I then decided I would be one of those people making it into a fanfilm like Indiana Jones and Star wars. =D
So here I am, looking at this light, thinking of making it flicker and just quit like in the trailer, when then there is a buzz (this is really happening now) the lights flicker, and go out. Then the backup generator goes on, but all out cashier computers are messed up, the store was in disarray, and we run outside to see it is pitch black out, no lights working. I was like, No Fucking Way.... I was just thinking about this
=P
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Well, I agree that would be pretty freaky, but really, how do any of us know that you're telling the truth? Any of us can say "Oh, a monster came out of the closet, and I shot it", but do you think there is even the slightest possibility that anyone will believe that person?

No, I thought not.

But still, your story seems believable....

Good thing that the head of Lady Liberty didn't come flying out at you. biggrin
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Well if Abrams can scare the hell out of me with Locke going to a little cabin like he did in Season 3 of Lost I bet he can do it with a movie where he has more control.

Also KA Productions, that sounds like it was pretty awesome, and I for some reason I can't stop laughing from your typo "frocery".
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Lolz, "frocery"... I phailz...
But ya, I know, it seems so awkward that it is unbelievable.

I am new to this job, and being 14, I get all the work. This is only my second time working late. Already, earlier in the day, half our register computers were acting up. The ones that were fine, had to be kept logged on, or else we would not get them to work till the next day. Well, we logged off all of them except 1, number "6", and were going on with our day at 8 pm. Well, I don't know when, but before 9 pm, register number 5 powered on, so we closed down number 6, because 5 had been off all day. I was not around when this happened, I had to do another cart round up, but I came in, and the other employes, this chick I had been talking to, our manager, and this kid who was pulled out of deli to be a cashier today, were all clumped around it. Well, we started using it, but I did not feel like bagging 1 item per person (I am a courtesy clerk), and that one chick had left, and the manager was eating Wendy's with his wife during his brake, so I just sat at the customer service desk.

I checked the carts again, and Shawn, the guy who works the customer service desk, walks past me, and goes to the Safeway gas station for some reason, while that one chick came back. That girl and Shawn are going out. So I go back to the customer service desk, and sit around, and that chick starts humoring our managers little daughter, when I was thinking about making movies. I usually do throughout my shift, since it is some time for me just to think of ideas. Then I thought about "Capricorn" when the lights flickered. My manager goes, "Oh no, not on my shift, not on my shift." He gets up and goes to cashier register 5, and asks if it is working, but the kid says it all messed up. Meanwhile the chick starts going, "OMG A BlACKOUT, this is my first time here I have been in a black out." So we both go outside, and although the store's backup generator was lighting the store, it was not lighting the parking lot, or the street. I go back inside, and the manager hands me a flashlight, saying I need to stand outside with it to help customers to their cars. So I go back outside, and the lights turn on, and then all the fun was over =/

Now do ya believe me. Lol. I just felt like saying the story actually.
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KA Productions wrote:

I am new to this job, and being 14, I get all the work.
Whoah, wait a minute... you're 14 and you're working? In the U.S.?

Wait a minute... shows in your profile that you're 15... but still, I thought it was a requirement to be at least 16 to work in the U.S., being a U.S. citizen myself.
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I have no idea why my profile says 15... I am going to be 15 in November.

Ya, only certain places allow 14 year olds to work, because of insurance reasons. In Phoenix, the only place a 14 year old can be employed is Safeway, and that is a rare occasion. I got lucky getting the job. I had to, though, because my dad is all like, "You need to understand the ethics of work, and learn to appreciate money..." although I don't get shit, we have very little money, and I do not plan to have a tough job that I hate having like my dad when I grow up....
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KA Productions wrote:

I do not plan to have a tough job that I hate having like my dad when I grow up....
I doubt anybody plans on having a tough job that they hate having, mate. smile

Sounds like my dad. Twins going to college at the same time. *gasp! on his pocketbook, I'll tell you that. smile
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KA Productions wrote:

I have no idea why my profile says 15... I am going to be 15 in November.

In Phoenix, the only place a 14 year old can be employed is Safeway, .


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