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Cloverfield

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Matt Reeves
Produced by J. J. Abrams
Bryan Burk
Written by Drew Goddard
Starring Michael Stahl-David
T. J. Miller
Jessica Lucas
Odette Yustman
Lizzy Caplan
Mike Vogel
Music by Michael Giacchino
Cinematography Michael Bonvillain
Editing by Kevin Stitt
Studio Bad Robot Productions
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date(s) January 18, 2008
Running time 85 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English
Budget $25.23 million[2]
Gross revenue $170,764,026[3]
Followed by Cloverfield 2
.Cloverfield is a 2008 American monster movie directed by Matt Reeves, produced by J. J. Abrams and written by Drew Goddard.^ I liked Cloverfield because it was a monster movie.
  • Cloverfield | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 30 January 2010 1:44 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ 'Cloverfield' is a cinéma vérité monster movie.
  • Cloverfield | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 30 January 2010 1:44 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ J.J. Abrams and Matt Reeves have created a new classic monster movie.
  • First Reaction to Cloverfield - They Have Created a Classic « FirstShowing.net 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The film follows five young New Yorkers attending a going-away party on the night that a gigantic monster attacks the city.^ I read that Paramount released a plot synopsis: Five young New Yorkers throw their friend a going-away party the night that a monster the size of a skyscraper descends upon the city.
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The party is interrupted by an attacking monster.
  • Cloverfield Spoilers: Movies: UGO 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC movieblog.ugo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Five young New Yorkers throw their friend a going-away party the night that a monster the size of a skyscraper descends upon the city.
  • Cloverfield: 1 month before Release and Nothing?! [Archive] - The Official Michael Bay Forums 16 September 2009 12:32 UTC www.shootfortheedit.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.First publicized within a teaser trailer in screenings of Transformers, the film was released on January 17 in New Zealand and Australia, on January 18 in North America, on January 24 in South Korea, on January 25 in Taiwan, on January 31 in Germany and on February 1 in Ireland, in the United Kingdom and in Italy.^ I know 1-18-08 will be on there within the first month of release.
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Abrams is the creator of TV series Lost, Alias and Felicity, and was the director of Mission Impossible III. First publicized prior to theatre screenings of Transformers, Cloverfield is scheduled to be released on Jan.
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ What if they throw in a new trailer on say the Transformers DVD? .
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

In Japan, the film was released on April 5.
VFX and CGI were performed by effects studios Double Negative and Tippett Studio.

Contents

Plot

.The film is presented so as to look as if it were a video file recovered from a digital camcorder by the United States Department of Defense.^ The source told Kirk the entire film will be presented through a handheld video camera, as in the style of the trailer.
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The film will be shot the way we see any other movie (we'll call it Film Look) but will have parts in home video, like the trailer.
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Clearly Central Park was secure enough to recover the camera from under a collapsed bridge as it is in the Department of defense's hands, but something big had to go down for this to occur...
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 30 January 2010 1:44 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The film begins with a disclaimer stating that the following footage about to be viewed is of a case designated "Cloverfield" and was found in the area that was "formerly known as Central Park".
.Robert "Rob" Hawkins wakes up on the morning of April 27 after sleeping with a previously platonic friend, Elizabeth "Beth" McIntyre.^ Anywho, Myspace has been updated… Makes me feel sorry for Robby boy… Things are startin to build up in the Rob and Beth story development… .
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sure it could be because he's waking up - BUT it could also be because the blood is regenerating him and any previous "ailments".
  • Beaming Beeman: SEASON 2 EPISODE 9 - "CAUTIONARY TALES" 16 September 2009 12:32 UTC gregbeeman.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ She may have died i don't know how but when Rob and Beth are under the bridge Rob says their all gone implying that all of their friends are dead.
  • Filmstalker: Secret hidden in Cloverfield ending 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.filmstalker.co.uk [Source type: General]

.They plan to leave for Coney Island that day.^ At one point they go to coney island and the girl even pukes up black stuff (something I heard people do when they are infected by the monster).
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ So they could have the kids from TidoWave run a sabotage attack on Tagruato's oil well which happened pretty much the same day as Rob and Beth went to Coney Island.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 30 January 2010 1:44 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The footage cuts to the next month, when Rob's brother Jason and his girlfriend Lily prepare a farewell party for Rob.^ Rob, Beth and Jason (Rob's brother.
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ What happened to Rob's brother's girlfriend after she escaped?
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 30 January 2010 1:44 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Rob is one of the people asking where Jason is when they are on the streets in the trailer, so Jason had to be at the party, at least once.
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.At the party, their friend Hudson "Hud" Platt uses the camera to film testimonials for Rob, accidentally taping over Rob and Beth's Coney Island trip.^ April: Rob and Beth's Trip to Coney Island --- 06:41 AM - Rob begins filming in Beth's father's apartment 11:15 AM - Rob and Beth make their way, via train, to Coney Island --- 22 May: Party Planning --- 06:43 PM - Lily and Jason visit the store to buy items 07:19 PM - Jason gives HUD the task of filming 08:10 PM - Party has begun, Lily records her message for Rob --- 23 May: The Attack --- Midnight: 12:11 AM - Beth records her message for Rob 12:32 AM - The "Earthquake" occurs.
  • Cloverfield [Archive] - Page 3 - VG Cats Forum 16 September 2009 12:32 UTC forum.vgcats.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We see flashes of this whenever the camera is knocked around too much or the shooter (a dude named Hud who is kind've a putz) stops filming for a minute.
  • Cloverfield Spoilers: Movies: UGO 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC movieblog.ugo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ When the action settles down, it’s for a going-away party for Rob, and the camera is passed off to Rob’s brother, Jason (Mike Vogel), before eventually becoming the responsibility of Hud (T.J. Miller), who’s tasked with filming the partygoers and recording their goodbyes for Rob, including Rob’s now-ex, Beth.
  • Cloverfield | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 30 January 2010 1:44 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

While recording, Hud flirts unsuccessfully with Marlena, another party guest. After Beth leaves the party, what seems to be an earthquake strikes, and the city suffers a brief power outage. .The local news reports that an oil tanker has capsized near Liberty Island.^ As evident by the manga, the creatures (at some point during a Tagruato oil tankers trip to the Oil Rig near NY) follows it.
  • Cloverfield [Archive] - Page 3 - VG Cats Forum 16 September 2009 12:32 UTC forum.vgcats.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you think about it, how did it go from the tanker next to the statue to the center of the town, back to the statue of liberty then to that building over near the party so quickly I agree .
  • Cloverfield [Archive] - Page 3 - VG Cats Forum 16 September 2009 12:32 UTC forum.vgcats.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ PM I noticed that in the trailer that shows the tanker capsized (and in flames), by the Statue of Liberty, has the same logo as that company you guys are talking about.
  • Cloverfield: 1 month before Release and Nothing?! [Archive] - The Official Michael Bay Forums 16 September 2009 12:32 UTC www.shootfortheedit.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.An explosion in Lower Manhattan causes the party-goers to leave the building and witness the head of the Statue of Liberty crashing nearby in the street.^ The statue of libertys head is ENORMUS. People go inside of it.
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I'm not sure about a smaller second one in NY (there is a smaller one in Paris I know) but there is no other statue of liberty head that big in NY .
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We've mentioned the big explosion seen from the rooftop and talked about what caused it but what about the original one, during the party.
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Hud records what appears to be a giant monster several blocks away. .Many take shelter in a convenience store as The Woolworth Building collapses.^ It occurs after the building collapses and the group collects in the variety store.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 30 January 2010 1:44 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Rob, Jason, Lilly, Hud and Marlena attempt to escape Manhattan on the Brooklyn Bridge.^ Hud came home, then Rob, and then Lilly and I went out for Chinese.” chugged a slusho… it also looks like he and hud live with rob, but i kind of figured that from the trailer.
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.A gigantic tail smashes the bridge, sending Jason and hundreds of others into the water.^ I also believe that while Jason was in Japan this monster started actually showing up on radar and sending people into panic.
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The survivors are forced to flee back to Manhattan.
.Rob listens to Beth's message saying she is trapped in her apartment and unable to move.^ Lets just say it Says: Help Us, And Beth & Rob are still alive .
  • Filmstalker: Secret hidden in Cloverfield ending 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.filmstalker.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ She may have died i don't know how but when Rob and Beth are under the bridge Rob says their all gone implying that all of their friends are dead.
  • Filmstalker: Secret hidden in Cloverfield ending 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.filmstalker.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ I think Rob and Beth have to be dead because in the begining of the movie it says something like the camera was RETRIEVED. If Rob and Beth had survived the would have brought the camera with them.
  • Filmstalker: Secret hidden in Cloverfield ending 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.filmstalker.co.uk [Source type: General]

.The news shows the National Guard attacking the monster and smaller, vicious creatures that are falling off its body (named HSP or "Human Scale Parasites" in the Blu-Ray special investigation mode).^ It's basically a story about a group of people in New York trying to stay alive during a giant monster attack.
  • Downtown Khazan: Black Hole! [Archive] - Page 222 - Comic Book Resources Forums 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC forums.comicbookresources.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Come one, how the hell do you survive a giant monster attack, the ceiling falling on you, and getting IMPALED with a metal pole!!!
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 30 January 2010 1:44 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I dont know if im going to agree with smaller monsters, or go with my own theory of Mutated humans!
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Rob, Hud, Lily and Marlena venture out to rescue Beth.^ Hud and the rest of the revelers get increasingly buzzed, and at one point Hud follows Rob and Jason out to the fire escape to film their three-way conversation.
  • Cloverfield | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 30 January 2010 1:44 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hud came home, then Rob, and then Lilly and I went out for Chinese.” chugged a slusho… it also looks like he and hud live with rob, but i kind of figured that from the trailer.
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Two of them show Rob and Hud and Lily and I think Beth in someone's apartment.
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.They are soon caught in a crossfire between the monster and the military and escape into a subway station.^ They could be in critical condition, and the second movie would be of the military trying to save them while avoiding the monster.
  • Filmstalker: Secret hidden in Cloverfield ending 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.filmstalker.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Seems to me they would run into problems with the newest drilling station.
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Would you want to go see the movie if as soon as they ran into the monster he threw it on the floor said "Fuck this shit."
  • Cloverfield [Archive] - Page 3 - VG Cats Forum 16 September 2009 12:32 UTC forum.vgcats.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.They decide to go through the subway tunnels to reach Beth's apartment, but are attacked by several of the parasites.^ The monster decided to attack the chopper they were escaping in, from the smoke.
  • Filmstalker: Secret hidden in Cloverfield ending 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.filmstalker.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Hopefully that's what they're going with here, and if it's done right it could work for several sequels.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 30 January 2010 1:44 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ She decided to go off with her friends when we noticed that before they had gotten into their car they were involved in a yelling match with a guy.
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One of them bites Marlena. .The group escapes into the Bloomingdale's department store where they are met by a squad of local United States Army soldiers.^ So while no soldier has ever faced a giant monster before, I can imagine the U.S. Army facing it because they would fall back on training, discipline and the loyalty to their comrades (especially their fire teams and squads).
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 30 January 2010 1:44 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.They have set up a field hospital and command center in the store.^ Or they could have easily set up a sniper, fairly far away, 50cal.
  • Filmstalker: Secret hidden in Cloverfield ending 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.filmstalker.co.uk [Source type: General]

.As Rob tries to garner assistance for Beth, Marlena's eyes start bleeding and she is taken away before exploding behind a curtain.^ I think that maybe the picture of the Mist on the 1-18-08 site has to do with the whole Linadia bleeding out her eyes behind taken down by the guys in the Chem suits.
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ With Marlena, my theory on why she was rushed under a tent (while I'm sure no-one likes being exploded on) is that what happens to her is the same as what happened to the army guy who was being taken away on a stretcher.
  • Filmstalker: Secret hidden in Cloverfield ending 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.filmstalker.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ In fact, I found myself hoping Rob would be done away with before he ever found Beth.
  • Cloverfield | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 30 January 2010 1:44 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.One of the military leaders allows the others to leave but warns them to report to a military evacuation site before 6:00 am, which is when the last helicopter evacuates Manhattan and the Military will enact its "Hammerdown" protocol.^ Americo 01-21-2008, 10:22 PM Lily's helicopter left quite a bit before the second one arrived.
  • Cloverfield [Archive] - Page 3 - VG Cats Forum 16 September 2009 12:32 UTC forum.vgcats.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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^ Report broken links and other web problems to webmaster at aintitcool.com This site is © 1996-2009 Harry Knowles.
  • JJ Abrams drops Harry a Line on all this 1-18-08 stuff! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.This would involve the bombing of the city in an effort to destroy the monster.^ This movie is exactly what the ads promise: monster attacks city, landmarks and cities are destroyed, pretty people run, pretty people die, monster rampages.
  • Cloverfield | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 30 January 2010 1:44 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Too many urealistlically calm people talking to eachother as if there wasnt a 100 foot monster destroying their city.
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ On top of that, though, the story is boring (monster destroys city - giant who cares) .
  • Cloverfield | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 30 January 2010 1:44 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The group finds Beth's apartment tower at Time Warner Center has collapsed against the center's other tower.^ Columbus Cirlcle near Central Park near the Time Warner Center.
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ When they went to Beth's apartment I was biting my bottom lip the whole time.
  • Cloverfield [Archive] - Page 3 - VG Cats Forum 16 September 2009 12:32 UTC forum.vgcats.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.They climb the standing tower and cross onto the roof of Beth's building and work their way down to her apartment.^ When they were climbing up the wrecked building and there was the roaring of the creature all around them, it was pretty scary.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 30 January 2010 1:44 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If they were general destruction, they would be either slash marks or the building would not be standing.
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Beth is found trapped and impaled by a concrete rebar, but they are able to free her. .After the rescue, the four make their way to the evacuation site where they encounter the monster once more over Grand Central Station while the military continues to engage it.^ OK my turn, I belive that the monster will show up and cause chaos I hope they make the monster survive and just dissaper.
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And going Godzilla and introducing one or more monsters is way too risky (where I'd prefer they go).
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 30 January 2010 1:44 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The monster arrived at 12:32 AM. It then took out the bridge around 01:30 AM. Around 02:10 AM they encountered it outside of the Subway.
  • Cloverfield [Archive] - Page 3 - VG Cats Forum 16 September 2009 12:32 UTC forum.vgcats.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Lily is raced into a departing helicopter without her friends.^ "Lily gets into a helicopter and is separated from Hud, Beth and Rob.
  • Filmstalker: Secret hidden in Cloverfield ending 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.filmstalker.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Moments later, Rob, Beth and Hud are taken away in a second helicopter and witness a U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit carpet-bomb the monster.^ "Lily gets into a helicopter and is separated from Hud, Beth and Rob.
  • Filmstalker: Secret hidden in Cloverfield ending 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.filmstalker.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ PS. Still ignoring the fact that Rob and Beth are probably dead and believeing they lived happily ever after (at the moment anyway) .
  • Filmstalker: Secret hidden in Cloverfield ending 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.filmstalker.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ In fact, I found myself hoping Rob would be done away with before he ever found Beth.
  • Cloverfield | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 30 January 2010 1:44 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Just as Hud begins hailing victory over the monster, it reaches up and attacks the helicopter, causing it to crash into a grassy clearing in Central Park.^ OK my turn, I belive that the monster will show up and cause chaos I hope they make the monster survive and just dissaper.
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ IF you go into central new york (area in which the attack was) At some garden there is a SMALLER statue of liberty.
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Clovercrab wasn't destroyed - the monster in Central Park was a smaller one.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 30 January 2010 1:44 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.A voice on the crashed helicopter's radio warns of the Hammerdown protocol being effective in fifteen minutes and states that anyone hearing the sirens is in the blast zone.^ From what I remember, after the final helicopter crash, you can hear someone saying something about "letting the city go in 15 minutes" or along those lines.
  • Filmstalker: Secret hidden in Cloverfield ending 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.filmstalker.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Hud and Beth pull an injured Rob clear of the helicopter wreckage, but Hud returns to recover the camera and as he does, a monster appears above him.^ "Lily gets into a helicopter and is separated from Hud, Beth and Rob.
  • Filmstalker: Secret hidden in Cloverfield ending 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.filmstalker.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Does anyone have exact quotes from Abrams saying specifically that this monster is a brand new concept, as opposed to quotes of him saying it is an "American Original"?
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ When Hud picked up the camera, the monster stopped on it's track and was sniffing out for something, and at that moment was not looking at Hud but beyond him.
  • Filmstalker: Secret hidden in Cloverfield ending 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.filmstalker.co.uk [Source type: General]

.This is the first time the monster is seen clearly and in daylight.^ How do you know that the monster is seen only six times?
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ P.S. This is my first time being a part of a comment board or whatever, this is alot of fun, I think I'll keep doing this even after I've seen the movie .
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Not necessarily because of the type of marketing, more that monster films are lacking (I quite enjoyed The Host because it was very different, daylight monster rampage in first 15 minutes?
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It curiously examines Hud for a moment, then attempts to eat him, spitting out the top half of his corpse.^ He crashed on te Rosewell ship way back and slowly made his way to the top and BAM alien calling card, ET eat your heart out.
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.Rob and Beth grab the still-recording camera and take shelter under a bridge in Central Park as air raid sirens begin to blare and bombers can be heard in the distance, indicating that the Hammerdown protocol is about to begin.^ I don't know H.P., Rob and Beth don't look too confident huddled under the bridge in Central Park.
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^ At the begining Rob is asking where beth is.
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^ Lets just say it Says: Help Us, And Beth & Rob are still alive .
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.Rob and Beth take turns leaving their last testimonies of the day, which Rob mentions as Saturday, May 23, on camera.^ If they had just destroyed new york the last thing Beth and Rob would be getting is internet access to update their myspace.
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^ She may have died i don't know how but when Rob and Beth are under the bridge Rob says their all gone implying that all of their friends are dead.
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^ Everything takes place in a series of lengthy takes, and the only time the film cuts is when the camera is “turned off” and then resumes filming a few minutes or seconds later.
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.Numerous explosions occur outside as the massive bombing sortie takes place, and the creature is heard screaming in pain.^ Way off track, ive been watching the trailer and been on google earth for about on hour trying to decide where the explosion takes place.
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^ Also I heard that clover is known to grow in places where bombs have hit and the camera was found in a 'field' in central park.
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^ The third movie can be a true sequel where the events take place after the sequel, and perhaps take the action into the creature's home, be it space or deep sea, or whatever.
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.As the bridge collapses and debris covers the camera (The "military intelligence" given in the special investigation mode of the blu-ray version said that this was the only thing that protected the camera during the Hammer-down protocol), Rob and Beth can be heard professing their love to one another as another bomb explodes, stopping the camera's recording.^ When the action settles down, it’s for a going-away party for Rob, and the camera is passed off to Rob’s brother, Jason (Mike Vogel), before eventually becoming the responsibility of Hud (T.J. Miller), who’s tasked with filming the partygoers and recording their goodbyes for Rob, including Rob’s now-ex, Beth.
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^ If they had just destroyed new york the last thing Beth and Rob would be getting is internet access to update their myspace.
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^ One thing that really bothered me during Cloverfield.
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.The film then cuts to the footage of Rob and Beth's Coney Island date where, in the distance, an object can be seen falling into the ocean.^ Did anyone notice right the end, when the camera shows Coney Island (1 month before the attack), in the far right side of the screen something falls from the sky?
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^ Oh, wait....did anyone else who saw this see the thing drop into the water at the very end (the Coney Island shot) of the movie??
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^ I missed this at the end but other message boards are talking about this… In the final flashback shot of Rob and Beth at Coney Island, you can see an asteroid splash into the ocean.
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Cast

.To prevent the leaking of plot information, instead of auditioning the actors with scenes from the film, scripts from Abrams' previous productions were used, such as television series Alias and Lost.^ JJ Abrams such as Alias and Lost.
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^ Abrams is the creator of TV series Lost, Alias and Felicity, and was the director of Mission Impossible III. First publicized prior to theatre screenings of Transformers, Cloverfield is scheduled to be released on Jan.
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^ As far as the Abrams-hate: As I saw it, the decline in both Alias and Lost happened after he left the projects.
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Some scenes were also written specifically for the audition process, not intended for use in the film. Despite not being told the premise of the film, Lizzy Caplan stated that she accepted a role in Cloverfield solely because she was a fan of the Abrams-produced television series Lost (in which her former Related co-star Kiele Sanchez was a recurring character), and her experience of discovering its true nature initially caused her to state that she would not sign on for a film in the future "without knowing full well what it is". She indicated that her character was a sarcastic outsider, and that her role was "physically demanding".[4]

Production

Development

The poster for Escape from New York (1981) inspired the scene of the severed head of the Statue of Liberty in Cloverfield.
.J. J. Abrams thought up a new monster after he and his son visited a toy store in Japan while promoting Mission: Impossible III.^ Abrams is the creator of TV series Lost, Alias and Felicity, and was the director of Mission Impossible III. First publicized prior to theatre screenings of Transformers, Cloverfield is scheduled to be released on Jan.
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^ Insiders Guide To Cloverfield/1-18-08/Slusho A post on the Cloverfield IMDB forums has revealed inside information on the new JJ Abrams monster film.
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^ I don't have the time to catch up on all the posts but I did see Slusho in Star Trek and also thought the monster did resemble Clover.
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.He explained, "We saw all these Godzilla toys, and I thought, we need our own [American] monster, and not like King Kong.^ We can truly be proud of our own monster.
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^ DID say that we need our own godzilla.
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^ Looks like Godzilla the smoke monster by RokurGepta .
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I love King Kong. King Kong is adorable. And Godzilla is a charming monster. We love Godzilla. .But I wanted something that was just insane, and intense."^ Ya, but he said that he wants up to have our own monster just as insane as godzilla.
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^ He wanted to make us our own monster just as intense as godzilla.
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^ Just something I wanted to say about the shadows, then Ill go into the hand and try to explain that.
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[5][6] .Abrams pays homage to King Kong approximately 67 minutes into the movie, just after the helicopter crashes.^ We knew most of this going into the movie, the monster / character responses & lines / the ending just confirmed it.
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^ From what I remember, after the final helicopter crash, you can hear someone saying something about "letting the city go in 15 minutes" or along those lines.
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^ Entitled NEGADON: THE MONSTER FROM MARS (Wakusei Daikaiju Negadon), the 26-minute long film is an affectionate homage to the classic Japanese monster movies of the 1950s and 60s.
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.When the video of the camera breaks up, a quick scene from Coney Island is seen.^ In the FINAL, FINAL scene of the film we see Beth and Rob on a ferris wheel at Coney Island.
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^ Did anyone notice right the end, when the camera shows Coney Island (1 month before the attack), in the far right side of the screen something falls from the sky?
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^ At one point they go to coney island and the girl even pukes up black stuff (something I heard people do when they are infected by the monster).
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.This is followed by several still frames from the original King Kong movie.^ I went to Movie Quote (all from the trailer) on the IMDB Site and got this ——————————————————————————– [from trailer] Cameraman: King Kong’s lookin' a bit lost, huh?
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There are two other still frames in "pre-recorded" sequences, one from the movie Them! and one from The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms - these two movies are also cited in the credits.
.In February 2007, Paramount Pictures secretly greenlit Cloverfield, to be produced by Abrams, directed by Matt Reeves and written by Drew Goddard.^ This just in: Brett Ratner has just signed on to direct the sequel to this years hottest movie "Cloverfield" from a script written by Paul W.S. Anderson!!
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^ Director Matt Reeves has recorded a commentary track that'll be included as an extra, along with these four featurettes: The Making of Cloverfield Cloverfield Visual Effects I Saw It!
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^ So now that spoiler warning is out of the way, let's talk about what the Director Matt Reeves has been saying about that Cloverfield ending.
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.The project was produced by Abrams' company, Bad Robot Productions.^ Also Bad Robot is the movie company.
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^ Bad Robot is a production company….
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^ Lori N. Boatright has registered a trademark for the title Overnight, and this just happens to be the same Lori Boatright who did the same for the trademarks protecting Abrams' Bad Robot production company, as well as a pair of slogans thought to be connected with the upcoming movie.
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[7] The visual effects producer was Chantal Feghali.
.The severed head of the Statue of Liberty was inspired by the poster of the 1981 film Escape from New York, which had shown the head lying in the streets in New York.^ What about the Statue of liberty in the poster.
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^ The statue of libertys head is ENORMUS. People go inside of it.
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^ The poster indicates that the head was ripped off then the creature/monster went towards the city, unless the monster knocked the head off as it was heading back into the sea after destroying New York (which doesn't seem right to me) 2.
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According to Reeves, "It's an incredibly provocative image. And that was the source that inspired producer J. J. Abrams to say, 'Now this would be an interesting idea for a movie'."[8]

Title

.The film was titled Cloverfield from the beginning, but the title changed throughout production before it was finalized as the original title.^ The final shot before the titles.
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^ Originally the entire film was all destruction from beginning to end, J.J wanted all action, all the time.
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^ Since the creature's skin is just about indestructable maybe the parasites bites just made the creature bigger and maybe that explains the monster's size change throughout the film.
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.Matt Reeves explained that the title was changed frequently due to the hype caused by the teaser trailer, "That excitement spread to such a degree that we suddenly couldn't use the name anymore.^ Matt Reeves in the trailer.
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^ They apparently set a precedent by not having an official title to market via teaser trailer.
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^ They All Watched, it's really possible because you can hear it, But why would Matt Reeves do such a thing?
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.So we started using all these names like Slusho and Cheese.^ Because everything starts shaking like an earthquake and when all the people are running to the balcony one guy even says something like "everything was shaking, like tremors or something".
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^ Well really it's all about the vision of it, because it's not like people know what these biblical creatures really looked like.
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^ All these connected sites are crazy, im on the slusho one now.
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[9] .And people always found out what we were doing!"^ I'm gonna postulate that the company found a monster that was huge, found out why it was huge, and started doing genetic testing and engineering for a biological weapon.
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.The director said that "Cloverfield" was the government's case designation for the events caused by the monster, comparing the titling to that of the Manhattan Project.^ I'm suggestion is that the cloverfield monster must of came from ether outer space or drop by terrist to reck havoc on manhattan .
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^ Don't call it "Cloverfield 2" Hopefully they call it after the next incident "Government designated: Weedpatch" formerly known as Fresno.
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^ Cloverfield=best monster design in a loooong time...
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"And it's not a project per se. It's the way that this case has been designated. That's why that is on the trailer, and it becomes clearer in the film. It's how they refer to this phenomenon [or] this case", said the director.[10] .The film's final title, Cloverfield, is the name of the exit Abrams takes to his Santa Monica office.^ Construction of Expectation The cinematic release of the trailer for the as yet un-named (working-title: Cloverfield) JJ Abrams film (see the trailer below), I have [...
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^ Oh, and this is kinda cool, but there is a Cloverfield Blvd in Santa Monica, CA. .
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^ I think the word Cloverfield originated because I read that it is the street name that his offices are on.
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[9][11]
.One final title, Greyshot, was proposed before the movie was officially titled Cloverfield.^ The final shot before the titles.
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^ Source: Cloverfield movie site Q: Is Cloverfield the official movie title?
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^ The 2 not so interesting ones are the cloverfield website and the official cloverfield trailer site.
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.The name Greyshot is taken from the archway that the two survivors take shelter under at the end of the movie.^ J.J. Abrams has signed on to do a new “TOP SECRET” movie for Paramount which is currently going under the name “Cloverfield”.
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^ How was it created, where did it come from....or they will do a movie about the military vs the monster which takes place shortly after the first film ended.
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.Director Matt Reeves said that it was decided not to change the title to Greyshot because the film was already so well known as Cloverfield.^ A: Yes, Cloverfield director Matt Reeves confirms this in an interview.
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^ If you see the latest reveal from the Director Matt Reeves he's talking about another secret hidden in the ending of the film - something dropping out of the sky - read it on the latest story here .
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^ Construction of Expectation The cinematic release of the trailer for the as yet un-named (working-title: Cloverfield) JJ Abrams film (see the trailer below), I have [...
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[12]
The other tentative film titles were:
  • 1-18-08 (USA) (promotional title)
  • Cheese (USA) (fake working title)
  • Clover (USA) (fake working title)
  • Monstrous (USA) (promotional title)
  • Slusho (USA) (fake working title)
  • Untitled J.J. Abrams Project (USA) (working title)
  • Greyshot (USA) (proposed title)

Filming

.The casting process was carried out in secret, with no script being sent out to candidates.^ AT ALL (i know this makes no sense) therefore being that that the only one not mentioned is the Leviathan, who is the underwater creature out of the three.
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^ No worries, been running in and out, popped on for a sec and saw it and thought it was something new, with the new developments lately I didnt even think of it being fake.
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.With production estimated to have a budget of $30 million, filming began in mid-June 2007 in New York.^ LSA's foot has been estimated at 35-40 feet in length - roughly the size of a New York transit bus.
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^ Cloverfield is through the perspective of one video camera and has a budget of $30 million.
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^ And I dare you, I FUCKING DARE ONE OF YOU to find a single frame of that film that doesn't look like it was shot in New York (save for interiors).
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[7] .One cast member indicated that the film would look like it cost $150 million, despite producers not casting recognizable and expensive actors.^ Shitty actors vamping for the cameras, unrealistic portrayals of what would actually happen in a situation like that (the camera guy cracking jokes all the time), etc.
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^ Their problems were prepubescent, can't relate there, their life styles (the apartments of 20 somthings just don't look like that - it's a movie yes but one which is going for realism).
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^ CTHULHU. CTHULHU would look fucking awesome and a helluva lot creepier than any grasshopper like creature ever could try to be.
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[4] .Filmmakers used the Panasonic HVX200 for most of the interior scenes, and the Sony CineAlta F23 high-definition video camera to film nearly all of the New York exterior scenes.^ The camera hud uses throughout the film.
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^ Was the word Slusho used in the film at all?
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^ Told from the point of view of their video camera, the film is a document of their attempt to survive the most surreal, horrifying event of their lives.
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[13] .Filming took place on Coney Island, with scenes shot at Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park and the B&B Carousel.^ In the FINAL, FINAL scene of the film we see Beth and Rob on a ferris wheel at Coney Island.
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^ Oh, wait....did anyone else who saw this see the thing drop into the water at the very end (the Coney Island shot) of the movie??
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^ Did anyone catch what happens in the Coney island scene near the end?
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[14] .Some interior shots were filmed on a soundstage at Downey, California, Bloomingdale's in the movie was actually filmed in an emptied Robinsons-May store that was under reconstruction in Arcadia, California, and the outside scenes of Sephora and the electronics store were filmed in Downtown Los Angeles.^ So, I may get to actually see the movie this week.
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^ I have come to realize that cthulhu will not show up in this film in the traditional sense and that is the point I was trying to get across with the fact that an actual cthulhu movie is soon being released.
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^ I've also seen the call sheet which states it is the last page and end of filming, although I would argue whether it was the actual last scene of the movie or just the last scene of the New York unit.
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[15]
Brooklyn Bridge, as viewed through the film's first-person narrative
.The film was shot and edited in a cinéma vérité style,[16] to look like it was filmed with one hand-held camera, including jump cuts similar to ones found in home movies.^ 'Cloverfield' is a cinéma vérité monster movie.
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^ I noticed an explosion viewed from above, like the camera was filming from on top of a building or a helicoptor.
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^ I personally think one should be done from a millitary Squads pov one dude with a helmet cam, guys that found the camera mabye they picked up jason.
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.T. J. Miller, who plays Hud, has said in various interviews that he filmed a third of the movie and almost half of it made it into the film.^ We see flashes of this whenever the camera is knocked around too much or the shooter (a dude named Hud who is kind've a putz) stops filming for a minute.
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^ Someone could have seen a movie (cloverfield) at an early viewing, said it sucked just to stir more hype from people who have seen it and loved it.
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^ The movie opens with a film crew interviewing eye witnessess.
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[17] .Director Matt Reeves described the presentation, "We wanted this to be as if someone found a Handicam, took out the tape and put it in the player to watch it.^ Im pretty sure the government can take a disc out and put it in a dvd player unless goerge bush forgot how to format them lol .
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^ I took a look a few days ago and did some resaerch, and found out that NASA automaticly put a lot of filters over all the pictures they took of mars.
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^ If you see the latest reveal from the Director Matt Reeves he's talking about another secret hidden in the ending of the film - something dropping out of the sky - read it on the latest story here .
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.What you're watching is a home movie that then turns into something else."^ I bet that turns into something.
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^ Well, after 2207 posts, you could say that you all put enough effort into this movie to reveale at least something (not all off course) If the other fellow bloggers says nay, nee, no, nein and def.
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^ I was watching a Movie on USA, and it went to commercial "This program is brought to you by CLOVERFIELD, in theatres 1-18-08" THen straight into an extended version of the Trailer.
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.Reeves explained that the pedestrians documenting the severed head of the Statue of Liberty with the camera phones was reflective of the contemporary period.^ Realistic Statue of liberty head with a melted scratch in the face 2.
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^ The statue of libertys head is ENORMUS. People go inside of it.
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^ I'm not sure about a smaller second one in NY (there is a smaller one in Paris I know) but there is no other statue of liberty head that big in NY .
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.According to him: "Cloverfield very much speaks to the fear and anxieties of our time, how we live our lives.^ If it really was our dudeman1 (and I think that it was), it was a scene that he was very much into at one point.
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^ I wonder how much time Des and crew spent putting the site together and monitoring it and whatnot.
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^ According to my girlfriend's chart at the theater (it's called a scoreboard and it's very accurate) Cloverfield has a release date of Feb 8th.
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Constantly documenting things and putting them up on YouTube, sending people videos through e-mail – we felt it was very applicable to the way people feel now."[18]
Several of the filmmakers are heard but not seen in the film. .The man yelling "Oh my God!"^ Oh my god!
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^ The dialogue was a lot of "Oh my god!
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^ Oh, my god.
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repeatedly when the head of the .Statue of Liberty lands in the street is producer Bryan Burk, and director Matt Reeves voiced the whispered radio broadcast at the end of the credits.^ And it seems that the film's director Matt Reeves is up for the idea, if his comments in an interview with the good people at comingsoon.net are anything to go by.
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^ He says specifically "radio chatter", which leads me to believe that what we hear at the end of the credits is not at all from the camera, but something completely different, of which is at the moment unknown.
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^ Director Matt Reeves has recorded a commentary track that'll be included as an extra, along with these four featurettes: The Making of Cloverfield Cloverfield Visual Effects I Saw It!
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[12]
.After viewing a cut of the film, Steven Spielberg suggested giving the audience a hint at the fate of the monster during the climax, which resulted in the addition of a countdown overheard on the helicopter's radio and the sounding of air raid sirens to signal the forthcoming Hammerdown bombing.^ Apart from the tedious pseudo-science ramblings and endless exposition this approach always results in, the monsters mystery is the true appeal of the film.
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^ So far the rumors state that a monster attacks NYC and the movie is filmed from the prospective of the people trying to escape the city during the attack.
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^ Even though you don't see the monster during this attack (well, you see him for a flash) this is actually the scariest part of the film.
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[12]

Creature design

.Visual main effects supervisor Phil Tippett and his company Tippett Studio were enlisted to develop the visual effects for Cloverfield.^ Director Matt Reeves has recorded a commentary track that'll be included as an extra, along with these four featurettes: The Making of Cloverfield Cloverfield Visual Effects I Saw It!
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[19] .Because the visual effects were incorporated after filming, cast members had to react to a non-existent creature during scenes, only being familiar with early conceptual renderings of the beast.^ AT ALL (i know this makes no sense) therefore being that that the only one not mentioned is the Leviathan, who is the underwater creature out of the three.
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^ The twist here being that, not only is it being told from the backpacking hedonist monster's p.o.v., but that they are also all carrying cameras, and even while being tortured they are filming themselves being tortured.
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^ I read somewhere that someone overheard dialogue during the filming of a scene in a park where a guy and girl are huddled down and debris is falling on their heads.
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[20] .Artist Neville Page designed the monster, thoroughly creating a biological rationale for the creature, even if many of his ideas like "elongated, and articulated external esophagus" would not show up on screen.^ I don't even think J.J knows what the final monster will look like..
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^ That kinda reminds me of something I came up with two years ago except the story would later be put into comic form by established comic artists.
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^ You would need multiple angle shots to show the monster.
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[21] The key idea behind the monster was that he was an immature creature suffering from "separation anxiety". This recalls real-life elephants who get frightened and lash out at the circus, because the director felt "there's nothing scarier than something huge that's spooked".[22]

Marketing

.Before the film's release, Paramount Pictures carried out a viral marketing campaign to promote the film which included viral tie-ins similar to Lost Experience.^ If we are lucky, the ARG was subbed out to a marketing firm, like Hi-Res (the company that ran The Lost Experience), and won't be affected by the strike.
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^ I think that anyone with as much grit as mr Abrams has show will know not to start a viral marketing craze and then cop out with "it's………POKEMON!!!."
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^ So I see em all before they come out sometimes a couple days before they are released.
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[23] .Filmmakers decided to create a teaser trailer that would be a surprise in the light of commonplace media saturation, which they put together during the preparation stage of the production process.^ I'd say that if there are other myspace profiles involved other than the 7, they would probably have been created after June 13 and prior to July 23.
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^ Im sure if it was official then they would have made the shadow more realistic, instead of just putting it over the image.
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^ Why would they put 1-18-08 on the screen if that's not the date it is released?
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The teaser was then used as a basis for the film itself. .Paramount Pictures encouraged the teaser to be released without a title attached, and the Motion Picture Association of America approved the move.^ It will be attached to Beowulf, which is the only big Paramount movie left to be released this year.
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[18] .As Transformers showed high tracking numbers before its release in July 2007, the studio attached the teaser trailer for Cloverfield that showed the release date of January 18, 2008 but not the title.^ The newspaper is dated July 20 2007.
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^ The only part that gives me a moment of pause is why would everything else Cloverfield related say 1/18, including advertising and the trailers themselves, and only your scoreboard (at the moment) says 2/8.
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^ (I'm sure we all knew that) But J.J really, really wanted to get the trailer out in time for the release of Transformers since he's smart and knows that it will be seen a lot with a blockbuster like that… So what do they do… they push it with no title and what they had shot already..
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[7] .A second trailer was released on November 16, 2007 which was attached to Beowulf, confirming the title.^ Construction of Expectation The cinematic release of the trailer for the as yet un-named (working-title: Cloverfield) JJ Abrams film (see the trailer below), I have [...
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^ That seems to differ from someone's "insider" account of releasing the trailer with no title as unplanned thing.
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^ If in fact the trailer is attached to Beowulf then the best I can do is an in depth review at about 3:00am eastern time.
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[24]
The studio had kept knowledge of the project secret from the online community, a cited rarity due to the presence of scoopers that follow upcoming films. .The controlled release of information on the film has been observed as a risky strategy, which could succeed like The Blair Witch Project (1999) or disappoint like Snakes on a Plane (2006), the latter of which had generated online hype but failed to attract large audiences.^ I get scared with the films that are more intimate like Blair Witch and Signs.
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^ That's what bugged me about the Blair Witch Project.
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^ I saw The Blair Witch project before the hysteria on bootleg VHS and I was bored and mad at the kids for being so fucking stupid.
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Chad Hartigan of Exhibitor Relations Co. saw several issues with the potential of the film, including a lack of major stars, the underwhelming performance of Godzilla-style films in America, and the film's slated release in January, considered a "dumping ground for bad films".[25]

Pre-release plot speculation

.The sudden appearance of the untitled trailer for Cloverfield fueled media speculation over the film's plot.^ Trailer do filme Cloverfield: .

^ Construction of Expectation The cinematic release of the trailer for the as yet un-named (working-title: Cloverfield) JJ Abrams film (see the trailer below), I have [...
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^ Slusho was used to market the film, not to be a direct tie in with the story line and plot of cloverfield.
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USA Today reported the possibilities of the film being based on the works of H. P. Lovecraft, a live-action adaptation of Voltron (based on a mis-interpretation of the trailer's line "It's alive!" as "It's a lion!")[22], a new film about .Godzilla, or a spin-off of the TV show Lost.^ FYI, if its Lost, I am out, wont see it, dont care, Dumb show no continuity, and totally off.
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^ JJ Abrams TV hit show 'Lost' has been fueled with mystery by the viral and fictitious Hanso Foundation.
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^ If you've watched the TV show "LOST", then you know it's not just the name of the show, it's the state of mind you are in when you watch it.
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[26] .The Star Ledger also reported the possibility of the film being based on Lovecraft lore or Godzilla.^ Any previously filmed projects based on Lovecraft's work have not included Cthulhu, and therefore this would not be a remake, either, if it were to be Cthulhu.
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^ In Lovecraft lore there are several mentions of alien beings of GOOD and EVIL that sleep and wait when the "stars are not right".
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[27] .The Guardian reported the possibility of a Lost spin-off,[28] while Time Out reported that the film was about an alien called "The Parasite".[29] IGN also backed the possibility of that premise, with The Parasite rumored to be a working title for the film.^ Since the creature's skin is just about indestructable maybe the parasites bites just made the creature bigger and maybe that explains the monster's size change throughout the film.
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^ Construction of Expectation The cinematic release of the trailer for the as yet un-named (working-title: Cloverfield) JJ Abrams film (see the trailer below), I have [...
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^ I forgot there was a bit of time that wasn't recorded on the camera from when they got held up inside the building to when they went back out to see what was going on.
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[30] Online, Slusho and Colossus had been discussed as other possible titles.[31] .Entertainment Weekly also disputed reports that the film would be about a parasite or a colossal Asian robot such as Voltron.^ Since the creature's skin is just about indestructable maybe the parasites bites just made the creature bigger and maybe that explains the monster's size change throughout the film.
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^ It would explain Rob's reaction and the quick military response (the Japanese report may not have been picked up by US news, but the military would definitely know something about it).
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^ Matt Reeves said he could do part 2, Then it would be filmed from another perspective, im talking about a dude filming on the brigde where Hud was filming, they filmed eachother, That's was Matt Reeves said...
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[32]
.Visitors of the website Ain't It Cool News have pointed out 9/11 allusions based on the destruction in New York City such as the decapitated Statue of Liberty.^ "Look out, New York!
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^ Due to the total lack of slusho in the states JJthulhu is attracted to New York City.
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^ Bumblebee1983 01-09-2008, 10:22 AM So,what is attacking New York City?:confused: We'll keep you updated on that Barricade.
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.The film has also drawn alternate reality game enthusiasts that have followed other viral marketing campaigns like those set up for the TV series Lost, the video games Halo 2 and Halo 3, the Nine Inch Nails album Year Zero, and the newest Batman film The Dark Knight.^ I have come to realize that cthulhu will not show up in this film in the traditional sense and that is the point I was trying to get across with the fact that an actual cthulhu movie is soon being released.
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^ As of now other than cloverfield I am really excited about Ghostbusters 3 coming out in video game form.
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^ I used to not like real scary movies that much, because I'm such a scardy cat, but now I'm warming up to them (as long as I'm with a bunch of friends when I'm watching it!
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.Members of the forums at argn.com and unfiction.com have investigated the background of the film, with the "1-18-08" section at Unfiction generating over 7,700 posts in August 2007. The members have studied photographs on the film's official site, potentially related MySpace profiles,[33] and the Comic-Con teaser poster for the film.^ Text from 1-18-08.com by CBWolf .
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^ Third picture on 1-18-08.com site by TREOdeJaneiro .
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^ Pic on 1-18-08.com by Psyburn2974 .
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[25] .A popular piece of fan art posited that the monster was a mutated Humpback Whale.^ Since this was a month prior to the monster attacking NYC, the new speculation is the monster is either an alien or caused the mutation of a whale.
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[22]

Viral tie-ins

Photos on the 1-18-08.com viral marketing website
.Puzzle websites containing Lovecraftian elements, such as Ethan Haas Was Right, were originally reported to be connected to the film.^ Ethan Haas is not connected to Cloverfield by Didymus7 .
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^ Also ethan Haas got this site with a flash based puzzle… Maybe a clue?
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^ AICN just reported (from Abrams himself) that the Ethan Haas sites have nothing to do with this movie.
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[26][28] .On July 9, 2007, producer J. J. Abrams stated that, while a number of websites were being developed to market the film, the only official site that had been found was 1-18-08.com.^ THE SITES: So the official sites are still 1-18-08.com and Slusho.jp..
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^ Also new developments on the 1-18-08 site.
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^ New Pic on 1-18-08.com .
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[34] .At the site, a collection of time-coded photos are provided to visitors to piece together a series of events and interpret their meanings.^ I wonder how much time Des and crew spent putting the site together and monitoring it and whatnot.
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^ Also, the left behind series was NOT about the events in revelation all together, its about a more specific Revelation theory called The Rapture.
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^ On the 666 link, in the page long code, the four digits 1942 appear quite a few times together.
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.The pictures can also be flipped over – by repeatedly and rapidly moving the mouse side to side.^ THe pictures flip over with a nice jerk of the mouse at 1-18-08.com .
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.Also, while on 1-18-08.com, if the page is left open long enough, the monster's roar can be heard.^ Text from 1-18-08.com by CBWolf .
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^ New Pic on 1-18-08.com .
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^ The opening is 18 minutes long.
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.Eventually, www.cloverfieldmovie.com was created.^ Cloverfield fans at www.1-18-08news.com/forum theorized one of their own created the website and was “watching” there forums.
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^ OFFICIAL RULES: http://www.cloverfieldmovie.com/robspartyrules.html Of course, if you go to this, there’s a good chance you’ll get killed by the monster There you have it.
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.The site provided both a trailer and a number, 33287, which, when texted to from a mobile phone, provided a ringtone of the monster's roar and a wallpaper of a decimated Manhattan.^ TN. but anyay, i was looking through the slusho site and the 1-18-08 trailer just for the hell of it, looking for codes or numbers etc.
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.This eventually turns out to be a Paramount number (people later received material on Iron Man, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Kung Fu Panda, and The Love Guru).^ I'll give Kung Fu Panda this...
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^ I'm not going to knock KUNG FU PANDA for being what it is, but it's seems rather obvious to me that WALL•E is the "better" movie.
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^ I mean with how gnarly people are getting into it, its turning into the number 23 for some people.
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[35]
.As part of the viral marketing campaign, the drink Slusho!^ The viral marketing was a part of the movie.
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^ The viral marketing was a part of the movie.Exactly.
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^ So there has to be either a mass campaign, or they used the budget up on the flick, and went for Viral Marketing.
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has served as a tie-in. .The drink had already appeared in producer Abrams' previous creation, the TV series Alias.^ Abrams is the creator of TV series Lost, Alias and Felicity, and was the director of Mission Impossible III. First publicized prior to theatre screenings of Transformers, Cloverfield is scheduled to be released on Jan.
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^ A: The creators of this film and producer JJ Abrams are keeping that a secret.
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^ The Slusho company and drink is just made up, not just for the film though, Abrams uses it in a lot of his work both film and TV. .
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[36] Viral websites for Slusho! and a .Japanese drilling company named Tagruato (タグルアト Taguruato?) were launched to add to the mythology of Cloverfield.^ Slusho and Tagruato company site (both viral sites for Cloverfield) they are both obviously linked together, with Slusho being an offshoot of the Tagruato corp.
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^ Tagruato is a oil drilling company and they also own Slusho (and presumably the tanker that gets trashed.
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^ The Tagruato Corp is a deep sea petroleum drilling company based out of Japan with industry related subsidiaries.
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.A building bearing the company logo for Tagruato can also be seen in the TV spot of the eleventh Star Trek film, another Abrams production.^ Ok, so I dont see any new things on 1-18-08 however Everyone has seen the Tagruato Logo, the two hands holding the globe.
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^ Slusho also makes a brief appearance in star trek, and walter could be seen drinking one on the second to last episode on season 1 of fringe.
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^ The Slusho company and drink is just made up, not just for the film though, Abrams uses it in a lot of his work both film and TV. .
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[23] .When Cloverfield was hosted at Comic-Con 2007, gray Slusho!^ At the San Diego Comic-Con, J.J. Abrams said "There will be a Cloverfield 2…but it won't be a sequel.
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T-shirts were distributed to attendees.[37] .Fans who had registered at the Slusho!^ H.P. i looked at that slusho.org site ehhhhh it looks prett false to me just looks like some fan who wants every one to believe his teorie .
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website for .Cloverfield received e-mails of fictional sonar images before the film's release that showed a deep-sea creature heading toward Manhattan.^ Cloverfield: 1 month before Release and Nothing?!
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^ Otherwise the film was OK. A lot of hype and cleverly concealing the monster before release.
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^ This could go as far back as the creature's origins presumably at deep sea.
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[38]
.On the Tagruato website, the only page besides the homepage that has the "warped sword" symbol is the one about deep sea drilling, and "Clover" supposedly originated from the ocean surrounding Coney Island.^ NOTHING symbolic and deep about by s0nicdeathmonkey .
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^ I missed this at the end but other message boards are talking about this… In the final flashback shot of Rob and Beth at Coney Island, you can see an asteroid splash into the ocean.
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^ We've mentioned the big explosion seen from the rooftop and talked about what caused it but what about the original one, during the party.
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.If someone goes to the interactive map feature, the closest station is the "Chuai Station" that was set to open 4 months after the attack on New York.^ Bumblebee1983 01-09-2008, 10:22 AM So,what is attacking New York City?:confused: We'll keep you updated on that Barricade.
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^ I had no idea what was attacking New York - I felt like I was with the people witnessing it.
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^ Actually I meant the chuai station which opened this september.
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.It also states in the "Headlines" section that there has been an altercation and it will be fixed shortly, as they have sent out special teams to deal with the problem.^ If you have a fucking problem im sure we can deal with out you and your EMO comments.
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^ Just wondering how the whole 1-18-08 thing is playing out over there since they apparently have a different release date.
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^ You know everything is going to play out fine...you're just curious to see how they get there.
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It also states that Tagruato employed a satellite called "Hatsui" in tracking a fallen piece of a satellite owned by the Japanese government, called "ChimpanzIII", with no luck so far, but says "According to Hatsui data, it disappeared into the Atlantic Ocean late last week".[39]
.In addition to Tagruato.jp, Slusho.jp, Jamieandteddy.com and 1-18-08.com have at least one "warped sword" symbol in each.^ Text from 1-18-08.com by CBWolf .
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^ WWW.slusho.jp is one of the sites.
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^ Basically after this Friday the only sites I will be visiting is slusho.jp, 1-18-08, and Tagruato.
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.Slusho features it on its homepage, 1-18-08.com features it behind Teddy Hansen's photograph and Jamieandteddy.com features it on its homepage, making it seem as if there's a relationship between the three of them.^ Text from 1-18-08.com by CBWolf .
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^ Pic on 1-18-08.com by Psyburn2974 .
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^ THE SITES: So the official sites are still 1-18-08.com and Slusho.jp..
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.In this site, a hint to the monster was given after moving around the photographs for some time.^ It's also a predatory animal (given by the fact that it eats people) and based on that it seems the monster would want to stick around and eat.
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Producer Bryan Burk explained the viral tie-in, "[It] was all done in conjunction with the studio... The whole experience in making this movie is very reminiscent [of] how we did Lost."[23] Director Matt Reeves described Slusho! as "part of the involved connectivity" with Abrams' Alias and that the drink represented a "meta-story" for Cloverfield. .The director explained, "It's almost like tentacles that grow out of the film and lead, also, to the ideas in the film.^ DOOM but like i said im just throwing out ideas i havent quite seen the trailer yet .
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^ I promise, nine out of ten directors would have filmed it that way.
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^ And it seems that the film's director Matt Reeves is up for the idea, if his comments in an interview with the good people at comingsoon.net are anything to go by.
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.And there's this weird way where you can go see the movie and it's one experience...^ You see it's three movies in one.
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^ Did you see it there!!!
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^ "What if you go see this movie and it sucks?"
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.But there's also this other place where you can get engaged where there's this other sort of aspect for all those people who are into that.^ Well there you have it people...
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^ And there's this weird way where you can go see the movie and it's one experience… But there's also this other place where you can get engaged where there's this other sort of aspect for all those people who are into that.
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^ You and a couple other people?
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[...] .All the stories kind of bounce off one another and inform each other.^ All the stories kind of bounce off one another and inform each other.
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^ I haven't seen this kind of interest and furor since I was in fifth grade and we were all drawing what the A L I E N looked like because one of us saw the doll commercial.
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^ The movie and Lost, if related, will stand independently of one another and you won't be lost (no pun intended) for not watching both, but if you do you will have a better understanding of the entire story.
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.But, at the end of the day, this movie stands on its own to be a movie.^ But, at the end of the day, this movie stands on its own to be a movie.
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^ So like, in 14 days I will be able to watch the entire movie in HD FINALLY… including the end of the credits which I did not get to expirience at all with my shitty bootleg.
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[...] .The Internet sort of stories and connections and clues are, in a way, a prism and they're another way of looking at the same thing.^ Or, is it another plot to have us again combing the internet for months looking for clues?
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^ The Internet sort of stories and connections and clues are, in a way, a prism and they're another way of looking at the same thing.
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^ Great stuff but they're not connected...
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.To us, it's just another exciting aspect of the storytelling."^ To us, it's just another exciting aspect of the storytelling."
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[36]

Merchandise

.A four-installment prequel manga series by Yoshiki Togawa titled Cloverfield/Kishin (クローバーフィールド/KISHIN Kurōbāfīrudo/KISHIN?) is being released by Japanese publisher Kadokawa Shoten.^ Construction of Expectation The cinematic release of the trailer for the as yet un-named (working-title: Cloverfield) JJ Abrams film (see the trailer below), I have [...
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^ ANNND badrobot said the OFFICAL name of the movie will be released at the San Deigo Comic con, that being said… why would a movie title be released there if it wasnt comic related?
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^ On a serious side the title is most def not being dropped this early.
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[40] .The story focuses on a Japanese high school student named Kishin Aiba, who somehow bears a connection to the monster.^ People Who Peaked In High School (4) .
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[41]
Based on the successful opening weekend of Cloverfield in theaters, Hasbro began accepting orders for a 14-inch (36 cm) collectible toy figure of the monster with authentic sound[42] and its parasites to be shipped to fans by December 24, 2008.[43]

Music and sound

Rob's Party Mix
Compilation album by various artists
Released January 17, 2008
Genre Alternative rock, blues-rock, britpop, electronic, indie pop, indie rock
Length 64:02
.Due to its presentation as footage from a consumer digital recorder, Cloverfield has no film score, with the exception of the composition "Roar!^ Oh and SpudMonkey, there is no Cloverfield 2 even on script yet, never mind filmed.
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^ The film has no title and the trailer ends with the date of 01-18-08 then a "Roar" followed by the words "The Countdown Has Begun" .
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.(Cloverfield Overture)" by Michael Giacchino that plays over the end credits.^ This happens after the end credits of Cloverfield.
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^ At the credits ending of Cloverfield .
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^ Cloverfield Ending Credits .
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Similarities between "Roar!" and the music of .Godzilla composer Akira Ifukube have been noted, and it has been suggested that Giacchino's overture is a tribute to Ifukube's work,[44][45] which was confirmed by Matt Reeves in the DVD's commentary track.^ Although Hatsui’s work has not yet been able to confirm the identity of the fallen piece, Tagruato scientists and engineers are busily trying to track and recover the fragment.
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^ A: Yes, Cloverfield director Matt Reeves confirms this in an interview.
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[12] The sound track was supervised by William Files[46] and Douglas Murray[47] at Skywalker Sound.
.Rob's Party Mix or Cloverfield Mix is a collection of the music played in the opening party sequences of the film that was released exclusively on Apple's iTunes store on January 22, 2008 in lieu of a traditional soundtrack album.^ January 24, 2008 4:22 AM .
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^ January 22, 2008 9:41 PM .
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^ January 22, 2008 8:44 AM .
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The Cloverfield score, "Roar! .(Cloverfield Overture)" by Michael Giacchino that plays over the end credits[48] is not featured on the album, as it is the mixtape played at the party and is not the official soundtrack of the film.^ This happens after the end credits of Cloverfield.
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^ At the credits ending of Cloverfield .
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^ Final Destination 2 was playing and my Girlfriend was watching it when I came over then it said "This program is brought to you by Cloverfield, in theatres 1-18-08" then the long official trailer.
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This album was distributed to guests at a Cloverfield premiere party held at the Dark Room in New York City on January 17, 2008.[49]
A complete soundtrack release of all the music in the film, including Giacchino's "Roar!" end title piece, has now also been released exclusively on iTunes; it has not been officially released in retail stores. A CD entitled Rob's Party Mix comes packaged in a special edition of Cloverfield made available for sale in Canadian Wal-Mart stores beginning on April 22, 2008.
Although Ashley Tisdale's "He Said, She Said" was in the movie, it was cut from the album.
Track listing
# Title Artist Length
1. "West Coast"   Coconut Records 3:32
2. "Taper Jean Girl"   Kings of Leon 3:05
3. "Beautiful Girls"   Sean Kingston 4:01
4. "Do I Have Your Attention"   The Blood Arm 3:35
5. "Got Your Moments"   Scissors for Lefty 3:11
6. "Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof off the Sucker)"   Parliament 5:46
7. "19-2000"   Gorillaz 3:27
8. "The Underdog"   Spoon 3:42
9. "Pistol of Fire"   Kings of Leon 2:20
10. "Disco Lies"   Moby 3:22
11. "Do the Whirlwind"   Architecture in Helsinki 4:39
12. "Grown So Ugly"   The Black Keys 2:24
13. "Four Winds"   Bright Eyes 4:16
14. "The Ride"   Joan As Policewoman 3:09
15. "Seventeen Years"   Ratatat 4:26
16. "Wraith Pinned to the Mist and Other Games"   Of Montreal 4:15
17. "Fuzz" (ファズ) Mucc 4:47

Reception

.Cloverfield opened in 3,411 theaters on January 18, 2008 and grossed a total of $16,930,000 on its opening day in the United States and Canada.^ January 28, 2008 3:16 AM .
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^ January 18 - 20, 2008 .

^ December 16, 2008 10:18 PM .
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.It made $40,058,229 on its opening weekend, making it the most successful January release to date.^ They will have to tell a more cinematic story this time around, unless they only want to make around $13 million opening weekend.
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.Worldwide, it has grossed $170,602,318, making it the first movie in 2008 to gross over $100 million.^ And spare me the worldwide 93 million gross.
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^ Now that they made some money, make the sequel a 'formal' movie, no first person perspective bullshit.
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[50] .Critics mostly praised Cloverfield; as of April 27, 2008, review aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes reported that 76% of critics gave the film positive reviews, based on 173 reviews.^ Cloverfield was awesome, and the reviewers that gave it a bad score missed the point entirely.
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[51] According to Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the film has received an average score of .64, based on 37 reviews.[52]
Marc Savlov of The Austin Chronicle calls the film "the most intense and original creature feature I've seen in my adult moviegoing life [...] a pure-blood, grade A, exhilarating monster movie." He cites Matt Reeves' direction, the "whip-smart, stylistically invisible" script and the "nearly subconscious evocation of our current paranoid, terror-phobic times" as the keys to the film's success, saying that telling the story through the lens of one character's camera "works fantastically well".[53] Michael Rechtshaffen of The Hollywood Reporter called it "chillingly effective", praising the effects and the film's "claustrophobic intensity". He said that though the characters "aren't particularly interesting or developed", there was "something refreshing about a monster movie that isn't filled with the usual suspects".[54] Lisa Schwarzbaum of Entertainment Weekly said that the film was "surreptitiously subversive, [a] stylistically clever little gem", and that while the characters were "vapid, twenty-something nincompoops" and the acting "appropriately unmemorable", the decision to tell the story through amateur footage was "brilliant".[55] Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times wrote that the film is "pretty scary at times" and cites "unmistakable evocations of 9/11". He concludes that "all in all, it is an effective film, deploying its special effects well and never breaking the illusion that it is all happening as we see it".[56]
Todd McCarthy of Variety called the film an "old-fashioned monster movie dressed up in trendy new threads", praising the special effects, "nihilistic attitude" and "post-9/11 anxiety overlay", but said, "In the end, [it's] not much different from all the marauding creature features that have come before it".[57] Scott Foundas of LA Weekly was critical of the film's use of scenes reminiscent of the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York City and called it "cheap and opportunistic". He suggested that the film was engaging in "stealth" attempts at social commentary and compared this unfavorably to the films of Don Siegel, George A. Romero and Steven Spielberg, saying, "Where those filmmakers all had something meaningful to say about the state of the world and [...] human nature, Abrams doesn't have much to say about anything".[58] Manohla Dargis in the New York Times called the allusions "tacky", saying, "[The images] may make you think of the attack, and you may curse the filmmakers for their vulgarity, insensitivity or lack of imagination", but that "the film is too dumb to offend anything except your intelligence". She concludes that the film "works as a showcase for impressively realistic-looking special effects, a realism that fails to extend to the scurrying humans whose fates are meant to invoke pity and fear but instead inspire yawns and contempt."[16] Stephanie Zacharek of Salon.com calls the film "badly constructed, humorless and emotionally sadistic", and sums up by saying that the film "takes the trauma of 9/11 and turns it into just another random spectacle at which to point and shoot".[59] Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune warned that the viewer may feel "queasy" at the references to September 11, but that "other sequences [...] carry a real jolt" and that such tactics were "crude, but undeniably gripping". He called the film "dumb", but "quick and dirty and effectively brusque", concluding that despite it being "a harsher, more demographically calculating brand of fun", he enjoyed the film.[48] Bruce Paterson of Cinephilia described the film as "a successful experiment in style but not necessarily a successful story for those who want dramatic closure".
.Cloverfield appeared on some critics' top ten lists of the best films of 2008. Empire magazine named it the fifth best film of 2008.[60] However, the prestigious French film journal Cahiers du Cinema named the film as the third worst of 2008. Bloody Disgusting ranked the film number twenty in their list of the 'Top 20 Horror Films of the Decade', with the article calling the film "A brilliant conceit, to be sure, backed by a genius early marketing campaign that followed the less-is-more philosophy to tantalizing effect...^ But while I like a lot of your Top Ten Best list, I definitely disagree with that no.
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^ I have no problem with people who hate on Speed, but to call it the worst film of the past blah blah years is just dumb.
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^ Calling Speed Racer the worst film of the last decade is so retarted, there have been many many more films that were wayyyyyyyy worse, in fact, Massa's top 2 worst (Meet The Spartans and Disaster Movie) are 10 times worse than anything in the last few years.
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much like Blair Witch nearly ten years earlier, Cloverfield helped prove, particularly in its first half hour, that what you don’t see can be the scariest thing of all."[61]
.The movie was nominated for four awards: It was nominated for two Saturn Awards for "Best supporting actress (Lizzy Caplan)" and "Best science fiction film". It was nominated for two Golden Trailer Awards for "Best Thriller for Trailer" and "Most original trailer".[citation needed] The film went on to win a Saturn Award for "Best science fiction film". It was also ranked #12 on Bravo's 13 Scarier Movie Moments.^ Although after I saw the trailer, I did my best to avoid everything about the film until I saw it.
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^ Oh and that Chihwauwa movie did great..must be the best film of the year right?
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^ It was average at best and considering it was from the most awesome movie makers on the planet, it was weak.
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[62]

Shaky camerawork

Sign at an AMC theater warning customers by likening the film to a roller coaster.
.The film's shaky camera style of cinematography, dubbed "Queasy-Cam" by Roger Ebert, has caused some viewers (particularly in darkened movie theaters) to experience motion sickness, including nausea and a temporary loss of balance.^ We did the shaky cam movie, now an actual budget movie, and then maybe something else for the third film, but if done right, this could be a groundbreaking set of three movies, all different stories and completely different films, but about the same event.
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^ Also, the post-9/11 themes and the shaky cam style reminded me that the next wide scale natural disaster and/or terrorist attack will be Twittered and YouTubed.
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^ The source told Kirk the entire film will be presented through a handheld video camera, as in the style of the trailer.
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Audience members prone to migraines have cited the film as a trigger. .Some theaters showing the film, such as AMC Theatres, posted warnings, informing viewers about the filming style of Cloverfield while other theatres like Pacific Theatres verbally warned guests at the box office about experiencing motion sickness upon viewing the film and what to do if they had to step out.^ It's like they pop out from nowhere.
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^ Some of the best films have bombed at the box office or have under performed.
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^ Now I can see the artificial nature of the story and see how it plays out just like any other Hollywood movie.
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[63]
The cinematography influences the encoding of the video and can cause compression artifacts to fast motion across the field of view.[64]

Home media release

.The DVD was released on April 22, 2008 in two versions: the standard single-disc edition and an exclusive "steel-book" special edition that was sold at Suncoast and FYE retailers in the US and Future Shop in Canada.^ Target- free rob's going away part mix cd Best Buy- free 30 minute dvd "T.J. Miller's video diary" Suncoast/FYE- special edition metal case K-mart/Wal-mart- free ringtone In my opinion the Best Buy offer is clearly the best.
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.Other store exclusives include an exclusive bonus disc titled "T.J. Miller's Video Diary" with the DVD at all Best Buy retailers, an exclusive mix CD titled "Rob's Goin' to Japan Party Mix" with the DVD at all Target and Wal-Mart retailers and an exclusive ringtone with the DVD at all Kmart and Sears retailers.^ Target- free rob's going away part mix cd Best Buy- free 30 minute dvd "T.J. Miller's video diary" Suncoast/FYE- special edition metal case K-mart/Wal-mart- free ringtone In my opinion the Best Buy offer is clearly the best.
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^ Occam's Razor: "All other things being equal, the simplest solution is the best."
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^ In response 2 post 2449, I think or rather i hope we'll get all the tie ins and other stuff put together on the dvd.
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Borders also has an exclusive booklet encased with their DVD.
.The Region 2 DVD was released on June 9 in both one-disc and two-disc editions.^ One good thing about the release of the DVD is it puts to rest the IDIOTIC notion that all those idiots had that the guy in the street said, "I saw it.
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The limited steelbook edition is only available from HMV, while Play.com offers exclusive cover artwork. The HMV-exclusive steelbook contains two discs.
The DVD includes two alternative endings, which vary only slightly. .The first alternative ending shows Rob and Beth exiting the Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue station instead of on the Ferris wheel and features different sirens in the background as Rob talks to the camera.^ In the FINAL, FINAL scene of the film we see Beth and Rob on a ferris wheel at Coney Island.
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^ Also, in the last scene of the film, when Rob and Beth are on the Ferris Wheel at Coney Island, some people say that a large, black object can be seen falling into the water.
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^ Also, instead of just dying or being mutilated, at the end the monsters will find true love just like Rob did in part 1.
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.In the second alternative ending, just after the final explosion, Beth can be heard screaming "Rob!", followed by a very brief clip of an unknown person looking at the camera (in the commentary, Matt Reeves said that it was one of the crew members) and brushing rubble off the lens.^ I just got somethings to say abut the Guy that said one of the following: "I saw it!
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^ I personally think one should be done from a millitary Squads pov one dude with a helmet cam, guys that found the camera mabye they picked up jason.
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^ In the trailer…When they are going to the rooftop just before the explosion, you can see Rob..
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.The film then ends with the original final clip of Rob and Beth on their Coney Island date recording themselves on the ferris wheel as the camera tape runs out, with two differences: there is no timestamp in the lower left-hand corner of the screen, and there is an additional beeping tone indicating the end of the tape.^ In the FINAL, FINAL scene of the film we see Beth and Rob on a ferris wheel at Coney Island.
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^ Originally the entire film was all destruction from beginning to end, J.J wanted all action, all the time.
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^ No one has decyphered what the two symbols after the cancel box screen mean, but i am pretty sure it is something to the effect of try again.
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[65]
A Blu-ray edition was released on June 3, 2008.[66] It includes a "Special Investigation Mode," as well as all the bonus features of the 2-disc DVD in HD.

Sequel

.At the premiere of the film, Matt Reeves talked about possibilities of how a sequel will turn out if the film succeeds.^ If you see the latest reveal from the Director Matt Reeves he's talking about another secret hidden in the ending of the film - something dropping out of the sky - read it on the latest story here .
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^ I think it's funny how JJ and company are talking sequel when it's already done.
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^ Not sure how I feel about a sequel though, I want to stick with the humans lose monster wins ending we have now.
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[67] .According to Reeves, "While we were on set making the film we talked about the possibilities and directions of how a sequel can go.^ I go by H.P. for reason's I do not care to talk about.
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^ I respect you a lot H.P. but this, along with you believing the monster is in the shot when they're talking about going into the middle of the city, is incorrect and you're digging too deep.
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^ How would they go about rebuilding there lives after their freinds were killed and there homes in ruins?
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.The fun of this movie was that it might not have been the only movie being made that night, there might be another movie!^ I think that there should be a sequel only if the movie is as good as I hope it to be.
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^ As for a Lost movie, as passionate as the fans are, I cant see there being enough of a following to support a feature film, sorry there too.
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^ Another (and there were more) was more aggressive and preferred to control larger beings for their survival.
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.In today's day and age of people filming their lives on their camera phones and Handycams, uploading it to YouTube...^ Perhaps Cloverfeld picked up Rob's indestructible super camera from Krypton and filmed the rest of his day kicking the shit out of humanity.
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^ Also, why would it be so important to an entire film to find a video camera and see what was on it if people survived?
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^ Every show on TV these days is so edifying for the soul and enriching for our lives and challenging to our educations I'm shocked people even go outside anymore.
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.That was kind of exciting thinking about that."^ I really get excited about this kind of stuff.
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^ Teddy and did some kind of experiment on him or as some type of weird punishment turn him into the monster… think about it, why new york?
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[68]
In another interview, Reeves states:
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There's a moment on the Brooklyn Bridge, and there was a guy filming something on the side of the bridge, and Hud sees him filming and he turns over and he sees the ship that's been capsized and sees the headless Statue of Liberty, and then he turns back and this guy's briefly filming him.^ There are claw marks on the back of the Statue of Liberty on the poster.
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^ There is a statue of Liberty on that same Island.
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^ As for a Lost movie, as passionate as the fans are, I cant see there being enough of a following to support a feature film, sorry there too.
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.In my mind that was two movies intersecting for a brief moment, and I thought there was something interesting in the idea that this incident happened and there are so many different points of view, and there are several different movies at least happening that evening and we just saw one piece of another.^ Well, it has been mentioned, but not from my point of view.
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^ I believe there will be a part two just from a different character(s) view point.
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^ CGI done in that movie man…i thought it was great…hope there is another.
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[22]
.Reeves also points out that the end scene on Coney Island shows something falling into the ocean in the background but didn't give out details.^ I liked the bit at he end when it shows it falling into the ocean.
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^ If it really was our dudeman1 (and I think that it was), it was a scene that he was very much into at one point.
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^ I missed this at the end but other message boards are talking about this… In the final flashback shot of Rob and Beth at Coney Island, you can see an asteroid splash into the ocean.
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[22] .(This is, however, many days before the start of the film and shows the two main characters on Coney island before they meet again at the start of the party — as shown by the date stamp on the footage from the camera.^ They have been showing this segment during parties.
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^ Party started before midnight...
  • JJ Abrams drops Harry a Line on all this 1-18-08 stuff! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I think they want to generate early buzz again before the 1-18 date.
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This relates to how events began to happen and the satellite which falls from orbit owned by the Japanese media company mentioned).
.Producers Bryan Burk and J. J. Abrams also announced their thoughts to Entertainment Weekly about possible sequels.^ Have the producers really thought that much about it?
  • Filmstalker: Secret hidden in Cloverfield ending 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.filmstalker.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ And also there is this video on utube of an interview with JJ about some insight on a possible sequel .
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According to Bryan Burk, "The creative team has fleshed out an entire backstory which, if we're lucky, we might get to explore in future films".[69]
.Abrams stated that he does not want to rush into the development of the sequel because of the first film's success and would rather create a sequel that is true to the previous film.^ I didn't want to get into it with him but that would be something if it were true.
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Any previously filmed projects based on Lovecraft's work have not included Cthulhu, and therefore this would not be a remake, either, if it were to be Cthulhu.
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^ Now, we have Japan responsible (via Slusho) for creating a monster to wreak havok in the U.S. Another possibility, albeit you would have to discount J.J. Abrams' claim that the monster is original, is that this film is a re-make of Gorgo.
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[69]
.At the end of January 2008, Matt Reeves entered early talks with Paramount Pictures to direct a sequel to Cloverfield, which would likely be filmed before Reeves's other project, The Invisible Woman.^ Any previously filmed projects based on Lovecraft's work have not included Cthulhu, and therefore this would not be a remake, either, if it were to be Cthulhu.
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^ One day I might dabble in film, but I really would like to just collaborate with someone like Tim Burton.
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^ I haven't been a part of something like this before so I have no frame of reference on the ending of it.
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[70] Reeves now said:
The idea of doing something so differently is exhilarating. We hope that it created a movie experience that is different. .The thing about doing a sequel is that I think we all really feel protective of that experience.^ More things to think about!!
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^ It's all I think about.
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Now i have a feeling things are about to speed up.
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.The key here will be if we can find something that is compelling enough and that is different enough for us to do, then it will probably be worth doing.^ While there are some signs that point to both the Cthulhu and Godzilla theories, they're probably actually doing something original.
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^ Larry, yeah not sure where the ganuyoshida site came from, probably someone just typed it in trying to find something.
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^ Geezer, if you (or any of the rest of you) have the know-how to put something together I recommend doing it and sending it in on behalf of us regular posters to this board.
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Obviously it also depends on how Cloverfield does worldwide and all of those things too, but really, for us creatively, we just want to find something that would be another challenge.^ So maybe this thing isn't just about destruction perhaps…but definitely after something specific?
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^ Oh and another find tonight, (can you tell I am hooked) On the Slusho site with all the writing about science and growing into a giant whale.
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^ I realized something… Well…what happens when you heat either of these 3 things up?
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[71]
.In an interview with Attack of the Show, J. J. Abrams had stated that they might abandon the filming style, stating that he and the rest of the crew would like to try something new.^ Maybe people who dislike this film knew about the monster before they saw it and that took something away from it?
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 30 January 2010 1:44 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I had no idea what was attacking New York - I felt like I was with the people witnessing it.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 30 January 2010 1:44 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If they were smart they would try to milk this franchise for all its worth and I would reveal VERY little about the monster with each sequel...
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[72]
.In September 2008, when asked by CraveOnline what the current status is on Cloverfield 2,[73] Abrams stated that at this point, they are still discussing it; however, he still feels reluctant to work on a sequel.^ Creature of some sort (not robot)… they are still working on what it will actually look like..
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ J.J. Abrams has signed on to do a new “TOP SECRET” movie for Paramount which is currently going under the name “Cloverfield”.
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Construction of Expectation The cinematic release of the trailer for the as yet un-named (working-title: Cloverfield) JJ Abrams film (see the trailer below), I have [...
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In the same interview, Abrams said that they were working on something that "could be kind of cool."^ She was interviewed about the movie and all she said is she was forced to sign something that stated she cant talk about the movie and that she doesnt even know what its about.
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Why tell someone they are full of shit for saying what they think something could be when really, none of us know anything for a 100% fact.
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Could they not have been pointing up to film something very large?
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.When asked if it would take place in a different location, Abrams replied by saying that "It would be a totally different kind of thing but it's too early to talk about."^ I think someone should look into where this place is, and what place or thing is located where the link is.
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It would have been one thing if the filmmakers were aware that the characters really didn't care about each other, but I think the charactes were supposed to care.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 30 January 2010 1:44 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It could be the slusho/mixed drink type thing talked about on Tagruano.jp.
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In January 2010, J.J Abrams confirmed that a sequel is 'in development'.[74]
On March 14th, 2010, an IMDB page for the sequel was created. Another indication that the movie is in development.

See also

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Children of Men
Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film
2007
Succeeded by
Iron Man

Quotes

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From Wikiquote

.Cloverfield (2008) is a monster/horror film produced by J. J. Abrams, directed by Matt Reeves, and written by Drew Goddard.^ J.J. Abrams and Matt Reeves have created a new classic monster movie.
  • First Reaction to Cloverfield - They Have Created a Classic « FirstShowing.net 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ January 30th, 2008 at 6:35 am Noodles Says: If you notice, the Hasbro Cloverfield monster collectable toy that is to be produced comes with two interchangable heads.
  • ‘Cloverfield’ Mythos Explored: Monsters + Marketing = Millions 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC geeksofdoom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Positive - Cloverfield was a new approach to looking at monster films.
  • Cloverfield (2008) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 30 January 2010 1:44 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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Jason Hawkins

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  • [To Rob, immediately prior to the monster's arrival] You gotta learn to say, 'Forget the world,' and hold on to the people you love most.
  • Beth McIntire is from a whole 'nother planet, bro.^ So you been silent this whole time and that's what you have to say.
    • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ What is wrong with most of you people?!
    • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Not dissing you or anything cornholio, but just saying you shouldn't make judgements because what people say, because its very easy for them to lie.
    • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    I mean, she's beautiful, she's charming. As for you, I mean, I love you and all but let's face it; you're kind of a douche-bag.

Robert Hawkins

  • My name is Robert Hawkins. It is 6:42 AM, on Saturday May 23rd. .Approximately seven hours ago, uh, some thing attacked the city.^ I mean come on if the monster is so huge and scary then why are people in the trailer so confused on where it is even hours after it's attacked the City.
    • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ DUG: Alright, there's this thing attacking the city.
    • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 30 January 2010 1:44 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Americo 01-22-2008, 12:56 AM As stated the monster attacks for seven hours.
    • Cloverfield [Archive] - Page 3 - VG Cats Forum 16 September 2009 12:32 UTC forum.vgcats.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    I don't know what it is. .Um, if you found this tape, I mean if you're watching this, then you probably know more about it than I do.^ 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.
    • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I wanted to know more about that monster.
    • Cloverfield | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 30 January 2010 1:44 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Its about the people more than the monster.
    • Cloverfield Sequel? | The Movie Blog 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.themovieblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Uh, whatever this thing is, it killed my brother, uh, Jason Hawkins, it killed my best friend Hudson Platt and Marlena Diamond, and many many others.^ I've managed to find everyone's name; Robby Hawkins JJ (Jason) Hawkins Jamie Lascano Hudson Platt Lily Ford Beth McIntyre Marlena Diamond Jason is the person holding the video camera in the trailer, and is "J" on the back of the picture.
    • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Nevermind… she is in the photo : Jamie Lascano, Hudson Platt and Robbie Hawkins (wait a minute, what with the first name.
    • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I thought, most of my group too, that it was stupid… and one of my friends that doesn't get things right away didn't even get any of it.
    • Cloverfield (2008) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 30 January 2010 1:44 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Um, we've taken shelter under this bridge.^ They are discovered under the remains of the bridge after the bombing and are rescued and taken to some government facility.
    • Cloverfield Sequel? | The Movie Blog 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.themovieblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    The military has begun bombing the creature, and we're caught in the middle.

Hud

.
  • Maybe you should have left town a bit earlier, man.
  • Rob, it is time to leave the electronics store.
  • Beth lives in Midtown.^ You should have left him in the jungle.
    • Beaming Beeman: SEASON 2 EPISODE 9 - "CAUTIONARY TALES" 16 September 2009 12:32 UTC gregbeeman.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

    ^ They were robbing an electronics store.
    • Cloverfield (2008) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 30 January 2010 1:44 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Maybe you should continue to be silent.
    • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    All right? Midtown is that way. Guess what else is that way! Some horrific shit is in Midtown!
  • [repeated line] I'm documenting.
  • [pointing the camera at himself as he prepares to cross a treacherous rooftop] If this is the last thing you see me, that means I died.
  • No one ever listens to me, now they are- we're all gonna die....
  • (with Marlena and Lily, trying to get Rob to stop) One of us is gonna have to tackle you and that's gonna be very uncomfortable for everyone involved!

Dialogue

Rob: Still filming?
.Hud: Yeah, people are gonna want to know...^ I just want to know if there are more specific quotes out there from Abrams, not just people regurgitating other people's paraphrasing of what Abrams said.
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We are all gonna have our opinions but well never know till we see it so dont bomb it he you havent seen it and ruin it for the other people who do want to see it!
  • First Reaction to Cloverfield - They Have Created a Classic « FirstShowing.net 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He wanted to make a documentary of the events so people would know "how it all went down."
  • Cloverfield [Archive] - Page 3 - VG Cats Forum 16 September 2009 12:32 UTC forum.vgcats.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

how it all went down.

.Hud: Okay, just to be clear here, our options are: die here, die in the tunnels, or die in the streets.^ Okay, to be very clear here, I rather liked CLOVERFIELD. It's far from a perfect movie...and there's some pretty dopey stuff in it to be sure.
  • CLOVERFIELD Monster Fully Revealed!! (Even More Than In The Damn Movie...) -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

That pretty much it?
Rob: Yeah. That's pretty much it.

[The group is passing through a pitch-black subway tunnel on foot]
.Hud: Do you guys remember a couple of years ago when that guy was lighting homeless people on fire in the subways?^ Shakespeare got it 400 years ago… why can't you people get it now??
  • First Reaction to Cloverfield - They Have Created a Classic « FirstShowing.net 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You and a couple other people?
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ January 25th, 2008 at 8:00 pm Dingoboy Says: HUD wasn’t recording for the full 7 hours you guys.
  • ‘Cloverfield’ Mythos Explored: Monsters + Marketing = Millions 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC geeksofdoom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Rob: Jesus, Hud! .Maybe not the best time for this conversation down here!^ I think maybe what we're dealing with here is the fact that they made some of the best loved movies of all time, and then didn't.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 30 January 2010 1:44 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Maybe not iconic, but it certainly is one of the best monsters to be conceived in a LONG time judgeing form the cultural/fanboy wake of discussion and creativity (artwork).
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 30 January 2010 1:44 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Hud: Right.
[awkward silence]
Hud: I just can't stop thinking how scary it'd be if a flaming homeless guy came running-
All: HUD!
Hud: I'm just saying. Sorry.

.Lily: Sir, sir, do you know what that thing is?^ Cause you know when ever I am running for my life, the most important thing is to hold the camera up 'so people can see what it was like'.
  • Cloverfield | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 30 January 2010 1:44 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It's reasurring to know that the majority of my initial thoughts were true and moreover, looking at the HD trailers with new eyes and seeing things you wouldn't normally see.
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Well if you know anything about Cthulhu (and I think this monster could be based on the same concept) then you know that Cthulhu can communicate with all living things at once.
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Marine: No one ain't telling me.^ I even posted it on a few other boards and mentioned that it was posted here but so far no one has picked up on it (that I can tell at least.
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Whatever it is, it's winning.

[After finding that Beth's apartment building is leaning against another building, the group discusses how to reach her]
Hud: Please tell me she lives on the ground floor.
Rob: 39th.
Hud: Shit.
.Lilly: How are we going to get up there?^ I forgot there was a bit of time that wasn't recorded on the camera from when they got held up inside the building to when they went back out to see what was going on.
  • Cloverfield [Archive] - Page 3 - VG Cats Forum 16 September 2009 12:32 UTC forum.vgcats.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The fuller interview is over at io9 , although there's nothing else spoilerish in it as he talks about how they came up with the idea, and how he was given the job, and so on.
  • Filmstalker: Secret hidden in Cloverfield ending 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.filmstalker.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ How would they go about rebuilding there lives after their freinds were killed and there homes in ruins?
  • Filmstalker: Secret hidden in Cloverfield ending 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.filmstalker.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Rob: I don't know; we'll just go inside and see how high up we can get.^ I don't know I just can't see it like most of you can.
  • Cloverfield [Archive] - Page 3 - VG Cats Forum 16 September 2009 12:32 UTC forum.vgcats.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I don't know how to decipher them so I will leave that up to someone else.
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I just don't see this monster.lol.
  • Cloverfield: 1 month before Release and Nothing?! [Archive] - The Official Michael Bay Forums 16 September 2009 12:32 UTC www.shootfortheedit.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Lilly: I don't know if I can do that.
.Hud: Well, maybe we can try going up the other building and see if there is a place to cross over on the roof, and then we can find some way down to her place.^ In some ways, I hope there is a sequel, and in others, I don't.
  • Filmstalker: Secret hidden in Cloverfield ending 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.filmstalker.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ I would however try to use all my energy to get someone qualified to go over there and rescue her.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 30 January 2010 1:44 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In the new trailer theres a second in that you can see something moving on the ground, when the Monster vanishes behind a building.
  • What'sCloverfield?: The Cloverfield Monster – What we know so far! (First Videos on YouTube) 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC whatscloverfield.blogspot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[Rob considers, then begins running towards the building. Lilly follows]
Hud: Wait! .No, never mind!^ Oh and SpudMonkey, there is no Cloverfield 2 even on script yet, never mind filmed.
  • Filmstalker: Secret hidden in Cloverfield ending 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.filmstalker.co.uk [Source type: General]

No, that's a bad idea! Hey! That's a bad idea, I take that back!

.Hud: [running up a staircase] How could they not know anything about it?^ They know how the public will react.
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Anyone know anything else about the marketing?
  • Cloverfield: 1 month before Release and Nothing?! [Archive] - The Official Michael Bay Forums 16 September 2009 12:32 UTC www.shootfortheedit.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There aren't that many people outside the net who know anything about it.
  • Cloverfield: 1 month before Release and Nothing?! [Archive] - The Official Michael Bay Forums 16 September 2009 12:32 UTC www.shootfortheedit.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Unless- maybe they're like, in on it, you know?^ I think you're going to like it.
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I know what you're talking about.
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But they're missing the point; the real story is the one you're supposed to construct around the faux historical artifact that you're watching.
  • Cloverfield | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 30 January 2010 1:44 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Like maybe the government created it or something.^ (More likely)..There was talk earlier in the thread of a "slushy" substance or something, that caused the accelerated growth of a Bathyl/Hadeal organism, thus creating the monster.
  • Filmstalker: Secret hidden in Cloverfield ending 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.filmstalker.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ I think it's a explosion maybe a piece of the statue was chucked and hit something like a fuel depo shipping station at the port.
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Maybe it will turn into some big thing like Star Wars or something where there are conventions and everyone dresses up like Rob or any of the other characters.
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Rob: Do we have to talk about this now, Hud?^ Matt Reeves said he could do part 2, Then it would be filmed from another perspective, im talking about a dude filming on the brigde where Hud was filming, they filmed eachother, That's was Matt Reeves said...
  • Filmstalker: Secret hidden in Cloverfield ending 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.filmstalker.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ BUT, during the party when Rob is feeling down about Beth, Hud comes over with the camera and Rob asks him if he switched “the tape” and he says “tape” a few times.
  • ‘Cloverfield’ Mythos Explored: Monsters + Marketing = Millions 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC geeksofdoom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Just wondering, is it save to actually talk about the movie now?
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Hud: Well, I need to talk about something, because if I don't I'm going to actually shit my pants in this stairwell.^ Something to talk about through the holidays.
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And yes, go ahead and think about talking shit on me.
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I go by H.P. for reason's I do not care to talk about.
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


.Beth: [sees monster stomping down the street towards them as they cross a rooftop] What is that?!^ In the trailer…When they are going to the rooftop just before the explosion, you can see Rob..
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The rig you see being destroyed in the video is where they were digging for secret ingredient deep below the sea, this is where cloverfeild monster was.
  • Filmstalker: Secret hidden in Cloverfield ending 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.filmstalker.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ If you look at this picture and compare it with the few seconds we see of the monster in the video, you can tell that they are the same thing.
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Hud: It's a terrible thing.
. . .
[While trying to pass down a flight of stairs, Rob encounters a parasite and impales it with a fire ax]
.Beth: Oh my God!^ Oh my god!
  • Cloverfield | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 30 January 2010 1:44 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The dialogue was a lot of "Oh my god!
  • Cloverfield | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 30 January 2010 1:44 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Oh, my god.
  • JJ Abrams drops Harry a Line on all this 1-18-08 stuff! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

What is that?
.Hud: I don't know, something else!^ I don't know if it was really gone or if something was up with my PC. .
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Or a movie from the military's POV? They have to know something we don't.
  • Cloverfield [Archive] - Page 3 - VG Cats Forum 16 September 2009 12:32 UTC forum.vgcats.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I don't know about that picture H.P. It kind of makes the monster look like something Disney might cook up.
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Also terrible!

.Hud: [talking about the monster] Maybe it flew here from another planet.^ Since the creature's skin is just about indestructable maybe the parasites bites just made the creature bigger and maybe that explains the monster's size change throughout the film.
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I respect you a lot H.P. but this, along with you believing the monster is in the shot when they're talking about going into the middle of the city, is incorrect and you're digging too deep.
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Geezer, I assumed that the fighting the call sheet talks about was the military fighting the monster.
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Marlena: What, like Superman?
Hud: Yeah, like- hold on. .You know who Superman is?^ As to the rest of you guys (you know who you are): Totally off topic.
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ummm……yeah anyone who has spent as much time on here as I have knows everything you just mentioned "Know-It-All".
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Anyone who’s seen those films will know what I mean, and if you haven’t, well, it doesn’t really matter.
  • Cloverfield Review | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine 30 January 2010 1:44 UTC blogs.discovermagazine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Marlena: [turns around and acts very shocked] Oh my God!^ Oh my god!
  • Cloverfield | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 30 January 2010 1:44 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ OH MY GOD, the composition!"
  • Beaming Beeman: SEASON 2 EPISODE 9 - "CAUTIONARY TALES" 16 September 2009 12:32 UTC gregbeeman.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ The dialogue was a lot of "Oh my god!
  • Cloverfield | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 30 January 2010 1:44 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.YOU know who Superman is?^ As to the rest of you guys (you know who you are): Totally off topic.
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ummm……yeah anyone who has spent as much time on here as I have knows everything you just mentioned "Know-It-All".
  • J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield / 1-18-08 Trailer Officially Hits! « FirstShowing.net 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I also know that there are many of you who want to see the film fresh on Friday.
  • Cloverfield Spoilers: Movies: UGO 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC movieblog.ugo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Oh my God, are you aware of Garfield?^ Oh my god!
  • Cloverfield | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 30 January 2010 1:44 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ OH MY GOD, the composition!"
  • Beaming Beeman: SEASON 2 EPISODE 9 - "CAUTIONARY TALES" 16 September 2009 12:32 UTC gregbeeman.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ The dialogue was a lot of "Oh my god!
  • Cloverfield | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 30 January 2010 1:44 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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Cloverfield
Directed by Matt Reeves
Produced by J. J. Abrams
Bryan Burk
Written by Drew Goddard
Starring Michael Stahl-David
Mike Vogel
Odette Yustman
Lizzy Caplan
Jessica Lucas
T. J. Miller
Robin Williams
Kirsten Dunst
Samuel L. Jackson
Bonnie Hunt
Owen Wilson
Thorn Thompson
Breanna Thompson
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
DreamWorks Pictures
Release date(s) January 17 2008 (NZ[1] and AU)[2]
January 18 2008 (US and Canada)
February 1 2008 (UK)[3]
February 18 2009(US, UK, AU, NZ, Canada, and Japan)
Running time 90 min.
Country  United States
Language English
Budget $25 million[4]
Preceded by Teen Titans
Official website
Allmovie profile
IMDb profile

Cloverfield is a 2008 movie about a giant monster that attacks New York City. The movie was filmed to look like it was done by a personal camera. It is produced by J. J. Abrams and directed by Matt Reeves. In Tokyo, Japan, a giant monster that attacked Tokyo, and the police came to the middle of the city.

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