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TIME Reveals The Secrets Of The Newest J.J. Abrams Film, Super 8

J.J. Abrams is the master of mystery. He is the consummate hoarder of secrets, having his audience on the edge of their seats. Take a look at what movie greats have to say about this amazing writer and director. You can read the full article right here!

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  • 1. The Mystery Of "What's Inside The Boxcar"

    Super 8 required that J.J. build something original, slowly bringing the audience in on all his secrets. When and how to do this requires great skill and timing. As he puts it, "Withholding things in a story is no good if you aren't building to something substantial. It becomes foreplay without the main event, and no one wants that." (Source)

  • 2. The Secret Of "The Age of Innocence"

    Look closely with a discerning eye and you can see the subtle threads of incidental inspiration that come from Spielberg. The proof is in the classics that we all know and love including, The Sugarland Express, Jaws, Close Encounters of The Third Kind, Poltergeist and especially E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. (Source)

  • 3. "We both had idea fragments about our early 8-mm days, using friends to act and crew our movies." - Steven Spielberg

    Part of the magic of Super 8 is the true passion behind it. During the film, Spielberg and Abrams were able to revisit their boyhood love of movie-making. (Source)

  • 4. "I didn't want the film to look like it was made in 1979." - J.J. Abrams

    J.J. believes the real magic of Super 8 is with the skillful blend of elements from the many films of 1979. (Source)

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