History Film / Super8

16th Aug '17 7:58:16 PM nombretomado
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* XMeetsY: The movie is ''Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial'', ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}'', ''Film/TheGoonies'', ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind'', and a few dashes of ''Film/StarTrek'' (2009).
14th May '17 3:59:40 PM LarryMullen
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* CaliforniaDoubling: West Virginia covered for Ohio.



* TechnologyMarchesOn:
** The film has Walkman cassette players just hitting the market. And because it's 1979, none of the kids have cell phones or computers to keep in touch with each other. They do have two-way radios, though.
** The 3-day (minimum) turnaround time to have the film developed is a crucial PlotPoint. While Super 8 film and cameras still exist and are ''still popular'' [[http://www.slate.com/id/2296616/ with amateur film-makers]] (and some professionals), kids in an otherwise similar present-day setting would most likely use instantly-viewable digital, especially since any amateur contest would require the content to be uploaded rather than mailed on physical media.
23rd Jan '17 12:44:01 AM eroock
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* TraumaSwing: The film opens with Joe sitting alone on a swing mourning his mother's death.
29th Sep '16 3:21:55 PM Damar
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* KarmaHoudnini: The alien kills at least a dozen innocent townsfolk including the sheriff and a woman, yet the audience is expected to sympathize with it and feel good when it leaves Earth.

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* KarmaHoudnini: KarmaHoudini: The alien kills at least a dozen innocent townsfolk including the sheriff and a woman, yet the audience is expected to sympathize with it and feel good when it leaves Earth.
29th Sep '16 3:19:32 PM Damar
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* KarmaHoudnini: The alien kills at least a dozen innocent townsfolk including the sheriff and a woman, yet the audience is expected to sympathize with it and feel good when it leaves Earth.
22nd Sep '16 4:31:25 AM Vandegraff1
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* [[ClusterFBomb Cluster S-Bomb]]: As summarized by none other than JamesRolfe, "Coming from a [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd guy that says shit a lot]], these kids say shit ''all the time''."

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* [[ClusterFBomb Cluster S-Bomb]]: As summarized by none other than JamesRolfe, "Coming from a [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd guy that says shit 'shit' a lot]], these kids say shit 'shit' ''all the time''."
22nd Sep '16 4:29:41 AM Vandegraff1
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* Bookdumb: Joe. His talents are obviously placed outside school subjects. In one scene he hides a test marked "C-" from Alice.

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* Bookdumb: BookDumb: Joe. His talents are obviously placed outside school subjects. In one scene he hides a test marked "C-" from Alice.
27th Nov '15 1:25:53 PM Morgenthaler
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->''"There's a reason that ''Super 8'', its cool thrills, also seems a work of innocence: it takes incidental inspiration from the films of a director who, back in 1979, was the J.J. Abrams of his day. Look closely and you'll see that ''Super 8'' [[GenreThrowback is a medley of tropes from the films of Spielberg's early prime.]]"''

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->''"There's a reason that ''Super 8'', its cool thrills, also seems a work of innocence: it takes incidental inspiration from the films of a director who, back in 1979, was the J.J. Abrams of his day. Look closely and you'll see that ''Super 8'' [[GenreThrowback is a medley of tropes from the films of Spielberg's early prime.]]"''"''
27th Nov '15 1:25:34 PM Morgenthaler
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* RecycledTrailerMusic: If the music from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCRQQCKS7go this trailer]] sounds familiar, that's because it was from the movie ''{{Cocoon}}''. It can also be heard in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEzTeHJUk3k this trailer]] for ''Cocoon: The Return''.

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* RecycledTrailerMusic: If the music from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCRQQCKS7go this trailer]] sounds familiar, that's because it was from the movie ''{{Cocoon}}''.''Film/{{Cocoon}}''. It can also be heard in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEzTeHJUk3k this trailer]] for ''Cocoon: The Return''.
22nd Oct '15 2:49:25 AM PaulA
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* TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou: At the end of "[[ShowWithinAShow The Case]]," Charles talks directly to the audience, only to be interrupted by a zombie tearing out his throat. It's a ShoutOut to grindhouse movies that did the exact same thing, and to the framing stories of a few ''AlfredHitchcockPresents'' episodes being invaded by the primary plots.

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* TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou: At the end of "[[ShowWithinAShow The Case]]," Charles talks directly to the audience, only to be interrupted by a zombie tearing out his throat. It's a ShoutOut to grindhouse movies that did the exact same thing, and to the framing stories of a few ''AlfredHitchcockPresents'' ''Series/AlfredHitchcockPresents'' episodes being invaded by the primary plots.
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