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Old November 20th, 2007, 09:10 PM   #16
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Just took a look at the trailer for Cloverfield and boy...it looks really exciting!

[Of course... coming a month after "I Am Legend" which also sees some of the same landmarks being destroyed]

Its good, in my opinion, that we can have an appetite for these kind of films again after 9/11.

I really love the handheld/home-video style, it gives you the "you are there" feel.

http://www.apple.com/trailers/paramount/11808/
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Old November 20th, 2007, 09:14 PM   #17
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I like how the footage isn't quite as grainy as the teaser; I think it's because they shot it on the Genesis. Handheld Genesis must not be fun, if you're the Camera Operator!

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Old November 21st, 2007, 04:40 AM   #18
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Ethan Haas definitely has nothing to do with "Cloverfield". Ethan Haas was a marketing campaign for the game "Alpha Omega". Hence all the references to 'the beginning is the end' etc throughout the Ethan Haas Was Right website.

I think "Cloverfield" will be a cool film if they take the approach of the HP Lovecraft mythos. However, if it's just another Godzirra then I fear it may well be naff.

By the way to prove this, either google the Alpha Omega website or just finish the 5 levels of the Ethan Haas website.

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Old November 21st, 2007, 09:16 AM   #19
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Dave,

We've been on so many wild goose chases, it's unbelievable. I can't wait for the movie.

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Old November 21st, 2007, 09:32 AM   #20
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So what does everyone think?

HP Lovecraft?

Godzilla rip off?

Fire breathing lion?
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Old November 21st, 2007, 09:54 AM   #21
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I like how the footage isn't quite as grainy as the teaser; I think it's because they shot it on the Genesis. Handheld Genesis must not be fun, if you're the Camera Operator!

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Heath, you have no idea. Shouldering the Genesis all up (i.e. with the deck onboard) sucks bigtime. Not to mention the fact that there's the option of "keep it rolling, one more" which means that you can end holding it for 10...15...20 minutes etc. Luckily the new flash drive is starting to make appearances which shaves off a good 7 lb from what I hear.

I did notice a shift from the 1/3" look to a Genesis look in the trailers once they get outside the party. There is something definitely more scary about the destruction-of-the-city CGI routine when it is seen from street level as opposed to the usual God's-eye view/fake helicopter shots.
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Old November 22nd, 2007, 08:05 AM   #22
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Here's a new one.

This is from a connected (maybe) website called Rage of the Gods (possible lovecraft hint?)

http://www.rageofthegods.com/demonsc...erthiscode.jpg

Anyone any good at cracking codes?

The 4 digit string 1942 appears more than any other string but I just can't see the pattern in there.

SCRAP THAT, another red herring. rageofthegods.com has nothing to do with cloverfield either.

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Old November 22nd, 2007, 09:21 AM   #23
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Lots of wild goose chases, trust me. Here's a list of sites that are definitely tied to Cloverfield:

www.1-18-08.com

www.cloverfieldmovie.com

http://www.slusho.jp/ (Slusho!, a fictional Japanese Slushee-type drink, showed up on Heroes the other night)

http://www.tagruato.jp/index2.php (owners of the fictional Slusho!--they're a drilling company Rob in the movie is allegedly going to work for, hence the party)

http://www.boldfutura.jp/ (this one I'm not so sure of)

http://www.jamieandteddy.com/ (the girl is in the movie, but not in the latest trailer; password: jllovesth)

http://www.cloverfieldnews.com/2007/...-page-updates/ (links to a few of the characters' MySpace pages)

Other:

http://www.cloverfieldnews.com/ (my favorite Cloverfield fan/news site)

http://cloverfieldclues.blogspot.com/ (my other favorite C.F. fan/news site)

Some analysis of the monster seen briefly in the trailer.

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Old November 22nd, 2007, 09:27 AM   #24
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ps-The big corporation updated its site with news that may further hint what's going on. Is the monster freed from below the sea (Tagruato is a deep sea drilling company), or did Slusho!, owned by the corporation, create it through some strange, genetic experiments?

http://cloverfieldclues.blogspot.com...c-article.html

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