10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Super 8
From Screen Rant:
J.J. Abrams has had an incredible career in Hollywood, known for creating Alias, co-creating Lost, and producing dozens of movies and TV shows. Abrams has also directed two of the sequel trilogy’s Star Wars films, two Star Trek films, and the third Mission Impossible.
In 2011, he directed the only film of his career that isn’t a sequel to an ongoing franchise: Super 8. This film pays homage to Sci-Fi flicks of the ‘70s, while also telling a heartwarming tale about a group of kids with a passion for filmmaking. Super 8 came out eight years ago, but there are some things you may not know about the monster flick. Here are 10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Super 8.
You’ll want to read the entire article. It’s excellent.
10 SEVERAL OF THE CREW MEMBERS MADE SUPER 8 FILMS
9 THEY INTERVIEWED 5,000 KIDS
8 JOEL COURTNEY EVEN HAD TO AUDITION 14 TIMES
7 THEY GOT TO KEEP THEIR BIKES
6 CITIZENS OF WEIRTON ACTUALLY APPEARED IN THE TOWN MEETING SCENE
5 NEVILLE PAGE CREATED THE MONSTER
4 THE FILMMAKERS PAID TRIBUTE TO WEIRTON OHIO’S LEGACY
3 THE CINEMATOGRAPHER DOUBLED AS AN ON-SET MAGICIAN
2 THERE WAS AN ARG FOR THE FILM
1 THERE’S A MEANING BEHIND OPERATION WALKING DISTANCE