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Cloverfield (2008)

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Revolves around a monster attack in New York as told from the point of view of a small group of people.

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Storyline

Cloverfield follows five New Yorkers from the perspective of a hand-held video camera. The movie is exactly the length of a DV Tape and a sub-plot is established by showing bits and pieces of video previously recorded on the tape that is being recorded over. The movie starts as a monster of unknown origin destroys a building. As they go to investigate, parts of the building and the head of the Statue of Liberty come raining down. The movie follows their adventure trying to escape and save a friend, a love interest of the main character. Written by Pip Carlson

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Some Thing Has Found Us


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Rated PG-13 for violence, terror and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£3,485,956 (UK) (1 February 2008)

Gross:

$80,034,302 (USA) (4 April 2008)
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Trivia

J.J. Abrams has used the number 47 extensively on past projects. In Alias (2001) it played great importance as a page on Rambaldi's manuscript, and as a recurring pointer to important motifs. It should come as no surprise that "Cloverfield" is the designation to the case of the images found on Area US-447. Also, in the scenes where they're taking the stairs up to the top of the skyscrapers to save Beth, one of the floor numbers filmed is the 47th. See more »

Goofs

It would be impossible for any consumer camcorder to survive a 300 foot drop from the monster's mouth. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Rob Hawkins: It's 6:42 AM. Beth's dad's place. He's out of town. And it's already a good day.
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Referenced in At the Movies: Episode #5.41 (2008) See more »

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Do I Have Your Attention
Performed by The Blood Arm
Written by Nathaniel Fregoso, John Amos & Dyan Valdes
Courtesy of Because Music
By Arrangement with Zync Music Inc.
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Much better than anticipated
8 June 2009 | by (Copenhagen, Denmark) – See all my reviews

I didn't have high hopes for this one, having read the reviews. Monster movie meets Blair Witch. But it's absolutely an OK flick.

Great effects and an extremely cool apocalyptic atmosphere. Definitely worth a watch.

Hand-held camera can be tiring, yes - but in this case, and combined with the great effects, it works.

The plot itself isn't exactly news, but as it's all seen from the antagonists point of view and with no further explanation, you really get that "what would I have done"-feeling.

Yes, we need explanations, but I really like that Abrams hasn't tried to tag on an ending explaining what happened.


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