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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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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

Eric Leven - the visual effects supervisor - refers to the monster as "Clover". 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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Crazy Credits

At the end of the closing credits there is a garbled radio transmission which some say sounds like "Help us!", when played backward it says "It's still alive!" See more »

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Features 20000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) See more »

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Roar!
(Cloverfield overture)
Composed by Michael Giacchino
Performed by the Bratislava Orchestra (uncredited)
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Awesome, just awesome!
24 February 2008 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Cloverfield is nothing like your average Hollywood movie. Entirely filmed from the perspective of a (shaky) handy-cam, one would not expect a very visually attractive movie. This movie proves that this assumption would be so damn wrong. The story starts at a yuppie party, but then crap hits the fan. And when I mean crap hits the fan, it really does hit the fan hard. Cloverfield is a very intense movie and the first person view really makes you feel like you are in the middle of something that you would try to avoid in real life. It has been a long time ago that I sat through a movie with clenched fists and my jaw on the floor most of the time, but this movie managed to do so. Nevertheless the movie still has its funny moments, which are timed right, so it does not take away from the tension. I could say much more about this movie, but it is really something you should see for yourself. Get the tickets now!


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