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Super 8
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Jun 5, 2011
J. J. Abrams - Super 8
Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Hills

Q1: This has to be a tough one to publicize because you don't want us to say too much about it, do you?
JJA: Honestly, I trust you. So, I just want to try and allow...I don't know. I just feel like you have to see a trailer and the trailer's over and you feel, like, 'I've just seen the movie.' So, part of it was just about trying to allow people to have a sense of discovery the way that, at least in '79, I went to the movies and I didn't feel like I'd seen every single detail of the film between clips and trailers and commercials and stuff and magazines and online. It just feels like people are force fed so much stuff. To try and keep a little bit of it surprising for the audience was a part of the goal.

Q2: This is really an homage to the '80's Amblin films and the [Steven] Spielberg film from that period. What was the secret to capturing that ambiance, that feel?
JJA: Well, the thing about 'Super 8' was that it was in...

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