Matt Reeves, seen on the left, is probably best know for his work on Felicity with JJ Abrams, seen on the right.
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MTV: ‘Star Trek’ Trailer Boldly Goes To ‘Cloverfield’ Audiences
... “Cloverfield” director Matt Reeves has told MTV News that Paramount has picked his monster flick as the venue to unveil the “Trek” trailer ...IGN: Exclusive: Cloverfield Director Speaks!
... when the first draft of the script came out it was Cloverfield. It's always been Cloverfield ...IGN: Exclusive: Cloverfield Director Speaks! Part Two
... anyone who has seen the clips from the film knows that "Cloverfield" is the case name that the government has assigned to whatever or whoever is doing all that destruction in New York ... "In the way that the Manhattan Project was the name of that program, that's what this is" ...
"We really wanted to make a movie where essentially, at the end of the day, it's this giant monster movie, ... and do it in this very [realistic] style as if it was found footage. [You] get to know these characters, and in a certain way [we got to] make a character relationship film."
"The inspiration came from the poster of Escape from New York," says Reeves of that darn head. "The poster had an image on it of the head of the Statue of Liberty and that image was nowhere in the movie! And it's an incredibly provocative image. And that was the source that inspired [producer] J.J. [Abrams] to say, 'Now this would be an interesting idea for a movie.'"...
...The idea, according to Reeves, is that since this footage has been found and is unedited, every time the camera cuts out indicates a jump forward in time. And in fact, the only cuts in the film are when the camera gets turned off...
... "That's the way that our film is incredibly different from Blair Witch ... So you're going to see the monster, you're going to see huge-scale destruction, you're going to see a lot of crazy stuff!"ShockTillYouDrop: Cloverfield Director Speaks!
At the last minute, when we were shooting the trailer, we wanted people to know - 'cause we hadn't created the monster yet - that it was a giant monster movie, we wanted a tease of that. I jumped to the microphone and said the line, "I saw it! It's alive! It's huge!" And one of the most amusing things is I had come home and someone on the web had taken that section and started to do an analysis on it and thought I said, "It was a lion."IESB: EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Cloverfield Director Matt Reeves!
[Slusho is] a connection, obviously, back to a reference to Alias and it's part of the involved connectivity between that and there's a - I don't know what you could call it - a sort of “meta-story” that is part of - almost like an origin story - that is connected.
Is it true ... the date in the film is actually [1-18-08]? No, that's not true. The two ways people referred to the movie where by its codename, Cloverfield, because there was knowledge of that, and just by the date. ... The date is just the date we come out and when everyone gets to see the movie.AICN: Capone interviews Matt Reeves - Director of CLOVERFIELD!
One of the movies that I saw recently that I thought was applicable, too, in terms of mood was the way CHILDREN OF MEN has those continuous takes. And you get this kind of building dread, and you experience that kind of thrilling, terrifying sense of continuous action that’s going on all around you, and you’re right in the middle of it ... There was something almost Kubrickian about the way it impassively turned; it was very haunting and evocative. But in this case, we knew that it was going to be so point-of-view driven that if the character fell, if the character went through any trauma and he was holding the camera, you were going to see that. ...I think we all felt from the beginning that you would have a particular connection with the person who was filming it, who you would see for very little of the film, ironically.* Also, don't forget to keep your eye out for TidoWave's upcoming "event"!