J.J. Abrams Gives Us A Tour of Super 8’s Pop-Culture Artifacts

The film “Super 8” is a valentine to amateur moviemaking, vintage coming-of-age  films and the pop-culture texture of the late 1970s and early 1980s — so, essentially, the sci-fi thriller is also a tour through the mind and heart of writer-director J.J. Abrams. Nowhere is that more evident than the “Super 8″ scenes that follow the young characters into their rooms at home; the walls, floors and desks are cluttered with carefully chosen artifacts from the long-gone era of vinyl and polyester. Abrams and the L.A. Times Hero Complex discussed some of the retro backdrops that are, for Abrams, touchstones  from the movie of his own memories. Read the article HERE.

Published by Larry Fire

I write an eclectic pop culture blog called THE FIRE WIRE that features articles about books, comics, music, movies, television, gadgets, posters, toys & more!

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