January 25, 2008

"Cloverfield" Nitpicks

While I very much I enjoyed the film, I too, thought it had certain believability problems. Here's Amelie Gillette, with a bit of a SPOILER ALERT!:

So it would take a while to walk through the darkened 6 line from Spring St. to 59th St.? So what? And it would also take more than a few seconds of running to get from 59th and Lexington to Columbus Circle? Big deal. It's not like the movie is presented as an uninterrupted document of the evening shot more-or-less in real time, right?
Yea, I assumed when they emerged from the subway it was already daylight. But no, apparently only about 30 minutes had passed.

Posted by Stephen Silver at January 25, 2008 11:33 AM

Okay, seriously? I don't know why everyone's all up in arms about the subway scenes. The camera is clearly turned off as there are cuts in all those scenes. I wouldn't be filming hours of walking in darkness if I had one battery and one tape. I'd turn it off. And, as you see in the movie, there are times when Hud does the same. I didn't find that unbelieable at all. Also, walking from an area a few blocks north of the Woolworth building to 5tth, without traffic and at a good pace, wouldn't take that long. A mile is 23 blocks, and I know I've done a walk over three miles in about an hour and a half (at most), so that doesn't bother me at all. The only thing that does is the fact that the girls did it all in high heels.

Posted by: Marti at January 28, 2008 04:42 PM

I have a problem with Sweet Young Thing In Short Dress covering that distance in the subway in those shoes, let alone wandering thru a debris covered city.

Posted by: Schultz at February 1, 2008 09:47 PM


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