Super 8 Train Crash Brings Back Happy Spielberg Memories

Steven Spielberg - Super 8 Train Crash Brings Back Happy Spielberg Memories

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Scenes of a train crash in Steven Spielberg's new film Super 8 are of extreme significance in the movie mogul's life - because the first thing he shot on camera was his model trains colliding.
The filmmaker acts as producer on the movie and he admits it was a caboose collision that first got him interested in the art of making movies as a kid.
He tells Entertainment Weekly magazine, "I was denied a chance to break my trains for the 20th time. My dad said, 'You break your trains one more time, I'm taking the set away.'
"So I took my dad's movie camera and staged the final train wreck... I shot one train going left to right, and the other train going right to left, and then shot both running into each other.
"After that, I was able to enjoy watching the trains collide without having to risk breaking them."


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