Canon Super 8 camera, circa 1976. | Photo: Uberpruster / CC BY-SA 3.0 As part of my History in Technology class at N.C. State, I ha...
|Canon Super 8 camera, circa 1976. | Photo: Uberpruster / CC BY-SA 3.0|
So, what does this all mean? The release of the film created a buzz in our popular culture. For instance, contestants on the singing competition "American Idol" were given Super 8 film cameras to capture special moments while on the show. There was even a Super 8 app created which allowed users to film actual events in this format using their smartphones. With the movie, Abrams and Spielberg fused two worlds, more than thirty years apart, together. The duo showed how an outdated technology could be revived and used again in today's time.
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