Win tickets to the Odeon, Weston

The Weston & Somerset Mercury has teamed up with the Odeon, Weston, to offer two lucky readers the chance to each win a...

THE casting process for the latest Odeon release, Cloverfield (15) was carried out in secret and no script was sent to candidates.A shroud of secrecy has embraced this much-hyped film from production to its release.To prevent the leaking of plot information, instead of auditioning the actors with scenes from the film, scripts from J Abrams' previous productions were used, such as television series' Alias and Lost.The trailer, which has been screened in cinemas recently, reveals that the film has been edited to look as if it was filmed with a one hand camera, including jump cuts similar to ones found in home movies.The official website also gives little away, with the synopsis stating that the film is about five young New Yorkers who throw their friend a going away party on the same fateful night that a monster the size of a skyscraper descends upon the city.Told from the point of view of the friends' video camera, the movie documents their attempts to survive the most surreal, horrifying event of their lives.The movie begins with no opening credits and a time code rolling at the bottom of the screen declares that the viewers are looking at property of the US pertaining to US case designate Cloverfield, found in an area formerly known as Central Park.Cloverfield opened in 3,411 theatres on January 18 in the US and made $41 million on its opening weekend, making it the most successful January release of all time. Worldwide it has grossed $56 million.* The Weston & Somerset Mercury has teamed up with the Odeon, Weston, to offer two lucky readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to see a film of their choice, subject to availability. To enter please answer the following question: The film Cloverfield is set in which US city?* Closes: 9am on February 8.* Usual Archant rules apply and the editor's decision is final. Please check the availability with Weston Odeon box office before arrival with your winning tickets.


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