This print from Standard Designs made me very happy, but when I saw that there weren't any more up for sale, I was back in a funk. Now that I think about it, that's an appropriate Morrissey moment.
Is well-meaning nostalgia enough to sustain a film? I wondered that while I watched Super 8. Even though I'm a nostalgia fetishist, I think the answer is no. Watching it, my thoughts were focused the imitation. "Great ranch house. Very 70s." "I wonder if that lens flare is real or CGI?" "Did braces really look like that in 1979?" As always, I'm with A.O. Scott. It was like Close Encounters with the awe digitally extracted.