Tag Archives: Steven Spielberg

THE BFG

What motivates an artist to return time and time again to the formative and gentle years of childhood? Is it a rejection of the adult world, the world of responsibility and accountability? Or is it a plea to the next … Continue reading

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BRIDGE OF SPIES

James B. Donovan (Tom Hanks) is a kind man in a cruel world. Rare considering that Donovan is an insurance lawyer in the middle of the Cold War. Donovan — who served on the Nuremberg Trails — is recruited to … Continue reading

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Born On This Day – December 18, 1946

“For me, it’s someone – a protagonist – who is no longer in control of his life, who loses control and then has to somehow regain it. That’s good drama.” “I dream for a living.” –Steven Spielberg

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Born On This Day – December 18

“Louis B. Mayer’s arm around your shoulder meant his hand was closer to your throat.” –Jules Dassin “I think all children experience filmmaking. When their parents buy them a birthday present of little characters, soliders, little men-when I was a … Continue reading

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In Their Words – Tuesday, July 23, 2013

“I always like to think of the audience when I am directing. Because I am the audience.” –Steven Spielberg

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In Their Words – Sunday, April 14, 2013

“I interpret my dreams one way and make a movie out of them and people see my movies and make them part of their dreams.” –Steven Spielberg

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Movie Beat – 04.05.13

André Gregory: Before and After Dinner – Most people know André Gregory from My Dinner With Andre, a filmed conversation on life with his close friend and collaborator Wallace Shawn. Others know of his extensive work in the theater, some may … Continue reading

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2012: A Year At The Movies

2012 was a magnificent year for the movies. They are more diverse, more personal, and more magical than ever. Yes, there was the onslaught of the usual blockbuster fare, sequels left and right, and the mighty flops that were John … Continue reading

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In Their Words – Tuesday, December 18, 2012

“Being a movie-maker means you get to live many, many lifetimes. It’s the same reason audiences go to movies, I think. When my daughter Sasha was 5 years old, we would be watching something on TV and she’d point to … Continue reading

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LINCOLN & A ROYAL AFFAIR

It’s the end of the year, and that means that the theaters are loaded up with movies that are all vying for spots on Top Ten Lists and those all important Oscars nominations. Films about important things are seen as important … Continue reading

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