Tagged: Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg (born December 18, 1946) is an American director, producer, and screenwriter. He is considered one of the founding pioneers of the New Hollywood era, as well as being viewed as one of the most popular directors and producers in film history. He is also one of the co-founders of DreamWorks Studios. In a career spanning more than four decades, Spielberg’s films have spanned many themes and genres. Spielberg’s early science-fiction and adventure films were seen as archetypes of modern Hollywood escapist film-making. In later years, his films began addressing humanistic issues such as the Holocaust, the transatlantic slave trade, civil rights, war, and terrorism. Spielberg won the Academy Award for Best Director for Schindler’s List and Saving Private Ryan, as well as receiving five other nominations. Three of Spielberg’s films—Jaws, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, and Jurassic Park—achieved box office records, originated and came to epitomize the blockbuster film. The unadjusted gross of all Spielberg-directed films exceeds $9 billion worldwide, making him the highest-grossing director in history.

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The Goonies (1985)

Old-fashioned yarn about a band of adventurous kids who take on the might of a property developing company which plans to destroy their home to build a country club. When the children discover an old pirate map in the attic, they follow it into an underground cavern in search of lost treasure but come up against plenty of dangerous obstacles along the way.

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Jurassic Park (1993)

Steven Spielberg’s massive blockbuster, paleontologists Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) and mathematician Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) are among a select group chosen to tour an island theme park populated by dinosaurs created from prehistoric DNA. While the park’s mastermind, billionaire John Hammond (Richard Attenborough), assures everyone that the facility is safe, they find out otherwise when various ferocious predators break free and go on the hunt.

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Poltergeist (1982)

Poltergeist Quote: “Hello? What do you look like? Talk louder, I can’t hear you! Hey, hello! Hello, I can’t hear you! Five. Yes. Yes. I don’t know. I don’t know.” – Carol Anne Steven Spielberg made it, and it’s widely considered a horror classic. So why is “Poltergeist” just ho-hum?...

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The Blues Brothers (1980)

The Blues Brothers Quote: “It’s 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark… and we’re wearing sunglasses.” – Elwood Blues Was 1980’s “Blue Brothers” a perfect movie? Special guest and soul music expert King Bee says yes! Blue Brothers transcended...

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Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Raiders of the Lost Ark Quote: “Do you realize what the Ark is? It’s a transmitter, It’s a radio for speaking to God.” – René Belloq Our mission is to answer “Were the movies we loved when growing up really that good?” Indiana Jones and The Raiders of The Lost...

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Gremlins (1984)

Gremlins Quote: “Give him to me. I’ll take him to the kennel, they’ll put him to sleep. It will be quick and painless compared to what I would do to him.” – Ruby Deagle Marty McFly, a typical American teenager of the Eighties, is accidentally sent back to his hometown...