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Spielberg (2017)

A documentary on the life and career of one of the most influential film directors of all time, Steven Spielberg.

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Himself - Former President of MCA Inc. / Universal
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A documentary on the life and career of one of the most influential film directors of all time, Steven Spielberg.

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Direct from the heart. See more »


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7 October 2017 (USA)  »

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Trivia

There is no reference to Spielberg's movie "Always" , except brief appearance of Holly Hunter. See more »

Goofs

A clip of "Wayne's World 2" (1993) that parodies "Jurassic Park" is incorrectly labeled as "Wayne's World" (1992). The first "Wayne's World" film could not have included a parody of "Jurassic Park," since "Jurassic Park" had not yet been filmed when "Wayne's World" was released in 1992. See more »

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Herself - Film Critic: He speaks cinema as if it's his native language.
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Referenced in Filmbarátok Podcast: Episode #1.133 (2017) See more »

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Saccharine sentimentality, fawning and ultimately boring
9 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

This could have been great, especially given the access the filmmakers obviously had and the stature of the people interviewed. Instead it's an overlong, boring and unimaginatively grovelling look at Spielberg's life and career. Apart from a few tantalizing clips of a young Spielberg at work there's absolutely nothing new here and it just sinks into an extended EPK-level parade of sycophantic comments and backslapping, intended, it seems, more to curry favor with Hollywood establishment power than to offer any perception or insight into a master filmmaker, his films and his methods. Like the syrupy sentimentality of Spielberg at his worst, this is more of a protracted, tedious, sugar-coated eulogy than a perceptive and insightful documentary. It seems to me that the filmmakers are more fearful of incurring Spielberg's displeasure than presenting something engaging, new and compelling. What an awful waste of an incredible opportunity.


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