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Minority Report Ending Explained: What Happens to John?

I had Minority Report wrong. When you look at it in the context of Steven Spielberg’s overall filmography, the film’s ending seems like it follows in the footsteps of movies like Schindler’s List, Saving Private Ryan, and even A.I. Artificial Intelligence. Spielberg is a director who doesn’t really go for ambiguous endings and wants to […]

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Band Of Brothers’ Bastogne Forest Wasn’t Actually A Forest At All

It’s known that HBO’s 10-part miniseries “Band of Brothers” is something of an extension of Steven Spielberg’s celebrated 1998 war film “Saving Private Ryan.” Part of the reverence for the Spielberg-Tom Hanks co-creation comes from an appreciation for the meticulously re-created history, from Belgian villages to liberated concentration camps; the production even shares the filming location […]

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The Fablesmans Is Steven Spielberg’s Most Personal Work on Jewish Faith

Steven Spielberg is among the most quintessentially “American” filmmakers of all time; while his films span countless genres and appeal to a variety of different generations, Spielberg has always taken a keen interest in both examining and contesting what “patriotism” really is. Whether it’s the bravery of a world-weary archeologist in Raiders of the Lost […]

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Oliver Stone’s Tough Platoon Shoot Almost Made Charlie Sheen Walk Away

Chances are if you’ve seen an American war film in the last 30 years, the name Dale Dye might ring a bell. Dye is a former Marine captain whose brief cameos and appearances are peppered throughout action films like “Under Siege,” “Mission: Impossible,” “Starship Troopers,” and “Saving Private Ryan.” After his first onscreen appearance in […]

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Steven Spielberg Calls The Fabelmans Personal, But Not Just For His Fans

There are few filmmakers that have as extensive and iconic a filmography as Steven Spielberg. The legendary directory has been at the head of massive blockbuster franchises like Jurassic Park and Indiana Jones, gut-wrenching historical films like Schindler’s List and Saving Private Ryan, and, most recently, a musical with West Side Story. With his next […]

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Disney Stopped Andrew Scott From Having A Larger Part In Saving Private Ryan

“Saving Private Ryan” is known for having a brilliant ensemble cast filled with well-known names, even in the smallest of roles. The Steven Spielberg-directed film housed many young performances from up-and-coming actors as armies of soldiers due to the epic scale captured in the war film. For instance, Vin Diesel’s brief role tends to stand […]

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Classic Films Steven Spielberg Almost Directed, From Oldboy to Harry Potter

Does any director have a better filmography than Steven Spielberg? It’s all a matter of opinion, but when you see a list that includes Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T., Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List, Saving Private Ryan, and Catch Me If You Can — and you’re not even a quarter of the way through […]

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Every Main Character In Band Of Brothers Ranked Worst To Best

The true stories of heroism in World War II have inspired some of the greatest films of all time. Throughout film history, war films have examined various aspects of combat. While films like “Saving Private Ryan” and “The Thin Red Line” explored the plight of soldiers in the heat of combat, “Bridge On The River Kwai” […]

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