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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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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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Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Fabelmans’ Could Be the Oscar Frontrunner for Best Picture

Steven Spielberg brought his semi-autobiographical film, “The Fabelmans,” to the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 10, his first feature ever to debut at TIFF. To say that Spielberg is performing at the top of his game is no hyperbole. This dramatic opus, which pulls at the heartstrings, could bring Spielberg his third directing statuette […]

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Steven Spielberg Had Some Convenient Help Casting The Titular Role For War Horse

Steven Spielberg had already made at least two World War II classics in “Schindler’s List” and “Saving Private Ryan” by the time he had made “War Horse” in 2011. Throughout those movies, Spielberg seems to have stated very clearly the horrors and the evil prevalent about that conflict. He looked at the plight of persecuted […]

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Juliette Binoche Turned Down Spielberg for ‘Schindler’s,’ ‘Jurassic,’ and ‘Indiana Jones 3’

It turns out that Oscar-winning icon Juliette Binoche had at least three chances to work with Steven Spielberg but ultimately had to turn down all of them.As the “Both Sides of the Blade” star revealed to Variety, scheduling conflicts prohibited her from collaborating with Steven Spielberg on “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” “Schindler’s List,” […]

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David Cronenberg Has A Simple Philosophy When It Comes To Working With Actors

Some of the best filmmakers of all time are known for being total control freaks. “The Shining” director Stanley Kubrick is notoriously dictatorial on set, while David Fincher has a reputation for making actors shoot the same scenes over, and over, and over again. One cinematic master who would strongly disagree with this approach is […]

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Steven Spielberg Says He’s Done Directing Musicals After ‘West Side Story’

Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of “West Side Story” has earned rave reviews and plenty of Oscar buzz, with fans and critics praising Spielberg’s technical mastery and ability to make the 60-year-old musical feel relevant today. It’s one of Spielberg’s biggest directorial successes in recent memory, but don’t expect the director to helm more Broadway classics anytime […]

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Steven Spielberg Says He Won’t Direct Another Musical After ‘West Side Story’ at PGA Awards Breakfast

Ahead of tonight’s Producers Guild of America awards ceremony, the annual breakfast with the nominees for the Darryl F. Zanuck Award at the Skirball Cultural Center.The theme of the panel, moderated by PGA president Lisa Fisher, was Steven Spielberg, nominated as one of the producers for his musical “West Side Story.”During the conversation, the two-time […]

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The Power Of The Dog Ending Was Changed For The Better By Jane Campion

Oscar voters are feeling “The Power of the Dog,” with Jane Campion’s film having picked up 12 nominations, the most of any film this year. Campion herself is up for best director against Steven Spielberg for “West Side Story,” which serves as a rematch of the 66th Academy Awards, when Spielberg won the award for […]

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Kenneth Wannberg, Composer and Music Editor Who Worked With John Williams on ‘Star Wars’ Series and 50 Other Films, Dies at 91

Kenneth Wannberg, composer and Emmy-winning music editor who worked on nearly half of all John Williams’ films dating back to the late 1960s, died Jan. 27 at his home in Florence, Oregon. He was 91.Wannberg was best known as Williams’ music editor, working closely with the composer on more than 50 of his films. He […]

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