Steven Spielberg

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Quotes (19)

  • Steven: I`ve learned that we can do just about anything under the sun with computers. So the question becomes, should we? Or, should we remind ourselves, as filmmakers, to be careful and remember that there is nothing more important than how a story is told? If storytelling becomes a byproduct of the digital revolution, then the medium itself is corrupted. On the other hand, if digital tools are simply a way to enhance a conventional story, then in that case, they can make telling that story easier. It`s easier and more practical to show 20,000 soldiers in the Crimean War using computers, obviously. So, that`s fine. But now, we have technology that can replace actors, or an entire performance in an already existing movie. We could cut out Humphrey Bogart and replace him with Vin Diesel, if somebody wanted. Who would want to? Well, there might be people who would. That`s why we have to be careful. Movies reflect our cultural heritage from the period in time in which they were made. Therefore, altering them can destroy that historical perspective. That`s disrespectful of history, which is a big issue for me. The situation is like walking a tightrope - we have to move forward, but we have to be careful.

  • Steven: After a scary movie about the world almost ending, we can walk into the sunlight and say, "Wow, everything`s still here. I`m OK!" We like to tease ourselves. Human beings have a need to get close to the edge and, when filmmakers or writers can take them to the edge, it feels like a dream where you`re falling, but you wake up just before you hit the ground.

  • Steven: I think every film I make that puts characters in jeopardy is me purging my own fears, sadly only to re-engage with them shortly after the release of the picture. I`ll never make enough films to purge them all.

  • Steven: I never felt comfortable with myself, because I was never part of the majority. I always felt awkward and shy and on the outside of the momentum of my friends' lives.

  • Steven: Every time I go to a movie, it's magic, no matter what the movie's about.

  • Steven: All of us every single year, we're a different person. I don't think we're the same person all our lives.

  • Steven: A lot of the films I've made probably could have worked just as well 50 years ago, and that's just because I have a lot of old-fashion values.

  • Steven: I wanted to do another movie that could make us laugh and cry and feel good about the world. I wanted to do something else that could make us smile. This is a time when we need to smile more and Hollywood movies are supposed to do that for people in difficult times.

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Trivia (41)

  • Steven has casted his pet dog, named Elmer, into some of the films he has filmed. They include Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Jaws.

  • Steven is mentioned in the song I Will Talk and Hollywood Will Listen.

  • Steven belives that E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial and Schindler's List, are his greatests films.

  • Steven looks ups to David Lean, as a role model.

  • In 1997, Steven was involved in car accident. He suffered from a shoulder injury.

  • Steven shoots all his movies on film, instead of shooting movies digitally.

  • Steven once dated Valerie Bertinelli.

  • Steven is a big fan of Doctor Who.

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