Did Steven Spielberg Direct Poltergeist?

Who directed Poltergeist is a question that has been raised many times between fans of the film ever since an article appeared in the L.A. Times in 1982. The article, about a set visit during principle photography, queried whether credited director Tobe Hooper was actually at the...

Top 10 Steven Spielberg Moments

Steven Spielberg has presided over some of cinema's most memorable scenes for the past 35 years. From the iconic lines "You're gonna need a bigger boat" and "Smile you son of a b****" to the shot of water ripples in Jurassic Park and the kids flying through the night sky...

Spielberg dares to parody himself in Jurassic Park

Having not seen the film for many years what struck me most was the postmodernist and self-reflexive attitude of the film, parodying the ‘event’ movie that Spielberg almost single-handedly created in the first place. It's a self-aware bit of humour that Spielberg isn't really...

Spielberg makes the impossible possible

Dan Rooney discusses how Steven Spielberg has made what was seemingly impossible cinematically possible. He says, "Motion Pictures are revered as the art form that can offer more emotion than any other medium. They are there to teach us and to transport us from our every day...

Top 10 Steven Spielberg Characters

Rodney Twelftree steps up to the plate for Top10Films and dares to run down a list of Spielberg's top 10 characters. Spielberg's characters are as iconic as his films from the whip-wielding Indiana Jones to the child-sized alien E.T. See who sticks in our mind in our latest top...

“You’re gonna need a bigger boat”: Introducing Steven Spielberg

Rose Jenkins takes a look at Steven Spielberg's career from his upbringing through to his early career in Hollywood and the invention of the blockbuster. Shoe writes: "Steven Spielberg is one of the most successful and famous directors of all time. Very few people in Hollywood...

Top 10 Family Films of All Time

The Radio Times here in the UK held a reader poll to discover the best family film of all time with over 2500 people voting Steven Spielberg’s “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial” number 1. It’s a curious list with only a couple of films (“E.T.”...
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