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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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Susan Lacy
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Spielberg ... Himself
Martin Scorsese ... Himself - Director
Richard Dreyfuss ... Himself - Actor
Bill Butler ... Himself - Cinematographer, Jaws
John Williams ... Himself - Composer
David Edelstein David Edelstein ... Himself - Film Critic
Michael Phillips ... Himself - Producer
Nancy Spielberg ... Herself - Sister
Anne Spielberg ... Herself - Sister
Janet Maslin Janet Maslin ... Herself - Film Critic
Sue Spielberg Sue Spielberg ... Herself - Sister
Leah Adler ... Herself - Parent
Arnold Spielberg ... Himself - Parent
J.J. Abrams ... Himself - Director
Sid Sheinberg ... Himself - Former President, 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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Just when you thought you knew everything about the man and his movies. See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Around 30 hours of interviews with Steven Spielberg were shot. 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 »

Quotes

Herself - Film Critic: He speaks cinema as if it's his native language.
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Connections

References Alice's Restaurant (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Original Score Excerpts from the Motion Picture 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull'
Music Composed and Conducted by John Williams
Courtesy of Paramount Pictures
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"Speilberg" Documentary.
12 October 2017 | by robobalboaSee all my reviews

What's confusing about this documentary is not what they decided to show, but what they decided to leave out. Maybe its too early for a full retrospective as the subject is still alive and working and creating, but then what exactly is the point of this documentary, other than it comes out on the 40th anniversary year of "Close Encounters"? After Spielberg shuffles off this mortal coil the interviews gained in the process of making this film will serve admirably in the making of what will probably have to be a series of documentary films that follow Steven Spielberg's life and career, but as it stands this seems like a Blu-Ray special feature. There are many years and films that are completely skipped or glossed over, there is barely a mention of all the success he's had as a producer, and there's no real build up or glory to his triumphs or his failures. It's surface-level and polite. it doesn't pose tough questions or try to answer anything either. I get that this is a puff piece, that in no way would anyone sign off on a documentary that paints them in a bad light, but this doesn't even make Spielberg *complicated*, even his relationship with his father is immediately forgiven and then brushed aside. What would be more interesting, and perhaps more revealing, would be Behind the Scenes documentaries that we already have that feature Spielberg, strung together with new interviews, and footage that presents context, and present his life this way. As it stands what this Doc offers is a quick overview and celebrity cameos that isn't all together uninteresting if only hindered by it's inability to commit to deep dives of the subject's career.


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