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What Happened to Steven Spielberg?
Posted: 05 July 2012 02:47 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Close Encounters, ET were such positive thoughtful movies where aliens were nice guys.  Now he seems to only put out shlock sci-fi where the aliens are bads guys on a par with all the other B-movie directors. What happened? He certainly can’t be going broke.

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Posted: 05 July 2012 07:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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He is creatively bankrupt.

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Posted: 05 July 2012 08:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Yeah, at this point his best work is behind him.

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Posted: 06 July 2012 05:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Maybe we met some real aliens and found out their true intentions?  vampire

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Posted: 06 July 2012 07:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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See http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000229/

He may not be on the radar screen with anything that appeals to the likes of us, but he’s as busy as ever. If his best days are behind him, he didn’t get the news.

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Posted: 06 July 2012 10:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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FreeInKy - 06 July 2012 05:52 AM

Maybe we met some real aliens and found out their true intentions?  vampire

  That’s funny, because I sometimes wonder. If I was a big time director like Spielberg, I knew “the aliens were coming and they ain’t happy”, AND that the government would pay me a visit if I let the truth out, how would I warn people? Answer: make movies about it, and encourage all my director buddies to do the same.  It just seems nowadays every other movie has aliens as bad guys. Ya it’s just pop conspiracy theory, but then again…

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Posted: 07 July 2012 05:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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CuthbertJ - 06 July 2012 10:35 AM
FreeInKy - 06 July 2012 05:52 AM

Maybe we met some real aliens and found out their true intentions?  vampire

  That’s funny, because I sometimes wonder. If I was a big time director like Spielberg, I knew “the aliens were coming and they ain’t happy”, AND that the government would pay me a visit if I let the truth out, how would I warn people? Answer: make movies about it, and encourage all my director buddies to do the same.  It just seems nowadays every other movie has aliens as bad guys. Ya it’s just pop conspiracy theory, but then again…

you mean space aliens really are bad guys?

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Posted: 09 July 2012 08:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Ugh.  ET was insipid.  And Close Encounters was one of the most boring movies I’ve ever sat through.  Not that I like Spielberg’s newer work.  It’s all schmaltsy hack work.  I just find his work trite and predictable.  And a few notables aside (Indiana Jones freaking rules, except for that last unnameable abortion), it’s not my thing.

Now, I have no problem with movies where the aliens are good guys (or at least good guy-ish), I loved District 9, just…well, read above.

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Posted: 09 July 2012 07:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Dead Monky - 09 July 2012 08:08 AM

Ugh.  ET was insipid.  And Close Encounters was one of the most boring movies I’ve ever sat through.  Not that I like Spielberg’s newer work.  It’s all schmaltsy hack work.  I just find his work trite and predictable.  And a few notables aside (Indiana Jones freaking rules, except for that last unnameable abortion), it’s not my thing.

Now, I have no problem with movies where the aliens are good guys (or at least good guy-ish), I loved District 9, just…well, read above.

Hell yes!  Another Spielberg hater.

I hated ET and Close Encounters also; The only movies he’s directed that I like are Catch me if you can, the first three Indiana Jones, Empire of the Sun, and Twilight zone: the movie.

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Posted: 09 July 2012 10:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Nobody liked Schindler’s List?

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Posted: 10 July 2012 07:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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I’ve never seen it.

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Posted: 10 July 2012 05:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Dead Monky - 09 July 2012 08:08 AM

Now, I have no problem with movies where the aliens are good guys (or at least good guy-ish), I loved District 9, just…well, read above.

I really enjoyed that film. Very different take on aliens. (I like Alien Nation, but for different reasons.) grin

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Posted: 10 July 2012 06:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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GdB - 09 July 2012 10:36 PM

Nobody liked Schindler’s List?

I didn’t care much for it.

Liam Neeson did a fine acting job though.

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Posted: 11 July 2012 11:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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GdB - 09 July 2012 10:36 PM

Nobody liked Schindler’s List?

It was good as historical fiction goes.  It wasn’t what you would call a fun movie.

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Posted: 11 July 2012 12:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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GdB - 09 July 2012 10:36 PM

Nobody liked Schindler’s List?

It was good as historical fiction goes.  It wasn’t what you would call a fun movie.

I would say it was very good historical fiction, and pretty much history. And sure, it was not fun. But must good movies be fun?

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Posted: 12 July 2012 11:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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GdB - 11 July 2012 12:40 PM

I would say it was very good historical fiction, and pretty much history. And sure, it was not fun. But must good movies be fun?

The Pawn Broker had more impact even though it was fiction.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pawnbroker_(film)

But I was much younger when I saw it.  I would have to check it out again.

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