The role of a director involves a lot of dedication and imagination. When a director takes on a project, it is a huge commitment of time and energy to see it through to the end and produce a result of which they are proud. Therefore, it makes sense to assume that a director would be so proud of their work that they would want to watch the movie at a later date. It may surprise you to learn that Steven Spielberg has said that there is only one of his movies he would watch.
Steven Spielberg is one of the most talented and best-known directors in the world. His career spans over 50 years and he has an impressive list of directorial credits to his names. Most of his movies are big hits at the box office and receive fantastic reviews from the critics and the public alike. Some of his biggest movies include ‘Jaws’, ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’, and ‘Schindler’s List’, to name just a few. However, he does not spend time watching any of these movies.
There is an HBO documentary about his life and work called ‘Spielberg’. While he was attending the premiere of this, he told reporters that he preferred not to dwell. He says that there is just one exception to this rule and that the only movie he has directed that he plans to watch is ‘E.T.’
He went on to explain that he can’t wait to watch this movie with his grandchildren for the first time. He wants to guide them through the experience making sure they know it is only scary for a short while and that E.T. doesn’t die in the film.
E.T. is a 1982 science-fiction family fantasy movie about an extra-terrestrial that got stranded on earth and is trying to make it home. He is befriended by a young boy called Elliot who helps him to go home. The film was an instant hit with moviegoers and remains a much-loved family film to this day. Therefore, it is possible to see why this film is one of Spielberg’s personal favorites and why he would want to watch it with his grandchildren.
The movie was written by Melissa Mathison and featured special effects by Dennis Muren and Carlo Rambaldi. The film starred Henry Thomas, Dee Wallace, Drew Barrymore, Robert MacNaughton, Pat Welsh, and Peter Coyote.
The movie was released on June 11, 1982, in the United States and was an instant success. In fact, it stayed at the top of the box office for six weeks. By 1983, E.T had overtaken Star Wars as the highest grossing film of all-time. The movie was made on a budget of $10 million and grossed $729.9 million at the worldwide box office. The movie was even adapted into a novel called ‘E.T.: The Book of the Green Planet’ by William Kotzwinkle.
Fans of Spielberg can watch the premiere of ‘Spielberg on HBO on October 7, 2017. It is a chance to get a true insight into this talented director and find out more about his work and personal life.
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