A Steven Spielberg Poll (1994-2018)

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Poll Closing Date: Thursday, 5 July 2018 23:00 (in 4 months)

It's been nearly a decade since this: Steven Spielberg post-1993: Vote for the best

Time for a redo. Not closing until a few months after the latest opens.

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
Amistad (1997)
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
Minority Report (2002)
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
The Terminal (2004)
War of the Worlds (2005)
Munich (2005)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
War Horse (2011)
Lincoln (2012)
Bridge of Spies (2015)
The BFG (2016)
The Post (2017)
Ready Player One (2018)


Tarr Yang Preminger Argento Carpenter (Eric H.), Thursday, 1 February 2018 20:02 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Voting for either Munich or A.I..

Tarr Yang Preminger Argento Carpenter (Eric H.), Thursday, 1 February 2018 20:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

you've seen the final cut of Ready Player One?

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 1 February 2018 20:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Munich
A.I.
War of the Worlds
Lincoln

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 1 February 2018 20:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Minority Report winning this last time around was a travesty. Let's do better this time, ILX.

Tarr Yang Preminger Argento Carpenter (Eric H.), Thursday, 1 February 2018 20:08 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Soto about right! but i'd squeeze Bridge of Spies in, possibly 3rd. Ryan and Amistad get too much flak (around here).

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 1 February 2018 20:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Probably Catch Me If You Can. It's one of those movies that I'm always in the mood to watch. Pure entertainment!

If they didn't ultimately fizzle out after jaw-dropping opening salvos, Saving Private Ryan and War of the Worlds would be two of the greatest films of all time.

Maybe I should endeavor to see Munich before I vote. And The BFG of course.

Senior Soft-Serve Tech at the Froyo Arroyo (Old Lunch), Thursday, 1 February 2018 20:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Seen three of these: one blanded out a book, one was so dull I can't remember anything about it except some birdy num num shit, the third was one of two movies I've ever walked out of & snuck into something else

Haribo Hancock (sic), Thursday, 1 February 2018 20:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Munich by a fair distance, not sure how SPR can get too much flak, it's a terrible misuse of technical facility

bizarrer Gandhara (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 1 February 2018 20:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Seen three of these: one blanded out a book, one was so dull I can't remember anything about it except some birdy num num shit, the third was one of two movies I've ever walked out of & snuck into something else

Yeah, so which one gets your vote?

Tarr Yang Preminger Argento Carpenter (Eric H.), Thursday, 1 February 2018 20:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink

They're all terrible - Spielberg butchering AI taking the fucking cake - but voting Munich. That one's sort of ok.

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 1 February 2018 20:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

AI or Lincoln.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 1 February 2018 20:23 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i rewatched minority report recently, it's fun and feels about 20 minutes too long

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Thursday, 1 February 2018 20:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

would prob vote for war of the worlds or a.i. here (i've never seen munich)

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Thursday, 1 February 2018 20:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Saving Private Ryan probably had the biggest impact on filmmaking out of any of these. The first hour of War of the Worlds is very intense and disturbing, but it kind of falls apart after that.

Moodles, Thursday, 1 February 2018 20:29 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Catch Me If You Can is always an enjoyable watch. Rest of them I could easily live without seeing again.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 1 February 2018 20:30 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The ending of A.I. is unforgivably bad

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 1 February 2018 20:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink

WotW might get my vote but it really does lag in that second half, occasional beautifully apocalyptic imagery aside.

Munich is outstanding almost throughout but he sure botched a couple of those scenes in a major way and i think his handling of a pair of the assassination scenes was a bit too studied somehow, they just felt wrong.

omar little, Thursday, 1 February 2018 20:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink

End of AI is one of my favorites. Ends of War of the Worlds and SPR really mess things up. End of Minority Report likewise a letdown.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 1 February 2018 20:33 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Spielberg butchering AI taking the fucking cake

i'm not going here again, but what you think is wrong

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 1 February 2018 20:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

ok IT'S STANLEY'S ENDING bye

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 1 February 2018 20:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Not sure I understand how SPR's ending is out of line with the rest of the movie.

Tarr Yang Preminger Argento Carpenter (Eric H.), Thursday, 1 February 2018 20:37 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Good man speech is lame (iirc) and misleading face morph.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 1 February 2018 20:38 (two weeks ago) Permalink

so easy. war of the worlds in a landslide.

scott seward, Thursday, 1 February 2018 20:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Good directors judge if an ending is working or not then change it if they need to.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 1 February 2018 20:51 (two weeks ago) Permalink

SPR is basically if The Dirty Dozen was a violent Lifetime movie but i like it.

omar little, Thursday, 1 February 2018 20:53 (two weeks ago) Permalink

as far as the rest go:

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) nice if you are ten.
Amistad (1997) boring.
Saving Private Ryan (1998) cool first scene. its no big red one.
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) zzzzzz....
Minority Report (2002) stupid.
Catch Me If You Can (2002) would have been better if an adult had played the lead.
The Terminal (2004) dumb.
War of the Worlds (2005) best movie of 2005.
Munich (2005) never saw it but i'm sure it's riveting. as riveting as david mamet's The Unit? time will tell. if i ever watch the movie.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) great if you are nine.
The Adventures of Tintin (2011) horrible and endless.
War Horse (2011) whatever.
Lincoln (2012) yeah, no, it's 8 hours long, right?
Bridge of Spies (2015) can't remember what this is.
The BFG (2016) no way in hell i am watching robin williams robot terrorize children. i already had to live through Hook.
The Post (2017) have no idea.
Ready Player One (2018) no.

scott seward, Thursday, 1 February 2018 20:54 (two weeks ago) Permalink

munich is a brilliant film, hard to vote for others.

Also enjoyed:
catch me if you can
minority report
SPR
Lincoln

hoooyaaargh it's me satan (voodoo chili), Thursday, 1 February 2018 20:57 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Looking over the complete list, I've still never seen Always, Amistad, The Terminal, War Horse, Bridge of Spies or BFG.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 1 February 2018 20:57 (two weeks ago) Permalink

as riveting as david mamet's The Unit?

unfamiliar with this, but usu the creator being a crazed Zionist isn't productive

Mark Rylance was the BFG

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 1 February 2018 20:59 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Mark Rylance is ...

"The BFG"

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 1 February 2018 21:00 (two weeks ago) Permalink

1) A.I.
2) Bridge of Spies
3) Munich

Haven’t seen Terminal or Lincoln, and Post looks too drab to even MoviePass

rb (soda), Thursday, 1 February 2018 21:00 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I still feel annoyed at not being properly warned about how long and how boring Lincoln was.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 1 February 2018 21:00 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i'm not going here again, but what you think is wrong

― ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, February 1, 2018 8:34 PM (twenty-nine minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Tbf I was mostly baiting you. Your show of restraint is impressive.

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 1 February 2018 21:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

as is, speaking of Hook, your refusal to age

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 1 February 2018 21:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

C-

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 1 February 2018 21:08 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i'd like to see the terminal again.

difficult listening hour, Thursday, 1 February 2018 21:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Catch Me If You Can, if only because it is by far the most fun I've had watching a new Spielberg movie since the original JP.

iCloudius (cryptosicko), Thursday, 1 February 2018 21:38 (two weeks ago) Permalink

my inclination's to go straight for the munich/wotw decision point but: i haven't seen a.i. since the theater and suspect i like it, catch me if you can is a good movie that seems to me only to benefit from its 10-year-old lead (same way the much worse django unchained uses him), and tbh i rly loved amistad when they made us watch it in 9th grade.

had somehow forgotten about literally all his post-munich stuff that isn't Annals Of The Republic even tho it is the majority, but man it is not v good imo. indy4 was dreadful and tintin was a tech demo that's hopefully v inspirational to someone. possibly i'd like the bfg.

difficult listening hour, Thursday, 1 February 2018 21:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I liked Tintin. iirc.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 1 February 2018 21:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Tintin had some great action sequences! Some of his best since the first JP.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mVpZTGCikM?t=55

Millennial Whoop, wanna fight about it? (Phil D.), Thursday, 1 February 2018 21:43 (two weeks ago) Permalink

yr not wrong, it was weird, i was absolutely conscious of such while watching and also incredibly bored.

difficult listening hour, Thursday, 1 February 2018 21:46 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Tintin had some great action sequences! Some of his best since the first JP

made it 42 seconds in before the grossness, the uncanny valley, the cutscene-level motion, the "foley", the absolute failure to understand anything at all about what makes Herge worthwhile, let alone great, and most of all: the repugnantly busy over-scoring (Williams) made me lunge for the pause button

Haribo Hancock (sic), Thursday, 1 February 2018 22:30 (two weeks ago) Permalink

as dlh knows I'm a sucker for presidential hooey, and Anthony Hopkins' turn in Amistad as JQA is irresistible (and he's experiencing a comeback at the moment).

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 1 February 2018 22:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink

AI with Lincoln second ( but not a close one ).

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Thursday, 1 February 2018 22:52 (two weeks ago) Permalink

AI with Lincoln a not-very-close runner up

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Thursday, 1 February 2018 22:53 (two weeks ago) Permalink

sorry for the double post

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Thursday, 1 February 2018 22:53 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Though I love WotW until that garbage end

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Thursday, 1 February 2018 22:58 (two weeks ago) Permalink

should have been a question mark after Williams

Haribo Hancock (sic), Thursday, 1 February 2018 23:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink

just googled and yes

Haribo Hancock (sic), Thursday, 1 February 2018 23:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

It was good enough to make me crave a sequel: Seward.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 2 February 2018 00:40 (two weeks ago) Permalink

sally field also terrific iirc.

difficult listening hour, Friday, 2 February 2018 00:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah! Tommy Lee Jones and Bruce McGill too. A fully inhabited world.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 2 February 2018 00:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i've only seen a few of these but adventures of tintin is the one i remember enjoying the most.

The times they are a changing, perhaps (map), Friday, 2 February 2018 00:48 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I like that Spielberg made a kind of historical atrocity trilogy in Schindler, Amistad and Ryan, and then made a kind of trilogy of followups in Munich, Lincoln and Bridge of Spies. Three films which is mainly about how we survivors are indebted to those who were killed, three films that studies how that debt was in actuality handled. I should write something about that someday. Anyways, the right answer is either Amistad or Ryan.

Frederik B, Friday, 2 February 2018 01:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Minority Report needs a rewatch, I remember it being fine until it turned into a bad TV cop show (or a Blade Runner sequel) in the last 15 minutes.

Aside from the somewhat pedestrian courtroom stuff, Amistad is piercing.

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Friday, 2 February 2018 02:28 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i remember the middle passage stuff in amistad being fully as vivid and terrible as the opening of ryan. inevitably less celebrated.

difficult listening hour, Friday, 2 February 2018 03:11 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah, the middle passage stuff is what makes Amistad. Steven Spielberg is a good historical filmmaker because he fully believes in the power of cinema to describe the unimaginably horrific. Which is naive, and he's probably wrong, but there's a kinetic force to his best stuff, which a lot of other historical filmmakers won't even aspire to.

The courtroom stuff is fairly pedestrian, though, and he does sorta pull his punches. But I kinda think he does that in Schindler as well.

Frederik B, Friday, 2 February 2018 09:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

as riveting as david mamet's The Unit?

unfamiliar with this, but usu the creator being a crazed Zionist isn't productive


The (Mamet-penned iirc) episode with the Iranian embassy had some pretty nuanced Persian characters at a time when muslims were generally portrayed as beardy terrist savages on U.S. T.V.

Wes Brodicus, Friday, 2 February 2018 09:46 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i'm standin' on a bridge of spies
i'm sick of hearin' all these goddamn lies

(the blues version in his Broadway show) (crüt), Friday, 2 February 2018 13:36 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i haven't actually seen any of these except The Lost World

(the blues version in his Broadway show) (crüt), Friday, 2 February 2018 13:36 (two weeks ago) Permalink

This is WOTW, Munich or Lincoln for me. I'm not bothered by the WOTW ending, it's a loose approximation of exactly what happens in the original novel regarding the narrator and his wife. They're separated relatively early on, he believes she's been killed in an attack, he finds her alive at the end of the novel. NBD.

Millennial Whoop, wanna fight about it? (Phil D.), Friday, 2 February 2018 15:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

shocked to realize i've only sat through lost world, AI, CMIYC, crystal skull, and tintin. a range of competencies and errors on display there. and several things to like a lot. but nothing that gets me like the big hitters in the earlier period. if i were voting just on those five it'd be CMIYC eeeeeeeasy, that movie rules, but clearly i'm out of my depth here. somehow most of these have always felt like it'd be Work to sit down and watch them, even tom cruise waving his hands around and hiding from aliens.

Righteous wax chaperone, rotating Wingdings (Doctor Casino), Friday, 2 February 2018 18:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i did not sit thru Lost World bz i did sit thru JP

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Friday, 2 February 2018 19:30 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I got off the boat with Munich, which I thought was just horrendous. Ponderous, politically a lot of liberal zionist drivel, with some terribly filmed "action" sequences. The scene were Bana has overwrought movie sex with his wife interspersed with images of the massacre on the airfield is just abominable.

Catch me if you can is the only one of these I would watch again.

khat person (jim in vancouver), Friday, 2 February 2018 19:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink

What morbs you love Spielberg but not jp?!

scrüt (wins), Friday, 2 February 2018 19:33 (two weeks ago) Permalink

no, fuck dinosaurs too

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Friday, 2 February 2018 19:33 (two weeks ago) Permalink

politically a lot of liberal zionist drivel

hmmm not sure about this

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Friday, 2 February 2018 19:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Posts very much out of character - I thought you only liked a bunch of dinosaur movies

scrüt (wins), Friday, 2 February 2018 19:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

War of the Worlds. saw it twice in theaters, the initial escape sequence made me bawl both times. the best post-9/11 movie. by far the best adaptation of the source material

flappy bird, Friday, 2 February 2018 19:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah isn't Eric Bana pretty much off the Zionist boat by the end of the movie? He's more or less, "Fuck an Israel, this shit gets us nowhere, I just want my wife and kids safe." And I mean the closing shot is pretty much "Backing the hardcore Zionists is going to get us 9/11."

Millennial Whoop, wanna fight about it? (Phil D.), Friday, 2 February 2018 19:38 (two weeks ago) Permalink

a mossad agent who signs up to do wet-work but is impossibly conflicted over killing palestinians who are members of the black september organization is just a huge stretch.

the moral of the story really seems to be something along the lines of israel is great but loses moral authority if it resorts to bad violence like the palestinians and so should be nicer.

khat person (jim in vancouver), Friday, 2 February 2018 19:40 (two weeks ago) Permalink

he scene were Bana has overwrought movie sex with his wife interspersed with images of the massacre on the airfield is just abominable.

eh you're just jealous Bana isn't having sex with you

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 2 February 2018 19:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Eric Bana is a huge stretch alright

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Friday, 2 February 2018 19:43 (two weeks ago) Permalink

More like Eric Banal am I right

Millennial Whoop, wanna fight about it? (Phil D.), Friday, 2 February 2018 19:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Either saving private ryan or ai for me

infinity (∞), Friday, 2 February 2018 19:47 (two weeks ago) Permalink

that's pretty good! one in a row. xxp

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Friday, 2 February 2018 19:48 (two weeks ago) Permalink

morbz, i share yr general admiration for spielberg but yr selective snobbery is a little hard for me to fathom, i can't say i can identify any sensible reason to snort at the subject matter of jurassic park and then turn around and praise ET or close encounters. are aliens somehow more "serious" than dinosaurs?

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Friday, 2 February 2018 20:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Go below the surface. They're just better films. (fwiw i like King Kong (1933), which has dinosaurs)

and stop taking me soooo seriously

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Friday, 2 February 2018 20:47 (two weeks ago) Permalink

the 33 king kong is better, i'll grant you that

btw the silent lost world, which i watched recently, feels in some ways like more of a spielberg movie than the actual lost world he directed

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Friday, 2 February 2018 20:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i don't recall seeing that one either

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Friday, 2 February 2018 20:51 (two weeks ago) Permalink

It occurs to me that in Jaws he treats the shark, which is just an animal ("a miracle of nature, really . . .") as a monster; in JP he treats the dinosaurs, which we would consider "monsters," as just animals. The 'raptors are plenty scary, and smart, but they're just doing what nature intended. The shark appears to genuinely have it in for people.

Millennial Whoop, wanna fight about it? (Phil D.), Friday, 2 February 2018 21:36 (two weeks ago) Permalink

(And of course the Quint story arc, dramatic irony, etc. If Spielberg had kept the more cynical Crichton JP ending with Hammond dying and the island being bombed to smithereens, it might be considered his best film!)

Millennial Whoop, wanna fight about it? (Phil D.), Friday, 2 February 2018 21:37 (two weeks ago) Permalink

yeah, JP is def an advance over jaws in that respect. there's not really any attempt in jaws to depict the shark as a real animal or anything but a projection of pure fear. it may be the only great monster movie where you never get close to identifying w/ the monster.

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Friday, 2 February 2018 21:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink

there's not really any attempt in jaws to depict the shark as a real animal or anything but a projection of pure fear

I prefer this. So did Fidel Castro, apparently.

http://www.critical-theory.com/watch-zizek-jaws-fascism/

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Friday, 2 February 2018 22:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I think Spielberg "Land Before Timing" up the innocent herbivores early on in JP was probably narratively ok for the purposes of lulling the characters into complacency but I think the real-life monster hiding in the depths in Jaws is handled better. It's also a much funnier and scarier film w/better characters. There's probably an argument one could make against the Mayor being the Dwayne T. Robinson of the film, just there to get in the way, but Murray Hamilton is great in that part.

omar little, Friday, 2 February 2018 22:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

jurassic park is not as good a movie as king kong it's true, but that's about it. (the allusion to one in the other is sublime. a snob might want goldblum's line dropped and the gates left to do the work themselves but... "whaddathey got in there?" is a fertile phrase, like someone approaching a tent, or a nickelodeon)

difficult listening hour, Friday, 2 February 2018 22:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Watched me some Bridge of Spies tonight. Plenty of good value to make up for the inevitable eye-roll-y schmaltz. I've just come to accept Spielbergia as a magic realist world at this point, where folks on the train collectively scowl at you from behind eighteen different newspapers detailing your shameful exploits and subsequently gaze upon you wonderingly once they realize they had you all wrong, friend. I don't look to him for ambiguous nuance and unanswerable questions and I thusly remain rarely disappointed.

Cork Taint (Old Lunch), Saturday, 3 February 2018 06:29 (two weeks ago) Permalink

That's just writing a blank cheque

Alderweireld Horses (darraghmac), Saturday, 3 February 2018 09:22 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The thing about Munich is that it's supposed to be about the bad things that Mossad did, but it leaves out the worst thing they did, the murder of the completely innocent Ahmed Bouchiki. That's where it kinda becomes drivel. It's depiction of sex is awful as well, both the intercut scene mentioned above, but also the whole thing with the assassin. It's a film about historical trauma that is awful about actually depicting that trauma.

Frederik B, Saturday, 3 February 2018 10:40 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Munich or Lincoln. Minority Report is the best action one he's done since the 80s, but let down by a rubbish third act.

chap, Saturday, 3 February 2018 12:59 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Catch Me If You Can is always an enjoyable watch. Rest of them I could easily live without seeing again.

― mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, February 1, 2018 8:30 PM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

otm

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Saturday, 3 February 2018 14:12 (two weeks ago) Permalink

lest anybody forget, The Lost World is the movie where a pre-teen gymnast somersaults and kicks over a dinosaur that weighs several tons.

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Saturday, 3 February 2018 14:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Catch Me If You Can is always an enjoyable watch. Rest of them I could easily live without seeing again.

It might be the only one of these I have seen twice - and the drop off in my appreciation the second time was massive.

chap, Saturday, 3 February 2018 14:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Catch Me If You Can is such a great small movie, and perhaps the last time Christopher Walken has or will ever be cast as anything but a weirdo.

I've wondered how recognizable later Spielberg would be if had a different DP. It's amazing that they have worked on almost 20 movies together, but I'd argue Kaminski is still a controversial choice, or at the very least, for such a frequent collaboration they hardly have a reputation as some sort of classic movie team. Vs., say, Deakins and the Coen Brothers, say.

I do say that Spielberg's '90s/'00s productive streak is pretty mind-boggling. About 11 movies between '93 and 2004, with Jurassic Park and Schindler's the same year, Lost World and Amistad the same year, Minority Report and Catch Me If You Can the same year, and War of the Worlds and Munich the same year. That's pretty nuts.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 3 February 2018 14:33 (two weeks ago) Permalink

and Tintin and War Horse!

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 3 February 2018 14:40 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Does Munich have the most explicit sex scene in a Spielberg movie?

I’ve always felt it was 100% Kushner’s idea and Spielberg just filmed it exactly as written. Just not an idea I can associate with him. (I’m agnostic on the value of the scene.)

ryan, Saturday, 3 February 2018 14:57 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The one in ET nearly garnered an X-rating iirc.

Cork Taint (Old Lunch), Saturday, 3 February 2018 15:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

sorry thought the Munich sex scene was entirely fitting and thematically sound

Fred, movies leave things out all the time, that's why they're not TV series, you git

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 3 February 2018 15:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink


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