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SpielBLOG: Empire of the Sun – A Steven Spielberg Retrospective

Posted by on Jul 12, 2019 in All, Books, drama, Film, Headline, Reviews, thriller, war | 0 comments

There’s a rhyming in the posters of E.T.: the Extra-Terrestrial and Empire of the Sun. The big moon is replaced with the big sun;...

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SpielBLOG: The Color Purple – A Steven Spielberg Retrospective

Posted by on Jul 5, 2019 in All, Books, drama, Film, Headline, Reviews | 0 comments

I’ve never really understood this idea that Steven Spielberg felt it necessary to move into serious films. To me Jaws, Close...

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SpielBLOG: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom – A Steven Spielberg Retrospective

Posted by on Jun 28, 2019 in action, All, comedy, drama, Film, Headline, Reviews, thriller | 0 comments

Indiana Jones came from a conversation that Steven Spielberg had with George Lucas on a beach in Hawaii. Everyone knows that. He was...

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SpielBLOG – Twilight Zone: The Movie – A Steven Spielberg Retrospective

Posted by on Jun 21, 2019 in All, drama, fantasy, Film, Headline, horror, Reviews, sci-fi, thriller, TV | 0 comments

In the 1980s, the TV spin-off movie was relatively rare. Star Trek: The Motion Picture and its sequel The Wrath of Khan had been...

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SpielBLOG: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial – A Steven Spielberg Retrospective

Posted by on Jun 14, 2019 in All, drama, fantasy, Film, Headline, Reviews, sci-fi, thriller | 0 comments

I don’t cry watching movies. I weep. Sometimes inconsolably. Certain classic movies can press my buttons in a way that isn’t...

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SpielBLOG: Raiders of the Lost Ark – A Steven Spielberg Retrospective

Posted by on Jun 7, 2019 in action, All, Film, Headline, Reviews, thriller | 0 comments

Raiders of the Lost Ark was the first Steven Spielberg film I saw on the big screen, at The Astra Cinema, Barrow-in-Furness in July 1981....

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SpielBLOG: 1941 – A Steven Spielberg Retrospective

Posted by on May 31, 2019 in action, All, comedy, drama, Film, Headline, Reviews, war | 0 comments

Stanley Kubrick said it should have been marketed as a drama. John Milius saw it as an opportunity to make a historical film about a...

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Steven SpielBLOG: Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Posted by on May 24, 2019 in All, drama, Film, Headline, News, Reviews, sci-fi, thriller | 0 comments

Steven Spielberg is a home-wrecker. Literally. In Sugarland Express, the foster parents of Baby Brandon have their home invaded and their...

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Steven SpielBLOG: Jaws

Posted by on May 17, 2019 in action, All, drama, Film, Headline, Reviews, thriller | 0 comments

Jaws was shown on ITV 8 October 1981, its UK television premiere. A Saturday. I was 9 years old. 23 million others watched it the same...

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Steven SpielBLOG: The Sugarland Express

Posted by on May 10, 2019 in action, All, comedy, drama, Film, Headline, Reviews | 0 comments

In the early seventies, a debut movie was released of a young filmmaker. ​Based on a true story, it told the slim tale of two naive young...

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