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SpielBLOG: Jurassic Park – A Steven Spielberg Retrospective

Posted by on Aug 9, 2019 in action, All, Books, drama, Film, Headline, Reviews, sci-fi, thriller | 0 comments

Another film, another dream project. Dinosaurs had always been something that fascinated Steven Spielberg and he counted Ray Harryhausen...

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SpielBLOG: Hook – A Steven Spielberg Retrospective

Posted by on Aug 2, 2019 in action, All, comedy, drama, fantasy, Film, Headline, Reviews | 0 comments

I’ve enjoyed writing these SpielBlog posts. Some of these movies are my favourite movies of all time. And even a flop like 1941 has...

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SpielBLOG: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade – A Steven Spielberg Retrospective

Posted by on Jul 19, 2019 in action, All, comedy, drama, Film, Headline, Reviews, thriller | 0 comments

Along with many others, I watched Solo with a growing sense of disappointment. Here was an iconic Star Wars character, a hero, who...

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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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