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 Spielberg's Jewishness   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
As a youth, Steven Spielberg says, he was ashamed to be a Jew.
Spielberg has marked his own voyage as a Jew -- and as a film maker -- with "Schindler's List," his riskiest, most personal film.
Spielberg's first, short film, "Amblin," about two hitchhikers, and signed the director, then 20, to a contract.
www.writing.upenn.edu /~afilreis/Holocaust/spielberg.html   (521 words)

 Film Criticism
Spielberg used this same move, perhaps a year earlier, in an episode of Columbo.
Spielberg gets shared story credit but not screenplay credit; presumably, he wrote up a treatment based on this story, and sold it to the producers David Zanuck and Richard Brown (who would subsequently produce Spielberg's third movie, the mega-hit JAWS (1975)).
I wonder what Spielberg's inspiration was -- whether it was just one of those holy visions in his head, ex nihilo, or whether it was based on something he'd seen, say, David Lean pull off once upon a time.
raddial.com /film/film_crit/spielberg   (2788 words)

 s h o t g u n r e v i e w s   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Before Stephen Spielberg's AI was even released to the public, there was a vicious war of words being waged in chat-rooms and talk backs all over the internet.
A decidedly lukewarm pre-release critical reception of AI set Spielberg fanatics all over the infominutiae superhighway into a defensive posture and it wasn't long before the AI anti-defamation league was spewing a thick cloud of rationalization to counter the bad press.
Spielberg's screenplay is not smart enough to really explore the questions it poses, so it must rely on taking contradictory, thematic shortcuts to move the plot along and hope that nobody notices them.
www.shotgunreviews.com /reviews/columns/spit073001.html   (1532 words)

 Dartmouth News - Noted Pediatrician/Pharmacologist Dr. Stephen P. Spielberg appointed Dean of Dartmouth Medical School ...
Dartmouth President James Wright has appointed Dr. Stephen Paul Spielberg, a noted pediatrician and pharmacologist, as Dean of Dartmouth Medical School and Dartmouth's Vice President for Health Affairs, effective July 1, 2003.
Spielberg, who holds both an M.D. degree and a doctorate in pharmacology, is a leader in medical teaching and research and a national and international advocate for children's health.
President Wright said, "Dr. Spielberg is a person of both great medical talent and leadership ability whose background equips him to help Dartmouth Medical School and Dartmouth College reach new heights in education and research, both medical and interdisciplinary.
www.dartmouth.edu /~news/releases/2003/march/032903.html   (500 words)

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While A.I. was directed by Spielberg, the film was made as it were a Kubrick venture, shot under intense secrecy to such a degree, that most of the cast, O'Connor included, was denied access to a script during production.
O'Connor said the on-set secrecy was part of Spielberg's homage to Stanley Kubrick, the late director on whose story the film is based.
The actress further comments that thought Spielberg directed the movie, "it felt, while we were doing it, as a Kubrick film, in that there are certain elements which had that Kubrick feel to it".
www.darkhorizons.com /news9/frances.htm   (1180 words)

 Frances O’connor/A.I. Interview By Paul Fischer, Published by Mike Freni
Her latest film is Stephen Spielberg’s highly anticipated A.I. Artificial Intelligence, in which she gives a beautiful performance as a young mother who turns to a human-like robot for love, while her real son remains 'frozen'.
Spielberg’s A.I., based on the late director Stanley Kubrick’s vision, remains one of the most anticipated and talked about films of the hot US Summer season.
So it was kind of like being a bit blind during the whole process and not talking about it up until now." Still, she said, "It kind of concentrates the energy, because you feel like you're doing something secretive." But given the film’s history, O’Connor understood WHY the film needed to be so secretive.
www.dealmemo.com /Interview/Frances_Oconnor_A.I..htm   (1286 words)

 Stephen Spielberg
Steven Allan Spielberg born on December 18, 1946 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a Jewish American film director whose films range from science fiction to historical drama to horror.
Spielberg is married to actress Kate Capshaw, whom he cast in Indiana Jones and the Temple Of Doom.
He has seven children—four biological: Max Spielberg (from his former marriage to actress Amy Irving), Sasha, Sawyer, and Destry Spielberg (from his current marriage to Capshaw); two adopted (Theo and Mikaela Spielberg); and one stepdaughter (Jessica Capshaw).
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 Stephen Spielberg - Digital Media Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Stephen Spielberg, American motion-picture director, producer, and executive, achieved great commercial success and is among the most popular filmmakers of the late 20th century.
Spielberg was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and educated at California State College at Long Beach.
After Jaws(1975), with only a few exceptions, every motion picture Spielberg handled became a box-office success, and he was increasingly regarded as a filmmaker of genuine artistic ability as well.
digitalmedia.jhu.edu /LabResources/Tribute.cfm?CompID=19   (96 words)

 VITA NIL MUSICA SUBITE CUM PESSIMO TUO   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
There were rumors that Stephen Spielberg was in disguise and walking around the high end audio exhibits at the CES because he is producing a new action adventure movie, SID ARTHUR and THE QUEST FOR THE TUBE AMPLIFIER HOLY GRAIL.
Stephen had a dry white California Chablis with his lunch, I had a Perrier.
Stephen, with his typical warm charm, told me that he too was on a quest for self-knowledge, and this quest was being expressed in his search for the tube amplifier Holy Grail.
www.meta-gizmo.com /tri/mag/SID_ARTHUR.html   (1052 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Features -- Spielberg, Zemeckis say video games, films could become one
LOS ANGELES – Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis say students can change the face of filmmaking if they only play more video games.
Discussing the coming fusion of games and film, they said video games are getting closer to a storytelling art form – but are not quite there yet.
He and Spielberg agreed that movies like "Spider-Man 2" and "The Matrix" series also reflect the impact gaming style has had on cinema.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/features/20040915-1336-ca-games-spielberg-zemeckis.html   (515 words)

 spielbergfilms.com - A Steven Spielberg fansite
Spielberg is ready to reveal the official art for what's sure to be his next masterpiece, we'll be sure to pass it along to our readers.
Not only has Spielberg proved to be one of the more notable media figures over the last three decades, but he has an easily recognizable public persona that creates pre-conceived notions in the public’s mind.
Steven Spielberg’s “War of the Worlds” is amongst the nominees for “Movie of the Year,” and unlike that other big award shindig in L.A., you don’t have to be a registered Academy bigwig to vote.
www.spielbergfilms.com   (5195 words)

 Steven Spielberg Resource Page -- Presented by R Cubed Productions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Steven Spielberg (A and E Biography) From Booklist, Gr.
Spielberg's lack of confidence, even at this stage of his career, will intrigue young people who may not realize that adults are not always self-assured.
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Steven Spielberg's 1982 hit about a stranded alien and his loving relationship with a fatherless boy (Henry Thomas) struck a chord with audiences everywhere, and it furthered Spielberg's reputation as a director of equally strong commercial sensibilities and classical leanings.
www.rcubedproductions.com /spielberg.html   (619 words)

 The cast, information, and selected reviews of Stephen Spielberg's Amistad, with links to extensive set of historical ...
The cast, information, and selected reviews of Stephen Spielberg's Amistad, with links to extensive set of historical documents pertaining to the actual events the movie was based upon.
The very first shot, an intense close-up of a fl man, dirt-caked and wet, as lightening flashes, as he struggles to pull his shackles loose in the ship's hold, not only crystallizes the them; it seizes us with verity, the sense that a vital film making talent is striking toward the truth.
Spielberg has chosen his cast with great care (with the notable exception of a badly miscast McConaughey).
www.law.umkc.edu /faculty/projects/ftrials/amistad/AMI_MOVI.HTM   (1061 words)

 FrontPage magazine.com :: Stephen Spielberg's "Balanced" View of Terror by Debbie Schlussel
Spielberg has not contacted anyone in the Mossad, the Israeli government, or the agents who were involved in the operation, some of whom discredited Jonas' book.
Then, Spielberg realized this was a bad P.R. move and had his publicist claim the reason was something almost as absurd, but much less believable: that Spielberg was just too upset each day--sobbing while reading pages of the script--to continue.
One wonders if Spielberg's "balance" will involve visiting the family of Cleveland-based parents of David Berger, the handsome, American-born, Israeli Olympic weight-lifter, who was among the murdered athletes.
www.frontpagemag.com /Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=18581   (515 words)

 Celebrity Spider - Steven Spielberg
Steven Allan Spielberg was born December 18, 1946 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Spielberg began his professional directing career in TV, making his full-length film debut with 1971's "Duel." In 1975, Spielberg hit the big time with "Jaws," widely credited as the beginning of the summer blockbuster tradition.
Spielberg has one child from his marriage to actress Amy Irving in the 1980s.
www.celebrityspider.com /stevenspielberg.html   (359 words)

 How does Stephen Spielberg represent the Holocaust in ‘Schindler’s List’?
I believe that this is one of the most sympathetic scenes, where Spielberg portrays, to a large extent, the brutality received by the Jews from the Nazis.
It is quite obvious what kind of opinion Spielberg wants us to have of the Germans, and he even shows that Schindler, being of the German race himself was maddened by the senseless death and loss of a worker.
What I believe Spielberg is trying to portray here, is that even though Schindler was a German, the Jews were so grateful to him for helping to spare their lives that they gave him a ring to represent every workers feelings.
www.coursework.info /i/4276.html   (597 words)

    When I grow up..               The ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Steven Spielberg is one of, if not the, most famous directors currently working in the film industry.
That shark, the young boy stood in a doorway bathed in yellow light, a bike in silhouette riding in front of the moon, the little girl in a red coat and gruesome bloody battle scenes on Omaha beach in 1944.
From creating fantasy worlds of dinosaurs, extra-terrestrials and a daredevil whip-carrying archaeologist, to bringing to life the horror of the holocaust, slavery and the D-Day landings, Steven Spielberg has built a filmography that, I think, clearly illustrates how he has become one of the most successful and inspirational directors in the history of movie-making.
www.saccharinity.org /spielberg   (387 words)

 Look out, there's a new Stephen in town - MORE MOVIE NEWS AND FEATURES - MSNBC.com
Before he became who he is, Spielberg was an eager kid with a rare gift, a unique imagination and a middle-class sensibility.
With Spielberg, that same disciplined approach combined with an expansive imagination and a willingness to adjust to new ideas was apparent from the start, Daviau said.
“Stephen Sommers is that rare individual who can tell a scary story but also has a terrific sense of humor doing it,” said Daviau, who shot “Van Helsing” on film, but then worked on the entire project in a digital intermediate format.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/4892866   (1148 words)

 Spielberg on Almondnet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Arnold was emotionally remote (many fathers in Spielberg movies are either missing or distant), Steven's interest...
Spielberg - whose latest film is the futuristic Minority Report - told Empire magazine...
The middlebrow film press have generally come to terms with his phenomenal success by acknowledging Spielberg as a skilful manipulator of...
www.bizzland.co.uk /hometv/spielberg.html   (459 words)

 Review of "Amistad" (film by Stephen Spielberg) by Sally Hadden
Spielberg intended for students to describe racism or list positive attributes of Cinque or Theodore Joadson (the fictional African-American abolitionist portrayed in the movie by Morgan Freeman) in answer to such a question, I do not think they themselves have really considered the question at all.
Spielberg has done, as he has done in most of his excellent films, is engage in storytelling--but we know that storytelling is not the same as history, although Ms.
Spielberg would claim that they have chosen the most significant facts, and they have complicated the historical viewpoints presented in the film (most notably through the off-and-on use of subtitles).
www.tntech.edu /history/amistadr.html   (3234 words)

 Neilson: On Spielberg and Ephron
The legacies of slavery and the Holocaust are absent.
Spielberg clearly intends to explode that old lie: that it is sweet and fitting to die for one's country.
The problem with the baby-boom generation, Spielberg implies, is that they never appreciated such sacrifice, opposing rather than supporting a war, whining about rather than stoically accepting their fate, ridiculing rather than championing traditional American values.
eserver.org /clogic/2-1/neilson.html   (5933 words)

 FringeDigital.com | Flicker | Life During Wartime   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Stephen Spielberg designs Empire of the Sun to feature a central character at a different level of life experience than the viewer.
Unfortunately for the traditional Hollywood narrative, World War II does not settle for being reduced to a plot device, or to being a kind of crash course in humanism.
Spielberg takes care not to exploit the war for trite character development.
fringedigital.com /flicker/empire   (692 words)

 Steven Spielberg (I)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
'Duel': A Conversation with Director Steven Spielberg (2004) (V)....
Steven Spielberg and the Small Screen (2004) (V)....
Lawrence of Arabia: A Conversation with Steven Spielberg (2000) (V)....
www.imdb.com /name/nm0000229   (1983 words)

 DVD Review: Minority Report (2002)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Minority Report is Stephen Spielberg's first real attempt as a suspense.
Spielberg stole from David Fincher a lot in this movie.
Fincher was matte photographer on Spielberg's Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.
www.lightsoutfilms.com /dvd_minorityreport.html   (748 words)

 Stephen Spielberg
On April 1, 1999, Steven Spielberg and his sons paid a surprise visit to the GameWorks at Arizona Mills when he was in town visiting family and friends during Passover.
Steven Spielberg directed his first movies while residing at 3443 North 49th Street in the Arcadia District of Phoenix.
Long before Spielberg moved his operations to Hollywood for Jaws (1975), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977--an improved version of Firelight), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Jurassic Park (1993), Saving Private Ryan (1998), and many others, he was producing and directing movies from his home in the Arcadia District of Phoenix.
www.doney.net /aroundaz/celebrity/spielberg_stephen.htm   (577 words)

 Stephen Spielberg's Taken
Stephen Spielberg's new mini-series on SCI-FI Channel which begins this December 2002 in the USA.
This is the master plan of that old weaver of Science Friction tales (not misspelled), Steven Spielberg.
Spielberg is a clever cookie in many respects.
www.computercrowsnest.com /sfnews2/02_nov/review1102_9.shtml   (788 words)

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