Steven Spielberg’s latest is basically his own autobiography, as told through the eyes of a boy growing up in the 1950s who falls in love with the cinema and starts making his own home movies. The star-studded cast includes Michelle Williams, Paul Dano, Seth Rogen, and Judd Hirsch. In theaters 11.24.22.
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Collectible toy maker NECA is set to release a series of five delightfully detailed figures inspired by E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial. Each comes with props from a memorable moment in the Spielberg classic. The Deluxe Ultimate E.T. figure has a light-up chest, while the Elliot and E.T. one includes a bicycle and a moon backdrop.
40 years after the release of E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, you can have the same bike that Elliott rode into the sky with his alien pal. This special edition Kuwahara bicycle looks like the one from the Spielberg classic, upgraded with a 4130 Chromoly frame and sealed bearing hubs. The bike drops in the fall of 2022 for $800.
As the number of new movies in theaters is temporarily low, Screen Junkies continues to turn to the past for inspiration, this time setting fire to the 1982 Spielberg classic “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” with a roast that smells like melting Reese’s Pieces. Though the knock-off “Mac and Me” actually got the brunt of the criticism.
For Christmas 2019, Xfinity released a heartwarming commercial that featured the return of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. It turns out that VFX artists had to build a whole new puppet, based on the original from 37 years earlier. Legacy Effects takes us behind the work that went into bringing the beloved character back to life.
Steven Spielberg reboots his late-1980s anthology series with a new run on Apple TV+. Like the original, it will combine science fiction, horror, and fantasy, with a slightly lighter and more magical touch than Twilight Zone or Black Mirror. Premieres 3/6/2020 with an initial run of five episodes.
Despite the breadth of his work, there are still trademark stylistic touches that appear in many of Steven Spielberg’s films, not the least of which is his use of background lighting. Jorge Luengo Ruiz put together this short reel of some of these visually powerful moments.
The use of sound in film is often times just as important – if not more so – than the visuals you see. Film essayist Nerdwriter1 explores how director Steven Spielberg and Sound Editor Ben Burtt effectively use audio to build tension, tell stories, and set a mood in the theater.
A slightly less bombastic trailer for Spielberg’s adaptation of Ernest Cline’s novel about a dystopian future in which the one place that feels real is a VR world called the OASIS. When its creator dies, players go crazy to find an Easter Egg that could change everything.
“I realized that this is what I was gonna do, what I was going to die trying.” HBO and critically-acclaimed producer Susan Lacy (American Masters) present “an intimate portrait” of one of the most talented and prolific directors of all time – Steven Spielberg. Premieres 10/7/17.
From his earliest feature films like Duel, to classics like Jaws, Raiders, and E.T., to dramas like Schindler’s List to his diverse later works like War of the Worlds and Tintin, Burger Fiction reminds us just how amazing, prolific, and versatile Steven Spielberg is behind the lens.