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Re-Constructing E.T.

Re-Constructing E.T.

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.

Amazing Stories (Trailer)

Amazing Stories (Trailer)

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.

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Schindler’s List: 25th Anniversary Release

Schindler’s List: 25th Anniversary Release

Steven Spielberg’s masterpiece Schindler’s List is getting a remastered theatrical release to celebrate its 25th anniversary. It will be shown in theaters in the USA and Canada beginning 12/7/18. There will also be a 4K Blu-ray release soon.

The Spielberg Light

The Spielberg Light

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.

Phone Home

Phone Home

“We’re taking you to a spaceship… we’re taking you home.” Fans of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial will love Melodysheep’s latest remix, a sweet and upbeat little ditty made using soundbytes from the 1982 Steven Spielberg classic.

Spielberg: See with Your Ears

Spielberg: See with Your Ears

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.

Ready Player One (Trailer)

Ready Player One (Trailer)

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.

The Post (Trailer)

The Post (Trailer)

In 1971, following The New York Times’ lead, the Washington Post published leaked documents about the secret expansion of the Vietnam War. Guess what the White House thought of that. Steven Spielberg’s The Post stars Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Bob Odenkirk.

HBO: Spielberg (Trailer)

HBO: Spielberg (Trailer)

“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.

Stranger Things’ References Pt.1

Stranger Things’ References Pt.1

Stranger Things borrows heavily from three titans of ’80s film and literature: Steven Spielberg, slasher and horror flicks, and Stephen King. ScreenPrism starts its list of the Netflix series’ references and homages with ones related to Spielberg.

E.T. Minus Williams

E.T. Minus Williams

Auralnauts took the classic flying bicycle scene from E.T. and removed John Williams’ familiar score, transforming what was originally a moment of triumph into one that’s just awkward. Be sure to check out Auralnauts other Williams-less scenes too.

The Evolution of Steven Spielberg

The Evolution of Steven Spielberg

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.

The BFG (Trailer 2)

The BFG (Trailer 2)

The latest trailer for Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s book gives us a better look at the BFG and his even B’er but not so F neighbors such as Fleshlumpeater and Bloodbottler. Who names their kid Fleshlumpeater? Dude got off to a bad start.

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The BFG (Trailer)

The BFG (Trailer)

Steven Spielberg brings one of Roald Dahl’s classics to the big screen with his adaptation of The BFG, a story of a girl who finds herself in a land inhabited by giants, and a speaking a vocabulary filled with humplecrimps, crumpscoddles, and snozzcumbers.

Bridge of Spies (Trailer)

Bridge of Spies (Trailer)

Tom Hanks plays Atty. James Donovan, a lawyer asked to negotiate with the Soviet Union in 1962 to free a captured American pilot in exchange for a Soviet spy. Directed by Steven Spielberg and co-written by the Coen brothers.

Chris Pratt Predicts the Future

Chris Pratt Predicts the Future

We now know that Chris Pratt stars in the new Jurassic World movie. So it’s amusing that in this four year old Parks and Rec behind-the-scenes clip, Chris was sassing Spielberg about the opportunity to star in Jurassic Park 4.

Steven Spielberg Supercut

Steven Spielberg Supercut

(NSFW: Language) Got an hour to spare? You can do worse than spend your free time looking back at the stellar filmography of Steven Spielberg as a director. YouTuber 0221458715 presents scenes from each of Spielberg’s movies.

Steven Spielberg’s Long Takes

Steven Spielberg’s Long Takes

(NSFW: Language) Tony Zhou sheds light on Steven Spielberg’s long takes – scenes shot continuously with one camera. Instead of calling attention to the technique, Spielberg uses it to flow seamlessly between actors’ movements.

Drive Deplorably with Spielberg

Drive Deplorably with Spielberg

One Minute Galactica mashes up Steven Spielberg’s minimal classic Duel with the audio from an old driver’s ed film called “You’re Driving 90 Horses.” Ironically, that’s about how much power his 1971 Plymouth Valiant had.

Jaws (Blu-ray)

Jaws (Blu-ray)

Steven Spielberg’s summer blockbuster Jaws gets the high-definition treatment – with 7.1 upmixed soundtrack – as part of Universal Studios’ 100th anniversary. You’re gonna need a bigger TV.

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The Spielberg Face

The Spielberg Face

Face forward, eyes open, dolly in. You know exactly what we’re talking about. The master filmmaker pulls at our heartstrings, conveying wonder and intense emotion with one simple visual device.

Super 8 (Full Trailer)

Super 8 (Full Trailer)

After watching this trailer for J.J. Abrams new flick, you can really see the influence of Producer Steven Spielberg. The mystery, magic and action remind us of classics like E.T. and Close Encounters.

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