History Creator / StevenSpielberg

17th Sep '17 12:04:51 AM MackWylde
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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: There is a lot of optimism and optimism in his films, even in his films portraying the harsh realities of war.

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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: There is a lot of optimism and optimism wonder in his films, even in his films portraying the harsh realities of war.
17th Sep '17 12:04:19 AM MackWylde
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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: There is a lot of optimism and optimism in his films, even in his films portraying the harsh realities of war.
11th Aug '17 6:48:04 PM Jeduthun
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Steven is a long time friend of Creator/GeorgeLucas, ever since they met at a film festival when both were in college (Spielberg said he was insanely jealous of Lucas' student film that eventually became ''Film/THX1138''). While their only official collaborations are ''Franchise/IndianaJones'', and to a lesser extent ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'' (Spielberg was supposed to direct ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', issues with the Directors Guild of America stopped that from happening), they frequently spend time together and discuss each other's projects. Spielberg was also a frequent collaborator with Creator/StanWinston, the puppeteer and makeup virtuoso who brought the dinosaurs of ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' and the robots of ''Film/AIArtificialIntelligence'' marvelously to life. He's also famously collaborated with Music/JohnWilliams, providing the score for almost all of his films.

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Steven is a long time friend of Creator/GeorgeLucas, ever since they met at a film festival when both were in college (Spielberg said he was insanely jealous of Lucas' student film that eventually became ''Film/THX1138''). While their only official collaborations are ''Franchise/IndianaJones'', and to a lesser extent ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'' (Spielberg was supposed to direct ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', issues with the Directors Guild of America stopped that from happening), they frequently spend time together and discuss each other's projects. Spielberg was also a frequent collaborator with Creator/StanWinston, the puppeteer and makeup virtuoso who brought the dinosaurs of ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' and the robots of ''Film/AIArtificialIntelligence'' marvelously to life. He's also famously collaborated with Music/JohnWilliams, with the composer providing the score scores for almost virtually all of his Spielberg's films.
11th Aug '17 6:47:16 PM Jeduthun
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Steven is a long time friend of Creator/GeorgeLucas, ever since they met at a film festival when both were in college (Spielberg said he was insanely jealous of Lucas' student film that eventually became ''Film/THX1138''). While their only official collaborations are ''Franchise/IndianaJones'', and to a lesser extent ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'' (Spielberg was supposed to direct ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', issues with the Directors Guild of America stopped that from happening), they frequently spend time together and discuss each other's projects. Spielberg was also a frequent collaborator with Creator/StanWinston, the puppeteer and makeup virtuoso who brought the dinosaurs of ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' and the robots of ''Film/AIArtificialIntelligence'' marvelously to life.

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Steven is a long time friend of Creator/GeorgeLucas, ever since they met at a film festival when both were in college (Spielberg said he was insanely jealous of Lucas' student film that eventually became ''Film/THX1138''). While their only official collaborations are ''Franchise/IndianaJones'', and to a lesser extent ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'' (Spielberg was supposed to direct ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', issues with the Directors Guild of America stopped that from happening), they frequently spend time together and discuss each other's projects. Spielberg was also a frequent collaborator with Creator/StanWinston, the puppeteer and makeup virtuoso who brought the dinosaurs of ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' and the robots of ''Film/AIArtificialIntelligence'' marvelously to life.
life. He's also famously collaborated with Music/JohnWilliams, providing the score for almost all of his films.


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* AssociatedComposer: All those {{leitmotif}}s you currently have [[EarWorm stuck in your head]] are composed by Music/JohnWilliams, who has scored all but two of Spielberg's films. (The sole exceptions are ''Film/BridgeOfSpies'' due to a health issue, and ''Film/TheColorPurple'', which they mutually agreed would be better served with music by Music/QuincyJones.)
10th Aug '17 6:05:36 AM dlchen145
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Every so often someone emerges in a field and manages to not only revolutionize it, but do so several times. Steven Allan Spielberg (December 18, 1946-) is one of those people, with a career that has gone uninterrupted since the mid-70's and is one of the most influential powers in Hollywood.

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Every so often someone emerges in a field and manages to not only revolutionize it, but do so several times. Steven Allan Spielberg (December (born December 18, 1946-) 1946) is one of those people, with a career that has gone uninterrupted since the mid-70's and is one of the most influential powers in Hollywood.
25th Jul '17 8:26:00 AM Anddrix
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24th Jul '17 9:27:50 AM xcountryguy
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* TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation: One of, if not ''the'', biggest advocates. Two of his feature productions (''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail''[[note]]Which, along with ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'', was directed by it's single biggest advocate, Creator/DonBluth.[[/note]] and ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'') are credited in being ''the'' films that convinced the mainstream that animation was still profitable. On television, teased the possibility of fluid, high-quality animation on television with [[Series/AmazingStories "Family Dog"]] and, a few years later, would team up with Tom Rugger for ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', one of the era's crowning jewels.

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* TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation: One of, if not ''the'', biggest advocates. Two of his feature productions (''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail''[[note]]Which, along with ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'', was directed by it's its single biggest advocate, Creator/DonBluth.[[/note]] and ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'') are credited in being ''the'' films that convinced the mainstream that animation was still profitable. On television, teased the possibility of fluid, high-quality animation on television with [[Series/AmazingStories "Family Dog"]] and, a few years later, would team up with Tom Rugger for ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', one of the era's crowning jewels.
9th Jul '17 9:04:32 AM nombretomado
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* WorldWarTwo: The 1930s and 1940s are Spielberg's favorite time period, it seems. ''Film/NineteenFortyOne'', The Franchise/IndianaJones films, ''Film/EmpireOfTheSun'', ''Film/SchindlersList'' and ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan'' all take place during this era.
29th May '17 11:46:23 AM nombretomado
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He's also delved into animation. He collaborated with Creator/DonBluth in the 1980's to produce box office successes like ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'', also starting his own animation studio, Creator/{{Amblimation}}, which would go on to produce the somewhat less successful ''WesternAnimation/WereBackADinosaursStory'', ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail: Fievel Goes West'', and ''WesternAnimation/{{Balto}}''; it and Bluth would be spiritually replace by Katzenberg's [=DreamWorks=] Animation (he also had input in DWA's first ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' movie). He is also known as the executive producer for (and mistakenly believed to have created, thanks to InCaseYouForgotWhoWroteIt) WarnerBros Silver Age cartoons ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}'', ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'', and some lesser known works, such as ''WesternAnimation/{{Histeria}}!''[[note]]an educational sketch show parodying historical figures and events -- and pushing the limits of what can and can't be done on kids' TV, just like ''Animaniacs''[[/note]], ''WesternAnimation/{{Toonsylvania}}'' (one of his first animated projects when he created [=DreamWorks=] Studios), and the much-reviled ''Pinky and the Brain'' spinoff ''WesternAnimation/PinkyElmyraAndTheBrain''.

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He's also delved into animation. He collaborated with Creator/DonBluth in the 1980's to produce box office successes like ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'', also starting his own animation studio, Creator/{{Amblimation}}, which would go on to produce the somewhat less successful ''WesternAnimation/WereBackADinosaursStory'', ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail: Fievel Goes West'', and ''WesternAnimation/{{Balto}}''; it and Bluth would be spiritually replace by Katzenberg's [=DreamWorks=] Animation (he also had input in DWA's first ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' movie). He is also known as the executive producer for (and mistakenly believed to have created, thanks to InCaseYouForgotWhoWroteIt) WarnerBros Creator/WarnerBros Silver Age cartoons ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}'', ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'', and some lesser known works, such as ''WesternAnimation/{{Histeria}}!''[[note]]an educational sketch show parodying historical figures and events -- and pushing the limits of what can and can't be done on kids' TV, just like ''Animaniacs''[[/note]], ''WesternAnimation/{{Toonsylvania}}'' (one of his first animated projects when he created [=DreamWorks=] Studios), and the much-reviled ''Pinky and the Brain'' spinoff ''WesternAnimation/PinkyElmyraAndTheBrain''.
17th May '17 7:39:16 PM marcoasalazarm
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* AdolfHitlarious: After applying it in some level on films like ''Film/NineteenFortyOne'' and the first three ''Indiana Jones'' movies, he put on record that he swore off ever using this Trope again after filming ''Film/SchindlersList'', thinking that portraying the Nazis as anything else but pure unmockable evil was just in poor taste. This is one of the various RealLifeWritesThePlot elements that forced ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'' to use Communist Russia as the BigBad.
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