History Creator / StevenSpielberg

19th Feb '17 8:17:28 PM Adept
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* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Creator/GeorgeLucas as well as Creator/JohnWilliams (who has composed the scores for all but a few of Spielberg's films) and to a lesser extent Jeffrey Katzenberg, with whom he co-founded [=DreamWorks=] and had worked with on several production prior to that at both Paramount (the first two ''Indiana Jones'' films) and Disney (''Who Framed Roger Rabbit''); he replaced Michael Eisner in that regard.
* IconicOutfit: His baseball cap, black shirt and jeans, which he always wears while directing.
* KarmicDeath: Villains always get what they deserve, unless they repent before the story is concluded.



* OddFriendship: Creator/StanleyKubrick and Spielberg were polar opposites as far as film styles go, however, they had a very close friendship. The two would often have extended talks on the art of filmmaking and other subjects. Because of the England-Los Angeles time difference the former would often call the latter up in the middle of the night, and the two would have conversations over the phone for ''hours''. Eventually Kubrick handpicked Spielberg to direct [[Film/AIArtificialIntelligence his final film]].



* PlatonicLifePartners: Was this with Amblin supremo and producer Kathleen Kennedy for a long time. The two worked on multiple projects together. Kennedy eventually had to leave Amblin to become boss of Lucasfilm, which made her the boss of the ''Star Wars'' and ''Indiana Jones'' franchises and a Disney executive within a few months of that job.



* TechnicianVersusPerformer: The Performer to Creator/GeorgeLucas' (and Creator/StanleyKubrick's) Technicians, although the comparison is a little unfair, given that Spielberg is a superb technician himself.
8th Feb '17 6:50:40 PM crazyrabbits
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* DramaticIrony: Spielberg is often named a SpiritualSuccessor to Creator/AlfredHitchcock for his talents in creating suspense.
22nd Jan '17 12:48:47 AM Hjortron18
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* GenreRoulette: He directed monster movies (''Film/{{Jaws}}'', ''Film/JurassicPark''), science fiction (''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind'', ''Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial'', ''Film/ArtificialIntelligence'', ''Film/MinorityReport'', ''Film/WarOfTheWorlds''), action adventure (''Franchise/IndianaJones''), comedy (''Film/NineteenFortyOne''), war drama (''Film/SchindlersList'', ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan'', ''Film/WarHorse''), fantasy (''Film/{{Hook}}''), biopics (''Film/{{Lincoln}}''), racial drama (''Film/TheColorPurple'', ''Film/{{Amistad}}'', ''Film/{{Munich}}''), comic book movies (''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfTintin''),...

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* GenreRoulette: He directed monster movies (''Film/{{Jaws}}'', ''Film/JurassicPark''), science fiction (''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind'', ''Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial'', ''Film/ArtificialIntelligence'', ''Film/MinorityReport'', ''Film/WarOfTheWorlds''), action adventure (''Franchise/IndianaJones''), comedy (''Film/NineteenFortyOne''), war drama (''Film/SchindlersList'', ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan'', ''Film/WarHorse''), ''Literature/WarHorse''), fantasy (''Film/{{Hook}}''), biopics (''Film/{{Lincoln}}''), racial drama (''Film/TheColorPurple'', ''Film/{{Amistad}}'', ''Film/{{Munich}}''), comic book movies (''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfTintin''),...
28th Nov '16 5:36:09 PM jormis29
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* ''The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara'' (2017)
* ''Literature/ReadyPlayerOne'' (2018)

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* ''The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara'' ''Film/TheKidnappingOfEdgardoMortara'' (2017)
* ''Literature/ReadyPlayerOne'' ''Film/ReadyPlayerOne'' (2018)
3rd Nov '16 6:13:44 AM jormis29
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In 1994, he was a co-founder of the studio [[Creator/DreamWorks DreamWorks SKG]] alongside Creator/{{Disney}} studio chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg and record producer David Geffin. Dreamworks and Spielberg (as producer) would later go on to make the first ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonor'' video game, widely regarded as the [=PS1=]'s ''[[VideoGame/GoldenEye1997 GoldenEye]]''. He still runs [[VanityPlate Amblin]] [[Creator/AmblinEntertainment Entertainment]]. Now works on a live-action ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'' adaption, a work he has said he is fond of.

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In 1994, he was a co-founder of the studio [[Creator/DreamWorks DreamWorks SKG]] alongside Creator/{{Disney}} studio chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg and record producer David Geffin. Dreamworks and Spielberg (as producer) would later go on to make the first ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonor'' video game, widely regarded as the [=PS1=]'s ''[[VideoGame/GoldenEye1997 GoldenEye]]''. He still runs [[VanityPlate Amblin]] [[Creator/AmblinEntertainment Entertainment]]. Now works on a live-action ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'' ''Film/GhostInTheShell'' adaption, a work he has said he is fond of.
11th Oct '16 10:13:47 PM jameygamer
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* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Creator/GeorgeLucas as well as Creator/JohnWilliams (who has composed the scores for all but a few of Spielberg's films) and to a lesser extent Jeffrey Katzenberg, with whom he co-founded [=DreamWorks=] and had worked with on several production prior to that at both Paramount (the first two ''Indiana Jones'' films) and Disney (''Who Framed Roger Rabbit'').

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* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Creator/GeorgeLucas as well as Creator/JohnWilliams (who has composed the scores for all but a few of Spielberg's films) and to a lesser extent Jeffrey Katzenberg, with whom he co-founded [=DreamWorks=] and had worked with on several production prior to that at both Paramount (the first two ''Indiana Jones'' films) and Disney (''Who Framed Roger Rabbit'').Rabbit''); he replaced Michael Eisner in that regard.
11th Oct '16 10:10:49 PM jameygamer
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* PlatonicLifePartner: Was this with Amblin supremo Kathleen Kennedy for a long time. The two worked on multiple projects together. Kennedy eventually had to leave Amblin to become boss of Lucasfilm, which made her the boss of the ''Star Wars'' and ''Indiana Jones'' franchises and a Disney executive within a few months of that job.

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* PlatonicLifePartner: PlatonicLifePartners: Was this with Amblin supremo and producer Kathleen Kennedy for a long time. The two worked on multiple projects together. Kennedy eventually had to leave Amblin to become boss of Lucasfilm, which made her the boss of the ''Star Wars'' and ''Indiana Jones'' franchises and a Disney executive within a few months of that job.
11th Oct '16 10:10:25 PM jameygamer
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* PlatonicLifePartner: Was this with Amblin supremo Kathleen Kennedy for a long time. The two worked on multiple projects together. Kennedy eventually had to leave Amblin to become boss of Lucasfilm, which made her the boss of the ''Star Wars'' and ''Indiana Jones'' franchises and a Disney executive within a few months of that job.
6th Oct '16 10:50:13 PM Nikumubeki
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* GirlsHaveCooties: While females are sometimes present in Spielberg's films most of the time they are either absent (''Film/{{Jaws}}'', ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind'', ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan''), in minor supporting roles (''Film/SchindlersList'', ''Film/{{Lincoln}}''), a DamselInDistress and/or depicted as nuisances who prevent the boys from having a great adventure (''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'', ''Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial'', ''Film/{{Hook}}''). Even in ''Jurassic Park'' Alex the girl is more frightened than her younger brother, describing dinosaurs as ''monsters'' and only in the very end she finally does something heroic to save the day.[[note]]Though this is actually an upgrade from her character in [[Literature/JurassicPark the book]], in which Lex is the annoying younger sibling, and Tim performed the heroic actions that Lex did in the movie.[[/note]] Only three of Spielberg's films feature female leads: ''Film/TheSugarlandExpress'', ''Film/TheColorPurple'', and ''Film/TheBFG''.
4th Oct '16 10:12:40 AM CumbersomeTercel
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