History Creator / StevenSpielberg

9th Feb '16 5:20:18 PM SnakeRambo
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* MilitarySuperHero: In Spielberg's work soldiers are always cast as brave ordinary people one should look up to, especially if they are American. They won't be perfect people, but they always live up to their duty and do ''what is right''. There's also a strong theme in his more recent work of joining the army ''for the greater good''. In ''Film/WarOfTheWorlds'' and ''Film/{{Lincoln}}'' a youngster wants to join the army, in both occasions because he wants to do his patriotic duty and help his country out. Needless to say that in both cases the boys survive.
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* MilitarySuperHero: In Spielberg's work soldiers are always cast as brave ordinary people one should look up to, especially if they are American. They won't be perfect people, but they always live up to their duty and do ''what is right''. There's also a strong theme in his more recent work of joining the army ''for the greater good''. In ''Film/WarOfTheWorlds'' and ''Film/{{Lincoln}}'' a youngster wants to join the army, in both occasions because he wants to do his patriotic duty and help his country out. Needless to say that say, in both cases the boys survive.
7th Feb '16 6:45:39 AM Freshmeat
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* MagnumOpus: Spielberg has said ''Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial'' is one of his proudest achievements, citing it as being the film he'd most like his kids to watch.
4th Feb '16 7:39:07 AM Anddrix
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4th Feb '16 7:18:59 AM Berrenta
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* MagnumOpus: Spielberg has said ''Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial'' is one of his proudest achievements, citing it as being the film he'd most like his kids to watch.
21st Jan '16 10:09:58 PM TalonsofIceandFire
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* BittersweetEnding: A good chunk of his movies have either this or happy endings, if the hero dies it will be a dignified HeroicSacrifice or be remembered in the end for what they've done.* DramaticIrony: Spielberg is often named a SpiritualSuccessor to Creator/AlfredHitchcock for his talents in creating suspense.
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* BittersweetEnding: A good chunk of his movies have either this or happy endings, if the hero dies it will be a dignified HeroicSacrifice or be remembered in the end for what they've done.done. * DramaticIrony: Spielberg is often named a SpiritualSuccessor to Creator/AlfredHitchcock for his talents in creating suspense.
21st Jan '16 10:09:39 PM TalonsofIceandFire
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* DramaticIrony: Spielberg is often named a SpiritualSuccessor to Creator/AlfredHitchcock for his talents in creating suspense.
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* BittersweetEnding: A good chunk of his movies have either this or happy endings, if the hero dies it will be a dignified HeroicSacrifice or be remembered in the end for what they've done.* DramaticIrony: Spielberg is often named a SpiritualSuccessor to Creator/AlfredHitchcock for his talents in creating suspense.

* HappyEnding: A good chunk of his movies have a happy ending, or if the hero dies it will be a dignified HeroicSacrifice or a martyr death.
12th Jan '16 11:27:01 AM Pren
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* AuthorAppeal: In most of Spielberg's films, fathers or father-figures are either [[DisappearedDad absent]] or [[ParentalIssues aloof]]. [[http://voices.yahoo.com/steven-spielbergs-daddy-issues-manifested-film-1499577.html Several]] [[http://www.hollywood.com/news/movies/42791504/how-steven-spielberg-s-daddy-issues-influenced-every-film-from-e-t-to-lincoln?page=all essays]] have analyzed this as a manifestation of Steven's childhood getting projected into his art.
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* AuthorAppeal: In most of Spielberg's films, fathers or father-figures are either [[DisappearedDad absent]] or [[ParentalIssues aloof]]. [[http://voices.yahoo.com/steven-spielbergs-daddy-issues-manifested-film-1499577.html Several]] [[http://www.hollywood.com/news/movies/42791504/how-steven-spielberg-s-daddy-issues-influenced-every-film-from-e-t-to-lincoln?page=all essays]] have analyzed this as a manifestation of Steven's childhood getting projected into his art.art (his own father strongly disapproved of his interest in movies, though he admitted he was wrong after Steven's incredible success).
4th Jan '16 4:48:03 PM jameygamer
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In 1994, he was a co-founder of the studio Creator/DreamWorks SKG. Dreamworks and Speilberg (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 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 SKG. [[Creator/DreamWorksAnimation SKG]] alongside Creator/{{Disney}} studio chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg and record producer David Geffin. Dreamworks and Speilberg 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 Entertainment]]. Now works on a live-action ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'' adaption, a work he has said he is fond of.

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}}''. 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 ''{{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]], ''{{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}}''.''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 ''{{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]], ''{{Toonsylvania}}'' (one of his first animated projects when he created DreamWorks Studios), and the much-reviled ''Pinky and the Brain'' spinoff ''WesternAnimation/PinkyElmyraAndTheBrain''.
28th Dec '15 3:46:31 AM Unityd3v
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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'', 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'', ''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.
26th Dec '15 4:47:18 AM JulianLapostat
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* TomHanksSyndrome: Since ''Film/SchindlersList'' most of the films he has directed have been serious (often historical) dramas, rather than action-adventure blockbusters.
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* TomHanksSyndrome: Since ''Film/SchindlersList'' most of the films he has directed have been serious (often historical) dramas, rather than action-adventure blockbusters. blockbusters and he has been criticized for this. Of course, Spielberg's first feature debut ''Film/TheSugarlandExpress'' was a serious film and already in the 80s he had made ''Film/TheColorPurple'' and ''Film/EmpireOfTheSun''.
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