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Spielberg and Mathison Reteam for Dahls’s BFG


EW reports that Spielberg and screenwriter Melissa Mathison will join up for the first time in 32 years, since E.T., for this tale of a young girl stopping the “Big, Friendly Giant.” The pic is to be produced by Kathleen Kennedy and will be Spielberg’s first directorial project since Lincoln. ...

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Oscar Podcast Episode 35 – When Gandhi Beat E.T.

What a great year for movies 1982 was – Blade Runner, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, The Thing, The Verdict, Tootsie, E.T. — the winner for Best Picture was Gandhi – interesting but mostly forgettable. A different Academy, a different time. E.T. probably deserved to win but the Academy was ...

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Together Again…Spielberg and Lee on Cannes Jury with Nicole Kidman, Christoph Waltz


+   Also the esteemed Lynne Ramsay! Full list, per Steve Pond at The Wrap: Vidya Balan (Indian actress) Naomi Kawase (Japanese director) Nicole Kidman (Australian actress/producer) Lynne Ramsay (British scriptwriter/director/producer) Daniel Auteuil (French actor/director) Ang Lee (Taiwanese director/producer/scriptwriter) Cristian Mungiu (Romanian scriptwriter/director/producer) Christopher Waltz (Austrian Actor)  

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Spielberg Developing Kubrick’s Napoleon

In an interview with French TV network Canal+, Steven Spielberg spoke about producing a Napoleon miniseries based on Stanley Kubrick’s script written 40 years ago. (NYTimes) While another collaboration between Stanley Kubrick and Steven Spielberg would seem to require a time machine, a Ouija board or some sort of interdimensional ...

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Steven Spielberg named 2013 Cannes jury president

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Spielberg at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival where he presented his E.T. Steven Spielberg has been named jury president for the 2013 Cannes International Film Festival. Collider says, “As arguably the most important American filmmaker working today, Spielberg is an ideal candidate.” The director remarked, “My admiration for the steadfast ...

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Spielberg, Always a Bridesmaid

I love this video of the young Spielberg who was famously “snubbed” for Jaws.  He learned his lesson later with The Color Purple when he was snubbed again he made sure there were no cameras around. Now, they didn’t snub him but are about to award Best Picture to a ...

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