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The Filmmakers Talk
Spotlight
December 2011 / January 2012


THE FILMMAKERS TALK - SPOTLIGHT:
* (April / May 2012) WATCH THE SKIES (Spielberg, Lucas, Scott, Cameron) / CASTING RED TAILS (George Lucas)
* (Dec., 2011 / Jan., 2012)  2011 - THE YEAR OF SPIELBERG:  SUPER 8, TIN TIN, WAR HORSE
* (Sept. / Oct. 2011)  STATE OF THE ART: "3D OR NOT 3D" - WITH JAMES CAMERON AND MICHAEL BAY

THE FILMMAKERS TALK - INTERVIEW SERIES:
* INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO
* POST MORTEM: WITH MICK GARRIS
* LIFE AFTER FILM SCHOOL





2011: THE YEAR OF SPIELBERG


     As a director for whom it's not uncommon to crank out two films during the same year (both JURASSIC PARK and SCHINDLER'S LIST debuted in summer and winter of 1993 respectively; then THE LOST WORLD and AMISTAD did the same in '97); as well as being a producer personally involved in the design phase of many of the films he doesn't direct himself (SMALL SOLDIERS, the TRANSFORMERS adventures and SUPER 8 all bear his indelible personality stamp); then finally and as a studio head to boot, Steven Spielberg certainly rates as one of the busiest filmmakers in the history of the medium.  Oh yes, he's also the doting father of a large family as well.   Yet even with that regularly packed agenda, 2011 has managed to be one of the cinematic workaholic's  most  impressive years to date, what with TRASNFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON and SUPER 8 laying siege to the summer box office, and the upcoming THE ADVENTURES OF TIN TIN and WAR HORSE promising to do the same during the winter holiday months.   In a recent interview he even admitted the much derided "Indy and the fridge" idea from KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL was his brainchild and not George Lucas', and that disgruntled fans should start blaming the correct person.  How's that for class, huh?  


     As the U.S. release dates of both THE ADVENTURES OF TIN TIN and WAR HORSE approach (TIN TIN's already proved itself a bonafied blockbuster overseas) we take a look towards the two upcoming films via a series of video and printed interviews, as well as a look back at this past summer's SUPER 8 (recently released on home vid) via a previously posted Q & A with producer Spielberg and his writer / director of that film -  J. J. Abrams.
















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