STEVEN SPIELBERG – career retrospective interview

Published May 30, 2008

Despite the risk of over-saturating this site with posts about Steven Spielberg, I recently found a 2005 interview with the director conducted by British film historian, Mark Kermode. Covering the years 1969 (Night Gallery pilot) to 2006 (post Munich), this fascinating conversation is almost as good as Richard Schickel’s, TCM produced, Spielberg on Spielberg from 2007 (as soon as that is available for internet embedding, I will put it up). Also covered is the rumored legend of how a teenaged Steven walked off a Universal Studios tour bus and set up an office in a deserted sound stage — fascinating.
Steven Spielberg
If I have any complaint regarding this hour-long program, it’s that many of the films are discussed out of sequence and are instead ordered thematically — a quibble, but I’m anal.

If you are a fan of Jaws, Close Encounters, Raiders, E.T., Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List, or any of the other classic films by this gifted filmmaker, you will find something of interest in this career retrospective.

Here you go.