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Steven Spielberg

Steven Allan Spielberg (born December 18, 1946) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and business magnate. In a career of more than four decades, Spielberg’s films have covered many themes and genres. Spielberg’s early science-fiction and adventure films were seen as archetypes of modern Hollywood blockbuster filmmaking. In later years, his films began addressing humanistic issues such as the Holocaust, the Transatlantic slave trade, war, and terrorism. He is considered one of the most popular and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema. He is also one of the co-founders of DreamWorks movie studio.






1. ALL OF US EVERY SINGLE YEAR, WE’RE A DIFFERENT PERSON. I DON’T THINK WE’RE THE SAME PERSON ALL OUR LIVES.
2. THERE IS A FINE LINE BETWEEN CENSORSHIP AND GOOD TASTE AND MORAL RESPONSIBILITY.
3. I’M NOT REALLY INTERESTED IN MAKING MONEY.
4. CASTING SOMETIMES IS FATE AND DESTINY MORE THAN SKILL AND TALENT, FROM A DIRECTOR’S POINT OF VIEW.
5. WELL, LUCKILY WITH ANIMATION, FANTASY IS YOUR FRIEND.
6. A LOT OF THE FILMS I’VE MADE PROBABLY COULD HAVE WORKED JUST AS WELL 50 YEARS AGO, AND THAT’S JUST BECAUSE I HAVE A LOT OF OLD-FASHION VALUES.
7. I’D RATHER DIRECT THAN PRODUCE. ANY DAY. AND TWICE ON SUNDAY.
8. I DREAM FOR A LIVING.
9. YOU HAVE MANY YEARS AHEAD OF YOU TO CREATE THE DREAMS THAT WE CAN’T EVEN IMAGINE DREAMING. YOU HAVE DONE MORE FOR THE COLLECTIVE UNCONSCIOUS OF THIS PLANET THAN YOU WILL EVER KNOW.
10. I NEVER FELT COMFORTABLE WITH MYSELF, BECAUSE I WAS NEVER PART OF THE MAJORITY. I ALWAYS FELT AWKWARD AND SHY AND ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE MOMENTUM OF MY FRIENDS’ LIVES.
11. EVERY TIME I GO TO A MOVIE, IT’S MAGIC, NO MATTER WHAT THE MOVIE’S ABOUT.
12. THE PUBLIC HAS AN APPETITE FOR ANYTHING ABOUT IMAGINATION – ANYTHING THAT IS AS FAR AWAY FROM REALITY AS IS CREATIVELY POSSIBLE.
13. YOU KNOW, I DON’T REALLY DO THAT MUCH LOOKING INSIDE ME WHEN I’M WORKING ON A PROJECT. WHATEVER I AM BECOMES WHAT THAT FILM IS. BUT I CHANGE; YOU CHANGE.
14. I AM A VERY IMPATIENT DIRECTOR.
15. FOR ONE THING, I DON’T THINK THAT ANYBODY IN ANY WAR THINKS OF THEMSELVES AS A HERO.
16. I AM AN AMERICAN JEW AND AWARE OF THE SENSITIVITIES INVOLVED IN THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT.
17. I DON’T DRINK COFFEE. I’VE NEVER HAD A CUP OF COFFEE IN MY ENTIRE LIFE. THAT’S SOMETHING YOU PROBABLY DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME. I’VE HATED THE TASTE SINCE I WAS A KID.
18. I THINK DOCUMENTARIES ARE THE GREATEST WAY TO EDUCATE AN ENTIRE GENERATION THAT DOESN’T OFTEN LOOK BACK TO LEARN ANYTHING ABOUT THE HISTORY THAT PROVIDED A SAFE HAVEN FOR SO MANY OF US TODAY.
19. I LIKE THE SMELL OF FILM. I JUST LIKE KNOWING THERE’S FILM GOING THROUGH THE CAMERA.
20. I DON’T THINK ANY MOVIE OR ANY BOOK OR ANY WORK OF ART CAN SOLVE THE STALEMATE IN THE MIDDLE EAST TODAY. BUT IT’S CERTAINLY WORTH A TRY.
21. WHEN I GROW UP, I STILL WANT TO BE A DIRECTOR.
22. WHY PAY A DOLLAR FOR A BOOKMARK? WHY NOT USE THE DOLLAR FOR A BOOKMARK?
23. PEOPLE HAVE FORGOTTEN HOW TO TELL A STORY. STORIES DON’T HAVE A MIDDLE OR AN END ANY MORE. THEY USUALLY HAVE A BEGINNING THAT NEVER STOPS BEGINNING.
24. IT ALL STARTS WITH THE SCRIPT: IT’S NOT WORTH TAKING MYSELF AWAY FROM MY FAMILY IF I DON’T HAVE SOMETHING I’M REALLY PASSIONATE ABOUT.
25. FROM THE DAY I STARTED TO THINK POLITICALLY AND TO DEVELOP MY OWN MORAL VALUES, FROM MY EARLIEST YOUTH, I HAVE BEEN AN ARDENT DEFENDER OF ISRAEL.
26. MOST OF MY PRESUMPTIONS ABOUT A PRODUCTION ARE USUALLY WRONG.
27. WHEN WAR COMES, TWO THINGS HAPPEN – PROFITS GO WAY, WAY UP AND ALL PERISHABLES GO WAY, WAY DOWN. THERE BECOMES A MARKET FOR THEM.
28. I WANT TO BE THE CECIL B. DEMILLE OF SCIENCE FICTION.
29. ONE OF MY DAUGHTERS IS A COMPETITIVE JUMPER, WE LIVE WITH HORSES, WE HAVE STABLES ON OUR PROPERTY. BUT I DON’T RIDE. I OBSERVE, AND I WORRY.
30. WHETHER IN SUCCESS OR IN FAILURE, I’M PROUD OF EVERY SINGLE MOVIE I’VE EVER DIRECTED.
31. I INTERVIEWED SURVIVORS, I WENT TO POLAND, SAW THE CITIES AND SPENT TIME WITH THE PEOPLE AND SPOKE TO THE JEWS WHO HAD COME BACK TO POLAND AFTER THE WAR AND TALKED ABOUT WHY THEY HAD COME BACK.
32. I’M ALWAYS IN FAVOR OF ISRAEL RESPONDING STRONGLY WHEN IT’S THREATENED. AT THE SAME TIME, A RESPONSE TO A RESPONSE DOESN’T REALLY SOLVE ANYTHING. IT JUST CREATES A PERPETUAL-MOTION MACHINE.
33. THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT KILLING PEOPLE AT CLOSE RANGE THAT IS EXCRUCIATING. IT’S BOUND TO TRY A MAN’S SOUL.
34. I WAS MAKING A LOT OF 8MM HOME MOVIES, SINCE I WAS TWELVE, MAKING LITTLE DRAMAS AND COMEDIES WITH THE NEIGHBORHOOD KIDS.
35. AND I MAY OFTEN QUESTION CHOICES I MAKE AS A PRODUCER. BUT I’VE NEVER QUESTIONED THE CHOICES I MAKE AS A DIRECTOR.
36. THE ONLY THING THAT GETS ME BACK TO DIRECTING IS GOOD SCRIPTS.
37. I DON’T REALLY HAVE A SCHEDULE OF WHEN I WANT TO SHOW MY CHILDREN MY MOVIES.
38. THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT AND JIHADISM HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH EACH OTHER.
39. LIKE, I TOOK NO POETIC LICENSE WITH ‘SCHINDLER’S LIST’ BECAUSE THAT WAS HISTORICAL, FACTUAL DOCUMENTS.
40. I’VE DISCOVERED I’VE GOT THIS PREOCCUPATION WITH ORDINARY PEOPLE PURSUED BY LARGE FORCES.
41. IF I WEREN’T A DIRECTOR, I WOULD WANT TO BE A FILM COMPOSER.
42. DOCUMENTARIES ARE THE FIRST LINE OF EDUCATION, AND THE SECOND LINE OF EDUCATION IS DRAMATIZATION, SUCH AS ‘THE PACIFIC’.
43. ONCE A MONTH THE SKY FALLS ON MY HEAD, I COME TO AND I SEE ANOTHER MOVIE I WANT TO MAKE.
44. I LOVE MY KIDS AS INDIVIDUALS, NOT AS A HERD, AND I DO HAVE A HERD OF CHILDREN: I HAVE SEVEN KIDS.
45. MY DAD TOOK ME TO MY FIRST MOVIE.
46. SO I TRY TO RE-INVENT MY OWN EYE EVERY TIME I TACKLE A NEW SUBJECT. BUT IT’S HARD, BECAUSE EVERYBODY HAS STYLE. YOU CAN’T HELP IT.

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