Skip to comments.Spielberg: The Magic Is Long Gone
Posted on 02/28/2009 9:44:20 AM PST by EveningStar
There were two Hollywood-related moments that gladdened the heart over this past weekend. The first, obviously, was the glorious sight of the Oscar telecast end credits, the second was Kim Masters Slate story reporting that Steven Spielbergs long gestating passion project - an Abe Lincoln biopic, is all but dead. Steven Spielberg not making a film was good news. How things have changed in thirty years.
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“Saving Private Ryan” was very well done, even though it contained every war movie cliche’, and the script reminded me sometimes of kids playing war.
Why would a liberal want to make a film about a man who was willing to back brutal warfare, was angered that his generals weren’t aggressive enough, and who suspended habeas corpus?
because they want a left wing version of Lincoln. They forget that the left had one such fanatical man willing to sacrifice millions to the cause and promote communism at any cost, his name was Stalin, but he didn’t free any slaves, he made slaves of people.
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Hollywood people want slaves, that is why they want another Stalin.
Certainly you have heard how actors and actresses treat their staff.
There is no director as good as Spielberg on a purely TECHNICAL level. His ability to tell a story with a camera is second to none, and he gets the best people to work with him.
So how come I can’t stand his movies?
Simple—the content. I think the last Spielberg movie I could say I flat-out liked was JAWS. Since CLOSE ENCOUNTERS, his movies, with the exception of SCHINDLER’S LIST (manipulative as hell but still great) have been lacking in anything resembling real human emotion, instead substituting rote movie poses.
PRIVATE RYAN is technically brilliant—he deserved Best Director for that—but again, it is full of the kind of bull one gets when a movie is directed by a multi-millionaire who gets all of his experience from life while surrounded by yes-men.
Spielberg is obviously a child of 50’s and 60’s television, and it comes through in the emotional staleness of his movies. He will still make movies and people will still say they’re great, but all that says is that they are fooled by technical excellence, and don’t care about the content of what they’re watching.
“The essence of Lincoln was that he was driven by the knowledge that without America the world was doomed, and so he would preserve it at any cost.”
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Your line fits well with Paul Johnson’s “If the American experiment in self government fails, that which comes after will be unspeakably worse.”
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