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Must Watch: A Fantastic '60 Minutes' Interview with Steven Spielberg

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October 22, 2012
Source: CBS

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Anyone who comes to love film certainly knows the name Steven Spielberg. The prolific director serves as an inspiration in that he was the youngest director to ever get a Hollywood contract, has been at the helm of countless classics and is the epitome of an innovative and brilliant American filmmaker. Recently, "60 Minutes" sat down with the director and talked about how his childhood family and school bullying influenced his interest in filmmaking (mostly out of a desire to be accepted) in addition to all the thematic elements that have become trademarks in nearly all of his films from Indiana Jones to War of the Worlds. It's a truly fascinating 14-minute interview that includes a new look at his Oscar contender Lincoln, too.

Here's the new "60 Minutes" interview with Steven Spielberg, embedded from CBS News:

Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, which finished shooting last year, stars Daniel Day-Lewis (of My Left Foot, Gangs of New York, There Will Be Blood) as our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln, and focuses on the last four months of his life, guiding the North to victory during the Civil War. The cast includes Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jackie Earle Haley, Lee Pace, John Hawkes, Walton Goggins, Hal Holbrook, Tim Blake Nelson and David Oyelowo. The film has a screenplay by Oscar nominee Tony Kushner (Angels in America, Munich), based on many books about Lincoln's life. Disney, releasing the DreamWorks production, will debut Lincoln in limited theaters starting on November 9th, expanding wide on the 16th.

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Reader Feedback - 8 Comments

1

I found it very amazing that his father took the blame for the separation even though it was his mother that asked for the divorce and cheated on him. You would think that watching your son make film after film portraying you as a deadbeat you'd eventually set the record straight, but I'm inspired by his dedication to his family. It's funny that when his mom finally came clean he made War of the Worlds.

Matt Peloquin on Oct 22, 2012

2

wonderful interview, raw and honest. Thanks

sedna on Oct 22, 2012

3

That was some powerful television right there. Put together really well too.

Nick Sears on Oct 22, 2012

4

When I think of Spielberg, I think of how crappy A.I. was and Mutt swinging in the trees with the monkeys.

SpielbergForRetirement on Oct 22, 2012

5

---SPielberg continues to BALK every relevant, indeed, urgently relevant, issue of our time. --The sixth? --seventh? Lincoln? -even as the awesomely relevant ----60th Anniversary---- of the ------------------KOREAN WAR-------------------- is 'mysteriously overlooked'. Spielberg continues to deliver second hand, over-produced, self-basting, PC moral alibis -----for himself. NOT GOOD

O Spt on Oct 22, 2012

6

haters gonna hate

conradthegreat on Oct 24, 2012

7

WoW! His father is a real MAN!

Paul Mckoy on Jan 23, 2013

8

Ahhh the Power to forgive!

Ame Heier on Mar 23, 2013

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