First Trailer for HBO's Doc 'Spielberg' Explores the Filmmaker's Career
"When I got into the group of the 'movie brats', it was the first time I felt like an insider." A legend. You know him, you love him, you love his movies. If you're like me, you probably grew up watching his movies, and he still continues to make more today. Spielberg is a documentary about the life and career of famed filmmaker Steven Spielberg. From director Susan Lacy, this examines his upbringing, his early film work, as well as his massive successes, featuring interviews with friends, family, and colleagues aplenty. By now, most of us know everything about Spielberg's life and career, but I'm still excited to watch a doc about him that includes all kinds of cool footage. I'm just hoping there's lots of footage of the young, goofy Spielberg, that's the best stuff. Check out the first trailer below and tune in to HBO in October to watch this doc in full.
Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Susan Lacy's documentary Spielberg, from HBO's YouTube:
Susan Lacy’s new film traces the private, public, and artistic development of one of cinema’s true giants, from his early love of moviemaking as a kid growing up in all-American suburbia, through his sudden rise to superstardom with Jaws, to his establishment of a film-and-TV empire with DreamWorks and beyond. All along the way, Spielberg has approached every new film as if it were his first. Featuring interviews with friends and contemporaries in the "New Hollywood" (e.g. Francis Coppola, Brian De Palma, George Lucas, Martin Scorsese); key artistic collaborators (including Tom Hanks, John Williams, longtime DP Janusz Kamiński); and, the film's most touching presences, Spielberg's beloved sisters and parents, Arnold and Leah. Spielberg is directed by storyteller/filmmaker Susan Lacy, a veteran Emmy-winning television producer and director of "American Masters" making her feature debut with this documentary. HBO will release Lacy's Spielberg streaming exclusively starting October 7th this fall. Who wants to watch this doc?
Reader Feedback - 9 Comments
Could have done with out the filmsplaining, but the documentary itself looks like good entertainment.
txJM on Sep 24, 2017
As said, he's some other kind of mediocre film maker in our time. He definitely could do better with his films. But he didn't ...
shiboleth on Sep 25, 2017
Like or dislike Spielberg, what he did in his early career has earned him a spot in the Hall of Fame.
DAVIDPD on Sep 25, 2017
Jaws, Close Encounters, Raiders, Empire of the Sun, Last Crusade, Schindler's List, Amistad, Saving Private Ryan, Minority Report, Catch Me If You Can, Lincoln and Bridge of Spies... Twelve movies directed by one guy that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend for one second... plus a few others that I might suggest depending on the person. Just for counterpoint, I'd deduct some points from him for Hook, Lost World, A.I., War of the Worlds and Kingdom of the Crystal Skull but overall he makes movies worth seeing; and he helped re-invent the must see popcorn blockbuster.
Jimmy Rabbitte on Sep 25, 2017
I'll take out Lincoln from your top list and replace it by A.I.
tarek on Sep 26, 2017
A completely valid choice. I liked A.I. but I don't usually recommend that movie to just anybody... I suppose I could have, also, put Minority Report in that same category as well; but the action elements of that movie make it a little more accessible than heavier style of A.I.
Jimmy Rabbitte on Sep 26, 2017
Not even Schindler's List or Saving Private Ryan?
THE_RAW_ on Sep 29, 2017
Sorry for the delayed reply, Bo. Wanted to give you a proper response and not half-ass it. Since you've pointed out the major plot element in Ryan, it does seem pretty ridiculous. I've never been crazy about Saving Private Ryan, as I've always felt like Band of Brothers was a more of a proper portrayal of the war and the people who served. Saving Private Ryan was the commercially viable version, Band of Brothers actually was based on real people and the missions they carried out. Funny you should mention the girl in the red coat from Schindler's List. That was one of my favorite scenes to emphasize that not even little girls were safe. Heartwrenching and effective imo. But I see what you're saying, it's a bit obvious, but maybe for good reason? And of course! How can you grow as a human without understanding different (and sometimes opposing) perspectives? The world could do with more respectful dialogues and respecting of differences. The feeling is definitely mutual. Take care.
THE_RAW_ on Oct 7, 2017
Spielberg definitely has had some hits, but lately his run has been misses. Still, his filmography is one to be envied by most. A film geek for the every man.
THE_RAW_ on Sep 29, 2017
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