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Steven Spielberg

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  1. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    What is your top 5 movies from this genius?

    1. Jaws ............ i was 8 when i saw this movie, scared me pretty good, it did.
    2.Raiders of the lost ark .....................absolutely loved this movie
    3.Saving private ryan........................great movie, almost too realistic
    4. E.T. ...................it was good, i guess
    5. Duel................... dennis weaver cracks me up in that movie man. ha ha ha
  2. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Zone Supporter

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    Only five??? That's hard. Okay...

    1. Schindler's List
    2. Saving Private Ryan
    3. Raiders of the Lost Ark
    4. Jaws
    5. The Color Purple, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Jurassic Park, Minority Report

    It's a four way tie for fifth place!!! Okay, I cheated. Sue me. :D
  3. junk

    junk I've got moxie

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    Interesting topic. For reference:
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000229/#director

    1. Saving Private Ryan
    2. Band of Brothers (great series on HBO)
    3. Indiana Jones (I cheat by counting these all together)
    4. Minority Report
    5. Schindler's List

    Also, check out his producing credits. This guy is a legend.
  4. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    Schindler's list was a fantastic movie, but one i don't want to watch again.
    too disturbing for me.
  5. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    the scene where indiana shoots that ninja fellow.

    priceless
  6. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Zone Supporter

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    It's interesting that you say that. I've watched many, what could be considered by most, disturbing films over and over--including Schindler's. But there is only one film that I've watched only once because I thought it was too disturbing: Seven. Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt were great. Kevin Spacey was perfect casting. It's not the goryest (sp?) film that I've watched. It's just... I don't know.
  7. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Zone Supporter

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    "Snakes. Why does it have to be snakes?" :p:
  8. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    Seven was very disturbing. spacey made that movie.

    the one scene that bothered me about Schindler's list was when he was randomly picking off people from the balcony with a rifle like it was nothing.
    no emotion whatsoever.

    The Sugarland Express was a good movie too. true story.
  9. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    yeah, lot of good scenes from that one, fo sure!
  10. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Zone Supporter

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    Agreed. I've been waiting impatiently for his WOTW remake. He and Tom Cruise were a great team in Minority Report. I'm looking forward to seeing both of them step it up a notch this summer.
  11. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Zone Supporter

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    One scene from the movie, which is probably overlooked by many viewers, is 'the ark in the cargo bay' scene. It's the scene where the ark burns off its crate's swastika... and the only witness to the event was a ship rat. I love that scene!
  12. blindzebra

    blindzebra Well-Known Member

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    The one question I want to ask him about Schindler's List is, "Was the horseback on the hill, watching the ghetto being cleared, influenced by How the Grinch Stole Christmas?"

    As for the list:

    1. Schindler's List

    2. Saving Private Ryan

    3. Jaws

    4. Close Encounters

    5. Raiders and Last Crusade, the middle Indy sucked.
  13. jamez25

    jamez25 Active Member

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    Jaws
    Schindler's List
    E.T.
    Raiders and The Last Crusade (his future wife screaming throughout Temple of Doom pissed me off )
    Catch Me If You Can
  14. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    Do you know the story behind that scene? If not here goes. Harrison had the flu or something and was really tired. The scene called for an elaborate sword fighting scene. He asked Spielberg if he could just shoot him instead :D
  15. Aikmaniac

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    1. Jaws - my Dad has told me stories of when he was living on the beach here in Tampa and how it was like a ghost town when this movie came out. The music puts it over, big time.

    2. Close Encounters of the Third Kind - what I really enjoyed about this movie is the cinematography. If you haven't noticed, watch it again and see how Spielberg had scenes where there were two conversations going at once in the fore- and backgrounds. I just thought it was really unique. Besides that, what a great movie. I'll always remember the railroad crossing scene. Probably one of the best scenes I can remember in any movie.

    3. Indiana Jones - Besides Temple of Doom, which was a total headscratcher, this trilogy is second to none in my book. I personally enjoyed the Last Crusade the most, probably because I was too young to remember Raiders. I do own the DVD Trilogy...a very smart purchase for any fan. (Yeager, thanks for the Trivia!)

    4. Always - This might not be up on the charts of many as far as Spielberg's works but since I'm an aviation buff, it's right up there. Dreyfuss and Holly Hunter made a great team in this one. I've always been a Dreyfuss fan and this movie doesn't disappoint. John Goodman was pretty good also.

    5. Saving Private Ryan - If there's one film America needs to see, especially around the military holidays, this is it. I don't think there's a film that reflects the reality of war more vividly than SPR. My dad's a Vietnam Vet and I remember my uncle calling the house after viewing it and saying, "your dad shouldn't see this movie...it's really graphic, he may get upset." Sure, it was graphic, but my dad didn't have flashbacks. We've always been pretty knowledgeable of WWII and this movie looks as close to reality as you can get.


    Notables: Catch Me If You Can, Duel, Band of Brothers (Best miniseries EVER)
  16. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    I agree and I have the DVD set.
  17. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    This list works for me, and really agree with your take on the ROTLA.

    I would add in Band of Brothers....To be honest I think it is actually better then Saving Private Ryan except for the D-Day sequence in SPR.
  18. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    Hmmmm.....note to self.

    Blackmail Yeager to get Band of Brothers DVD set. :D

    I may get that next year, I just got shogun not too long ago so I gotta slow down on the exp DVD sets lol.
  19. Chief

    Chief "Friggin Joke Monkey"

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    1. Jaws

    2. Schindler's List

    3. The Terminal

    4. Catch Me if You Can

    5. Color Purple


    I have to add that I think his film "Lincoln" will probably be high on my list when it comes out and I'm very much looking forward to the miniseries, "Into the West."

    Jaws is just a classic film ... it stands the test of time.

    Oh, and I agree, Lane. The scene where Indiana Jones blasts the big guy with the sword is priceless.
  20. Aikmaniac

    Aikmaniac Well-Known Member

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    We forgot about 1941!

    "I'm Wild Bill Kelso...and don't you forget it!"

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