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Steven Spielberg Quotes & Sayings
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Last updated Jan 2023
Steven Spielberg Topics
What I'm saying is that I believe in showmanship.
Before I go off and direct a movie I always look at 4 films. They tend to be: The Seven Samurai, Lawrence of Arabia, It's A Wonderful Life, and The Searchers.
The older I get, the more I look at movies as a moving miracle.
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.
I wanted to do another movie that could make us laugh and cry and feel good about the world. I wanted to do something else that could make us smile. This is a time when we need to smile more and Hollywood movies are supposed to do that for people in difficult times.
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.
All of us every single year, we're a different person. I don't think we're the same person all our lives.
Every time I go to a movie, it's magic, no matter what the movie's about.
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.
I think every film I make that puts characters in jeopardy is me purging my own fears, sadly only to re-engage with them shortly after the release of the picture. I`ll never make enough films to purge them all.
I always like to think of the audience when I am directing. Because I am the audience.
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.
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.
When war comes, two things happen - profits go way, way up and all perishables go way, way down. There becomes a market for them.
When I grow up, I still want to be a director.
There is something about killing people at close range that is excruciating. It's bound to try a man's soul.
There is a fine line between censorship and good taste and moral responsibility.
The public has an appetite for anything about imagination - anything that is as far away from reality as is creatively possible.
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.
Naturally, it is a terrible, despicable crime when, as in Munich, people are taken hostage, people are killed. But probing the motives of those responsible and showing that they are also individuals with families and have their own story does not excuse what they did.
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