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‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’: Steven Spielberg’s Gamble That Paid Off Generously

  By Sven Mikulec Upon making Jaws, the first true blockbuster and a shocking money-maker, Steven Spielberg was under enormous…

6 months ago

‘Minority Report’: Steven Spielberg’s Proof that You Don’t Need to Sacrifice Substance to Produce Spectacle

Photographed by Sean M. Casey, David James © Twentieth Century Fox, DreamWorks   By Sven Mikulec The beginning of Minority…

3 years ago

‘Jaws’: The Groundbreaking Summer Blockbuster that Changed Hollywood, and Our Summer Vacations, Forever

  By Sven Mikulec It seems unbelievable, but it's been 42 years since Steven Spielberg's Jaws premiered in cinemas across…

4 years ago

‘The Long Goodbye’: Robert Altman and Leigh Brackett’s Unique and Fascinating Take on Chandler and Film Noir

  By Sven Mikulec Convinced people would always connect Raymond Chandler's legendary detective Philip Marlowe with the iconic superstar Humphrey…

4 years ago

‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’: Lucas and Spielberg’s Epitome of Action-Adventure Films Still Waiting to Be Surpassed

  By Sven Mikulec Trying to catch a break from all the Star Wars hype, in the spring of 1977…

4 years ago