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PEE Poll: Best Steven Speilberg Film
Minority Report   -0 (0%)
Catch Me If You Can   -0 (0%)
Jaws   -2 (7.4%)
Saving Private Ryan   -2 (7.4%)
The Indiana Jones Trilogy   -12 (44.4%)
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial     -0 (0%)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind   -1 (3.7%)
Schindler's List   -4 (14.8%)
Jurassic Park I and II   -6 (22.2%)
other   -0 (0%)
Total Voters: 27

Mr. Potter

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« Reply #40 on: 07-06-2004 18:12 »

 
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Originally posted by M Jackson:
 
I think it's important to point out that Gremlins & The Goonies are NOT Spielberg films!

I know.

And I don't consider Spielberg such a filmmaking master. He's a good director who makes some fun movies and sometimes serious movies, but I don't think I've seen a movie of his that I would watch twice. Perhaps only Schindler's List.
canned eggs

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« Reply #41 on: 07-06-2004 23:28 »

 
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Originally posted by Farnsworth38:
 What, no votes for Close Encounters yet? The film that gave us some hope that in the extremely unlikely event of another race of sentient beings paying us a visit, those in charge wouldn’t just blow them to pieces before they could finish uttering ‘Take me to your leader’?   confused

Man, I hate Close Encounters.  I mean, Spielberg pisses me off in general, but ET and Close Encounters are most of the reason why.  Look at the imagery and implied advocacy of the herd mentality in Close Encounters.  It's the most fascist film since Triumph of the Will.  In fact, the scene where the alien mothership lands is almost identical to the first scene in Triumph of the Will. 

Spielberg's best film?  Jaws, but that's damningly faint praise.  It still pisses me off how Jaws has taught generations of retards to fear and hate sharks, when they're critically endangered.  At least he's good at shamelessly manipulating his puppets.

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Mr Fuzzywuvems

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« Reply #42 on: 07-07-2004 08:37 »

I hate alot of things about Spielberg but Raiders of the Lost Arc and Jurassic Park are two of my all time favourite movies.
I guess he's made so many popular films that some of them are bound to piss people off.
bankrupt

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« Reply #43 on: 07-07-2004 12:52 »

I voted for the Raiders of The Lost Ark films.  I find them to be the most enjoyable of all the movies listed.  They're very rewatchable as well.  Saving Ryan's Privates was good, but it's not something I care to watch a whole lot.


 
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Originally posted by canned eggs:
Spielberg's best film?  Jaws, but that's damningly faint praise.  It still pisses me off how Jaws has taught generations of retards to fear and hate sharks, when they're critically endangered.  At least he's good at shamelessly manipulating his puppets.


Remember the good old days in the summer before 9/11 when the media's favorite scare mongering subject was shark attacks?  There was a minor uptick in the amount of attacks at that time and boy did they play it to the hilt.  You'd think you were going to get chewed up any time you touched the water.  They convienently forgot to mention how rare attacks really are even in light of the slight increase.  Ah, simpler times.
Mr Fuzzywuvems

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« Reply #44 on: 07-07-2004 13:09 »

Apparently more people are killed each year by toilets than by sharks.
~FazeShift~

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« Reply #45 on: 07-07-2004 13:49 »

That's it! I'm putting a shark where my toilet is...
Farnsworth38

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« Reply #46 on: 07-07-2004 13:54 »

 
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Originally posted by canned eggs: Look at the imagery and implied advocacy of the herd mentality in Close Encounters.  It's the most fascist film since Triumph of the Will.
Well I never did an Arts degree, so I guess Iím out of my depth here: but I canít quite get the comparison between Close Encounters and a Nazi propaganda film. I havenít tried to deconstruct it or investigate any symbolism it might contain. Iím just a simple engineer: it has gain, therefore itís a transistor.

Incidentally, I donít believe the tales of alien visitations. Some of my uni work was a discussion on SETI and the likelihood of extraterrestrial intelligence, and I found myself disagreeing with Carl Saganís excessive optimism on the one hand, and Ernst Mayrís total dismissal on the other. While I think intelligent life has or will evolve elsewhere, the chances of it happening in the same physical and temporal region as us are remote.

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« Reply #47 on: 07-07-2004 14:21 »

 
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Originally posted by Mr Fuzzywuvems:
Apparently more people are killed each year by toilets than by sharks.

My favourite statistic in the world is that more people are killed each year by vending machines than by sharks.

I'm not a big believer in extraterrestrial intelligence either.  The optimistic projections SETI is based on tacitly assumed that intelligent life would inevitably emerge 100% of the time anywhere life existed, given enough time.  But this is simply not true.  Intelligence is a highly specialised feature that evolved in a very specific environment.  SETI's commitment to intelligence is ideological rather than scientific.  It's because they're not thinking of evolution in the scientific sense, but in the sense of the Victorian "great chain of being" with amoebas at the bottom and us at the top, and movement always upwards.  There really is no up or down in evolution.

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M Jackson
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« Reply #48 on: 07-07-2004 16:40 »
« Last Edit on: 07-07-2004 16:40 »

Just thought i'd point out that Spielberg has more films on the AFI (American Film Institute)List of the 100 all time greats than ANY other director. He has 5 films on the list! Schindlers List at 9, ET at 25, Jaws at 48, Raider OTLA at 60, and Close Encounters at 64.
I thought this was worth mentioning because you can't get much more of an official stamp of approval than this. OK Spielberg haters, you can resume your ( miss-guided) ranting...
Mr. Potter

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« Reply #49 on: 07-07-2004 20:33 »

Well, I don't really care what the AFI says and I also don't hate Spielberg. I just don't consider him THAT good.
starone

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« Reply #50 on: 07-24-2004 20:11 »

Close Encounters is his best film but I wish he would stop changing it and just make a version with every scene in it. Also I heard John Williams is a rip off artist so I've kind of lost my respect for him, I wounder is Steven has heard of any of these rumors.
boingo2000

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« Reply #51 on: 07-27-2004 13:09 »

 
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Originally posted by Gocad:
To be honest, I didn't like most Spielberg's recent movies...they are way too pathetic.

If you except Minority Report from that statement, I'll agree 100%.

I think my favourite Speilberg movie is a tie between Duel and JawsThe Color Purple is runner-up.
DrJohnZ

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« Reply #52 on: 07-28-2004 01:40 »

 
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Originally posted by boingo2000:
If you except Minority Report

I agree, thats one of the few movies I can actually watch like 3 times a week and never get sick of it. It's a great movie, but not that good. I't weird because I'll allways watch it if its on
Speli

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« Reply #53 on: 07-28-2004 05:19 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
Batteries Not Included.

I'm with Nix on this one.
Bobby King

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« Reply #54 on: 07-28-2004 05:53 »
« Last Edit on: 07-28-2004 05:53 »

all of them are good, (more or less) but i go with Indiana Jones
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #55 on: 01-14-2005 23:38 »

Speilberg will be directing War of the Worlds.  I just saw the trailer and it is set to come out this year.  Despite the fact Tom Cruise is in this movie, the trailer looks good.  I plan to watch this film.  I just hope Speilberg doesn't go ID4 on the movie.
Jeremy

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« Reply #56 on: 01-14-2005 23:57 »

Dude, Where's My Car?
adolnikov

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« Reply #57 on: 01-15-2005 01:32 »

How much should the Indiana Jones trilogy count as a Spielberg project?  George Lucas (with whom I am becoming increasingly frustrated) worked so much on it that I might call it a compilation effort.
VelourFog

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« Reply #58 on: 01-15-2005 07:09 »

 
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Originally posted by fryfanSpyOrama:
Speilberg will be directing War of the Worlds.  I just saw the trailer and it is set to come out this year.  Despite the fact Tom Cruise is in this movie, the trailer looks good.  I plan to watch this film.  I just hope Speilberg doesn't go ID4 on the movie.
Tom Cruise isn't in the trailer though. :raises eyebrow:

what's with bumping all your threads? why don't you get a blog or something?

fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #59 on: 05-18-2005 00:53 »
« Last Edit on: 05-18-2005 00:53 »

I'm looking forward to "War of the Worlds".  I've seen new promos of it and I hope it brings back classic Spielberg.
dr.bender nye

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« Reply #60 on: 05-18-2005 02:01 »

was the Terminal one of his?
VelourFog

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« Reply #61 on: 05-19-2005 20:48 »

haha. stop it!
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