Steven Spielberg Steven Spielberg is an American motion-picture director, producer and executive, who has achieved great commercial success and is among the most popular film-makers of the late 20th Century. Spielberg made his first film at the age of 12. In 1969, his short film “Amblin” came to the attention of Universal Pictures and he signed a seven-year contract with them. His earliest commercial efforts were television movies, which included the f m “Duel” made in 1971, and which gained him wider recognition. In 1975 Spielberg made the film “Jaws”, a thriller based on Peter Benchley’s novel about a great white shark.
“The film was Lucas’s homage to the memories of his own teenage years in Modesto, California, and remembered with vintage cars and dragsters; drive ins, an almost non-stop rock soundtrack, teenage activities, and characteristic hair and clothing style”(Greatest Fil... ... middle of paper ... ...ts Entertainment Co. does not only make game it also creates novels, toys, clothes, board games, and etc. based on Star Wars and other Lucas Film products. As you can see George Lucas is one of the greatest writers of his time, one of the best directors of his time, and has paved the way in visual and audio effects. He has created some of the greatest films of all time and is an innovator in creating new and exciting ideas. George Lucas has taken his success and expanded it to provide entertainment to people all over the world.
The War of the Stars In 1975, a young director named George Lucas wrote the story of the rise and fall of Anakin Skywalker. The story was so long that it had to be broken up into a pair of trilogies, the first trilogy focusing on Anakin himself and the second focusing on his son, Luke. He determined the second trilogy to be the most exciting and resolved to film that one first. Unbeknownst to Lucas, he was creating what would soon become one of the most widely recognized and revered science fiction epics of all time. The epic is known to all, young and old, as Star Wars.
I will be considering that Star Wars appeals to many different people, proof of this is that it was released again in 1997 and still was groundbreaking to the millions of older viewers, also capturing the imagination of the younger generation. Sci-fi films are known to have both aliens and special effects, this is what the audience expects of a typical sci-fi film. I will be studying many different suggestions as to why the film has been so successful. It was ambitious, winning six Oscars, mainly for its use of special effects. The first idea I will be looking at is that Star Wars is a type of fairy tale.
It hit theaters in 1982 and became an instant classic and is still the defining film of his landmark-filled career. This magical and exceedingly sentimental film surpassed even George Lucas' Star Wars to become one of the biggest domestic moneymakers of all time. He has the unparalleled talent of capturing people's imagination and dreams, but at the same time tapping into humanities darkest nightmares. In 1993, Spielberg made Schindler's List, a haunting epic that showed the Holoca... ... middle of paper ... ...in to him that "Sharptooth" wasn't really real and that he didn't have to hide under the covers at night. I used to ice skate when I was younger and chose theme songs from Spielberg films like "Somewhere Out There" from American Tail and the main song from Indiana Jones.
This movie was his first foray in to the celluloid world as a leading manactor. However, this movie was not to be the movie that got him recognition. In 1988, a year after his marriage to Demi Moore, Bruce came out with Die Hard; and a new franchise for action films was born. Die Hard was a mega-blockbuster and smashed many records on its way to the number one that year. The success of Die Hard lead to three more sequels to it, ‘Die Hard 2: Die Harder’, ‘Die Hard 3: Die Hard with a Vengeance’ and ‘Die Hard 4.0: Live Free or Die Hard’, making him one the most successful stars at the box-Office.
Best known for his unique and non-linear style and to many people as the best director of the past decade, Christopher Jonathan James Nolan or just simply Christopher Nolan, is one of the most talented and influential film directors and screenwriters of our time. He, like most directors have never studied film and is a self-taught filmmaker. In this essay I am going to write about his early life and how he got into filmmaking. His early career and his rise to fame with Batman movies, his personal life and the influences he have had on the film industry which makes him one of the best directors of all time and my personal favorite. Born on 30th of July 1970 in London United Kingdom to a British father and American mother.
Orson Welles' Citizen Kane Having success the first time around is very uncommon. Orson Welles's first feature film richly realizes the full potential of excellent craftsmanship. Citizen Kane is almost indisputably the greatest achievement in the history of filming. In 1941, this film was considered by many as the best film ever made. This film is about the enormous conflict between two twentieth-century icons, publisher William Randolph Hearst and the prodigy of his time, Orson Welles.
But it was the film Jaws that would not only instill a fear of the ocean for people; it also launched Spielberg to A-list status and solidified what we now know as the summer blockbuster. When Close Encounters of the Third Kind was released in 1977, it was clear that Spielberg was a force to be reckoned with; the Academy also recognized his skills by honoring him with a Best Director Oscar nomination. With hits come misses, and Spielberg had some of those too, namely, his first comedic attempt, 1941. The film flopped, but with the coming of a new decade, Spielberg had the force to strive ahead and become the most powerful director of his time. Spielberg and his buddy, fellow movie powerhouse George Lucas, joined efforts to make a little film called Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, which Spielberg directed.
Sir Ridley Scott- who directed the film-already had many great films to his name, such as ‘Alien’, ‘Blade Runner’ and ‘American Gangster’, so it was no surprise when this film became one of the highest earners of the year 2000. The mise-en-scene used throughout was, perhaps, behind the genius that made this film as much of a success today as it was nine years ago. An example of this in the opening sequence is the music. Beginning calm and gently, the music then progresses to give the impression that the seemingly peaceful atmosphere is about to change. The scene is simplistic but this only adds effect as it offers contrast to what is about to come.