June 5, 2010 at 8:37 am #8042
What is your favourite non-JAWS Steven Spielberg movie? mine is, by far, Poltergeist!June 5, 2010 at 11:07 am #8043
You can argue though that Poltergeist is not a Spielberg film, but a Tobe Hooper film since he directed it. But Spielberg's writing and producing fingerprints are all over it since Poltergeist doesn't look much like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (not in the slightest) or Salem's Lot.
Schindler's List is my second favorite Spielberg film.June 5, 2010 at 5:44 pm #8044
When first saw Poltergeist at age 12 in the theatre it scared the bejesus out of me. I still think "Run to light Carol Anne" is one of my favorite film quotes. Raiders of the lost ark though is definatly my second favorite Speilberg film. This is just about a perfect film. Indy was tough in this film. He didn't have to deal with his old man or a little kid.One thing that bothers me is how the title has been changed to "Indiana Jones the Raiders of the Lost ark' first of all it sounds ridiculous because it sounds forced too many "THE" in the title. Why can't they leave the title alone. This film was nominated for a best picture oscars and it is one of the best films of all time W.T.F.Why don't they change "The Godfather" to "Don Corleone and the Godfather" or "Luke Skywalker and the Star Wars" " Jeff Spicoli and the Fast Times at Ridgemont High or Caroll Anne and the Poltergeists. I mean c'mon it assinine! "Hooper Brody Quint and the Jaws"?June 5, 2010 at 8:29 pm #8045
Raiders Of The Lost ArkJune 5, 2010 at 8:35 pm #8046
bb75 – i agree .. renaming it "Indiana Jones and The Raiders of the Lost Ark" is ridiculous .. i just ignore that and still think of it as "Raiders of the Lost Ark" … great, great movieJune 5, 2010 at 8:36 pm #8047
Another vote for Raiders.
[quote]One thing that bothers me is how the title has been changed to "Indiana Jones the Raiders of the Lost ark'[/quote]
It doesn't bother me, because IMO it isn't really changed – the film itself is still identified in the opening credits as just "Raiders Of The Lost Ark" – the title change you speak of is just a decision made for the DVD packaging. I think the poor reception of the E.T. re-release has made Spielberg himself think twice about giving in to his inner Lucas with his older films.June 5, 2010 at 8:57 pm #8048
for me its a toss up between Close Encounters and Private Ryan. but either way, Spielberg is a geniusJune 5, 2010 at 9:43 pm #8049
Raiders of the Lost Ark for me as well. Shindlers List is an amazing film but I don't think I could watch it again. I also love the much-maligned Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.June 5, 2010 at 9:59 pm #8050
I think that I have to vote for Raiders as well; however, Close Encounters is a close runner up. I will never forgive Mr Spielberg for A.I. Even thinking about that movie makes me angry.June 6, 2010 at 12:04 am #8051
I was a big Speilberg fan but he a has made some crap recently Indiana jones and the kingdom of whatever was an absolute disgrace .War of the worlds sucked A.I as in A I wish I never saw that film. The second Jurrasic park was crappy too. I did like The 3rd Jurassic park though. Wich he did not direct.I never saw the Tom Hanks airport movie whose name escapes me but I don't think that was well recieved. Minority Report was O.K.but its not lIke I want to see it again. I heard he is working on an Abraham Lincoln movie with Liam Neeson.But then again this could be just a rumor it seems I have heard this for about five years now.I never saw Schindlers list in its' entirety but what I saw of it I liked a lot. It just seems to me that his best work is behind him.I heard that in the re release of E.T. he [and I can't even believe I'm saying this because its' so ridiculous] took a scene in wich the feds had guns and replaced them with digatally superimposed Walkie Talkies is that right? did I hear that right? are you kidding me? Is he planning on doing the same to the guy with the sword in Raiders whom Indy shot? Did he think that the mere sight of a gun was going to scar the children that saw the film.I was 12 when I saw E.T. the gun thing never even entered my mind.June 7, 2010 at 12:08 pm #8052
Raiders every time. It's probably in a lot of peoples top 5 films too.June 7, 2010 at 8:59 pm #8053
I would have to say Raiders and Jurassic Park and the first 15 minutes of Saving Private Ryan……..June 8, 2010 at 9:39 am #8054
Without a doubt: [b]Duel[/b].
[i](Done before the success of JAWS bubbled about his feet.)[/i]June 8, 2010 at 5:11 pm #8055
Saving Private Ryan. I'll admit it's one of the few movies I've ever shed a tear from.June 8, 2010 at 5:26 pm #8056
Duel is a good one, a real good one! nothing wrong with 90 mins of pure nail biting tension.June 9, 2010 at 4:18 am #8057
Duel was ok for me, but the end was almost a bit anti-climatic, in my opinion.June 9, 2010 at 5:23 am #8058
The start of Saving Private Ryan is one of the best cinema experiences ever.June 9, 2010 at 5:55 am #8059
Munich. Great performances by Daniel Craig, Eric Bana, & the entire cast and some really terrific action scenes. The ending is a bit muddled but I think is one of Spielbergs finest offerings.June 9, 2010 at 9:51 am #8060
I find Munich is an underrated movie. i liked it alot. sure there are some messed up parts in the movie, but all in all, it was very well put together. almost anything that SS puts his fingers on is gold. sure he has some bad movies, but no one is perfect and you are not always going to please the masses. We could add Band of Brothers to this list as well.
i am also a big fan of Jurassic Park. how can't anyone love dinosaurs, lol, just too bad that they never ate Jeff GoldblumJune 11, 2010 at 4:19 pm #8061
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If I narrow it down it'd be Easy Rider for sure
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