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steven spielberg quotes On Storytelling, Success

The American film director and producer and screenwriter, Steven Allan Spielberg, born on 18 December 1946. He is one of the first pioneers and one of the most influential directors and producers in film history in the New Hollywood era.

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Well, luckily with animation, fantasy is your friend.

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I am a very impatient director.

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I’ve always been interested in UFOs.

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There were so many odd, strange things about Abraham Lincoln that I think nobody knew how to pigeonhole him.

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A lot of kids only know ‘E.T.’ from the digitally-enhanced version.

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I even get inspired by movies that aren’t very good, because there’s always something good in movies that are collectively thought of as a failure. There’s good in everything, I find.

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I simply adore ‘The Simpsons.’ I go to bed in a ‘Simpsons’ T-shirt.

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I’m always in favor of Israel responding strongly when it’s threatened.

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In high school, I got smacked and kicked around. Two bloody noses. It was horrible.

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There’s nothing self-serving about what motivated me to bring ‘Schindler’s List’ to the screen.

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When my children were born, I made the choice I wanted them to be raised as Jews and to have a Jewish education.

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When I was very young, I remember my mother telling me about a friend of hers in Germany, a pianist who played a symphony that wasn’t permitted, and the Germans came up on stage and broke every finger on her hands. I grew up with stories of Nazis breaking the fingers of Jews.

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When I felt like an outsider, movies made me feel inside my own skill set.

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All presidents swear an oath to the Constitution to keep this country united, and when the country fell apart, Lincoln had to put it back together again, with a lot of help. But he bore total responsibility.

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Lincoln believed in the American people.

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I think that a movie can only be an adjunct or only a supplement to books, to different points of view, to scholars, historians and your own teachers.

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I missed my dad a lot growing up, even though we were together as a family. My dad was really a workaholic. And he was always working.

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It’s still a mystery to me, but even though my mother was like an older sister to me, I kind of put her up on a pedestal.

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The machinery of the democratic process is really no different today from what it was 150 years ago.

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I think Lincoln had a unique parenting style. He let his kids run free and wild.

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Even if I’d had a really happy relationship with my father and there was no emotional hiatus for a decade and a half, I probably would still have made some of the same choices for movies that I’ve made.

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My father had many, many veterans over to the house, and the older I got the more I appreciated their sacrifice.

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One of the gratuities about being a director is that you can volunteer yourself out of difficult details.

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The baby boomers owe a big debt of gratitude to the parents and grandparents – who we haven’t given enough credit to anyway – for giving us another generation.

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When I was younger, all I cared about was what people thought of me and my films. Now I care less about catering, hand-serving, hand-feeding the audience. I’ve gotten to the point now in my life where I’m serving myself.

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Technology can be our best friend, and technology can also be the biggest party pooper of our lives. It interrupts our own story, interrupts our ability to have a thought or a daydream, to imagine something wonderful, because we’re too busy bridging the walk from the cafeteria back to the office on the cell phone.

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Once a month the sky falls on my head, I come to and I see another movie I want to make.

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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.

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If I weren’t a director, I would want to be a film composer.

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I go out and look for a good story to tell and if I like it enough and I decide to direct it, I become dangerously involved in becoming a part of that story.

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Whether in success or in failure, I’m proud of every single movie I’ve ever directed.

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And I may often question choices I make as a producer. But I’ve never questioned the choices I make as a director.

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I get that same queasy, nervous, thrilling feeling every time I go to work. That’s never worn off since I was 12 years-old with my dad’s 8-millimeter movie camera.

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I don’t really have a schedule of when I want to show my children my movies.

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I love my kids as individuals, not as a herd, and I do have a herd of children: I have seven kids.

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Most of my presumptions about a production are usually wrong.

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So I try to re-invent my own eye every time I tackle a new subject. But it’s hard, because everybody has style. You can’t help it.

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I committed to directing ‘Catch Me If You Can’ not because of the divorce component, but principally because Frank Abagnale did things that were the most astonishing scams I had ever heard.

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Like, I took no poetic license with ‘Schindler’s List’ because that was historical, factual documents.

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I was making a lot of 8mm home movies, since I was twelve, making little dramas and comedies with the neighborhood kids.

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The Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Jihadism have nothing to do with each other.

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From the day I started to think politically and to develop my own moral values, from my earliest youth, I have been an ardent defender of Israel.

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As a Jew I am aware of how important the existence of Israel is for the survival of us all. And because I am proud of being Jewish, I am worried by the growing anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism in the world.

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One of my daughters is a competitive jumper, we live with horses, we have stables on our property. But I don’t ride. I observe, and I worry.

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The only thing that gets me back to directing is good scripts.

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It all starts with the script: it’s not worth taking myself away from my family if I don’t have something I’m really passionate about.

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My dad took me to my first movie. It was ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’ in 1952, a movie of such scale it was actually a traumatic experience.

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I think documentaries are the greatest way to educate an entire generation that doesn’t often look back to learn anything about the history that provided a safe haven for so many of us today.

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Documentaries are the first line of education, and the second line of education is dramatization, such as ‘The Pacific’.

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For one thing, I don’t think that anybody in any war thinks of themselves as a hero.

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In the re-creation of combat situations, and this is coming from a director who’s never been in one, being mindful of what these veterans have actually gone through, you find that the biggest concern is that you don’t look at war as a geopolitical endeavor.

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Casting sometimes is fate and destiny more than skill and talent, from a director’s point of view.

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I dream for a living.

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Why pay a dollar for a bookmark? Why not use the dollar for a bookmark?

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I’d rather direct than produce. Any day. And twice on Sunday.

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If Bush, as I believe, has reliable information on the fact that Saddam Hussein is making weapons of mass destruction, I cannot not support the policies of his government.

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I’ve discovered I’ve got this preoccupation with ordinary people pursued by large forces.

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I am an American Jew and aware of the sensitivities involved in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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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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I interviewed survivors, I went to Poland, saw the cities and spent time with the people and spoke to the Jews who had come back to Poland after the war and talked about why they had come back.

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I’m not really interested in making money.

Every time I go to a movie, it’s magic, no matter what the movie’s about.

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I want to be the Cecil B. DeMille of science fiction.

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When war comes, two things happen – profits go way, way up and all perishables go way, way down. There becomes a market for them.

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I’m always in favor of Israel responding strongly when it’s threatened. At the same time, a response to a response doesn’t really solve anything. It just creates a perpetual-motion machine.

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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.

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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.

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All of us every single year, we’re a different person. I don’t think we’re the same person all our lives.

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The public has an appetite for anything about imagination – anything that is as far away from reality as is creatively possible.

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When I grow up, I still want to be a director.

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There is a fine line between censorship and good taste and moral responsibility.

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I like the smell of film. I just like knowing there’s film going through the camera.

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There is something about killing people at close range that is excruciating. It’s bound to try a man’s soul.

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I don’t think any movie or any book or any work of art can solve the stalemate in the Middle East today. But it’s certainly worth a try.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Who is steven spielberg ?

The American film director , producer and screenwriter, Steven Allan Spielberg, born on 18 December 1946. He is one of the first pioneers and one of the most influential directors and producers in film history in the New Hollywood era.

Spielberg started to make TV and many small theater releases in Hollywood. The director of Jaws (1975), who was successful in critical and commercial terms and is considered the first summer blockbuster, has become his house name.

The following releases were mainly focused on Science Fiction / adventure films such as Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Lost Ark Raiders (1981) and E.T. The Jurassic Park (1993), that was transformed into the archetype of modern, escapist filmmaking in Hollywood in 1982.

In his later papers with The Color Purple (1985), Empire of the Sun (1987), Schindler’s List (1993), Amistad (1997), and Saving Private Ryan (1998), Spielberg has transitioned into addressing serious issues.

In the 21st century, Munich (2005), Lincoln (2012) and The Spies Bridge (2015) as well as The Post (2017) largely followed this pattern.

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