Spielberg Marathon - The Early Years

When little Steven took his first steps many, many years ago, were they vastly different from so many other baby steps? Could you tell - even back then - that he was going to be brilliant?

We all know who and what Steven Spielberg is now, but when did he become the filmmaker we love? How did he become the guy who doesn't need any introduction? To investigate this, my next blog marathon will focus on the early works of Steven Spielberg.

In other words we'll start with his early TV stuff - the Columbo episode, and the two TV films he did. Then we'll cover his feature films, stopping short of Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), which in my mind, marks the beginning of a new chapter in his professional life.

The roster looks something like this:

Columbo - Murder by the Book (1971) (TV) Review
Duel (1971) (TV) Review
Something Evil (1972) (TV)
The Sugarland Express (1974)
Jaws (1975)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
1941 (1979)

Over the next couple of weeks, once again coinciding with a break from my weekly podcast, I'll be re-watching and reviewing these films on this very blog. You'll notice that I haven't indicated any dates for when these reviews will appear. I do have a plan, but since this is summer, and so much can happen, I'll just play it fast and loose. You might say, I'm making this up as I go...

1 comment:

  1. sounds interesting, great movies before he got all cutesy in his older years