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Old 06-06-2017, 03:18 PM   #1
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Ready Player One

It's a 2011 book, for sale here.

Then, read the script for Spielberg's next big one, March 30 2018.

And a script review.

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Old 07-07-2017, 09:07 PM   #2
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The post-production schedule between this and "The Papers" created a conflict in which Williams could not score both films. Thus, Alan Silvestri is stepping in to take over.

Amblin Productions Statement: “Steven and John decided Alan Silvestri was the perfect choice for ‘Ready Player One’ since Steven has worked (as a producer) with Alan on the ‘Back to the Future’ films in the ’80s and Alan has scored other films for Steven’s Amblin and DreamWorks.”

Source: http://variety.com/2017/film/news/jo...rs-1202490105/

Out of the two film I'd prefer Williams score this one, but I can't be too disappointed since I'm also a Silvestri fan.
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Old 07-23-2017, 12:57 AM   #3
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New Comic Con Trailer

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Old 12-12-2017, 02:35 PM   #4
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Depeche Mode in a Spielberg trailer! Everything old is new. Roger Rabbit had 40 year old callbacks; if you have a problem with these 30 year old callbacks it probably means you're old too.

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New Featurette:



I'm starting to wonder if that racing scene is going to be a "one-take" sequence to rival the one in The Adventures of Tintin...
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Old 01-22-2018, 10:48 PM   #6
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Gotta admit, Spielberg is annoying as hell.

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Depeche Mode in a Spielberg trailer!

. . .and not just that -- but the presumed heroine in a Joy Division t-shirt:



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QUOTE from a 12/17 USA Today Article Quoting Spielberg on Ready Player One]The '80s “had a refreshing lack of cynicism, and in our story, that’s what people are trying to return to,” Spielberg says.

How Spielberg can say that and then use Depeche Mode and Joy Division in his little reconstructive fantasy picture is beyond me. News flash -- his entire oeuvre was antithetical to everything alternative and cool in the 1980's (like Depeche Mode and Joy Division) -- and for him to leverage alternative '80's icons is ghoulish and underserved. As someone that lived the '80's as a teen, I can say Spielberg was rejected by any cultural circle that mattered back then -- Spielberg was and is a cultural Alex Keaton -- and by him saying the quote above proves it. He was out of touch then as he is now. I really resent him coming back to claim and re-package elements of something from the 1980's that he was not apart of and something that very much identified him as part of the problem. Respectfully, he should stick to his E.T. and slowly back away. Feel free, however, to keep the Van Halen -- that's about where Spielberg belongs in the cultural landscape. His stuff is great for what it is -- there's just not a lot of substance there.

That said, I respect that Speilberg was big enough to admit he was wrong when he made Close Encounters. I may be wrong but I seem to recall him admitting that the Richard Dreyfus character was all wrong because a parent wouldn't act like that. Similarly, I hope Speilberg's eventually big enough to look back on Ready Player One and admit, 'yeah' I'm a bit of your typical Baby Boomer megalomaniac and I don't really have the moral authority to be making a movie like Ready Player One or speaking about a generation that I was not apart of.

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QUOTE from a 12/17 USA Today Article Quoting Spielberg] “In their real lives, they’re living in a debris field of the first half of the 21st century.”

Well, at least he got the debris field part right.

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Old 01-22-2018, 11:21 PM   #7
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QUOTE from a 12/17 USA Today Article Quoting Spielberg on Ready Player One]The '80s “had a refreshing lack of cynicism, and in our story, that’s what people are trying to return to,” Spielberg says.

Forgive the double post but search 'great films of the 80's' - and scroll across the films that Google isolates. It's hilarious just about every film listed is cynical except for the films that Mr. Spielberg had a role (and the last two Star Wars).

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The Breakfast Club - Big Time cynical
Raiders
Back to the Future
Die Hard - Big Time cynical
Ghostbusters - cynical (EPA and City inept)
Empire
Aliens - Big Time cynical
Ferris Bueller -- never have seen it but believe authority is presented cynically
Stand By Me
Blade Runner -- CYNICAL
Terminator -- Big Time Cynical
The Goonies
The Shining -- not really but pessimistic
Gremlins
Raging Bull
Who Framed Roger Rabbit - never saw it
Platoon -- CYNICAL
The Princess Bride
Poltergeist
Airplane!
The Thing
Fast Times - never have seen it but same as Ferris above
Nightmare on Elm
Full Metal Jacket -- Cynical (don't we all have a little Animal Mother in us?)
Blue Velvet -- Cynical
Beverly Hills Cop -- Cynical
Top Gun -- gotta talk to Quentin Tarentino.
Sixteen Candles -- never saw it.
Return of the Jedi
A Christmas Story -- nostalgic cynicism
Do The Right Thing -- Woke (but optimistic?) cynicism
The Lost Boys -- cynical
Dirty Dancing -- never saw it
Last Crusade
Weird Science -- never saw it
Scarface -- cynical
The Untouchables -- forgot it
Caddyshack -- cynical
Batman -- cynical
Heathers -- generation defining cynicism
Beetlejuice -- cynical
Raising Arizona -- cynical
Bill and Ted's -- never saw it but assume same as Ferris above
Blues Brothers -- not cynical except for Illinois Nazi's but karma intervenes for them, so not cynical


Anyway, I don't think he can say that '80's cinema was not cynical except for his own.
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