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Steven Spielberg 15 years ago... It was a very good year

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Simon_Cowbell, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Spiels directed the groundbreaking Jurassic Park and the utterly deserving Best Picture winner Schindler's List in 1993.

    Any directors you can think of who have had that big a run through the calendar?
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Schindler's List was OK and all, but it's no Goonies.
  3. D-Backs Hack

    D-Backs Hack Guest

    Probably Spielberg in some other year.

    According to IMDB, Raiders Of The Lost Ark was released on 6/12/81; E.T. on 6/11/82. That's a monster pair in the space of a calendar year.
  4. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Jurassic Park is overrated.
  5. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    And that's giving it all the best of it.
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Not sure it was overrated -- not like it won best picture or anything. Did sell a ton of tickets, though.
  7. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member


    No one had seen realistic dinosaurs on screen until he did it.

    Incredible film.
  8. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    It did. Fact it was ticketed for below my demographic probably affected my feelings on my first viewing of it. Have glanced at portions, since, and doesn't seem to me to have aged well.
  9. Twoback

    Twoback Active Member

    In 1939, Victor Fleming directed "The Wizard Of Oz" and "Gone With The Wind."
    Think maybe that trumps Jurassic Park?
  10. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I saw Wizard of Oz (again) on the TV the other day. That really is one way-out, creepy film on a bunch of levels. Way ahead of its time, though.
  11. Bill Brasky

    Bill Brasky Active Member

    Good pull on Victor Fleming - I didn't know the same guy directed both of those movies.
    In 1974, Francis Ford Coppola directed "Godfather II" and "The Conversation", both of which were nominated for best picture.
  12. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Oliver Stone: Platoon (1986) and Wall Street (1987).
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