“Spielberg,” the new documentary about the life and work of Steven Spielberg—which premieres on HBO on Saturday—begins with one major asset in its favor: Everyone has seen his movies.
For someone with such an outsized influence on the development of cinema, Spielberg is a fairly elusive figure. He rarely grants interviews and clearly values a certain measure of privacy. And for the access and candor Lacy achieves, “Spielberg” is a revelation.
The documentary offers fascinating glimpses of Spielberg’s earliest “movies”: some surprisingly impressive-looking 8mm footage Spielberg shot when he was just 15.
You also get Spielberg and his director contemporaries—a remarkable class that included George Lucas, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, and Brian De Palma—reflecting on their wild early days in the Hollywood studio system.
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