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Dr Who

Up to date as of January 31, 2010

From TARDIS Index File, the free Doctor Who reference.

Steven Spielberg (born 18th December, 1946) is an American director (known for directing such films as E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial) and producer (known for producing such films as the Back to the Future trilogy), who on several occasions was helmed to produce the 1996 Doctor Who TV Movie and because of such has an article on him and his plans in the Doctor Who magazine The Nth Doctor.

Years before the original series of Doctor Who was cancelled, Disney was attempting to buy the rights to the franchise from the BBC, Spielberg was their choice to run the Doctor Who office, Spielberg was more then willing to do it, he has stated in interviews he would have been the producer of the series for a couple of seasons (when the man he cast as The Doctor chose to leave), then pass the job of producer onto his good friend, Robert Zemeckis.

In the early 80s, Steven Spielberg was working on the blockbuster film Who Framed Roger Rabbit, one of his choices for the role of the villian, Judge Doom, was Jon Pertwee (who well before the book based on the film was even written, had always wished the world you saw in that movie was like the real world). Steve Martin, a good friend of both Spielberg and Pertwee, and one of Spielberg's choices for the role of Eddie Valiant, advised Spielberg not to approach Pertwee for the role, because he feared that if Jon Pertwee had to choose to play a character who wanted to slaughter thousands of innocent cartoons for money or turn down his dream role (a major role in a Disney movie), it would put a terrible strain on him.

In the early 90s, Steven Spielberg was pushing Disney hard to let him produce and direct the original Pirates of the Caribbean movie, his choice for the role of Governor Swann was Sylvester McCoy, but Disney did not give permission for the film to be made.

He prefers the old series of Doctor Who to the new one, as he feels the new one is lacking a lot of things that made the old series so great.

He is currently directing and producing the Tintin film adaption trilogy, Steven Moffat wrote the script to the first one and made headlines everywhere when he turned him down for the other two.


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Muppet

Up to date as of February 02, 2010

From Muppet Wiki

Steven Spielberg pays tribute to Jim Henson.

Steven Spielberg (b. 1946) is a film director of iconic status. Many of his films have been international box office champions, and have entered our pop culture lexicon. These include Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Hook, the Indiana Jones movies, and Jurassic Park.

In 1990, he appeared in The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson, presenting a special segment on Jim Henson's work in the fantasy genre of filmmaking.

In the 2007 TCM documentary Spielberg on Spielberg, the filmmaker discussed what inspired him to make Schindler's List. He recalls his grandmother teaching English to Nazi concentration camp survivors, one of whom would entertain the 3-year-old Spielberg with a trick involving the numbers printed on his arm. He cites this as sticking out in his memory for a time in his life when he was learning his letters and numbers, since in those days, there was no Sesame Street.

References

  • Spieberg was spoofed as fictitious director Stevens Peeledbird in the book, The Great Muppet Caper!: The Making of the Masterpiece.
  • Sesamstrasse in episode 2371 parodied Spielberg as Hase Spielhaus, a hare who directs a commercial for lemonade.

External links

  • IMDb
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Starwars

Up to date as of February 04, 2010

From Wookieepedia, the Star Wars wiki.

"People go to these movies because they want to see Steven do his brilliant turn as a director. If anyone else did the story it wouldn't be as good. He can do anything — Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan... But this is the kind of movie he can do in his sleep. Not that he does it in his sleep — he actually gets a kick out of it!"
George Lucas, Total Film magazine, May 2008 issue, p. 137
Steven Spielberg

Steven Allan Spielberg KBE (born on December 18, 1946 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is an Oscar winning film director and producer.

Spielberg and George Lucas met in 1967 and have maintained a social and professional relationship ever since.

It was Spielberg who introduced Lucas to John Williams, who would go on to create the musical score for many of their films.

In 1980, Spielberg directed Raiders of the Lost Ark, which Lucas executive produced. The pair went on to work together to produce and create the stories for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

Rumors persist that Spielberg was Lucas's first choice to direct Return of the Jedi, but was unable to do so due to Lucas's departure from the Directors Guild of America.

During the animatics stage of of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Lucas invited Spielberg to "play" with "a bit of the Mustafar duel, and Yoda's duel with the Emperor, along with a couple of others," according to The Making of Revenge of the Sith. It is unclear how much of Spielberg's work appears in the final version of the film, but he is credited as an Assistant Director.

Being friends for years, Spielberg and Lucas have often traded references to each other's previous works in their films. For example, Indiana Jones is seen fleeing a nightclub named "Club Obi-Wan" in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom; E. T. met a child dressed as Yoda on the street on Halloween in Speilberg's film E. T.; and the Children of the Green Planet's Senator Grebleips of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace was named for Spielberg.

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Transformers

Up to date as of February 05, 2010

From Teletraan I: The Transformers Wiki

There's baloney in his slacks.

Steven Spielberg (December 18, 1946- ) is an acclaimed American director and producer. He is the executive producer of Dreamworks's live action Transformers movie. He has this weird fetish for giant beings destroying things.

According to interviews he has given, he and his children are fans of the Transformers. Both the fiction and the toys.

External links

  • Steven Spielberg at the Internet Movie Database

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