Steven Allan Spielberg was born on December 18, 1946 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Spielberg is probably one of the most recognized directors of our time.
He is known for his top grossing films in the box office. In his role as a director (among other occupations), Spielberg has made an immense impact, has earned great respect and has a lot of influence in the film industry. His interest in directing started when Spielberg was a child. When he was a child, he would use his family’s home movie camera to record their camping trips and other family events. Some might say that he pretty much started his career as a child and this is why his films are so creative and have a lot of child-like wonder. “Spielberg began his career as a television director, admired for his understanding portrayal of human character,” (Steven Spielberg).
He then turned that interest into a successful movie career, directing numerous films with A-list actors. In 1975, he obtained his first major success with a film, “Jaws. ” “Jaws” earned more than one hundred million dollars at the box office and is considered a cult classic and is still popular today. Spielberg later broke the “Jaws”box office record with “E.
T. ” in 1983 and then again with “Jurassic Park” in 1993. Continuing his empire, Spielberg began his first film company Amblin Entertainment. Amblin Entertainment was named after a movie he was directing but unfortunately never finished. Through his production company he did, however, produce several movies like the Back to the Future trilogy and “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” all of which were big successes. In more recent years, Spielberg has moved on to bigger projects and movies.
However, not all of his successes come without controversy. It has been said that many of Steven Spielberg’s movies portray a fear of being different, starting with how he portrays other cultures. Some believe that Spielberg portrays his characters as savages performing horrible rituals, or violent gangsters like those in Indiana Jones. Many of his films involve the white American hero saving all the people who were depending on a white mentor to pass by. Many believe that the picture painted by Spielberg in these films is racist and causes negative stereotypes towards other cultures.
As a result, many ethnic groups are insulted and upset. For instance, in the movie “The Color Purple,” many believe the film degrades the African American family and fails to show the real problems they have to face, such as the dominance of white culture and, of course, slavery. On the other side, the positive that can be taken from all the in his filmography, is the motivation one gets by identifying with the hero. The filmgoer can get an instant ego boost from the perception that one person can save the world.
Of course, this is achieved through the belief that anything is possible with courage, luck, and self-sacrifice, all themes in Spielberg’s movies. Finally, as Spielberg became more and more successful, he paid it forward by donating to charities that were near and dear to his heart, making him an incredible philanthropist on top of his directing genius. Quentin Tarantino Quentin Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee on March 27, 1963 to Tony Tarantino, an actor and musician of Italian descent, and Connie McHugh of half-Irish and half-Cherokee. Shortly after his birth, his mother married musician Curt Zastoupil with whom Tarantino would form a strong bond. In more recent years, his films, such as Jackie Brown show a relative restraint with regard to violence and bloodshed.
Leading many to suggest that Tarantino is mellowing. In addition, many believe that this mellowing shows signs of his maturing with regard to character development and his treatment of love. Where “Pulp Fiction” took place entirely in a man’s world, Jackie Brown included a touching, unconsummated relationship between the bail bondsman and the title character. Though Tarantino has proven less likely to exploit bloodshed or sex in his latest film, he has, as critics observe, maintained another aspect of his style: an attitude towards pop culture, including B-movies, old TV shows, and other paraphernalia of mass media, that wavers between veneration and satire. Quentin Tarantino’s films have achieved a cultural and global status and I do not think anyone is going to argue that he is not an auteur. I am more interested in examining his style and seeing how this makes him an auteur and if it has changed when he was receiving a higher budget.
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