The Chronological Spielberg: Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)

I have a few distinct memories of Twilight Zone: The Movie. When I was a kid, I have a very clear memory of watching the beginning of this movie with my dad, who does not like scary movies by the way, and being completely freaked out by that Dan Akyroyd bit in the beginning between … Continue reading The Chronological Spielberg: Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)

The Chronological Spielberg: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

I don’t think there’s a person my age who doesn’t have some pretty strong feelings about E.T. I was born the year after this movie came out, so it always existed in my brain. Back in my day movies tended to live on in my mind morso because of regular viewings on cable instead of tape … Continue reading The Chronological Spielberg: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

The Chronological Spielberg: Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981)

Like many children of the 80s, I am a huge fan of the Indiana Jones movies. I actually like them all (yes all) and have a special affinity for Temple of Doom that I’ll get to after making my way through a few more Spielberg movies. As a young kid I didn’t have a ton … Continue reading The Chronological Spielberg: Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981)

The Chronological Spielberg: 1941 (1979)

Is it possible to have too much talent involved in a film? If there was ever an argument for that theory presented in theaters, I think it might be 1941. This flick was directed by Steven Spielberg directly after Jaws and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. It’s written by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale … Continue reading The Chronological Spielberg: 1941 (1979)

The Chronological Spielberg: Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977)

Another reason I got behind on my viewing of Steven Spielberg’s movies, aside from being so familiar with Jaws, was that I’d seen Close Encounters twice in recent memory, once for the first time all the way through when I rented it from Netflix and again on TV while visiting the inlaws a few months … Continue reading The Chronological Spielberg: Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977)

The Chronological Spielberg: Jaws (1975)

Jaws is one of my all-time favorite movies. It’s an amazing combination of real world drama and horror with so many amazing comedic and dramatic moments mixed in. I truly love this movie. So, why did it take me almost six months to watch after checking out Spielberg’s first two movies Duel and The Sugarland … Continue reading The Chronological Spielberg: Jaws (1975)

The Chronological Spielberg: The Sugarland Express (1974)

Sugarland Express is the one early Steve Spielberg movie you don’t hear much about. Duel is a taught, impressive debut while Jaws might be one of the best things ever committed to film and then you’ve got Close Encounters, but how come no one talks about how great Sugarland Express? Well, because it’s not that … Continue reading The Chronological Spielberg: The Sugarland Express (1974)