This means something… this is important. Film Junk’s latest premium podcast is a nostalgia-fueled examination of the science-fiction films of Steven Spielberg from his early alien-themed films Close Encounters of the Third Kind and E.T. through to his Stanley Kubrick collaboration A.I. and more recent action-oriented entries like Minority Report and War of the Worlds. Topics of discussion include the effectiveness of the various cuts of Close Encounters and E.T., the recurring theme of broken families, Spielberg’s partnership with Janusz Kaminski and his masterful use of product placement and familiar pop culture. So is Close Encounters of the Third Kind Spielberg’s ultimate sci-fi masterpiece? Do the endings of his more recent films leave something to be desired? Does Minority Report still succeed in spite of its plot loopholes or has Frank had a major change of heart? And what the heck is a Sine Supremus anyway? In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king… get a little clarity with this month’s premium podcast below.
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