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What is Steven Spielberg 's signature movie? As Director. (1 Viewer)

Signature movie

  • Duel

    Votes: 2 1.9%
  • Jaws

    Votes: 29 27.9%
  • Close Encounters of the third kind

    Votes: 5 4.8%
  • Raiders of The lost ark

    Votes: 19 18.3%
  • ET

    Votes: 34 32.7%
  • The color purple

    Votes: 1 1.0%
  • Empire of the Sun

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Hook

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Schindlers

    Votes: 10 9.6%
  • Jurassic

    Votes: 2 1.9%
  • Saving Private Ryan

    Votes: 2 1.9%
  • Minority report

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Lincoln

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Bridge of spies

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Other

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters


Seen to be running out of actors, so trying directors now.

this is a very tough choice

went with Close Encounters of the third kind.

just had hope, w compelling story and great technology of the time. Plus,  those five notes get stuck in my head all the time.

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Guy had a great run there.

Raiders was the first movie I remember seeing a line out the door. So I went with that.

It has all his signature stuff he does. Got the John Williams score. Introduced a cinematic icon.

I think it has to be one of Jaws, Schindler’s List, or Jurassic Park.  I don’t know if it’s a fair comparison, but to me I see Jurassic Park as my generation’s version of Star Wars in the sense that it just blew all previous visual/special effects out of the water and changed what we expected out of those kinds of movies.  

Impossible to choose one. I think the one thing we do know is it’s not 1941.

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He kept, at least an entire generation of people out of the ocean for life. Heck some of them still don't even go in swimming pools.

That's some next level #### right there.

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Jaws in a landslide. He turned Shaw being a jackass on the set into a perfect chemistry with Scheider and Dreyfuss in the film and more importantly took a malfunctioning, rather fake looking shark and turned it into a monster by showing it less and using musical cues. Just genius directing.

When I think of the Spielberg thumb print, for me it has to be E.T. 

Not his best, but this is asking his signature movie, and this checks all the Spielberg boxes. 

Jaws or Raiders.

Jaws is just a perfect piece of movie making.

Raiders is an homage to the history of serial and action films.

Both are benchmarks in how to write and make movies but most especially reflect a filmmaker who understands movies.

Schindler stands alone as historically and culturally important. The subject matter is more important than the movie making, the fact he made it and it was widely seen is itself the cinematic achievement.

I think some people need to re-watch Jurassic.  Phenomenal.
Jurassic is a fun, thrilling movie that I watch in bits and pieces when it's on and I'm scrolling through channels.   The dinosaur scenes are still awesome. It was considered as my selection 

Chaka said:
E.T. sucked.

There, I said it.
I agree. It is probably his signature movie, but I couldn't vote for it.

Too cloying and it brought to the forefront something insidious in movies these days....Product placement 

Raiders is one of my all time favs.

But I went with Schindler’s list. I recently rewatched it and was blown away. Again. That movie really moved me.


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