There are some directors who will always be named when discussing the best. Steven Spielberg is of course one of them. A director who has built up an impressive oeuvre. He was responsible for the first blockbuster in the form of Jaws, made classics such as E.T., Close Encounters of the Third Kind, the Indiana Jones films, Saving Private Ryan, Schindler’s List and many more. The documentary Spielberg looks back at his career together with him and the people he worked with.
During two and a half hours his youth is discussed, what effect the separation of his parents had on him (which can also be seen in his films) and how he became one of the most successful directors ever. His biggest films are all covered, with Spielberg (and others) talking about their experiences, as well as colleagues like Martin Scorcese, George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola. The result is fascinating to watch and a must see for any film lover. It is not every day that you can take a look behind the scenes with such an influential person, whose work will still be viewed in fifty or one hundred years.