Steven Spielberg Impact

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“The most amazing thing for me is that every single person who sees a movie, not necessarily one of my movies, brings a whole set of unique experiences. Now, through careful manipulation and good storytelling, you can get everybody to clap at the same time, to hopefully laugh at the same time, and to be afraid at the same time” (“Steven Spielberg Quotes”). As the inspiration for how many films are produced, Steven Spielberg is a director, producer, and writer. Having won 3 Academy Awards, several of his movies have set box office records, including Jaws and E.T. the Extra Terrestrial. Steven Spielberg revolutionized the film industry through unique camera work and new subject matters in movies. Throughout the years, Steven Spielberg pioneered …show more content…

For example, Jaws was the first film that featured a new type of insane character, the giant shark. “Jaws changed the face of American cinema, influencing the next generation of filmmakers to eye summer release dates, high-concept ideas, easy marketability, teaser trailers, TV spots, media junkets, merchandising, and the almighty dollar” (Stephens). In summary, the movie itself brought about many changes, but the shark dreamed up and created by Spielberg inspired new subjects and characters in other future films. Without Jaws, the film industry would not have chased after these new ideas and concepts like having an enormous shark as the main character. Furthermore, Spielberg was one of the first to bring aliens into a motion picture and with that came inspiration. “With E.T., a fairy tale about a boy's friendship with an alien stranded on Earth, Spielberg made one of the most cherished films of its time. The movie made him a celebrity in his own right and even garnered him a United Nations Peace Medal. Spielberg's influence on U.S. culture in this period cannot be overestimated. Indiana Jones, E.T., and the shark [Jaws] became durable icons” (“Steven”). Given that, Steven Spielberg created a masterpiece by bringing in an alien for the first time into film, which therefore created an icon and symbol of American culture. While the new subject of aliens changed the film industry, it also paved the way for more alien movies to make their debut. Overall, the never-before-seen subjects Spielberg brought into the game changed the industry and movies

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