Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
If I had to rank my Spielberg obsessions when I was a kid you’d think I hated ET. I absolutely didn’t. I love that film with a passion, but I was a weird young guy. I watched Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Temple of Doom and Poltergeist (yes, it’s a Spielberg movie) more than ET, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t wear out my tape.
There was that period between 1974 and 1982, the Golden Age of Spielberg, where the man was just creatively on fire. Even his giant trainwreck, 1941, is spectacular. The films of this time period are just effortless. They don’t come off as pandering even though they are making blatant grabs for the audiences’ heartstrings every other cue. It’s just magical and his style has touched so many that it’s no surprise to me that today’s A-list filmmakers are trying to recapture that early Spielberg/Amblin vibe.
Surprisingly I don’t have a ton of ET BTS shots, but I quite like this one which features little Drew Barrymore throwing what looks to be a “Whatchu talkin’ bout, Steven?” bit of sass Spielberg’s way.
Thanks again to Pat Barnett for sending this one along. Enjoy!
Tomorrow’s Behind the Scenes Pic always gets the fuzzy end of the lollipop.