Archive for tag: Richard Dreyfuss

The Great American Eating Machine

12 September, 2011 (05:14) | by Robert C. Cumbow, Essays | By: Robert C. Cumbow

[Originally published in Movietone News 52, October 1976] The recurrence of certain thematic ideas clues us to a consistency of vision at work in Steven Spielberg’s last three films. For one thing, all are “disaster films” in the sense that they deal with the revelation of character in time of stress. Each of the three […]

STOP – and be friendly: Close Encounters of the Third Kind

2 August, 2010 (06:44) | by Pierre Greenfield, Essays | By: Pierre Greenfield

[Originally published in Movietone News 58-59, August 1978] As everyone must know by now, the title of Steven Spielberg’s science-fiction extravaganza refers to an actual meeting with an extraterrestrial visitant; or, as the advertising more directly puts it, “contact.” “Contact” is very much what the movie is all about. No film since 2001: A Space […]