Spielberg: darker side came out after 9/11

Steven Spielberg reveals a darker side to film-making since the events of 9/11

huffingtonpost.co.uk | Jan 11, 2012

Steven Spielberg changed the direction of his moviemaking after the 9/11 terror attacks in America, because the disasters inspired him to create “darker” films.

The director, whose latest film War Horse is released in the UK on Friday, is celebrated for family friendly projects such as E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, the Indiana Jones franchise and Jurassic Park, but he felt compelled to alter his style after the 2001 atrocities which left almost 3,000 people dead.

Spielberg tells the Independent newspaper: “9/11 changed a lot for me. It changed a lot for everybody in the world. And my films did grow darker after 9/11.”

He has made some lighter films following the tragedy, such as Catch Me If You Can with Leonardo DiCaprio, which has been hailed by some as his best film of the last decade.

But the filmmaker has predominantly concentrated on more serious topics and indepth storylines – and he even makes a specific reference to the terrorist attacks in his film War of the Worlds.

He adds, “Minority Report was a very dark look at the future, and certainly War of the Worlds, which was a very direct reference to 9/11. It was a real post-9/11 story.

“Not intended that way, but that’s the way it turned out. So I think the world has a great impact on how it colours my movies.

“I think that’s a good sign. It just means I’m changing by being aware of what’s happening.”

And Spielberg seems set to continue his darker stance – his next film, Lincoln, will deal with politics, starring Daniel Day-Lewis as the former US President, Abraham Lincoln.

One response to “Spielberg: darker side came out after 9/11

  1. Truth to Action

    We can’t tell whether Spielberg is well-intentioned and completely delusional, inasmuch as many members of the American Jewish community still cannot get their heads around those who perpetrated the false flag crimes of 911 against citizens of their country, has internalized the false flag terror attacks of 911 and is in some strange way, evidencing some empathetic gesture through his movies or, perhaps viewed in a more sinister light, given his role in producing films which have provided further propaganda for the more fraudulent elements of the holocaust industry, is simply playing the role of, as some on blogs have accused him of being with the production of some truly brainwashing films, the Leni Riefenstahl of the holocaust industry.
    We hope he is being honest and empathetic in fostering the darkness, because these are dark times. If he is, we need more of it from him.
    It would perhaps help if he understood the damage he does to his credibility and to the true history of Shoa in general, by producing films which are such outrageous historical caricatures of same.
    Or perhaps as so many others allege in numerous professions, he is simply being blackmailed.

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