Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. The internet is big and amazing and scary and full of little gems to uncover. These little gems seem to have a will of their own, seeking out those that would enjoy them most. I didn't go looking for this Japanese documentary on Steven Spielberg. Hell, I didn't even know it existed before I was scanning Facebook and saw it in my feed.
It looks too good to be true... Here's an hour of Spielberg at the peak of his early career, post Raiders of the Lost Ark and ET, but before Temple of Doom. He's working on The Twilight Zone movie and chumming around with John Milius, Robert Zemeckis, Melissa Mathison and, of course, Kathleen Kennedy. There's also a mini-reunion between the director and Jaws' Ben Gardener!
Spielberg gave this Japanese TV crew amazing access. They tour his home, his offices, ride along with him in his car, chill out on the set of Twilight Zone and observe him at his office.
While he's on top of the world, you get a glimpse at a very real loneliness he feels. More than just this crew having amazing access, they also captured a very real, non-bullshitty side of Spielberg.
It's an amazing snapshot of the man in his element at this particularly important era of his career and I want to stop talking about it because I'll ruin the whole thing! So, go to the bathroom (and wash your hands, you filthy animal!), maybe grab some popcorn, hit the full screen option on the embed below and enjoy this incredible time capsule!
That little bit with Steven's mom just about made me cry! She's so proud and happy. I'm in love with this documentary, so I hope you guys enjoyed it as much as I did.
Thanks to Indie Film Academy for uncovering this gem and sharking it with everybody!