Concluding with a Spielbergian "okay, kid, you got the job" for good reason, here's young Henry Thomas's audition for E.T., in which he faces up against a smarmy government agent, cries, and makes everyone else watching it cry, because Henry Thomas was that good at crying. This kid was definitely getting to stop at Dairy Queen whenever he wanted.
And that's still how he auditioned for Gangs of New York. The end.
Following what turned out to be a false alarm last week, here's the actual first footage from Steven Spielberg's Lincoln. Like all the other official marketing released for the film, this brief preview still manages to withhold a head-on, direct view of Daniel Day-Lewis's take ... / Continue →
Back in 2002, when E.T. arrived on DVD and allowed us to weep in an all-new digital format, director Steven Spielberg saw the new release as an opportunity to fix a few things that had always bothered him--things like fixing close-ups of E.T.'s face, and, most controversially, ... / Continue →
As much as I try to keep abreast of developments from big-name directors, sometimes, despite my best efforts, things slip between the cracks. I missed that Frank Darabont will be directing Law Abiding Citizen with Gerard Butler in the lead; that Spielberg plans to return attent... / Continue →