A boy learns to make movies against a backdrop of domestic upheaval in Steven Spielberg’s most personal film, a post-World War II memoir starring Michelle Williams, Paul Dano, and Seth Rogen.
The film spans shifting backdrops starting with 7-year-old Sammy Fabelman’s first trip to the cinema to see The Greatest Show on Earth and ending with his dramatic encounter with a filmmaking hero (David Lynch in a cameo) aged 18. In between, he grows to see the painful truth behind his parents’ marriage with a gaze enhanced by his camera’s roving lens.
Equal TLC is given to showing these formative family relationships as to reconstructing the fledgling filmmaking that led to little Sammy stepping into his destiny to become Steven Spielberg, the dreamweaver whose classics (E.T., Jaws, Jurassic Park) never seem to age.
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