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The Lost & Unmade Projects Of Steven Spielberg

14 October 2015 12:12 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Sometimes, a Steven Spielberg movie takes years to come to fruition. For example, eleven years passed between the optioning of Doris Kearns Goodwin’s “Team Of Rivals” and the release of “Lincoln.” Sometimes a Steven Spielberg movie can come together at lightning speed, like this week’s “Bridge Of Spies” (read our review here),  which went into production seemingly mere months after its announcement. And sometimes, a Steven Spielberg movie doesn’t get made at all. Spielberg’s been at the head of the A-list for directors for forty years now, and as such, has had his pick of the top projects over the decades. Inevitably, some of those movies don’t get made for one reason or another. It’s a list of projects almost as tantalizing as the ones that did get made. Read More: The 25 Best Performances In Steven Spielberg Movies We’ve picked out fifteen key »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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DuVernay's 'Selma': Remembering Rev. King-Led March in 1965 Is Reminder of Ferguson 2014

3 January 2015 1:48 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Selma' movie review: Politically salient in the early 21st century and 'beautiful in all the ways of cinema' (photo: David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr. in 'Selma') The title of director Ava DuVernay's historical drama Selma tells us what the film is about, while implying what it isn't about. In other words, Selma is not about the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. -- wonderfully played by British actor David Oyelowo -- even though the reverend is the film's gravitational center and its emotional weight accrues to him. Just like what took place in Selma, Alabama, back in 1965. In fact, Oyelowo's presence is as transfixing as that of the young Ben Kingsley in his transformative interpretation of Gandhi in Sir Richard Attenborough's 1982 titular classic about one of Dr. King's inspirational figures. Unlike Gandhi, however, Selma is a single canvas on which a few months in Dr. »

- Tim Cogshell

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