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Watch: 20-Minute 'Citizen Steven,' A Star Studded Video Created For Steven Spielberg's 40th Birthday

21 June 2013 7:20 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It’s always fascinating what pops up on the internet years after it happens; and they say there’s nothing left to discover! A 1987 tribute to director Steven Spielberg has surfaced, a documentary entitled “Citizen Steve” -- cleverly parodying the legendary “Citizen Kane” -- made for the director’s 40th birthday by friends John Candy and Dan Aykroyd (who narrates). The twenty-three minute short lovingly recreates the look and feel of “Citizen Kane,” only in lieu of Charles Foster Kane’s empire you’re seeing the “Amblin Empire.” It’s a short with tongue firmly in cheek and it’s obvious it was for created for private consumption - a scene of Amblin’s supposed “private zoo” shows dogs humping each other - but that also possesses a reverence, and love for Spielberg.  If you have twenty-three minutes to spare sit down and appreciate Spielberg and his friends (a few »

- Kristen Lopez

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