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'Duel': A Conversation with Director Steven Spielberg (2004)

Director Steven Spielberg discusses the making of his motion picture Duel (1971).




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Credited cast:
... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Capt. Wild Bill Kelso - in "1941". (archive footage)
... Snakerama Lady in 'Duel' / Gas Mama in '1941' (archive footage)
Amy Douglass ... Old Woman in 'Duel' / Implantee in 'Close Encounters Of Third Kind' (archive footage)
... Man in Cafe in "Duel". (archive footage)
... Himself (archive footage)
... Cafe Owner in "Duel". (archive footage)
Lou Frizzell ... Bus Driver in "Duel". (archive footage)
... Lou Jean (archive footage)
Alexander Lockwood ... Old Man in 'Duel' / Implantee in 'Close Encounters Of Third Kind'. (archive footage)
... Truck Driver in "Duel". (archive footage)
... Dr. Arthur Bramson in "The Incredible Shrinking Man". (archive footage)
... Chief Martin Brody in "Jaws". (archive footage)
... Himself (archive footage)
... Louise Carey in "The Incredible Shrinking Man" (archive footage)


Director Steven Spielberg discusses the making of his motion picture Duel (1971).

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Documentary | Short





Release Date:

17 August 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Duel - keskustelu Steven Spielbergin kanssa  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Released in 2004 but copyrighted by Universal Studios Home Video Inc. in 2001. See more »


References High Noon (1952) See more »

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Very Good Interview with Spielberg
31 March 2012 | by See all my reviews

Duel: A Conversation with Director Steven Spielberg (2004)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Excellent interview with Spielberg who discusses his movie DUEL. Just about every aspect of the movie is covered here as the director starts off talking about what he was doing during this period of his career and then he goes into hearing about the story and that Richard Matheson was doing a screenplay. He then talks about how he sold the producer on the idea of hiring him and then we go into the details of the production. Spielberg talks about the ten days he was given to shoot the movie, the casting of Dennis Weaver and of course the various stunts that were done in the film. Spielberg said he always saw this story as a Hitchcock movie like PSYCHO or THE BIRDS but this here was on wheels. He goes into great details about how he was able to get so many shots in one day and also on trying to make sure that the suspense doesn't let up and that not everything is explained in the end. Fans of the film are really going to get a great kick out of this featurette because you really get a wonderful idea of everything that went into its filming. Just about every aspect of the filmmaking process is covered and Spielberg really comes across as being very energetic and excited to be talking about the movie. He shares some stories about how big of a hit the movie was, the alternate takes for the European version and the film allowing him to go overseas.

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