The Sugarland Express: Steven Spielberg’s First Theatrical Film

While Duel later got edited for a theatrical release, The Sugarland Express marked the first theatrical film for Steven Spielberg. In celebration of The Fabelmans entering wide release, I did a rewatch of the earliest Steven Spielberg films. One thing to note about this film in particular is that it marks the beginning of Spielberg’s relationship with John Williams. Williams composes such a memorable theme for the film that recurs throughout its almost two-hour runtime.…

"The Sugarland Express: Steven Spielberg’s First Theatrical Film"

The Last Picture Show: A Peter Bogdanovich Classic

Co-written with novelist Larry McMurtry, Peter Bogdanovich’s The Last Picture Show is a coming-of-age tribute to a bygone era of time. “Nobody wants to come to shows no more. Kid baseball in the summer, television all the time.” — Miss Mosey (Jessie Lee Fulton) to Duane Jackson (Jeff Bridges). Over fifty years later, these lines hit harder. Because of the pandemic, many theaters are fighting for their life. Movie palaces are especially fighting for their…

"The Last Picture Show: A Peter Bogdanovich Classic"