60 Minutes gets in Spielberg’s head

Steven Spielberg is widely accepted to be among the most notable and important (if not one of the best) contemporary American film directors. With the impending release of Spielberg’s highly anticipated Lincoln, it makes sense that there’s a renewed interest in the now-65-year-old director’s work.

Yesterday, 60 Minutes had an extensive interview with Spielberg about how his childhood and relationship with his father have influenced his films. While the 14-minute piece is more of a biography than an incisive look at Spielberg’s oeuvre, the video is still worth watching for a glimpse into how Spielberg has exorcised his demons — and how his new films take an entirely different tact.

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