Steven Spielberg: E. T. The Extra Terrestrial
The action drama set in the 1930s, with Harrison Ford starring as the well known character Indiana Jones, was so successful that Spielberg released two sequels, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, in 1984 and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. in 1989. However, it was Spielberg 's next effort which truly confirmed his seat as the era 's most popular filmmaker: 1982 's E.T. the Extra Terrestrial. It was a touching story of a boy who befriends an alien. Despite its overwhelming popularity with fans and critics alike, and its many nominations, E.T. received no Academy Awards. His film organization, Amblin Entertainment, produced films such as Back to the Future, and Men in Black and Land Before Time. Amblin was also responsible for a few television …show more content…
The members included music producer David Geffen and former Disney president Jeff Katzenberg. They wanted to use each others talents and build their own multimedia entertainment project. The company began making records, films, animated movies, toys, and video games. DreamWorks operates out of Universal Studios.
In 2004 and the next years to follow were very successful for Spielberg in the terms of recognition. Spielberg received the Directors Guild of America Lifetime Achievement Award and the French Legion of Honor. The following year, Spielberg was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. In 2008, Spielberg united with filmmaker and entrepreneur, George Lucas, as the director for the latest installment of the Indiana Jones saga, Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal