Opening up the 61st Venice Film festival, Spielberg‘s speech ahead of the screening his latest flick The Terminal, has cast a magic spell on the audience.
I loved this piece, Film-makers all over the world have always been there, either to reflect the crisis with very conscientious, historically minded stories, or films of pure escape – science-fiction, fantasy, comedy. These films typically work much better when the world is in flux. The world has shown us that to be a human being you need to be relieved from the headlines. And now there are headlines on every single television channel, sometimes people feel compelled to escape into the movies.