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Watch: Vintage 'Siskel & Ebert' Special On The Magic Of Steven Spielberg

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist April 7, 2014 at 2:05PM

Steven Spielberg—who has plenty of filmmaking years left in him—already has a number of honors he'll be remembered for. Of course there's the two Best Director Oscars he's already got on his fireplace mantle, the distinction of being the man who created the summer blockbuster thanks to "Jaws," and simply being one of the best storytellers the medium has ever seen. And it says something about his work that already in 1984, critics were already looking back on his body of work.
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Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg—who has plenty of filmmaking years left in him—already has a number of honors he'll be remembered for. Of course there's the two Best Director Oscars he's already got on his fireplace mantle, the distinction of being the man who created the summer blockbuster thanks to "Jaws," and simply being one of the best storytellers the medium has ever seen. And it says something about his work that already in 1984, critics were already looking back on his body of work.

With "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" headed to theatres, "Siskel & Ebert" decided to carve out an entire episode dedicated to the oeuvre of Spielberg, and as always, it's a great watch. The pair go deep, delving into Spielberg's TV work, technique, craftsmanship and more. And no one does it more passionately than these two, with Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert taking a moment away from the usual bickering to get on the same page and celebrate the filmmaker.

It's definitely worth a watch even if Spielberg's career has headed to so many more places, so take some time and click below (it takes a few moments to start). [via Larry Wright]

This article is related to: Roger Ebert (1942-2013), Steven Spielberg


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