While Spielberg has credit for the story or screenplay for a few films he did not direct, such as “The Goonies” and “Poltergeist,” as well as on several of his own films, such as “The Sugarland Express” and “AI Artificial Intelligence”, there is only one film on his extensive list that has a unique writing use for Spielberg alone.
That would be “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” a 1977 film starring Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, and François Truffaut (a master filmmaker in his own right). The film was director Spielberg’s sequel to the hugely successful “Jaws,” and he had the opportunity to tell a personal story about one of his lifelong obsessions: the ability to live in outer space. pillar and what might happen if that life visits. The earth.
It is therefore fitting that “Close Encounters” would be Spielberg’s only screenplay, and it is interesting to note that he has never attempted such a project since. Even his upcoming film “The Fabelmans,” which will be directly based on his own childhood, will be co-written with frequent collaborator Tony Kushner (via Limit line). Obviously, just as Spielberg is behind the camera, he likes to have other people with him behind the word processor.
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