MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA -INDIA MARCH 23, 2013 00.30 A.M.
Steven Spielberg came to India , he saw and he conquered . Every director worth his name in the Hindi film industry was present in the masterclass organized and arranged by Anil Ambani and chaired by none other than Amitabh Bachchan .
His enviable body of work commands respect . Out of 31 films directed by him , 10 films are in the list of 30 all time greatest hits of Hollywood . I am providing the list :
Highest-grossing films of Steven Spielberg
This is a list of the top 10 highest grossing films which Spielberg directed. Spielberg’s films have grossed a total of more than $8.5 billion, with an average of $236 million per film.
|1||Jurassic Park||$915 million||1993|
|2||E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial||$793 million||1982|
|3||Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull||$787 million||2008|
|4||The Lost World: Jurassic Park||$619 million||1997|
|5||War of the Worlds||$592 million||2005|
|6||Saving Private Ryan||$482 million||1998|
|7||Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade||$474 million||1989|
|9||Raiders of the Lost Ark||$390 million||1981|
|10||The Adventures of Tintin||$374 million||2011|
Is it not impressive ? Is it not enviable ? Is is not unattainable ? Yes it is !
But then there is an old allegation made by none other than our own Satyajit Ray . In the early 80s , Satyajit Ray said that , ” Steven Spielberg would not have made ” E.T. “ and ” Close Encounters of the Third Kind “ , if in 1960 , I have not left behind copies of my script ” The Aliens “ with Hollywood film studios . ”
The allegation is hard to prove , though it is supported by Arthur C. Clarke . In the March 17 , 2013 edition of Mumbai Mirror , eminent journalist Aseem Chhabra also claimed that in 1983 he had seen the script Of Satyajit Ray’s ” The Aliens “ and there were certain obvious similarities between ” E.T. ” and ” The Aliens ” .
Aseem Chhabra also wrote that he interviewed Satyajit Ray at that time and his only regret was that after ” E.T. “ he could not make ” The Aliens “ , else he would have been accused of plagiarism .
I personally respect Satyajit Ray and Steven Spielberg , both . I don’t know what is the truth . It is for the historians to unearth the truth and bare the facts . But as a connoisseur , I cherished ” E.T. “ and ” Close Encounters of the Third Kind ” and would have loved ” The Aliens “ also .
I urge all my students of my acting institute Vidur’s Kreating Charakters to watch and savour the films of these two great masters of cinema .
MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA
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- Jaws was a real work of art due to brilliance of Steven Spielberg. (expertscolumn.com)
- Spielberg to produce ‘Kashmir film’ (bbc.co.uk)
- Steven Spielberg Hopeful the Next ‘Tintin’ Will Arrive in 2015 (slashfilm.com)
- Want to remake an American movie with Indian director: Steven Spielberg (movies.ndtv.com)
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