Entertainment Steven Spielberg vs James Cameron

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Spielberg vs Cameron

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  1. bennymuso

    bennymuso Italian by name, British by nature

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    Who's films do you prefer?
     
  2. Limo Wreck

    Limo Wreck Aboard the great mothership Staff Member

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    johnfreeman1 Well-Known Member

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    Spielberg

    Indiana Jones boyssss
     
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  4. FishySausage

    FishySausage Original Nuttah VIP Gold

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    Is this some sort of joke?
     
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    Flabo Well-Known Member

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    Spielberg won me over because I was a kid when ET, Indiana jones, goonies, hell even the TV show Amazing stories came out. Didn't he do that trucker car chase short film too? I would have to lean towards him. I loved Terminator, titanic, and Avatar, but Spielberg wins with me on nostalgia alone
     
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    There is no Cameron without Spielberg.
    None of James Cameron's films are even as good as Jaws.
     
  7. Barton Fink

    Barton Fink Well-Known Member

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    Cameron has two GREAT movies (Aliens and the first terminator) and the rest are decidedly meh.

    Spileberg has at least a dozen great ones.
     
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    Like debating whose better Ruth or Mays. Wgas
     
  10. Spidey-mandella

    Spidey-mandella Well-Known Member

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    Neither one of them are that great. Speilberg makes movies that are inheriently dramatic and cameron relies too much on technology.
     
  11. Vincenzo69

    Vincenzo69 Well-Known Member

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    Huh?
     
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    Add Tarantino to the poll just for kicks. He's probably better than both for sheer originality.
     
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    Nothing against Caneron, but Spielberg has the way better resume. ;)
     
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    JameGumb We're all out of toner!

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    And Aliens wasn't originally his idea. :rolleye:
     
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    I'm guessing the "huh" was directed toward my comments about Speilberg, allow me to elaborate:

    In other words, it's not really that difficult to make a dramatic film about the holocaust. It's a moment in time that even the most heartless, conceded person could feel remorse and empathy towards the victims of one of the worst human attrocities in history. I'm way more moved by a director who takes material that isn't, as I said, inherently dramatic and makes his audience feel for the characters through expert storytelling, cinematography and illiciting amazing performances from his/her actors. Also, remember that Speilberg has a leg up in the industry. He's not working with shoe-string budgets and scrubs. He has, at his disposal, the truely best in the industry in their repective roles (everything from actors to producers). Don't get me wrong, he's a very capable director (and he should be with the amount of backing that he has), I just favor directors that create drama where their is none and speilberg seems to always go for low hanging fruit.
     
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    Yes, no comparison.
     
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    Love them both. But will have to go with Spielberg for being ahead of the pack.
     
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    Spielberg has his share of duds (Always, The Lost World, Catch Me if You Can) but not only does he have a library of classics he changed the film industry creating the event movie with Jaws.

    I don't get the whole "he worked with good people and big budgets argument." Most good directors have a team.
     
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    So? He did a fantastic job executing it
     
  20. JameGumb

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    If you say so.