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Can you name the Steven Spielberg-directed movies for each letter?
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Nov 9th, 2012 at 18:08 GMT
The first movie he ever directed was a 1971 movie called Duel. It should be on the list.
Nov 9th, 2012 at 18:58 GMT
Duel was originally a TV movie, though apparently it later received a theatrical release. The Twilight Zone should be added to the T answer, as Spielberg directed one of the 4 segments in it. Also, you should force people to answer in order, as otherwise you are just typing in every Spielberg movie you can think of.
Nov 10th, 2012 at 16:05 GMT
^ The game note explains why both of the abovementioned movies are not included.
Nov 13th, 2012 at 13:34 GMT
But if Duel did later get a theatrical release, it should be included, in my opinion, especially if you include a movie that was in one theater and made $1. Also, I like your format - I disagree with 'amwoods13'. Just trying to think of all the Spielberg movies is a challenge in itself, given the time frame. If you wanted to make another quiz with a little more time, you could use the suggested format.
Nov 27th, 2012 at 20:02 GMT
Can you accept temple of doom, last crusade, and Kingdom of the crystal skull as alts.
Nov 28th, 2012 at 10:30 GMT
If you include Firelight, you should include Duel.
Nov 29th, 2012 at 17:06 GMT
I think this is fine the way it is, no need for the forced answer order, it wouldn't really change anything. Either way, you need to answer exactly 14 movies starting with different letters, no matter which order you type them in.
Dec 26th, 2012 at 16:30 GMT
I don't really agree with accepting Firelight, an amateur film shot as a teenager, as an answer. Surely if you are aiming to be that all-encompassing with his filmography, you should expand to include the shorts and TV movies/episodes? At least all of the TV work was professional productions. I don't believe that Firelight was shown in any theatrical release beyond its premiere in Spielberg's home town. As for Duel, it was shot for and used as a TV movie in the USA, but released theatrically in Europe a year or so later. It may well have been re-released theatrically in the USA at some later point as amwoods13 states.
Game published: Jan 1st, 2013 at 04:00 GMT
Jan 1st, 2013 at 04:08 GMT
The inclusion of Firelight...a movie that does not even exist anymore and was made by a teenager on a home movie camera is just lame. Its amazing how often quiz writers on this site think they are being clever by doing something like this. Are we going to include any home movies Spielberg made of his kids or some trip to the beach now too?
Jan 1st, 2013 at 05:01 GMT
If you are going to include "Firelight" you need to add "Fighter Squad" as well because that is at least listed in his filmography.
Jan 1st, 2013 at 05:04 GMT
Fighter Squad is listed on IMDb as a film short, which is specified as being not included in the game notes.
Jan 1st, 2013 at 05:32 GMT
Also, if we're doing short films, how about Amblin'?
Jan 1st, 2013 at 06:15 GMT
@burywmore, I included Firelight in the interest of consistency. It has been on the original Spielberg quiz for the past five years.
Jan 1st, 2013 at 08:08 GMT
"Duel" is better known and was shown in more theaters. I really wish quizes included it instead.
Jan 1st, 2013 at 10:45 GMT
Funny URL. 5 bulbs.
Jan 1st, 2013 at 12:39 GMT
I love Spielberg's movies. Good quiz.
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Jan 1st, 2013 at 14:44 GMT
why is "indiana jones" not accepted?
Jan 1st, 2013 at 15:03 GMT
Where's Duel? It's one of his best films!
Jan 1st, 2013 at 16:03 GMT
Duel was made for TV, but I still think it merits more than a bonus. The Firelight thing is one of those answers that purists would gripe about were it excluded (much like I'm doing about Duel), so I understand its inclusion, even though I think leaving it out wouldn't ruin the quiz.
Jan 1st, 2013 at 16:42 GMT
@franz - there was no movie called "Indiana Jones"...three of the four movies in that franchise were "Indiana Jones and the..." - while the fourth (and original) was called "Raiders of the Lost Ark"...
Jan 2nd, 2013 at 00:58 GMT
Was "Firelight" even released? Like, in an actual theater? If "Firelight" counts, then "Duel" should count; it was released theatrically after Spielberg became famous.
Jan 2nd, 2013 at 02:03 GMT
Seriously, can we remove Firelight from this (and other quizzes like it)? This is something Spielberg did as a kid, no one has seen it, and it's not available. Its only reason for existing is to trip people up on their Spielberg trivia.
Jan 2nd, 2013 at 02:49 GMT
@shani3, "Firelight" had a single showing at a theater in Spielberg's hometown, when he was 16. 500 people attended and it made a profit of $1 (the budget was $500, so Spielberg assumes somebody generously/accidentally put in an extra dollar.) I suppose technically, it was his first theatrical feature, but he was still an amateur so I really don't think it should be counted as more than a bonus. And actually, "Duel" was first released theatrically in Europe in 1973, two years before he became famous with "Jaws" :)
Jan 2nd, 2013 at 20:06 GMT
The fact that apparently 3.5% of people got Firelight probably correlates to the fact that 3.5% of people cheat on sporcle quizzes, because there is no way that anybody would know about that "movie" without going on IMDB to find it.
Jan 3rd, 2013 at 13:12 GMT
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