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Steven Spielberg


Tuesday, 28 May, 2013, 1:21am

Talking points

Li calls on Merkel in Berlin

Li calls on Merkel in Berlin

Premier Li Keqiang continues his first international tour, arriving in Berlin today. He is scheduled to hold talks with German Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel tomorrow. Li and Merkel are also expected to launch "the year of languages" between the two countries, the aim of which is to promote the study of each other's languages among their citizens.

25 May 2013 - 5:27am

A mighty blow for freedom

Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln. Photo: David James

Lincoln is set in 1865, just as the Union states from the north are about to defeat the 11 Confederate states from the south after a bloody four-year conflict.

17 Feb 2013 - 5:13pm 1 comment

Spielberg says 'Lincoln' is no political football

Daniel Day-Lewis portraying Abraham Lincoln in the film <i>Lincoln</i>. Photo: AP

Steven Spielberg offered a cinematic vision of President Abraham Lincoln’s battle to outlaw slavery in Lincoln, which had a sneak preview that is already generating early buzz of awards for star Daniel Day-Lewis.

10 Oct 2012 - 4:03pm

Slow burn

Earnest, lyrical, imaginative, heartbreaking, Lynne Ramsay's films have been known for a lot of things since she emerged in the late 1990s with a string of critically garlanded shorts and an equally acclaimed debut feature, Ratcatcher. But being self-referential has not been one of them - until now, that is.

19 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Hot tickets at the box office

The only thing as hot as the scorching summer sun are the blockbuster films out at this time of year. So here's the Sunday Young Post guide to these box office contenders.

26 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Long live the dream

After 19 years away from the screen, Indiana Jones is back, but how many new plots can Spielberg come up with?

1 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Adroit officials duck the tough questions

The Olympics briefly took centre stage at the National Party Congress this week and government and Games organisers Bocog held a press conference in the Great Hall of the People. The event was a media crowd-puller, given that the annual government rubber-stamping sessions were occurring just 150 days before the Games.

16 Mar 2008 - 12:00am


Singapore can show us the way on planning and the environment

Two letters on Singapore caught my eye as I read the Sunday Morning Post recently. The first from Amit Singh ('HK streets ahead of boring Singapore', February 10) condemns the lack of culture, history, arts etc, in Singapore. Are we talking about the same place Mr Singh ?

24 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

HK director criticises Spielberg

Hong Kong director Andrew Lau Wai-keung led a chorus of disapproval yesterday against the decision by Hollywood filmmaker Steven Spielberg to pull out of his role in the Beijing Olympics.

24 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Will there be a Spielberg sequel?

E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, the beloved sci-fi fantasy blockbuster of Steven Spielberg, has escaped the mainland censors' blacklist - for now. So while Spielberg may have trouble separating politics from the Beijing Olympics, the central government, it seems, is magnanimous enough to distinguish his film work from his political stance.

23 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Spielberg should address his concerns over Darfur to Bush

Steven Spielberg was ill-advised to mix politics with the Games by resigning as the artistic adviser to the opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics.

Mia Farrow and all the other high-profile personalities and stars should not follow the advice of various activists to attack China as Spielberg did.

19 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Beijing loses the early rounds of pre-Games public relations battle

It has started and it is surely going to become more intense. With less than six months to go, international attention is apparently switching from Beijing's undisputed efforts to provide world-class venues for the Summer Olympics to its more awkward challenges including pollution, human rights and media freedom.

18 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Beijing breaks silence to express regret at Spielberg's Games snub

Beijing broke its silence yesterday at the loss of one of its Olympic celebrities by describing Hollywood director Steven Spielberg's pullout over the Darfur crisis as 'regrettable'.

15 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Look out for our film reviews on Thursday and Sunday

I enjoy watching all kinds of movies, including comedy, drama, animation and adventure films. Even some thrillers give a positive message.

I've noticed that the quality of films has improved and more and more people are going to the cinema.

15 Aug 2007 - 12:00am