Tag Archives: Steven Spielberg

On music and human suffering …

By Ray Bennett After I posted on Facebook the image above, which I took on a visit to Auschwitz, Argentinian composer Daniel Tarrab, a friend of mine, sent me a note that read, ‘I’ve seen your post today. It really … Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW: Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Post’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Given the times, it’s no surprise that Steven Spielberg wants to tell the story of a corrupt swine in the White House who turns the press into an enemy. It’s also hardly surprising that film … Continue reading

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Going back to ‘Back To The Future’ with Michael J. Fox

By Ray Bennett LONDON – As “Back to the Future” marks its 30th anniversary, here’s a version of a story I wrote in 1985 for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner. In 1984, Canadian actor Michael J. Fox (pictured with Christopher … Continue reading

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John Williams never takes Steven Spielberg for granted

By Ray Bennett Five-time Oscar-winning composer John Williams, who is 83 today, has written many films for Steven Spielberg movies but he told me he never takes their collaborative closeness for granted.

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FILM REVIEW: Steven Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’

By Ray Bennett Steven Spielberg has done a very bold thing with his film “Lincoln” and elected with Daniel Day Lewis to portray a truly great man over one intense period toward the end of his life rather than attempt … Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW: J. J. Abrams’s ‘Super 8’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Pity the poor kids who flock to see “Super 8”, the new film from J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg about kids and aliens that Paramount releases in the UK today. It’s not just that once … Continue reading

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