Compare And Contrast Lucas Vs Spielberg

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Steven Spielberg vs. George Lucas The film industry is comprised of many different components that work in unison to create the finished film seen in movie theaters around the world. These components include actors, producers, and most importantly directors. A film director’s job is to make sure that every aspect of the film runs smoothly during pre-production, production and post-production resulting in the finished product we see in the movie theater. The film director controls most of the components needed to successfully complete a film. The director helps the actor understand the character they are portraying by providing additional information so that the actor can resemble the best version of the character according to the script.…show more content…
It includes the cost of everything associated with creating the film such as the cost of the film set and crew. It is very important for a budget to be followed or the film maker will require more money to complete the film. This takes away from the potential profits a movie will earn because the barrowed money will have to be paid back resulting in a loss of profit. The worst case scenario a director will not be able to complete the film due to a lack of funds. A director is responsible for maintaining the budget of a film. One goal of the director is to make a film that earn profits at the box office. Steven Spielberg has directed several blockbuster films that have earned millions in box office sales worldwide. These films include E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Jaws, and Raiders of the Lost Ark (Box Office Mojo). The combined earnings of these films totaled more than a billion dollars worldwide. One aspect of a successful director is his ability make a film with the lowest budget and turn it into a multi-million dollar profit. An example of this is Steven Spielberg’s E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial which cost only 10.5 million to make has earned over 792 million dollars worldwide (Box Office Mojo). However, George Lucas has accomplished the same achievement by directing numerous films that have earned a total of almost 2 billion…show more content…
He began experimenting in film during his early teens by making short movies for family viewing at his house ("Steven Spielberg”). Steven Spielberg’s film education centered on film experience rather than a formal education of cinematography at a university. Once Steven Spielberg graduated high school he tried to get accepted to the University of Southern California, but was denied acceptance because of his low grades in high school (“Steven Spielberg”). However, this did not stop him he later attended California State College at Long Beach; he then graduated in 1970 with a bachelor’s degree in English. Steven Spielberg majored in English because the school he was attending did not have a cinematography program (“Steven Spielberg”). This was just the start for Steven Spielberg’s film experience and education after directing several short films his success grew. Like many directors Steven Spielberg took inspiration from the past. Steven Spielberg’s inspiration and education came from the movies he watched growing up and the methods directors used in the past to make them. The films that contributed to Steven Spielberg’s inspiration and methods of making movies includes Seven Samurai, Lawrence of Arabia, The Searchers, and It’s a Wonderful Life (“Steven Spielberg”). Although Steven Spielberg did not go to University for cinematography he brought forth some of the most memorable and

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