This Fandor video — produced, written and cut by Kevin B. Lee — explores a persistent Steven Spielberg signature that has been used, over and over and over, for close to 40 years. For me it provides an understanding of a kind of hacksmanship. I fell in love with Spielberg’s awe-face when I first saw Close Encounters in ’77 — we all did — but after a decade or two I got sick of it. Haven’t we all by now? No, argues Lee — “Spielberg face” is our own.
Note to chronic complainers: Lee’s video was uploaded yesterday and I thought it was worth kicking around…that’s all.