I read Michael Fleming‘s Deadline story about Steven Spielberg bailing on American Sniper. Four of the five basic w’s of journalism — Who, What, When and Where — are answered for the most part, but the Why feels threadbare. “Spielberg couldn’t square his vision of this movie with the budget,” Fleming writes. I wonder what really happened. Hasn’t Spielberg heard about smaller budgets having an upside because they lead to creative cost-cutting?