HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 21: Steven Spielberg arrives at the 2022 TCM Classic Film Festival Opening Night 40th Anniversary Screening Of "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial…"  at TCL Chinese Theatre on April 21, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/NewsMagic)
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10 Moments In Steven Spielberg Movies That Blew Our Minds
By SIMON BLAND
A Bigger Boat
In “Jaws,” when a wide-eyed and visibly terrified Brody sees the size of the underwater foe and utters to Quint the classic line, "We're going to need a bigger boat," it mirrored the shocked terror of audiences. Rumor has it the line was an in-joke, referring to the troubled nature of Spielberg's shoot.
T-Rex Escape
With the power in the park cut off in “Jurassic Park,” the T-Rex is suddenly free to roam, and audiences watch it stomp its way out of its enclosure and into the wider island. It's not just doctors Alan Grant and Ian Malcolm who are left slack-jawed and agog at the wonder unfolding before their eyes.
Boulder Scene
Indiana Jones eludes a boulder that could kill him in “Raiders of The Lost Ark.” Spielberg said, "There were five shots of the rock from five different angles — each one done separately, each one done twice — so Harrison had to race the rock ten times. He won ten times. He was lucky — and I was an idiot for letting him try it."
Race Scene
In “Ready Player One,” Spielberg serves up nostalgia when our hero Parzival attempts to win a high-octane race. His car quickly unpacks into Marty McFly's iconic DeLorean roaring to life, and audiences struggle to keep up with the countless fun nods to other key movies of the '80s and '90s as the kinetic scene progresses.
Close Finale
In the final act of “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” Roy goes to a remote site where the government is making first contact with an alien mothership. Communicating through the universal medium of music, the sequence is as compelling as it is bizarre, cementing composer John Williams' synths as synonymous with otherworldly life.