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Steven Spielberg
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Date of Birth: Dec 18, 1946

Country: USA

Biography: An amateur filmmaker even as a child, Spielberg became one of the youngest television directors for Universal in the 60s. A highly praised television film started up his career as a director for cinema, and quickly became one of the most popular, influential and recognizable faces in history. Spielberg has received many awards throughout his distinguished career, Winning three Academy Awards ( Being nominated for six ) and seven of his films have been nominated for the Best Picture Oscar ( Winning 1 ).

Total Titles at Criticker: 80 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated: Director (40) | Actor (36) | Writer (10)
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Ready Player One (2018)
When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune. Wade Watts finds the first clue and starts a race for the Egg. (imdb)
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The Post (2017)
A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. Inspired by true events. (imdb)
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Five Came Back (2017)
Filmmakers Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, Guillermo del Toro, Paul Greengrass and Lawrence Kasdan discuss the impact of cinema during World War II.
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Spielberg (2017)
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A documentary on the life and career of one of the most influential film directors of all time, Steven Spielberg. (imdb)
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The BFG (2016)
A girl named Sophie encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kindhearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because unlike his peers refuses to eat boys and girls. (imdb)
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Poltergeist (2015)
A tale about a family whose suburban home is invaded by angry spirits. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and take the youngest daughter, the family must come together to rescue her. (imdb)
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Everything Is Copy (2015)
A look at the life and work of writer/filmmaker Nora Ephron. (imdb)
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Bridge of Spies (2015)
An American lawyer is recruited by the CIA during the Cold War to help rescue a pilot detained in the Soviet Union. (imdb)
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Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014)
Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles looks at the remarkable genius of Orson Welles on the eve of his centenary - the enigma of his career as a Hollywood star, a Hollywood director (for some a Hollywood failure), and a crucially important independent filmmaker...
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And the Oscar Goes To... (2014)
An original documentary that gives a behind-the-scenes look at the Academy Awards and Oscar-winning films through the eyes of Hollywood insiders. (TCM)
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Milius (2013)
A look at the life of filmmaker,John Milius. (imdb)
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Drew: The Man Behind the Poster (2013)
A documentary on legendary movie-poster artist Drew Struzan. (IMDb)
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Lincoln (2012)
As the Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield and as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.
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War Horse (2011)
Follows a young man named Albert and his horse, Joey, and how their bond is broken when Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent to the trenches of World War One. Despite being too young to enlist, Albert heads to France to save his friend. (imdb)
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Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis (2011)
Kings aren't born they're made. Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis takes a contemporary look at the "King of Comedy" through never-before-seen footage, and interviews with stars like Jerry Seinfeld, Alec Baldwin, Quentin Tarantino and more. Plus, travel the world with the ever-vibrant entertainer and philanthropist as he continues his comedic reign at the ripe, young age of 85. (thefilmcatalogue.com)
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The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
Tintin and Captain Haddock set off on a treasure hunt for a sunken ship commanded by Haddock's ancestor. But someone else is in search of the ship. (imdb)
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The People vs. George Lucas (2010)
Uses a courtroom debate approach to explore the issues of filmmaking and fanaticism around one of the industry's most famous franchises and its creator. The innovative film combines filmmaker and celebrity interviews with fan films - submitted via the film's site - to make this the world's first digitally democratic feature documentary. (imdb)
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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
Famed archaeologist/adventurer Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones is called back into action when he becomes entangled in a Soviet plot to uncover the secret behind mysterious artifacts known as the Crystal Skulls. (imdb)
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Warner at War (2008)
Warner Bros. uses the movies to prepare the US for war and keep up morale on the home front during World War II. (imdb)
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A Timeless Call (2008)
U.S. Veteran tribute made for the 2008 Democratic convention. (imdb)
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Fog City Mavericks (2007)
A look at the careers of famous San Francisco Bay Area filmmakers, specifically those of Francis Ford Coppola, Clint Eastwood, and George Lucas.
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The Visions of Stanley Kubrick (2007)
A concise look at some of the more bizarre visual aspects of The Shining. Through interviews with collaborators, current filmmakers and authors, we'll examine how Kubrick used his unique brand of visual storytelling to convey madness, evil, and the power of the supernatural without relying on dialog or conventional exposition. As much as any film he ever made, The Shining illustrates Kubrick's talent for using the language of pure cinema to tell his stories. (imdb)
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Spielberg On Spielberg (2007)
Steven Spielberg talks about his career in film-making.
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Great Bolshy Yarblockos! Making
In this documentary, we follow Kubrick as he creates one of the most controversial films of all time, one that retains its power to shock audiences, even after 35 years. At the time of its release, A it created a firestorm of controversy. Through interviews with collaborators, filmmakers, screenwriters and authors, we come to appreciate Kubrick as an artist unafraid to take risks and court controversy, committed unwaveringly to his single-minded goal: the highest artistic quality of his films. (imdb)
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Standing on the Shoulders of Kubrick: The Legacy of 2001 (2007)
Stanley Kubrick's groundbreaking 2001: A Space Odyssey opened the door to all the films and filmmakers who followed it. Through interviews with directors such as George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Sydney Pollack - as well as special effects professionals and cultural historians - this documentary examines the legacy of Kubrick's masterpiece and its influence on science fiction films, special effects and world cinema. (imdb)
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Munich (2005)
Steven Spielberg directs an international cast in Munich, a gripping suspense thriller set in the aftermath of the massacre of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munch Olympics. This dramatic exploration inspired by true events follows a secret Israeli squad assigned to track down and kill the 11 Palestinians suspected to have planned the Munich attack -- and the personal toll this mission of revenge takes on the team and the man who led it. (Universal Pictures)
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Watch the Skies!: Science Fiction, the 1950s and Us (2005)
Directors Stephen Spielberg, George Lucas, Ridley Scott and James Cameron discuss the science fiction movies of the 1950s that influenced them.
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War of the Worlds (2005)
A contemporary retelling of H.G. Wells's seminal classic, the sci-fi adventure thriller reveals the extraordinary battle for the future of humankind through the eyes of one American family fighting to survive it. (Paramount Pictures)
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The Terminal (2004)
The Terminal tells the story of Viktor Navorski (Hanks), a visitor to New York City from Eastern Europe, whose homeland erupts in a fiery coup while he is in the air en route to America. Stranded at John F. Kennedy International Airport with a passport from nowhere, he is unauthorized to actually enter the United States and must improvise his days and nights in the terminal's international transit lounge until the war at home is over... (DreamWorks)
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A Legacy of Filmmakers: The Early Years of American Zoetrope (2004)
The story about the beginnings of Francis Ford Coppola's production company American Zoetrope and it's try to change the Hollywood system.
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The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing (2004)
A look into the evolution, importance and current role of film editors. (doctor7)
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Survivors of the Shoah: Visual History Foundation (2004)
11 minute introduction to the Visual History Foundation and the work being done to document and archive the first-person histories of the remaining Survivors of the Shoah (imdb)
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Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust (2004)
Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust is a documentary which examines how filmmakers reacted to German scapegoating of Jews before, during, and after the war, ranging from the boldness of Confessions of a Nazi Spy and The Mortal Storm (both of which were produced before America entered the war) to more oblique statements during the war itself, and then finally leading to an honest portrayal of the full consequences of the Holocaust beginning in the '50s. (New York Times)
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Double Dare (2004)
Documentary following two stunt women in very different phases of their lives. One is just getting started in her career. The other just ending her career. The help they give each other, the lessons they learn together and how they survive.
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The Stunts of
The men who created Indiana Jones and the those who performed the stunt work look on the ground breaking action sequences from the first three Indiana Jones films.
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The Sound of
Ben Burtt reveals which sounds he and his team at Skywalker Sound recorded to incorporate into the Indiana Jones trilogy.
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Robert Capa: In Love and War (2003)
A documentary about the life of famed war photographer Robert Capa. (imdb)
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The Music of
In this 2003 featurette, John Williams recalls composing the music for the first three Indiana Jones pictures and alludes to the possibility of scoring a fourth.
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Indiana Jones: Making the Trilogy (2003)
George Lucas and Steven Spielberg tell the struggles and the passion for making the Indiana Jones Trilogy.
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The Light and Magic of
The men from ILM who contributed to the special effect work of the first three Indiana Jones pictures look back and reveal some of their secrets.
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Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Frank W. Abagnale (DiCaprio) worked as a doctor, a lawyer and as a co-pilot for a major airline -- all before his 21st birthday. A master of deception, he was also a brilliant forger, whose skill at check fraud had netted him millions of dollars in stolen funds. FBI agent Carl Hanratty (Hanks) has made it his prime mission to capture Frank and bring him to justice, but Frank is always one step ahead of him, baiting him to continue the chase. (DreamWorks)
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Minority Report (2002)
An action-detective thriller set in Washington, D.C. in 2054, where police utilize a psychic technology to arrest and convict murderers before they commit their crime.
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The Making of
A look behind the scenes during the making of "Band of Brothers".
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A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
A highly advanced robotic boy longs to become "real" so that he can regain the love of his human mother.
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Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001)
The career and life of Stanley Kubrick is explored through pictures, clips from his films, his old home movies, comments from his colleagues and a narration by Tom Cruise. (imdb)
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Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Opening with the Allied invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944, members of the 2nd Ranger Battalion under Cpt. Miller fight ashore to secure a beachhead. Amidst the fighting, two brothers are killed in action. Earlier in New Guinea, a third brother is KIA. Their mother, Mrs. Ryan, is to receive all three of the grave telegrams on the same day... (imdb)
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Amistad (1997)
Based on a true story, a group of enslaved Africans aboard the slaveship La Amistad overtake the ship and attempt to return to their homeland. When the ship is seized, the captives are brought to the United States where an enthralling courtroom battle ensues that captures the attention of the entire nation while confronting the very foundation of the American justice system. (DreamWorks)
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The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
It has been four years since the disaster at Jurassic Park and two groups are in a race against time that will determine the fate of the remote island's prehistoric inhabitants.
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High Incident (1996)
A fast paced look at life for the officers of the El Camino Police Department, High Incident takes the viewers into the trenches with the street police officers, where the war on crime is being fought, one criminal at a time, and the casualties are mounting up. (imdb)
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The Making of
Behind-the-scenes look at the making of "Jurassic Park" narrated by James Earl Jones.
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Your Studio and You (1995)
A parody of 1950s corporate/industrial films, commissioned by Universal Pictures executives after the studio's purchase by Seagrams, and featuring cameos by many stars and directors. (imdb)
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The Making of Steven Spielberg
The cast and crew of the classic movie discuss its production and cultural impact.
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Jurassic Park (1993)
Featuring incredible special effects and action-packed drama, Jurassic Park takes you to a remote island where an amazing theme park with living dinosaurs is about to turn deadly, as five people must battle to survive among the prehistoric predators. (Universal Pictures)
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Schindler
Steven Spielberg's epic drama tells the compelling true story of German businessman Oskar Schindler (Neeson) who comes to Nazi-occupied Poland looking for economic prosperity and leaves as a savior. (History in Film)
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Hook (1991)
When Capt. Hook kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan must return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old enemy (imdb)
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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Chapter 25 in the complete adventures of Indiana Jones has it all: the fedora, the bullwhip, the ophidiophobia (fear of snakes)! This time, Indy (Ford) is on a perilous hunt for the Holy Grail with none other than his cantankerous dad (Connery). Father and son have rarely seen eye to eye. But if the adventure they share can't bridge the generation gap, nothing can. (Paramount)
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Always (1989)
A romantic adventure about a legendary pilot's passion for dare-devil firefighting and his girl. (imdb)
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Empire of the Sun (1987)
A young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II. (imdb)
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The Goonies (1985)
A group of kids embark on a wild adventure after finding a pirate treasure map (imdb)
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The Color Purple (1985)
A black Southern woman struggles to find her identity after suffering abuse from her father and others over four decades.
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Amazing Stories (1985)
Truly amazing, and sometimes odd, stories are narrated.
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The Making of
TV documentary about the making of 'The Goonies'. (imdb)
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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
After arriving in India, Indiana Jones is asked by a desperate village to find a mystical stone. He agrees, and stumbles upon a secret cult plotting a terrible plan in the catacombs of an ancient palace (imdb)
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Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
Four horror/sci-fi segments directed by four famous directors which are their own versions of classic stories from Rod Serling's landmark television series. (imdb)
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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
A group of Earth children help a stranded alien botanist return home (imdb)
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Poltergeist (1982)
A family's home is haunted by a host of ghosts. (imdb)
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Room 666 (1982)
Room 666 (1982) - TV Movie
During the 1982 Cannes Film Festival, Wenders asks a number of film directors from around the world to get, each one at a time, into a hotel room, turn on the camera and sound recorder, and, in solitude, answer a simple question: "What is the future of cinema?". (imdb)
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Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
You're in for thrills as Indiana Jones (Ford) confronts snakes, Nazis and one astonishing cliffhanger after another -- all topped off by the discovery and opening of the mystical Ark of the Covenant. (Paramount)
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1941 (1979)
Hysterical Californians prepare for a Japanese invasion in the days after Pearl Harbor. (imdb)
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Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
A line worker, after a encounter with UFO's, feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen. (imdb)
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Jaws (1975)
In 1975, director Steven Spielberg brought Peter Benchley's best-selling novel to the screen with stunning power and unbearable suspense. Jaws left an indelible mark upon the movie-going (and beach-going!) public, distilling a sea of fear from these five words: "Don't go in the water." Once the terror begins, Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss and Robert Shaw must join forces on a desperate quest to destroy a killer embodying nearly three tons of white death. (Universal Pictures)
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The Sugarland Express (1974)
Lou-Jean, a blonde woman, tells her husband, who is imprisoned, to escape. They plan to kidnap their own child... (imdb)
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Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies (1973)
Story of a 1920s stunt flyer and the son he takes on the road with him. (imdb)
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Savage (1973)
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A TV reporter investigates compromising photographs of a nominee to the Supreme Court.
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Something Evil (1972)
Some supernatural hokum taking place on a farm in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. (John Stanley's Creature Features Movie Guide Strikes Again)
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Columbo: Murder by the Book (1971)
Ken Franklin and James Ferris have become rich as the writing duo of the popular Mrs. Melville mystery novels. In reality, James Ferris writes the novels, while Ken Franklin handles all the publicity. When Jim wants to try serious writing on his own, Ken comes up with what he believes is a foolproof scheme to kill his partner and collect on the insurance policy they have on each other. What Ken Franklin doesn't count on is a rumpled police lieutenant who won't be led astray...and a witness. (IMDb.com)
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Duel (1971)
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A business commuter is pursued and terrorized by a malevolent driver of a massive tractor-trailer (imdb)
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Directed by John Ford (1971)
Interviewing some of Ford's most frequent collaborators, Bogdanovich examines the life and films of one of America's greatest directors.
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Night Gallery (1969)
In the pilot of the television series "Night Gallery" (1970), Rod Serling introduces three separate paintings, each with its own story of uncanny vengeance against evil to tell... (imdb)
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Amblin
Amblin' (1968) - Short Film
Two wanderers, a young man and a young woman, meet in the desert and decide to travel on together. The two travellers walk and hitch-hike their way down the road to their destination, the beach, becoming friends and lovers. (imdb)
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