Responses to Spielberg Poll

Given to Indiewire in March 2013:

THE SPIELBERG POLL

AI-boy&mother

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BEST FILM
You may vote for up to 5 films.

1. A.I. Artificial Intelligence
2. 1941
3. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
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BEST DIRECTING JOB
You may vote for up to 5 films.

1941-ferriswheel

1. 1941
2. A.I. Artificial Intelligence
3. Close Encounters of the Third Kind

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BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE
You get five votes. Remember to list both an actor’s name and the title of the film he or she appears in.

AI-Davids

1. Haley Joel Osment (David) in A.I. Artificial Intelligence
2. John Belushi (Captain Wild Bill Kelso) in 1941

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BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE
You get five votes. Remember to list both an actor’s name and the title of the film he or she appears in.

AI-boy&Teddy

1. Teddy (teddy bear/prop/special effect) in A.I. Artificial Intelligence
2. Jude Law (Gigolo Joe) in A.I. Artificial Intelligence


BEST SCENE
You get five votes. Feel free to include an explanation of why a certain scene/moment/sequence made your list.

1. last scene in A.I. (emotional virtuosity and bleakness)
2. restaurant sequence in 1941 (technical virtuosity and exhilaration)


BEST HERO
You get five votes. Include the character name and the film in which he/she appears.

1. Haley Joel Osment (David) in A.I. Artificial Intelligence


BEST VILLAIN
You get five votes. Include the character name and the film in which he/she appears.

AI-Hurt

1. William Hurt (Hobby) in A.I. Artificial Intelligence


BEST SHOT
You get five votes. Feel free to include an explanation of why a certain visual made your list.

AI-inbedatend

1. last shot in A.I. Artificial Intelligence: the quintessential Spielberg moment, going to bed with your mother in the suburbs, with Crate & Barrel furnishings and a teddy bear looking on — also the very last gasp and trace of the human race, in this particular story


BEST SCREENPLAY
You get five votes.

1. A.I. Artificial Intelligence


WORST FILM
You get five votes. Now that we’ve highlighted the best, which five Steven Spielberg films make up the opposite end of the spectrum?

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1. Lincoln
2. The War of the Worlds

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