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on 4 Mar 2009 03:14

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Spielberg and the absent father

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1. The Sugarland Express (1974)
Lou Jean (Goldie Hawn) breaks her husband (and father of her children) out of jail.
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2. Jaws (1975)
Chief Brody (Roy Scheider) is obssessed on getting the shark, leaving his family on a second place.
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3. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) drifts further and further away from his wife and children after he sees the UFO.
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4. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ar... (1981)
Marion's father, Abner Ravenwood died shortly before Indy gets to Nepal to see him.
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5. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Elliot's mom raises him, his brother and his little sister alone.
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6. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
Short Round's parents died when Japan bombed Shanghai.
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7. The Color Purple (1985)
Celie (Whoopi Goldberg) was sexually abused by her father, forcing her to leave home.
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8. Empire of the Sun (1987)
Jamie Graham (Christian Bale) is separated from his parents after the Japanese attack in China during World War II.
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9. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Henry Jones Sr. (Sean Connery) is the absent father who returns after more than twenty years away.
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10. Always (1989)
I've seen this film a long time ago, and I can't remember any major father issues here. Anybody??
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11. Hook (1991)
Peter Banning (Robin Williams) is a workaholic father who gives little attention to his kids.
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12. Jurassic Park (1993)
We never see Alex and Tim's parents who seem to be always busy for them, that would explain the connection they have with their grandfather (Richard Attenborough).

And Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) isn't exactly too keen on children initially.
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13. Schindler's List (1993)
Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson) is like a father figure for the Jews he saved from death.
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14. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) is a divorced father who has (against his will) to spend a few days with his daughter Kelly (Vanessa Lee Chester).
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15. Amistad (1997)
Cinque (Djimon Hounsou) is forced to be the absent father, separated from his wife and kids in Africa to work as a slave in the United States.
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16. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
The battalion who goes after Private Ryan, led by Capt. Miller (Tom Hanks) are people who left their families behind.
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17. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
David (Haley Joel Osment) has two father figures: Prof. Hobby (William Hurt) his creator and Henry Swinton (Sam Robards) who 'buys' him to be in his family, and he's abandoned by both.
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18. Minority Report (2002)
John Anderton (Tom Cruise) is a desperate father who can't get over the disappearence of his son many years ago.
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19. Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Frank Abagnale Jr. (Leonardo DiCaprio) has to leave his father (Christopher Walken), in due to his 'alternative' life style.
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20. The Terminal (2004)
Viktor Navorski (Tom Hanks) goes to the United States to fulfill the last wish of his deceased father.
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21. War of the Worlds (2005)
Ray Ferrier (Tom Cruise) is the divorced father who has to spend a weekend with his children, and that's exactly when the alien attack begins.
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22. Munich (2005)
Avner (Eric Bana) is forced to leave his pregnant wife to do some dirty work (misled) for the Iraeli Government.
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23. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal... (2008)
Indy (Harrison Ford) had an absent father in the Last Crusade, and now he is the absent father in the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
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24. War Horse (2011)
This probably has some daddy issues as well. Let's wait and see.
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A subject always present in the Spíelberg films. Sometimes as the major plot, sometimes as just a detail in the story, but always there.

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Comments

Posted: 6 years, 4 months ago at Mar 6 12:02
uma analogia cinematográfica mais perfeitas que já vi XD
Será que Freud explica essa neura do Tio Steven?
Posted: 5 years ago at Jun 21 4:32
Wow!!
Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Feb 14 16:34
He should actually switch off his play station and start directing.

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