Steven Spielberg, the renowned director of numerous blockbuster films, including E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, which was released in 1982, made a stunning confession about one of the changes he made to the film that has been the topic of much debate.
In a speech at Time’s 100 Summit, Spielberg spoke about his regret over editing guns out of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. He revealed that he was initially sensitive to the fact that the federal agents were approaching children with firearms exposed in the film, so he decided to replace the guns with walkie-talkies. However, he now admits that this was a mistake and that no film should be revised based on the lenses we now use to view them.
According to Spielberg, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is a product of its era and should be viewed as such. He believes that all movies are signposts of the time in which they were made and that we should not alter them to fit our current standards. Spielberg now regrets making the change and admits that he should never have messed with the archives of his own work.
“That was a mistake. I never should have done that,” Spielberg said about editing guns out of the science fiction film. “E.T. is a product of its era. No film should be revised based on the lenses we now are, either voluntarily, or being forced to peer through.”
‘THAT WAS A MISTAKE’: Legendary director Steven Spielberg blasts revising old films for modern audiences and their sensitivities, says he regrets editing guns out of a recent release of his classic sci-fi adventure film, “E.T.” https://t.co/Ziy6VOTgfT pic.twitter.com/qKRfqBBWyS
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This news has come as a surprise to many fans of the movie who have been debating the change for years. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is a classic movie that has touched the hearts of millions of people around the world. The film tells the story of an alien who gets left behind on Earth and befriends a young boy who helps him find his way home.
Despite Spielberg’s admission, the debate over the change to the film will likely continue for some time. Some fans may appreciate Spielberg’s honesty and willingness to admit his mistake, while others may believe that the original version of the film should have been left untouched.
So there you have it, folks. Steven Spielberg admits his mistake in editing E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and encourages others to avoid making the same mistake. As always, stay tuned for more celebrity and news updates from yours truly, Julia Reynolds.