Show #31: Pre-show Discussion

Show #31 will be about the classic 1982 film, Poltergeist, directed by Tobe Hooper, and produced and co-written by Steven Spielberg.

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  1. One of the interesting things about this film is that it has Spelberg’s fingerprints all over it. Most people in fact just assume its a Spelberg film.

  2. Agreed, Nigel. It’s very much a Spielberg film.

    I’m seeing parallels with ET (young kids with metaphysical companions) and Close Encounters (families in crisis for inexplicable reasons).

    It’s even got a happy ending, and I don’t think that was Tobe Hooper’s influence.

  3. P.S. Anyone else notice how much Tobe Hooper is starting to look like Steven Spielberg?


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