Flashback: Watch George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, and Martin Scorsese Discuss the Future of Movies in 1990

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George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, and Martin Scorsese are three of the most influential filmmakers of all time, and they have been for quite a while.  In a fun little blast from the past, an old video has surfaced in which Lucas, Spielberg, and Scorsese discuss the future of the movies and their careers—in 1990.  The late, great Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel interviewed the three directors at the beginning of the 1990s to talk about what they saw coming for the next couple of decades, and it’s a fascinating watch.  Scorsese says he’s looking to make a period romance soon (that would be 1993’s Age of Innocence), Spielberg discusses having not made an adult movie (that would change after the failure of 1991’s Hook), and Lucas reveals that he’s working on a new Star Wars trilogy that would take place before the events of the original films.

Hit the jump to check out the 48-minute video, which is most definitely worth a watch if only to see Spielberg’s strange hairstyle choice.

Via Movies.com.

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  • stefan

    Wow Scorsese is almost unrecognizable…..

    • Iseeutoo

      no he looks the same just a bit younger.

  • Matt

    This is honestly mind boggling. I mean, I guess there were likely other industry experts predicting the same sort of things, but these guys were on the money about so much.

    I really do wonder what we’ll be saying 20 years from now. Perhaps the only movies being released to theaters will be blockbusters. I just hope someone who cares emphasizes smaller pictures at the very least in cities. Watching a great small film on the computer or television is great, but there is still something to seeing it in theaters.

    • Gerard Kennelly

      the 3 asked the actor david thewlis for a private audience
      after they saw his performance
      in my favorite movie “NAKED”
      they asked him a million questions about his character
      spielberg went on to cast him in ‘war horse’

  • http://thenonessentials.blogspot.com/ Sean Chandler

    That was a pretty amazing video. Thank you for sharing.

  • Stuntman Mike

    Wonderful to watch. And I also miss Gene and Roger so much. They were the only critics I really ever liked.

  • Bxbomber

    The hdtv and the threat it might play was fascinating to watch.also stevens view on how even the smell of popcorn plays a role in the experience of watching a movie in the theaters…GREAT VID . Thanks for sharing

    • Gerard Kennelly

      the smell of popcorn.. even if you are watching HUNGER (fassbender)
      ha ha ha

  • FE

    This is so damn interesting. First, the fact that Spielberg had this long developing passion to make a Howard Hughes film, and it turns out his contemporary Scorsese eventually made it happen (which turned out to be a great movie IMO, wonder what the formers would have looked like?). Then you have the fast forwarding through commercials of the era with the squiggly lines, man this takes me back and is something you just don’t experience anymore. Finally, the VHS tape this is presented on makes the entire documentary so much more ironic, as this copy which someone recorded is now being preserved through a digital medium that can last forever, yet the original copy of this is probably locked away rotting, even after discussing the very topic with these directing greats. Thank you for posting.

    • melissa

      is this is so interesting you should have been looking it up on YT but u need COallider to scoop it up for a slow news day post…click scam.

      If you think things like tis are so interesting why not search them in yer own free time instead of wathing porn and masturbating to iron man and man of steel…..there is a lot of great stuff that is ALREADY out there without websites needing a daily post requirment digging them up.

      • FE

        Seriously? Attacking me for absolutely nothing, ok then.. Read slowly now – Tearing down anonymous people on the Internet for kicks really paints a clear picture of a sad individual who will just never understand how wrong and annoying they really are, and always will be, because they have limited brainpower, and should probably take a nap. Now I laugh at you.

    • Gerard Kennelly

      that year at the oscars
      clint was the only performance not based on a real person

      the aviator
      hotel rwanda
      ray
      walk the line
      million dollar baby

  • tertiaryintervention

    Was Scorsese talking about Dracula?

    • Gerard Kennelly

      out of respect for the victims families
      gary oldman turned down a chance to play Charles Manson

  • Melissa

    I had JUST watched this on youtube and this is yet another CLICK SCAM

    slow news day. so they go and find things on youtube and post it on their website and get clicks for it?????

  • Robert Woods

    I find it a little sad the first ad that’s fast-forwarded through is for kodak film…

  • mattritchey

    This was fantastic. Thank you!

  • stylus59

    great! it was interesting to watch especially the bit on film preservation because it remains a prevalent issue up to now

    • Gerard Kennelly

      that reminds me
      i bought NOSFERATU on dvd and it is on my ‘to watch’ dvd pile

  • Gerard Kennelly

    since 1990 he did..
    HOOK
    JURASSIC PARK
    SCHINDLERS LIST
    AMISTAD
    SAVING PRIVATE RYAN
    Ai
    MINORITY REPORT
    CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
    THE TERMINAL
    WAR OF THE WORLDS
    MUNICH
    CRYSTAL SKULL
    TINTIN
    WAR HORSE
    LINCOLN
    he is working on.. INDIANA JONES 5
    since 1990 he did..
    GOODFELLAS
    CAPE FEAR
    THE AGE OF INNOCENCE
    CASINO
    KUNDUN
    BRINGING OUT THE DEAD
    GANGS OF NY
    THE AVIATOR
    THE DEPARTED
    SHINE A LIGHT
    SHUTTER ISLAND
    BOARDWALK EMPIRE
    HUGO
    WOLF WALL STREET
    he is working on..SINATRA and SILENCE
    since 1990 he did..
    PHANTOM MENACE
    ATTACK CLONES
    REVENGE SITH
    CRYSTAL SKULL
    RED TAILS
    he is working on.. INDIANA JONES 5 and STAR WARS 7 ,8 and 9

  • KryptonianWarrior

    Man I miss the 80′s and 90′s. It was a great time to be a kid.

    • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

      concur. the 80′s was the golden age for the cinema.

      • Matt1

        Yup! Goonies, Back to the Future, Gremlins… Even as just a producer, Spielberg RULED the 80′s!!!

      • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

        Batteries not included, Amazing stories series (with the wonderful theme composed by John Williams), Innerspace, … should we go on ?

        that being said about Steven Spielberg, who was without any contest a gifted man, until Crystal skull, we must say also that Joe Dante was an amazing director in the 80′s. (small soldiers, Gremlins, Innerspace, explorers,)

  • poppincherry

    The future of movies?
    To VOD or not to VOD
    To Prequel or not to Prequel
    To Re-boot or not to Re-boot.
    To Post convert to 3-D or not to Post convert to 3-D
    There’s your goddamn future of movies.

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