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Originally, Steven Spielberg was going to do a live-action adaptation of Tintin, and called Peter Jackson to ask if his VFX company Weta Digital would work on the film, in particular creating a CGI Snowy. Jackson, as it turned out, was a longtime fan of Tintin, and convinced Spielberg that live action would not do justice to the comic books, and that motion capture was the best way of representing Hergé’s world of Tintin.
The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
The mechanical shark spent most of the movie broken-down, and was unavailable for certain shots. This led Steven Spielberg to use the camera as the “shark”, and film from the shark’s point of view.
During production, the part of Abraham Lincoln is listed on the call sheet as being played by Abraham Lincoln, not Daniel Day-Lewis.
Steven Spielberg said that he did not enjoy this film as much as the rest of the Indy films, but said that it was a great experience for him because he met his future wife, Kate Capshaw, during the production of this movie.
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
Steven Spielberg shot most of the film from the eye-level of a child to further connect with Elliot and E.T.
ET: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Steven Spielberg wore a suit and tie every day to work while directing in order to better blend in with the actors.
A baby triceratops was built for a scene where one of the kids rides it. Special effects technicians worked on this effect for a year but the scene was cut at the last minute as Steven Spielberg thought it would ruin the pacing of the film.
Jurassic Park (1993)
Indy’s battered leather jacket was actually brand new and had to be artificially aged by the costume department. There were 10 jackets for general wear and tear and stunt purposes.
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
The cast was not allowed to see the pirate ship before the scene was shot. When they did see it, some of the kids said “Holy shit!” The scene had to be re-shot without them cursing.
The Goonies (1985)
In addition to the well-known nickname of “Bruce” (named after his lawyer), Steven Spielberg also called the shark “the great white turd” due to constant breakdowns.