Archive for November 2nd, 2005

Pay It Forward

At the end of Steven Spielberg’s “E.T.,” as the camera captures a close-up of young Gertie (Drew Barrymore) with tears rolling down her cheeks, composer John William’s turns up the violins to emphasize the emotion of the moment. It was pure manipulation, but it worked. It worked because Spielberg is a master of manipulation. Read the rest of this entry »