Occasional Criticon 16th May 2003, 6:27pm | Permalink
Hey Jaszalcatraz, Personally I don't think Spielberg is a great director. Except for ET and Schindler's list , There isn't much in his portfolio. Hanks is no big deal either. Let's just say that he got lucky with those oscars and I think he was grossly miscast in CMIYC. I expect perfection when I walk into a movie made by Kurosawa / Kubrick / Renoir / Hitchcock / Wilder. Definitely not Spielberg.
We know Steven Spielberg loves to pay attention to every detail of his film, but what in the Lord's name is the matter with the opening credit rolls of Catch Me If You Can? Shucks man, that has to be the fussiest opening sequence ever. Don't take my word for it, it's perfectly creative - but also so fussy! Anyway, if it's any consolation, it is also one of the most gripping films that we've seen in a really long time.
It's an unusually seemingly happy family that Frank Abganale Jr. (Leonardo DiCaprio) inhabits. Till the shit hits the fan and his parents file for divorce. 16-year-old Fra....