End Credits Show Notes for Wednesday March 1, 2023 (Episode #286)

This week on End Credits, we’re going to talk about movie magic. Of course, that’s essentially the basis of this show, but on this episode we’re deconstructing some of that magic with the person more credited than most with creating it. We’re going to review The Fabelmans and we’re also going to turn a famous director’s illustrious career into a game.

This Wednesday, March 1, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Tim Phillips will discuss:

The Spielberg Draft. We’ve talked a lot about Steven Spielberg on this show, and why wouldn’t we because if you grew up anytime during the 70s and afterwards then Spielberg has been a pretty big part of your pop culture experience. This week, we will draft what we think is the best work for the director from each of the last five decades, or “Spielb-eras”, and come up with another definitive list of the best from the Greatest of All Time (?).

The Fabelmans (2022). In Steven Spielberg’s 34th movie, he finally turns the camera on himself. A lot of Spielberg’s movies have been about some aspect of the director’s inner-life, but The Fabelmans is very explicitly *his* story, and that of his family. In the 1950s, young Sammy Fabelman is taken to The Greatest Show on Earth, the Oscar-winning movie, and he’s set on a course that will take him to the upper strata of Hollywood, but not before his family breaks up and apart, which would further inform Sammy’s – Steven’s – vision. So how does this one rank?

End Credits is on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca Wednesday at 3 pm.

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