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‘The Fabelmans’ Toronto Review: Steven Spielberg’s Cinematic Memoir Becomes Glorious Tribute To Art And Family
There is definitely a trend of late for film directors to take a look in thinly disguised cinematic memoirs of their early influences that shaped the artist and person they have become. Kenneth Branagh with Belfast and Paolo Sorrentino with The Hand Of God did it last year. Of course there is Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma, others over the years. Sam Mendes, while not drawing a portrait of his younger self revisits the movie palaces of his youth in another 2022 offering, Empire Of Light, which premiered last weekend at Telluride and will also hit the Toronto International Film Festival. TIFF is also where the man I recently described as the GOAT, Steven Spielberg, has chosen to debut his own story where the names have been changed but the story is  clearly his. The Fabelmans basically chronicling his early Jewish family life and infatuation with making movies  had its World Premiere Saturday night, the first of Spielberg’s directed movies ever to premiere at a film festival. This one seems entirely appropriate, and it has been gestating in the director’s head ever since he and his co-writer Tony Kushner started kicking it around during the making of Lincoln over a decade ago. He says he finally made it primarily as a way to bring his late parents Leah and Arnold (to whom the film is dedicated) somehow back to his life. Movies can do that, and no one knows it better than Steven Spielberg.
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Writers Guild Awards: 2022 Winners List (Updating Live)
**WINNER.Original Screenplay“Being the Ricardos,” written by Aaron Sorkin“Don’t Look Up,” screenplay by Adam McKay, story by Adam McKay & David Sirota“The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun,” screenplay by Wes Anderson, story by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola & Hugo Guinness & Jason Schwartzman“King Richard,” written by Zach Baylin“Licorice Pizza,” written by Paul Thomas AndersonAdapted Screenplay** WINNER “CODA”, screenplay by Siân Heder, based on the original motion picture “La Famille Belier” directed by Eric Lartigau, written by Victoria Bedos, Stanislas Carree de Malberg, Eric Lartigau and Thomas Bidegain“Dune,” screenplay by Jon Spaihtsand Denis Villeneuveand Eric Roth, based on the novel “Dune” written by Frank Herbert“Nightmare Alley,” screenplay by Guillermo del Toro & Kim Morgan, based on the novel by William Lindsay Gresham“tick…tick…BOOM!,” screenplay by Steven Levenson, based on the play by Jonathan Larson“West Side Story,” screenplay by Tony Kushner, based on the stage play, book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, play conceived, directed and choreographed by Jerome RobbinsDocumentary Screenplay“Becoming Cousteau,”written by Mark Monroe & Pax Wasserman** WINNER “Exposing Muybridge,” written by Marc Shaffer“Like a Rolling Stone: The Life & Times of Ben Fong-Torres,”written by Suzanne Joe KaiDrama Series“The Handmaid’s Tale,” written by Yahlin Chang, Nina Fiore, Dorothy Fortenberry, Jacey Heldrich, John Herrera, Bruce Miller, Aly Monroe, Kira Snyder, Eric Tuchman “Loki,” written by Bisha K.
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