Happy Birthday: Steven Spielberg

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

stevenspielberg.jpgSteven Spielberg

Born: December 18, 1946 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Married to:
Kate Capshaw (12 October 1991 – present) (5 children)
Amy Irving (27 November 1985 – 2 February 1989) (divorced) (1 child)

During an interview with Roger Ebert regarding his film Munich (2005) and the response from Jewish critics that claim it depicts Israeli and Palestinian causes as morally equivalent: Frankly, I think that’s a stupid charge. The people who attack the movie based on ‘moral equivalence’ are some of the same people who say diplomacy itself is an exercise in ‘moral equivalence’ and that war is the only answer. That the only way to fight terrorism is to dehumanize the terrorists by asking no questions about who they are and where they come from. What I believe is, every act of terrorism requires a strong response, but we must also pay attention to the causes. That’s why we…

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