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    18 Easter Eggs And BTS Facts From Steven Spielberg's Films

    This Hollywood legend has had quite a history.

    Steven Spielberg has had a long and prolific career as a filmmaker, so he has plenty of interesting tales beyond what he's shown on the silver screen.

    US director Steven Spielberg attends the 40th Anniversary Screening of "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" presented on the Opening Night of the 2022 TCM Classic Film Festival at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood, April 21, 2022

    18. Spielberg hated the Jaws theme song.

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    One of the most iconic songs to come out of cinema is John Williams' haunting score to Jaws, but apparently, Spielberg was not a fan of it at first. When Williams shared his idea with him and kept playing those two notes, the director thought he was joking. To be fair, the score doesn't sound like much when it was just played on the piano. But eventually, Spielberg warmed up to it, and the song was forever burned into the minds of audiences everywhere.

    17. These are not the droids you are looking for.

    Indiana Jones grabbing the lid for the Ark's sarcophagus in "Raiders of the Lost Ark"

    16. A shining tribute

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    The biggest Easter egg in Ready Player One was when the heroes entered Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. This scene was originally supposed to be a simulation of Blade Runner, just as it was in Ernest Cline's novel. But since they couldn't get the rights to do it, Spielberg decided to use The Shining and pay tribute to Kubrick, whom he had made friends with during the making of this classic horror film.

    15. Star Wars in Saving Private Ryan

    Captain Miller and his team walking through a ruined town in "Saving Private Ryan"

    14. Nedry watching Jaws

    Dennis sitting at his desk in "Jurassic Park"

    13. Captain Hook's hat

    Captain Hook in "Hook"

    12. Rexy in the Rain

    A T-Rex walking out of her paddock in "Jurassic Park"

    11. Shooting stars

    Brody on the Orca with a shooting star behind him in "Jaws"

    10. A failure to communicate

    Two Czech soldiers with their hands up in "Saving Private Ryan"

    9. Fasten your seatbelts

    Dr. Alan Grant holding two female seatbelts in "Jurassic Park"

    8. Close encounters of the ape kind

    Claude Lacombe staring at an alien in "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"

    7. The legacy of Night Skies

    Carol Anne putting her hands on a TV screen in "Poltergeist"

    6. Spielberg didn't accept pay for Schindler's List.

    The girl in the red dress walking with a crowd of Jews in "Schindler's List"

    5. The origins of Amblin'

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    You may recognize Spielberg's production company by the logo featuring Elliott and E.T. flying in front of the moon. But you may not know that the company's name was taken from another of Spielberg's earliest works: Amblin'. Released in 1968, this short film follows a couple of hitchhikers who fall in love as they travel across the Mojave Desert. After winning several festival awards, Amblin' scored Spielberg his long-term deal with Universal Television, and the rest was history.

    4. The gun is mightier than the sword.

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    Lots of people remember the scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark in which Indy shoots a swordsman ready to attack him. This was supposed to be a long and intricate fight scene, but Harrison Ford was suffering from dysentery during production and couldn't perform it. Instead, Ford suggested to Spielberg that they should just have Indy shoot the guy and walk off. You can't blame him for taking the easy way out, as he didn't want to end up becoming "Han Soiled."

    3. That Jaws line was improvised.

    Brody smoking a cigarette with the shark behind him in "Jaws"

    2. E.T. almost got a sequel.

    E.T. walking out of a toolshed in "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial"

    1. Death in The Twilight Zone

    The set of the "The Twilight Zone" film following

    Do you agree with this list? Are any other hidden details or BTS facts that I missed? Please let me know in the comments section below.