8 Famous Movie Directors With Trademarks You Probably Never Noticed
7. Steven Spielberg Has A Soft Spot For Shooting Stars
As Seen In... Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Saving Private Ryan, The Adventures of Tintin We know Steven Spielberg for a few well-renowned trademarks: single parents (mainly mothers), sentimentally, scores by his long-time collaborator John Williams, and characters staring intently at something with a sense of unrivalled awe (mainly aliens). What you might not have noticed, however, is the man's soft spot for including the occasional shooting star, for no other reason than... well, what's wrong with putting a shooting star in a movie, huh? But actually, there is an explanation for this trademark. Whilst making Jaws, legend has it that Spielberg and his crew accidently filmed the shooting star you can glimpse briefly in the movie - you can see it during the third act on the boat, during the night sequence, as it moves behind Brody's head. Since then, Spielberg has opted to include a shooting star in the background of his movies as a good luck charm, usually before something climatic or big happens.