I have spent a few days trying to wrap my head around GR8EST SHOWMAN and have succumbed to the fact that it's impossible. I cannot make any sense of this movie. It is unrelenting in its sincerity - so bright and hopeful and heartfelt that 1.) I can't believe it has struck such a chord with American audiences in 2018 to become the box office sensation that it is 2.) it *almost* works despite itself - there's something sick and…
Spielberg: This frame is all wrong.
Janusz Kaminski: Don't worry Steven. We'll fix it in post.
Spielberg: This *is* The Post, Janusz. That's the name of the film. So fix it.
Kaminski: No, I mean we can fix it in post production --
Spielberg: Post production? That's right now. This is the production of The Post. We've been here for weeks now.
Kaminski: I mean the editor can fix it.
Spielberg: Tom Hanks? Tom Hanks is portraying Ben Bradlee, editor-in-chief of the Post.
Spielberg: Hanks is here to act, Janusz. He's not an editor.
Kaminski: Who's on first
Spielberg: Fuck off