TORONTO, ONTARIO - SEPTEMBER 11: Steven Spielberg speaks onstage at "The Fabelmans" Press Conference during the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 11, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)
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40 Years Later, This Exclusive E.T. Featurette Examines Spielberg's Inner Child
"E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’s" mixture of deep themes and childlike wonder makes a great watch for everyone, regardless of age. Director Steven Spielberg has been quite open over the years about how the film helped him process his parents' seemingly sudden divorce and it was meant to help showcase the complex emotions surrounding divorce to people of all ages, especially children.
"Steven Spielberg has a gift for getting inside the child in all of us," esteemed film critic Leonard Maltin says in the clip, "because he has that quality himself." "E.T." is a deeply empathetic film, and perhaps that is the reason why it has remained such an important cultural milestone.
To celebrate the 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray re-release of the classic film, Universal Pictures has provided us with a new special clip all about Spielberg’s seemingly uncanny ability to create dynamic child characters.

Click the ‘Read Full Story’ link below to watch the featurette about Spielberg and his connection to his inner child: