Original Name: Poltergeist
Direction: Tobe Hooper
Script: Steven Spielberg, Michael Grais and Mark Victor
Length: 114 minutes
|Spielberg, Craig Nelson and James Karen|
Whether you're a movie buff or not, with certainty one of the movies produced by Spielberg pleases you. Just as a producer, he has participated in over 100 films, including classics such as "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial", "Back to the Future", "Schindler's List" and "Poltergeist".
In the latter, besides producing the film, Steven also wrote the screenplay and the story in wich the script was based. He is so involved with this movie that some people say that he is the real director of this feature, not Tobe Hooper.
Both have already given several interviews on the subject, always explaining that who really directed the film was Tobe. However, if you have the opportunity to see at least three Spielberg movies, and after a while, see "Poltergeist", you will realize that most of the scenes "scream" the name of Steven.
The major thing that shows this in the movie is the strong nationalism, always present in Spielberg films. The movie begins playing the anthem of the U.S., showing, in the remaining minutes, other things that resemble the country: the White House, the statue of Abraham Lincoln and the cover of a book, where there is the american flag and the name of Ronald Reagan, former actor and, in that time, president of the United States.
Paralel to that, we also can see the presence of some objects that are related to "Star Wars", such as Darth Vader's face on the shelf above the bed of Robbie Freeling (Oliver Robins) and the image of Chewbacca printed on the red jacket that Robbie uses to cover the clown who dreads.
For those unaware, Steven always wanted to direct Star Wars. "I've asked him [George Lucas]. He won't let me do one. But I understand why - Star Wars is George's baby ", says .
Note: Steven and George still are friends today and continue beautiful as ever.
 Quoted from: http://www.starwarsfaq.com