‘Maintaining My Virginity Has Given Me Incredible Powers’: 5 Questions With Steven Spielberg
The architect of dozens of iconic movies, Steven Spielberg essentially invented the blockbuster and has changed Hollywood forever. We asked the renowned director five questions about his storied career, and his answers will blow you away.
1. Where do you get the ideas for your movies?
I get my ideas from things I see in my everyday life. One time I was walking on the beach, and I saw a huge shark eating someone with its enormous jaws. I saw that, and I thought, “What if that shark was a man, and instead of eating people, he searched for lost artifacts and battled the Nazis with a whip?” The next day I started work on Indiana Jones. You never know where inspiration can be hiding.
2. What do you think has most contributed to your success as a filmmaker?
Maintaining my virginity for my entire life has given me incredible divine powers from heaven. I have kept my body pure from desires of the flesh, and as a result, God has sent his blessings down upon me. Because I have remained a virgin, God has granted me the ability to hold my breath for six minutes at a time. This has enabled me to shoot several scenes in Raiders Of The Lost Ark underwater, which really made that film great. If I hadn’t been a virgin, God wouldn’t have allowed me to hold my breath for six minutes, and Raiders Of The Lost Ark would have been a mediocre film completely lacking any scenes that take place underwater.
3. What is a common misconception people have about your work?
People often think that E.T. went on to live a long and happy life after he left Earth at the end of the movie, but that simply is not the case. The moment that E.T. boards his spaceship, his fellow aliens immediately kill him for failing in his mission to steal one of Elliott’s sweatshirts. E.T. is the saddest movie I ever made.
4. What was it like working with Harrison Ford on the Indiana Jones series?
Like many actors in the early 1980s, when Harrison Ford heard that an actor had just been elected president, he assumed it was him. It made shooting the movie difficult, as Harrison was constantly trying to call foreign dignitaries and order missile strikes between takes. We had to cobble most of his dialogue from him shouting, “Now Harrison’s the president,” as he refused to read his lines, claiming that the U.S. Constitution forbade the president from engaging in archaeology. Harrison is the best actor I’ve ever worked with by far.
5. What’s your favorite part about being a filmmaker?
They let me keep the plastic E.T. puppet, and if you rub sunscreen on the plastic E.T. puppet, the plastic E.T. puppet will reward you by telling an interesting fact about insects. I love to learn about insects, so I always make sure I have plenty of sunscreen to rub all over E.T. I can’t imagine doing any other job.
Warnings: Swearing, drinking. Somewhere between angsty and fluffy and with mentions of smut.
Summary: With a broken team, and a broken heart, Tony Stark has no one else to rely on but (Y/N) (Y/L/N), a long time friend that has endured and coped with him more times than any friend would. Upon drinks, sad movies and a harmless 20 Questions game, the most hidden feelings arise.
A/N: I like this a lot. Bear it with me.
If you said you weren’t surprised by the
message you got that morning, you’d be a fucking liar. You were indeed
surprised, and with good reason. You hadn’t seen Tony Stark in a year or two,
only quick texting once or twice a week just to catch up on your lives, but now
he was inviting you to his place to watch a movie, “for old times’ sake”.
Movies with him never ended up well, or at
least, they didn’t use to. Sex is all there was in a movie night with him;
well, sex and guilt. You were head over heels for such a long time that you
couldn’t even recall the moment when you first started to feel that, but now
you had grown up, and you were more or less sure that your feelings were a
mature thing that could be controlled.
You waited in the elevator the excruciating
moments before getting to where he needed you. FRIDAY, his artificial assistant
was very kind to tell you that he was eager to see you; you too were eager, but
still very afraid of what was going to happen next.
Poison blasted from the speakers, and you were
suddenly taken ages back, when you two were at his place, drinking and laughing
and then… going at it. You couldn’t help but smiling at the memory, and when
you saw Tony looking at you, your heart just stopped. He had not change a thing, and if anything, he
was even more handsome than you remembered.
“What a sight for sore eyes are you.” He smiled
as he took the long distance to hug you so tight that he could’ve broken your
“You’re so full of shit.”
The drinks started to come up and the saddest
movie you had ever seen showed up on the huge TV he owned. You two stayed in silence
for a while, really taking into every detail of the movie. You were not used to
watch these kind of movies with him, let alone watch any movie. You two
invented Netflix and chill before there was any Netflix whatsoever. That until
he recommended a Twenty Questions game. You started.
“Question number one. How are you?” You asked.
“Fucked. My friends are gone, my ex-girlfriend
doesn’t want me and she doesn’t even want to see me anymore. One of my best
friends is on a fucking wheelchair and everything has just gone to shit.”
“That’s just sad.” You shook your head.
“Number two, did you miss me?” He gave you a
“Can’t say I didn’t.” You shrugged innocently.
And as the movie went on, and the bottles of
beer emptied, you two had gained more and more false confidence to ask each
other the most inappropriate questions that your drunken minds could possible
think of. But things started to get very awkward and you completely lost the
focus on the movie.
“Question number ten,” he took the beer to his
lips and sipped from it, “what is it that you think I should know right now?”
“You just don’t know how to love, Stark.” You
sighed, keeping your eyes on the screen, trying hard not to look at him,
because if you did, you’d surely tell him everything in your mind. “You destroy
everything you love. So that’s why I’m sure you don’t love me enough.”
“Not true.” He retorted, pausing the movie.
“It is. I would never be like Pep because our
friendship is always coming and going. I mean… you tore her apart man. I don’t
wanna be mean, but you gotta admit it… You had everything in your hands to not
fuck shit up and… you did. You went along this destructive path as you have
“What do you mean?” Tony asked.
“After what happened in New York, you told me
Pepper wanted you to slow down with the avenging life, right?” He nodded. “That
she wanted to have a more or less normal relationship with an abnormal man like
yourself, right?” He nodded again. “Well, what did you do? Destroyed a bunch of
suits just to build more. Or at least enhance the one you’d stay with and blow
up an entire city.”
“I don’t get the point.”
“She gave you the chance to stop this madness,
and you didn’t. And once you were a hundred times more PSTD fucked up, you
tried to amend your relationship but she was done with it. Tony, it’s your
fault that she’s gone.”
“Thank you,” Tony huffed, “silly me for wanted
to have some Netflix and chill with you.”
“You can’t possibly think that you can bribe me
into a good movie and a pity fuck afterwards.” You laughed, placing a hand on
your chest. “I would have fallen for that three years ago. Tony, I got older
and I have a little self-respect now.”
“You would’ve?” He asked, furrowing his brow in
confusion. It took you a second to realize what you had said.
“I would.” Oh
fuck it. Good thing you were old enough now to be able to talk about your
still burning feelings in a way more civilized and controlled way. “I like you
Tony, my passion for you burns with the intensity of a thousand suns… and yes I
took that from a cartoon, but it ain’t that wrong.” Tony fell speechless, and
you called it your cue to break the news down to him. Years of friendship would
be probably be ruined, but fuck it, you were going big and probably going home
after this. “Remember when we were fuck buddies? Well, it all went to shit for
me, because we knew each other so damn well and sex was like the next step for
us and I always thought you’d end up feeling the same thing for me but
apparently you did not.” You rolled your eyes. “And it’s totally fine! Don’t
get me wrong. This friendship we have is probably ruined because I never told
you this until now and because I started acting weird after I got the feelings,
but you have your fair share too, I mean… you could’ve asked what happened, and
you never did. And I’m sorry… I’m gonna have to go.”
You were getting ready to leave, you had even
taken your bag from the countertop and your jacket from the hanger next to the
door, and as they opened for you, Tony started running behind you to grab your
arm and make you turn around.
“Question number eleven, was any of this true?”
You nodded a silent response. “Twelve, why didn’t you say anything?”
“It had no use.” You shook your head. “You were
head over heels for Pepper.” You shrugged. “Can I go? I really wanna go home.”
“(Y/N), you dropped this bomb and you want to
go home without any further explanation? Do you think I’m an idiot?”
“What’s the use of even explaining you now?”
You asked in exhaustion. “You’re still in love with Pepper and I’m gonna die
alone! So what?”
“Thirteen, do you still like me?” He asked.
“Yes.” You nodded. “Fourteen, did you ever feel
something for me?”
“Yes. I did.” He sighed. “Fifteen, what do we
“I have no fucking clue.” Your bottom lip
trembled, he was getting closer and your knees started to weaken. “Sixteen…”
you paused, “do you know?”
“No.” Tony shook his head and cupped your face;
his breath brushed your lips, and as you held on to his wrists, you tried to
have as much from him as possible. The way his body tensed at your touch, his
hitching breathing and his crazy heartbeat were signals, but you were not sure
if those were the right ones.
“Seventeen. When did you feel something for
me?” Your voice was a barely audible whisper now.
“It has been like an on and off thing… Before
we even were fuck buddies I felt something for you, and then Pepper came, and
well, I’ve missed you…”
“So now I’m like your second choice?”
“Never.” You tried to escape, but your hands
were glued to his arms and he was not letting you go either. Even though his
grip was strong, his hands were tender, and they felt soft against your skin.
You longed for this contact, it had been a while since you two saw each other.
“(Y/N), you were never a second choice or a consolation prize. You wanna know
why I haven’t hurt you?”
“Because I care.”
“Eighteen. Why do you care?”
“You’ve been with me through thick and thin,
(Y/N).” His hands moved from your face to your shaky shoulders, trying to stop
you. “You’re the oldest friend I have and god knows you’re the best. Nineteen,
do you want to jump with me?”
“I do…” You sighed, moving your hands to his
chest. “Twenty…” you bit your bottom lip, “do you love me?” He nodded a silent
“I’m gonna ask another one. Twenty one, can I
kiss you again? I… I don’t wanna let you go, (Y/N). Never again.”
You didn’t reply, but you pulled him closer to
you. His lips were almost afraid of touching yours, and his hands were even
more nervous as they sneaked down your torso and to your waist. You held on to
him like never before in your life; you wanted to have him again, you wanted
him to be yours and no one else’s. You wanted all the things that harmed him to
disappear while he was in your arms.
He was broken, torn and mentally fucked up, but
you were strong enough to love him because you had loved him all your life. He
was the one who kept you up at night, and you didn’t care if he was going to
keep you up at night due to his terrible PSTD; you’d be there for him because
you wanted him to be less miserable. You wanted to make him less miserable.
“We already had the Netflix part… can we go
chill right now?” He breathed against your lips, slowly roaming up his hands
from under your shirt. “For old times’ sake?” He helped you wrap your legs
around his waist, holding you effortlessly as he had always done. “Is this a
“This is a ‘you better treat me right, Stark’”
You pressed your forehead against his and stayed there a minute, caressing his
hair and smiling like an idiot. This was everything you ever wanted, and the
jump even though seemed like jumping from the top of the Stark Tower, you were
more than willing to do it.
Onew: stares at you for a couple minutes before realizing that you’re actually crying. Tries to hold himself back from going into a fit of laughter, bc you look too freaking cute and he’s struggling bc you make him so emo. He’ll just wrap an arm around you and bury his face in your neck, telling you that you never fail to look adorable.
Jonghyun: let’s be honest he’d cry along too. Once he sees that tear escape your eye, he’s done for. Is wailing and flailing his arms as he points at the tv, wondering how someone can be so cruel and make this movie. He’d hold you close to him and sniff quietly as you’re both keeping your eyes glued to the screen.
Key: rolls his eyes and chuckles at you. Though he can’t help but feel his heart skipping a beat whenever you tell him this is the saddest movie you’ve ever seen. “You literally say that about every drama or movie, we’re gonna run out of tissues before it’s over!!” He’ll rub your back and mumble sweet nothings if you’re really breaking down in tears by the end of it, and he’ll treat you to some yummy food,
Minho: he wouldn’t be able to tell if you were trying to hide it, but he’ll figure out what’s happening when he sees you covering your face and rocking back and forth. He’d pause it and ask if you’d rather do something else to cheer you up *;)))))* but laughs when you slap his arm. He’d let you cry without saying anything, just smiling to himself and stroking your hair softly.
Taemin: he’s an emotional bub so he’d be sad that you’re crying at all. Will sniff and pretend to wipe a tear just to make you feel better just in case you felt embarrassed to cry in front of him. Might end up bawling his eyes out if you’re getting really emotional, and he’d want cuddles for the rest of the day until you both feel better.
Grave of the Fireflies: the saddest movie I’ve ever seen just so happens to be an incredible display of Japanese animation. Set during the final days of World War II, the story of orphaned siblings Setsuko & Seita is one of perseverance in the face tragedy. Stop what you’re doing and watch it!
I recently watched the saddest movie ever: If I stay. It is no secret that I am quite sensitive when it comes to sad lovestorys and all that, but I never expected that a movie could upset me so much like this one did. When I watch a movie, I dive in deeply into the story and ignore everything around me. And this time, I almost cried through the whole movie. Depite all the tears, I still loved it. Also.. can we just appreciate how hot Jamie Blackley is in this movie??
If you are sensitive like me when it comes to movies, please prepare to cry and have some tissues nearby when you watch it. If you are not that into movies, you should definetely read the book by Gayle Forman.
never forget that time i was sleeping over with some friends and they’re like lets find a movie… how about brokeback mountain? and im like uh have yall seen that before its the saddest movie ever they’re like lets do it! and they all fell asleep halfway through so im just ugly crying for like an hour while everyones asleep
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Akiyuki Nosaka, writer of Graveyard of the Fireflies, died yesterday in Tokyo. Graveyard is probably one of the saddest movies I’ve ever seen, animated or live action. I’ve watched it several times over the years and I’ve never viewed it without crying. I recently bought it on blu-ray because I wanted to own it, support Ghibli by purchasing a hard copy of the film, but I’ve yet to even break the wrapping on it. I don’t know if I could handle it right now but I highly recommend watching it at least once if you haven’t seen it yet.
“So did I. But in fact, she is, because she’s on every page of your imagination. You’ll always have her there. Always.”
“But why did she have to die?”
“I don’t know, Peter. When I think of your mother, I will always remember how happy she looked, sitting there in the parlor watching a play about her family, about her boys that never grew up. She went to Neverland. And you can visit her any time you like if you just go there yourself.”