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Mon, Oct 5, 2020 2:53 PM

Relive How Gremlins Changed the Movie Industry and Inspired Controversy and Copycats

Beginning in the early 1980s, Steven Spielberg was reaching the apex of his influence as the preeminent filmmaker of his generation. During the summer of 1984, Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment would produce “Gremlins," an unexpected hit that would transform the film industry.


Spielberg had already dominated box offices in the '80s at the helm of family-friendly classics with “E.T.,” and “Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark.” Both films were the highest-grossing films of the decade. 


However, “Gremlins” caused more of an upheaval in the industry than either film...

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