Watch a Video History of “The Spielberg Face”


You know The Spielberg Face: It’s that moment when a character in a Steven Spielberg movie stares into the distance, wearing a wide-eyed expression that combines wonder, fear, concern, and disbelief. Yes, this is a thing — and, in advance of The Adventures of Tintin‘s release Fandor’s Kevin B. Lee has put together a ten-minute video essay on the phenomenon. Beginning with a supercut of Spielberg Faces, Lee moves on to discussing the history of “the expressive close-up,” from silent cinema to the present and enumerating all of the feelings these shots can convey. The video is a must-watch for Spielberg enthusiasts, and an illuminating and amusing curiosity for the rest of us. Watch it after the jump.

[via Slashfilm]