Pin It
Minority Report

Movie Spotlight 

Minority Report

Minority Report, which director Steven Spielberg describes as his first foray into film noir, is based on a 1954 short story by Phillip K. Dick (whose work has inspired such films as Blade Runner and Total Recall). Tom Cruise stars as head of a federal crime-fighting unit in the year 2054 that uses advanced technology to predict murders and make arrests before crimes actually occur. When the system backfires and identifies Cruise as a future murderer, he must skirt his own unit and prove his innocence. Complete with all the adventure and special effects of most summer blockbusters, the movie is a psychological thriller that hints at ideas of self-determination and predestination, one that will stand above the big budget summertime flicks. As Spielberg put it in a recent New York Times article, "I thought this could be more than just another action movie starring Tom Cruise." See "Opening Friday" for theaters.

  • Minority Report

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in Spotlight

  • Paul Newman, 1925-2008

    A hero we could believe in
    • Oct 3, 2008
  • Remembering director Sydney Pollack, and his visit to Durham

    Pollack's death Monday, May 26, at age 73 represents the passing of a true film raconteur and accomplished director.
    • May 27, 2008
  • Om Shanti Om

    Om Shanti Om delivers the glitter and glamour, the comedy and thrills, religion and the supernatural, mother love, high fashion and eye-popping  production numbers in proper masala fashion.
    • Nov 14, 2007
  • More »

Facebook Activity

Twitter Activity

Comments

I find this rather interesting ..My name is Gary E.Queen .I am a grand son of Thomas H. Queen,Descendant ,Of …

by Gary E. Queen on The Queen Family (Spotlight)

"He was the picture of a man comfortable in his own skin and celebrity." I never met Pollack, but I …

by rwcass on Remembering director Sydney Pollack, and his visit to Durham (Spotlight)

Most Read

No recently-read stories.

Visit the archives…

© 2014 Indy Week • 201 W. Main St., Suite 101, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation