Steven Spielberg directing Empire of the Sun

Here’s a fascinating clip (not my note at the front, I should add) from the making of Spielberg’s masterly Empire of the Sun, which shows the director at work with Christian Bale in his first major role. The voiceover interview is with J.G.Ballard, who wrote the novel and its deeply affecting sequel, The Kindness of Women. Incidentally, Bale is now exactly the right age to play the adult Ballard, so if you’re reading this, Steven … please?

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