I mentioned to Lucas that his pal Spielberg, who released ” The Adventures of Tintin” and “War Horse” in December, was directing movies as if he were raging against the dying of the light. “Steven is a born director, which is why he’s such a genius,” Lucas said of the 65-year-old Spielberg. “He’s truly a cinematic genius. But he’s like a kid with a video game. It’s like: ‘C’mon, we’re going. We’re leaving now.’ Death comes… . And then Steven goes: ‘I got one more game! I got one more game!’ ”
“One day,” Lucas says, “they’re just going to unplug it and say, ‘You’ve got to go home now.’ ”
I’m always on the lookout for game-as-life metaphors, but this one of Spielberg in a scene cut from The Seventh Seal is both telling and intense! Thank goodness life doesn’t come with a Mario-eque ticker.