Before They Were Stars: Steven Spielberg Directs “Amblin'”

Ever wondered about the origin for the name of Steven Spielberg’s production company, Amblin Entertainment? Well, in 1968, the aspiring young filmmaker was working as an intern at Universal Studios when he was given some money to make a 26-minute 35 mm short film. The title of said film was Amblin’¬†and it told the dialogue-free story of a young hippie couple hitchhiking their way¬†through the desert. The short played at several film festivals and won some awards and as a result, Spielberg was signed to a long-term deal by Universal. The rest, as they say, is history…

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