9/11 influenced Steven Spielberg to make ‘darker’ movies

Updated: Jan 11, 2012, 18:51 PM IST

Washington: Steven Spielberg has revealed that he was inspired to make “darker” films after the 9/11 terror attacks in America.

The 65-year-old director is well-known for family-friendly projects such as ‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’, the ‘Indiana Jones’ franchise and ‘Jurassic Park’, but he felt compelled to alter his style after the 2001 atrocities which left almost 3,000 people dead.

“9/11 changed a lot for me,” a website quoted the filmmaker as saying.

“It changed a lot for everybody in the world. And my films did grow darker after 9/11. ‘Minority Report’ was a very dark look at the future, and certainly ‘War of the Worlds’, which was a very direct reference to 9/11. It was a real post-9/11 story. Not intended that way, but that’s the way it turned out. So I think the world has a great impact on how it colours my movies. I think that’s a good sign. It just means I’m changing by being aware of what’s happening,” he added.