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The Cowboys & Aliens Interviews: Spielberg, Grazer, Howard

Posted: 07/06/11 06:49 PM ET

As a follow up to the Harrison Ford interview, I sat down with Steven Spielberg, Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, three of the producers of Cowboys & Aliens, at the offices of Imagine Entertainment. I can't tell you how cool and enlightening it was to have access to this wealth of talent and experience. Every meeting or editing room visit predictably evolved into a first hand history lesson in Hollywood. I tried to capture a sense of what these conversations were like. In these interviews we touch upon subjects like Jaws, the Oklahoma Land Rush, sneaking onto the studio lot and John Ford's advice to a young Spielberg.

It is interesting to note that this is the first time that Steven Spielberg and Ron Howard have collaborated on a project in this capacity. They have been friends for many years but I got the sense that they really enjoyed the opportunity to actually collaborate on a film and I was grateful to be part of that experience.

With this in mind, I present to you the second installment of the Cowboys & Aliens interviews.

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