When the director of Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Raiders decided what to create next, he focused instead on a modestly budgeted film about a boy who befriends an alien. The result was the biggest hit of his career.
At Tokyo's airport I kissed Michael 'goodbye' and gave him my address in New York, but after a few letters, I never heard from him again. 'Tokyo Michael' was how I remembered him and don't regret one moment we spent together.
With Spielberg and Jackson putting the finishing touches to the new stop-motion animation of The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, now is a great time to discover all things Tintin in Brussels.