Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

All about Steve the Top Five Pop Culture Easter Eggs from Spielberg's Career

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

All about Steve the Top Five Pop Culture Easter Eggs from Spielberg's Career

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These are the droids you're looking for Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) Teaming up with Star Wars' George Lucas for Raiders of the Lost Ark, Spielberg couldn't resist a nod to Lucas's iconic sci-fi movie by including a set of "ancient" hieroglyphs depicting none other than loveable droids C-3PO and R2-D2. The pair can be seen over Indiana Jones's right shoulder during the scene in which he removes the ark from the Well of Souls.

R2-D2 hanging out Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1978) The Lost Ark wasn't the first time R2-D2 popped up in Spielberg's films either. Eagle-eyed audiences will have spotted him looking very much at home in 1977's Close Encounters of the Third Kind, hanging upside down from the alien mothership in the film's climactic scene.

We're going to need a bigger boat Jurassic Park (1993) As well as acknowledging other directors' works, Spielberg has never been averse to referencing his own films from time to time too. …

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