On the other other hand, there are all sorts of emotional-related things about my past that I have only the vaguest recollection of. For example, from watching Steven Spielberg movies such as Hook I've learned that there's nothing more emotionally crucial in one's life than whether or not your parents went to your Little League baseball games. But I don't actually remember feeling any strong emotions about my parents not attending my Little League baseball games other than thinking to myself "That seems reasonable" when they announced their policy on baseball: I couldn't join Little League because Little League parents are crazy, but I could play in the league at the park because it was more low key; but they'd never walk the block to the park to see my park league games because that would "put too much pressure on me."Spielberg made Hook before he had a child of Little League age. According to Wikipedia, his biggest childhood memory was that he was embarrassed to be an orthodox Jew.
I don't remember any kids caring much if the parents attended Little League games. Did Hollywood create the concept that fatherhood is defined by being a spectator in baseball games? The whole concept is offensive, both to dads and kids.
Here is Spieldberg's twisted idea of fatherhood:
STEVEN SPIELBERG is glad he made alien invasion classic CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND before he became a father - because the movie would have had a very different ending if he had been a dad at the time.He said that while promoting his War of the Worlds (2005 film). In my opinion, Close Encounters has a much more positive portrayal of dads than War of the Worlds. The dad in Close Encounters is loyal to his family, but his family leaves him. The dad in War of the Worlds has a terrible relationship with his kids, cannot take care of them, and ultimately just gives them back to the mom. I assume that Spielberg has some sort of Jewish complex from his childhood, and shares common Jewish anti-family views.
Spielberg admits he could never have a father turning his back on his family to leave earth with aliens because he could never imagine doing the same thing, now he's a father.
The father of seven says, "Close Encounters was about a man whose insatiable curiosity, more than just curiosity, developed into an obsession and the kind of psychic implantation drew him away from his family and, only looking back once, he walked onto the mother ship.
"That was before I had kids. That was 1977. So I wrote that blithely. Today, I would never have the guy leaving his family to go on the mother ship. I would have the guy doing everything he could to protect his children.