1. Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg is one of the greatest directors alive today. He brought us films like Jurassic Park, E.T, Saving Private Ryan, Catch me if you can, Jaws, Indiana Jones, Schindler's List, Munich, War Horse, Lincoln, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and the list goes on and on.
There's no such thing as a bad Steven Spielberg film. He is a master at storytelling. Directing films that once you see them you will never forget them. From giving all of us terrifying nightmares about sharks, showing us the brutality of World War II, and taking us back to our childhood with E.T
"People have forgotten how to tell a story. Stories don't have a middle or an end any more. They usually have a beginning that never stops beginning." (Steven Spielberg)
Bridge of Spies is Spielberg's 27th feature film.
2. Tom Hanks and Spielberg working together again
It's been over ten years since Spielberg and Hanks collaborated on a film together. Their last collaboration was in 2004 with The Terminal.
This will be Tom Hank's fourth collaboration with Steven Spielberg. They previously worked together in Saving Private Ryan, Catch me if you can, and The Terminal.
Evidence shows that Spielberg and Hanks make a great team when working together, and this film will not be an exception.
3. Coen Brothers
Ethan and Joel Coen are best known for their film No Country for All Men, in which they won an Academy Award for best picture, best directing, and best writing in 2008.
Other films include True Grit, and Fargo.
Ethan and Joel are the screenwriters of Bridge of Spies among side with Matt Charman.
This is the first collaboration between Steven Spielberg and the Coen Brothers.
4. It's a thriller about spies, and the Cold War
Based on a true story during the Cold War James Donovan a New York lawyer is recruited by the CIA to help rescue the U.S pilot Francis Gray Powers after his spy plane was shot down and detained by the Soviet Union. James Donovan is the only hope in negotiating his release in exchange of the convicted Russian spy Rudolf Abel who Donovan defended in court years earlier.
The exchange is happening in East Berlin.
Spielberg has proven he is an expert when it comes to directing historical dramas about the Cold War with his film Munich back in 2005 which landed him five Academy Awards nominations.
5. Janusz Kaminski
Janusz Kaminiski has been the cinematographer for most of Steven Spielberg's films. Nominated for six Oscars winning two of them for his work in Saving Private Ryan and Schindler's List.
He gave us stunning images like-
The breathtaking scenery in War Horse
The powerful scenes in Schindler's List
The horrifying reality of World War II
Bringing President Lincoln back to life
Bridge of Spies opens in Theaters on October 16th, 2015.