Steven Spielberg rues America’s lack of ‘regard’ for history

 Steven Spielberg rues America’s lack of ‘regard’ for historyLondon, Jan 10 : Steven Spielberg, whose film `War Horse' just premiered in Britain, says that Americans don't have the same regard for history as Europeans do.

`War Horse' is a story of the journey of a boy and his horse through World War 1. The boy, Albert, enlists in the war after his horse is sold to the cavalry.

"I think my regard for history is more of a European regard for history," the Telegraph quoted him as saying.

"Social media has taken over in America to such an extreme that to get my own kids to look back a week in their history is a miracle, let alone 100 years. Europe is closer to history," he said.

The `Jaws' director also joked about how he and best friend Clint Eastwood keep joking with each other about retirement. Spielberg insists that when Eastwood retires, he will too.

"I've no plans to quit. Clint Eastwood is one of my best friends. I've known Clint for 40 years and we have almost a joking relationship about retirement," he said.

"He's 81 and I say, `Are you thinking about retiring, Clint?' and he says, `No, are you?' and I say no. I'm waiting for the call when Clint says he's hanging up his spurs. If it doesn't happen for Clint, it doesn't happen for me," he added. (ANI)

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