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The movie Hook is now a family favorite, in spite of weak reviews when it came out in 1991. Originally intended as a musical, the film's demo songs are now available in a new recording. AJ Pics/Alamy hide caption

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Did you know 'Hook' was once a musical? Now you can hear the movie's long-lost songs

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Gabriel LaBelle plays the young filmmaker Sammy — a lightly fictionalized version of Spielberg — in The Fabelmans. Merie Weismiller Wallace/Universal Pictures hide caption

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Spielberg shared his own story in 'parts and parcels' — if you were paying attention

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"I was a fearful kid, and my parents didn't quite know what to do with that," Steven Spielberg says. He's pictured above in New York City in March 2017. Mike Coppola/Getty Images hide caption

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Steven Spielberg was a fearful kid who found solace in storytelling

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Marine archaeologist James Delgado, left, and beachcomber Craig Andes, right, examine one of the larger shipwreck timbers removed from sea caves off the northern Oregon coast. Andes discovered the timbers. Katie Frankowicz/KMUN hide caption

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Ariana DeBose (center) is Anita in West Side Story. 20th Century Studios hide caption

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Steven Spielberg's 'West Side Story' will make you believe in movies again

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Total Failure: The World's Worst Video Game

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Barbra Streisand On 'Fresh Air' (2012)

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