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The Award-Winning Movie Director Who's A Big Fan Of Deadliest Catch

"Deadliest Catch" is a series that combines adventure, high-stakes crab fishing, and dramatic cinematography to capture the perilous Bering Sea with stunning accuracy. It is easy to get caught up in the stress of each vessel struggling to meet industry quotas, but the reality show also offers a glimpse into a world of punishing environments that require diligence and caution to maintain safety. "Deadliest Catch" is filmed throughout the frigid waters of the Alaskan coastlines and sometimes as far north as the patches of sea bordering Russia.

Capturing dynamic images amidst such dangers is part of what makes the series such a thrilling experience for both cinematographers and filmmakers (via IndieWire). Filming "Deadliest Catch" is a technical exercise that requires courage, passion, and a commitment to excellence that recalls some of the most perilous movies shot in modern history. Therefore, it is not too surprising that one director, who has made his fair share of films in exotic and hazardous geographic regions, is a big fan of the show.

Deadliest Catch is one of Steven Spielberg's favorite TV shows

Steven Spielberg has directed some of the most memorable movies of the last half-century. His filming jaunts have taken him, his cast, and crew all over the world throughout filming locations with dangerous terrain and unforgiving climate conditions. In 2009, the filmmaker received an honorary degree from Boston University and conducted a brief interview afterward where he was asked about any particular TV shows he liked. After name-dropping a few fiction shows he said, "The other thing is I watch a lot of reality television. It's a guilty pleasure. My favorite show on the air right now is 'Deadliest Catch.'" In the follow-up question, he was asked if he would incorporate any material in the shows into his thought process, and replied, "The only thought process I have when I'm watching 'Deadliest Catch' is I hope I'm never caught at sea in a storm."

The director of "Jaws" is no inexperienced greenhorn when it comes to filming at sea. The bulk of that movie was filmed in the waters off Martha's Vineyard south of Cape Cod, Massachusetts (via IMDb). Based on his quotes, we can assume that the filmmaker and his crew were never caught in anything resembling the ferocious storms that befall the fishing crews out on the Bering Sea. But it is also easy to see why Spielberg is a fan of the show having created one of the most thrilling out-at-sea adventure films of all time.