Yesterworld: The Troubled History of Steven Spielberg's "Hook" - A Classic That Should’ve Been
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 Published On Sep 09, 2020

A Deep Dive into the History & Making of Steven Spielberg's "Hook" and how it came to be. From its origins as an abandoned Steven Spielberg follow up to Temple of Doom, to how it was almost made by an entirely different director, and its troubled reception upon release. Featuring rarely seen promotional & behind the scenes material from the Making of Hook.

A very, very special thanks to the creator of, for helping me out with various aspects of research and providing many of the Hook BTS clips. Check out his sites for even more fascinating history!

 Images of Leonardo DiCaprio Audition are the property of Michael Grecco

Music sourced from

Adi Goldstein - Distant Memory -

Adi Goldstein - Unusual Story -

Tobias Voigt - Particles And Waves -

Information Sources:

McBride, Joseph. Steven Spielberg: A Biography, Second Edition, University Press of Mississippi. Kindle Edition.

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Spielberg - HBO Documentary

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