”Steve wasn’t always going for 100 percent, sometimes he was going for 50 percent. But my theory is that a director as talented as Steve going at 50 percent is better than most people giving their all. when he goes at 100 percent it can get out of hand - which I think is true of a lot of directors. It’s not how good a film you can make. It’s how good a film you can make under the circumstances.”
George Lucas talks to Janet Maslin of the New York Times about Raiders of the Lost Ark and Spielberg’s style not getting out of hand.