To the Editors: Your article might have taken its praise of Filmmaker Steven Spielberg [SHOW BUSINESS, July 15] one step further. We need not only more artists like him but more people like him: devoted to their craft and loyal to family and friends. C. Ralph Adler Harmony, R.I.
I hope Spielberg never grows up. Joan Leveton Miramar, Fla.
Since 1981, when I was eleven, Spielberg has been my hero and my idol. I can think of no other person who has influenced me the way he has. Thank you, Steven. Keep up the magic. Matthew Kiernan Madison, N.J.
I do not envy him for how rich he is or how famous or even how talented. I envy him for how happy he is at what he does and how much pleasure he gives to others. Virginia Lutz Cizik Silver Spring, Md.
I am not as enthusiastic as TIME is about Spielberg's films. To me they are overproduced and always use the same tricks. He has fallen into a noncreative moneymaking routine that has nothing to do with the cinema. Patrick Chompre Toulouse, France
Spielberg is the greatest filmmaker of our time. He has provided people of all generations and nationalities with hopes, dreams and a little magic. He can make adults feel like children again and children feel like kings. Michael Tenby Honolulu
As is often said, "Success has many parents, but failure is an orphan." It is odd that among the multiparents of Mogul Spielberg, no mention was made of Richard Zanuck and David Brown, who introduced Spielberg to the world of feature motion pictures by producing Spielberg's first two feature-length films, the acclaimed Sugarland Express and the legendary Jaws. We need no recognition for ourselves, but Zanuck/Brown might have had at least a footnote in your cover story. Richard D. Zanuck David Brown New York CityAmerica's Changing Face
Thank you, danke, grazie, merci, gracias for your excellent coverage of immigrants [SPECIAL ISSUE, July 8]. Variety is the spice of life; vive la différence! May this country continue to be the great melding place of the world's peoples. Patrick D. Bosold San Anselmo, Calif.
I particularly enjoyed this issue because you reported the immigrants' failures as well as their triumphs. Henry Grunwald's touching Essay told everything that I have felt and experienced since my family and I arrived here 15 years ago: the fear, the uncertainty, the pain and the joy. You made me feel proud of being an immigrant and an American. Paquita A. Chinga New York City
I commend TIME for addressing the vitally important subject of U.S. immigration policy. Comprehensive immigration reform must be enacted promptly. Not only are employer sanctions needed to deter the immense flow of illegal aliens to the U.S., but some overall limit on legal immigration also must be established. Otherwise the U.S. will face the same overpopulation-related problems now so obvious in the countries from which most immigrants are coming. M. Rupert Cutler, Executive Director The Environmental Fund Washington, D.C.