Steven Spielberg : a life in films / Molly Haskell.
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- ISBN: 9780300186932
- ISBN: 0300186932
- Physical Description: xiii, 224 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
- Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 
- Copyright: ©2017
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-214) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Beginnings and the Lost Ark -- Steve bites his nails and hears voices -- Arcadia : the best and worst of times -- The kid with the briefcase -- Jaws "Open Wide" -- Close Encounters of the Third Kind -- 1941 and Raiders of the Lost Ark -- E.T., Poltergeist, and Twilight Zone -- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and The Color Purple -- Empire of the Sun -- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Always, and Hook -- Schindler's List, Jurassic Park, and the Shoah Foundation -- Amistad and The Lost World : Jurassic Park Saving Private Ryan and A.I. -- Minority Report and Catch Me If You Can -- The Terminal, War of the Worlds, and Munich -- Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, The Adventures of Tintin, and War Horse -- Lincoln and Bridge of Spies.
|Summary, etc.:|| A biography of the director details his many films and describes how his unique and evocative gift for storytelling evolved from experiences in his own life, including his parents' divorce and his return to Judaism after his son was born.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2016 December #1
Film critic Haskell (My Brother My Sister, 2013) takes a measured look at the life of an iconic director via his work in her contribution to Yale's Jewish Lives series. Born in 1946, Spielberg grew up feeling like an outsider as one of few Jews in the suburbs of New Jersey and Phoenix. Shortly after he dropped out of college, his short film Amblin' led to a major deal at Universal, where he started out directing television before moving on to the troubled production of the film Jaws, which would usher in the era of blockbuster movies. Other hits, such as Close Encounters of the Third Kind and E.T., cemented his status as a hit director as well as establishing the boyish sense of wonder for which his work would become known. As his career matured, so did his material: he tackled serious subjects such as abuse (The Color Purple), slavery (Amistad), and the Holocaust (Schindler's List). Haskell marvels that at the age of 70, the director is still going strong. A solid starting point for anyone curious about Spielberg. Copyright 2016 Booklist Reviews.
Molly Haskell is a film critic and the author of five previous books, including FromReverence to Rape: The Treatment of Women in the Movies, and Love and Other Infectious Diseases. She writes and lectures widely on film. She lives in New York City.
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