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The cinema of Steven Spielberg : empire of light

Author: Nigel Morris
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2007.
Series: Directors' cuts.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Cinema's most successful director is a commercial and cultural force demanding serious consideration. Not just triumphant marketing, this international popularity is partly a function of the movies themselves. Polarised critical attitudes largely overlook this, and evidence either unquestioning adulation or vilification?often vitriolic?for epitomising contemporary Hollywood. Detailed textual analyses reveal that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Morris, Nigel.
Cinema of Steven Spielberg : Empire of Light.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2007
Named Person: Steven Spielberg; Steven Spielberg
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nigel Morris
ISBN: 9780231503457 0231503458
OCLC Number: 854971777
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (445 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Acknoledgements; Introduction: The Critical Context; 1. Close Encounters of the Third Kind: tripping the light fantastic; 2. Duel: the descent of Mann; 3. The Sugarland Express: a light comedy?; 4. Jaws: searching the depths; 5. 1941: war on Hollywood; 6. Raiders of the Lost Ark: lights, camera, action; 7. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial: turn on your love light; 8. Twilight Zone: The Movie: magic lantern man overshadowed; 9. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom: anything goes; 10. The Color Purple: sisters and brothers; 11. Empire of the Sun: shanghai showmanship. 12. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: cut to the chase13. Always: light my fire; 14. Hook: an awfully big Pan(a)vision adventure; 15. Jurassic Park: another monster hit; 16. Schindler's List: darkness visible; 17. The Lost World: Jurassic Park: more digital manipulation; 18. Amistad: black and white in color; 19. Saving Private Ryan: Hollywood on war; 20. A.I. Artificial Intelligence: eyes wide open; 21. Minority Report: through a glass, darkly; 22. Catch Me If You Can: captured on celluloid; 23. The Terminal: all that jazz; 24. War of the Worlds: rays in the mirror. 25. Munich: bitter fruit on the olive branch26. Audiences, subjectivity and pleasure; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Directors' cuts.
Responsibility: Nigel Morris.
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Cinema's most successful director is a commercial and cultural force demanding serious consideration. Not just triumphant marketing, this international popularity is partly a function of the movies themselves. Polarised critical attitudes largely overlook this, and evidence either unquestioning adulation or vilification?often vitriolic?for epitomising contemporary Hollywood. Detailed textual analyses reveal that alongside conventional commercial appeal, Spielberg's movies function consistently as a self-reflexive commentary on cinema. Rather than straightforwardly consumed realism or fant.

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