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Citizen Spielberg

Author: Lester D Friedman
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study of Spielberg's film career, this text analyses the components of Spielberg's worldview, the issues which animate his most significant works, the roots of his immense acceptance, and the influence his vast spectrum of imaginative products exerts on the public consciousness.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Friedman, Lester D.
Citizen Spielberg.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)622121767
Named Person: Steven Spielberg; Steven Spielberg; Steven Spielberg; Steven Spielberg
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lester D Friedman
ISBN: 0252031148 9780252031144 0252073584 9780252073588
OCLC Number: 62430875
Description: 361 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction : The elephant in the center of the room --
1. "I'm sorry I didn't tell you about the world" : Spielberg's science-fiction and fantasy films --
2. "They don't know what they've got there" : Spielberg's action/adventure melodramas --
3. "Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear" : Spielberg's monster movies --
4. "The world has taken a turn for the surreal" : Spielberg's World War II combat films --
5. "Whoever tells the best story wins" : Spielberg's social problem/ethnic minority films --
6. "Control is power" : imagining the Holocaust --
Filmography --
Works cited --
Index.
Responsibility: Lester D. Friedman.
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Provides a systematic analysis of the various genres in which Steven Spielberg has worked, including science fiction, adventure, race films, and war films. This work concludes that Spielberg's films  Read more...

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