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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
McBride, Joseph, 1947-
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, ©1997
|Named Person:||Steven Spielberg; Steven Spielberg; Steven Spielberg|
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|Description:||528 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm|
|Contents:||"How wondrous are thy works" --
"A wimp in a world of jocks" --
"Big Spiel" --
"Hell on earth" --
"A hell of a big break" --
"This tremendous meatgrinder" --
"The Steven Spielburg business" --
"A primal scream movie" --
Watch the skies --
"Ecstasy and grief" --
"Adult truths" --
"An awfully big adventure" --
About him before. Drawing a vivid and highly detailed portrait of Spielberg's extraordinary childhood and his early amateur filmmaking, McBride uncovers the cultural and personal influences that came together to form Spielberg's artistic personality. McBride traces Spielberg's evolution from an introverted social outcast into the precocious talent who won a contract with Universal at age twenty-one. Steven Spielberg: A Biography explains how Spielberg's ambivalent.
Attitude toward his Jewish heritage and painful experiences with anti-Semitism during adolescence turned him toward popular filmmaking by impelling him to seek approval from the widest possible audience. Perceptively analyzing Spielberg's work, McBride shows how the filmmaker transformed his own fears and obsessions into films that have entertained millions of people throughout the world. Eventually, Spielberg's artistic ambitions became unmistakable in such powerful but.
Uneven films as The Color Purple and Empire of the Sun, until finally, with Schindler's List, Spielberg's emotional candor and courage yielded what is widely acknowledged as a cinematic masterpiece.