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Directed by Steven Spielberg : poetics of the contemporary Hollywood blockbuster

Author: Warren Buckland
Publisher: New York : Continuum, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Combining film studies scholarship with the approach taken by many filmmakingmanuals, this is a serious study of the Hollywood blockbuster via the work ofSteven Spielberg.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Buckland, Warren.
Directed by Steven Spielberg.
New York : Continuum, ©2006
Named Person: Steven Spielberg; Steven Spielberg; Steven Spielberg; Steven Spielberg; Steven Spielberg
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Warren Buckland
ISBN: 0826416918 9780826416919 0826416926 9780826416926
OCLC Number: 62728627
Description: xiii, 242 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Origins of the contemporary Hollywood blockbuster --
Poetics of film directing --
Pre-blockbuster work: from Amblin' (1968) to Duel (1971) --
'Duel with a shark': Jaws (1975) --
The UFO experience: Close encounters of the third kind (1977 theatrical release) --
Serials, chase scenes, and off-screen presences: Raiders of the lost ark (1981) --
Dramas of suburbia and authorship: Poltergeist (1982) and E.T (1982), or, who really directed Poltergeist? --
'Close encounters of the prehistoric kind': narrative, narration and spectacle in Jurassic Park (1993) --
Precogs dream of future murders (not electric sheep): Minority report (2002) --
News from Mars: War of the worlds (2005).
Responsibility: Warren Buckland.
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Focusing on Spielberg's blockbusters, this book examines Spielberg's distinct manipulation of film form, and his singular use of stylistic and narrative techniques. It demonstrates the aesthetic  Read more...


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"Buckland offers...a close examination of the filmic structures of Spielberg's blockbusters-from Jaws to War of the Worlds-with practically a shot-by-shot breakdown of some scenes. In deconstructing Read more...

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