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Impeccably designed and illustrated with over 400 superb images (including revealing behind-the-scenes photos from DreamWorks own archives), Spielberg: A Retrospective is the ultimate tribute to a moviemaking icon, and a book to treasure.

Impeccably designed and illustrated with over 400 superb images (including revealing behind-the-scenes photos from DreamWorks own archives), Spielberg: A Retrospective is the ultimate tribute to a moviemaking icon, and a book to treasure.

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For more than four decades, Steven Spielberg has created inspiring, exciting and unforgettable magic. Jaws, E.T., the Indiana Jones series, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan and War Horse are among the many favourites that have thrilled cinema audiences all over the world.

Steven Spielberg's own story is the stuff of dreams. He was born in 1946 in Cincinatti, Ohio. His father was an electrical engineer, his mother a restaurateur and concert pianist. In 1959, he made a mini-movie to ear his Boy Scout photography merit badge, an achievement that proved to be the catalyst for his future career. By the time Spileberg was a teenager he was charging his friends admission to his movies and won his first prize at the age of thirteen for a short war film.

This retrospective celebrates some forty years of Steven Spielberg's boundless energy and his unwavering commitment to excellence in all areas of his work. The distinguished writer and critic Richard Schickel, himself a documentary filmmaker, applies his unique knowledge of every one of Spielberg's 27 major films to appraise the directors remarkably prolific and varied career. Featuring many first-person observations drawn from Schickel's interviews with Spielberg, as well as a personal foreword by the director himself, this book presents an insiders perspective on Spielberg's legendary achievements. Impeccably designed and illustrated with over 400 superb images (including revealing behind-the-scenes photos from DreamWorks own archives), Spielberg: A Retrospective is the ultimate tribute to a moviemaking icon, and a book to treasure.

For more than four decades, Steven Spielberg has created inspiring, exciting and unforgettable magic. Jaws, E.T., the Indiana Jones series, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan and War Horse are among the many favourites that have thrilled cinema audiences all over the world.

Steven Spielberg's own story is the stuff of dreams. He was born in 1946 in Cincinatti, Ohio. His father was an electrical engineer, his mother a restaurateur and concert pianist. In 1959, he made a mini-movie to ear his Boy Scout photography merit badge, an achievement that proved to be the catalyst for his future career. By the time Spileberg was a teenager he was charging his friends admission to his movies and won his first prize at the age of thirteen for a short war film.

This retrospective celebrates some forty years of Steven Spielberg's boundless energy and his unwavering commitment to excellence in all areas of his work. The distinguished writer and critic Richard Schickel, himself a documentary filmmaker, applies his unique knowledge of every one of Spielberg's 27 major films to appraise the directors remarkably prolific and varied career. Featuring many first-person observations drawn from Schickel's interviews with Spielberg, as well as a personal foreword by the director himself, this book presents an insiders perspective on Spielberg's legendary achievements. Impeccably designed and illustrated with over 400 superb images (including revealing behind-the-scenes photos from DreamWorks own archives), Spielberg: A Retrospective is the ultimate tribute to a moviemaking icon, and a book to treasure.

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SKU 9780500516089
Author(s) Richard Schickel
Subtitle A Retrospective
Publisher(s) Thames & Hudson
Format Hardback
Original publication date 2012
Number of pages 280

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