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Phaidon's Masters of Cinema series tackles Spielberg, boy wonder of 1970s Hollywood. Phaidon's Masters of Cinema series tackles Spielberg, boy wonder of 1970s Hollywood.
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Steven Spielberg was the boy wonder of the new Hollywood of the 1970s. Taking Orson Welles as his model, he made Duel aged only 25, following it up with a string of successes that brought him the adulation of the studios. As a fan of special effects, and entirely attuned to the shift towards younger film audiences, he took entertainment to new heights with films such as Jaws (1975), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), ET (1982) and Jurassic Park (1993). His more recent incursions into science fiction (AI, 2001; Minority Report, 2002; War of the Worlds, 2005) and historical films (Schindler's List, 1993; Saving Private Ryan, 1998; Munich, 2005) have brought him international critical recognition. He is also involved in production through his studio Dreamworks and is undoubtedly one of the most influential figures in contemporary film.

Masters of Cinema are lively and accessible introductions to the life and work of the world's greatest film directors. Each book provides the keys to understanding a director's career, from their earliest projects to their most recent films, alongside a complete filmography, film stills, on set pictures and film posters. Written by experts in the field, Masters of Cinema are an essential resource for film students and enthusiasts as well as those discovering the director's work for the first time. 

 

Steven Spielberg was the boy wonder of the new Hollywood of the 1970s. Taking Orson Welles as his model, he made Duel aged only 25, following it up with a string of successes that brought him the adulation of the studios. As a fan of special effects, and entirely attuned to the shift towards younger film audiences, he took entertainment to new heights with films such as Jaws (1975), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), ET (1982) and Jurassic Park (1993). His more recent incursions into science fiction (AI, 2001; Minority Report, 2002; War of the Worlds, 2005) and historical films (Schindler's List, 1993; Saving Private Ryan, 1998; Munich, 2005) have brought him international critical recognition. He is also involved in production through his studio Dreamworks and is undoubtedly one of the most influential figures in contemporary film.

Masters of Cinema are lively and accessible introductions to the life and work of the world's greatest film directors. Each book provides the keys to understanding a director's career, from their earliest projects to their most recent films, alongside a complete filmography, film stills, on set pictures and film posters. Written by experts in the field, Masters of Cinema are an essential resource for film students and enthusiasts as well as those discovering the director's work for the first time. 

 

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SKU 9782866425753
Author(s) Clelia Cohen
Subtitle Masters of Cinema
Publisher(s) Phaidon
Format Paperback
Original publication date 2010
Number of pages 103

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