"I dream for a living. Once a month the sky falls on my head, I come to, and I see another movie I want to make."
Three time Oscar-winner Steven Spielberg needs little introduction. He is undoubtedly one of the most prominent filmmakers in Hollywood and has countless critically acclaimed, commercially successful credits to his name, as producer, director and writer.
Spielberg is a master of cinema as unashamedly direct, edge-of-the-seat entertainment, from the heart-stopping menace of Jaws to the dazzling fairground ride of Jurassic Park. An expert yarn-spinner, his films unfold in a way that is natural and compulsively accessible.
However, all the polished Hollywood craft should not obscure Spielberg's feeling for emotion and character. From the rite-of-passage heartbreak of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial to Schindler's List's devastating exposition of good and evil, Spielberg's best films put a human heart at the centre of the spectacle.
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