Steven Spielberg: A Life in Films (Jewish Lives)


Steven Spielberg: A Life in Films (Jewish Lives)
A film-centric portrait of the extraordinarily gifted movie director whose decades-long influence on American popular culture is unprecedented

“Everything about me is in my films,” Steven Spielberg has said. Taking this as a key to understanding the hugely successful moviemaker, Molly Haskell explores the full range of Spielberg’s works for the light they shine upon the man himself. Through such powerhouse hits as Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T., Jurassic Park, and Indiana Jones, to lesser-known masterworks like A.I. and Empire of the Sun, to the haunting Schindler’s List, Haskell shows how Spielberg’s uniquely evocative filmmaking and story-telling reveal the many ways in which his life, work, and times are entwined.
 
Organizing chapters around specific films, the distinguished critic discusses how Spielberg’s childhood in non-Jewish suburbs, his parents’ traumatic divorce, his return to Judaism upon his son’s birth, and other events echo in his work. She offers a brilliant portrait of the extraordinary director—a fearful boy living through his imagination who grew into a man whose openness, generosity of spirit, and creativity have enchanted audiences for more than 40 years.

Details Steven Spielberg: A Life in Films (Jewish Lives)

Title Steven Spielberg: A Life in Films (Jewish Lives)
AuthorMolly Haskell
Release Date3rd Jan 2017
PublisherYale University Press
ISBN-100300186932
EAN9780300186932
FormatHardcover
LanguageEnglish
Pages248 pages
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