Steven Spielberg: A Life in Films

Author: 
Molly Haskell
ISBN: 
978-0-300-23447-3
Imprint: 
Yale University Press   
Binding: 
Paperback

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.

 

Biography & Autobiography

Entertainment & Performing Arts

History & Criticism

Religious

 

Publication Date: February 6th, 2018
248 pages

$19.80
Steven Spielberg: A Life in Films
Steven Spielberg: A Life in Films