This is an in-depth, up-to-date, and insightful
biography of one of the world's most popular and respected filmmakers.
Until the first edition of Steven Spielberg was published in 1997, much
about Spielberg's personality and the forces that shaped it had
remained enigmatic, in large part because of his tendency to obscure
and mythologize his own past. But in this in-depth biography, McBride
reveals hidden dimensions of the filmmaker's personality and shows how
deeply personal even his most commercial work has been.
This updated edition adds even more detail to Spielberg's life story, chronicling his extraordinarily dynamic and creative period from 1997 to the present, a period in which he successfully balanced executive duties at DreamWorks SKG with a remarkable string of directorial credits - including 'Saving Private Ryan', 'Minority Report', and 'The Terminal' - all the while maintaining his reputation as one of the world's most thoughtful sophisticated, and popular filmmakers.
About The Author
Joseph McBride, Berkeley, California, is a film historian and associate professor in the cinema department at San Francisco State University. His many books include Searching for John Ford, Frank Capra: The Catastrophe of Success; Hawks on Hawks; and What Ever Happened to Orson Welles? A Portrait of an Independent Career.
"Shrewd and unsentimental."
"Film history at its best: rich in information, often dazzling in perception."
"Compulsively readable. . . . This will get us as close to Spielberg as we can without being Kate Capshaw."
--New Times (Los Angeles)
|ôHow Wondrous are Thy Worksö||p. 16|
|ôA Wimp in a World of Jocksö||p. 66|
|ôBig Spielö||p. 94|
|ôHell on Earthö||p. 112|
|ôA Hell of a Big Breakö||p. 135|
|ôThis Tremendous Meatgrinderö||p. 167|
|ôThe Steven Spielberg Businessö||p. 199|
|ôA Primal Scream Movieö||p. 226|
|Watch the Skies||p. 261|
|ôEcstacy and Griefö||p. 323|
|ôAdult Truthsö||p. 359|
|ôAn Awfully Big Adventureö||p. 379|
|Mogul and Director||p. 449|
|Mainstream Independent||p. 469|
|Light in the Darkness||p. 487|
|ô400-Pound Gorillaö||p. 505|
|Notes on Sources||p. 539|
|Chapter Notes||p. 547|
|Filmography and Videography||p. 597|
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Number Of Pages: 640
Published: 4th January 2011
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 4.57
Weight (kg): 1.0
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised