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Steven Spielberg :  A Biography - Joseph McBride

Steven Spielberg

A Biography

Paperback Published: 4th January 2011
ISBN: 9781604738360
Number Of Pages: 640

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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."
--Publishers Weekly

"Film history at its best: rich in information, often dazzling in perception."
--Kirkus Reviews

"Compulsively readable. . . . This will get us as close to Spielberg as we can without being Kate Capshaw."
--New Times (Los Angeles)

Prologuep. 11
ôHow Wondrous are Thy Worksöp. 16
ôMaziköp. 35
ôMeshuggenehöp. 50
ôA Wimp in a World of Jocksöp. 66
ôBig Spielöp. 94
ôHell on Earthöp. 112
ôA Hell of a Big Breaköp. 135
ôThis Tremendous Meatgrinderöp. 167
ôThe Steven Spielberg Businessöp. 199
ôA Primal Scream Movieöp. 226
Watch the Skiesp. 261
ôRehaböp. 293
ôEcstacy and Grieföp. 323
ôAdult Truthsöp. 359
ôAn Awfully Big Adventureöp. 379
Menschp. 414
Mogul and Directorp. 449
Mainstream Independentp. 469
Light in the Darknessp. 487
ô400-Pound Gorillaöp. 505
Acknowledgmentsp. 533
Notes on Sourcesp. 539
Chapter Notesp. 547
Filmography and Videographyp. 597
Indexp. 608
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ISBN: 9781604738360
ISBN-10: 1604738367
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
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