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)
Number Of Pages: 640
Published: 4th January 2011
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2
Weight (kg): 1.0
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised