Steven Spielberg: A Life in Films (Jewish Lives) by Molly Haskell

By Molly Haskell

A film-centric portrait of the terribly talented motion picture director whose decades-long impression on American pop culture is unprecedented

“Everything approximately me is in my films,” Steven Spielberg has acknowledged. Taking this as a key to realizing the highly winning moviemaker, Molly Haskell explores the complete variety of Spielberg’s works for the sunshine they shine upon the guy himself. via such powerhouse hits as Close Encounters of the 3rd 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 indicates how Spielberg’s uniquely evocative filmmaking and story-telling demonstrate the various ways that his existence, paintings, and occasions are entwined.
Organizing chapters round particular movies, the celebrated critic discusses how Spielberg’s youth in non-Jewish suburbs, his mom and dad’ tense divorce, his go back to Judaism upon his son’s delivery, and different occasions echo in his paintings. She deals a super portrait of the extreme director—a worried boy residing via his mind's eye who grew right into a guy whose openness, generosity of spirit, and creativity have enchanted audiences for greater than forty years.

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