Films Of Steven Spielberg / Edition 1

Films Of Steven Spielberg / Edition 1

by Charles L. P. Silet
     
 

The Films of Steven Spielberg provides for the first time a collection of critical writings by professional film critics about the director and his films, bringing together many articles and reviews scattered in often inaccessible specialist publications and professional journals. The opinions vary from complimentary to critical, but they definitely provide a

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The Films of Steven Spielberg provides for the first time a collection of critical writings by professional film critics about the director and his films, bringing together many articles and reviews scattered in often inaccessible specialist publications and professional journals. The opinions vary from complimentary to critical, but they definitely provide a well-rounded view of the films and the director. Twelve of Spielberg's major box office sellers are represented in essays that vary complexity ranging from the heavily theoretical to the more general. For both film students and professionals in the film industry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810843486
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/2002
Series:
The Scarecrow Filmmakers Series, #94
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
314
Product dimensions:
0.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 5.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Acknowledgments
Chronology
Ch. 1Jaws1
Archetypal Landscapes and Jaws3
Integrating Ideology and Archetype in Rhetorical Criticism, Part II: A Case Study of Jaws15
Ch. 2Close Encounters of the Third Kind45
Language and the Music of the Spheres: Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind47
Ch. 3Raiders of the Lost Ark57
Raiders of the Lost Archetype: The Quest and the Shadow59
Ch. 4E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial69
The Look Back in E.T.71
Ch. 5The Color Purple91
The Color Purple as Everybody's Protest Art93
Ch. 6Empire of the Sun107
Steven Spielberg's Empire of the Sun: A Boy's Dream of War109
Ballard's Nightmares/Spielberg's Dreams: Empire of the Sun127
Ch. 7Always139
Raiders of the Lost Text141
Ch. 8Hook157
Robert Bly Does Peter Pan: The Inner Child as Father to the Man in Steven Spielberg's Hook159
Ch. 9Jurassic Park169
Dinomania171
Ch. 10Schindler's List189
The Economies of Schindler's List191
Narration and the Embodiment of Power in Schindler's List215
Ch. 11Amistad237
"Amistad" and the Abuse of History239
Ch. 12Saving Private Ryan249
Jerry Don't Surf251
The Director's Filmography257
Index269
About the Editor281
About the Contributors283

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