Steven Spielberg, Filmmaker

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Steven Spielberg has created some of the world's favorite films. From blockbusters like Jaws and E.T. to historic films such as Schindler's List and Saving Private Ryan, Spielberg has both entertained and moved audiences for more than 30 years. But achieving his status as a premier filmmaker was not easy. As a troubled teenager and creator of several directorial misfires, Spielberg has often dealt with criticism and failure. But his reliance on his unique creative vision and storytelling talent has led to one of ...
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Overview

Steven Spielberg has created some of the world's favorite films. From blockbusters like Jaws and E.T. to historic films such as Schindler's List and Saving Private Ryan, Spielberg has both entertained and moved audiences for more than 30 years. But achieving his status as a premier filmmaker was not easy. As a troubled teenager and creator of several directorial misfires, Spielberg has often dealt with criticism and failure. But his reliance on his unique creative vision and storytelling talent has led to one of the most successful careers in Hollywood history.

Ferguson Career Biographies tell the life stories of some of the world's most famous figures, with an accent on each person's career development. Each book focuses on the individual's education and training, personal and professional challenges, mentors, and achievements. Extensive career information at the back of the book provides details on how to explore a similar career path.

A biography of Steven Spielberg, the Academy Award-winning producer and director of films in a variety of genres, such as E.T., Jaws, Saving Private Ryan, and Schindler's List.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816054817
  • Publisher: Ferguson Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 12/28/2003
  • Series: Ferguson Career Biographies Series
  • Pages: 160
  • Age range: 11 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Table of Contents

1 A Supreme Filmmaker 1
2 Movies as a Way of Life 5
3 Making a Name in Hollywood--and the World 27
4 The Superstar Filmmaker 49
5 A Turbulent and Productive Decade 72
6 To Neverland and Back 91
Time Line 115
How to Become a Filmmaker 119
To Learn More about Filmmakers 133
How to Become a Producer 136
To Learn More about Producers 146
To Learn More about Steven Spielberg 148
Index 151
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