Shoot Like Spielberg

The Visual Secrets of Action, Wonder and Emotional Adventure
Author: Christopher Kenworthy
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions
ISBN: 9781615932283
Category: Games
Page: 144
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Spielberg makes his audience feel something, whether he's shooting a kids' ­adventure, a dramatic chase, or the darkest war scene. The auteur always employs a core set of techniques that make each shot crystal clear and evoke the most intense emotions from the audience. This book shows you how. From tension to tearjerker, these moves will make your scenes memorable enough to be talked about for years to come.Spielberg directs films that cover everything from childhood dreams to the horrors of war. He always hones in on the emotional center of a scene. This book unravels the secrets of his core techniques, and shows how you can use the same simple camera moves and setups to make your films full of wonder, thrills, and emotion.

Steven Spielberg and Duel

The Making of a Film Career
Author: Steven Awalt
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810892618
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 354
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Since the early 1970s, Steven Spielberg has directed more than two dozen films, many of which have achieved classic status. In addition to critical and commercial successes that include E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Schindler’s List, Saving Private Ryan, and Lincoln, Spielberg’s name has become synonymous with such thrilling adventure films as Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jurassic Park, and Minority Report. Before he became a world-renowned filmmaker, however, Spielberg established himself on television, helming episodes of Rod Serling’s Night Gallery; Marcus Welby, M.D.; and Columbo. But it was the small-screen version of a Richard Matheson short story that brought the young director’s work to the attention of critics and viewers alike. In Steven Spielberg and Duel: The Making of a Film Career, Steven Awalt provides an exhaustive study commemorating the film that decisively launched the career of a major film artist. Through in-depth research and interviews with the film’s creative and technical crew, the author tracks the film from genesis through production to release. Awalt conducted lengthy one-on-one interviews with Spielberg, Matheson, assistant director James Fargo, editor Frank Morriss, composer Billy Goldenberg, former MCA/Universal president Sidney J. Sheinberg, and writer-producer Steven Bochco, among others. Spielberg provided access to many rare documents from his archives, including multiple drafts of Duel’s teleplay, the shooting schedule, shooting logistics breakdowns, and production correspondence. The first book-length examination of this important production in the director’s early career, Steven Spielberg and Duel also includes the original teleplay by Matheson, four additional scenes created for the international theatrical release of the film, photos, and storyboards of the film’s final sequence. A fascinating look behind the scenes of an acclaimed work, this book will interest not only scholars and film historians but anyone interested in the work of Richard Matheson and Steven Spielberg.

Ready When You Are, Mr. Coppola, Mr. Spielberg, Mr. Crowe


Author: Jerry Ziesmer
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810877007
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 472
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Now available in paperback! No movie has ever been made, or made well, without the character who toils just outside the spotlight. He arranged for the spotlight, hired the spotlight operator, and even made sure that it was trained correctly on the stars. At the end of the day, there would be no blinking movie screens, no blinking Oscar winners, no finished films, good or bad, without the Assistant Director. Jerry Ziesmer was an assistant director for over thirty years, working on countless films before his retirement in the middle-nineties. He has worked with some of Hollywood's biggest directors, and its biggest stars. In this memoir, he recounts his time in Hollywood including his work on the sets of Apocalypse Now, Close Encounters, and Jerry Maguire. Written with the craft and humor that made Jerry Ziesmer one of the most sought-after assistant directors in Hollywood, this book will be a treasure for students and fans of twentieth-century Hollywood. Cloth edition previously published in 2000.

Kubrick's Story, Spielberg's Film

A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Author: Julian Rice
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442278196
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 308
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In 1963 Stanley Kubrick declared, “Dr. Strangelove came from my desire to do something about the nuclear nightmare.” Thirty years later, he was preparing to film another story about the human impulse for self-destruction. Unfortunately, the director passed away in 1999, before his project could be fully realized. However, fellow visionary Steven Spielberg took on the venture, and A.I. Artificial Intelligence debuted in theaters two years after Kubrick’s death. While Kubrick’s concept shares similarities with the finished film, there are significant differences between his screenplay and Spielberg's production. In Kubrick’s Story, Spielberg’s Film: A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Julian Rice examines the intellectual sources and cinematic processes that expressed the extraordinary ideas of one great artist through the distinctive vision of another. A.I. is decidedly a Kubrick film in its concern for the future of the world, and it is both a Kubrick and a Spielberg film in the alienation of its central character. However, Spielberg’s alienated characters evolve through friendships, while Kubrick’s protagonists are markedly alone. Rice explores how the directors’ disparate sensibilities aligned and where they diverged. By analyzing Kubrick’s treatment and Spielberg’s finished film, Rice compares the imaginations of two gifted but very different filmmakers and draws conclusions about their unique conceptions. Kubrick’s Story, Spielberg’s Film is a fascinating look into the creative process of two of cinema’s most profound auteurs and will appeal to scholars of film as well as to fans of both directors.

Steven Spielberg

A Biography, Second Edition
Author: Joseph McBride
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781604738377
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 640
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Until the first edition of Steven Spielberg: A Biography 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 first full-scale, in-depth biography of Spielberg, Joseph McBride reveals hidden dimensions of the filmmaker’s personality and shows how deeply personal even his most commercial work has been. This new edition adds four chapters to Spielberg’s life story, chronicling his extraordinarily active and creative period from 1997 to the present, a period in which he has balanced his executive duties as one of the partners in the film studio DreamWorks SKG with a remarkable string of films as a director. Spielberg’s ambitious recent work—including Amistad, Saving Private Ryan, A. I. Artifucial Intelligence, Minority Report, The Terminal and Munich—has continually expanded his range both stylistically and in terms of adventurous, often controversial, subject matter. Steven Spielberg: A Biography brought about a reevaluation of the great filmmaker’s life and work by those who viewed him as merely a facile entertainer. This new edition guides readers through the mature artistry of Spielberg’s later period in which he manages, against considerable odds, to run a successful studio while maintaining and enlarging his high artistic standards as one of America’s most thoughtful, sophisticated, and popular filmmakers.

The Cinema of Steven Spielberg

Empire of Light
Author: Nigel Morris
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231503458
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 224
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Cinema's most successful director is a commercial and cultural force demanding serious consideration. Not just triumphant marketing, this international popularity is partly a function of the movies themselves. Polarised critical attitudes largely overlook this, and evidence either unquestioning adulation or vilification often vitriolic for epitomising contemporary Hollywood. Detailed textual analyses reveal that alongside conventional commercial appeal, Spielberg's movies function consistently as a self-reflexive commentary on cinema. Rather than straightforwardly consumed realism or fantasy, they invite divergent readings and self-conscious spectatorship which contradict assumptions about their ideological tendencies. Exercising powerful emotional appeal, their ambiguities are profitably advantageous in maximising audiences and generating media attention.

Steven Spielberg

Interviews
Author: Steven Spielberg
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781578061136
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 250
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Reveals the ambitious drive of the movie producer and director, including his continuous fear of failure and need for approval, and discusses the themes and issues addressed in his films.

George Lucas

Die Biografie
Author: Brian Jay Jones
Publisher: Edel Books - Ein Verlag der Edel Germany GmbH
ISBN: 384190579X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 640
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Als 1977 in einem US-Vorstadtkino ein unbekannter Science-Fiction-Film anlief, ahnte niemand, dass hieraus das erfolgreichste Filmprojekt aller Zeiten werden würde. Star Wars veränderte alles: die Sehgewohnheiten, die Art und Weise Filme zu machen und zu vermarkten, wie Produzenten wahrgenommen werden. Der Mann dahinter wird heute in einem Atemzug mit Steve Jobs oder Walt Disney genannt: George Lucas quälte sich beim Schreiben und im Umgang mit Schauspielern, war aber unerbittlich, wenn er von einer Idee überzeugt war. Ein brillanter Regisseur, der neue Standards setzte, ein Genie am Schnittplatz und ein Unternehmer, der die Filmvermarktung auf eine völlig neue Stufe hob. Bestsellerautor Brian Jay Jones legt nun die erste umfassende Biografie vor - nicht nur eine packende Darstellung des Lebens und Werks von George Lucas, sondern auch ein wichtiges Stück Film- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte.

Steven Spielberg

The Man, His Movies, and Their Meaning
Author: Philip M. Taylor,Daniel O'Brien
Publisher: Burns & Oates
ISBN: N.A
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 198
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On Spielberg's life and works

Scorsese über Scorsese


Author: Martin Scorsese
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783886611638
Category:
Page: 319
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Behind the Seen

How Walter Murch Edited Cold Mountain Using Apple's Final Cut Pro and What This Means for Cinema
Author: Charles Koppelman
Publisher: New Riders
ISBN: 0133786668
Category: Photography
Page: 360
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The first volume to reveal the post-production process of a major motion picture (Cold Mountain) edited entirely in Final Cut Pro! Offers a rare inside glimpse at the creative process of one of cinema's giants: threetime Academy Award-winning editor Walter Murch. Includes anecdotes from the director, edit staff, and producers; photos, emails, and journal entries from Murch; and behind-the-scenes insights. Accounts from Apple's Final Cut Pro team about what they think about the future of it in feature films. As the first software-only desktop nonlinear editing system, Final Cut Pro sat the film industry on its ear when it debuted back in 1999. Now it's shaking things up again as editor Walter Murch, director Anthony Minghella, and a long list of Hollywood heavy-hitters are proving that this under-$1,000 software can (and should) be used to edit a multi-million dollar motion picture! This book tells the story of that endeavor: the decision to use Final Cut Pro, the relationship between the technology and art (and craft) of movie-making, how Final Cut Pro was set up and configured for Cold Mountain, how the software's use affected the work flow, and its implications for the future of filmmaking. More than anything, however, this is Murch's own story of what seemed to many a crazy endeavor-- told through photos, journal entries, email musings, and anecdotes that give readers an inside view of what the film editor does and how this particular film progressed through post-production. The book includes, in his own words, Murch's vision, approach, and thoughts on storytelling as he shapes Cold Mountain under the intense pressures of completing a major studio film.

Citizen Spielberg


Author: Lester D. Friedman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 361
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Steven Spielberg is the director or producer of over one third of the thirty highest grossing films of all time, yet most film scholars dismiss him as little more than a modern P. T. Barnum--a technically gifted and intellectually shallow showman who substitutes spectacle for substance. To date, no book has attempted to analyze the components of his worldview, the issues which animate his most significant works, the roots of his immense acceptance, and the influence his vast spectrum of imaginative products exerts on the public consciousness. In Citizen Spielberg, Lester D. Friedman fills that void with a systematic analysis of the various genres in which the director has worked, including science fiction (E.T.), adventure (Raiders trilogy), race films (The Color Purple, Amistad), and war films (Saving Private Ryan, Schindler’s List). Friedman concludes that Spielberg’s films present a sustained artistic vision combined with a technical flair matched by few other filmmakers, and makes a compelling case for Spielberg to be considered as a major film artist.

Cinema of Simulation: Hyperreal Hollywood in the Long 1990s


Author: Randy Laist
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1628920815
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 272
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Hyperreality is an Alice-in-Wonderland dimension where copies have no originals, simulation is more real than reality, and living dreams undermine the barriers between imagination and objective experience. The most prominent philosopher of the hyperreal, Jean Baudrillard, formulated his concept of hyperreality throughout the 1980s, but it was not until the 1990s that the end of the Cold War, along with the proliferation of new reality-bending technologies, made hyperreality seem to come true. In the “lost decade” between the fall of the Berlin Wall and 9/11, the nature of reality itself became a source of uncertainty, a psychic condition that has been recognizably recorded by that seismograph of American consciousness, Hollywood cinema. The auteur cinema of the 1970s aimed for gritty realism, and the most prominent feature of Reagan-era cinema was its fantastic unrealism. Clinton-era cinema, however, is characterized by a prevailing mood of hyperrealism, communicated in various ways by such benchmark films as JFK, Pulp Fiction, and The Matrix. The hyperreal cinema of the 1990s conceives of the movie screen as neither a window on a preexisting social reality (realism), nor as a wormhole into a fantastic dream-dimension (escapism), but as an arena in which images and reality exchange masks, blend into one another, and challenge the philosophical premises which differentiate them from one another. Cinema of Simulation: Hyperreal Hollywood in the Long 1990s provides a guided tour through the anxieties and fantasies, reciprocally social and cinematic, which characterize the surreal territory of the hyperreal.

Steven Spielberg

The Unauthorised Biography
Author: John Baxter
Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780006384441
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 457
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Traces the life and career of Steven Spielberg and offers a behind-the-scenes look at the production of each of his films from "The Sugarland Express" to "Schindler's List"

Das Mädchen im roten Mantel


Author: Roma Ligocka
Publisher: Knaur eBook
ISBN: 3426420015
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 464
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In Krakau wird 1938 ein kleines Mädchen geboren, während in Deutschland die Synagogen brennen. Sie ist noch kein Jahr alt, als ihre Eltern den Judenstern tragen müssen. Die erste Realität, die sie kennenlernt, ist die Realität des Grauens - für sie die Normalität: Ihre Welt besteht aus Schreien, Schüssen und Toten. Mit den Augen eines Kindes beschreibt Roma Ligocka, wie aus einer Kindheit, die behütet und wohlhabend hätte sein sollen, ein Alptraum wird. Kurz vor der Liquidierung des Krakauer Ghettos kann sie mit ihrer Mutter fliehen. Der rote Mantel des Mädchens rettet ihnen das Leben, weil »die kleine Erdbeere« eine polnische Familie so rührt, dass sie den beiden Unterschlupf gewährt. Mit falschen Papieren und blond gefärbten Haaren überlebt die kleine Roma die Nazi-Zeit. Im stalinistischen Polen kommt sie mit vielen bedeutenden Literaten und Künstlern in Kontakt, auch aus dem polnischen Widerstand. Geprägt durch dieses künstlerische Milieu emigriert sie nach Deutschland. Viele Jahre später sieht sie in Spielbergs Film Schindlers Liste die berühmte Szene mit dem kleinen Mädchen im roten Mantel. Da bricht die Erinnerung durch und sie erkennt sich wieder: Sie ist dieses Mädchen. Die außergewöhnliche Geschichte einer sensiblen und begabten Frau zwischen den Schatten einer traumatischen Kindheit und einem farbigen Künstlerleben. »Ein Buch, das ein Stück düsterer europäischer Geschichte spiegelt. Und das Porträt einer intelligenten, kämpferischen Frau zeichnet, die in einer verrohten Welt stets ihre Würde bewahrte.« Brigitte

Ready Player One

Roman
Author: Ernest Cline
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104901945
Category: Fiction
Page: 544
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Ernest Clines Bestseller ›Ready Player One‹ ist DER Science-Fiction-Roman zur Virtual-Reality-Revolution und Vorlage für den großen Kinoblockbuster von Steven Spielberg. Im Jahr 2045 ist die Welt ein hässlicher Ort: Die Erdölvorräte sind aufgebraucht, ein Großteil der Bevölkerung lebt in Armut. Einziger Lichtblick ist die OASIS, eine virtuelle Ersatzwelt, in der man leben, arbeiten, zur Schule gehen und spielen kann. Die OASIS ist ein ganzes Universum, es gibt Tausende von Welten, von denen jede ebenso einzigartig wie phantasievoll ist. Und sie hat ein Geheimnis. Der exzentrische Schöpfer der OASIS hat tief im virtuellen Code einen Schatz vergraben, und wer ihn findet, wird seinen gesamten Besitz erben – zweihundertvierzig Milliarden Dollar. Eine Reihe von Rätseln weist den Weg, doch der Haken ist: Niemand weiß, wo die Fährte beginnt. Bis Wade Watts, ein ganz normaler Junge, der am Stadtrand von Oklahoma City in einem Wohnwagen lebt, den ersten wirklich brauchbaren Hinweis findet. Die Jagd ist eröffnet ... »›Ready Player One‹ ist absolut fantastisch – ein großer Spaß für den Geek in mir. Ich hatte das Gefühl, als sei das Buch nur für mich geschrieben worden.« Patrick Rothfuss

Schritt für Schritt zum erfolgreichen Drehbuch

mit einem vollständigen, kommentierten Drehbuch
Author: Christopher Keane
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783866711143
Category:
Page: 191
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Truffaut


Author: Antoine de Baecque,Serge Toubiana
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 462
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Provides a study of the acclaimed French film director, detailing his body of work, the impact of contemporary politics on his films, and his passionate love affairs

Raindance Producers' Lab Lo-To-No Budget Filmmaking


Author: Elliot Grove
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136047050
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 416
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If you're looking for clear-cut information on how to make a film on a minimal budget that is based on tried and tested techniques - look no further. Elliot Grove has worked on hundreds of low-budget productions, teaches Lo-to-No Budget filmmaking courses and runs the Raindance Film Festival (the largest independent film festival in Europe.) His wealth of teaching and filmmaking experience combined with knowledge of the winning formulas that work is the basis of this book. Refreshingly clear, no-nonsense tricks of the trade. The free CD provides all the contracts and material you need to run a production company and make successful low budget movies; how to schedule, budget and break down a script and how to get it shot with what you have, not what you want. This is a must have read for filmmakers serious about making and selling films. Creative and technical expertise coupled with a behind the scenes look at the film industry makes this book an excellent starting point for beginners. For experienced filmmakers there are plenty of practical approaches in here for you to try, from developing CV's, showreels and business plans to information on pitching, raising finance, creating publicity and much much more. Use it as a point of departure or as an everyday reference tool. The accompanying CD-ROM contains sample budgets, publicity plans, trailers and interviews.