Steven Spielberg and Duel

The Making of a Film Career
Author: Steven Awalt
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810892618
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 354
View: 7545
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.

El diablo sobre ruedas (Duel), Steven Spielberg (1972)

Author: Santiago García Ochoa
Publisher: Nau Llibres
ISBN: 847642910X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 160
View: 1196
Desde su estreno en 1972, El diablo sobre ruedas, “TV movie” extendida para el mercado cinematográfico europeo, es una obra de culto. No en vano espectadores y críticos supieron captar su enorme riqueza significante: enfrentamiento del hombre contra la máquina, simple ejercicio de suspense, estudio sobre la paranoia individual y/o colectiva... El diablo sobre ruedas es también un producto tremendamente representativo de las corrientes cinematográficas norteamericanas del momento (el manierismo y New Hollywood) y la ópera prima de Steven Spielberg, quizás el director más conocido del panorama cinematográfico actual. Inexplicablemente, y a pesar de todo ello, sobre El diablo sobre ruedas se ha escrito poco, demasiado poco. Con esta monografía queremos contribuir a llenar un vacío imperdonable, sumándonos al mismo tiempo a la labor desplegada por la colección Guías para ver y analizar, ya que, desde nuestro punto de vista, esta película permite un acercamiento didáctico a aspectos esenciales del lenguaje cinematográfico, la historia del cine y las diferentes metodologías del análisis fílmico. El lenguaje claro y didáctico utilizado en el análisis de los textos fílmicos permite una fácil comprensión de todos los aspectos de la película: desde los datos contextuales, técnicos e históricos de la película, pasando por el análisis textual pormenorizado de la misma atendiendo especialmente a los diferentes recursos expresivos que la constituyen (espacio, tiempo, planificación, movimientos de cámara, música, diálogos, etc.), y, finalmente, las aproximaciones interpretativas globales –aunque siempre apoyadas en el análisis textual previo- que el propio autor de la Guía propone.

Steven Spielberg

A Biography, Second Edition
Author: Joseph McBride
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781604738377
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 640
View: 4300
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.

Steven Spielberg

De Duel a Munich. En Busca De La Pelicula Perfecta / Looking for the Perfect Movie
Author: Jorge Fonte
Publisher: Jaguar Ediciones
ISBN: 9788496423558
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 448
View: 587
La colección de cine de Ediciones Jaguar ofrece al lector un conjunto de obras que abordan el universo del celuloide a través de ensayos sobre géneros cinematográficos, detallados estudios sobre películas, personajes y filmografías biográficas de directores y actores.

Steven Spielberg

Author: Steven Spielberg,Lester D. Friedman,Brent Notbohm
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781578061136
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 250
View: 7971
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.

Directed by Steven Spielberg

Poetics of the Contemporary Hollywood Blockbuster
Author: Warren Buckland
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826416926
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 242
View: 7882
Although the blockbuster is the most popular and commercially successful type of filmmaking, it has yet to be studied seriously from a formalist standpoint. This is in opposition to classical Hollywood cinema and International Art cinema, whose form has been analyzed and deconstructed in great detail. Directed By Steven Spielberg fills this gap by examining the distinctive form of the blockbuster. The book focuses on Spielberg's blockbusters, because he is the most consistent and successful director of this type of film - he defines the standard by which other Hollywood blockbusters are judged and compared. But how did Spielberg attain this position? Film critics and scholars generally agree that Spielberg's blockbusters have a unique look and use visual storytelling techniques to their utmost effectiveness. In this book, Warren Buckland examines Spielberg's distinct manipulation of film form, and his singular use of stylistic and narrative techniques. The book demonstrates the aesthetic options available to Spielberg, and particularly the choices he makes in structuring his blockbusters. Buckland emphasizes the director's activity in making a film (particularly such a powerful director as Spielberg), including: visualizing the scene on paper via storyboards; staging and blocking the scene; selecting camera placement and movement; determining the progression or flow of the film from shot to shot; and deciding how to narrate the story to the spectator. Directed By Steven Spielberg combines film studies scholarship with the approach taken by many filmmaking manuals. The unique value of the book lies in its grounding of formal film analysis in filmmaking.


Terror Stories by Richard Matheson
Author: Richard Matheson
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429913669
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 8499
Remember that murderous semi chasing Dennis Weaver down a lonely stretch of desert highway? Duel, Steven Spielberg's acclaimed first film, was adapted by Richard Matheson from his unforgettable story of the same name. But "Duel" is only one of the classic suspense tales in this outstanding collection of stories by the Grand Master of Horror, which also contains Matheson's legendary first story, "Born of Man and Woman," as well as several stunning shockers that inspired memorable episodes of The Twilight Zone, including "Little Girl Lost," "Steel," and "Third from the Sun." Like Matheson's previous collection, Nightmare at 20,000 Feet, this collection is an indispensable treasure trove of terror from the New York Times bestselling author of I Am Legend and What Dreams May Come. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Steven Spielberg

A Biography
Author: Kathi Jackson
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313337963
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 143
View: 3632
Profiles the award-winning director of blockbuster movies, including "Jurassic Park," "E.T. the Extra Terrestrial," and "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade."

A Companion to Steven Spielberg

Author: Nigel Morris
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111872691X
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 536
View: 1521
A Companion to Steven Spielberg provides an authoritative collection of essays exploring the achievements and legacy of one of the most influential film directors of the modern era. Offers comprehensive coverage of Spielberg’s directorial output, from early works including Duel, The Sugarland Express, and Jaws, to recent films Explores Spielberg’s contribution to the development of visual effects and computer games, as well as the critical and popular reception of his films Topics include in-depth analyses of Spielberg’s themes, style, and filming techniques; commercial and cultural significance of the Spielberg ‘brand’ and his parallel career as a producer; and collaborative projects with artists and composers Brings together an international team of renowned scholars and emergent voices, balancing multiple perspectives and critical approaches Creates a timely and illuminating resource which acknowledges the ambiguity and complexity of Spielberg’s work, and reflects its increasing importance to film scholarship

I Am Legend

Author: Richard Matheson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575119578
Category: Fiction
Page: 176
View: 914
An acclaimed SF novel about vampires. The last man on earth is not alone ... Robert Neville is the last living man on Earth ... but he is not alone. Every other man, woman and child on the planet has become a vampire, and they are hungry for Neville's blood. By day he is the hunter, stalking the undead through the ruins of civilisation. By night, he barricades himself in his home and prays for the dawn. How long can one man survive like this?

Steven Spielberg

The Pocket Essential Guide
Author: James Clarke
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW
ISBN: 1848398700
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 160
View: 4359
At the pinnacle of his career and now in his fourth decade as a director, Steven Spielberg is firmly established as the world's most popular film-maker. Celebrated for his mastery of spectacle and fantasy he has, more recently, proven his skill as a craftsman of compelling populist drama. He is an icon of late twentieth century popular culture. From the thrills and zestful adventure of Jaws and the unflinching recreation of Auschwitz in Schindler's List, to the tender idealism of ET and the sombre hymn to brotherhood of Saving Private Ryan, Spielberg takes his audience on new journeys, to places often unknown to the eye but always familiar and recognisable to the heart. With his films AI, Minority Report and Catch Me If You Can, Spielberg continues to invest powerful emotion into familiar genres. His work has become more nuanced and shaded, but its sense of optimism remains. This Pocket Essential examines every Spielberg film since Duel and includes a career overview of a singular director whose work has transcended its origin to become the cinematic vision for a generation of moviegoers.

The Cinema of Steven Spielberg

Empire of Light
Author: Nigel Morris
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231503458
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 224
View: 5881
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.

Duel & the Distributor

Author: Richard Matheson
Publisher: Gauntlet Press
ISBN: 9781887368728
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
View: 2262
Original stories, reproductions of typewritten scripts, with introductions, photos, drawings, interviews with the author and others, and afterwards by the author .

Empire of Dreams

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Films of Steven Spielberg
Author: Andrew Gordon
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742555785
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 291
View: 2191
This is a compendium of three books, all interlinked and written from Polly Fielding's own experiences:- 'And This Is My Adopted Daughter' gives a unique and moving insight into the innocent mind and spontaneous feelings of a child who seeks only to be loved and accepted by her adopted family. Later, as a young adult she begins a desperate search to find her natural mother... In 'A Mind To Be free' the reader is drawn compellingly into Polly's daily struggle with relationships, work, bringing up a family ... until she can no longer fight the pain of her past experiences without expert help. Despite severe self loathing and several suicide attempts, she finally weaves a path through the maze of the mental health system to reach her goal. 'Crossing the Borderline' tells how Polly finds the courage to slowly and painfully let go of the past and learns to cope in constructive ways with her powerful negative emotions, her sense of rejection and feelings of worthlessness. Polly expresses herself throughout in the present tense, which gives a striking immediacy to her writing. Reviews of the individual books:"I was emotionally drained reading Polly's story. I was there with her every step. It's cruel that anyone would treat a human being in this way, especially a child. It's a miracle that she did survive." Helen Robinson, former Chief Executive, Lincoln MIND, on 'And This Is My Adopted Daughter'"A Mind To Be Free highlights how extremely hard it is for a person whose complex difficulties do not fit into simple categories of mental illness to find effective treatment. The author has had to struggle not only with her own problems but also with the weaknesses of mental health care." Rai Turton, Chartered Clinical Psychologist, on 'A Mind To Be Free'"A balanced account of the lived experience of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. This should be read by clinicians and service users alike. The first book to bring Dialectical Behaviour Therapy to life, this is a must-read for anybody who has an interest in this novel treatment." Paul Barrett, Nurse Specialist (Community Personality Disorders Service), Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Trust on 'Crossing The Borderline'

Steven Spielberg

biografía no autorizada
Author: John Baxter
Publisher: T & B Editores
ISBN: 9788493006525
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 383
View: 9119

Steven Spielberg and his effects on culture

Author: Richards Macdonald
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 365641632X
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 8
View: 2660
Essay from the year 2011 in the subject American Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: A, The University of Chicago, language: English, abstract: Steven Spielberg was born in 1946 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was an armature film maker as he grew up moving several times and spending most of his youth in Arizona. He attended California State University Long Beach before dropping out to pursue his career in entertainment. In 1957, he gained experience as an unaccredited assistant editor in Wagon train the western classic. In 1961, he made an effort directing Battle squad which made a combination of footage of a plane on the ground, and that of World War II. In the late 1960s, he became a director for Universal and with the help of a television film, called duel in 1972; he got the opportunity to become a director. This paper will seek to analyze his life and the impact he had on culture. Discussion Steven Spielberg began his career as an amateur recording films as a child using the family camera. He started by recording family events, and then proceeded to film narratives with the camera set at different angles. He then filmed a movie at around twelve years of age using a script and cast of actors. At sixteen, he managed to film a science fiction movie titled firelight which was more than two hours long. In one night of showing the film, it earned $100 more than it had cost to produce (Film makers para 3). Later on, Spielberg produced a twenty four minute movie entitled Amblin which led to Universal signing him up as the youngest director on a long term deal. The movie won many festival awards leading to the signing of a contract of seven years under the television division. It is then that he directed "duel" which was well received and released to the theatres (Film makers para 5).

Steven Spielberg and Philosophy

We're Gonna Need a Bigger Book
Author: Dean A. Kowalski
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813138701
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 288
View: 1346
Has any film director had a greater impact on popular culture than Steven Spielberg? Whether filming Holocaust heroes and villains, soldiers, dinosaurs, extraterrestrials, or explorers in search of the Holy Grail, Spielberg has given filmgoers some of the most memorable characters and wrenching moments in the history of cinema. Whatever his subject -- war, cloning, slavery, terrorism, or adventure -- all of Spielberg's films have one aspect in common: a unique view of the moral fabric of humanity. Dean A. Kowalski's Steven Spielberg and Philosophy is like a remarkable conversation after a night at the movie theater, offering new insights and unexpected observations about the director's most admired films. Some of the nation's most respected philosophers investigate Spielberg's art, asking fundamental questions about the nature of humanity, cinema, and Spielberg's expression of his chosen themes. Applying various philosophical principles to the movies, the book explores such topics as the moral demands of parenthood in War of the Worlds; the ultimate unknowability of the "other" in Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Schindler's List; the relationship between nature and morality in Jurassic Park; the notion of consciousness in A.I.: Artificial Intelligence; issues of war theory and ethics in Munich; and the foundation of human rights in Amistad. Impressive in scope, this volume illustrates the philosophical tenets of a wide variety of thinkers from Plato to Aquinas, Locke, and Levinas. Contributors introduce readers to philosophy while simultaneously providing deeper insight into Spielberg's approach to filmmaking. The essays consider Spielberg's movies using key philosophical cornerstones: metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, axiology, aesthetics, and political philosophy, among others. At the same time, Steven Spielberg and Philosophy is accessible to those new to philosophy, using the philosophical platform to ponder larger issues embedded in film and asking fundamental questions about the nature of cinema and how meanings are negotiated. The authors contend that movies do not present philosophy -- rather philosophy is something viewers do while watching and thinking about films. Using Spielberg's films as a platform for discussing these concepts, the authors contemplate questions that genuinely surprise the reader, offering penetrating insights that will be welcomed by film critics, philosophers, and fans alike.

A Critical Companion to Steven Spielberg

Author: Adam Barkman,Antonio Sanna
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1498593607
Category: Social Science
Page: 294
View: 1964
This comprehensive, up-to-date analysis of all the works of Steven Spielberg is written by some of the top scholars working in fields ranging from philosophy and art to history and film studies. The chapters illuminate for scholars and fans the entire artistic career of Steven Spielberg.

Steven Spielberg

entre Ulises y Peter Pan
Author: Antonio Sánchez-Escalonilla
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788496437005
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 493
View: 4088

The Apes That Sing Their Souls

Author: Mairi Rennie
Publisher: E-Books Publisher
ISBN: 178069007X
Category: Philosophy
Page: N.A
View: 7463