This retrospective celebrates some forty years of Steven Spielberg's boundless energy and his unwavering commitment to excellence in all areas of his work. The distinguished writer and critic Richard Schickel, himself a documentary filmmaker, applies his unique knowledge of every one of Spielberg's 27 major films to appraise the director's remarkably prolific and varied career. Featuring many first-person observations drawn from Schickel's interviews with Spielberg, as well as a personal foreword by the director himself, this book presents an insider's perspective on Spielberg's legendary achievements. Impeccably designed and illustrated with over 400 superb images (including revealing behind-the-scenes photos from DreamWorks' own archives), Spielberg: A Retrospective is the ultimate tribute to a moviemaking icon, and a book to treasure.
Foreword by Steven Spielberg * The Beginner * The Director * Duel * The Sugarland Express * Jaws Close Encounters of the Third Kind * 1941 * Raiders of the Lost Ark * E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial * Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom * The Color Purple * Empire of the Sun * Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade * Always * Hook * Jurassic Park * Schindler's List * The Lost World: Jurassic Park * Amistad * Saving Private Ryan * A.I.: Artificial Intelligence * Minority Report * Catch Me If You Can * The Terminal * War of the Worlds * Munich * Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull * The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn * War Horse * And Now...* The Producer * DreamWorks * Filmography * Picture Credits and Acknowledgments