Citizen Spielberg

Citizen Spielberg

By: Lester D. Friedman (author)Paperback

1 - 2 weeks availability

£26.18 RRP £26.99  You save £0.81 (3%) With FREE Saver Delivery


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.

Create a review

About Author

Lester D. Friedman is currently scholar-in-residence at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.He is the author of The Jewish Image in American Film, Arthur Penn s Bonnie and Clyde, and (with David Desser) American Jewish Filmmakers."

Product Details

  • publication date: 02/06/2006
  • ISBN13: 9780252073588
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 364
  • ID: 9780252073588
  • weight: 608
  • ISBN10: 0252073584

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly