DVD - 2018
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"Steven Spielberg has built an unrivaled catalog of groundbreaking films over the course of nearly 50 years. In the exclusive HBO documentary, Spielberg steps out from behind the camera to open up about his directorial influences and motivations, while sharing little-known stories behind some of his most iconic films. Acclaimed producer/director Susan Lacy charts the evolution of this iconic filmmaker, having conducted nearly 30 hours of exclusive interviews with the famously private Spielberg"--Container.
Publisher: New York, NY : Home Box Office, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9786317458567
Branch Call Number: 791.4092 SPIELBERG
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 147 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
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May 27, 2019

This was a good documentary. Other than knowing he made popular films and was the biggest director name in Hollywood, I was not sure what made him the greatest director of all time. By interviewing him, his family, friends, movie critics, and actors who performed in his films, the documentary does give you some insight into his creative genius. Well worth watching.

Mar 12, 2019

Well worth the watch to get into the head of one of filmdom's most celebrated directors.

Nov 07, 2018

Very good documentary about filmmaker Steven Spielberg. He has made classic movies for our generation. The DVD starts with him reflecting on making films as a boy and being mesmerized with the grandeur of ‘Lawrence of Arabia’. Has comments from his family and friends including directors; Scorsese, DePalma, Coppola and Lucas. He comments on how he exorcised personal demons through his filmmaking which included his parent’s divorce, being discriminated against for being Jewish. He also embraced new film techniques to capture his ideas—especially through digital special effects. It covers his classic films; Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, ET, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones. Also his award winning dramas; Schidler’s List, Saving Private Ryan, Empire of the Sun. I think the last few Spielberg films I saw were Lincoln and The Post and was wondering if he still made his more scifi/fantasy-type films and it looks like he has another Indiana Jones film in the works. His films are always worth watching.

Aug 20, 2018

Very interesting documentary. I remember seeing "Duel" on tv in 1971 - it obviously left an indelible mark on my mind. I thought there was something unique about the show. Spielberg has directed some of my favorite films: "Schindler's List" - "Empire of the Sun" - "Saving Private Ryan" - "Lincoln" - "The Color Purple". My usual preference, as can be seen by this list is for serious, historical films. I also enjoyed, however, "E.T." "Close Encounters of a Third Kind" - "Minority Report", and the Indiana Jones series, and yes, "Jaws" though I was in a theater alone when I saw it and became so tense that I had to leave. I later saw it on the small screen with ample proof around me that the shark was not going to get me. No one who has seen that film and hears the "bum, bum" of the shark music does not remember and give a little prayer of gratitude that one is not on the ocean when one hears it. Spielberg has also directed some real turkeys ( in my opinion ) "1941" "Hook" "War of the Worlds" and yes, "Jurassic Park". I am sorry, they were not my cup of tea. I guess what I am saying is that Mr. Spielberg is a man of extremes. Regardless of the film, you do not forget the movie. Probably one of the best things that he is done is his involvement in the Shoah project which documents the stories of real survivors of holocausts. Highly recommend the documentary. Kristi & Abby Tabby


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