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The Cinema of Steven Spielberg: Empire of Light (Directors' Cuts)

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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 Hollyw ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published February 13th 2007 by Wallflower Press (first published September 1st 2006)
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Morris does an excellent job of examining Spielberg's narrative traits and explains how his narrative choices are then developed into some of the most technically astute examples of filmmaking today. Morris also uses the idea of the auteur to connect Spielberg with the large scale changes that occurred in Hollywood as a result of the youth movements of the 1960s and the disintegration of the old studio system. He also shows how all of Spielberg's films are reiterations of classic Hollywood films ...more
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