Steven Spielberg: The Unauthorised Biography

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HarperCollins, 1996 - 457 pages
John Baxter, Hollywood chronicler and film biographer, charts Spielberg's development from his teenage 8mm home movies to his current unchallenged stature. He has extensively interviewed many of those who have worked with and for Spielberg, from his early days in television, where his film Duel suggested the innate 'film sense' he would bring to movie-making, to the Oscar-winning Schindler's List and beyond. Yet despite his spectacular, indeed almost unprecedented success, Spielberg has never entirely shaken off allegations that his work has contributed to the sentimentalising - even the infantilising - of Hollywood's output.
In the first full biography of Steven Spielberg, John Baxter tells a remarkable story, and one which sheds light not only on Spielberg's career, and those of his generation of film-makers, but on contemporary Hollywood and on the future of the movies.

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A slight biography of Spielberg, perhaps the most successful filmmaker of all time. Attempting a biography of an artist at mid-career is always a daunting task, but the remarkable success of director ... Read full review


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John Baxter is a novelist and broadcaster as well as being a hugely acclaimed film critic and film biographer. His subjects have included Woody Allen, Steven Spielberg, Stanley Kubrick and Robert De Niro.

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