Steven Spielberg s America

American democracy has endured crisis and change in the last three decades.
The second ... The reader should know, however, that the inspiration for the
book's title, Steven Spielberg's America, is America more than it is Steven
Spielberg.

Author: Frederick Wasser

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780745658278

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

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Steven Spielberg is known as the most powerful man in New Hollywood and a pioneer of the contemporary blockbuster, America’s most successful export. His career began a new chapter in mass culture. At the same time, American post war liberalism was breaking down. This fascinating new book explains the complex relationship between film and politics through the prism of an iconic filmmaker. Spielberg’s early films were a triumphant emergence of the Sunbelt aesthetic that valued visceral kicks and basic emotions over the ambiguities of history. Such blockbusters have inspired much debate about their negative effect on politics and have been charged as being an expression of the corporatization of life. Here Frederick Wasser argues that the older Spielberg has not fully gone this way, suggesting that the filmmaker recycles the populist vision of older Hollywood because he sincerely believes in both big time moviemaking and liberal democracy. Nonetheless, his stories are burdened by his generation’s hostility to public life, and the book shows how he uses filmmaking tricks to keep his audience with him and to smooth over the ideological contradictions. His audiences have become more global, as his films engage history. This fresh and provocative take on Spielberg in the context of globalization, rampant market capitalism and the hardening socio-political landscape of the United States will be fascinating reading for students of film and for anyone interested in contemporary America and its culture.

Steven Spielberg

hard work ; being a winner ; going from rags to riches ; fulfilling the American
dream . Oskar Schindler - eine archetypische Gestalt des amerikanischen Films
Der von Spielberg bewusst angestrebte Prozess des reworking of Keneally ' s
text ...

Author: Werner Schneider

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015052704130

Category: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)

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The Films of Steven Spielberg

Silet (English, Iowa State U.) collects critical and scholarly explorations of the works of Steven Spielberg that have previously appeared in journals and books.

Author: Charles L. P. Silet

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015055473428

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 285

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Silet (English, Iowa State U.) collects critical and scholarly explorations of the works of Steven Spielberg that have previously appeared in journals and books. The majority of the contributions are roughly contemporaneous with the film discussed and they are arranged in chronological order. The papers consider ten of Spielberg's films, from Jaws to Saving Private Ryan. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

A Companion to Steven Spielberg

A Companion to Steven Spielberg provides an authoritative collection of essays exploring the achievements and legacy of one of the most influential film directors of the modern era.

Author: Nigel Morris

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118726914

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 536

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A Companion to Steven Spielberg provides an authoritative collection of essays exploring the achievements and legacy of one of the most influential film directors of the modern era. Offers comprehensive coverage of Spielberg’s directorial output, from early works including Duel, The Sugarland Express, and Jaws, to recent films Explores Spielberg’s contribution to the development of visual effects and computer games, as well as the critical and popular reception of his films Topics include in-depth analyses of Spielberg’s themes, style, and filming techniques; commercial and cultural significance of the Spielberg ‘brand’ and his parallel career as a producer; and collaborative projects with artists and composers Brings together an international team of renowned scholars and emergent voices, balancing multiple perspectives and critical approaches Creates a timely and illuminating resource which acknowledges the ambiguity and complexity of Spielberg’s work, and reflects its increasing importance to film scholarship

Annual Report on English and American Studies

Sem . ; jeweils 2 - std . und 6 ECTS ) Hertel The School Novel Lehn Women in
American History Rüttgers The Colour Purple : Alice Walkers Roman und Steven
Spielbergs Film Schmidt F . Scott Fitzgerald and the ' Lost Generation ' Trabert ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105111534405

Category: English philology

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Steven Spielberg

Until the first edition of Steven Spielberg: A Biography was published in 1997, much about Spielberg's personality and the forces that shaped it had remained enigmatic, in large part because of his tendency to obscure and mythologize his ...

Author: Joseph McBride

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1604738375

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 640

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Until the first edition of Steven Spielberg: A Biography was published in 1997, much about Spielberg’s personality and the forces that shaped it had remained enigmatic, in large part because of his tendency to obscure and mythologize his own past. But in this first full-scale, in-depth biography of Spielberg, Joseph McBride reveals hidden dimensions of the filmmaker’s personality and shows how deeply personal even his most commercial work has been. This new edition adds four chapters to Spielberg’s life story, chronicling his extraordinarily active and creative period from 1997 to the present, a period in which he has balanced his executive duties as one of the partners in the film studio DreamWorks SKG with a remarkable string of films as a director. Spielberg’s ambitious recent work—including Amistad, Saving Private Ryan, A. I. Artifucial Intelligence, Minority Report, The Terminal and Munich—has continually expanded his range both stylistically and in terms of adventurous, often controversial, subject matter. Steven Spielberg: A Biography brought about a reevaluation of the great filmmaker’s life and work by those who viewed him as merely a facile entertainer. This new edition guides readers through the mature artistry of Spielberg’s later period in which he manages, against considerable odds, to run a successful studio while maintaining and enlarging his high artistic standards as one of America’s most thoughtful, sophisticated, and popular filmmakers.

Reimagining the American Pacific

During this process of tourism - driven transnationalization , the island of Maui
risks becoming a suburb for Hollywood scriptwriters ; posthurricane Kaua ' i is
doing everything it can to attract more Steven Spielbergs to come over from the
Rim ...

Author: Rob Wilson

Publisher: New Americanists

ISBN: UOM:39015050127870

Category: History

Page: 295

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In this compelling critique Rob Wilson explores the creation of the "Pacific Rim" in the American imagination and how the concept has been variously adapted and resisted in Hawai'i, the Pacific Islands, New Zealand, and Australia. Reimagining the American Pacific ranges from the nineteenth century to the present and draws on theories of postmodernism, transnationality, and post-Marxist geography to contribute to the ongoing discussion of what constitutes "global" and "local." Wilson begins by tracing the arrival of American commerce and culture in the Pacific through missionary and imperial forces in the nineteenth century and the parallel development of Asia/Pacific as an idea. Using an impressive range of texts--from works by Herman Melville, James Michener, Maori and Western Samoan novelists, and Bamboo Ridge poets to Baywatch, films and musicals such as South Pacific and Blue Hawaii, and native Hawaiian shark god poetry--Wilson illustrates what it means for a space to be "regionalized." Claiming that such places become more open to transnational flows of information, labor, finance, media, and global commodities, he explains how they then become isolated, their borders simultaneously crossed and fixed. In the case of Hawai'i, Wilson argues that culturally innovative, risky forms of symbol making and a broader--more global--vision of local plight are needed to counterbalance the racism and increasing imbalance of cultural capital and goods in the emerging postplantation and tourist-centered economy. Reimagining the American Pacific leaves the reader with a new understanding of the complex interactions of global and local economies and cultures in a region that, since the 1970s, has been a leading trading partner of the United States. It is an engaging and provocative contribution to the fields of Asian and American studies, as well as those of cultural studies and theory, literary criticism, and popular culture.

Spielberg s Holocaust

"This anthology of essays on Steven Spielberg's 1993 film is a solid achievement.

Author: Yosefa Loshitzky

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253210984

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 250

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"This anthology of essays on Steven Spielberg's 1993 film is a solid achievement. It is a repository of considerable critical insight and frequently passionate argument." —Holocaust and Genocide Studies "An excellent collection; highly recommended for general readers and students at all levels." —Choice "This collection of essays opens further the debate on how to represent the Holocaust as Holocaust representation and memory move into ever-greater areas of daily American and Jewish American culture." —Tikkun ÂSchindler's List not only afforded director Steven Spielberg a cinematic vehicle loaded with Hollywood-hardware to create his master narrative about the Holocaust, the film also invited a renewed scholarly and intellectual discussion about racism, "historical voyeurism" and the "limits of representation." This thought-provoking critical anthology tackles these issues and many others.

Angels in America

" - Jack Kroll, Newsweek This new edition of Tony Kushner's masterpiece is published with the author's recent changes and a new introduction in celebration of the twentieth anniversary of its original production.

Author: Tony Kushner

Publisher:

ISBN: 1559363959

Category: Drama

Page: 333

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes includes Part One, Millennium Approaches and Part Two, Perestroika "Glorious. A monumental, subversive, altogether remarkable masterwork...Details of specific catastrophes may have changed since this Reagan-era AIDS epic won the Pulitzer and the Tony, but the real cosmic and human obsessions--power, religion, sex, responsibility, the future of the world--are as perilous, yet as falling-down funny, as ever.” -Linda Winer, Newsday "A vast, miraculous play... provocative, witty and deeply upsetting... a searching and radical rethinking of American political drama." - Frank Rich, New York Times "A victory for theater, for the transforming power of the imagination to turn devastation into beauty." - John Lahr, New Yorker "An enormously impressive work of the imagination and intellect, a towering example of what theater stretched to its full potential can achieve.” -Philadelphia Inquirer "Angels in America is the finest drama of our time, speaking to us of an entire era of life and death as no other play within memory. It ranks as nothing less than one of the greatest plays of the twentieth century." - John Heilpern, New York Observer "Some playwrights want to change the world. Some want to revolutionize theater. Tony Kushner is that rarity of rarities: a writer who has the promise to do both.” -New York Times This new edition of Tony Kushner's masterpiece is published with the author's recent changes and a new introduction in celebration of the twentieth anniversary of its original production. One of the most honored American plays in history, Angels in America was awarded two Tony Awards for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It was made into an Emmy Award-winning HBO film directed by Mike Nichols. This two-part epic, subtitled "A Gay Fantasia on National Themes," has received hundreds of performances worldwide in more than twenty-six languages. Tony Kushner’s plays include Angels in America; Hydriotaphia, or the Death of Dr. Brown; The Illusion, adapted from the play by Pierre Cornelle; Slavs!; A Bright Room Called Day; Homebody/Kabul; Caroline, or Change, a musical with composer Jeanine Tesori; and The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures. He wrote the screenplays for Mike Nichols’s film of Angels in America and for Steven Spielberg’s Munich and Lincoln. His books include The Art of Maurice Sendak: 1980 to the Present; Brundibar, with illustrations by Maurice Sendak; and Wrestling with Zion: Progressive Jewish-American Responses to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, co-edited with Alisa Solomon. Among many honors, Kushner is the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize, two Tony Awards, three Obie Awards, two Evening Standard Awards, an Olivier Award, an Emmy Award, two Oscar nominations, and the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2012, he was awarded a National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama. He lives in Manhattan with his husband, Mark Harris.

Cinefantastique

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Spielberg's animated alien invasion . ... outside the U.S. , genre serious serial
drama , in anience in imaging " that Steven films are being honored with mation
prime ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106012307218

Category: Fantasy films

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American Film

For such a young man , Steven Spielberg has already had one of the most
remarkable careers in American movies . Having written , directed , and filmed
numerous 8mm movies in high school , he went to college at California State
University ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105007787794

Category: Motion pictures

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Journal of the film and television arts.

Beacham s Popular Fiction in America

His novel The Fan Man ( 1974 ) was characterized by the scholar Steven Murray ,
one of his earliest admirers , as “ a book which ... Steven Spielberg's admiration
for The Fan Man led him to invite Kotzwinkle to Hollywood during the filming ...

Author: Walton Beacham

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000013953027

Category: American fiction

Page: 1574

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100 Years of American Film

Film Quarterly , Winter 1991 . “ Susan Sarandon . ” Entertainment Weekly , Fall
1996 ( Special Collector's Issue ) . E'S Pas SAVING PRIVATE RYAN ( see also
Tom Hanks , Steven Spielberg ) Canby , Vincent . “ Saving a nation's pride of
being ...

Author: Frank Eugene Beaver

Publisher: Macmillan Library Reference

ISBN: IND:30000068218274

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 840

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Entries discuss leading American directors, performers, and other individuals, noteworthy films, technical developments, and artistic trends

The Free American

... slave populations in STEVEN Spielberg's film , Amistad , the New World . ”
which opened in America this week , has To many critics , America is blamstarted
a debate about slavery , the shadow ing slavery for current social problems . it
casts ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89082499914

Category: Conservatism

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The Poor Indians

Indeed , like the house in Steven Spielberg's Poltergeist , America is haunted by
the Indian burial grounds on which it is built , the same graveyards upon which
Philip Freneau , " The Poet of the American Revolution , " built his literary ...

Author: Laura Marie Stevens

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015041785349

Category: Missions

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Parents

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ANAMERICAN TAIL DON BLUTH ... " AN AMERICAN TAILOM DAVID
KIRSCHNER # JUDY FREUDBERG & TONY GEISST DAVID KIRSCHNER AND
JUDY ...

Author:

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ISBN: NWU:35556018261412

Category: Child care

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Halliwell s Who s who in the Movies

A Brief History of the Cinema 589 1975 Lord ( Lew ) Grade announces plans to
spend America : Steven Spielberg's Jaws is a monster hit $ 125m on film
production . His partnership with and will spawn several sequels . Boston's
General ...

Author: Leslie Halliwell

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000049153316

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 593

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The Journal of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan

... movie ever to take in more Debbie Howard . than ¥ 10 billion in Japan ,
surpassing the preAlso making significant inroads into vious record of ¥ 9.6
billion established by Japanese lifestyles are American mail - order Steven
Spielberg's ET .

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ISBN: UCLA:L0081324774

Category: Industries

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Religion and American Culture

Consequently , the European Holocaust powerfully shapes his American identity
. ... combines American and Jewish elements , bringing to mind Walt Disney's
Mickey Mouse and Steven Spielberg's film Fieval Goes West : An American Tail .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112037307102

Category: Christianity and culture

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Australasian Journal of American Studies

Catherine G. Kodat , “ Saving Private Property : Steven Spielberg's American
DreamWorks ' , Representations , no . 71 , Summer 2000 , pp . 77-105 . Laura
Marks , The Skin of the Film : Intercultural Cinema , Embodiment , and the Senses
.

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ISBN: UVA:X006164804

Category: United States

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