Spielberg A Retrospective by Richard Schickel

ISBN13: 9780500516089

HB - 292 x 248 mm

250 full-colour and b&w Illustrations



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Steven Spielberg

A Retrospective
by Richard Schickel Foreword by Steven Spielberg

The book

This retrospective celebrates some 40 years of Steven Spielbergs boundless energy and his unwavering commitment to excellence in all areas of his work. The distinguished writer and critic Richard Schickel, himself a documentary filmmaker, applies his unique knowledge of every one of Spielbergs 27 major films to appraise the directors remarkably prolific and varied career. 

Featuring many first-person observations drawn from Schickels interviews with Spielberg, as well as a personal foreword by the director himself, this book presents an insiders perspective on Spielbergs legendary achievements. Impeccably designed and illustrated with over 400 superb images (including revealing behind-the-scenes photos from DreamWorks own archives), Spielberg: A Retrospective is the ultimate tribute to a moviemaking icon, and a book to treasure.


Richard Schickel is an award-winning film critic and documentary filmmaker who has written over 30 books, among them The Disney Version; Brando: A Life in Our Times; You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story; Clint Eastwood: A Retrospective and, most recently, Conversations with Scorsese.  He has also produced some 30 documentaries including, Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin; Woody Allen: A Life in Film; Scorsese on Scorsese, and The Eastwood Factor.

Schickel was a film critic for Life and Time for 43 years, received an honorary doctorate from the American Film Institute, and has held a Guggenheim Fellowship. He has also been awarded the British Film Institute Book Prize and the National Board of Review’s William K. Everson Award for his contributions to film history.