Spielberg: A Retrospective, by Richard Schickel
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Need a reminder about the almighty Hollywood power of Mr. Steven Spielberg? Dude made a talky, long, and historically meticulous Abraham Lincoln biopic (Lincoln) that's about to cross the $100 million box office plateau.
Yes, the guy responsible for E.T., Close Encounters of the Third Kind, the Indiana Jones films, and Jurassic Park still has the magic (read: financial) touch. In the new picture-heavy critical analysis book Spielberg: A Retrospective, veteran movie critic Richard Schickel pairs hundreds of rare production stills with examinations into what makes each of the director's greatest flicks uniquely important. And for those who are sticklers for authenticity, there's even a preface by Stevie.