About Steven Spielberg
Find out more about Steven Spielberg’s life and career with this timeline of key events and films, from his birth in 1946 right up to the present day.
From daring archaeologists and sea-faring police chiefs to iconic presidents and history-making lawyers, all Spielberg’s films are covered here.
Looking for the best books about Spielberg’s life, or something relating to one specific film? This library checks out all the best volumes on the market.
The films Spielberg hasn’t made are as fascinating as the ones he has. Find out about all the near-misses with this rundown of Lose Spielberg films.
Top 10 Spielberg
Spielberg’s made over 30 films during his five-decade career, but which is my favourite? Find out in this run-down of my ten favourite Spielberg movies.
Spielberg is influenced by a wide-range of people across film, art and history. This page explores those people and the influence they have had.
Spielberg has touched on a number of major historical moments in his films. This page offers ways to find out more about them.
Established in 2011, From Director Steven Spielberg is an unofficial online resource focused on the work and career of Steven Spielberg.
More than just a blog, it aims to get to grips with Spielberg’s films on a deeper level, analysing themes, tropes and motifs that the director repeatedly explores.
The goal is to provide insight that shines a new light on Spielberg’s cinema and helps educate readers on how one of the most significant directors of all time creates his movies.
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Steven Spielberg often uses symbolic objects to explore the act of remembrance in his historical films. This essay explores how by analysing Empire of the Sun, Schindler’s List, Saving Private Ryan and War Horse.
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom takes the daring adventurer into darker territory than any other film in the franchise, and this journey is explored through the use of the colours red and white.
Illustrator Kim Smith recreates Spielberg’s 1982 masterpiece in this wonderful new storybook from Quirk Books and achieves an almost impossible task with great style, charm and humour.
In this new book, author Julian Rice takes an in-depth analytical look at A.I. Artificial Intelligence and how it reflects the voices of its core creators, directors Stanley Kubrick and Steven Spielberg.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind is a film dominated by light. To understand it in more detail, From Director Steven Spielberg invited cinematographer Ken Stachnik to give his thoughts on how the film tells its story through visuals.
Steven Spielberg explores virtual worlds, escapism and the problems they create throughout his work. With reference to a number of his best-known films, this in-depth essay explores how and why he does it.
Throughout his work, Steven Spielberg has sought to give kids control. In this post, I look at how he does that by imbuing objects with a sense of wonder and magic that only children can comprehend.
The BFG is an intimate and poetic film about dreams, memory and storytelling. This essay looks at how Spielberg explores all three in his melancholic adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s novel.
Upon release, Bridge of Spies was described as an idealistic throwback drama. However, there’s much more to the film than that, and this essay explore what the film says about the corruption of American democracy.
When a fifth Indiana Jones film was announced by Disney, there were groans from fans who feared a repeat of Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. But cinema needs Indy and in this blog, I explain why.
Schindler’s List was described as a departure for Spielberg, but in it he maintains many key elements. This essay explores how Spielberg filtered the Holocaust through his personal life to make an important statement.
Growing up, Steven Spielberg suffered from bullying and anti-Semitic abuse, and felt alienated from the world around him as a result. In this essay, I explore how his films discuss loneliness and offer a route out of it.