457 pages. Book and Jacket are both in Very good condition throughout. The only exception is a small inscription to the inside page. 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 Movies.
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In Steven Spielberg: The Unauthorised Biography, the film historian and biographer of Fellini and Bunuel John Baxter has written the first full-scale life of the most successful film maker in history, whose hits include Jaws, E.T and Jurassic Park.From the Back Cover:
Steven Spielberg dominates the cinema of the nineties. He is one of the screen's greatest enchanters, with a spellbinding capacity – and a bow-office record – matched by very few. His power now exceeds that of the greatest moguls of Hollywood's golden era, and films like 'Jaws, ET, Close Encounters of the Third Kind' and 'Jurassic Park' have been seen by billions around the world, and have changed forever the way movies are made. How was it that this 'movie brat', from an unhappy and rootless adolescence on the fringes of American society, became one of the most formidable players on the global entertainment scene?.
From 'Duel', which suggested the innate 'film sense' Spielberg would bring to movie-making, to the Oscar-winning 'Schindler's List 'and beyond...
'John Baxter has applied considerable scholarship in his quest to discover what makes Steven Spielberg tick...It is a success story Baxter tells with relish... He has got beneath the skin of his subject for a detailed and eminently readable biography of an enigmatic and complex personality – 'scared of the dark' except when he is in a motion-picture theatre – who intelligent piece of detection work, totally engrossing'.
BRYAN FORBES,' Daily Telegraph'
'Absorbing... Baxter is a shred, witty and very readable writer'.
J.G.BALLARD,' Independent '
'A very valuable book...Baxter's success is beyond question'.
DAVID THOMSON,' Independent on Sunday'
'As polished and perceptive as you'd hope from a writer who has done justice to Fellini and Buñuel...a highly literate survey'.
BOYD TONKIN,' New Statesman & Society'
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0002555875
Book Description Harpercollins, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-000-57-5531005
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