Steven Spielberg Essays

  • Steven Spielberg Characteristics

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    Steven Spielberg is one of the most influential directors ever, he has directed over 50 movies which has made him inspirational, he has all of the character traits of a leader, and he co-founded the studio ‘Dreamworks’. He has made a large impact on this century and the jewish man is only 68. Mr. Spielberg once said “As a Jew I am aware of how important the existence of Israel is for the survival of us all. And because I am proud of being Jewish, I am worried by the growing anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism

  • Steven Spielberg: The Most Memorable Director

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    Steven Spielberg is an American director whose had countless top grossing films and captured the attention of American audiences. “Jaws”, “Jurassic Park”, “Saving Private Ryan” and 42 more films have been directed by Spielberg and have been credited with countless awards. Spielberg has worked with award winning actors, used groundbreaking technology, and is even considered to be the father of the New Hollywood Era. As a child Steven would film things like family events and occasions and soon went

  • Steven Spielberg Film Analysis

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    When a person hears the name Steven Spielberg, they immediately think of the blockbuster movies, Jaws, Extra terrestrial Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones etc. However, Spielberg has directed other important films, many of which were selected to be saved by the national film registry like Schindler’s List and Saving Private Ryan, for their extreme accuracy in the portrayal of important moments and people in history. However, there is still a debate whether Spielberg should  be considered the best director

  • Steven Spielberg Analysis

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    WHY STEVEN SPIELBERG DESERVES TO BE CALLED AN AUTEUR Steven Spielberg is an American movie director and producer. He is the director of multiple hugely succesful hollywood blockbuster movies like “Jurassic Park” and Jaws. He also directed science fiction movies like Close Encounters of the “Third Kind” and “A.I. Artificial Intelligence” . These are only some of his over 40 movies of which some are mentioned by film critics among the best movies ever made, for example “Schindler’s List” is rated

  • Steven Spielberg: An Altruistic Filmmaker

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    Steven Spielberg: An Altruistic Filmmaker “ You shouldn’t dream your film, you should make it” -Steven Spielberg. Steven Spielberg has done many things to improve the world today and has given back more than just enjoyment to people, he has given in many donations. Steven Spielberg always followed his dreams as a child and look at how much success it has given him today. He is a famous film producer and is the creator of an entire animated film company. Spielberg brought back many moviemaking traits

  • Film Analysis Of Jaws

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    Jaws (Spielberg, 1975) follows the police chief Brody (Rob Schneider), along with oceanographer Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) and shark hunter Quint (Robert Shaw), in their attempt to protect the town of Amity against a Great White shark that is terrorising beachgoers. It was adapted from Peter Benchley’s 1974 novel of the same name. The production of Jaws went past schedule and over budget, and there were malfunctions with the prosthetic sharks that were intended to be used in the film. As a result

  • The Importance Of Violence In Schindler's List

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    Midterm Assignment When one thinks of a violent film I feel as though a Tarantino movie comes to mind instantly. However, in this instance I chose a different violent film. In this assignment, I will be talking about the violence in Steven Spielberg’s 1993 film, Schindler’s List. As most people probably know by now, Schindler’s List is about the Holocaust committed by Adolf Hitler and the Nazi German army. The horrendous acts committed during World War II still haunt people today. A lot of people

  • John Ford And Chesty: A Winning Western Legend

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    He was the academy winning Western legend, recognized as one of the best filmmakers of all time, his name was John Ford. He started out his career in film in July 1914 as an assistant, labourman and actor for his brother, Francis Ford. It was not until 1917 where he made his debut as a director with The Tornado and ended his career in the early 1970s with his last film, Chesty: A Tribute to a Legend as a result of his death in 1973. He started out making films in California, where he later went to

  • Characteristics Of Steven Spielberg As An Auteur

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    chosen to examine Steven Spielberg and what stylistic features he uses to make himself considered as an auteur. An auteur is a director that has a unique style in filming and has complete control of the production process of the film. The three films that I have chosen to focus on are E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982), A.I. Artificial Intelligence(2001) and Close Encounters (1977). These are three of Steven Spielberg's most known films. There a various reasons to why Steven Spielberg has been considered

  • Steven Spielberg The Post Analysis

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    Steven Spielberg’s exhilarating film, The Post, is centered around The Washington Post, a family owned newspaper company, which is racing against the New York Times to exploit the wrongdoings of the U.S. government. It tells the story of the Pentagon Papers and how the Government hid these classified documents from the public along with the United States’ involvement in the Vietnam War for three decades and four presidencies. This film stars Meryl Streep who takes on the role of Katherine Graham

  • Importance Of Cinematography In Jaws

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    This essay will examine the functions and effects of cinematography in Steven Spielberg’s Jaws Jaws follows the police chief Brody, along with scientist Hooper and shark hunter Quint, in their attempt to protect the town of Amity against a Great White shark that is terrorising beachgoers. It was adapted from Peter Benchley’s 1974 novel of the same name. Following its release in summer 1975, Jaws became the highest grossing film As Jaws was one of the first motion pictures to be shot partially on

  • The Characteristics Of Heroism In Schindler's List

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    Steven Spielberg 's “Schindler’s List” is a phenomenal movie that was produced in 1993. The movie won an impressive number of awards for its cinematography and screenplay, but also its plot. The plot was based on the life and effect of Oskar Schindler. Though he had started on the side of the Nazis, Schindler became a hero for the Jews by working to save their lives. Oskar Schindler was one of the most unlikely heroes of WWII. His motivations throughout his pursuit were the defining characteristics

  • Historical Dramatization In The Movie

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    the production of the 2012 film Lincoln practically guaranteed its success. It was the combination of one of the most notable events in American history, the civil war, directed by one of the most coveted movie directors in the film industry, Steven Spielberg. Unlike a lot of films typically in theatres, Lincoln included a sense of realism stemming from its basis in real history. However, for viewers like Gary Gutting, the question arrived of whether the historical dramatization had complete validity

  • Schindler's List Critical Analysis

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    Critical Analysis: Schindler's List is, by far, one of the best films ever made from start to finish. With the use of incredible actors, brilliant cinematography, and superb storytelling and structure, this film has deserved its place in everyone's hearts and it award of 'Best Picture” at the Oscars. This year will mark the 25th anniversary of Schindler's List receiving the elusive award and, even today, the film is still a fantastic sight and deserves the utmost respect. One of the film's many

  • Abbas Kiarostami's 10 Film Analysis

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    Abstract: Iranian films have a unique space in the realm of cinema. They are exceptional, simple, innovative and inspirational. Abbas Kiarostami is a prominent figure of Iranian cinema whose films received international acclaim. His extremely minimalist directorial mode, experimental style and unconventional narrative patterns make his films oppositional to the traditional feature films. He is one of the pioneers of Iranian New Wave cinema. Kiarostami’s Ten (2002) is quintessentially an experimental

  • Dark Water Character Analysis

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    Hideo Nakata 's "Dark Water" is one of the best J-horror films of all time Hideo Nakata, having directed both this one and The Ring, established himself as the most commercially successful filmmaker of J-Horror. "Dark Water" won awards in festivals all over the world, including the Jury’s Choice Award at the 2009 Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival. An American remake with the same name was released in 2005. The book and its manga adaptation were also published in English in the US. Someone

  • Darth Vader: A Tragic Hero

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    “Luke I am your father” (Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back). This is one of if not the most iconic scene in the Star Wars movie franchise. At the time when episodes four, five, and six were the only Star Wars movies out, nobody knew that Darth Vader was Luke Skywalker’s father. Darth Vader was originally Anakin Skywalker. Anakin Skywalker is considered to be one of the most controversial characters because of how he was originally a Jedi who was supposed to bring balance to the force

  • The Use Of Film Editing In Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho

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    Alfred Hitchcock is well-known producer and creator of more than fifty films. His techniques of film editing creates unique reaction and tension within audience during all his movies. These unique techniques can be viewed in one of the famous and classical thriller film “Psycho”. Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” could be one of the iconic films of modern cinematograph. Psycho is a film with interesting and exciting plot, outstanding visual effects and, especially, with great soundtrack. The film effectively

  • The Godfather Film Analysis Essay

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    The Godfather (1972) is said to be one of the greatest films ever made. When this movie was released in 1972, it was nominated for Ten Academy Awards and it won three: Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay. The film was adapted from the book with the same name written by award winning author of mafia fiction, Mario Puzo. This film takes place in a span of ten years following the life of Don Corleone, the head of the Corleone Crime Family. It was a film that changed the history of cinema

  • Essay On Night Vision Technology

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    NIGHT VISION TECHNOLOGY N A Badrinath “A Military that can see at night will always enjoy distinct advantage over an opponent that can’t.” The first thing which comes to our mind when we hear about Night Vision is a Hollywood spy or action movie. We wonder whether it actually happens; answer is yes, with a proper night vision equipment human eye can see objects which are 200 M away even on a cloudy moon less night. Night vision signifies the ability of human eye to see in dark. The capability