Three years later, the family moved to Phoenix, Arizona.
The man behind the camera, on the big screen When Haskell, a movie critic who was chosen by Yale University Press to write this entry in its Jewish Lives series of biographies, tells us that she has never been a fan of Spielberg "We both had our blind spots.
The problem was, Spielberg's blind spots were my see spots, and vice versa.
How could a biography based on an examination of his films by a critic who has confessed to not liking the Review title: How could a biography based on an examination of his films by a critic who has confessed to not liking them treat the subject fairly?
After all, the small pages of this short biography are essentially a series of movie reviews in chronological order arranged around brief biographical statements and periods in Spielberg's life; you'll note that for this reason I have shelved the book under Pop Culture, not Biography.
In fairness to Haskell she does provide the basic outlines of Spielberg's childhood and life before the movies, and shows how his childhood as a nervous, fingernail-biting, wimpy Jewish boy with few friends as his parents moved multiple times during his formative years shows up on the big screen in his movies.
We see the ambition and chutzpah kick in as he matures, gets access to a film camera, and gains confidence in his ability to tell a story that buys him acceptance, a confidence and capability he converts into a working education at and then a contract with Universal Studios by the age of And again in fairness to Haskell, reassessing the films from the distance of time and the perspective of a body of work, she finds her critical assessments have shifted toward the positive end of the scale on many of them.
Haskell's unspoken distain is representative of the thought process of those Academy Award voters who for years until Schindler's List, in fact would never honor Spielberg for his art because it made too much money.
To Spielberg's credit, it is in fact his blend of craft, characters, and ability to tell a story that made good, often great movies that earned money because people loved to see them, and finally earned respect from the Academy when they could no longer be ignored when they were great.
So take a few minutes to read Haskell's short life of Spielberg in films, and you might learn a bit about the man, and you will find yourself reliving and remembering what you love about his films as you form your agreements and counterarguments with Haskell.Steven Spielberg: A Life in Films (Jewish Lives) by Molly Haskell is a biography of the prolific director.
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