The film maker who ignited a passion for cinema among an entire generation, Spielberg has established himself as the father of the modern movie. Renowned for the blockbusters "Jaws", "Close Envounters of the Third Kind", "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial", the "Indiana Jones" trilogy, and "Jurassic Park"; and revered for such adult masterpieces as "Schindler's List", and "Saving Private Ryan". At his best Spielberg uses breathless directorial mastery, compelling emotional directness and an unerring ability to divine popular opinion. This book offers a comprehensive examination of Spielberg's work to date, from his 18 feature films to his unrealised projects, his amateur and TV output to his experiences as a producer - even his little-known forays into acting are covered. Combining in-depth analysis for the seasoned buff with behind-the-scenes trivia for the casual fan, "The Complete Spielberg" should provide a useful guide to cinema's most accomplished storyteller.
Ian Freer is the reviews editor of Empire movie magazine. He has conducted interviews ranging from Gwyneth Paltrow to George Lucas, appeared on numerous TV shows including The Big Breakfast and contributed to magazines such as Select and Minx. He is also the author of the Empire Film Quiz Book.