Steven Spielberg: A Retrospective

Steven Spielberg: A Retrospective

Richard Schickel
Foreword by Steven Spielberg

Publication: Autumn 2012
Illustrations: 250 colour and b&w
Price: £30
Extent: 288pp
Format: 292 x 248 mm
Binding: Hardback
Territory: World excluding UK & British Commonwealth (Thames & Hudson), North America (Sterling), Sweden (Forma), France (De La Martiniere), Germany (Knesebeck), Spain (Blume)
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  • The definitive illustrated monograph of a true Hollywood icon
  • Published to coincide with the release of Lincoln in 2012
  • Lavishly illustrated with over 250 images from DreamWorks’ archives


In the storied history of movie making, few directors have achieved as long, and as glittering, a career as Steven Spielberg; undoubtedly one of the most influential, and inspirational, minds in cinema.

From the early days of the film enthusiast’s youth, during which time he often charged his friends to attend screenings of his short features, Steven Spielberg: A Retrospective is the definitive retrospective of the extraordinary career of this two-time Oscar-winning director who has brought us some of the highest-grossing, captivating, and enduring films of all time. He has provided generations of movie-goers with classic, unforgettable moments for four decades.

Richard Schickel provides a perceptive analysis and illuminating film-by-film commentary; from the eternally popular underwater thriller, Jaws, and the high-speed adventures of Indiana Jones to the harrowing Academy Award-winning World War II drama, Schindler’s List and the witty romantic comedy The Terminal, each film is explored in insightful detail. This retrospective will also include the latest Spielberg movies Tintin and War Horse, to be released in Fall 2011, before culminating with the long-awaited Lincoln, starring Daniel Day-Lewis.

This beautifully produced book also contains over 250 dynamic images, and revealing behind-the-scenes photos, from DreamWorks’ archives, and includes an foreword from the legendary director himself.