Essay on Steven Spielberg

How does John Williams’ music contribute to the feelings of fear tension and excitement in Steven Spielberg’s Jaws

In the 50’s the science fiction genre of film really took off. So called ‘B movies’ like ‘King Kong’ started to show over sized animals wrecking havoc in the humans lives. This is really where ‘Jaws’ stems from. Many recent films like ‘Anaconda’, ‘Lake Placid’ and ‘Deep Blue Sea’ are descendents from the 1975 ‘Jaws’, […]

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How Does Steven Spielberg Gain the Attention of the Audience In ‘Raiders of the Lost Arc’

In 1981, the film ‘Raiders of the Lost Arc,’ the fast-paced cliffhanger, non-stop action/adventure was released and became a massive summer hit! The film was produced by George Lucas and directed by Steven Spielberg. The audience loved it but the critics hated it! To them it was just another stereotype action movie with a rugged-looking […]

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How Does Steven Spielberg Create Atmosphere and Tension

Most films need to be full of action and tension. This makes the audience continue watching. If these films did not have any action or suspense then nobody would continue watching it all the way through. Also it needs to be interesting so that the audience wouldn’t fall asleep half way through. It needs to […]

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Close Encounters of Third Kind

Close Encounters of the Third Kind Close Encounters of the Third Kind was written and directed by Steven Spielberg. The story first starts off with a group of scientist that discover a bunch of perfect condition fighter planes in the desert that went missing in 1945. After that, a couple of commercial flights reported seeing […]

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Themes In Jurassic Park

Released in 1993, Steven Spielberg’s ground breaking summer blockbuster ‘Jurassic Park’ contains many themes, such as parenthood, money and greed, and the ethics of science. In this essay I will explore these themes and show how the director illustrated them in this film. In the film, Jurassic Park’s owner John Hammond is being sued millions […]

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Jaws – 1874 words – College

Peter Benchley’s novel Jaws was inspired by the Jersey shore shark attacks in 1916. The 1975 horror-thriller was directed by Steven Spielberg who was a very inexperienced director as this was his first major film but he proved himself to be a quality director. This was also the first ever film to utilise the “wide […]

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Steven Spielberg’s movie, Amistad

Steven Spielberg’s movie, Amistad, tells the story of a slave ship revolt that greatly affected the issue of slavery in the United States of America. The U.S. Supreme Court decision to send the slaves back to Africa proved to be a major defeat to the pro-slavery Southerners, and a significant victory for the abolitionists. Spielberg’s […]

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Edward Scissorhands and Hook

“I remember growing up and feeling there is not a lot of room for acceptance. You are taught at a very early age to conform to certain things. It is a situation that is very prevalent and starts from day one at school: this person’s smart, this person’s not smart, this persons good at sport, […]

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Filmic Techniques Used in Jaws

Steven Speilberg directed the epic blockbuster film,Jaws, alongside producers David Brown and Richard D. Zanuck. He is an American film director, producer, screenwriter and undoubtedly one of the most influential personalities in the history of filmmaking. Additionally, Spielberg is the highest grossing filmmaker of all time and his movies have earned in the region of […]

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