Empire of dreams: the science fiction and fantasy films of Steven Spielberg

Front Cover
Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Incorporated, 2008 - Performing Arts - 291 pages
In the 1970s and 1980s, along with George Lucas, Spielberg helped spark the renaissance of American SF and fantasy film, and he has remained highly productive and prominent in these genres ever since. SF, fantasy, and horror films form the bulk of his work for over thirty years; of the twenty-six theatrical features he directed from 1971 to 2005, sixteen are of these genres, a coherent and impressive body of work. His films have become part of a global consciousness and his cinematic style part of the visual vocabulary of world media. --from publisher description

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

I dream for a living
1
Paranoid Style
13
Hydrophobia
29
Copyright

12 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2008)

Andrew M. Gordon is associate professor of English at the University of Florida and director of the Institute for the Psychological Study of the Arts. He is the author of An American Dreamer: A Psychoanalytic Study of the Fiction of Norman Mailer, co-editor (with Peter Rudnytsky) of Psychoanalyses/Feminisms, and co-author (with HernOn Vera) of Screen Saviors: Hollywood Fictions of Whiteness, and has many articles and reviews on contemporary American fiction and film, particularly science-fiction film.

Bibliographic information