Book News Silet (English, Iowa State U.) collects critical and scholarly explorations of the works of Steven Spielberg that have previously appeared in journals and books. The majority of the contributions are roughly contemporaneous with the film discussed and they are arranged in chronological order. The papers consider ten of Spielberg's films, from Jaws to Saving Private Ryan . Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Rowman and Littllefield The Films of Steven Spielberg provides for the first time a collection of critical writings by professional film critics about the director and his films, bringing together many articles and reviews scattered in often inaccessible specialist publications and professional journals. The opinions vary from complimentary to critical, but they definitely provide a well-rounded view of the films and the director. Twelve of Spielberg's major box office sellers are represented in essays that vary complexity ranging from the heavily theoretical to the more general. For both film students and professionals in the film industry.