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CONTENTS Introduction List of Diagrams List of Stills List of Tables 1. Origins of the Contemporary Hollywood Blockbuster 2. Poetics of Film Directing 3. Pre-Blockbuster Work: From Amblin' (1968) to Duel (1971) 4. 'Duel with a Shark': Jaws (1975) 5. The UFO Experience: Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977 theatrical release) 6. Serials, Chase Scenes, and Off-Screen Presences: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) 7. Dramas of Suburbia and Authorship: Poltergeist (1982) and E.T. (1982) Or, Who Really Directed Poltergeist? 8. 'Close Encounters of the Prehistoric Kind': Narrative, Narration and Spectacle in Jurassic Park (1993) 9. Precogs Dream of Future Murders (not Electric Sheep): Minority Report (2002) 10. News from Mars: War of the Worlds (2005) Conclusion: The Film Director as Magician Bibliography Index
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Spielberg, Steven, 1946- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Blockbusters (Motion pictures).