Children in the Films of Steven Spielberg - Children and Youth in Popular Culture (Hardback)
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Children in the Films of Steven Spielberg - Children and Youth in Popular Culture (Hardback)

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Hardback 294 Pages / Published: 13/04/2016
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This collection, representing the work of scholars from a range of theoretical frameworks and disciplines, examines aspects of the preoccupation with children and childhood in Steven Spielberg's films. It includes essays on such films as Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Empire of the Sun, Hook, Jurassic Park, and more.

Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9781498518840
Number of pages: 294
Weight: 562 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 28 mm


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A stimulating and original collection. A range of distinguished scholars have been assembled to reflect on the representation of childhood in Spielberg's work, and collectively they challenge the frequent critical accusations of sentimentality, illuminating instead the sensibility of a director whose work has always shown an unusual sensitivity to the traumas and dangers of childhood and how children (and adults) cope with this sense of anxiety and loss. An important contribution to Spielberg studies. -- Neil R. Sinyard, Emeritus Professor of Film Studies, University of Hull
Adrian Schober and Debbie Olson's collection Children in the Films of Steven Spielberg testifies to the potency of the child figure in Spielberg's films. The essays in this collection reveal that Spielberg's depictions of childhood are shaped by social anxieties about the safety of children, their complicated relations with adults, and the pressures that affect modern families. The collection will generate lively discussions of Spielberg's films across studies of children's literature, childhood and popular cinema. -- Clare Bradford, Alfred Deakin Professor, Deakin University

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