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Steven Spielberg – Draft

Steven Spielberg, the only child of Leah and Arnold Spielberg, was born on December 18, 1946 in Cincinnati, Ohio and was also raised in the suburbs of Haddonfield New Jersey and Scottsdale Arizona. Spielberg always had a love and fascination for the movie industry. As a pre-teen, he charged admission to his home movies. At the age of 12, hisfirst production was complete, including script and actors. Just one year later at the age of 13, Spielberg won a prize for a 40-minute war movie he titled Escape to Nowhere. In 1963, at the young age of 16, his 140-minute production of Firelight (which would later inspire Close Encounters) was shown in a local movie theater and brought in $100 profit. After being denied entrance into traditional film schools, Spielberg entered California State University in Long Beach to study English. Steven Spielberg's professional movie career began the day that he decided to jump off a tour bus at Universal Studios Hollywood and wander around the back lots. Apparently he found an abandoned janitors closet and turned it into an office. After some time, the security guards had seen him so often that they would wave him through the gates, no questions asked. Spielberg soon became the youngest director ever to be signed to a long-term deal with a major Hollywood studio, Universal.
Spielberg has a unique style and structure. He uses a variety of camera angles to invoke moods and feelings in his viewers. He is famous for his head shots during an emotional scene and also letting you see through the eyes of various characters in his films. This makes the audience feel more involved in the movie and can keep the audience on the edge of their feet when something unexpected happens. Spielberg has a talent of recreating an event perfectly, right down to the exact set and even perfect gun replicas. The sets from Jurassic Park, Saving Private Ryan, Indiana Jones, and Schindler’s List are extre


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