CITIZEN SPIELBERG by Lester D. Friedman – Book Review by Diane Carson

Lester D. Friedman’s Citizen Spielberg offers a serious, sustained, long overdue analysis of director Steven Spielberg’s entire filmography. Informed by a thorough knowledge of the wide-ranging criticism on Spielberg, Friedman assesses existing scholarship and, in many instances, establishes a fresh, insightful, and convincing new perspective. He fairly evaluates dismissive attitudes toward this prolific, popular director while offering a thoughtful, evenhanded consideration of Spielberg’s films.

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