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Spielberg At 70

Dec 5, 2017

Jaws, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones. Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan. Close Encounters of the Third Kind and E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. And the list goes on.

Steven Spielberg is very simply the most successful filmmaker in the history of filmmaking.

This year, Spielberg turned 70 years old, and he's currently working on four movies... With 13 (13!) more announced.

This hour: A look at the work of Steven Spielberg.

GUESTS:

  • David Edelstein - Film critic for NPR's Fresh Air and CBS Sunday Morning
  • Molly Haskell - A film critic and the author of six books, including the just-published Steven Spielberg: A Life in Films
  • Dean Kowalski - Professor of philosophy at the University of Wisconsin Waukesha and the editor of the book Steven Spielberg and Philosophy: We're Gonna Need a Bigger Book

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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show, which originally aired on January 12, 2017.