How Steven Spielberg Was Able to Become the Youngest Director in Hollywood History | The NY Times Best-Selling Author Alex Banayan Shares the Story – A Knowledge Bomb

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NY Times best-selling author Alex Banayan shares how Steven Spielberg was able to become the youngest director in Hollywood History.

Most people know of Steven Spielberg from his blockbuster hits, Jaws, Jurassic Park, Saving Private and countless movie hits, but most people don’t know how Steven Spielberg got his start in Hollywood. On today’s show, the New York Times best-selling author of “The Third Door” Alex Banayan shares how Steven Spielberg got his start.

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “I love editing. It’s one of my favorite parts about filmmaking.” – Steven Spielberg (Spielberg gained notoriety through his work as the director for Jaws (1975), which was critically and commercially successful, and is considered the first summer blockbuster. Throughout his career he has produced such blockbuster films as: Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), the Indiana Jones series, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, the Jurassic Park series, The Color Purple (1985), Empire of the Sun (1987), Schindler’s List (1993), Amistad (1997) and Saving Private Ryan (1998). He has largely adhered to this outlook during the 21st century, with the critically acclaimed Munich (2005), Lincoln (2012), Bridge of Spies (2015), and The Post (2017). Spielberg co-founded Amblin Entertainment and DreamWorks Studios, where he has also served as a producer for several successful films, including the Back to the Future, Men in Black, and Transformers series. Spielberg later transitioned into producing several games within the video-game industry.)


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