He is the cinema’s great enchanter. His films have enthralled the young and the old across the globe. Yet many in Hollywood dislike this man. They say he is a child who never grew up. They fear his influence and despite his box-office successes, they made him sweat for 25 years before giving him an Oscar.
Stephen was born on December 18,1947 in Cincinatti, Ohio. His mother was a trained pianist and his father was radio operator in the war, then he worked in computer industry. Stephen shared his father’s enthusiasm for science fiction and the wondrous potential of new technology.
Stephen was short, thin and awkward in his childhood. The best escape for the boy from all his troubles was television. Watching it he could forget his sorrows. Best of all he liked to watch horror films but parents tried to impose limits on his viewing.
In 1953 the family moved to Arizona, where Stephen spent his teenage years. He entered High School, but devoted more energy
In 1962 Spielberg set out to make his first feature, a science fiction adventure called “Firelight”. He wrote his first draft in a night: a story of scientists who provoke an alien invasion. Spielberg ‘s entry into cinema was also his exit from childhood and Arizona. Stephen entered California State College, where he made a 24-minute short film called ” Amblin”. He described the result as a “Pepsi commercial”, but it was good enough to catch the eye of the executive from the famous film studio “Universal”. Spielberg signed the contract; he was 22 and was on his way up. He never did finish college.
Soon “Universal” realized what a gem it had in Spielberg. The studio signed him to make a feature called “Sugarland Express” (1974). The movie
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