Fall Focus on Directors: Steven Spielberg
September 2013: Four films from the man who made us believed that we're not alone in the universe, and that dinosaurs could rule the Earth again. Watch the little-seen Duel (Spielberg's first film, which has certain similarities to Jaws) and then take in the films that defined blockbusters: Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial.
About the Films
American filmmakers have been equally as infatuated with the car as the rest of the country. It’s been a key player in hundreds of films, no more so than Billy Wilder’s Sunset Boulevard (1950)...Two decades after Sunset Boulevard, 25-year-old Steven Spielberg and writer Richard Matheson would similarly use the nation’s love affair with the open road in constructing Duel, an ABC TV movie of the week into a taut thriller.