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Watch on of Spielberg’s First Films: Amblin

Check out this rarely seen first film of Steven Spielberg – and the source of his company name - Amblin In 1968, Steven Spielberg was 21 years old and the hippie counterculture was swirling all around, but his mind was focused on one thing only: making movies. Spielberg had been cranking out 8mm films since he Read MoreRead More

Exploring Steven Spielberg’s Cinematic Conventions

Edoardo Nolfo explores some of the cinematic techniques Steven Spielberg utilizes in his most popular films. I have been admiring and studying Steven Spielberg’s filmmaking techniques for some years now and in this post I will share some of my findings. No written description can ever do justice to an artist of Steven Spielberg’s magnitude, Read MoreRead More

A Cinematic Case Study of the Spielberg’s DP: Janusz Kaminsk, ASC

The Black and Blue hosts an 85 page downloadable Case Study of the work of Janusz Kaminksi who’s career covers great Spielberg films including Schindler’s List, Saving Private Ryan, A.I., and Lincoln. Not anymore thanks to cinematographer Stephen Murphy who’s created a series of “personal study documents” – PDF files that compile quotes from a particular cinematographer placed next to stills from Read MoreRead More

Comparing the Opening Scene of “Saving Private Ryan” to the Original Script

Scott Myers compares  Robert Rodat’s first few pages of script to Steven Spielberg’s finished film version: * Rodat uses some of the secondary slugs simply to identify a location (e.g., OFFSHORE, THE CLIFFS) or a character (e.g., A FIGURE, MILLER), but other times he conveys action within the slug itself: A DIRECT HIT ON A NEARBY LANDING Read MoreRead More

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