The Hollywood Blockbuster: How Steven Spielberg & George Lucas Changed the Movies

Monday, June 7, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The Hollywood Blockbuster: How Steven Spielberg & George Lucas Changed the Movies

Hollywood is an industry that has always depended on blockbusters, beginning with The Birth of A Nation and continuing with epics like Gone with the WindThe Ten Commandments, and The Sound of Music. But beginning in 1974, two young filmmakers, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, would together change the way the movie industry made movies. Spielberg's Jaws and Lucas's Star Wars (neither of which was predicted to be a hit) helped launch the careers of the most influential directors of our time. Whether they were making films together (like Indiana Jones) or separately, they introduced the age of the "modern blockbuster", which featured elaborate special effects and thrilling spectacle. This presentation will look at their four decades of filmmaking and discuss how they changed the movies.

Hosted on Zoom; free and open to all. Register here: https://bit.ly/3yEylue.

 

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