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Steven SpielbergA Biography, Second Edition$
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Joseph McBride

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781604738360

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604738360.001.0001

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(p.50) Three “Meshuggeneh”
Steven Spielberg

Joseph McBride

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter describes Spielberg’s intimate acquaintance with fear as a child, brought about by his active imagination; his years in New Jersey, where he grew from two and a half to ten years old; his growing tensions with his father; his early fascination with dinosaurs; the influence of television; and his interest in World War II.

Keywords:   Steven Spielberg, fear, father, New Jersey, dinosaurs, World War II, television

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