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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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“This Tremendous Meatgrinder”

“This Tremendous Meatgrinder”

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(p.167) Eight “This Tremendous Meatgrinder”
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Steven Spielberg
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Joseph McBride

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604738360.003.0009

This chapter focuses on Spielberg’s early career as a director. The discussions include Spielberg’s seven-year directing contract at Universal; his jobs directing Joan Crawford in the TV movie Night Gallery and an episode of Columbo; his five-year exclusive contract with Universal as a producer; and his six-year nonexclusive contract as a director for feature films, vidpix, and (episodic) TV.

Keywords:   Steven Spielberg, Joan Crawford, Night Gallery, Columbo, Universal

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