Adventures in Movies- The Hollywood Blockbuster: How Steven Spielberg and George Lucas Changed the Movies

June 19, 2024, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Fraser Public Library

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Adventures in Movies- The Hollywood Blockbuster: How Steven Spielberg and George Lucas Changed the Movies

Who doesn't love action and adventure movies? Join us as we discuss some of the great blockbusters with Brian Rose, professor emeritus at Fordham University. 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 Wind, The 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' 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 (E.T., Jurassic Park, The Empire Strikes Back), 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.

For this virtual event you can either join from home, or come to the library to see the presentation on the "big screen."

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June 19, 2024

6:30pm - 7:30pm

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Fraser Public Library

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