Spielberg’s Duel: First time filmmaking gold

I am not embarassed in the slgihtest to raise my hand – both hands – as a lover of the work of Steven Spielberg’s work.

His first film was Dual, back in 1971, and he struggled with what all first time filmmakers struggle with: limited resources.

Over at (the most excellent, often quoted) Cinephilia and Beyond website is a very comprehensive article covering all the aspects of this film. They even include a PDF copy of the script!

The post mines heavily from the inciteful book about the subject (creating Spielberg’s career) and the film

If you like the article then definitely get the book. It is a film education in and of itself.

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Phil Smy

I am currently a student in the Raindance Film Degree Masters program. This site comes from the research I am doing as I learn more about film production and distribution.

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