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Steven Awalt

Steven Spielberg and Duel

The Making of a Film Career

Rowman and Littlefield 2014

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Steven Spielberg’s long career as a filmmaker began with television. In addition to episodes of popular TV series, he also directed one of the...

Steven Spielberg’s long career as a filmmaker began with television. In addition to episodes of popular TV series, he also directed one of the most popular made for television movies of all time, Duel. In Steven Spielberg and Duel: The Making of a Film Career (Rowman and Littlefield, 2014), Steven Awalt describes how the film was made, from its beginnings as a Richard Matheson short story, through its quick production schedule and its popularity on both TV and home video.