It’s everything you thought you knew about Steven Spielberg — and a whole lot more. In less than the running time of perhaps his most critically acclaimed film, “Schindler’s List,” a new documentary takes a deep dive into the life of a filmmaker who began to indelibly shape and change popular culture more than 40 years ago with the summer blockbuster “Jaws.”
The two-and-a-half hour film, titled simply “Spielberg,” premiered at the New York Film Festival last Thursday and on HBO over the weekend, and runs again tonight. The director of the doc, Susan Lacy — who created “American Masters” during her long tenure at PBS and is now with HBO — gives the story behind the project in an email interview with TVWeek Open Mic writer Hillary Atkin. Please click here to read the full report.