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Three years later, the family moved to Phoenix, Arizona. I was embarrassed by the outward perception of my parents' Jewish practices. I was never really ashamed to be Jewish, but I was uneasy at times.
He said yes, and I got an idea to do a Western. I made it and got my merit badge.
That was how it all started. He attained the rank of Eagle Scout. His parents divorced while he was still in school,  and soon after he graduated Spielberg moved to Los Angelesstaying initially with his father. His long-term goal was to become a film director. His three sisters and mother remained in Saratoga.
In Los Angeles, he applied to the University of Southern California 's film school, but was turned down because of his "C" grade average. Studio vice president Sidney Sheinberg was impressed by the film, which had won a number of awards, and offered Spielberg a seven-year directing contract.
It made him the youngest director ever to be signed for a long-term deal with a major Hollywood studio.
When I began to work with Steven, I understood everything. It was immediately obvious to me, and probably everyone else, that here was a young genius. I thought maybe more experience was important, but then I thought of all of those experienced directors who didn't have Steven's intuitive inspiration and who just kept repeating the same old routine performances.
That was called "experience. Hollywood doesn't always recognize talent, but Steven's was not going to be overlooked. I told him so in a note I wrote him.
I wrote to Rod Serling, too.
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I was so grateful that he had approved Steven as the director. I told him he had been totally right. The episode is unusual in his body of work, in that the camerawork is more highly stylized than his later, more "mature" films.
After this, and an episode of Marcus Welby, M.
This futuristic science fiction episode impressed Universal Studios and they signed him to a short contract. He did another segment on Night Gallery and did some work for shows such as Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law and The Psychiatrist, before landing the first series episode of Columbo previous episodes were actually TV films.
Based on the strength of his work, Universal signed Spielberg to do four TV films. The first was a Richard Matheson adaptation called Duel. The film is about a psychotic Peterbilt tanker truck driver who chases the terrified driver Dennis Weaver of a small Plymouth Valiant and tries to run him off the road.
Special praise of this film by the influential British critic Dilys Powell was highly significant to Spielberg's career. Another TV film Something Evil was made and released to capitalize on the popularity of The Exorcistthen a major best-selling book which had not yet been released as a film.
He fulfilled his contract by directing the TV film-length pilot of a show called Savage, starring Martin Landau. Spielberg's debut full-length feature film was The Sugarland Expressabout a married couple who are chased by police as the couple tries to regain custody of their baby.
Spielberg's cinematography for the police chase was praised by reviewers, and The Hollywood Reporter stated that "a major new director is on the horizon. Studio producers Richard D. Zanuck and David Brown offered Spielberg the director's chair for Jawsa thriller-horror film based on the Peter Benchley novel about an enormous killer shark.
Spielberg has often referred to the gruelling shoot as his professional crucible. Despite the film's ultimate, enormous success, it was nearly shut down due to delays and budget over-runs. But Spielberg persevered and finished the film. It also set the domestic record for box office gross, leading to what the press described as "Jawsmania.
One of the rare films both written and directed by Spielberg, Close Encounters was a critical and box office hit, giving Spielberg his first Best Director nomination from the Academy as well as earning six other Academy Awards nominations. This second blockbuster helped to secure Spielberg's rise.
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