If you like Filmbar’s “Film School” screenings, then join us for Filmbar’s newest film series, “Spielberg Film School”!
“Duel” (1971) – Steven Spielberg’s FIRST feature length film (made as an ABC TV movie of the week)!
Want to learn how to analyze a film? Ever wondered how the great Steven Spielberg got his start? Join us for “Spielberg Film School” where ASU film professor Joe Fortunato will screen, discuss, and provide “live commentary” on this magnificent film debut by Steven Spielberg. We’ll discuss how Duel shows the early style of the great filmmaker, and how it is a precursor to Jaws. If you’ve never seen (or heard of) Duel, you won’t want to miss this chance!
The evening will start with a brief discussion about the background and making of the film. Enjoy your favorite beverage from the bar! Then we will screen the film in FilmBar’s beautiful and comfortable screening room. Think of it as a “living room book club” for film fans! During the film, live commentary will be provided, giving you insights into the filmmaking process and some guidance on how to “read” a film creatively.
After the film, we can discuss what we’ve learned and debate if it lives up to its reputation as a film classic. Come see the film that got Steven Spielberg his start!
(NOTE: While no “homework” or prior knowledge of film or this movie is required, if you’ve never seen the picture, some people might want to watch it for the first time before coming to the event without the interruptions of live commentary to “experience” the film as it was intended. That is a personal choice, of course, and not a requirement to attend!)