Show Business: I Dream for a Living

Steven Spielberg, the Prince of Hollywood, is still a little boy at heart

All is darkness -- as dark as a minute to midnight on the first day of creation, as dark as a movie house just before the feature starts. Then the movement begins, a tracking shot down the birth canal of a hallway, toward the mystery. Suddenly, light! A bright room filled with old men in beards and black hats: sages, perhaps, from another world. At the far end of the room, on a raised platform, is a blazing red light. The senses are suffused; the mystery deepens. There is only one persuasive explanation for this scene. It must be from a...

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