Show Business: The Autobiography of Peter Pan

In his own words, Spielberg recalls growing up suburban

The past is no foreign country to Steven Spielberg. He lives there in his memory, in his fertile imagination and, triumphantly, in his films. "Everything that I do in my movies," he says, "is a product of my homelife in suburban U.S.A. I can always trace a movie idea back to my childhood." And each summer he invites moviegoers around the world to join him in that holy, haunted place. Here, as recounted to TIME Correspondent Denise Worrell, is the director's own montage of his first 16 years:

My father was an electrical engineer, part of the team that designed the...

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