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Author: José Díaz-Cuesta

Title: Erotismo y sexualidad en tres películas dirigidas por Steven Spielverg en las últimas tres décadas del siglo XX

Subtitle: -

Translation: Erotism and Sexuality in Three Films Directed by Steven Spielberg in the Last Three Decades of the Twentieth Century

Journal: Revista de Comunicación de la SEECI

Volume: 18

Issue: 33

Year: March 2014

Pages: 59-70

ISSN: 1576-3420 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: Spanish

Keywords: 20th Century | U.S. History | Representations: Films / The Color Purple


Link: Sociedad Española de Estudios de la Comunicación Iberoamericana (Free Access)


Author: José Díaz Cuesta, Departamento de Filologías Modernas, Universidad de la, ResearchGate

Abstract: »This journal article deals with the treatmeant of sexuality and erotism in three films directed by Steven Spielberg: Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Color Purple and Schindler’s List. Each of these films belongs to one of the last decades of the Twentieth century. After going through the three film texts in search of explicit or implicit references to both concepts, it can be concluded that it is possible to observe an evolution in Spielberg’s treatment with the passing of time. In Close Encounters of the Third Kind we find kisses and a subplot which mirrors the approach between a man and a woman. The Color Purple places sexual abuse at the centre of the narrative, without showing it explicityly, and dealing with lesbianism in a very delicate way. In Schindler’s List we can watch the protagonist making love with one of his lovers. But these are only samples of Spielberg’s filmography: the results we have reached invite us to keep on exploring these concepts throughout the whole of his work.« (Source: Revista de Comunicación de la SEECI)


  Resumen (p. 59)
  Abstract (p. 60)
  1. Introducción (p. 60)
  2. Objetivos (p. 62)
  3. Metodología (p. 62)
  4. Resultados (p. 62)
    4.1. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (p. 62)
    3.2. The Color Purple (p. 64)
    3.3. Schindler's List (p. 65)
  5. Discusión (p. 67)
  6. Referencias (p. 68)

Wikipedia: Steven Spielberg: The Color Purple (film)