A surprisingly intimate and thoughtful examination of the life and career of one of the most successful and influential of filmmakers, "
Veteran director Susan Lacy, creator of the PBS series "American Masters," convinced Steven Spielberg to sit down for close to 30 hours of interviews, and also spoke to his parents, siblings, fellow directors like George Lucas, Martin Scorsese and
The result takes Spielberg from his earliest childhood to today, exploring everything from his gift for camera movement to how he used filmmaking to work out personal issues. It not only intensifies appreciation for his work, it gives you a sense of why he is who he is. Premiering Oct. 7 on HBO.
When: 8 p.m. Saturday
Rating: TV-MA (may be unsuitable for children under the age of 17)