Steven Spielberg & the Horror Inside Blockbusters (video essay)

In this video essay, Patrick (H) Willems discusses set pieces—a scene or sequence with escalated stakes and production values, as appropriate to the genre. Highlighting several set pieces in Steven Spielberg’s Jaws, he illustrates why horror may be the key to great blockbusters.

Video Essay by: Patrick (H) Willems


Steven Spielberg: Style & Technique


Steven Spielberg


Jaws