Spielberg to write for Palazzo retrospective

Spielberg to write for Palazzo retrospective

Palazzo Editions will publish a "major" retrospective of the work of Steven Spielberg in August 2012, written in co-operation with the director.

Steven Spielberg: A Retrospective will be written by film critic and documentary maker Richard Schickel, who made documentary "Spielberg on Spielberg". The book uses Schickel's own interviews with the director and Spielberg will also write the introduction.

Stills from the DreamWorks archive will illustrate his 40-year career, from his first film, "Duel", in 1971, through to "Lincoln", which stars Daniel Day Lewis as US president Abraham Lincoln and will be released in 2012.

Two other new Spielberg films, "The Adventures of Tintin" and "War Horse" are also due this year. Palazzo, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, has agreed co-edition sales agreed at auction with Sterling (North America), De La Martiniere (France), Knesebeck (Germany) and Forma (Sweden).