Spielberg scholar Steven Awalt has a book about Duel in the works and he’s published an excerpt from it on his website to whet the appetite.
It’s an excellent read that suggests we’re in for something very special indeed when the complete work is available to the public.
Steven is an authority on Spielberg and film as a whole - his work on his website SpielbergFilms was an inspiration to me, and it’s no exaggeration to say that were it not for Steven, I may not be running this blog.
Do give the excerpt a read, and rush out to buy the book when it’s released. You won’t regret it.
“Duel’ might almost have been a silent film, because it expresses so much through action and so little through the words that are here.”
The New York Times’ Janet Maslin discusses the raw power of Duel in her 1983 review of the film.