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The making of another major motion picture masterpiece  Cover Image Book Book

The making of another major motion picture masterpiece

Hanks, Tom (author.). Sikoryak, R., (illustrator.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525655596
  • ISBN: 052565559X
  • ISBN: 9781524712327
  • ISBN: 1524712329
  • Physical Description: print
    pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2023.
  • Badges:
    • Recently Published: 5 / 5.0
    • Top Holds Over Last 5 Years: 4 / 5.0

Content descriptions

General Note:
"This is a Borzoi book published by Alfred A. Knopf."
Formatted Contents Note: Back story -- Source material -- Development hell -- Prep -- Casting -- The shoot -- Post.
Summary, etc.: "From the Academy Award-winning actor and best-selling author: his debut novel. The story of the making of a colossal, star-studded, multimillion-dollar superhero action film...and the humble comic book that inspired it. PART ONE of this story takes place in 1947. A troubled soldier, returning from the war, meets his talented five-year-old nephew, leaves an indelible impression, and then disappears for 23 years. Cut to 1970: The nephew, now drawing underground comic books in Oakland, California, reconnects with his uncle and, remembering the comic book he saw when he was five, draws a new version with his uncle as a World War II fighting hero. Cut to the present day: A commercially successful director discovers the 1970 comic book and decides to turn it into a contemporary superhero movie. Cue the cast: We meet the film's extremely difficult male star, his wonderful leading lady, the eccentric writer/director, the producer, the go-fer production assistant, and everyone else on both sides of the camera. Funny, touching, and wonderfully thought-provoking, this is a novel not only about the making of a movie, but also about the changes in America and American culture since World War II. Bonus material: Interspersed throughout are the three comic books that are featured in the story - all created by Hanks himself - including the comic book that becomes the official tie-in to this novel's "major motion picture masterpiece.""--
Subject: Superhero films Fiction
Comic books, strips, etc Fiction
Motion pictures Production and direction United States Fiction
United States Civilization 1945- Fiction

Available copies

  • 17 of 51 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Thomaston Public Library.

Holds

  • 29 current holds with 51 total copies.
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