The making of another major motion picture masterpiece / Tom Hanks ; comic book illustrations by R. Sikoryak.
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8 current holds with 2 total copies.
|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Barnesville Public Library||HAN (Text)||33500013793104||New||On holds shelf||-|
|Breckenridge Public Library||HAN (Text)||33500013793112||New||Checked out||06/14/2023|
- ISBN: 9780525655596
- ISBN: 052565559X
- ISBN: 9781524712327
- ISBN: 1524712329
- Physical Description: 417 pages : illustrations, some color ; 24 cm.
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2023.
"This is a Borzoi book published by Alfred A. Knopf."
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Back story -- Source material -- Development hell -- Prep -- Casting -- The shoot -- Post.
"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.""-- Provided by publisher.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2023 April #1
*Starred Review* We all knew he could act, but the publication of Hanks' Uncommon Type, his excellent 2017 short-story collection, proved he could write, too. Now he's followed that with a full-length novel, and it is superb. As the title suggests, it's the story of the making of a movieâa big-budget superhero movie. But it's so much more than that. Above all, it's a heartfelt tribute to movies and the people who make them. We follow not just the director of this movie, but the creator of the comic book on which it's based (the novel includes a replica of that fictional comic book, drawn by graphic-novel illustrator R. Sikoryak), the director's brilliant production assistant, and an assortment of other characters. Joe Shaw, the book's narrator, is thoroughly compelling, a guy who loves movies and wants us to love them, too. The writing is spot-on, bringing to the novel all the passion Hanks feels about his profession: "Making movies is complicated, maddening, highly technical at times, ephemeral and gossamer at others, slow as molasses on a Wednesday but with a gun-to-the-head deadline on a Friday." The whole book is like that: lovingly crafted, a wildly entertaining story beautifully told. If you love movies, you'll love this book.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Hanks' first novel is a delight that will draw not only the actor's fans, but also movie buffs everywhere. Copyright 2023 Booklist Reviews.
TOM HANKS has won Academy Awards for best actor for Philadelphia and Forrest Gump. He has starred in, among many other films, Big, Sleepless in Seattle, Apollo 13, Saving Private Ryan, The Green Mile, Cast Away, Catch Me If You Can, Captain Phillips, Bridge of Spies, Sully, Toy Story, The Post, and It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, and The New Yorker. He is also the author of a best-selling collection of stories, Uncommon Type.
R. Sikoryak is a cartoonist and an author based in New York City. His illustrations have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
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