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Collection: 7-day Books
Call Number: F
Author: Hanks, Tom
Title: The making of another major motion picture masterpiece /
Summary, etc. note: "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.""--

International Standard Book Number: 9780525655596
International Standard Book Number: 9781524712327
: (hardcover)
: (trade paperback)
: (ebook)
Canceled/invalid ISBN: 9780525655602
Description conventions: rda
Authentication code: pcc
Geographic area code: n-us---
Classification number: PS3608.A71522
Item number: M35 2023
Edition number: 23/eng/20220916
Classification number: 813/.6
Relator term: author.
Statement of responsibility, etc.: Tom Hanks ; comic book illustrations by R. Sikoryak.
Edition statement: First edition
Place of publication: New York , NY
Name of publisher: Alfred A Knopf/ Random House Children's
Date of publication: 2023
Projected publication date: 2303
: New York :
: Alfred A. Knopf,
: 2023.
Extent: 417 pages
: rdacontent
: text
: txt
: rdamedia
: unmediated
: n
: rdacarrier
: volume
: nc
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.
: Provided by publisher.
Source of acquisition: B&T 5/19/23
Purchase price: 32.50
Subject: Superhero films
Subject: Comic books, strips, etc.
Subject: Motion pictures
Subject: Producers and Directors
Form subdivision: Fiction.
Form subdivision: Fiction.
Form subdivision: Fiction.
General subdivision: Production and direction
Geographic subdivision: United States
Geographic name: United States
Form subdivision: Fiction.
General subdivision: Civilization
Chronological subdivision: 1945-
Personal name: Sikoryak, R.,
Relator term: illustrator.
: acquire
: 1 shelf copy
: policy default
: LBSOR 2022-09-11
: xk02 2022-09-16 to CIP (telework)
: 2022-09-11

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