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The making of another major motion picture masterpiece / Tom Hanks ; comic book illustrations by R. Sikoryak.

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

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593664001
  • ISBN: 0593664000
  • Physical Description: 1 volume ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Large print edition
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf Large Print, 2023.

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General Note:
"This is a Borzoi book published by Alfred A. Knopf."
Large print fiction
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.""-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Superhero films > Fiction.
Comic books, strips, etc. > Fiction.
Motion pictures > Production and direction > United States > Fiction.
United States > Civilization > 1945- > Fiction.
Large type books

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Bethel Public Library NEW LT HANKS (Text) 34030148533174 Adult New Large Type Available -
Booth & Dimock Library - Coventry ALP HAN (Text) 33260000535378 Adult Large Type Checked out 10/19/2023
Brookfield Library F/HANKS LARGE PRINT (Text) 34029154504251 Adult Fiction Large Type Available -
Kent Memorial Library - Suffield NEW LARGE PRINT HANKS (Text) 32518155711065 Adult Large Type Available -
Oliver Wolcott Library - Litchfield LP FIC HAN (Text) 36123132940048 Adult Fiction Large Type Available -
Oxford Public Library LP FIC HANKS (Text) 33530154696485 Adult New Large Type Available -
Plumb Memorial Library - Shelton FIC HANKS L.T. ed. (Text) 34025155682724 Adult Large Type Available -
Ridgefield Library LP F HANKS (Text) 34010154773591 Adult Fiction Large Type Checked out 10/21/2023
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