The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece (Signed Book)

The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece (Signed Book)

by Tom Hanks
The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece (Signed Book)

The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece (Signed Book)

by Tom Hanks

Hardcover(Signed Edition)

$32.50

Overview

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."


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780593537398
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/09/2023
Edition description: Signed Edition
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 2,423
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.12(h) x (d)

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Knopf is an imprint of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, which is a division of Penguin Random House.

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