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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.).

Summary:
"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.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593664001
  • ISBN: 0593664000
  • Physical Description: 670 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First large print edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf Large Print, [2023]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Back story -- Source material -- Development hell -- Prep -- Casting -- The shoot -- Post.
Subject: Superhero films > Fiction.
Comic books, strips, etc. > Fiction.
Motion pictures > Production and direction > United States > Fiction.
Actors > Fiction.
United States > Civilization > 1945- > Fiction.
Genre: Novels.
Large print books.
Historical fiction.
Humorous fiction.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at York County Libraries.

Holds

  • 0 current holds with 2 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Dillsburg Area Public Library Adults HAN Large Print (Text) 34001001439676 Adult Area Available -
Martin Library Adults HAN Large Print (Text) 33454005946025 Reading Room Available -


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