The making of another major motion picture masterpiece / Tom Hanks ; comic book illustrations by R. Sikoryak.
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.
- ISBN: 9780525655596
- ISBN: 052565559X
- ISBN: 9781524712327
- ISBN: 1524712329
- Physical Description: 417 pages, 24 pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
- Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 
- Copyright: ©2023
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|Formatted Contents Note:||
Backstory -- Source material -- Development hell -- Prep -- Casting -- The shoot -- Post.
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