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My Adventures With Sheena Queen Of The Jungle: The Making Of The Movie Sheena by Yoram Ben-Ami (film book review).

March 20, 2021 | By | Reply More
My Adventures With Sheena Queen Of The Jungle: The Making Of The Movie Sheena by Yoram Ben-Ami (film book review).

Having watched the 1984 ‘Sheena’ film the other night, I can settle down to read the book, ‘My Adventures With Sheena Queen Of The Jungle: The Making Of The Movie Sheena’ by Yoram Ben-Ami. Since I paid attention to the credits, there was an immediate recognise that Yoran Ben-Ami was its producer, although director John […]

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The Art Of Wolf Walkers by Charles Solomon (book review).

February 16, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Wolf Walkers by Charles Solomon (book review).

Here’s one for the books, literally. The animated film ‘The Art Of Wolf Walkers’ was produced and animated in Ireland and a reminder that we still having working units on our side of the pond and not just supplementing other projects. It’s also another film about werewolves. Even better, this book fills you in on […]

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The Art Of Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker by Phil Szostak, foreword by Doug Chiang (book review).

January 29, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker by Phil Szostak, foreword by Doug Chiang (book review).

I’ll be honest, readers, I’ve put off reviewing ‘The Art Of The Rise of Skywalker’ ever since I emerged, blinking into the sunlight a year ago from a trip to the cinema (remember those?) and felt an overwhelming sense of disappointment. ‘Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker’ (2019), JJ Abrams’ final part of the Skywalker […]

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Star Wars: The Jedi Mind – Secrets From The Force For Balance And Peace by Amy Ratcliffe and illustrations by Christina Chung (book review).

January 26, 2021 | By | Reply More
Star Wars: The Jedi Mind – Secrets From The Force For Balance And Peace by Amy Ratcliffe and illustrations by Christina Chung (book review).

‘Mindfulness’, a recent term designed to cover a range of meditation and breathing techniques is big business, worth now at least $1bn. The proliferation of books, apps and online content has exploded in recent years and whereas older texts such as ‘The Tao Of Pooh’ (1982), Benjamin Hoff’s exploration of Taoism seen through the lens […]

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Holly Jolly by Mark Voger (book review).

December 18, 2020 | By | Reply More
Holly Jolly by Mark Voger (book review).

A tiny confession: I’m not the festive type. Can’t eat the food nor drink or socialise with diabetes and agoraphobia medicine and food intolerances being the cause. For those of you experiencing the lack of socialising, it’s just situation normal for me. I thought I ought to admit that in case anyone who knows wonders […]

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The Art Of Pixar (book review).

December 6, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Pixar (book review).

Now, here’s an oddity. If you do the flick page test on ‘The Art Of Pixar’, what you see are strips of colour on practically all the pages. You do have to look close up to see the details and read across the pages to realise you’re looking at storyboards. Pixar director/production designer Ralph Eggleston, […]

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The Disney Princess: A Celebration Of Art & Creativity by Charles Solomon (book review).

December 1, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Disney Princess: A Celebration Of Art & Creativity by Charles Solomon (book review).

When you look at Disney’s early animation features, the common denominator for their most successful is them all having female leads, often a motherless princess. Author Charles Solomon also points out that mothers in the days of fairy tales often died young and step-mothers were pretty common. What makes this book particularly important that for […]

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The Art Of Soul (book review).

November 30, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Soul (book review).

With a title of ‘Soul’ and ghosts, you would wonder where Disney/Pixar are going with this film and who is its target audience? Afterall, are kids into jazz? However, when you also say ‘soul music’, the dots start joining together. Please bear in mind that I’m only examining this book for its pre-production values without […]

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The X-Files: The Official Archives by Paul Terry (book review).

November 19, 2020 | By | Reply More
The X-Files: The Official Archives by Paul Terry (book review).

‘The X-Files: The Official Archives’ is a copy of what was left of the files from the office of FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder after the 1998 office fire. I did have a ponder on this. After all, I thought when Jeffrey Spender was briefly in charge, he shredded many files and Mulder unshredded them. […]

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The Art Of Onward by Drew Taylor (book review).

October 14, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Onward by Drew Taylor (book review).

A peculiar trait of Chronicle Books’ Pixar ‘Art Of-’ books is you don’t really need to know much about the films to enjoy these books. Mostly because there are only hints about the plots and the emphasis is on the preliminary production art as it evolves into a film. Such is with ‘The Art Of […]

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