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Smoke And Mirrors – Special Visual Effects B.C. (Before Computers) by Mark D. Wolf (book review).

September 18, 2021 | By | 2 Replies More
Smoke And Mirrors – Special Visual Effects B.C. (Before Computers) by Mark D. Wolf (book review).

This book, ‘Smoke And Mirrors – Special Visual Effects B.C. (Before Computers)’ by Mark D. Wolf, lives up to its name. Wolf says in his introduction that he isn’t that keen on digital simply because there’s so many people are doing it than having any real stars of special effects anymore. He’s probably right. Name […]

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You Won’t Believe Your Eyes! by Mark Thomas McGee (book review).

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You Won’t Believe Your Eyes! by Mark Thomas McGee (book review).

The sub-title of Mark McGee’s book, ‘You Won’t Believe Your Eyes!’ is ‘A Front Row Look At The Science Fiction And Horror Films Of The 1950s’ should affirm what this book is about. It’s also a revised second edition. If you don’t usually read introductions then the two hilarious introductions by Don Glutz and McGee […]

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The Hollywood Standard: The Complete And Authoritative Guide To Script Format And Style 3rd Edition by Christopher Riley (book review).

April 27, 2021 | By | 2 Replies More
The Hollywood Standard: The Complete And Authoritative Guide To Script Format And Style 3rd Edition by Christopher Riley (book review).

Now ‘The Hollywood Standard: The Complete And Authoritative Guide To Script Format And Style 3nd Edition’ by Christopher Riley will teach you the ropes on how to present a manuscript in Hollywood and not to make silly let alone obvious mistakes that distinguishes the amateur from the professional if you want to be taken seriously. […]

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X-Men: The Art And Making Of The Animated Series by Eric Lewald and Julia Lewald (book review)

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X-Men: The Art And Making Of The Animated Series by Eric Lewald and Julia Lewald  (book review)

I should point out that ‘X-Men: The Art And Making Of The Animated Series’ by Eric Lewald and Julia Lewald is focusing solely on the 1993 TV version. Back then, the X-Men were still only regarded as a comicbook phenomenon and not having a bigger audience who were familiar with the characters. The only animation […]

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The Art Of Disney: Raya And The Last Dragon by Kalikolehua Hurley and Osnat Shurer (book review).

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The Art Of Disney: Raya And The Last Dragon by Kalikolehua Hurley and Osnat Shurer (book review).

We have here, ‘The Art Of Disney: Raya And The Last Dragon’ by Kalikolehua Hurley and Osnat Shurer, of the development of said film and a little more plot than usual. Raya has to save her father and needs to locate the sea dragon Sisu and together they have to find a missing gem. Not […]

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Directing Actors: Creating Memorable Performances For Film And Television 25th Anniversary Edition by Judith Weston (book review).

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Directing Actors: Creating Memorable Performances For Film And Television 25th Anniversary Edition by Judith Weston (book review).

I did ask if there was going to be much different with the ‘25th Anniversary Edition’ re-release of Judith Weston’s ‘Directing Actors: Creating Memorable Performances For Film And Television’ book and told there was. Sixty extra pages for a start. In her intro, Weston points out that her original book is now used as the […]

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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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