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

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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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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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