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Charlie Chan at the Movies
Ken Hanke
0786419210
Jan 2004
Paperback
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Classic Images
"the definitive work on the Charlie Chan films"

ARBA
"a very good film-by-film compendium"

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Fiasco: A History of Hollywood's Iconic Flops
James Robert Parish
0471691593
January 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
A film hit or miss often forms two sides of the same coin, notes veteran entertainment observer Parish (The Hollywood Book of Scandals) in this gleefully readable, well-researched study of hubris in Hollywood. Parish's 15 choice box-office busts since 1963's Cleopatra demonstrate how "the combination of ill-matched personalities and tangled situations can result in chaos during the making of a must-succeed, extremely costly Hollywood feature." Parish's criteria in choosing his stinkers include the toppling of major stars (such as Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1993's frenzied Last Action Hero); wild overspending and lavish promotion that don't translate into a noteworthy product (Paramount's extravagant 1969 Paint Your Wagon); and a shaky idea that would never have taken off if not for the overweening enthusiasm of a...


Star Wars Cookbook: Wookiee Cookies and Other Galactic Recipes
Robin Davis
0811821846
September 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
"Consider, young Jedi: Why bake a plain old cookie when you can bake a super-Chewie Wookiee Cookie?" So begins the delightful Star Wars Cookbook. Aimed at young cooks, but fun for all ages, the cookbook provides recipes for treats such as Princess Leia Danish Dos, Twin Sun Toast, Tusken Raider Taters, Sandtrooper Sandies, and the Book Review house favorite, Boba Fett-uccine. (What better way to get young Jedi knights to eat their broccoli?) Author Robin Davis's directions are extremely thorough and safety oriented (as she notes, "the calm and perceptive mind of a Jedi warrior will enable you to prevent most mishaps in the kitchen"), and perfect for kids who are new to cooking. The spiral-bound pages are lightly plasticoated, so if you spill some milk while concocting C-3PO Pancakes, it's easily wiped off. The highlights of...


Pokemon: How to Draw (Pokemon Series)
Tracey West
0439434408
April 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Grab your pencil. Pick up some paper. And get ready to tdraw the coolest, most action-packed Pokemon art ever. Catch step-by-step secret tips on drawing your favorite Pokemon, like Pikachu, Togepi, Chikorita, Meowth, Pichu, Houndour, Lugia, Cyndaquil, and more!Plus, draw bonus poses of Pokemon in action, and create your own battle scenes!You'll be a Pokmon drawing-Master in no time!


King Kong: The History of a Movie Icon
Ray Morton
1557836698
November 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Script magazine columnist Morton, who views King Kong as "an enduring cultural icon," was captivated at age eight by the giant gorilla, and his "Kong-mania went into overdrive" with the 1976 Dino De Laurentiis version. In an effort to survey all feature films in which Kong appears, Morton interviewed surviving cast and crew members, visited archives and trekked to film locations, documenting everything from ape suits, budget woes and optical effects to "Kongs That Never Were." The lengthy opening chapter recaps the making of the 1933 film in exhaustive detail, illustrated with dramatic conceptual art and test shots; an equal amount of space is given to the 1976 remake. Shorter chapters review "The Son of Kong," "King Kong vs. Godzilla," "King Kong Escapes" and "King Kong Lives." Peter Jackson's forthcoming...


Star Wars: Incredible Cross-Sections
David West Reynolds
0789434806
October 1998
Hardcover
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Book Review
Who knew proton torpedoes were so expensive? Apparently that's why Luke only had one pair when he set out to take down the Death Star. And that's not the only bit of trivia you'll bring away from this aptly subtitled Ultimate Guide to Star Wars Vehicles and Spacecraft. Whether you're looking for the bathroom on Jabba's sail barge or you just want to see where Boba Fett catches a few winks on Slave I, this is the book for you. In Star Wars: Incredible Cross-Sections, author-archaeologist David West Reynolds zooms out from cataloguing minutiae as he did in Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary, and instead takes apart the big toys of Star Wars, from AT-ATs to X-Wings. Full-color, exploded technical illustrations get you under the hood of every noteworthy ship in the Star...


The Chronicles of Narnia, The: Lion, Witch, and Wardrobe: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion
Perry Moore
0060827874
October 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The ultimate visual companion and keepsake to the making of the stunning fantasy film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe based on the beloved children's classic by C.S. Lewis.  C.S. Lewis wrote the classic children's series over 50 years ago, and the amazing land of Narnia is finally coming to the big screen. This beautiful book captures the creative energy behind this film and offers the official inside story on how the magic was made.  Includes selections from the script, still shots from the film, photos of the production, an introduction and stories throughout from the producer, Perry Moore, reflections and anecdotes from cast and crew, and much more. By going beyond the usual soundbites which make up traditional 'Making Of' books, this insider's account allows for the real...


Beyond the Wardrobe: The Official Guide to Narnia
E. J. Kirk
0060765534
October 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Just in time for the live-action movie THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE in fall 2005, here are 128 full-color pages packed with everything there is to know about The Chronicles of Narnia’s characters, places, magic, themes, and author




From the Back Cover
Beyond the Wardrobe is the first official full-color guide to C. S. Lewis's best-selling fantasy classics that comprise The Chronicles of Narnia. This extravagant companion is perfect for established fans and newcomers to the books as well as for those who have seen the movie The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Take an exciting tour through the series that has been heralded as the standard by which all fantasy realms must be measured. Everything there is to know is here: Find...


Rebel Without A Crew: Or how a 23-Year-Old Filmmaker with 7,000 Became a Hollywood Player
Robert Rodriguez
0452271878
September 1996
Paperback
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Mapping the World of Harry Potter
Mercedes Lackey (Editor)
1932100598
January 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
This book has not been authorized by J.K. Rowling, Warner Bros., or anyone associated with the Harry Potter books or movies.

New and old fans of the Harry Potter series will welcome this collection of fresh essays on Potter lore, plotlines, and characters. With up-to-date information through book six in the series, this companion volume offers a comprehensive look at the world of Potter through the eyes of leading science fiction and fantasy writers such as David Gerrold, Joyce Millman, and Martha Wells, and religion, psychology, and science experts. Along with feminism, fascism, and moral life, topics include the Three Faces of Severus Snape, Harry Potter as Luke Skywalker, I Am a Hufflepuff: A Look at the Houses, and Harry Potter and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.


Avengers: The Ultimate Guide
Tom DeFalco
0756614619
November 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
From Thor and Iron Man to Captain America and the Incredible Hulk, this exciting book tells readers everything there is to know about Earth's mightiest heroes-from their incredible origins to their superhuman powers. A must for comic fans of any age!

About the Author
Ranking as the web-slinger's top-selling comic-book author, Tom DeFalco has written about the adventures of Spiderman and other super heroes for over 20 years. Tom has been a top writer and Editor-in-Chief of Marvel Comics. He has written many titles for Marvel and DK, including Hulk: The Incredible Guide in 2003.

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