What accounts for the massive global popularity of action films and adventure literature? How do men and women respond to iconic screen stars such as Jackie Chan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Steve McQueen, and Charlton Heston? Action genres have been Hollywood's most profitable global exports for most of its history, their male heroes the subject of much fascination and derision. Bestselling literary thrillers, from The Hunt for Red October to Into Thin Air, have also contributed markedly to popular understandings of male activity. Action Figures takes stock of action narratives' many appeals and recognizes how contemporary crises of gender identity manifest themselves in popular commercial texts.
Foreword by Jude Law
Newt, Tina, Queenie, and Jacob, the beloved heroes of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, are back In The Archive of Magic, an exciting full-color companion volume to Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, readers are transported behind the scenes of J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World for an enchanting, close-up look at Newt Scamander and his colorful trove of cohorts--beasts and wizards alike--alongside familiar names from the Harry Potter universe, including Albus Dumbledore and Nicolas Flamel, as they face off against the evil forces of Gellert Grindelwald, one of the world's most powerful Dark wizards. Brimming with filmmaking secrets, behind-the-scenes photography, and stories from the cast and crew, this keepsake treasury features several removable facsimile reproductions of props and other materials from the movie, along with some very special effects, for a truly fantastic experience.
Officially licensed by Warner Bros. Consumer Products and designed by MinaLima--the creative force behind the graphics and many of the props for the Fantastic Beasts and Harry Potter films--this authorized tie-in compendium is a magical must for Wizarding World fans and cinema buffs of all ages.
Explore the epic art of Pacific Rim Uprising, the highly anticipated follow-up to the 2013 monster hit.The Art and Making of Pacific Rim Uprising takes readers behind the scenes and back into the heart of the epic battle between Kaiju and Jaegers. Showcasing the brilliant concept art behind the film and immersing fans in the creation of a true sci-fi epic, this book will be the ultimate exploration of one of the most anticipated films of 2018.
The Art of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, curated by concept artist Dermot Power, and filled with unique insights from Stuart Craig and the artists themselves about the filmmaking journey, takes you on a thrilling journey through a design process every bit as wonderful as that encountered by Newt, Tina, Queenie, and Jacob in the Wizarding World.
Beautifully designed, and bursting with hundreds of dazzling production paintings and concept sketches, intricate card models of the sets, storyboards, and matte paintings, and sumptuously printed with "magical effects" and enhanced with unique removables, this finely crafted book--officially licensed by Warner Bros. Consumer Products--presents a visual feast for readers, and a truly immersive experience for fans of Fantastic Beasts.
Keep the captivating graphic art of the Harry Potter films close at hand with this miniature art book.From the classic pages of the Daily Prophet to the zany creations of Weasleys' Wizards Wheezes, to the numerous textbooks, posters, and documents created for Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, iconic pieces of graphic design filled the Harry Potter films. One of a new line of palm-sized art books, this keepsake volume showcases the incredible graphic art of the Harry Potter films in a miniature format that fans will cherish.
Keep the fascinating magical creatures of the wizarding world close at hand with this miniature art book featuring concept art from the Harry Potter films.The magical world of the Harry Potter film series is filled with captivating and curious creatures, from the fearsome dragons of the Triwizard Tournament to the crafty goblins of Gringotts Bank to the owls who carry the wizarding post. To bring these creatures to life onscreen, an extraordinary team of artists created a huge collection of sketches, drawings, paintings, and digital renders, drawing some creatures from established mythology and others from the depths of their imagination. One of a new line of palm-sized art books, The Art of Harry Potter: Mini Book of Creatures presents an incredible treasure trove of Harry Potter creature art in a unique miniature format. Filled with behind-the-scenes facts and insights, it's the perfect way to keep the magic and mystery of the Harry Potter films close to your heart.
The Bond movies remain the longest continually running film series in movie history, and 2012 marksits fiftieth anniversary. While there have been other actors that have taken on the coveted role of James Bond, one of the most renowned and beloved 007s"