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The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece

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The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece by Tom Hanks
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May 09, 2023 | ISBN 9780525655596

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The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece is its own universe, complete with a sun, a cast of circling planets, and a limitless number of stars. Its gravity pulls you in and its far reaching, multi-layered, rollicking exuberance holds you in place. I would have been happy to live inside this book forever.” —Ann Patchett, best-selling author of These Precious Days

“This is a wild, ambitious and exceptionally enjoyable novel. A story about how stories happen, with a swirling kaleidoscope of characters across the best part of a century, and a real beating emotional heart. It has a lot of astute and fascinating things to say about comic books, movies, show business, America and human beings. I loved every page.” —Matt Haig; author The Midnight Library, The Humans and Reasons to Stay Alive

“An extravagant, buoyant, joyfully sprawling book, bursting with affection for its characters, for the intricate lore of the movie business, and for the many ways in which human beings are one another’s greatest opportunity.” —Tana French, award-winning novelist of In The Woods and The Searcher

“Do you want to go on an adventure? Who doesn’t? This was a joy to read in that certain kind of way that only happens when it was a joy to write. Tom Hanks is such a natural storyteller that everything feels like he’s telling this story just for you, at a dinner table, and you don’t want the night to end.” Fredrik Backman, author of A Man Called Ove

“With a unique insight and a rare eye for detail, Tom Hanks delivers a stunning, emotionally satisfying tale about the art of storytelling. I never wanted the lights to come up. I could not put it down.” —Graham Norton

“Vibrant, jazzy, witty, snazzily written, with a great sense of time and place, this novel-cum-comic book is one of those rare, unique, pieces of fiction. Loved it.”
—Kate Mosse; author of Labyrinth

“A thoroughly engaging tale….This is a story about what happens behind the cameras. Hanks is at pains to impress upon us that moviemaking is a circuitous process involving a vast network of people — some famous, most not — showing up and doing their best. This is most definitely not a novel about the magic of filmmaking; it’s a novel about the hard work of filmmaking…. a love letter to the industry….The longer you watch Hanks create that glittery surface, the harder it is to look away.” —Ron Charles, The Washington Post

★ ”We all knew he could act, but the publication of Hanks’ Uncommon Type, his excellent 2017 short-story collection, proved he could write, too. Now he’s followed that with a full-length novel, and it is superb.… The writing is spot-on, bringing to the novel all the passion Hanks feels about his profession: “Making movies is complicated, maddening, highly technical at times, ephemeral and gossamer at others, slow as molasses on a Wednesday but with a gun-to-the-head deadline on a Friday.” The whole book is like that: lovingly crafted, a wildly entertaining story beautifully told. If you love movies, you’ll love this book.” —David Pitt, Booklist (starred review)

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