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Old 01-19-19, 03:02 AM
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Good Movie Making of, Visual history of Book recommendations?

I've become interested in some good Movie Books dealing with the Making of or Visual history of certain movies with lots of good behind the scenes photography or a good chronicling of the movie in production and such.

My sister bought me this book for Christmas




I love the Die Hard series (maybe with the exception of Part 5) and this is an amazing book. I have to admit I'm not a big reader. Never have been and don't really have much time. But, this book sucked me in. Lots of great behind the scenes photos and I'm about 25 pages in and it's one of the most thorough chronicles of the making of the Die Hard series. I'm currently reading up on the making of the 1st movie. I had no idea it was based on a book called "Nothing Lasts Forever" and went through several iterations before it finally became "Die Hard" Also, John McTiernan wasn't a fan of the 1st draft and asked for changes. He also had no plans to direct this movie because he was exhausted after filming Predator.

I don't have a lot of time, but I'm very interested in continuing with this and seeing how they explain how the shit fest that was "A Good Day to Die Hard" got made.

Do any of you have any other good Movie books, Visual history of, Making of book recommendations? Would love to hear some good ones.


I also have this book, which a friend got for me a year ago, but haven't had time to go through it.

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GhostLee - whatever link you were trying to post broke the thread. I had to delete the comment.
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The Jaws Log by Carl Gottleib
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Future Noir the Making of Blade Runner.
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Ah shit, mods, can you delete that post above. It didn't take even though I could see the thumbnails in the body of the post - it got garbled up. I'm not able to delete it myself.
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Re: Good Movie Making of, Visual history of Book recommendations?

Hmmm, I see a few had their posts jack up this thread and had to have them deleted.

Going back to this topic, I'm thinking about picking up this book



The author was on DC Universe recently promoting it and it seemed like he got some good backstage knowledge from the movie since he was on set.

It's not expensive at only $28 and change on Amazon.

There's a bunch of books out there. I think space and time to actually read them are my biggest issues.
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