Movie Stunts and Special Effects
This high-interest series takes readers behind the scenes to learn about the various jobs- and famous people- involved in making movies. Written at a level accessible to struggling readers, each book explains a different part of the movie-making process, from scripts and acting to stunts, soundtracks, and special effects. Brief biographies introduce fascinating actors, directors, special effects wizards, and the stunt men and women who entertain us at the movies. Many of the films discussed will be familiar to readers, enhancing their appreciation of movies as well as their desire to read!
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