Comic-Con: Episode IV : a Fan's Hope

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DK Pub., 2011 - Education - 192 pages
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A photographic look at the world's most exciting pop-culture event.

One of the entertainment industry's most exhilarating, eccentric, and influential events of the year, San Diego Comic-Con International celebrates the weird, wacky, and wonderful world of TV, movies, graphic novels, and…let's not forget, comics.

Oscar-nominated director — and fanboy himself — Morgan Spurlock captures the magic and madness of Comic-Con in a new documentary. This companion book is a photographic celebration of the convention's heart and soul: the fans who attend in costume, in droves, with their kids, with their parents…and with love, awe, and admiration in their hearts.

Hundreds of stunning photos capture the whimsy and wonder, and are accompanied by interviews with the many celebrities who attend, as much to promote their projects as to be part of the fandom:

  • Kevin Smith
  • Seth Green
  • Todd McFarlane
  • Bill Plympton
  • Guillermo del Toro
  • Ellen Page
  • Bryan Singer
  • Eli Roth
  • Kenneth Branagh
  • Seth Rogen
  • Matt Groening
  • Ron Perlman
  • Nathan Fillion
  • Olivia Wilde
  • Gerard Way
  • Frank Miller
  • Tara McPherson
  • and many more

Comic-Con: An All-Access Look at the World's Largest Pop-Culture Event brings the magic, the masquerade, and the mayhem to you — no ticket required.

Morgan Spurlock was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary for his debut film, Super Size Me. He followed up with the well-received Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden, and produced three seasons of the acclaimed TV series 30 Days. Spurlock conceived, wrote, and directed The Simpsons's 20th Anniversary Special in 3-D! On Ice and contributed to the feature-length adaptation of the New York Times Bestseller Freakonomics. His most recent project, The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, hit theaters in 2011.

Alba Tull is an accomplished photographer who has worked with artists and musicians including The Edge (of U2), Jimmy Page, Guillermo del Toro, Bryan Singer, and others. Mrs. Tull's work has been published and exhibited around the world. She served as the photographer and associate producer of Davis Guggenheim's It Might Get Loud, and she is currently working on a special project for the American Film Institute (AFI).

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User Review  - Helcura - LibraryThing

Comic-con is one of the places I want to go, preferably with about $5,000 and a large dolly. This book of photographs with commentary increased my desire, while at the same time adding a bit of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Babsji5 - Goodreads

*sigh* I so want to go to ComiCon, and this just intensifies the desire. Photos and blurbs by attendees. Read full review

About the author (2011)

Morgan Spurlock is an award-winning writer, producer and director. Originally from West Virginia, he graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 1993. In 2004, Morgan's debut feature film, Super Size Me, became the third-highest-grossing documentary of all time. He won the best director prizes at both the Sundance and Edinburgh film festivals. The movie was named to more that thirty-five year-end top ten lists and was a National Board of Review and Critic's Choice best documentary nominee. New York Film Critics Online named it the best documentary of 2004. Don't Eat This Book is Morgan's first book and picks up where the movie left off, diving even deeper into the psyche of a super-sized nation. He currently lives in the East Village in New York City with his vegan fiancee, Alexandra Jamieson, and their manly cat, Sue.

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