Jim Henson: The Biography - Brian Jay Jones


Jim Henson: The Biography (Ballantine, $35) is one of my favorite books of the season. Any educator or entertainment aficionado will treasure this exquisite homage to Henson, with its inspired and reverent walk through the creative impulse that drove his imaginative exploration of the field of television and innovative, masterful contributions to Sesame Street and Muppets Inc. Brian Jay Jones’s exquisitely crafted and descriptive storytelling—which has the support and endorsement of Henson’s family, friends, and collaborators—brings a sense of magic and wonder to the unfolding of Henson’s life, from his local beginnings at the University of Maryland and WRC, behind the scenes descriptions of famous and not-so-familiar sketches, to his international fame.

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ISBN: 9780345526120
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Published: Ballantine Books - May 10th, 2016

The Wes Anderson Collection - Matt Zoller Seitz

The Wes Anderson Collection (Abrams, $40), by Matt Zoller Seitz, features interviews with the auteur director responsible for several of the most brilliant movies in the past two decades. From the coming-of-age narratives in Rushmore and Moonrise Kingdom to the family dysfunction of The Royal Tenenbaums and The Darjeeling Limited, and on to the sheer imagination and triumph in The Fantastic Mr. Fox and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, the details as well as the playful tone set Anderson’s films apart. This comprehensive volume is organized by Anderson’s different films, featuring new interviews with the director on each one. There are also new photos, information on Anderson and his team, and enough ephemera to make every movie buff swoon. From the library of fictional works in his films, to the color pallet of each character, this is the book for people who love how movies are made and wonder about the mind behind the most whimsical adventures on film.
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By Matt Zoller Seitz, Michael Chabon (Introduction by), Max Dalton (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780810997417
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Published: Abrams Books - October 8th, 2013

Doctor Who: The Vault: Treasures from the First 50 Years - Marcus Hearn

For fifty years Doctor Who has delighted, puzzled, scared, and obsessed children and science-fiction fans. Celebrating this milestone is a blockbuster anniversary special airing in theaters worldwide, video games, novels, shorts, and this fantastic book. Doctor Who: The Vault (Harper Design, $45) is sure to delight Whovians, BBC aficionados, and lovers of sci fi everywhere. This book boasts scripts, memos and ideas from its show, interviews with companions, several of the Doctors (including Tom Baker, David Tennant, and Matt Smith), and the current show-runner and number-one fan, Steven Moffat. This Tardis blue volume takes you behind the scenes into the journals of River Song, the sonic screwdrivers, the signature costumes, and the BBC programming of 1963 that created this phenomenon.
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ISBN: 9780062280633
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Published: Harper - October 29th, 2013