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A beautifully designed hardcover volume featuring exclusive commentary and never-before-seen art from the creation of the animated motion picture masterpiece!
Don your winged Flight Suit, grab your Dragon Blade, hop on your obedient Night Fury, and get ready for the ride of a lifetime with your favorite dragons and Vikings in the latest installment in the How to Train Your Dragon trilogy! Fans will delight in the discovery of previously unknown dragons, the threat of a heartless villain, and the quest for sanctuary that propels the story to extraordinary new heights (and depths!). Venture into the Hidden World where dragons roam free under the watchful eye of their leader Toothless as, above ground, Hiccup struggles to assume leadership of his tribe.
For fascinating insights into how a major Hollywood action film of gigantic scope and complexity is made—especially one shot entirely on location in Hungary with sets, kingdoms, costumes, weapons, horses, chariots, and warriors that transport us to a world never before seen on film—go to The Art & Making of Hercules, which celebrates the artists, actors, and filmmakers behind the Brett Ratner epic film, starring the incredible Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson and featuring distinguished British actors Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, and John Hurt.
Lavishly illustrated, the book features more than 300 production photos, sketches, storyboards, pre-visualization stills, computer graphics, costume drawings, 3-D renderings, set decorations, digital photo compositions, Weta Workshop concept paintings, and comic book panels and artwork. Laced throughout are cast and crew commentaries, script excerpts, and extracts from the Radical Studios graphic novel that became the inspiration for director Brett Ratner's new vision.
"Every aspect of our movie was meant to deemphasize the use of visual effects and focus instead on tangible in-camera execution….Visually, we wanted to demystify ancient Greece…. Our tale is different from any prior incarnation of Hercules," Ratner explains in his introduction. "No gods. No overt superhuman powers, a complete deconstruction of the myth…Our Hercules is mortal. He is not alone. He wanders about ancient Greece, a world-weary mercenary, haunted by his past, joined by five loyal companions with individuality, specific skill sets, and, most importantly, purpose."
The making of Hercules was as unprecedented as the 3,000-year-old legend itself, and all that excitement is brilliantly captured here for fans and collectors alike.
Every time I yell at my kids, my mother's voice comes out." --Kelly Ripa
How Not to Turn into Your Mother is an uproarious view of the mother-daughter relationship, featuring "What Not to Do!" "A Defense Manual for Daughters," and "Alternative Solutions If You've Already Turned into Your Mother."
How many times do I have to tell you . . .
How many times have you caught yourself saying or doing the exact same thing your mother said/did (you know, the thing you swore you'd never say/do)? It's something you try to avoid your whole life-turning into your mother.
Have you ever looked into the mirror and found your mother (or worse, her body) staring back at you?
This tongue-in-cheek book offers hilarious advice and tips on how to avoid the snare of actually becoming her. And it's not too late; it even contains a special section if you've already turned into her.
Chapters such as "Can Mom Read Your Mind? Yes! And Here's How She Does It!" "Seeking Self-Help: Stop Mothering Yourself," and even "The Benefits of Sulking" are all included.
How Not to Turn into Your Mother also features the "Power Struggles Between Mommy and You" chart, which follows the stages of development in your relationship from prenatal to old age, as well as a sample mother-daughter contract (should you need to go that far).
Sister: The one person in your life who knows nearly every one of your secrets, remembers the time(s) you pulled her hair out by the roots, and still continues to love you unconditionally.
If you don't understand how a woman could love her sister dearly yet still want to wring her neck, then you were probably an only child.
Mom Loves Me Best (And Other Lies You Told Your Sister) humorously exposes all the intricacies and intrigue shared between sisters, the only beings on earth who share family history, the same DNA, similar bone structure, and contempt for insufferable Aunt Gertie. Author Linda Sunshine's razor-sharp wit and humor reveals all aspects of sister relationships, from birth order and sibling rivalries to reasons why your sister's grass is always greener and her carpet's always cleaner.
The book includes tests for determining whether you're a good sister and tips for improving your relationship, getting your piece of action at the dinner table, and 14 surefire ways to drive your sister crazy. Mom Loves Me Best is a hilarious and knowing expose that ponders the age-old question: If she wasn't your sister, would she be your friend?
Linda includes loads of personal anecdotal ammunition. After all, she wrote this book for her sister, Susan, whom she loves, despite telling her to drop dead often enough when they were kids.
For him, she's just that into you:
- If she spends more than six hours a day waiting for you to call.
- If her therapist wants to meet you.
- If she wants to kill herself only to hurt you.
For her, some early warning signs you're obsessed:
- Are you spending more than fourteen hours a day in bed?
- Do you go to church or temple only to pray that he will come back to you?
- Are you frequently misplacing your keys, your wallet, your children and/or your sense of humor?
Ex-girlfriend and author Linda Sunshine will keep you laughing as she divulges the secrets of obsessive love.
Frustrated singles, don’t spend another Saturday night in front of the TV with a pint of Häagen-Dazs!
Bestselling humorist Linda Sunshine’s tongue-in-cheek advice will help you survive and conquer the daunting dating game with aplomb.
This fully revised edition of Sunshine’s 1988 classic includes everything you need to know in the search for the man of your dreams—or at the very least, the man of your mother’s dreams. From online and blind dating to more eccentric methods such as surrogate dating, the quest for your dream date has never been more hilarious. You’ll learn:
•Where to find prospective dates (off-track betting, seedy bars, and the Alaskan Tundra are top picks)
•How to prepare for a date in just under six minutes–or six hours, depending on your schedule
•How to turn that tawdry affair (one date) into a lasting, meaningful relationship (two dates)
•How to wash that man out of your hair–without getting split ends
Complete with helpful tests and quizzes (“How Desperate Are You?” and “Am I a Good Lover, or What?”), Women Who Date Too Much offers single women everywhere this compelling message of hope: “Most people aren’t really in love. They just act that way to aggravate their friends.”