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Seeking Perfection: The Unofficial Guide to Tremors: Behind the scenes on the classic horror movie franchise
Binding: Kindle Edition
Format: Kindle eBook
Label: Fountainbridge Press
Manufacturer: Fountainbridge Press
Number Of Pages: 306
Publication Date: 2015-07-20
Publisher: Fountainbridge Press
Release Date: 2015-07-20
Studio: Fountainbridge Press
A behind the scenes look at the making of Tremors and its sequels
"This high-access tell-all...[is] an unexpected treat" - 4/5, Empire
Welcome to Perfection, Nevada
A throwback to the kind of sci-fi B movies that had long gone out of fashion, Tremors was a box office flop that became a home video phenomenon, spawning multiple sequels and a short-lived TV series.
Seeking Perfection: The Unofficial Guide to Tremors is the first book to go beneath the surface of the Tremors franchise, featuring new interviews with more than 50 cast and crew members, including stars Kevin Bacon and Michael Gross, director Ron Underwood, executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, and the monster makers who brought the Graboids to life.
Seeking Perfection also includes:
- Interviews with cast and crew from Tremors 1-5 and the TV series
- Newly-discovered photos from the Tremors set
- Storyboard excerpts
- Commentary on every episode of the TV series
- Exclusive coverage of the special 25th anniversary Tremors screening in Los Angeles
- A look at the 10-year journey from script to screen of the latest sequel, 2015’s Tremors 5: Bloodlines
Seeking Perfection is the ultimate, 100% unofficial, movie reference guide to Tremors!
PLUS! Buy Seeking Perfection: The Unofficial Guide to Tremors in paperback on Amazon US and get the Kindle edition via Kindle Matchbook for no charge! Perfect for anyone who wants to keep a copy on the shelf and carry another with them on their smartphone, or buy a paperback as a gift and keep the Kindle edition.
"Informative, entertaining and, above all, a joy to read" - 9/10, Starburst
More about the book
More than two years in the making, Seeking Perfection: The Unofficial Guide to Tremors features high-profile insight into Hollywood filmmaking from some of the biggest names in the industry.
Starting with co-creators S.S. Wilson, Brent Maddock and Ron Underwood, the book examines their love of B movies and student filmmaking that brought them to Hollywood, before they embarked on ambitious plans to take control of their own big-budget productions, starting with 1986's Short Circuit.
The story then moves to their time working with Steven Spielberg at Amblin, before delving into their plans to make a low budget horror movie set entirely during the daytime, something unheard of in the industry.
Author Jonathan Melville's interviews with executive producer Gale Ann Hurd (Aliens, The Walking Dead) and Universal's Jim Jacks offer rare insight into the minds of those working in Hollywood in the 1980s, with their candid opinions revealing what really goes on behind studio doors.
Seeking Perfection goes on to bring the views of actors Kevin Bacon, Michael Gross, Reba McEntire, Ariana Richards, Charlotte Stewart, Tony Genaro - plus many behind the scenes crew from the first film - into the story, revealing the trials and tribulations of making a monster movie in the desert.
With dozens more interviews covering all of the sequels and the troubled TV series, this reference guide is a must-read for anyone with an interest in filmmaking, screenwriting and TV production.
"In Seeking Perfection you'll find all of the answers to all of the questions you never knew you had about the Tremors series" - Mike White, The Projection Booth