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Masters of Make-Up Effects

A Century of Practical Magic

Seth MacFarlane Howard Berger Howard Berger Marshall Julius



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05 September 2022
Dive into the fascinating world of movie make-up effects with this stunning illustrated oral history of the art form.

Masters of Make-Up Effects is a celebration of make-up artists and acclaimed make-up effects from the world of film and television. Authors Howard Berger and Marshall Julius have gleaned untold stories from the sets of cult classics (Planet of the Apes, An American Werewolf in London, The Thing), fan-favourite film and TV franchises (Star Trek, Star Wars, Harry Potter and the MCU) and modern blockbusters like Dune to chart the fascinating evolution of an industry.

Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of behind-the-scenes photos, many of which have never before been seen in print or on social media, it showcases some of the most iconic make-up effects of all time, while revealing how they came to be in the artists' own words.

Featuring a foreword by Guillermo del Toro, an afterword by Seth MacFarlane, and contributions from more than 50 make-up effects legends, as well as iconic actors including Doug Jones, Robert Englund, James McAvoy and Doug Bradley, and directors Mick Garris and John Landis, Masters of Make-Up Effects is the most complete book on movie make-up history ever assembled, and a must read for cinema fans everywhere.

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Imprint:   Miscellaneous
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 282mm,  Width: 236mm,  Spine: 26mm
Weight:   1.660kg
ISBN:   9781802790016
ISBN 10:   1802790012
Pages:   320
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Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Howard Berger is a special make-up effects artist with over 800 feature film credits includingDances With Wolves,Casino,Kill Bill 1 & 2,The Amazing Spider-Man 2 andThe Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Make-up as well as a British Academy Award for Best Achievement in Make-up. He lives in Los Angeles, CA.Marshall Julius is a film critic, blogger, broadcaster and author, whose previous books includeVintage Geek (September Publishing, 2019) andAction! The Action Movie A-Z (Batsford Film Books, 1996). He lives in London, UK.

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