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Chuck Amuck: The Life and Times of an Animated Cartoonist

Jones, Chuck

Verlag: Avon Books (P), 1990
ISBN 10: 0380712148 / ISBN 13: 9780380712144
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Titel: Chuck Amuck: The Life and Times of an ...

Verlag: Avon Books (P)

Erscheinungsdatum: 1990

Einband: Soft cover

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This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: When ex-Marine Walker Buchanan stops to help Elissa Towers change a tire, he tells himself it's just the neighborly thing to do. And when Elissa finds herself baking him a thank-you pie, she's just returning the favor.right?Both of them have sworn off dating -- Elissa's determined to protect her little girl, and that means ditching her taste for dangerous men.especially former Marines with dark secrets. Walker knows that he's not cut out for hearth and home.his own crazy family made sure of that. But the sparks won't stop flying between them.Now the two are struggling to keep their relationship "just friends," but with every kiss, their rules fly out the window. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_usedgood_0380712148

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Inhaltsangabe: A long line of animated mischief makers sprang from his pen: Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, Daffy Duck, Wile E. Coyote, the Road Runner, Yosemite Sam, and countless others. He's Chuck Jones, one of the giants of animation, and his divinely daffy and unpretentious autobiography will delight readers with begind-the-scenes views of his life. Illustrations throughout, many in full color, plus a Road Runner "flip book" chase sequence.

Rezension: Chuck Amuck: The Life and Times of an Animated Cartoonist is a sort of autobiography of Chuck Jones, the brilliant Warner Brothers animator who created such enduring characters as Wile E. Coyote and Marvin the Martian. Like his best cartoons, Jones skips around to the fun parts, giving a bit of childhood here, a few words of drawing advice there, and a good yarn wherever one fits. Jones also manages to work in a detailed yet somehow never boring description of the long and silly process of making a cartoon. Jones is refreshingly generous about spreading credit around to others. He fondly remembers art teachers, tips his hat to fellow directors and mentors Friz Freleng and Tex Avery, and gives the reader a new appreciation of the layout men who create the backgrounds for animated features. Most engaging are Jones's accounts of office life at Warner Brothers, which sounds like just as much fun as you hope it would be. Jones recounts stories of drawing tables wired to wake up sleeping animators when the boss approached and Cal Howard, a gag writer who ran an illegal commissary out of his metal-lined desk. The book is filled with sketches and color plates of much-loved moments from Warner Brothers cartoons and even includes a quick Road Runner and Coyote scene that comes to life when the pages are flipped. Highly recommended for kids who like to draw and adults who have not lost their appreciation for Looney Toons. --Ali Davis

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