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Red Rackham's Treasure (The Adventures of Tintin) Paperback – June 30, 1974
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The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn is the first in the series of 3D motion capture films based on the iconic character created by Georges Remi, better known to the world by his pen name, Herge, and is due for release in 2011. The film stars Jamie Bell as Tintin, the intrepid young reporter whose relentless pursuit of a good story thrusts him into a world of high adventure, and Daniel Craig as the nefarious Red Rackham. Bell and Craig are joined by an international cast that includes Andy Serkis, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Gad Elmaleh, Toby Jones and Mackenzie Crook.
The Adventures of Tintin (also known as The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn in the United Kingdom) is a 2011 American performance capture 3D film based on The Adventures of Tintin, a series of comic books created by Belgian artist Hergé (Georges Remi). Directed by Steven Spielberg, produced by Peter Jackson, and written by Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish, the film is based on three of the original comic books: The Crab with the Golden Claws (1941), The Secret of the Unicorn (1943), and Red Rackham's Treasure (1944). Spielberg first acquired rights to produce a film based upon the Adventures of Tintin series following Hergé's death in 1983, and re-optioned them in 2002. Filming was due to begin in October 2008 for a 2010 release, but release was delayed to 2011 after Universal opted out of producing the film with Paramount, who provided $30 million on pre-production. Sony chose to co-produce the films. The delay resulted in Thomas Sangster, who had been cast as Tintin, departing from the project. Producer Peter Jackson, whose company Weta Digital is providing the computer animation, intends to direct a sequel. Spielberg and Jackson also hope to co-direct a third film. --Wikipedia --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Red Rackham's Treasure sees our erstwhile hero gallivanting off with Snowy, Captain Haddock and the Thompson Twins after the adventures outlined in "Secret of the Unicorn'. In this book we are introduced to the absent-minded Professor Calculus - it's always great to see how the drawing of characters change after a couple of adventures! - and his amazing shark submarine. Suffice it to say, deep-sea diving, bottles of rum, the odd shark, all lead to the golden treasure in a most unexpected place.
Everyone should read Tintin and this adventure is one of the best.
Looking back, I can only remember those times wistfully and fondly. Tintin showed me the true meaning of adventure. I was always wild eyed with admiration and imagined myself having a dog just like Snowy. And at the time, the hints of racism (like the overtly thick lips of Africans, or the stereotypical portrayal of Indians/South Americans/Asians, even at the time it was drawn) that was portrayed in these books completely went unnoticed by me. I was too naive and a complete fan of the hero - as there were a lot of goodness in him.
Inspite of all that - it was a colorful window to the wonderful world outside my hometown, even if it was quite a bit outdated. In this book's case, it is the wonderful world of underwater exploration.
Highly recommended - just like the rest of the series.
My favorite Tintin story, we learn a great deal about Capt. Haddock's family, and see how Haddock gets Marlinspike Hall and even the treasure in the end! ^_^
This book is unusually large, close to *Twice* the size of the original standard(large) sized editions. Beautifully bound, and very sturdy book. The pages inside are crispy matt-textured, bringing out the colors and ink drawings vividly. The print is sharp, and appears original size.(I expected it to be some what magnified, but perhaps this was the size the drawings were made originally by the artists[yes there were more than Herge..notabale among them being Edward Jacobs who did those splendid renderings of ships, planes and other realistic props] and shrunk for print in the earlier editions).
The story of course is one of the best, and a favorite of many, including me. The thrilling drama, with colorful events, the long sea voyage, and eventual climax of the treasure are the hallmark of Herge, the master story teller. The reason why close to quarter billion copies of his works have been sold since first published.
My personal opinion of this edition is, it is perhaps similar to several curious artifacts that appear in the adventure series itself.. like the model sailboat, Arumbaya statue, the hull of the Unicorn and so on. A great book to have, hold and feel (and perhaps take a deep breath, draw in the fresh smell and its Ok if you plant a kiss too). As far as this being a book to be read, it is surprisingly very comfortable to hold and read, in spite of the size!. The large font size is so easy on the eyes, and so are the gorgeous drawings..coming to life in life size!
If you have grown on Tintin, then there is no choice but to buy this. I *had* to do it, in spite of an embargo on adding to my unmanageable collection of books. And what a jewel in the crown this is!
This was my favorite book when I was younger and Captain Haddock was my favorite character. This is a little disturbing because the captain is an alcoholic. At least he gets liver disease in this one, so it isn't totally glamorized. This is still a great comic to read as an adult. There is slapstick for kids, but also much more complex humor for adults. Even though this is the followup to The Secret of the Unicorn and builds from that plot, Red Rackham's Treasure makes sense and holds together read by itself. If you are going to get just one Tintin book it should be this (my favorite) or The Blue Lotus (very good for history so many prefer it).
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I love the Tintin books, since childhood, now I'm introducing my son to them.Published 12 months ago by Karaoke Krazy
Great comic book and expedite service. Certainly an opportunity to see what Peter Jackson's movie was based on...Published 18 months ago by Maria Cruz
Belgian Airlines just showed off a plane painted exactly like this shark/sub welcoming passengers to the Home of Tintin.Published 20 months ago by Patrick L. Bens
to give this book as a Christmas present for it is not even in fair shape . I am stranded in the woods and can't get to a post office otherwise I would return it .Published 23 months ago by andrew allen
I rarely write any reviews, but this particular item not only meets my expectation, but exceeds it in every way. Read morePublished on November 21, 2013 by Amazon Customer