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William Kallay is an award-winning filmmaker and writer. His film, "Green Tea," won the prestigious Outstanding Writing Commendation Award from the 48 Hour Film Festival in Los Angeles (2004). His follow-up, "Backyard Universe," enchanted audiences in 2006. Kallay's writing has taken him from studio backlots to the red carpet. He has written extensively about filmmakers, film technology and has reviewed hundreds of DVDs and Blu-rays for his website, www.fromscripttodvd.com. He is a former contributing editor to Widescreen Review magazine and writer for Go, the official magazine for AirTran Airways. Kallay lives in Southern California.
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  • Paperback: 282 pages
  • Publisher: William Kallay (November 3, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615494501
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615494500
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.6 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #542,771 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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William Kallay is an award-winning filmmaker and writer. His film, "Green Tea," won the prestigious Outstanding Writing Commendation Award from the 48 Hour Film Festival in Los Angeles (2004). His follow-up, "Backyard Universe, "enchanted audiences in 2006.

Kallay's writing has taken him from studio backlots to the red carpet. He has written extensively about filmmakers, film technology and has reviewed hundreds of DVDs and Blu-rays for his website, www.fromscripttodvd.com. He is a former contributing editor to Widescreen Review magazine and writer for Go, the official magazine for AirTran Airways.

Hi book, "The Making of Tron: How Tron Changed Visual Effects and Disney Forever," takes readers behind the scenes of one of the most influential films of all time.

Kallay lives in Southern California.

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Bill Kallay - Finally gives us 30 year TRON fans a taste of what it was like to be part of making this ground breaking movie. He interviewed as many people as possible giving us in depth stories and trips down memory lane. The photo's are nostalgic and really take you back. I was 16 years old when I saw TRON in theatres and first owned it on RCA Selectivision disc which I still own. I moved on to VHS then DVD and finally Blu Ray. In 30 years TRON remains my favorite movie of all time. I have probably watched it well over 500 times and watched the special feature The Making of Tron over 100. This book is a great addition to my small yet passionate TRON collection. I think Bill Kallay and super TRON fan David Arnspiger should do a book called TRON the collectible and memorabilia achive. Just a thought fROM a 30 year TRON fan. Thanks for the book Bill ... END OF LINE
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This book appears to be a self-published labor of love by William Kallay. I won't lie- the appearance of the book is a bit disappointing the first time you hold it in your hand- the lack of color, the few photos inside, the layout. It is clear that this is a seriously researched work, and it is also quickly evident that this is an "unofficial" book, not sanctioned by Disney. That being said, for Tron fans, there is a lot to like- the author evidently spent much time interviewing the major players behind Tron, and crafts a compelling narrative about the making of the film. It does feel at times like reading someone's self-published dissertation- a bit academic and dry, some unnecessary background info, but there is a ton of good information in here.

As a Tron fan, I'm happy that a book like this is out there, but I do wish that it were illustrated and better laid out. It's somewhat ironic that a book on one of the most visually innovative films of all time is almost entirely bereft of color or photos. I understand why this is- without Disney on board, any photos of the film are out of the question. I wonder why Disney passed on helping to publish this work? That said, it would be some much richer to be able to see color images of the movie while the author details the making of the special effects. All in all, a worthwhile book for Tron fans.
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A fascinating tale of the making of a truly groundbreaking film. This book covers Walt Disney Studios' big gamble in 1982 on an untried technology and a unique group of cutting edge filmmakers. With insightful interviews and a detailed look at the very beginnings of the new world of digital imagery, it is a true story much greater than fiction.
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Author knows his film history . Great exploration of the film history in those heady days ! Looking forward to any other books the author may write in the future .
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