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The Pirates! Band of Misfits: The Making of the Sony/Aardman Movie Paperback – International Edition, December 24, 2012

ISBN-13: 978-1408832905 ISBN-10: 1408832909 Edition: Export ed

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens; Export ed edition (December 24, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408832909
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408832905
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 11.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #632,990 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A timber-shivering adventure that speaks to the pirate in all of us Ben Schott A short, deliriously funny novel about incredibly stupid pirates and ham ... I've had to grow a luxuriant beard to conceal the grin that's been compromising my dignity since I read it Ardal O'Hanlon Hilarious. Destined to become a classic of pirate comic fiction Eric Idle Gideon Defoe definitively puts the "Ho ho!" - and, indeed, the "Yo!" - into pirating Caitlin Moran

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Parka TOP 50 REVIEWER on June 26, 2013
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Apparently, The Making of The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists is the official title of this Aardman and Sony Pictures Animation film, and The Pirates! Band of Misfits was the title for the American and Australian release.

This 144-page hardcover authored by Brian Sibley looks at the production process in detail and is filled with great set photos, commentary and art. There are lots of interesting stories, such as getting Hugh Grant to read the line "And?" over 40 times, or looking for miniature eyelids on the floor because some animator dropped it.

The lively and whimsical character designs are from Jonny Duddle. There are sketches, coloured illustrations, sculpts and the finished puppets. The names are real funny. Pirate Captain, Pirate King, Black Bellamy, Cutlass Liz, Peg Leg Hastings and my favourite The Surprisingly Curvaceous Pirate. There are 112 puppets compared to 20 for The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. The logistics of making a stop-motion film like this is incredible and mind-numbing. Several puppets have to be created for each character so that different scenes can be shot at the same time.

The book also covers the making of the set, props, and puppets. Photos of the actual model of the pirate ship and Blood Island is a sight to behold. You also get to see how the puppet armature and what's hidden underneath Queen Victoria's dress -- lots of metal. Many of the costumes are actually made of silicone instead of cloth.

This companion is equally as entertaining as the film.

Highly recommended.

(There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By susan craft on July 28, 2013
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I love this book a lot! It shows a lot of details and work into the making of this movie. I recommend this book to all Aardman fans and Wallace and gromit fans!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John T. foster on January 17, 2013
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Really good look at behind the scenes in how they made the movie.
Wow, lots of hard work goes into a project like Pirates, and this book shows you how.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Paul A. Taylor on September 16, 2013
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This book is just as fun as the movie! Great imagery with some funny lines from the film's voice stars.
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