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An Excellent Reference for Fans who Want to Know the Hows, Whys, and Whos.
on December 17, 2011
Have you wondered why and how "The Walking Dead" ended up on AMC instead of another network? Are you interested in the thought process behind keeping Shane alive in the TV series well beyond the character in the comic? Would you like insight into how the actors feel about their characters and some of the events that take place? Do you want to know the ins and outs of some of the auditions for the main cast, the extras, and how the execs of the show secured locations such as downtown Atlanta? Well, this book provides answers to those questions and many more. One of my favorite aspects of this book is that it invites you into the minds of the execs of the show, such as Robert Kirkman, Frank Darabont, and Gale Ann Hurd. They all explain how they became involved with the show, and exactly what their evolving roles are. It makes it that much more satisfying to see them on the show "Talking Dead" which discusses the events of each episode. This book also details which scenes were altered post-production with digital effects, how it was done, who was involved, and the reasons why. An explanation was given as to how the music was composed, who was involved, how the process took place, and the reasons why. Throughout the book, there are constant comparisons between the comic and the TV series, written and illustrated. The sole focus, as far as the TV series is concerned, is on season one. I hope this is the first edition of multiple books with a focus on each individual season. If you can't get enough of "The Walking Dead," this book is a must-own.