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Masters of Make-Up Effects

Masters of Make-Up Effects
Your Price: $54.95 CDN
Author: Howard Berger and Marshall Julius
Foreword by: Guillermo del Toro
Afterword by: Seth MacFarlane
Publisher: Welbeck Publishing
Format: Hardcover
# of Pages: 320
Pub. Date: 2022
ISBN-10: 1802790012
ISBN-13: 9781802790016

About the Book:

Dive into the fascinating world of movie make-up effects with this stunning illustrated oral history of the art form.

Masters of Make-Up Effects is a celebration of make-up artists and acclaimed make-up effects from the world of film and television. Authors Howard Berger and Marshall Julius have gleaned untold stories from the sets of cult classics (Planet of the Apes, An American Werewolf in London, The Thing), fan-favourite film and TV franchises (Star Trek, Star Wars, Harry Potter and the MCU) and modern blockbusters like Dune to chart the fascinating evolution of an industry.

Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of behind-the-scenes photos, many of which have never before been seen in print or on social media, it showcases some of the most iconic make-up effects of all time, while revealing how they came to be in the artists' own words.

Featuring a foreword by Guillermo del Toro, an afterword by Seth MacFarlane, and contributions from more than 50 make-up effects legends, as well as iconic actors including Doug Jones, Robert Englund, James McAvoy and Doug Bradley, and directors Mick Garris and John Landis, Masters of Make-up Effects is the most complete book on movie make-up history ever assembled, and a must read for cinema fans everywhere.

What people say:

"Journalist Julius and Oscar-winning makeup artist Berger have assembled a loving, photo-filled tribute to the people who created special effects movie makeup spanning from 1922's Nosferatu to 2022's Evil Dead Rise. They've assembled an all-star list of filmmakers as contributors who sing the praises of specific artists and fondly recall which films and artists launched their own passion about becoming special makeup artists. Tom Savini (Dawn of the Dead) remembers Man of a Thousand Faces changing his life; Rick Baker (American Werewolf in London) relives working as Dick Smith's assistant on The Exorcist. Tami Lane (The Hobbit) notes getting hooked on Fangoria magazine at age four; and Nick Dudman recalls creating the prosthetics for Jack Nicholson's Joker in Batman. Christopher Tucker recollects creating (with Stuart Freeborn) the creatures in Star Wars (director George Lucas "was the epitome of vagueness. He just didn't know what he wanted."). It's a treat for movie buffs, jam-packed with full-color photographs--many behind the scenes. Includes filmographies for the 67 actors, directors, and makeup artists quoted in the book. VERDICT: This splendid salute to a century of horror and sci-fi film makeup will be a high-demand item for film fans and budding makeup artists." — Library Journal

About the Author:

Howard Berger is a special make-up effects artist with over 800 feature film credits including Dances With Wolves, Casino, Kill Bill 1 & 2, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Make-up as well as a British Academy Award for Best Achievement in Make-up. He lives in Los Angeles, CA.

Marshall Julius is a film critic, blogger, broadcaster and author. He lives in London, UK.