Stuart Little: The Art, the Artists, and the Story Behind the Amazing Movie

Stuart Little: The Art, the Artists, and the Story Behind the Amazing Movie


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Published in 1945, E. B. White's classic book, Stuart Little, has sold more than 10 million copies. Because the story demanded that Stuart, the mouse, be as real as his human family, it took the imagination of many people, cutting-edge technology, and the commitment of hundreds of artists, engineers, and filmmakers to finally bring this endearing tale to the screen. Stuart Little represents the first time in movie history that digital stars -- complete with personalities, performances, and lifelike qualities -- share the screen with live actors, both human and feline. How did they do that? This book answers that question in stunning detail.

Here the filmmakers reveal how Stuart was created to look absolutely real, how the actors were cast for both the live-action movie and the voice-overs, how the incredible sets were constructed and designed, how the cats were trained to act on cue, how the music was scored, how the mechanical effects were filmed, and much more.

Featuring the motion picture's complete shooting script by M. Night Shyamalan and Greg Brooker; interesting, informative sidebars from the filmmakers and stars; quotes from E. B. White's original book; cast and crew bios and film credits; and illustrated throughout with more than 200 photos, paintings, blueprints, line drawings, concept art, and computer graphics -- most in full color -- this book is a joyful celebration not only of a film destined to become an American classic but of the evolution of Stuart, from the beloved mouse of the 1940s to an actor for the new millennium.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781557044075
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/19/2000
Series: Pictorial Moviebook Series
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 0.00(w) x 0.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Linda Sunshine is the author of more than sixty books, including novels, humor books, and other Newmarket Pictorial Moviebooks on the films How to Train Your Dragon 2, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, The Mummy: Tomb of the Emperor Soldier, Angels & Demons, and Saving Private Ryan. She lives in Los Angeles.

Table of Contents

The Illustrated Script24
The Filmmakers144
The Cast152
Film Credit Roll154

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