Calculus Affair (Tintin) Hardcover – 15 February 2013
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Spielberg first acquired rights to produce a film based upon the Adventures of Tintin series following Hergé's death in 1983, and re-optioned them in 2002. Filming was due to begin in October 2008 for a 2010 release, but release was delayed to 2011 after Universal opted out of producing the film with Paramount, who provided $30 million on pre-production. Sony chose to co-produce the films. The delay resulted in Thomas Sangster, who had been cast as Tintin, departing from the project. Producer Peter Jackson, whose company Weta Digital is providing the computer animation, intends to direct a sequel. Spielberg and Jackson also hope to co-direct a third film. --Wikipedia
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Hergé (Georges Remi) was born in Brussels in 1907. His pseudonym comes from his initials backwards (R.G., as pronounced in French). Over the course of 54 years he completed 23 albums of The Adventures of Tintin series, which is now considered to be one of the greatest, if not the greatest, comics series of all time. With translations published in over 80 languages, more than 230 million copies sold worldwide and a Hollywood movie to its name, Tintin dominates the Comics and Graphic Novels chart even today. Sadly, Hergé died in 1983, leaving his 24th album, Tintin and Alph-Art, unfinished, but his hero continues to be one of the most iconic characters in both adult and children’s fiction.
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- Hardcover : 64 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9781405208178
- ISBN-13 : 978-1405208178
- Item Weight : 440 g
- Dimensions : 22.5 x 0.99 x 29.69 cm
- Publisher : Egmont (15 February 2013)
- Reading level : 5 - 12 years
- Language: : English
- ASIN : 1405208171
- Best Sellers Rank: #53,366 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Those who just don't read comics but like to collect it will surely won't like it.
P.S. The comic is good, no worry about that.
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As far as the story is concerned, I think other reviewers have covered it far better than I ever could. The best Tintin stories feature Captain Haddock rather significantly and this book is certainly no exception to that rule. I have a bit of a man-crush on the Captain, something that is in no way diminished by the knowledge of his rather fast and loose approach to the recommended daily alcohol intake of an average adult. The story itself is almost not even relevant; Once you take the plunge and procure any one single Tintin adventure, the others will surely follow. In my experience, nobody who has ever committed to taking possession of any one of these books had been able to stop before completing the entire collection. That is a testament to the artist's genius.
Nowhere does this creative genius manifest itself more in this volume than on page 10. More than one half of a page, with virtually no words whatsoever. Within eight frames, the Captain goes from contemplating a few verses of 'Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin'' to watching his entire world shatter before his very eyes. No drawing is wasted, and the children love it.
The geatest compliment I can give to any of these books is something my little eight year old relative says quite often; 'Is this written in English?'. Now then, someone with more money than sense (Guilty, as charged) decided to purchase some French copies of these books in order to make himself look intelligent. If there was ever a more clear-cut case of hoping to 'bathe in reflected glory', I have yet to make its rather shady acquiantance. My little eight year old friend reads and she reads extremely well... yet she obviously pays no attention whatsoever to the words within the books. It's all about the artwork - and it's a resounding two fingers to me.
These were the first books I can ever remember being passionate about and it is the images that I myself remember, not the words. Herge was a genius - he brought Captain Haddock and his very attractive blue sweater into existence. For that, I for one am inordinately grateful.
Now in my late 20's, I have decided to purchase all the Tintin books so that when my 2 year old is a bit older, I can share the world of Tintin with him :-D
Avoid this insulting trash, buy the hard copies from anyone except Amazon.