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WINDTALKERS. THE MAKING OF THE FILM ABOUT THE NAVAJO CODE TALKERS OF WORLD WAR II.

Woo, John. (Preface) Bingaman, Jeff, Senator. (Introduction)

ISBN 10: 1557045151 / ISBN 13: 9781557045157
Published by NEWMARKET PRESS., NY, 2002
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Specially INSCRIBED in English & Chinese & dated in year of publication by action/film director John Woo in silver ink on the black front endpaper. Cover letter from Adam Keen, Vice President of Special Projects Marketing at MGM to a voting member of the Hollywood Foreign Press laid-in. Close to fine in a fine dj. (Upper corner tips lightly tapped) An uncommon signature. (B). Bookseller Inventory # 311111

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Title: WINDTALKERS. THE MAKING OF THE FILM ABOUT ...

Publisher: NEWMARKET PRESS., NY

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition.

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With more than 100 dramatic movie and historical photos, the official tie-in to the film starring Nicolas Cage, based on real events about the Navajo Marine code talkers, who developed the only American code the Japanese never cracked—from MGM in June 2002. In the first movie made on the subject, director John Woo (Mission: Impossible 2, Face/Off) reveals the invaluable actions of the Navajo code talkers during the war in the Pacific, heroes whose bravery earned them the Congressional Medal of Honor. The code talkers transmitted radio messages using a secret, efficient, unbreakable code based on their native language. The film's gripping climax takes place during the Battle of Saipan, when the Marines, fighting off the Japanese, must risk their lives to safeguard the code. This full-color companion book tells the fascinating story behind the movie—from facts about the code's creation to historical background of the Navajo nation; from a glimpse into the rigorous code talker training program to production details about transforming a Hawaiian landscape into a Saipan battlefront. The pages are filled with captivating color images from the film and historic photographs from the U.S. Marines and the National Archives, as well personal reflections by Woo and Senator Jeff Bingaman, screenwriters, producers, and actors—plus samples and translations of the Navajo code. Approx. 100 color photos.

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John Woo is the acclaimed director of more than twenty-five American and Chinese films, including Mission: Impossible 2, Face/Off, Broken Arrow, and Hard Target. Senator Jeff Bingaman, D-New Mexico, led the process of awarding the Congressional Medal to the 29 Navajo Marines who developed the code, and silver medals to the approximately 400 Navajo Marines who became codetalkers. Antonia Felix was the co-editor of the illustrated companion book to the movie Pearl Harbor.

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