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  • Michael Vitez
  • Rocky Stories: Tales of Love, Hope & Happiness at America's Most Famous Steps 

    Dieser Artikel gilt, aufgrund seiner Grösse, beim Versand als 3 Artikel!

    Lieferstatus:   i.d.R. innert 14-24 Tagen versandfertig
    Veröffentlichung:  2006  
    Genre:  Architektur, Archäologie, Kunst 
    ISBN:  9781589880290 
    Verlag:  Paul Dry Books, Inc 
    Einband:  Kartoniert  
    Sprache:  English  
    Dimensionen:  H 217 mm / B 280 mm / D 11 mm 
    Gewicht:  604 gr 
    Seiten:  130 
    Illustration:  80 colour photos 
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    "Two extraordinarily talented journalists, Michael Vitez and Tom Gralish, have captured this uniquely American phenomenon with whimsy, poignancy, and utter charm." --John Grogan, author of Marley & Me
    Pulitzer Prize-winners Michael Vitez and Tom Gralish of the Philadelphia Inquirer spent a year visiting the Philadelphia Museum of Art to capture the stories of "Rocky runners," who come from all over the world to run up America's most famous steps--just as Sylvester Stallone did in Rocky. People make the pilgrimage to mark a new beginning, to seek inspiration, to celebrate an accomplishment, to find the perfect backdrop for romance, or simply because they love the movie. As one runner says, "It gives you the feeling that anything is possible."
    The authors have uncovered a real cultural phenomenon, one that centers on Philadelphia and draws people to Center City, and yet, as Michael Vitez writes in his introduction, is a true American, and even international, rite of passage.
    The book includes fifty-two profiles and one hundred photographs, together with a foreword by Sylvester Stallone, and interviews with Rocky's Academy Award-winning director John G. Avildsen, composer Bill Conti, and cameraman Garrett Brown.
    In his foreword, Sylvester Stallone sums up his thoughts on the phenomenon: "You can't borrow Superman's cape. You can't use the Jedi laser sword. But the steps are there. The steps are accessible. And standing up there, you kind of have a piece of the Rocky pie."
    * * * * * * * * * *
    Advance praise for Rocky Stories:
    "Rocky Stories captures the sprawling complexity of life. It's a delight." --Mark Bowden, author of Black Hawk Down and Guests ofthe Ayatollah
    "A book that is an absolute joy and an absolute blast and quintessentially American in its hopes and dreams and sweetness." --Buzz Bissinger, author of Friday Night Lights and A Prayer for the City
    "The Rocky steps have become a special place for tourists

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