Tom Hanks Writes His First Novel Inspired by His Own Journey
As one of the most celebrated actors of his generation, Tom Hanks is, for many, a generational treasure. However, one thing to note about Tom Hanks is that he isn’t just an actor; he does a lot more than simply play a part on a screen. He is also now a writer, and his first book, a novel called The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece, has drawn lots of commentaries. Why?
The book itself is yet to be released but it is supposed to be based on insights and experiences from his own Hollywood journey. The novel is based on a comic book created by the protagonist's nephew. The comic book is based in the 1970s and is turned into a major superhero movie years down the line. It is interesting as it plays a role in trying to explain how things work when a film is being made.
The book is supposed to shine a light on the conflicts that can formulate between the likes of the production team, the crew, the directors, and everyone involved. It is a very interesting idea and one that has definitely caught the interest of many literary fans.
For one, it is a chance to see what Hanks can do with a pen in his hand as opposed to simply using another script. However, this is not Hanks's first major writing project – it is his first novel, but a series of short stories released in 2017 under the name of Uncommon Type was met with some acclaim. Getting to understand a bit more about how movies are made and how the biggest entertainment products come to life is quite interesting – especially when it is told through the guise of a highly interesting novel based around a unique family dynamic.