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The Matrix: The Shooting Script and Complete Storyboards
by Larry & Andy Wachowski (1999) An intimate journey into the mind's eyes of the two brothers who wrote and directed one of 1999's most successful movies of the year. Includes storyboards created for 219 scenes, the complete shooting script, many original sketches, several gatefolds of the conceptual designs, and a section on scenes cut before filming. A must for all Matrix fans! Newmarket Press; ISBN: 1557044058
by Brian J. Robb. (1997). A paperback book with lots of b&w pictures, it covers Keanu's career through Devil's Advocate. There appear to be no original interviews for this book, and it's quite obvious that the author obtained quite a bit on his information directly from KeanuNet, as well as other pre-existing biographies. Plexus Publishing (UK) ISBN 0-85965-245-9 US $15.95
by Corel Amende. (1997). The sub-title of this book is An Inside Look At The Public Careers And Private Lives Of Hollywood's Rich And Famous. It's an entertaining book, with Keanu mentioned no less than 16 times. Mostly rumor and gossip, but fun nevertheless. Plume/Penguin ISBN 0-452-27791-4 $12.95
by Karen Hardy Bystedt. (1996). Karen Hardy's previous book, The New Breed (see below) is long out of print. This new book is very similar, reusing a lot of the original material. Luckily for us fans, however, she has included mostly new photographs. Thus we have quite a few photos of Keanu (some in color) that were not in the older book, and some of them have never been published before at all. The accompanying interview is a rewritten version of the original, done in September 1987. The layout and design of the book is simply dreadful, but the pictures make it worth the price. General Publishing Group ISBN 1-57544-007-5 $17.95
by Greg Gorman. (1997). This large format hardcover book contains those Gorman photos of Keanu made famous by Detour Magazine. Greg really knows how to show off Keanu's assets! Included are four of our favorites, and yes, the nudes are there! Oh, and there are also lots of other great celebrity portraits as well. Rizzoli ISBN 0-8478-1998-1 $75.00
by York Membery. (1996). This tiny hardcover book (3.25" X 4.24") contains 15 color photos of Keanu and the usual biography, all in 74 pages. Paragon Book Service Ltd. ISBN 0-75251-789-9 $??
by David Bassom. (1996). This large format softcover book is loaded with lots of color photos of Keanu's career. The accompanying text that outlines his career is not based on any new or original interviews. Hamlin (an imprint of Reed Consumer Books Ltd.) ISBN 0-600-58990-0 £9.99 in the UK.
by Sheila Johnston. (1996). This hardcover biography of Keanu focuses less on Keanu's private life than on his professional career, and I'm sure Keanu (had he been asked) would prefer it that way. But we do get plenty of details about his career. This is no rehash. Ms. Johnston has conducted many original interviews for the project and spent countless hours in the library. Her resources list is long and detailed, and her Filmography uses production dates, rather than release dates. The more than two dozen photos are mostly familiar, but there were a couple that I had not seen before. Trans-Atlantic Publications ISBN 0-283-06301-7 $39.50 (Sidgwick & Jackson £15.99 in the UK)
a novel by Robert Tine. (1996). Based on the screenplay by Josh Friedman and J.F. Lawton and Michael Bortman. Story by Arne L. Schmidt & Rick Seaman and Josh Friedman. Movie tie-in. No pictures other than the cover. St. Martin's Paperbacks ISBN 0-312-95884-6 $5.99.
by Chris Nickson. (1996). Although billed as "An exclusive look at the
private life of Hollywood's most mysterious hunk," you will not find anything
exclusive here, or anything that you haven't read before except plot summaries
of Keanu's movies that are hardly insightful (and not entirely accurate
either). The facts in the book have been compiled from interviews in such
magazines as Rolling Stone, US, People, and Vanity Fair, and it is quite
obvious that no original interviews of any kind with Keanu or anyone else
were conducted for this book. The photos included with the book (in B&W)
are almost all studio shots that have been previously well-circulated.
St. Martin's Paperbacks ISBN 0-312-95885-4 $5.99.
compiled by George Seminara. (1996). Keanu's mugshot appears on the cover with seven other celebrities. Inside, there are mugshots and arrest records of many celebrities, including Keanu, who was arrested in 1993 for drunk driving. St. Martin's Griffin ISBN 0-312-14374-5 $8.95.
a picture book published in Japan. Lots of pictures of Keanu. And I do mean lots, since this book is only about Keanu. Unfortunately, because I neither speak nor read Japanese, I have no further information other than the ISBN number: ISBN 4-8261-0559-2.
a picture book published in Japan. Lots of pictures of Keanu. Again, because I neither speak nor read Japanese, I have no further information other than the ISBN number: ISBN 4-7648-1760-8.
another picture book published in Japan, with plenty of pictures of Keanu. Yet again, because I neither speak nor read Japanese, I have no further information other than the ISBN number: ISBN 4-8261-0548-7.
another picture book published in Japan, with seven pictures of Keanu, and featuring Keanu on the cover. There are lots of color and b&w pictures of 30 young male stars. ISBN number: ISBN 4-89389-062-X.
by James Cameron-Wilson (1994) contains 4 B&W pictures (plus one small color one on the back of the dust jacket) and a biography on Keanu (which erroneously states that Keanu made a film called Texas Rangers.) There are pictures and biographies of many other stars in the book. Madison Books ISBN 1-56833-038-3 $34.95.
(1994) contains 20 glossy pictures and a 10,000 word biography on Keanu. The pictures tear out of the book so that you can frame them if you like. Oliver Books ISBN 1-870049-96-9 No retail price listed, but generally $7.99.
by Gus Van Zant (1993). Contains the screenplays of the two films (which vary somewhat from the released versions of the films) and an interview with Gus Van Zant about the films. Lots of B&W illustrations. Faber & Faber. ISBN: 0-571-16920-1 $13.95
by Kenneth Branagh (1993). Published in both hardcover and soft cover, this book features the screenplay and lots of photos (many in color) and production notes. WW Norton. Hardcover: ISBN 0-393-03568-9 $25.00. Softcover: ISBN 0-393-31111-2 $14.00
The novel of the film by Fred Saberhagen and James V. Hart (1992). Based on the screenplay by James V. Hart from the Bram Stoker novel. There is an afterword by Francis Ford Coppola and an 8-page color photo insert; three photos include Keanu. Signet ISBN 0-451-17575-1 $4.99.
by Francis Ford Coppola and James V. Hart (1992). Published in both hardcover and soft cover, there are lots of color photos (including quite a few of Keanu) from the production, along with the screenplay and production notes. Newmarket Press. Hardcover: ISBN 1-55704-140-7 $29.95. Softcover: ISBN 1-55704-139-3 $14.95.
by Francis Ford Coppola and Eiko Ishioka (1992). There are lots of color photos (including quite a few of Keanu) from the production. It's mostly about the costumes. Collins Publishers. Hardcover: ISBN 0-00-255167-5 $40.00. Softcover: ISBN 0-00-638243-6 $25.00
by Bronwen Burke (1992). This tiny book (3.25" X 4.5") is only 44 pages long, but features 10 B&W photos and 3 color ones, as well as a biography. Dell Publishing ISBN 0-440-21376-2 $1.49.
A novel by Robert Tine. (1991). Based on a screenplay by Chris Matheson & Ed Solomon. A movie tie-in book. There are no pictures other than the cover. Berkeley ISBN 0-425-13099-1 $3.95.
by Karen Hardy (photos) & Kevin Koffler (interviews) was published in 1988. It has a very nice section on Keanu with an interview and pictures. Unfortunately, this book is now out of print. However, a good used bookstore may have it, so don't give up hope. Henry Holt & Co. an Owl Book. ISBN 0-8050-0774-1 $12.95.