TRON: LEGACY - BEHIND THE FILM
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ABOUT THE BOOK Marketing hype for Tron: Legacy started years before the film's actual. At the 2008 Comic-Con in San Diego, Disney unveiled a teaser trailer for a potential Tron sequel, delighting the stunned audience. Coyly titled TR2N, the teaser created enough buzz to convince Disney executives to continue an ambitious three-and-a-half year marketing campaign. At a cost of $170 million, Tron: Legacy finally debuted on December 17, 2010, surpassing Disney's wildest expectations and grossing a staggering $400 million worldwide. The box office sensation mesmerized audiences with its slick, high-tech depiction of a father-son reunion in a futuristic dystopia. With Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges reprising his role as Kevin Flynn and CLU, the film featured cutting-edge special effects and an electronic soundtrack by Daft Punk. With its lucrative run in theaters complete, Tron: Legacy continues to impress. Pete Hammond of Box Office Magazine observed, "Legacy's great story and acting are matched by great effects.? MEET THE AUTHOR Andrew Soler has published poetry and short stories while working as a newspaper journalist. After selling gas masks and chopping wood in an industrial lumberyard, he quit his job to finish college and earned a BA, Political Science. Andrew then spent five years teaching English, History and creative writing in the bay area. He is interested in provocative music, muscle cars, gritty movies and beatnik literature. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Sam's character growth reflects the story's thematic world. As the film progresses, Sam changes from a jaded, self-interested lone wolf into a selfless hero willing to make sacrifices to bring back his father to the real world. The moment he leaves his father's safe house to find access to the portal -- defying his father's wishes -- is a symbolic moment. No longer the cynical prankster who avoids his father's business, Sam transforms into a warrior willing to take risks for freedom.