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Waxing on : the karate kid and me  Cover Image Book Book

Waxing on : the karate kid and me / Ralph Macchio.

Summary

Summary:

"A fun-filled memoir by the Karate Kid and Cobra Kai actor that's equal parts nostalgia and contemporary relevance, based on both the classic movies and his current show, which is Netflix's #1 hit and gaining legions of new fans from every generation"-- Provided by publisher.
The movie The Karate Kid crane-kicked its way into the pop culture stratosphere in June 1984. As Macchio reprises his role as Daniel LaRusso in the Netflix show Cobra Kai, he is finally ready to look back at this classic movie and give the fans something they've long craved: a celebratory reflection on the legacy of The Karate Kid in film, pop culture, and his own life. Macchio shares an insider's perspective of -the innocence of the early days, the audition process, and the filmmaking experience-- as well as take readers through the birth of some of the film's most iconic moments. The book focuses on the reason that the characters and themes have endured in such a powerful way, and how these personal experiences have impacted Macchio's life. -- adapted from jacket

Item details

  • ISBN: 9780593185834
  • ISBN: 0593185838
  • Physical Description: viii, 241 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: [New York] : Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2022]

Contents / Notes

General Note:
Place of publication from publisher's website.
Formatted Contents Note:
Becoming the kid -- Soulful magic -- Strawberry shortcake and the cannoli -- The Zabka experience -- The crane takes flight -- The "eighties" of it all -- Frozen in time -- Theories and debates (and the birth of Cobra Kai) -- Impact and inspiration -- Finding balance -- Do-overs -- Waxing onward.
Subject: Macchio, Ralph, 1961-
Actors > United States > Biography.
Karate kid (Motion picture : 1984)
Cobra Kai (Television program)
Martial arts films > United States > History and criticism.
Macchio, Ralph, 1961-
Actors.
Martial arts films.
Martial arts television programs.
United States.
Genre: Autobiographies.
Biographies.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Autobiographies.
Biographies.

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  • 22 / 35 copies available at PINES

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