Where Dreams Are Made

A Journey Inside the Movies

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Offering a first look at the unique holdings of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, this book takes readers behind the scenes to reveal insight into the history and magic of film.

Slated to open in late 2019, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will become one of the world's premier institutions dedicated to the past, present, and future of cinema. This book presents some of the iconic collection objects featured in the museum's inaugural long-term, multi-floor exhibition Where Dreams Are Made: A Journey Inside the Movies, which explores the development of movies and moviemaking from 19th-century pre-cinema innovations that made still images move to the imaginative potential of digital filmmaking today. Ranging from props and costumes to cameras and stop-motion animation elements and including Dorothy's ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz (1939), the doors to Rick's 'Cafe Americain' from Casablanca (1942), the Aries 1B Trans-Lunar space shuttle from 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), and Jack Skellington heads from Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)—each richly illustrated object will be accompanied by insights from filmmakers associated with their creation and today's filmmakers reflecting on their importance and continued influence.

With contributions from Kerry Brougher
Hardcover, 224 pages, 23,0 x 23,0 cm, 200 color illustrations
ISBN: 978-3-7913-5877-2
Release date:
US November 08, 2019
UK October 28, 2019


Kerry Brougher

KERRY BROUGHER, Director of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, was Interim Director and Chief Curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C ., Director of Modern Art Oxford, and a curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

DEBORAH HOROWITZ is Deputy Director of Creative Content and Programming at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

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