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This Book Was About The First Season Of The Television Show 'alias'. It Was Called "Alias: Declassified"

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The book "Alias: Declassified" is about the first season of the television show Alias. The author is Mark Cotta Vaz. He toured the production offices. He talked to just about everyone on the cast and crew. . This book is good for basic information about the television show Alias. The book starts with short bios of the actors and the characters they playJ. J. Abrams created the show. He loved James Bond movies in grade school. He was working on the show Felicity when he had an idea, "Wouldn't be cool if Felicity were recruited by the CIA, because she could go on incredible missions and have kick-ass fights and stunts." He was only joking, but he wrote that idea down to work on later. Felicity was about a young woman dealing with adult life. This show is about a young woman dealing with her dysfunctional family. Sydney Bristow just happens to be a spy.A typical episode of a drama series is set into four acts. There will be a short teaser then go right to commercial. Abrams had realized that the audience would be bigger if the show had a cliffhanger in every episode. Most of the episodes of Alias open with Sidney in distress and then go on for about ten minuets before the first commercial.Alias has no bible. A bible is the show's guide that writers and producers accept as the "god's honest" truth to the reality of that show. J. J. Abrams likes to be able to change things until the last minute.The show is different that other spy shows because of Sydney's personal life. She has a roommate and a friend. Her coworkers all have crushes on her. When Sydney has a mission for SD-6 she also has a mission for the CIA. The audience roots for her to succeed. They forget that the SD-6 missions are for the bad guys.One major plot point is the Rambaldi manuscript. Rambaldi was invented for the show. He was a de Vinci-like inventer that made many prediction about the end of the world. The pictures of It is still unknown how big a part of the show this will be. It could turn Alias into a show like X-files if they let.Michael Bonvillain is the director of photography. He tells of some of the camera tricks used for the show. "Sydney's Personal life was designed to have a warmer look, and those shots use longer lenses and the camera movement isn't as frenetic." There is a lot of camera motion in the SD-6 scenes. The add smoke to the main agents' space to lower the contrast and make the set look bigger.The show has to stay on focus. At the start of the season, Sydney's roommate was about to be...

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