Behind the Scenes: Lords of Dogtown takes readers deep inside the making of this summer’s hotly anticipated film, Lords of Dogtown, starring Emile Hirsch, Victor Rasuk, John Robinson, and Heath Ledger. Set in the 1970s, the film tells the story of a group of teenage surfers from a neighborhood known as "Dogtown" in Venice, California. The "Z-Boys," known for their fearless surfing style, took the death-defying moves they’d perfected on the water to the streets – and in the process inventing the extreme skateboarding style they became famous for. In creating this book, director Catherine Hardwicke worked closely with the cast and crew to provide as detailed a view of the making of the movie as possible. The result is a book that truly captures the energy of the set. It’s filled with hundreds of amazing, never-before-seen photographs, and is packed with quick, easy-to-read information on everything from the story, to the actors, to the stunts featured in the film. The book’s overall look – with graffiti-like graphics and wild spreads will truly appeal not only to those who love the movie, but to anyone with even a passing interest in skateboarding or graphic design.