Synopses & Reviews
In 2005, director Christopher Nolan redefined the Batman legend with Batman Begins
, starring Christian Bale as the Caped Crusader. A fresh, dynamic reboot of the franchise, Batman Begins
explored the comic book heroandrsquo;s origins and his evolution from billionaire Bruce Wayne to dark avenger who fights crime and corruption in Gotham City. A 2008 sequel, The Dark Knight
, took those compelling, character-driven foundations and raised the stakes, pitting Batman against a deranged master criminal, the Joker, in an all-out war for Gothamandrsquo;s soul. Now, the final film of Nolanandrsquo;s trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises
, is 2012andrsquo;s most anticipated film release.
The Art and Making of The Dark Knight Trilogy tells the complete behind-the-scenes story of these three monumental films. Based on in-depth interviews with Nolan and all of the filmsandrsquo; key cast and crewandmdash;including cowriters David S. Goyer and Jonathan Nolan, cinematographer Wally Pfister, and moreandmdash;the book reveals the creative process behind the epic Dark Knight Trilogy, supported by lavish art and never-before-seen photography.
BATMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and andcopy; DC Comics.
Praise for The Art and Making of the Dark Knight Trilogy:
andldquo;A beautifully artistic photo book . . . For anyone who ever wanted to make a movie, The Art and Making of The Dark Knight Trilogy is as good a blueprint, as well as being an engrossing tale, of the making of a mega-hit film series.andrdquo; andmdash;McClatchy Newspapers
andldquo;This chance to revisit Batman Begins and The Dark Knight in ways both smart and definitive has revived my faith and enthusiasm on numerous levels. Kudos to authors Jody Duncan Jesser and Janine Pourroy for pulling off what seems like a daunting task, and doing so with style to spare.andrdquo; andmdash;School Library Journal
andldquo;The book reveals the creative process behind the epic Dark Knight Trilogy, supported by lavish art and never-before-seen photography.andrdquo; andmdash;Washington Examiner
andldquo;Every aspect of Nolanandrsquo;s filmmaking process is detailed in Jesser and Pourroyandrsquo;s fantastic, gorgeous book, accompanied by hundreds of high-quality photographs and illustrations. I could easily see it selling for $60andndash;$75 because of the crazy amount of Bat-tastic geeky goodness within. BUY. THIS. BOOK.andrdquo; andmdash;Geeks of Doom
andldquo;This sumptuous coffee table book is pretty much the perfect studio-sanctioned guidebook through Nolan's films . . . No stone is unturned, and no interesting production still or story is neglected . . . No need to say more here, I think: if you love these movies . . . youandrsquo;ll find this book to be an absolute treasure.andrdquo; andmdash;Comics Bulletin
Academy Award-winning writer/director James Cameron, the maker of Titanic
and the creator of the Terminator
series, has been crafting Avatar
for over four years. The film follows the story of an ex-marine who finds himself thrust into hostilities on a distant planet filled with exotic life forms. As an avatar, a human consciousness in an alien body, he finds himself torn between two worlds, in a desperate fight for his own survival and that of the indigenous people. The Art of Avatar,
the companion book to this epic 3-D action adventure, explores the developmental and conceptual art used by the creative team to create the original world of Avatar.and#160;With over 100 exclusive full-color images including sketches, matte paintings, drawings, and film stills, The Art of Avatar
reveals the process behind the creation of set designs for the imaginative vistas, unique landscapes, aerial battle scenes, bioluminescent nights, and fantastical creatures. Interviews with art directors, visual effects designers, animators, costume designers, and creature makers bring insight into this creative process. The Art of Avatar
brings readers behind the scenes of this unprecedented moviegoing experience.
This companion book to the epic 3-D action adventure film explores the developmental and conceptual art used to create the original world of "Avatar." Full-color illustrations throughout.
This book is the first official look behind the scenes of one of the most critically acclaimed and bestselling video-game franchises of all time. Collecting the best character sketches, concept art, background paintings, and more from all three of Rocksteady Studiosand#39; Arkham
, Arkham City
, and Arkham Knight
andmdash;The Art of Rocksteady Studiosand#39; Batman
takes fans through every stage of the creative process. Key creative and development talent offer commentary through exclusive interviews, making the book a definitive look back at seven years of gaming innovation that have helped reimagine the Batman mythos in yet another iconic incarnation.and#160;
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The Art of Rocksteady Studioand#39;s Batman:and#160;Arkham Trilogy
and#160;is the first official look behind the scenes of one of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful video-game series of all time. Collecting together the best preproduction art, concept sketches, background paintings, character turnarounds, and sketch-to-final-ingame comparisons from all three of Rocksteadyand#39;s coreand#160;Arkham
--this collectorand#39;s tome takes fans through every stage of the creative process, from story work byand#160;legendary Batman writer Paul Dini to voice work by Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill, as well as all of theand#160;concept art, development art, production art,and#160;and CG artistry in between. Key creative and development talent offer insights into the creative process through exclusive, candid interviews, making the book the definitive look back at six years of gaming innovation that have helped re-imagine the Batman mythos in yet another iconic incarnation.
About the Author
has been a writer and editor for over 15 years. She has created illustrated books for a wide variety of films and television shows including Kung Fu Panda, 24, Star Wars, Shrek, Madagascar, and The X-Files,
as well as anniversary editions for Sony Pictures Imageworks and the USC School of Cinematic Arts. She lives in San Francisco.and#160;Peter Jackson
is a three-time Academy Award-winning director, producer, and screenwriter, best known for The Lord of the Rings
is an Academy Award-winning producer and former executive vice president at Twentieth Century Fox, and is currently a partner in James Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment.