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
San Francisco Book Review, January 2010
“…at once a primer on the character, a retrospective on his history in pop culture, and an impressive assemblage of timeless images, stories, and reproductions of collectibles.”
Jump in the Batmobile and get ready for a wild ridethis is a complete and in-depth look at the development of America's most popular super hero. From his vigilante days to his television stardom, from Dark Knight to mentor, this memorabilia- and anecdote-packed collection follows the masked man on his crime-fighting career, and charts the history of the comics and movies that bear his name.
How can one man be at times so vengeful, compassionate, determined, inspirational, and a true hero when he doesnt possess special powers? Over the decades since his first appearance in the 1939, Batman and his alter-ego Bruce Wayne have thrilled readers with their adventures, close calls, dramatic storylines, and even death! Ultimately, the history of Batman is the history of America from the twentieth century to today.
With removable artifacts and never-before-seen sketches, notes, and plans, The Batman Vault is the perfect gift for the genuine fan of all ages.
About the Author
was given his first comic book at age six. Since then hes been a passionate fan, and made a professional career out of comics. He has been a writer and editor at the major comic houses, and his adult nonfiction titles include The DC Comics Encyclopedia
and The Essential Batman Encyclopedia
. He lives in Fairfield, Connecticut.
Matthew K. Manning cant remember a day when he wasnt writing and drawing comics. After attending the School of Visual Arts in New York City, he settled on writing. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and ten thousand DC Comic books.