Friday, June 15, 2012
Prometheus: The Art of The Film
Onto the art book-
The thing I didn't like about this book is the thing that makes me really like it- tons of Ridley Scott drawings and storyboards (and they're awesome!) Not a whole lot of other art- oh yeah c'mon, tons of art in here, but lots of Film Outs and Renders, some great paint over renders, but a minority of actual paintings. Again- thats how they do it now a days- creating concept designs in 3D cuts out so many steps in the process along the production pipeline- so it makes sense but still, I am going to miss the actual paintings. Theres some good ones in here and the film outs are cool looking and you get to see everything you want to see, so yeah, if you like this movie you will probably like this book and you should get it for the Ridley Scott storyboards alone.
One small complaint and this is only for real book freaks, but the paper Titan uses is really glossy and kind of cheap feeling, and the book designers chose to do a lot of two page spreads of a lot of stuff I want to look at, a little bit of a bummer. Looks great on InDesign or whatever they use to lay the pages out, but that seam down the middle on the actual book- argh- just a personal peeve. I digress.
Prometheus; The Art of The Film
Titan Books (June 2012)
186 Pages (HC)
11 x 10 x .8
A steal for 24 bucks on amazon