Prometheus: The Art of the Filmby Mark Salisbury, Ridley Scott (Foreword by)
Visionary filmmaker Ridley Scott returns to the genre he helped define, creating an original science fiction epic set in the most dangerous corners of the universe. The movie takes a team of scientists and explorers on a thrilling journey that will test their physical and mental limits and strand them on a distant world, where they will discover the answers to our
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For photos of this book, visit movieartbook(dot)com Whatever you thought of the film "Prometheus" (I enjoyed it), it's hard to disagree that the film is a visual wonder -- here is a movie which uses production design, practical effects, and visual effects to create a seamless experience for the audience. And it all starts with the director Ridley Scott and his design team. It's clear from reading this book that they wanted the designs to feel as though they are operating in the same universe as the earlier Alien films, but at the same time differentiate Prometheus in certain ways. I thought that the technology, creatures, and costumes were all incredible to look at and this book gives us an in-depth look at the evolution of those designs. You also get behind the scenes photos from the set, and it's interesting to see that the filmmakers opted to build as much as possible and film it in-camera (rather than overuse CGI). The images in the book are high quality and coupled with interesting commentary by the author Mark Salisbury, so I highly recommend this one! Included in the book: - Artwork and blueprints of the Prometheus vessel as well as the alien ship - Concept art of exterior/interior of the "Pyramid" - Storyboards of the film's sequences - "Ridleygrams" - sketches by director Ridley Scott - Production photos and set construction pictures - Costume/Spacesuit Design - Concept art and models of the Engineers - Weyland makeup w/ Guy Pearce
The trick, is not minding that it hurts. The film Prometheus has a very strong design aesthetic, so naturally I was interested in this book. I love it just as much as the movie. Some of the sets they made are astounding and you get a good look at them here, as well as lots of design concepts from creatures to spaceships to uniforms. Comprehensive and very cool. Wait till you see the red ECO suits that Ridley Scott now keeps in his office! And who knew one guy made all those ampule capsules in ceramic by spinning them on a pottery wheel. I love learning little tidbits like that - did you know that tracked ATV they made was real and could go 50 mph? - you will if you buy this! Great book that I will treasure forever.