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Art of The Matrix
     

Art of The Matrix

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by Larry Wachowski, Andy Wachowski, Steve Skroce (Illustrator), Zach Staenberg (Introduction), William Gibson (Afterword)
 
The first and only book licensed by the creators of this awesome film--"A careening cyberride without the headset, a virtual masterpiece...The Bible meets Batman; Lewis Carroll collides with William Gibson, Greek and geek mythology bump and run."--Richard Corliss, Time magazine. An intimate journey into the mind's eyes of the two brothers who

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The first and only book licensed by the creators of this awesome film--"A careening cyberride without the headset, a virtual masterpiece...The Bible meets Batman; Lewis Carroll collides with William Gibson, Greek and geek mythology bump and run."--Richard Corliss, Time magazine. An intimate journey into the mind's eyes of the two brothers who wrote and directed one of 1999's most unusual and successful movies of the year (over $170 million in the US and Canada; $350 million worldwide)--The Matrix grew out of the Wachowskis' fascination with ideas that challenge perceptions of reality, and the way that mythology and the Internet informed culture. It tells the story of a computer hacker Keanu Reeves) in the 22nd century who joins a band of freedom fighters (led by Laurence Fishburne) struggling against evil computers that control the earth. To sell their amazing script to Warner executives, the talented Wachowski brothers employed tom comic book professionals to visualize their script in the form of storyboards. This unique book will include the complete storyboards created for 219 scenes by Steve Skroce and others, the Wachowskis' complete shooting script, many of their original sketches, several gatefolds of Geof Darrow's intricate conceptual designs, annotations by Skroce and Phil Oosterhouse, and a section on scenes cut before filming, annotated, wioth script pages and storyboards. A must for all science fiction, cyberspace, comic book, and Matrix fans!

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The ultimate book about one of the most discussed films in decades. Both a technical triumph and a commercial success, The Matrix has drawn tributes from graphic artists world-wide and parodies among the cognoscenti for its hallucinogenic imagery and cutting-edge visual effects.

This once-in-a-lifetime insider's gift book reassembles and deconstructs all the particles of this dazzling sci-fi trend-setter: The Wachowski brothers' screenplay; artwork by Steve Skroce, Geof Darrow and Tani Kunitake, and an introduction by fil editor Zach Staenberg.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557044051
Publisher:
Newmarket Press
Publication date:
12/01/2000
Series:
Newmarket Pictorial Moviebook Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
8.74(w) x 11.19(h) x 1.33(d)

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Art of The Matrix 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Art of the Matrix is an insightful read into the world that is The Matrix.  Providing much insight into the movie, The Matrix, this book is a must have for all hardcore Matrix fans, as it includes deleted scenes from the movies, original script, blueprints of props used in the movie, and a lot more.  This book is also great for anyone looking to learn about what The Matrix was about, as it will solve many questions concerning the movie. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Art of the Matrix is the perfect book for any matrix fan. It includes all of the original comics that the movie was based on, the entire script for the first movie, deleted scenes, and much more. This book provides explanations for some scenes in the movie that are hard to understand.  The Art of the Matrix contains the Wachowski brothers’ insights and explanations for events in the movie and the comics. The script goes into great detail about scenes and events in the movie. I would recommend this book to any avid matrix fan.
Guest More than 1 year ago
since i enjoyed watching both Matrix movies, this book clearly re-enstates everything that goes on in the story. besides liking the graphics and dialog, this book should hold a place in any Matrix Lover's collection. ^_^
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is completly fantastic a definate must have for any matrix fanatic.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Matrix is the best movie I have ever seen,the actors are hot, the special effects are amazing, nothing like I have ever seen before,the book really puts the whole movie together and the art work is beautifully done, I would recommend this book to all of the matrix fans. THE MATRIX HAS YOU!!!!!!!