Book Review: Crimson Peak: The Art Of Darkness
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Crimson Peak: The Art Of Darkness
Written by Mark Salisbury
Foreword by Guillermo del Toro
Insight Editions
Release date: October 13, 2015

Cracking open the pages of Crimson Peak: The Art Of Darkness for the first time yields the same type of eerie creaking sounds heard throughout much of Guillermo del Toro’s latest feature film, Crimson Peak, providing the perfect introduction to this art book. Contained within this 160-page full-color hardcover tome are details behind the filmmaker’s gothic romance, starring Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Charlie Hunnam, with sections on the attributes of each character and their extensive biographies hinted at but not disclosed in the film. There’s also behind-the-scenes information on the casting, costumes, and motivations of these characters, for the story taking place in late 18th century in northeastern America (Buffalo, NY), and Northern England.

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10 Facts About The Elysium Space Station From ‘Elysium: The Art of the Film’
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It’s the year 2154 and Earth has been ravaged by disease, crime, pollution, war, and famine. The planet has become ruined and overpopulated, its inhabitants are poverty-stricken and suffering. Miles above Earth orbits the man-made space station called Elysium, where the ultra-wealthy reside in a lavish, healthy, crime-free environment far from the hazards of Earth. But Elysium’s idyllic existence is about to be disrupted. Max (Matt Damon), a dying man with only days left to live, embarks on a imperative mission from Earth to Elysium and is outfitted with the tools to see his dangerous mission through.

Elysium, director Neill Blomkamp‘s follow-up to District 9, introduces us to this dystopic Earth and its orbiting space station, Elysium, which is a paradise with lush vegetation, beautiful weather, mansion estates, and medical pods that easily cure people of their illnesses. The creation of the Elysium space station is just one segment contained in the new Titan Books release, Elysium: The Art of the Film by Mark Salisbury (Prometheus: The Art of the Film, Burton on Burton). This 176-page full-cover oversized hardcover contains concept and production art and designs, as well as stills from the film, along with first-hand accounts from the filmmakers, including legendary artist Syd Mead (Blade Runner, Tron).

Here’s 10 Facts About The Elysium Space Station From Elysium: The Art of the Film

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Book Review: Prometheus: The Art of the Film
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Prometheus: The Art of the Film
Written by Mark Salisbury
Published by: Titan Books
Hardcover | 192 Pages
Release Date: June 12, 2012

Mark Salisbury is the former editor of Britain’s distinguished movie magazine, Empire, and author of a number of books about film, including Alice in Wonderland A Visual: Companion and Burton on Burton. His latest book is Prometheus: The Art of the Film, a gorgeous 192-page hardcover companion to Ridley Scott‘s return to science-fiction, Prometheus

Published by Titan Books, Prometheus: The Art of the Film includes a foreword from director Ridley Scott and two essays: A Return to Science Fiction, in which Scott summarizes why he wanted to revisit the universe he created in Alien and how the progression of a story that was originally conceived as an Alien prequel mutated into an original science-fiction story.

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