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The Art of the Film

This companion art book to the movie Elysium is one that any fan of the movie shouldn’t pass up. It contains numerous images the developing team used to help make this movie and within each caption, explained if the image was used or not in the final cut. I loved seeing the pictures to such things as the scenery, the props and the weapons created for this movie. I really enjoyed the write-ups they attached to each of these pictures explaining how these images were thought up and how the development team used these to not only make the movie, but also shared them with the fans who wanted insider information on the development of this movie. My favorite part of the book was that it was broken down into two different concepts. One concept being how everything was conceptualized on Elysium, the First World colony, versus how dirty, impoverished and backward Earth was in the second concept. Without a doubt, both concepts were night and day in comparison and were clearly presented to the fans in this way. I loved this companion art book and I’m adding it to my print library. I highly recommend this book to fans who love companion guides to popular box office films. Well done!

In this companion guide, we are given an endless amount of art renderings to the movie Elysium starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster. The book is broken down into two concepts containing everything you would find on the beautifully clean space colony Elysium versus everything you wouldn’t find on the impoverished, dirty, Third World colony known as Earth. We’re supplied insider information about the costumes, the weapons and the scenery used just to name a few things presented to us fans in this companion guide. It is chock full of everything a die-hard fan would love to learn about regarding this hit movie.

Book Blurb for Elysium

From Neill Blomkamp, the director of the acclaimed District 9, comes Elysium, an eagerly awaited sci-fi blockbuster starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster.

All will be revealed in Elysium: The Art of the Film, which will feature a Foreword by Blomkamp, and wealth of stunning production art and photos, including the input of legendary designer Syd Mead (Blade Runner, Tron).

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Night Owl Reviews Oct, 2013 5.00