Watchmen – The Art Of The Film Book Review

Posted By yonghow on December 19th, 2012

Watchmen – The Art Of The Film covers the making of the motion picture adapted from the critically acclaimed comic book written by Alan Moore and art by Dave Gibbons. The book has a good mixture of concept art, storyboards, production stills and is light on text – it is more of a coffee table book rather than an in depth “making of” book, like the one for Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy.

I enjoyed the film – perhaps my zero knowledge of the original comic allowed me to watch the movie without any prejudice, and I was particularly enamored by cinematographer Larry Fong’s “punchy” visuals.  He also photographed 300, Super 8 and Sucker Punch.

(above) Early concept designs for the Silk Spectre and Ozymandias. (below) Character design sketches by illustrator Adam Hughes – be sure to check out his more than fantastic art book Cover Run.

(above and below) Marketing and publicity materials are found near the end of the book.

I thought the costume designer (Michael Wilkinson) who created Silk Spectre II’s outfit did an amazing job – the costume is an epitome of sexiness and yet retain a high level of athletic grace.

“Watchmen – The Art Of The Film Book″ details :

- Dimensions – 11.1 x 9.1 x 1 inches
- Gard cover, 256 pages
- Full color

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