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Art of X-Men The Last Stand: From Concept to Feature Film (Newmarket Pictorial Moviebook) Hardcover – May 26, 2006


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Product Details

  • Series: Newmarket Pictorial Moviebook
  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Newmarket Press (May 26, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1557047340
  • ISBN-13: 978-1557047342
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 9.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,478,088 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Multipronged approach and tons of art…will greatly appeal to the series' legions of fans. Highly Recommended. -- Library Journal

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Brett Ratner is a movie director (X-Men: The Last Stand, the Rush Hour series, Money Talks) and producer. Peter Sanderson is a comics historian and author (X-Men: The Ultimate Guide, Marvel Universe). --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Tim Janson HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 16, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Among the media tie-in items for X-Men the Last Stand, there are few things better for die hard fans than The Art of X-Men The Last Stand from Newmarket Press. This is a gorgeous 160 page soft cover book featuring hundreds of photos, concept drawings, sculptures, and storyboards from the latest hit film. The presentation if first rate in its delivery.

The first chapter of the book traces the long and often bumpy history of the X-Men, first created in 1963 by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby at Marvel Comics. While the X-Men has been the most popular comic in the world for the better part of 25 years, it certainly didn't start out that way. The X-Men basically treaded water throughout the 60's and early 70's, with the notable exceptions of the brief runs by artistic greats Neal Adams, Jim Steranko, and Barry Smith. In fact things got so bad for the title that eventually new stories ceased and it just ran re-prints for a time. Then, 1975 brought us Giant-Sized X-Men #1 by writer Len Wein and artist Dave Cockrum. This book would feature a whole new cast of X-Men such as Wolverine, Storm, Colossus, Banshee, Nightcrawler, Thunderbird, and Sunfire. The New X-Men were born and the rest is history. This chapter introduces to both the new and old X-men team members as well as their many villains such as Magneto and the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.

The next chapter gets into the latest film and features outstanding full color photography from the film, but that's just the beginning. There's magnificent concept art done for various characters and scenes from the film. You can see the various artists renderings for Colossus, The Beast, the Danger Room, and Phoenix, and compare them to the finished products.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Parka TOP 50 REVIEWER on May 11, 2009
Format: Paperback
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The writeup by Peter Sanderson takes a look at the history of X-men, which was created in 1963. Considering the amount of history X-men has, it's not inaccurate to say that the writeup in the book is rather brief. It does go through the main gist and takes a look at the main characters. There are stories like how the characters are created, the differences between the comics and the movies, for example Mystique is Nightcrawler's mom in the comics but not the movie.

There's a good amount of art in the book. Unfortunately, there's also a good amount of film stills. Good thing is all are captioned and informative.

That's all. Just history and art. There's no production stories, not much anyway, of how they shot the movie on ground.

If you're intending to get the book, the paperback version is more worth it for the price.

(More pictures are available on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
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The Art of X-Men The Last Stand, is definitely a glitzy and lush movie companion book to the hit movie from movie stills to conceptual designs of inside the movie. This book has almost four hundred illustrations from movie stills to production artwork, that's absolutely sensational, concept drawings that are eye popping imagination and ideas abound in this book and movie. This is not a book solely for fantasy superhero buffs but instead is more for aficionados of the superheroic genre that will no doubt find it an irresistible heroic fantasy to watch and enjoy as a moviegoing experenice. Commentary is provided by director Brett Ratner commenting about the film's production,in it and lot review on it. This is the only book on the market on the creation of the blockbuster movie, an absolute essential visual companion to the final chapter in the X-Men motion picture trilogy saga.That will no doubt dazzle it's audience of it's striking visual movie stills and set designs, of concept drawings, and costume sketches of it's storyboards. The book albeit to say has scanty information on the subject but none the less does draw on the original history of the X-Men, illustrated with archival comic book art. The characters portray their comic book counterpart exceptionally well. I had slight reservation in Colossus he could have been a little larger none the less an excellent portrayal. Wolverine played by Hugh Jackman is the incarnation of the character his perfect portrayal of Wolverine is indisputable. Patrick Stewart another great actor who fits into his role Professor X like a glove. Beast who is absolutely magnificent is played by Kelsey Grammer. The entire cast are perfect each actor sliding into their respective roles perfectly doing the character total justice.Read more ›
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Format: Paperback
The Art Of X-Men The Last Stand: From Concept To Feature Film could've been featured in our 'Theatre and Cinema' section but sci-fi buffs will find it an irresistible heroic fantasy superhero moviebook packing in nearly four hundred illustrations from movie stills to production artwork, concept drawings and ideas. Director Brett Ratner provides commentary about the film's production, while a plot review includes critical comments about movie themes on genetics and prejudice. The photos and artwork are exquisite: The Art Of X-Men The Last Stand will thus appeal beyond the film genre well into the science fiction fan's world.
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