Parade’s Best Books about Movies and TV 2013
"With some of the year’s most interesting design, Elysium was ripe for a great “Art of…” book and Mark Salisbury delivered."
“Crammed full of stunning production stills, art designs from the celebrated Weta Workshop and closer looks at props you may have missed, this book serves as the ideal complement to Blomkamp’s latest sci-fi thriller."
“This beautiful book examines the extraordinary and mind-boggling work that goes into producing such a film, the prosthetics, the model-making, the CGI, the concept art... This is a monumentally good keepsake, another huge winner from front-runner Titan Books, now recognised as one of the strongest publishers in the field of movie books. Amazing.”
““Elysium: The Art of the Film” is superior to most companion books partially by the wealth of information in it but also because of the quality of that information. It doesn’t merely serve to accompany your favorite sci-fi flick of the Summer, it tries to enhance it. More “Art of the Film” books should do the same.”
Adventures in Poor Taste
“The Stanley Kubrick Archives come to mind when reading this book, partly because there’s so much detail that wasn’t on screen, but also because the notes, contribution from actors and design folks are so complete it’s like you’re on set. 9.5/10”
“A beautiful book from cover to cover.”
City of Films
“It’s a beautifully well-crafted book that will help you imagine a world in 2154. It’s a fantastic art book companion to the film.”
“If you like Robotech-style mecha, Star Wars-style spaceships, Mad Max-style vehicles, Halo-style weapons, and Gundam-style space colonies, well, this art book has it all!”
“As with all of Titan Books' film-related releases, it's a fascinating journey
behind the creative curtain.”
“if you are a sci-fi lover, an art lover, or a fan of Elysium then I recommend you pick it up.”
“Titan Books have scored themselves another winner with ELYSIUM: THE ART OF THE FILM, a fantastic companion piece to the Matt Damon-starring sci-fi hit.”
Based on Nothing
"A great addition for anyone looking to study how art affects a film before, during, and after the process of."
Giant Fire Breathing Robot
"It’s a beautiful oversize coffee table book with some great images and interesting tidbits about the creation of Elysium."
"A fantastic sci-fi concept art book and holds a high level of content and concept pieces to be admired. It is impressive on not only execution of quality but the level of inspiring creative pieces that were included as well. There is an overwhelming amount of content and if you enjoy sci-fi, then this is not one to be passed up"
"The entire book is an amazing insight into the world of visual and special effects concepts...impressive..." - Imagine FX
"An eye-popping collection" - Television Without Pity