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Godzilla: The Art of Destruction Hardcover – May 13, 2014
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brings the Kaiju to your coffee table a beautifully designed book a must for die-hard fans of Godzilla and film buffs alike.”
a giant, beautiful book that would be equally at home on a coffee table or on a shelf alongside other textbooks on how movies are made. The people at Insight Editions always impress with the quality of what they do, and this grand, exhaustive title is no exception.”
Whether you want to read and see images of cut scenes (such as the Godzilla and MUTO fight at sea) or want to get more in depth information about the MUTO and Godzilla’s history, it’s all here.”
one of the most handsomely designed and published behind-the-scenes movie art books I’ve ever seen.”
It honestly doesn't matter if you liked the film or not. Anyone who loves movie art books will want to add this one to the shelf. It's a little piece of movie history all on its own. You'll even discover a removable poster tucked away in the back.”
Without a doubt this is a book that speaks to both collectors and fans of the movie.”
" The book's as lavishly produced as you'd expect, and offers a veritable goldmine of stuff for movie geeks or fans of design in general.”
Den of Geek
this book is a must-have for fans of the Toho legend, the movie making process or simply those of you who just appreciate awesome.”
offers everything that diehard fans of the movie could want.”
Washington Post quoting Insight Editions' Senior Editor, Chris Prince
this is an impressive hardcover coffee-table book that immediately asserts itself as a must-have book for any Godzilla enthusiast.”
On its own, the concept art is often beautiful, suitable for framing (if it could be printed and framed, that is), while the storyboards offer the kind of insight burgeoning filmmakers or fans of the production process will eagerly embrace. The photos, a mix of behind-the-scenes photos with the occasional greenscreen in the background, and set photos nearly identical to shots taken from the final film, offer additional production insights Ultimately, readers of Godzilla: The Art of Destruction will come away from reading the book with the recognition of the massive complexity behind a production like Godzilla. Edwards and his creative team accounted for practically every detail before, during, and after production.”
Each page seems to be carefully put together to create a stunning mix of information, photography and art. Top that of with a director like Gareth Edwards who has become a fan favorite within the fandom of Godzilla, his introduction in the book will more than likely make this book a coveted item for Godzilla collectors For its size it packs as much power as Godzilla’s nuclear breath.”
among all of the interviews with the cast and creative team on the film, it also features a series of early, rejected designs for Godzilla. Several images are accompanied by comments from Godzilla director Gareth Edwards regarding the reasons the designs were rejected.”
an exhaustive look the production process by way of on-set photography, storyboards and, best of call, concept art, the book features a centerpiece spread that readers can fold out that contains various designs for Godzilla.”
This awesome tome looks at the making of Gareth Edwards' film hitting theaters this Friday and, within, you'll find an exhaustive look the production process by way of on-set photography, storyboards and, best of call, concept art.”
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The book delves into the making of Warner Bros. and Legendary’s Godzilla with concept illustrations, sketches, and storyboards, and is perfect for fans of big, scaly monsters who have all the feels.”
chronicles the making of Godzilla from its conception to the final product. If you’re excited to see Godzilla this weekend (and we know you are), you’ll want to get your claws on this bad boy.”
Art of Destruction provides a glimpse at how the filmmakers envisioned the chaos and devastation they wanted their film to encompass. From what we’ve seen from the finished product, they did a hell of a job translating the ideas from page to screen. Even the cover of this book is freaking epic.”
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Plenty of reading material on the movie production are included with the artworks. There are a few paragraphs of text every double-page spread. They are really insightful and talks about the different aspects of the filming process, writing the story, designing creatures and sets, and interesting bits about making the movie. The lengthy writeup really provides the book with depth.
The concept artworks included are fantastic as well. You'll get to see the different variations of Godzilla and creatures from different artists along with director Gareth Edwards comments on each design. It's interesting to see the design iterations. There are different skin, texture, scales and postures for the giant star of the movie.
The rest of the artworks are scene paintings of story beats. Those are big, beautiful and detailed paintings with very cinematic look and feel. They really nailed the lighting, camera angles and atmosphere. Other visuals included are photographs shot behind the scenes while filming.
Lastly, it includes a fold-out movie poster of soldiers diving from the sky with red smoke and Godzilla's huge scales in view.
Overall, I'm pleasantly surprised at the amount of content packed into the book. The art is great and the writeup provides a nice overview on how the film is made.
(See more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
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A large number of pages are dedicated to the title monster's design - and not just his final finished look, but all sorts of different conceptual design elements that were not used in the film. You really get to see the evolution of the creature's design and you realize just how many iterations the artists went through before finding exactly the right look.
Included in the book:
- Foreword by director Gareth Edwards
- Godzilla designs (including a fold-out page)
- Muto designs
- Concept Art of various locations and set pieces
- Storyboards of key sequences in the movie
- On-set photos w/ cast
A must for any Godzilla fan.
I wrote a full article reviewing this book if you have time to read it; but simply just know that its a great book - and a must read. Yes, there's more than just photos
First I am a fan of Godzilla and an art student.
This book has a jacket that catches your eye and then a more subtle book cover (black on black, glossy versus matt for contrast). This is a full description of the history, background reasons some decisions were made for the Godzilla 2014 film.
It also features parts of the Godzilla experience at San Diego Comic-Con 2013.
You can really see the development process behind both Godzilla and the MUTOs. I don't fully agree with everything and there are problems with both the movie and logic behind it that I discuss on my blog, but it really is something worth having if you're a fan of kaiju, Godzilla or making monsters.
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Really cool Godzilla book a definite must have for any Godzilla fan.Published 21 hours ago by Kathryn Maul
Got this for my boyfriend as part of his kaiju themed Christmas. We both really loved the latest Godzilla and this book is not only beautiful but has really great production notes. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Morgan K
The book arrived quickly and was ordered as a gift. The gift was extremely well liked and was give to an avid godzilla fan. Nice hardcover with dust jacket.Published 27 days ago by Volyfgar
An excellent book, the only thing that I can find issue with is the glaring omission of not crediting composer Akira Ifukube with his part in creating Godzilla's iconic roar. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mark Olivarez
Very nice book. The packaging was wonderful and all I have to do is just wrap the box it came in.Published 2 months ago by Billy