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Hellboy: The Art of the Movie Paperback – March 16, 2004

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Leeds Guide, September 2004: " If you're a Hellboy fan- and let's face it, there a quite a few out there- then you'll love the book." Ottakar's Outland Magazine Issue 31, Autumn 2004 : "Rather like an X'-File' investigating the 'X-files', the lantern chinned, wisecracking Hellboy is one of the most endearing heroes to have emerged in comics for a long time, coming across as fresh, inventive, and, above all, highly entertaining." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Mike Mignola is the acclaimed creator of Hellboy and Zombieworld, and has drawn Batman: Gotham by Gaslight, Cosmic Odyssey, Aliens and Cloak and Dagger. His artwork has graced movies such as Atlantis and Francis Ford Coppola's Dracula. Guillermo del Toro has directed a number of acclaimed films, including Cronos, Mimic and Blade 2: Blood Hunt. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 117 pages
  • Publisher: Dark Horse Books; 1 edition (March 16, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1593071884
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593071882
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,642,869 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Hengky Tanoyo on July 4, 2004
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I was unfamiliar with the world of Hellboy prior to seeing the movie. When I did and when I ordered this book, I was blown away by the wealth of visual richness that inhabit the Hellboy universe. Being a collector of "Art of..." books, I realized that the strength of Hellboy lies in the visual galore. The book is fully detailed with drawings from every level of production as well as the closeness of working atmosphere between the filmakers and the creator of the original material not commonly known in Hollywood.
My only gripe in this book is that the structuring is kinda messed up and confusing, since the book mixes up the art section with the script.
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This is just an amazing book, it gives you the unabridged screenplay and a LOT of insight and concept art of everything that goes in to designing a film like this, full of monsters and cool stuff.. all the artists are masters like Wayne Barlowe and Mike Mignola, if you are in to production design, filmmaking, drawing and just curious of how a movie is visualised and produced, get this game and its companion, the art of hellboy the golden army...
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Length: 0:39 Mins
The book started with Guillermo del Toro (GdT) recounting how Hellboy went from being one of his favourite comic books to become a Hollywood movie he would direct.

Major characters in the book have their own biography pages, providing a little background for readers, like me, who didn't read the original comic book series. That was helpful.

Conceptual art was plentiful and are accompanied by the movie script. Short captions by artists explained how the art was created to fit into the vision of GdT. This book's main subject is most probably artistic direction with function. From the captions, every thing drawn has form, function and purpose. Here's a little quote from GdT:

"Let me make something abundantly clear --- in case you've been on Mars --- NO RED!!! --- Except for Hellboy or the atmospheres that are intimate/related to him: BROOM, LIZ, GRIGORY, and/or colors in WWII. - GdT"

This book was heavy on character design, set design, movie story boards and props design. Movie frame stills were hard to find.

For Hellboy fans, getting this book is a no brainer.

(More pictures are available on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
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A must have for art, comic and production design lovers, has lots new designs by Mignola Barlowe and other great artists including the prop makers. Includes beautiful pages illustrating both concept and the picture of the final prop supported by the commentaries and thinkings of the artist involved in the creation of that specific prop. It also includes the final shooting script, and images from Guillermo del Toro's notebook which are nice sketches and annotations depicting the first idea behind the final design of each character. Great!!! one of the best, just do not read it before watching the movie.
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Besides a complete shooting script and lots of commentary, this has tons of illustrations and concept art done by all the artists involved in the movie. It's wonderful to see Mike Mignola's and Wayne Barlowe's sketches following the development of all the various Hellboy monsters, characters and environments, and lots of stuff that didn't make it into the movie. A must for any fan of the film.
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For me being in another country, it was a hard to get book, so I would rate it for I was expecting to find on this book.

The contents were good, they cover everything, I was looking on the internet over and over for images of the hell gate and I couldn't find them anywhere.

It has well-done production details, if you like those kind of information.

It's also a perfect companion for the movie.
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