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Industrial Light & Magic: The Art of Innovation Hardcover – November 1, 2011
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This new 360-page hardcover features 43 films from 1995 to 2011. Movies from before 1995 are featured in only a few pages since they were in the earlier books. To give you an idea of how far it goes back, the first movie featured is Casper (1995).
The more recent movies are Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, Transformers, Iron Man, and the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy and even Rango from 2011.
Each movie has a writeup focusing on the special effects used, and comes with accompanying film stills and photos from behind the scenes. The interesting stories and interviews from the film staff makes for a fascinating read. It's like finding out how magic tricks are done.Read more ›
Glintenkap takes a chronological approach to the ILM story. After a brief chapter summarizing and illustrating the facility's 1975-1994 output, Glintenkamp recounts the last 16 years worth of flicks ILM has contributed to starting with CASPER in 1995 and ending with RANGO in 2011. In-between those two films are chapters on TWISTER, MEN IN BLACK, TITANIC, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, the various STAR WARS episodes, PERFECT STORM, MUMMY RETURNS, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN & all the sequels, IRON MAN, WAR OF THE WORLDS, AVATAR, etc. Each film gets a four-ten page write-up with lots of well-reproduced, mostly-color photographs. Visually, the book is a delight.
Interwoven with the visuals are comments from George Lucas and various ILM stalwarts such as Ken Ralston, Dennis Muren, John Knoll, Stefen Fangmeier, Lorne Peterson, Roger Guyett, Eric Brevig, Jason Smith, Habib Zargarpour, Rob Coleman, Willi Geiger and Jim Mitchell as to how they created all that on-screen magic. I found their observations quite interesting.
If you're a movie buff, you'll obviously want to put INDUTRIAL LIGHT & MAGIC, THE ART OF INNOVATION on your Christmas want list. It's an appealing and informative overview of a top-notch film effects organization at work. Recommended.
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Great book showing a visual timeline of ILM movies and their importance pushing the envelope.Published 1 month ago by Mr. Chris
This has a lot of amazing pages, a feast for the eyes! I can really recommend it!Published on August 18, 2014 by René
I have both previous ILM volumes, which were outstanding and especially expensive at the time of purchase so I was expectant of similar quality in this new publication. Read morePublished on March 3, 2014 by Neville B Goodwin
This, like the other 2 books in this seris is chock full of behind the scenes & stunning photographs of movie Icons. Read morePublished on February 27, 2014 by CHRISTOPHER DAY
Now here she (the writer) missed the train, missed the format, missed the front-cover, missed the essence of the two previous tremendous books. Read morePublished on November 20, 2013 by Dominique Gantois