Saturday, 14 September 2013

FILM TIE IN ART BOOK REVIEW: Elysium: The Art of the FIlm - Mark Salisbury

Release Date: 06/08/13
Publisher:  Titan


From Neill Blomkamp, the director of the acclaimed District 9, comes Elysium, an eagerly awaited sci-fi epic starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster. All will be revealed in Elysium: The Art of the Film, which will feature a Foreword by Blomkamp, and a wealth of stunning production art and photos, including the input of legendary designer Syd Mead (Blade Runner, Tron).


I love art books that pertain to films and whilst I haven’t yet seen Elysium I love seeing how the imagination of the artist is captured to bring this almost alien world to the fore. Here within this book is a whole set of artwork that brings the dark vision of future earth to the fore alongside an area of heaven where the privileged can live in luxury whilst the rest of mankind suffers a hand to mouth existence.

The artwork is beautiful, the designs wonderfully imaginative and when added to the exo-suit that features in so many of the adverts really brings the whole thing to life. It’s a great book and when you add to the fact that Weta really do put 110% behind it really gives you something that will be looked at quite a few times. Definitely a book that I’d recommend to not just film fans but artists and those looking for inspiration all round gives you something cracking.

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