Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Book Review: 'The Art of the Film: World War Z'

Review by Bob Ignizio

Our friends at Titan books recently sent us The Art of the Film: World War Z, and It's just about everything a fan of the movie could ask for. There's more than enough concept art, stills, and behind the scenes photos reproduced on nice glossy paper for the book to live up to the promise of its name. But wait, there's more! You also get the complete screenplay by Mathew Michael Carnahan and Dreww Goddard & Damon Lindelof, and right from the start you can see major differences between script and the finished film. Finally, you also get a number of quotes from the cast and crew. Mostly just the sort of tidbits you'd expect from a promotional interview or something, but not without some interest. Too bad it wasn't a movie I liked that got this treatment, but that's no reason to hold anything against this fine volume. I couldn't find credits for who put this all together, but whoever they are, job well done. I may have given the movie 1 out of 4 stars, but this book is a 4 star

Titan also sent us the novelizations for Man of Steel by Greg Cox, and Pacific Rim by Alex Irvine. Time constraints simply won't allow me to read these anytime soon, if ever – too many movies to watch, and when I do get the time to read, movie novelizations are the last thing I want to read. But the publisher was kind enough to send them to us, so I feel I should at least let those who might be interested know that they're out there.

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