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Dark Shadows: The Visual Companion [Hardcover]

Mark Salisbury
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26 Oct 2012 Art of the Film
Produced in close co-operation with Tim Burton and the production team, this lavish hardcover official companion volume to the film includes a Foreword by Tim Burton, scores of photos, concept drawings and production designs, and interviews with the cast and crew.

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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Titan Books (26 Oct 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1781162557
  • ISBN-13: 978-1781162552
  • Product Dimensions: 30.1 x 23.7 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 264,715 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Likewise here his rapport with director and access granted give us an excellent and unique view of the entire process of creating Dark Shadows. --Hey U Guys

"Having looked through every one of its glossy, dark pages I can say that this book is a must for any fan of Tim Burton." --Filmwerk

"Filled with dazzlingly rendered, highly atmospheric production art." --Ain t It Cool

"A gorgeous book." --Nerds in Babeland

"If you loved the movie, a fan of the Burton style, or simply want to know what goes into a modern film, you should check this out." --Fellowship of the Geeks

"192 pages full of high-quality set photos and well-written information. Whether you re a fan of the movie or Tim Burton s work in general or simply love superb movie books: This is a must-have!" --Johnny-Depp.org

"A work of art, with thick paper and highest quality images." --Vamp Chix

"Although the text is brilliant, it is the wealth of pictures in this book that truly makes it worth the buy. It will be on my shelf for a long time." --The Geek Path

It can t be faulted, with lavish production value throughout. --Black Static

About the Author

MARK SALISBURY is the former editor of Britain's top-selling movie magazine, Empire, and author of a number of movie books, including Alice in Wonderland A Visual Companion and Burton on Burton.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good companion to a quirky film 6 Jan 2013
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Great behind the scenes photography and well produced - gave this as a gift to a Dark Shadows fan and he loved it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning book 27 Dec 2012
By Bryan Larsen - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is a beautiful addition to any library. I wonderful keepsake of stunning photos from behind the scenes of the making of DARK SHADOWS.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My companion in the Shadows. 6 April 2013
By The Movie Wizard - Published on Amazon.com
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Dark Shadows has become my new obsession. I fell in love with the movie, I thought it was beautiful, funny and visually stunning to see. This explains EVERYTHING of how this movie was made, and I loved it all not to mention the sketches and designs for the costumes and prosthetics. It's great.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not in depth 25 Feb 2013
By SF-Expert - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a beautifully printed photo book. However there is little information to the pictures. Also some large photos have a lot of blurry background areas, so there is no need to print them that large. I also miss more info and photos about the SPFX.
Oberall still a nice book, but consider this: Im a fan of the movie.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous coffee-table book on Tim Burton's Dark Shadows 6 Dec 2012
By Kevin M. Randall - Published on Amazon.com
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This large, heavy book is a gorgeous product. The word "visual" in the title is appropriate, since it has significantly more photographic content than written content. But what text is there is fascinating reading, indeed. It makes one wish for a much more in-depth treatise on the making of the film, but this one is well worth the purchase for fans of the film. The early part, with a focus on preproduction, contains more text than the later parts which focus on specific aspects of production and postproduction. There are several samples of concept art for the film, from production and set design to costume and makeup. It's not as exhaustive as I would have wished, but it's very well done.
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read, but no script summary of the movie 14 July 2014
By Kindle Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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A good read for anyone interested in the 'Dark Shadows' soap opera and beyond all that. But for me, I wanted to see the whole story [script] written for the 2014 movie version. Anyone watching that movie got any ideas on detailing the whole story?
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