Buy New

or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Buy Used
Used - Very Good See details
Price: 7.79

or
 
   
Trade in Yours
For a 0.20 Gift Card
Trade in
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 
Tell the Publisher!
Id like to read this book on Kindle

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Watchmen: Art of the Film [Hardcover]

Peter Aperlo
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
RRP: 29.99
Price: 26.21 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
You Save: 3.78 (13%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 1 left in stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Trade In this Item for up to 0.20
Trade in Watchmen: Art of the Film for an Amazon Gift Card of up to 0.20, which you can then spend on millions of items across the site. Trade-in values may vary (terms apply). Learn more

Book Description

6 Feb 2009 Watchmen
Discover how director Zack Snyder (300) and his crew faithfully recreated the intricately detailed world and characters of the legendary graphic novel in the eagerly awaited film adaptation.From the New York City of an alternate 1985 to the surface of Mars, the film adaptation of "Watchmen" is a triumph of design, filled with unique characters and layer upon layer of arresting detail.Featuring scores of production designs, set photos, costume sketches, storyboards and other pieces of conceptual art, "Watchmen: The Art of the Film" is a lavish celebration of a comic book made real.

Frequently Bought Together

Watchmen: Art of the Film + Watchmen: The Film Companion (Watchmen) + Watching the Watchmen: The Definitive Companion to the Ultimate Graphic Novel
Price For All Three: 65.53

Buy the selected items together


Product details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Titan Books Ltd (6 Feb 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848560680
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848560680
  • Product Dimensions: 3.1 x 28.3 x 23.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 100,084 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

Review

"* "I'm overwhelmed by the commitment, the passion, the palpable desire to do this right." Watchmen artist Dave Gibbons, on visiting the set of the movie. * "Watchmen is peerless" - Rolling Stone * "A masterwork representing the apex of artistry" - Entertainment Weekly"

About the Author

PETER APERLO is an LA-based writer whose credits include the screenplay to the video game 300: March to Glory.

Sell a Digital Version of This Book in the Kindle Store

If you are a publisher or author and hold the digital rights to a book, you can sell a digital version of it in our Kindle Store. Learn more

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Customer Reviews

4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
5.0 out of 5 stars
5.0 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Packed with art and lots of great set photos 13 Feb 2009
By Parka HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Hardcover
Length: 0:37 Mins
Peter Aperlo, the author, has included a lot more visual content other than art illustrations in the book, all packing in to make it a rather thick book at 256 pages. It's well constructed and bind. Pages are thick low gloss with good colour reproduction.

There are five chapters in the book, namely Concept Art, Sets, Props, Owlship, Costumes and Posters. All pretty self explanatory.

First off, the art. These come in the form of character designs, storyboards (cute but not detailed) and beat board illustrations. There isn't as much art as I expected, the art in this book is seriously overwhelmed by photographs. Well, Dave Gibbons has already done most of the concept art in the comic.

The photos are shots of sets, locations, props, miniatures, film stills etc. To list a few, there are detailed close up of newspapers, New York wall graffiti, Blake's costume wardrobe and other miscellaneous items and backgrounds that appear in the movie. There are several unused concepts shown also.

I really enjoyed looking at all the gadgets, prop and location shots. They really give depth to movie adaption of the comic. I bet they will have even more meaning after I watch the movie.

There's not a lot of text other than the chapter introductions and short captions. It doesn't really need that much text anyway.

This book is highly recommended for Watchmen fans, comic and movie. It's well worth the money. I like it very much.

There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.
Was this review helpful to you?
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WATCHMEN - ART OF THE FILM HARDBACK 11 April 2009
Format:Hardcover
As someone who bought the original Watchmen graphic novel when it came out (and am still coveting the Absolute Edition!) I was intrigued/terrified about what the Movie version would be like.
Whilst it hasn't set the world on fire or described as the 'best.movie.ever.', this book shows the immense amount of hard work put into the production.
This thick tome is packed with set photos/sketches/paintings etc, and descriptive paragraphs are brief & succinct.
In general, it is an excellent companion to the movie, and gives the fan an in-depth look into the things that would usually be on screen for only a few seconds or minutes.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Amazon.com: 4.8 out of 5 stars  16 reviews
29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Packed with art and lots of great set photos 11 Feb 2009
By Parka - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Peter Aperlo, the author, has included a lot more visual content other than art illustrations in the book, all packing in to make it a rather thick book at 256 pages. It's well constructed and bind. Pages are thick low gloss with good colour reproduction.

There are five chapters in the book, namely Concept Art, Sets, Props, Owlship, Costumes and Posters. All pretty self explanatory.

First off, the art. These come in the form of character designs, storyboards (cute but not detailed) and beat board illustrations. There isn't as much art as I expected, the art in this book is seriously overwhelmed by photographs. Well, Dave Gibbons has already done most of the concept art in the comic.

The photos are shots of sets, locations, props, miniatures, film stills etc. To list a few, there are detailed close up of newspapers, New York wall graffiti, Blake's costume wardrobe and other miscellaneous items and backgrounds that appear in the movie. There are several unused concepts shown also.

I really enjoyed looking at all the gadgets, prop and location shots. They really give depth to movie adaption of the comic. I bet they will have even more meaning after I watch the movie.

There's not a lot of text other than the chapter introductions and short captions. It doesn't really need that much text anyway.

This book is highly recommended for Watchmen fans, comic and movie. It's well worth the money. I like it very much.

(More pictures are available on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Comprehensive Book for Watchmen Fans of the Book and Film 20 Feb 2009
By T. Lim - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
In warehouses across the nation, there are mountains and mountains of Watchmen related books that exist only to spite Alan Moore. Nevertheless, the Watchmen fan on a budget will be faced with the dilemma of picking and choosing the right merchandise to complete his bookshelf or shrine to one of nerddom's greatest literary (and maybe-cinematic) achievements.

I would not recommend buying Watching the Watchmen: The Definitive Companion to the Ultimate Graphic Novel unless you're a collect-them-all type of guy who absolutely must have access to the original sketches and thumbnails done by Dave Gibbons. Spoiler: they're virtually 100% identical to the finished product, so you're basically buying a collection of black-and-white Watchmen pages sans text.

I will strongly recommend "Watchmen: The Art of the Film". Unlike a lot of visual concept books that spend a lot of time talking about the artistic process, this book goes straight to the heart and doesn't waste a lot of pages on exposition. Rather, it's crammed with visual goodies and full-spread pages, letting the art and design speak for itself. There are whole sections devoted to the fake newspaper clippings scattered throughout the film as either props or parts of montages: the level of detail that goes into an item seen on screen for seconds is amazing. Besides the conceptual art, there are even some photos that may be seen in Watchmen: Portraits. So for those of you thinking that you're not going to see any closeups of Nite Owl's costume or Silk Spectre's nightie, fear not: there's plenty to be seen here.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Watchmen - Treasure Chest of Art and Photos 1 Mar 2009
By S. Smith - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
One of several books out about the soon to be released movie Watchmen. It is spectacular, full of incredible photos and behind the scenes info. I am a fan from the original publication of the comic and never thought a film would see the light of day. One of the greatest comic series of all time, this book does it justice. Once the film has come and gone, you will spend hours with this, a treasure chest of photos and art. The detail is tremendous, and you will not be disappointed. 250 packed pages.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Persistent Devotion to the Original Source Material 24 Nov 2009
By GraphicNovelReporter.com - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
As you can imagine, bringing a work this immense in scope to the movie screen is no easy task, and as both of these books show, it was exhausting. Watchmen: The Art of the Film deals primarily with the creation of the sets, backdrops, costumes, and assorted paraphernalia that populate the film. Just a quick glance shows how much effort went into each detail, including several newspapers with full articles, Rorschach's handwritten journal, and action figures based on the story's sellout entrepreneur, Veidt. Going inside (at least on the page) Archie the owl ship, Dr. Manhattan's laboratory, and Veidt's Great Hall gives just a hint of the exhausting work that went into re-creating all the details. A gallery of movie posters at the back of the book is a real treat too; seeing how real life has been framed to mimic panels from the original book is a sublime, nice touch.

Watchmen: The Art of the Film reveals the intense work that went into creating the look and feel of the film. It's a perfect complement to the film for those who love to see the magic behind cinematic creation (not to mention completist fans of the graphic novel).

Watching Watchmen transform from a book to a movie, and then back again in the form of this book, is mesmerizing. Even better, it seems to have been packaged by true fans of the original series, who paid attention to details not just of interest to students of cinema but to those things that fans of the books will seek out. Seeing little things, like Hollis Mason's book, Under the Hood, or comic books of Tales of the Black Freighter, are not only nice. They warm a jaded fan's heart and show the true magic of the movie: Its persistent devotion to the original source material.

-- John Hogan
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best of the Watchment Movie tie-in Books 19 Nov 2009
By Tim Janson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
The art of the film is just that, a look at the enormous amount of art that went into making the films including storyboards, production designs, concept sketches, props, sculptures, and more. As you read through this book and look at the thousands of pieces of art, you get a sense for the incredibly huge scope of the film. Was it necessary to create sculpts of each of the characters? Probably not, but it goes to show just how meticulous Director Zack Snyder and the production team were. The largest section of the book is devoted to concept art. This is where all the gifted artists came together to create the action first on storyboards, or to create the costumes and props through concept sketches before turning over the designs to the wardrobe and prop people to make the final product. Well-known artists like David Finch, Adam Hughes. Dan Milligan and others provided many of the concept pieces, some very different than what was used in the end product. A simply gorgeous book.
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback