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Elysium: The Art of the Film
Elysium: The Art of the Film
by Mark Salisbury
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £20.39

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5.0 out of 5 stars MOVIE & BOOK: MORE THAN JUST ORDINARY SCI-FI BIGOTRY - IT'S A VISION!, 3 Oct 2013
Optimal size, good price, fast shipping from the U.K. to Austria!

Very well done; a lot of information, designs of various machines and settings, even tattoos, in different concept-phases.

Sometimes a bit bloody-minded: showing less of it in the movie was the right decision. Max's transformation and sacrifice as well as Carlyle's "brain-rape" would have been quite a mess to actually see. Anyway gamers will like it.

In the movie - next to cyborgs - it's all about humanoids not droids/androids. The book 'corrects' it. Someone just might have thought, calling these artificial beings some sort of robots they really are would have been kind of a sound-pollution.

In the movie, we live the year 2154, in the book it is 2159 though - seems a bit unreal for all that huge outer space stuff: but hey you never know.
Neither bother Krugers exaggerated "The Time Machine (1960)"-like facial reconstruction nor his temporary fighter-yackety-yak.

Watch out for - "Behind the scenes" on YouTube - those life acting impressions come way too short in the book and no need to mention Ryan Amons musical masterpiece with it's cool compositional complexity.

Mr. Blomkamp, will you become a new Cameron? It seems you are on that course... It would be a pleasure to spend us a 2nd 3D-round: so do it again, señor Max!

Ps: Jodie Foster's excellent testosterone brimming performance as Elysiums defence secretary Delacourt has just been outstanding: a hard-line queen-bee with killer instinct on an orbiting man-made super-luxury-hive.
Yo, real big mama;)

All together: Yes, yes, yes - more than just ordinary sci-fi bigotry - it's a vision - let the Oscars roll!


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