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Good background but poor artbook
on 23 June 2012
As an artbook, I have to say, this leaves a lot to be desired. There must have been hundreds of images produced for the film but what is in the book is a very meagre selection (if you have the art book for Avatar then it's a lot like that). Also, a lot of the images are poor quality CG, which might be fine for a production team but makes for a disappointing art book.
However, if you were left with a lot of questions after watching the film (and if you say you weren't then your a liar!) then this book can help a lot in answering them by explaining the thinking behind the film.
I'm a collector of art books and I was really excited about this one, so maybe my disappointment is what's reflected in the low rating but I really do expect a lot more art (and less photos/poor CG mock-ups) from a book touting the title 'The Art of...'