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A work of art in every department,
This review is from: The Winston Effect: The Art and History of Stan Winston Studio (Hardcover)
At last, a truly definitive record of one of the true special effects geniuses of our time.
Just one cursory glance through this book was enough to sell it to me. The level of detail in all areas is simply staggering, with some astounding stills reproductions of all his most legendary creatures (Predator, Terminator), as well as the lesser know ones (Leviathan, The Relic). Crucially, the range of stills chosen covers every aspect of the design process, from his beautiful initial sketches and drawings, through the realisation and fabrication of the actual creatures, as well as some fantastic shots of the final, finished works (look out for the full-page still of 'Pumpkinhead'! All are reproduced in stunning clarity, and make the book worth the asking price alone.
Equally importantly, the text is detailed, fascinating and meticulously researched, with a great deal of behind-the-scenes insight.
All in all, a truly stunning book that is undeniably essenial reading for everyone who is interested in Stan Winston's legendary work.
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