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5.0 out of 5 stars Packed with art and lots of great set photos, 13 Feb. 2009
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This review is from: Watchmen: Art of the Film (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.
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Initial post: 7 Mar 2009 20:20:18 GMT
Solfreak says:
Thank You very much for Your great review. I'm going to buy this as soon as I get back to England.

Posted on 4 Jan 2013 09:14:57 GMT
Ivana Tinkle says:
Thank you so much for putting up thorough reviews and videos of Watchmen stuff! Your reviews are well written, cover everything and make it much easier to decide. Cheers
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