Lively, entertaining reviews of, and essays on, old and newer films and everything relating to them, written by professional author William Schoell.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
THE ART OF X-MEN THE LAST STAND FROM CONCEPT TO FEATURE FILM
THE ART OF X-MEN THE LAST STAND From Concept to Feature Film. 2006; Newmarket Press.
An over-sized trade paperback that covers the making of the third X-Men movie, X-Men: The Last Stand, with lots of photos, production sketches, background scenes and notes -- without giving away too many FX secrets. The book is decidedly geared towards the teenage X-Men fanatic; it doesn't have much meat for anyone else. By far the best part of the book is Peter Sanderson's overview of the history of the X-Men comic book. Otherwise the tome is mostly photographs, drawings, and captions, not that the X-Men fan will necessarily complain.
Verdict: Not as good as the comic books -- or movies. **1/2.