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Industrial Light & Magic: Into the Digital Realm (Industrial Light & Magic)

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Includes a foreword by Steven Spielberg!

The supernatural wonders of Ghostbusters.The lively three-dimensional toons from Who Framed Roger Rabbit?The unstoppable liquid-metal T-1000 cyborg of Terminator 2.The incredibly life-like digital dinosaurs of Jurassic Park.The thunderous African stampede in Jumanji. These award-winning special effects have one thing in common: Indus
Hardcover, 328 pages
Published October 1st 1996 by Del Rey
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Jan 26, 2012 Andrew rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book carries on the story started in Industrial Light and Magic the art of special effects and take the company through the budding era of digital and computerised special effects - from its early days (they pioneered the technology in starwars Return of the Jedi) through to at the time of the books printing pretty revolutionary films. As a result the book does feel slightly dated - even more so that the first volume - as with that you KNEW you were looking at models and camera effects - he ...more
Dec 04, 2012 Parka rated it it was amazing

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Terminator, Ghostbusters, The Mask are just some movies that have benefited from Industrial Light & Magic, the special effects studios George Lucas created to provide effects for his Star Wars movies. Today, the studio has gone on to create even more visuals for the ever demanding entertainment industry.

This book takes a comprehensive look into the history of Industrial Light & Magic since it was founded in 1975. It is packed with production stories on t
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Apr 25, 2014 Pepe Córdoba escamilla rated it it was amazing
Muy detallado y exhaustivo libro sobre la mítica compañía de efectos especiales. Repleto de imágenes curiosas y anécdotas.
Oct 14, 2009 Mark rated it liked it
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Catching ILM at their prime - the 80s and early 90s - this is full of great information and even better pictures, detailing the operation across all of its range (films, TV, commercials). There's an attempt to explain the digital revolution but, for me, it got confused and tech-heavy and suffers for that. Four stars for the practical effects bits, two for the digital.
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Mark Cotta Vaz is the author of over twenty-one books, including four New York Times bestsellers. His recent works include Mythic Vision: The Making of Eragon, The Spirit: The Movie Visual Companion, and the biography Living Dangerously: The Adventures of Merian C. Cooper, Creator of King Kong, which was a Los Angeles Times bestseller.
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