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300: The Art of the Film

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What does it mean to turn one of the great graphic novels of our time into a major motion picture? In 1998, Frank Miller shook the comics world with his groundbreaking series 300. Marking Miller’s first collaboration with watercolor artist Lynn Varley (Ronin, The Dark Knight Returns) in over a decade, 300 was a gritty reimagining of a battle in which 300 Spartan soldiers f ...more
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published January 2nd 2007 by Dark Horse Books
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Apr 09, 2015 MAB-Reviews rated it it was ok
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"300" is a visionary film with a lot of incredible imagery. It deserves a great art book, but unfortunately this one falls a bit short. Too many pages are simply screen shots from the film, there's not enough artwork. I wanted to see more concept art and frame-by-frame comparisons to the graphic novel. There are some neat sketches, set photos, and makeup tests... but they're printed so small you can't re
Marc Hampson
Jan 14, 2015 Marc Hampson rated it really liked it
This book highlights a truly landmark film in it's artistic decisions regarding the use of digital sets, fantastical imagery and storytelling. Frank Miller's influence is felt in the production's design and tit is interesting to read about techniques developed to achieve such a style. I particularly enjoyed seeing how they experimented with coffee style watercolors mixed with photographic clouds to create the surreal skyline.

While the book is light on discussion, it features an array of storyboa
Dec 05, 2012 Parka rated it really liked it
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This book doesn't explain much on the process of making the movie. Most of the art in the book lack captions. This book feels light in content simply for the fact that you don't get much information.

There are plenty of conceptual art, 3D renders and storyboards. But there seem to a lot of movie stills as well, to the effect that it felt that half the book contained movie stills. There are also a lot of 3 penciled storyboards that take one page to themselves. Cer
Tará O'Sullivan
Aug 19, 2011 Tará O'Sullivan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic, novel
I've been a huge fan of Frank Miller for years...He's art is edgy, dark and usually very bloody. I was surprised to find the film stayed true to his original artistic vision, and the upheaval of reprints of the classic graphic novel were very welcome in my eyes.
Indah Threez Lestari
Jan 15, 2010 Indah Threez Lestari rated it really liked it
Numpang baca di rak buku impor Gramedia Plangi. Bukunya udah keriting, tanpa sampul, n biar dikorting juga masih di atas dua ratus rebu... Baca di tempat ajalah...

Jan 15, 2010 miaaa rated it really liked it
jadi inget baca di toko buku, sampai ditaruh di lantai biar puas ngeliat ilustrasi versi film-nya hehe

oh iya yg komik masih blum disentuh ya mas tomo, tapi pasti kembali padamu :p
Oct 16, 2010 Ines rated it it was amazing
I loved the comic, and the movie. So this is the movie artbook.
Feb 12, 2008 Edgar added it
nice, chido poca mauser.
Jul 27, 2011 Cecelia rated it really liked it
good stuff
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Zachary Edward "Zack" Snyder (born March 1, 1966) is an American film director, screenwriter and producer. After making his feature film debut with the 2004 remake Dawn of the Dead, he gained wide recognition with the 2007 box office hit 300, adapted from writer-artist Frank Miller's Dark Horse Comics miniseries of the same name, and later went on to direct the 2009 superhero film Watchmen, an ada ...more
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