The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Chronicles: Cloaks & Daggers (英語) ハードカバー – 2014/7/8
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The ultimate insider look at the filmmaking process of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, a continuation of the two of the world’s biggest motion-picture franchises, The Hobbit, and The Lord of the Rings, by one of the world’s most notable directors, Peter Jackson.
Richly illustrated with behind-the-scenes photographs, digital renders, and film stills, this comprehensive book explores the costumes and props, including armour, weapons and jewelry, made for the first two films. Chapters will be broken down by type and character: Dwarves, Wizards, Hobbits, Rivendell Elves, Mirkwood Elves and more.
The book will lean heavily on beautiful studio and on-set photography of the finished pieces as well as film stills that provide context. Concept art, detail shots and imagery of materials samples and mock-ups will also be used to weave stories around the finished items. Behind the scenes processes will be showcased with supporting photographs of elements being created.
First-hand accounts from the actors, artists, digital effects specialists, and many other crew members describe the process and how the production unfolded, while also sharing insights into the characters. The book will have a bonus feature, unique to this book.
Compiled by Weta Workshop designer Daniel Falconer and featuring a wealth of stunning imagery, this book puts the reader face-to-face with all of the creatures and characters that populate the first two films in the Peter Jackson trilogy.
'This beautifully presented book... is a lovely treat for fans' The Sun 'Whatever your thoughts on [the film] there's no denying the attention to detail invested by Weta Workshop... and the amazing images on display in new book The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Chronicles" SciFi Now --このテキストは、絶版本またはこのタイトルには設定されていない版型に関連付けられています。商品の説明をすべて表示する
If you like to see the planning stages of costumes, armor, weaponry, props and scenery this book is for you. I love seeing everything in the planning stages of what they originally planned and then how it ended up looking. It’s also nice to see up close the weaponry and costumes as well as read the actors’ comments.
My favorites are the elves, particular Thranduil. I love all the beautiful photos of his rings, broaches, staff, sword and costumes as well as the commentary from the amazing staff creating the looks as well as from actor Lee Pace. There’s input from many of the actors who played elves, dwarves and others. They also go into great detail about Biblo Baggins’ Hobbit village with lots of photos.
This is a beautiful coffee table book that will be fun to look at and share with friends and others who love the Hobbit series.
Highly recommended for fans and those who interested in prop-making or even cosplay!
Costumes is another area where there is just an insane amount of work and detail involved. Take footwear for instance. There are 13 dwarves in the films, each needing there own individual set of boots that had to be designed and then crafted from scratch. The way the movie is shot there are also large and small scale doubles for the actors, that is how they can make 6 foot tall actors appear as 4 foot tall dwarves. So there you have to add in extra pairs of boots for the scale doubles. They then also made lightweight versions that the actors could wear in scenes where they were fighting or running. On top of that you can add shoes for the stunt doubles and each of the 13 dwarves needed something like 7 - 8 pairs of hand crafted boots, and that's just the dwarves! It really makes you appreciate how much work is involved.