Book Reviews

Book Review: THE ART AND MAKING OF PENNY DREADFUL

Not only have Frankenstein and Dracula been hugely influential pieces of literature but they’ve become iconic in the realm of film and television. Penny Dreadful (named after a type of 19th Century pulp fiction) sees them rub shoulders with Oscar [...]

March 30, 2015

Book Review: THE ART OF JOHN ALVIN Is A Classy Affair

The great movie poster is a dying art-form (literally). There was once a time when a movie poster could be admired for being a classy piece of pop art, something that not only advertised a movie, but also stood proudly as its own thing. These [...]

September 4, 2014

Book Review: SHOWRUNNERS: THE ART OF RUNNING A TV SHOW

Over the last 20 years US television has undergone a huge transformation. Quality writing has migrated to the small screen and series like The Sopranos, Mad Men and Game of Thrones (to name just a few) are catapulting episodic shows into a whole new [...]

September 4, 2014

Book Review: Elysium – The Art of the Film

Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium is a visually stylish science fiction blockbuster, so it is no surprise that it would have a visually impressive tie-in book detailing the making of the film. Blomkamp’s follow-up to District 9 is set in a futuristic Los [...]

August 26, 2013

Book Review: PACIFIC RIM – MAN, MACHINES And MONSTERS

Guillermo Del Toro’s giant monsters versus giant robots flick, Pacific Rim is an epic production and it deserves an epic making-of companion. Pacific Rim – Man, Machines And Monsters is such a tome. The Titan book covers every aspect of [...]

July 13, 2013

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