Adult/High School-The Matrix, according to science-fiction author William Gibson, is "something very special: a big, muscular `effects' movie that's wildly generous with visual thrills,-and, most important of all, has a good heart." Substitute the word "book" for movie and you have a decent description of this title. It includes storyboards, both black and white and in color, with commentary by the artists; conceptual drawings; movie stills; information about cut scenes; scene notes; and the shooting script. The storyboards are essentially a graphic presentation of the movie. It is particularly fascinating to read the artists' own comments about their work. Fans of The Matrix and film-studies students will appreciate this glimpse into the preproduction process. The only disappointment is not hearing from the Wachowski brothers themselves, but they are apparently hard at work on the sequels. This is a large, beautifully designed book, with high-quality paper and sharp, striking pictures. It includes four gatefolds of marvelously detailed conceptual drawings. A browser's delight.-Susan Salpini, Fairfax County Public Schools, VA
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This is one of the best "Art of..." books. The drawings are simply fantastic, the captions are very informative and it really acts as a companion to the movie, rather... Read morePublished on June 16 2003 by "johnsmith2004"
The art of this book is great, however I missed more photos of the real movie and also off-screen photos to make the work perfect, because the movie deserves. Read morePublished on Feb. 9 2002 by Roque Maria Neto
I have to stress this out, this book is good mostly for the hardcore fans of the movie who happen to be admirers of comic book genres. Read morePublished on Jan. 13 2002 by Hengky Tanoyo
This is a book i've been looking for a long time!! This book is consited of not only the greatest comic art but the greatest story line from a comic book to be converted into a... Read morePublished on July 20 2001 by Tim Collier
As a Marvel Comics fan, I always enjoyed the drawings of Steve Skroce. I always liked his dynamic style and the ballistic exaggerations he draws. Read morePublished on July 3 2001 by Roberto G. Macedo Alves
I picked this book up at the Fangoria convention in NYC the other day, and I was amazed. It has everything you could possibly want to know about the creation of this brilliant... Read morePublished on April 8 2001 by Jason Thomas Landis
I'm gonna pretty much write the same kind of review that everyone else has been posting. It's cool to get ANY kind of book related to "The Matrix" to be published, but... Read morePublished on Jan. 22 2001 by "phbowles"
This book is really nice if you are a fan of the Matrix. But, it is especially nice if you are a comic book fan like the Wachowski Brothers seem to be. Read morePublished on Jan. 9 2001 by Fred Shigelbort