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The Art and Making of The Dark Knight Trilogy [Hardcover]

Jody Duncan Jesser , Janine Pourroy , Chip Kidd
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Book Description

July 20 2012
In 2005, director Christopher Nolan redefined the Batman legend with Batman Begins, starring Christian Bale as the Caped Crusader. A fresh, dynamic reboot of the franchise, Batman Begins explored the comic book hero’s origins and his evolution from billionaire Bruce Wayne to dark avenger who fights crime and corruption in Gotham City. A 2008 sequel, The Dark Knight, took those compelling, character-driven foundations and raised the stakes, pitting Batman against a deranged master criminal, the Joker, in an all-out war for Gotham’s soul. Now, the final film of Nolan’s trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises, is 2012’s most anticipated film release.
The Art and Making of The Dark Knight Trilogy tells the complete behind-the-scenes story of these three monumental films. Based on in-depth interviews with Nolan and all of the films’ key cast and crew—including cowriters David S. Goyer and Jonathan Nolan, cinematographer Wally Pfister, and more—the book reveals the creative process behind the epic Dark Knight Trilogy, supported by lavish art and never-before-seen photography.

BATMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.
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Praise for The Art and Making of the Dark Knight Trilogy:

“A beautifully artistic photo book . . . For anyone who ever wanted to make a movie, The Art and Making of The Dark Knight Trilogy is as good a blueprint, as well as being an engrossing tale, of the making of a mega-hit film series.” —McClatchy Newspapers

“This chance to revisit Batman Begins and The Dark Knight in ways both smart and definitive has revived my faith and enthusiasm on numerous levels. Kudos to authors Jody Duncan Jesser and Janine Pourroy for pulling off what seems like a daunting task, and doing so with style to spare.” —School Library Journal


“The book reveals the creative process behind the epic Dark Knight Trilogy, supported by lavish art and never-before-seen photography.” —Washington Examiner

Every aspect of Nolan’s filmmaking process is detailed in Jesser and Pourroy’s fantastic, gorgeous book, accompanied by hundreds of high-quality photographs and illustrations. I could easily see it selling for $60–$75 because of the crazy amount of Bat-tastic geeky goodness within. BUY. THIS. BOOK.”Geeks of Doom

“This sumptuous coffee table book is pretty much the perfect studio-sanctioned guidebook through Nolan's films . . . No stone is unturned, and no interesting production still or story is neglected . . . No need to say more here, I think: if you love these movies . . . you’ll find this book to be an absolute treasure.” —Comics Bulletin

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About the Author

Jody Duncan Jesser has served as editor of Cinefex magazine since 1992. She is the author of 10 books covering the making of blockbuster films, including Terminator 2, Jurassic Park, and Avatar. She lives in Los Angeles. Janine Pourroy has written extensively for Cinefex magazine, covering special and visual effects in film since 1985. Pourroy lives in Southern California.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must! Sept. 8 2012
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This book is a must for every Chris Nolan's Batman trilogy fans. I have to stop myself from not reading it all in one shot!!

Great stories, awesome pictures (a lot of pictures on every pages), from the beginning when the 1st movie was just a thought, we go throught the journey of the Dark Knight making, from sketches, art work, making of .. ain't finished it yet but I recommend it big time!!!

305 pages filled with amazing pictures, divided in 11 chapters :

- Foreword, intro & prologue

PRE-PRODUCTION
Chapter 1 : Screenplay
Chapter 2 : Production design
Chapter 3 : Cast
Chapter 4 : Costumes & Make-up

PRODUCTION
Chapter 5 : The shoot/Batman Begins
Chapter 6 : The shoot/The Dark Knight
Chapter 7 : The shoot/The Dark Knight Rises
Chapter 8 : Special effects & Stunts

POST-PRODUCTION
Chapter 9 : Editing, music & sound
Chapter 10: Visual effects
Chapter 11: Marketing

- Epilogue : The legends ends
- Afterword
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5.0 out of 5 stars Definite Buy! Aug. 21 2013
By M
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If you`re a fan of the Nolan Batman Trilogy then you will definitely love to pick this book up! Full of Goodies and facts about the films!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great for Nolan fans Oct. 2 2012
By Batstar
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This is a great book if you want to know more about Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy. Its a very in depth look at how these movies were created and some of the problems Nolan and his crew ran in to. It covers everything from casting to the soundtrack by Hans Zimmer. Great read if your a fan of these movies.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for Batman fans! Sept. 9 2012
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My local bookstore was selling this title for about $50 with taxes. I decided to jump on amazon and found it for considerably less. Selected super saver shipping option at checkout which brought the grand total to $29 and change. I bought this on Sept 5th and amazon gave me an estimated delivery window of somewhere between the 12th and 17th of September. I had it in my hands 2 days later on the 7th!
As for the book itself, stunning. A great collection of photographs spanning ten years of planning and filming of all three of Nolans Batman movies. Also included are some in depth interviews with the director, writers, costume designers, etc. While I'm sure there are bigger batman fans out there then I, these movies are some of my favorites and I very much enjoy Nolans movie making style.
As I said before, This book will be a great addition to any Batman fan!
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