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4.0 out of 5 stars Concept City Designers Might Be Interested, Feb. 12 2009
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This review is from: Building Sci-Fi Moviescapes: The Science Behind the Fiction (Paperback)
This book takes you behind the scenes to look at how sci-fi cities are created. It showcases some of the definitive movies in the science fiction genre, from 1982 up to 2004. You'll get to see how designs have evolved with time, and judge for yourself if they have withstood the change of time.

There are interviews with directors, designers and crew working on the set. They explain the process of conceptualizing the city set designs and their symbolism and function to the movie.

The pages are filled with lots of movie stills and a few design sketches.

Here's a list of the movies featured:

* Blade Runner
* Tron
* Dune
* Brazil
* Batman
* Patlabor
* Total Recall
* Alien
* Memories
* The City of Lost Children
* Johnny Mnemonic
* The Fifth Element
* Starship Troopers
* Dark city
* Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
* A.I. Artificial Intelligence
* Metropolic
* Minority Report
* Solaris
* Code 46
* The Matrix Revolutions
* Wonderful Days
* Natural City
* i, Robot
* Appleseed
* Immortel
* Casshern
* Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
* 2046
* Innocence: Ghost in the Shell 2

As you can see from the list, there are anime movies as well as European movies included.

This book is recommended to all sci-fi movie fans, particularly those who make a living designing and conceptualizing for a living.
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