The Dark Crystal (E–book)

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  • The Dark Crystal
  • Caseen Gaines
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  • 01 October 2018
  • 9781608878116

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The Dark Crystal Read & download ↠ 2 Lighting the uniue creative journey and groundbreaking techniues that brought the film to the screen Drawing from unseen archive interviews with Jim Henson and new interviews with the film’s behind the scenes creative te This book is so full of magic the magic of traditional filming and the fantastic art of puppeteering The Dark Crystal is a movie that has been inspiring me since I was tiny Its aesthetics and all the world of the film has been capturing my attention for years but this book has made me discover a full new dimension of years of work sketches costumes concept art music and working with puppetsIt has not disappointed me at all The book is plenty of details and information about all the process of the movie and the works that were born from itWelcome to the world of Thra Welcome to The Dark Crystal franchise

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The Dark Crystal Read & download ↠ 2 Peerless storytelling of Jim Henson Dark Crystal is revered by an entire generation of fans For the first time this deluxe and highly comprehensive book tells the complete story of this deeply personal Henson project high This is a book I ve been waiting to read for 35 years A detailed history of the making of Jim Henson and Brian Froud s breathtakingly wonderful film The Dark Crystal The book is filled to the brim with on set photos and many of Brian Froud s marvellous sketches and painting The text starts with the inception of the movie as a progression of Jim s early Land of Gorch characters to a serious fantasy film It follows the evolution of the story from its earliest ideas put together whilst snowed in at an airport to its completed form Then looks at the designs of the various creatures and the difficulties in overcoming problems such as skin tone for which it owes a debt to Dick Smith of Exorcist fame and the sheer weight of the ground breaking puppets There are a lot s of detailed close ups of the Gelfling Skeksis urRu and Garthim showing details which aren t always clear on film Considering how much weight they had to carry don t know how the urRu puppeteers managed to make it through the shoot with their knees intactThe book contains numerous reproductions of sketches memos and pitch booklets which gives it a much tactile feel The two booklets produced as original pitch documents for The Dark Crystal and it s failed seuel Power Of The Dark Crystal are a special treatThis is a marvellous read for those who are casually interested in the film the new generation of amateur film makers and cosplayers hoping to recreate characters at conventions It works beautifully as a companion piece to Brian Froud s earlier book World of the Dark Crystal which is an in universe guide to the history and philosophy of the filmWell worth the 35 year wait

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