The Art of X2 : The Collector's Edition

Fiche technique
Auteur : SINGER Bryan, DYAS Huy H., SHANER Timothy (Design & Edition) Nombre de pages : 256
Editeur : Newmarket Press Dimensions : 23,5 x 28,3 x 1,9 cm
Thème : Marvel Poids : 1,23 kg
Date de publication : 06-05-2003
ISBN-10 : 1557045844
Edition : Première édition ISBN-13 : 978-1557045843
Couverture : Couverture cartonnée Prix d'origine : 40$ / 36,27€
Langue : Anglais Prix d'occasion : 10-40€

Table des matières
  • Singer's X-Men
  • Part 1 : Mutation
  • Part 2 : Augmentation
  • Credits
  • Acknowledgments
  • Nightcrawler Posters
  • Part 3 : The Script
  • Part 4 : The Art of X1

Résumé de l'éditeur

Mutants. Since the discovery of their existence, theu have been regarded with fear, suspicion, and often hatred. Across the planet, debate rages : are mutants the next link in the evolutionary chain... or simply a new species of humanity, fighting for their share of the world ? Either way, one fact has been historically proven : sharing the world has never been humanity's defining attribute.
- Charles Xavier, from the script

Welcome to the world of X2, illustrated magnificently in this full-color volume about the making of the sequel to the blockbuster Twentieth Century Fox release. "X-Men introduced a complex universe of characters and a sense of pending conflict," says director Bryan Singer (The Usual Suspects, X-Men). "In X2, the conflict is taken to the next level, where the future of mutant and humankind are in jeopardy."

Bringing Singer's vision to the big screen is a team of creative talents, including cinematographer Newton Thomas Sigel and production designer Guy H. Dyas. In The Art of X2 : The Collector's Edition, here is the definitive archive on the preparation and production of the film, elaborately presented in more than 375 illustrations of movie stills, concept drawings, set designs and photos, costume sketches, make-up test stills, and storyboards of the opening sequence, Magneto's Escape, the X-Jet Attack, and the Dark Cyclops sequence, with special commentary from production designer Guy H. Dyas; sections on the characters, including Professor X, Wolverine, Jean Grey, Cyclops, Rogue, Storm, Pyro, Magneto, Mystique, Mutant 143, and Lady Deathstrike; an article about Bryan Singer; and the complete cast and crew credits.

Exclusive to this Collector's Edition is a vibrant 8-page gatefold of Nightcrawler circus posters, featured in print only in this book; the complete script of the film; and a 16-page color insert of concept art and stills from the first X-Men film.

For fans of the X-Men, this book is a rare treat - a true companion to the film and a invaluable collector's item.

BRYAN SINGER directed and co-produced both X-Men films. He previously directed Apt Pupil and The Usual Suspects.

GUY H. DYAS was the production designer on X2. He served as the concept designer on numerous films, including The Matrix : Reloaded, Planet of the Apes, Pearl Harbor, Armageddon, and Men in Black.

Illustrated with over 300 stills and drawings, including the complete screenplay, the only book on the making of the spectacular X-Men 2 and the X-Men film franchise.

Outcasts from society, the X-Men are genetic mutants, born with superhuman powers, who harness their special abilities for the greater good. But the human race they fight to protect rejects and fears—even hates—them.

Initially realized in the Marvel Comic Book adventures, the first X-Men major feature film was released by Fox in 2000, directed by Bryan Singer, who had previously directed Apt Pupil and The Usual Suspects. Its stunning success—theatrically grossing nearly $300 million worldwide, and becoming a video and DVD phenomenon—signaled the current wave of comics to film adaptations and guaranteed the sequel, which reunites the principal cast members and the original's key creative team, including director Bryan Singer, cinematographer Newton Thomas Sigel, and production designer Guy Dyas.

The new X2 will feature several surprises, including favorite mutant characters from the vast X-Men comics universe, who are new to the film franchise. 300 color illustrations.


Il existe également une version de ce livre avec couverture souple mais qui s'arrête à 160 pages et ne contient pas les bonus comme les posters de Diablo, la retranscription complète du script et les quelques concept arts du premier film X-Men de Bryan Singer.