Star Trek: The Art of the Film

Star Trek: The Art of the Film

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Overview

Director J.J. Abrams’ new vision of the greatest space adventure of all time, Star Trek features a young, new crew venturing boldly where no man has gone before, as it tells the story of how the brash Starfleet cadet James T. Kirk first meets a Vulcan named Spock, and earns the Captain’s chair of the Starship Enterprise. The film quickly became a critical and commercial smash hit worldwide, as audiences — confirmed Trekkers and newcomers alike — thrilled to a state-of-the-art action epic which both respected the legacy of Gene Roddenberry’s archetypal modern myth and forged ahead into an exciting future of its own.

Star Trek: The Art of the Film is a lavishly illustrated celebration of that new vision, tracing the evolution of the movie’s look through a stunning array of previously unseen pre-production paintings, concept sketches, costume and set designs, unit photography and final frames.

Written by New York Times-bestselling author Mark Cotta Vaz in close co-operation with the film’s production team, and including a Foreword by J.J. Abrams, this is the essential companion to the film.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781848566200
Publisher: Titan
Publication date: 11/17/2009
Series: Star Trek Series
Pages: 157
Sales rank: 1,114,401
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Mark Cotta Vaz is highly respected as the world’s foremost author of movie ‘making of’ books. His informed, incisive, and highly entertaining writing has graced titles including Behind the Mask of Spider-Man, The Art of Finding Nemo, The Art of Batman Begins, the New York Times-bestselling Twilight companion, and his acclaimed history of matte painting in movies, The Invisible Art.

Table of Contents

Preface 4
Foreword by J.J. Abrams 10
The Future Begins 12

U.S.S. Kelvin 22
Narada 30
Romulans 36
Rura Penthe 42
Future Iowa 44
Starfleet Academy 50
Kobayashi Maru 56
The Fleet 58
Uniforms 62
Aliens 6
Vulcan 76
Reimagining the U.S.S. Enterprise 88
The Destruction of Vulcan 110
Marooned on Delta Vega 118
Spock Prime 132
Jellyfish Ship 136
Enterprise Vs Narada 142
Inside the Narada 146
Poster Design 152

The Mystery Box 156

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Star Trek: The Art of the Film 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
timothyl33 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
As interesting as it was, I didn't think it really met my expectations, nor the hype placed on this book. For the most part, the book gives a very brief overview of the general aspects in the behind the scenes making of this movie.
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Knight-2000 More than 1 year ago
As a fan of the movie, and a Trekkie (I'll admit it), I had to own a copy of this book. It gives you some background on the visual process that went into the creation of the film, and how they took the 1960's look, and updated it for the 21st century.
Beetlescott More than 1 year ago
This illustrated book is a perfect Christmas gift for the Trekkie in your life!! It is so beautiful, the pictures and the "How To" information is second to none. It is amazing how they make the Kelvin and the Enterprise look like the real thing. I loved everything about it!