Movie Storyboards: The Art of Visualizing Screenplays (Hardcover)

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Between a screenplay and a finished film lies one very important step in the filmmaking process– the storyboard. Movie Storyboards: The Art of Visualizing Screenplays showcases previously unseen storyboards and concept artwork from Hitchcock’s Spellbound and Psycho, Coppola’s Apocalypse Now, Gilliam’s Brazil, Kurosawa’s Ran and many more. Essential for fans of cinema. (Brian)


Movie Storyboards showcases a collection of storyboards in a range of styles, including some of cinema's greatest moments and spanning decades of film history. This collection includes the work of pioneers such as William Cameron Menzies (Gone With the Wind), Saul Bass (Psycho, Spartacus), and Salvador Dali (Spellbound), as well as contemporaries such as Raul Monge (Pan's Labyrinth) and Jane Clark (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire). Many are seen here for the first time, and all are accompanied by insights into the movies featured, their directors, and, of course, the storyboard artists.

The unsung heroes of film, storyboard artists are the first to give vision to a screenplay, translating words on the page into shots for the screen. Artists consider composition, movement, camera angles, special effects, and pacing while creating these beautifully illustrated sequences for films we now know and love. This book includes innovative artists and never before published storyboards from decades of film history, starting from Gone with the Wind in 1935. Films include:

A Farewell to Arms (1957)
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)
Amelie (2001)
Animal Farm (1954)
Anna Karenina (2012)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
The Big Sleep (1946)
The Birds (1963)
The Boy Friend (1971)
Brazil (1985)
Caravaggio (1986)
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)
Cold Mountain (2003)
The Crow (1994)
Gladiator (2000)
Gone With the Wine (1939)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958)
The Invisible Woman (2013)
Land of the Dead (2005)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
The Longest Day (1962)
Love and Let Love (2014)
The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
Man Hunt (1941)
Oldboy (2003)
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Panther Panchali (1955)
Psycho (1960)
Raging Bull (1980)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Rain Man (1988)
Ran (1985)
Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
The Red Shoes (1948)
Spartacus (1960)
Spellbound (1945)
Star Wars (1977)
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
West Side Story (1961)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
The Wrong Trousers (1993)

About the Author

Fionnuala Halligan is a London-based film critic, writer, and consultant. A regular contributor to trade periodical Screen International for the last two decades she also curates their annual, sought-after Stars of Tomorrow issue. She has also worked extensively in Asia, writing for the South China Morning Post and consulting for Fortissimo Films. She attends all the major film festivals as a critic and has served on several international juries and selection committees. She curates the annual, sought-after Stars of Tomorrow issue for Screen International. She is the author of FilmCraft: Production Design.

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Product Details
ISBN: 9781452122199
ISBN-10: 1452122199
Publisher: Chronicle Books (CA)
Publication Date: October 15th, 2013
Pages: 240
Language: English