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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #60 on: April 07, 2012, 06:40:52 pm »
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« Reply #61 on: May 19, 2012, 01:13:19 pm »
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« Reply #62 on: June 15, 2012, 02:50:24 pm »
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« Reply #63 on: June 21, 2012, 12:59:51 pm »
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #64 on: June 26, 2012, 04:35:39 pm »
Prometheus - The Art Of The Film



This is a gorgeous coffee table book. It took me one afternoon to read it. Then again, this is chocked full of pictures and concept illustrations. It does go into enough detail about the concepts, Ridley Scotts thinking and the other talent brought on board to develop the look and feel of the film.

It would have been perfect it included some of the CGI work. But that's a minor complaint. For the price and it being a hard cover, it's a great deal.

There's a video in the review section to get a taste of it.
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« Reply #65 on: June 26, 2012, 04:42:01 pm »
I take it there is a handful of thumbnails in the book by Ridley himself right? I love watching him draw when he is doing storyboards for his shot list and it's amazing to see him do so at the drop of a hat just prior to setting up a shot that he didn't even think of until he got to the location.
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« Reply #66 on: June 27, 2012, 07:32:59 am »
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I take it there is a handful of thumbnails in the book by Ridley himself right? I love watching him draw when he is doing storyboards for his shot list and it's amazing to see him do so at the drop of a hat just prior to setting up a shot that he didn't even think of until he got to the location.

Handful is correct. The notes that go with the story telling were rather cryptic though  :-\
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #67 on: September 13, 2012, 10:08:06 pm »
I love those art of coffee table books, but I have no space for any of them anymore (and no spare cash to buy them).  I think I'm happy enough now to make my own.  I will definitely look through that Prometheus one for inspiration though.  The last one I looked through was the Dark Knight trilogy, but it's easy enough to get the lesson of that design:  Simplicity.  Got it.

I've never heard of that caricature book before but I'll have to check it out, I'm big on trying to get likenesses down so a book ALL about that is right up my alley (even if I'm not intentionally funny WITH them).

I have a PILE of books to read-- proper books, Robopocalypse, Not Exactly The Three Musketeers, Wool.  I'm also still listening to "Rendezvous with Rama" (I know, listening isn't reading!).

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« Reply #68 on: September 16, 2012, 12:54:44 pm »
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #69 on: September 18, 2012, 01:18:39 pm »
The Third Gate: A Novel - Lincoln Child



I've been a fan of Lincoln Child & Douglas Preston from day one. It started with Michael Crichton, which lead me to similar style writing of this unique duo. On occasion, the guys put out their own particular novel, most of the time not to far removed from their thriller - adventure - slightly technical science fiction.

The Third Gate is very similar in concept to the duo's writing of Riptide. Very much an adventure with just enough paranormal to make it believable and interesting. As usual, the style is thrust the reader into action, reel it back and then slowly peel back the layers of onion skin of a overlapping story lines for the big climax in the third act.

In very quick description, the Third Gate is about an adventure to uncover the tomb of one of the first Egyptian Kings, who masterfully built his burial on a Sudd, let it sink and to never be found by anyone. Despite that, still a curse and 3 gates to get through to the Big Find.

Fast read as usual. Highly recommend if you're into the slightly techie thriller uncovering an ancient past.
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #70 on: November 06, 2012, 03:52:27 pm »
Just got Cory Doctorow's Pirate Cinema when I had an innocent swing by the bookstore.  Didn't even know the book was out, and I fell right into it.  It's SO what I want to read right now that it's crazy.  You can only hope to have that same kind of immediate resonance when you write something.

I would have picked up Nate Silver's book but it was 30 bucks and I don't have that kind of cash to spend.  Maybe when it goes softcover (and let's face it, his reputation is on the line tonight, no matter how safe it seems).

I also picked up a little softcover copy of The NeverEnding Story by Michael Ende and I'm actually quite curious to read it.  Next to it was a hardcover copy of Stardust by Neil Gaiman that I might give a friend as a Christmas gift but it was a bit expensive-- and I think she'd much rather have MY finished book as a prezzie.

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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #71 on: November 06, 2012, 04:34:33 pm »
For me, books in general have priced themselves out of my wallet. I can't afford to buy the amount of books that I once use to and it was a lot of books. If it were not for my local library, I wouldn't even bother reading anymore. I know it may sound weird that I would bash books when I sell 'em. But just making a point that the overall prices need to come down, which is kind of impossible given that the price to make them is stil climbing.
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #72 on: November 06, 2012, 05:22:41 pm »
This is why I'm big on cheap eBooks and used books (how I buy most of my books).  Plus I take my sweet time reading so I don't buy books as often as I should (I also regift books when I'm done, so I feel like I'm getting a little more value for my buck).  But yeah, some of these prices are insane.  If only I made more money...  At my dad's house, he and Mo had this HUGE pile of books that was easily 200 bucks or more, and that was their "still to read" pile.  Whoa.  There are books all over that house but few spaces to put them in.

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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #73 on: November 06, 2012, 05:28:52 pm »
Yeah, I would buy boatloads of books dating back 15 years that I never got around to reading and real estate is dwindling. So much so, that I've had to put them up on eBay without ever having read about 95% or the.

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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #74 on: November 06, 2012, 05:57:44 pm »
I'm that way with all these downloaded scripts... thank god I don't need to print them all out, Kindle baby, Kindle!

I have a big buttload of audiobooks to listen to as well, I don't know when I'm going to get around to all of those, but I'm determined to.  Well, I could be MORE determined...

 

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