The Dark Crystal: The Ultimate Visual History

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Author: Caseen Gaines

Publisher: Insight Editions

ISBN: 9781608878116

Category: Art

Page: 192

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Dark Crystal: The Ultimate Visual History is the definitive collection of rare artwork, interviews, and on-set photos from the beloved Jim Henson fantasy classic. A true masterpiece brought to life by the ingenious puppetry and 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, highlighting the unique creative journey and groundbreaking techniques 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 team, Dark Crystal: The Ultimate Visual History leaves no stone unturned in chronicling the entire production, from the initial concept based on themes close to Henson’s heart to the ingenious conceptual design, puppet construction, and logistics of the shoot itself. The book also delves into the wider world of Dark Crystal, exploring the creation of comics, novels, and other official projects inspired by the film. This deluxe coffee-table book contains an in-depth look at the day-to-day production of the film and showcases a huge range of incredible visuals, including candid set photography, previously unseen concept art, storyboards, production notes, and more. The book also features a plethora of amazing removable items, such as script pages, notes and sketches from Henson, and other unique treasures. Definitive, enthralling, and revelatory, Dark Crystal: The Ultimate Visual History is the last word on an enduring modern classic and the book that fans of the film have been waiting for.

The World of the Dark Crystal

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Author: Brian Froud

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810945791

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 132

View: 7806

Drawings depict the inhabitants and ancient culture of an unusual fantasy world.

Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal Novelization

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Author: Henson, Jim,A.C.H. Smith

Publisher: BOOM! Studios

ISBN: 1613982720

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 240

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Finally back in print and for the first time in hardcover, the novelization of The Dark Crystal adapted by A.C.H. Smith and personally overseen by Jim Henson, features an exclusive peek into Jim Henson’s creative process with over twenty never-before-seen pages of his detailed notes on an early draft of the adaptation. This beautiful hardcover includes illustrations and concept designs by legendary illustrator and concept artist Brian Froud (The Goblins of Labyrinth, Faeries) that have never been published.

Song of the Dark Crystal #2

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Author: J. M. Lee

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399539832

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 272

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The second original companion novel to Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal follows Naia and Kylan as they seek help from the Gelfling clans to prevent the Skeksis from implementing the next stage of their sinister plan. Kylan of Sami Thicket is a skilled song teller, but singing the tales of long-gone heroes won’t help his friends as they journey into dangerous, unknown lands. After uncovering the betrayal of the Skeksis Lords, he and his friend Naia are on the run, pursued by the Skeksis’s underlings and outcast even among their fellow Gelfling. But Kylan knows the truth must be told, no matter how difficult the telling. Maybe there’s use for a song teller after all . . . Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal is one of the most beloved and enduring fantasy stories of the past thirty years. This series of young adult novels will both please the diehard fans and bring new fans in to the world of The Dark Crystal.

A Christmas Story

Behind the Scenes of a Holiday Classic

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Author: Caseen Gaines

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 1770904158

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

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The definitive guide to everything fans want to know about A Christmas Story shares the inside story behind the film’s production, release, and unlikely ascent to the top of popular culture. From Jean Shepherd’s original radio broadcasts to Bob Clark’s 1983 sleeper hit film and beyond, A Christmas Story has become a beloved Yuletide tradition over the last three decades. In conjunction with the 30th anniversary of its theatrical release, this is the untold story of the making of the film, and what happened afterwards. Ralphie Parker’s quest for a Red Ryder air rifle didn’t end with the movie’s release; the tale inspired massive VHS sales, a Broadway production, and a mountain of merchandise. Complete with rare and previously unreleased photographs, now fans of the movie and film buffs alike can lean all they didn’t know about the timeless classic.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

The Ultimate Visual History

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Author: Michael Klastorin

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 006269300X

Category: Art

Page: 192

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Celebrate the fortieth anniversary of Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi classic Close Encounters of the Third Kind with this fully authorized behind-the-scenes book exploring the creation, production, and legacy of this iconic film. Created in conjunction with Sony Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, Close Encounters of the Third Kind: The Visual History details the complete creative journey behind the making of the film and examines its cultural impact. Featuring rare and never-before-seen imagery from the archives, the book brings together a stunning collection of on-set photography, concept art, storyboards, and more to create a visual narrative of the film’s journey to the big screen. It also features a wealth of insightful commentary from every key player involved in the film, from the acclaimed director himself to the film’s stars and the key department heads who brought Spielberg’s vision to life. Special inserts and interactive elements include script pages, call lists, concept sketches, and more. Comprehensive, compelling, and filled with unseen treasures, Close Encounters of the Third Kind: The Ultimate Visual History is a fitting tribute to one of history’s most iconic films.

Jim Henson's Labyrinth: The Novelization

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Author: Jim Henson,A.C.H. Smith

Publisher: BOOM! Studios

ISBN: 1613982704

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 288

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Features unpublished goblin illustrations by legendary illustrator and concept artist Brian Froud and an exclusive peek into Jim Henson’s creative process with 50 never-before-seen pages from his personal journal, detailing the initial conception of his ideas for LABYRINTH.

Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths

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Author: Jim Henson,Brian Holguin,Brian Froud

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1608867048

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 96

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A lone wanderer, exotically dressed, stokes a fire and spins an epic tale of adventure, betrayal and tragedy. It is the legend of Aughra, the world's benevolent guardian, and her impish son Raunip. It is the story of the gentle Gelflings, and the rise and fall of their race. It is the sage of the Urskeks, powerful alien visitors who arrive in peace, but who also harbor a dire secret. But most of all, it is the myth of the Bright Crystal, and how its healing light is ultimately corrupted into darkness.

Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: A Discovery Adventure

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Author: Ann Marcellino,Jim Henson

Publisher: Boom! Studios

ISBN: 1613989849

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 24

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Delve deep into the world of Jim Henson’s beloved creation The Dark Crystal in this interactive Discovery Adventure! Join Jen and Kira on a grand adventure through the world of Thra in their journey to restore the Dark Crystal. Help them find the missing shard, evade Skeksis, and heal their land. Each page contains dense artwork with hidden treasures waiting to be found as readers rediscover the magic of the cult-classic film. A Discovery Adventure Features: - Lush spreads that present Jim Henson and Brian Frouds fantastical vision of Thra and the wonderful creatures that live there, including: Aughra, Fizzgig, the Mystics, the Podlings, Landstriders, the fearsome Skeksis, and more! - Bonus Challenges that take viewers deeper into the Crystal Castle or Aughra’s Observatory. - Ideal entertainment for Car Rides, Waiting Rooms, and fun for kids (and adults alike) to read together

Inside Pee-Wee's Playhouse

The Untold, Unauthorized, and Unpredictable Story of a Pop Phenomenon

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Author: Caseen Gaines

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 1550229982

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 344

Provides an in-depth look at the children's television program, and includes information about the cast and production team, behind-the-scenes photos, and a comprehensive episode guide.

Back to the Future

The Ultimate Visual History

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Author: Michael Klastorin,Randal Atamaniuk

Publisher: Harper Design

ISBN: 9780062419149

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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Great Scott! Go Back to the Future with Doc Brown and Marty McFly in this visually stunning look at the creation of one of the most beloved movie trilogies of all time. Few films have made an impact on popular culture like the Back to the Future trilogy. This deluxe, officially licensed book goes behind the scenes to tell the complete story of the making of these hugely popular movies and how the adventures of Marty McFly and Doc Brown became an international phenomenon. Back to the Future: The Ultimate Visual History is a stunning journey into the creation of this beloved time-traveling saga and features hundreds of never-before-seen images from all three movies, along with rare concept art, storyboards, and other visual treasures. The book also features exclusive interviews with key cast and crew members—including Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale, Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy, and more—and tells the complete story of the production of the movies, from the initial concept to the staging of iconic scenes such as the “Enchantment Under the Sea” dance and the hoverboard sequence. The book also delves into the wider Back to the Future universe, exploring the animated television show and Back to the Future: The Ride. Written by Michael Klastorin—the production publicist on the second and third movies—with Back to the Future expert Randal Atamaniuk, this book delivers a range of surprises from the Universal Pictures archives and also includes a wealth of special removable items. Comprehensive, compelling, and definitive, Back to the Future: The Ultimate Visual History is the book that fans have been waiting for. Removable items include: Hill Valley High School Tardy Slip Back to the Future The Ride security pass Save the Clocktower leaflet Sepia photograph of Marty and Doc from Part III Marty’s note to Doc from the first film with the envelope George McFly’s book Jaws 19 movie poster George and Lorraine’s prom photo Doc’s flux capacitor sketch from the first film Doc’s note to Marty from 1885 Biff one dollar bill from Part II Blast from the Past receipt from Part II Lenticular version of the iconic McFly family photo from the first film

Shadows of the Dark Crystal #1

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Author: J. M. Lee

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399539794

Category: Brothers and sisters

Page: 272

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Long before the events of Jim Henson's groundbreaking classic fantasy film The Dark Crystal, a young Gelfling woman called Naia finds herself summoned from her remote village to stand witness at the trial of her brother, who's been accused of treason by their Skeksis overlords. But Naia and her companions' arduous journey to the Castle of the Crystal reveals more than just clues to the true events surrounding her brother's act of betrayal--something dark is overtaking Thra, and Naia's journey is taking her straight to the heart of it.

Jim Henson's Dark Crystal Tales

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Author: Cory Godbey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1608868451

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 48

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Join Jen, Kira, and Fizzgig from Jim Henson's beloved cult-classic film The Dark Crystal before their fateful meeting. Here, they each embark on new side-adventures that will transform the life of one little bird after the cruel Skeksis set forth a series of events that ripple across the land.

We Don't Need Roads

The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy

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Author: Caseen Gaines

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0142181536

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 268

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Long before Marty McFly and Doc Brown travelled through time in a flying DeLorean, director Robert Zemeckis, and his friend and writing partner Bob Gale, worked tirelessly to break into the industry with a hit. During their journey to realise their dream, they encountered unprecedented challenges and regularly took the difficult way out. For the first time ever, the story of how these two young filmmakers struck lightning with the Back to the Future trilogy is being told by those who witnessed it.

The Goblins of Labyrinth

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Author: Brian Froud

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810970557

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 4835

This book of the grotesque creatures who love to torment unsuspecting humans--and most of whom starred in the movie Labyrinth--features detailed illustrations and humorous tales depicting the goblins' mind and spirit.

Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal Adult Coloring Book

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Author: Jim Henson

Publisher: Archaia

ISBN: 9781684151943

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 96

View: 4395

Adult coloring book of Jim Henson’s fan-favorite film The Dark Crystal! Experience Jim Henson’s cult classic film like never before in the first-ever The Dark Crystal Adult Coloring Book. Featuring over forty black and white illustrations showcasing the strange and magical world of Thra, populated with vibrant creatures and characters like Jen, Kira, the Skeksis, the Mystics, Aughra, and more, waiting to be brought to colorful life.