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Caught in the web : dreaming up the world of Spider-Man 2
Vaz, Mark Cotta.
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First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Ballantine Books, [2004]

Physical Description:
ix, 159 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
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PN1997.2.S685 V38 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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The Spider-Man 2 Dream Machine--from original idea to final cut-- unmasking the creative genius at work in the blockbuster movie

The epic adventure of one of the greatest superheroes of all time explodes on the silver screen as never before. Now, in this captivating journey behind the scenes and into the imagination, fans can discover how the myth and magic became real in Spider-Man 2 , as they plunge deeper into Spider-Man's world to meet the characters, explore the environments, and follow the storyline in a stunning visual journey. Packed with hundreds of amazing production illustrations, prepared by many of the most talented illustrators in Hollywood, Caught in the Web features

• Original sketches, artwork, and doodles that became the inspirations for characters, sets, and computer--generated imagery
• Climactic scenes from the movie as they first appeared in conceptual art
• Design work used to develop costumes and visual effects--as well as blueprints and architectural drafts used in the construction of both physical and virtual environments
• Unique insights into the genesis of Doc Ock--revealing how he evolved from his comic-book origins
• An intimate behind-the-scenes look at the full creative process for Spider-Man 2

Enter the amazing realm where dreams come true and discover how the epic adventure was created as you immerse yourself in the action and atmosphere of Spider-Man 2 , from the first rough sketches to the final on-screen adventure.

Author Notes

Mark Cotta Vaz has written more than twenty books for children and young adults. His works include Twilight: The Complete Illustrated Movie Companion; Mythic Vision: The Making of Eragon; The Spirit: The Movie Visual Companion; and Living Dangerously: The Adventures of Merian C. Cooper, Creator of King Kong.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Library Journal Review

After suffering through years of stinko screen reinventions of their heroes, comic book readers lamented that Hollywood just didn't get it. Then came Spider-Man. Director Sam Raimi got it, respecting the original source material as if it were Shakespeare. Rejoicing fans lapped up every morsel and licked the bowl clean: the film earned a mind-boggling $807 million and two Oscar nominations. The hotly awaited Spider-Man 2 hits screens July 2. With Spidey battling super-villain Doc Ock, the film should be a slam dunk. (The web slinger's real struggle, however, will be with that box office beast from hell, Harry Potter. The third feature outing of the cash cow in granny glasses, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, opens June 4.) Like Vaz's first Spidey tie-in, Behind the Mask of Spider Man (ISBN 0-345-45004-3), this book features loads of cool illustrations and production notes. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.