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A Reciprocal Love Affair With Books

Jean, 39, lover of sci-fi, horror and fantasy, reader of comic books, conqueror of genre fiction.

Review: The Art of Star Wars:The Force Awakens

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The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Phil Szostak, Rick Carter

Always two there are, an Art of and a Making of. Well, there used to be. I own every Art of and Making of for the past six Star Wars movies, and was eager to get my hands on this one. What I got was a beautiful coffee table book with big, glossy color paintings but not much in the way of context. With the script having struggled for so long, trying to make out just what the heck direction they were taking with each concept is difficult. And it's generally bereft of both character design and, my favorite, costume design. So it's lots of lovely eye candy, but if they weren't going to give me any hint of context or development, it would have been nice to have a Making of book alongside this one.