Popular Culture Collectibles Reviews

Thursday, September 10, 2015

The Art Of Pan

“Second star to the right and straight on 'til morning. ”  Those familiar with classic children stories will recognize that quote as coming from author J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan book.

Peter Pan as written by Barrie contains well-known characters and scenarios.  But, what if the conventional Peter Pan story was interpreted and visualized from a completely fresh perspective?

That's what director Joe Wright has done with his spectacular new movie 'Pan' starring, among others, Hugh Jackman.

Writer Christopher Grove and Insight Editions presents the hardbound book: The Art Of Pan.
Absolutely resplendent with its hardbound cover featuring a Neverland full-color illustration that is spot-varnished, the interior is just as impressive with its interior pages printed as if to duplicate parchment paper, with border flourishes, showcasing full-color photos and illustrations from the film.

Wright's unique take on Pan is well represented with the book's examination of character designs, costumes, weapons, exotic locations, behind-the-scenes photographs, production and pre-production art, special visual effects, choreography, creature and character designs and practical effects.

Commentaries, production insights and exhaustive expository text bring each scene and illustrations to life.  It is truly a Neverland about the magic of movie making.