Not just for film buffs or comic book aficionados “The Art and Making of the Dark Knight Trilogy” is a crisp and vibrant behind the scenes look at the telling of Christopher Nolan's interpretation of the classic tale of Batman. The images shown on the glossy pages will appeal to anyone remotely interested in the saga. And the thoughtful attention to detail show how Nolan and his staff created character driven scenes not only through the stunning previously unreleased photography but through comprehensive explanation of concept as well.
This journey from concept to principle photography is a spellbinding one. And the intrigue doesn’t stop there the chapter devoted to each film’s marketing tells of the differences between promoting a film before and after social networking leapt into the forefronts of moviegoers minds everywhere. It also conveys the unique set of challenges and circumstances that arrive when a studio suddenly has to deal with respectfully promoting a film with a cast member that has passed away.
Despite the temptation to rely solely on the tools available to today's digital filmmaker, Nolan was determined to keep things as authentic as possible. Staying true to his vision by doing it for real infused a bit of glamour into the film, each and every bit of that glamour can be found in this tremendously impressive work of art.