Last Friday, to coincide with the premiere of director Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, Abrams Books released The Art and Making of The Dark Knight Trilogy written by Jody Duncan Jesser and Janine Pourroy. The stunning book designed by Chip Kidd also features an introduction by Michael Caine and a forward by Christopher Nolan.
In 2005, director Christopher Nolan redefined the Batman legend with Batman Begins, starring Christian Bale as the Caped Crusader. A fresh, dynamic reboot of the franchise, Batman Begins explored the comic book hero’s origins and his evolution from billionaire Bruce Wayne to dark avenger who fights crime and corruption in Gotham City. A 2008 sequel, The Dark Knight, took those compelling, character-driven foundations and raised the stakes, pitting Batman against a deranged master criminal, the Joker, in an all-out war for Gotham’s soul. Now, the final film of Nolan’s trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises, is 2012’s most anticipated film release.
The Art and Making of The Dark Knight Trilogy tells the complete behind-the-scenes story of these three monumental films. Based on in-depth interviews with Nolan and all of the films’ key cast and crew—including cowriters David S. Goyer and Jonathan Nolan, cinematographer Wally Pfister, and more—the book reveals the creative process behind the epic Dark Knight Trilogy, supported by lavish art and never-before-seen photography.
|Batman (Christian Bale) throws a powerful blow at Bane (Tom Hardy) during principal photography in Pittsburgh.|
|Aaron Eckhart, as Harvey Dent, transforms into Two-Face.|
|Prosthetics makeup supervisor Conor O’Sullivan adjusts Ledger’s prosthetic scars on location in Chicago.|
|Christopher Nolan, in harness, takes a trial run in preparation for shooting Batman’s Arkham Asylum (Bane’s prison) stairway scene.|
And we’re giving away three copies!
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Contest ends at 11:59 PM EST on August 19th, 2012