Published on June 25th, 2012 | by greg0
Prometheus: The Art of the Film:: Review
Prometheus, the semi-prequel to the Aliens films directed by Ridley Scott has raised the ire of many sci-fi fans due to its controversial treatment of the Aliens mythos and somewhat convoluted storyline. Not that Ridley Scott would concede his directorial skills in any way to appease those most upset by his film, he does offer an explanation of his decisions in Prometheus: The Art of the Film by Mark Salisbury. Prometheus: The Art of the Film by Mark Salisbury is a gorgeous coffee table book that offers some answers to the Prometheus-Alien connection but it does not give away all of Scott’s secrets. However, what you do get in exchange for solid answers is a veritable cornucopia of storyboards, renderings and high resolution shots of Prometheus.
If you haven’t seen the film yet, don’t read the book as it chronologically follows the film and spoilers abound until the epic conclusion. If you have seen Prometheus, consider the book a gift that you’ll enjoy and discuss until the eventual release of the film on Blu-Ray.