Book Review: Constructing Green Lantern: From Page to Screen

Constructing Green Lantern: From Page to Screen

This is terrific movie companion for the film Green Lantern. Author Ozzy Inguanzo, Green Lantern's researcher and asset manager, has done a great job compiling the book. It's a 208-page hardcover with good paper, binding and has good layout.

The book's not spoiler free, it's all access.

The commentary is basically a production design diary that looks at the creation of the film from start to end. It's a very interesting read and insightful as almost everything shown on screen are discussed as to why they were created that way.

Even though it's a movie companion and not a true art book, it's still packed with concept art. There are creature and costume designs, sketches, storyboards, and behind-the-scenes photos. Compared to other comic-to-movie film companions, this one is really substantial.

The photos are great. You get to see a lot of stuff on the set, like the Ferris Aircraft compound, the jet Hal Jordan was flying, various rings and lantern mock-ups, prosthetic scale model of Abin Sur, sculpted maquettes of Hector's head, etc. There are not a lot of film stills and the ones included are well selected.

The concept illustrations and visuals are quality work and are beautiful. There are designs for Abin Sur's ship, the Green Lantern suit (3D renders included), beautiful background art of Planet Oa, detailed storyboards and key frame illustrations.

The character designs are fantastic. The concepts for other Green Lanterns are very cool, sometimes weird, but fun to look at. A few are rendered at such high resolution you can almost feel the textures you're seeing - I'm talking about insect macro photography type of details.

This is a highly recommended movie companion.

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This Green Lantern adaptation

This Green Lantern adaptation is going to look tremoundously awesome from the movie and I do expierence this hero has come to the big screen from Warner Bros starring Ryan Reynolds as "The Emerald Warrior" flying from earth to outer space on his mission to the Green Lantern Corps

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