Welcome to Coolasscinema.com! This is a site dedicated to the propagation of strange and exciting cinema (and television) from all over the world as well as America's own grand tradition of exploitation cinema classics. From the front (and back) seats of drive in's across the nation, to the sleaze pit theaters of New York's famed 42nd street, to the comforts of home watching fantastic cinema on the Late Show, remember those classic (and sometimes classless) films of old and even discover some new ones.
Cool Ass Cinema Book Reviews: Crood Caveman Edition!
THE ART OF THE CROODS By Noela Hueso 178 pages; hardcover; color; 1st edition 2013
Scattered throughout the near 180 pages are dozens of concept drawings
and lush imagery showing the gradual evolution of the characters from
the artists pencil to the silver screen.
As a kid growing up I had a fascination with dinosaurs and literally anything of a prehistoric nature -- whether that be in research books, movies, cartoons, or comic books. Now there's a family oriented animated feature from Dreamworks entitled THE CROODS. The visual compendium -- out from Titan Books in a hardcover edition March 26th -- is by Noela Hueso, a former editor of The Hollywood Reporter and a passionate admirer of animation. She's demonstrates this admiration in this, her first book. If you've seen the film, or are interested in it, The Art of the Croods is a detailed dissection of every character seen in the film. Chapters also entail the various environments of this prehistoric world created by the talented hands at the Dreamworks factory. Scattered throughout the near 180 pages are dozens of concept drawings and lush imagery showing the gradual evolution of the characters from the artists pencil to the silver screen. Anecdotes from the character designers themselves are also included among the text for additional information regarding the creation of the Crood world.
Of particular interest is a chapter titled 'Anatomy of a Scene' where the steps taken in creating an animated sequence are laid out in visual detail on the page. The book is loaded with splash pages showcasing the vibrant colors found in the picturesque designs of the Crood world surroundings. If you've an interest in art or animation, especially if you liked the movie, this book is viable purchase for a fan. Nicolas Cage (the voice of Grug) provides a Foreword. The book can be pre-ordered (it's available for purchase March 26th) through amazon HERE. You can read more on the book at Titan's website HERE. And also check out this interesting post at the Titan Books Blog regarding THE CROODS and Stonehenge HERE.
copyright 2013. All text is the property of coolasscinema.com and should not be reproduced in whole, or in part, without permission from the author. All images, unless otherwise noted, are the property of their respective copyright owners.
I've been a huge movie buff since childhood catching old horror and monster flicks on Shock Theater and kung fu movies at the drive-in during the late 70's and early 80's. I've had a long time fascination with, and appreciate all genres of fantastic cinema, good and bad. One fans cheese is another fans juicy steak. I like both equally and seldom find a film I truly dislike as I will find something of interest in just about anything. The bulk of the films or tv series' seen here are mostly from my childhood, or films I own in what has become an Amazing Colossal DVD collection.