The Invisible Art: The Legends of Movie Matte Painting (2004) by Mark Cotta Vaz & Craig Barron
Now in paperback, The Invisible Art showcases an enormous trove of rare art and 70,000 words of never-before-told stories and insider information. It is the definitive treatment movie fans dream of. In this spectacular retrospective, Mark Cotta Vaz and Craig Barron reveal the history of a visual effect that has defined movies from the beginning - matte painting. From Gone with the Wind to Citizen Kane to Star Wars to Titanic, The Invisible Art presents the finest examples of now-rare matte paintings and unveils a century's worth of fascinating stories, legendary personalities, and cunning movie craft. Including a foreword by George Lucas, this volume is packed with exclusive interviews and a narrative that time travels from the first pioneering "glass shots" to the dawn of digital technology.
- Includes examples of matte paintings from "The Birds", "Torn Curtain", "The Paradine Case" and "Marnie".