Tuesday, 30 March 2010

On sale now

Alice In Wonderland: A Visual Companion finally arrives in shops today, featuring 256 packed pages of illustrations, sketches, concept artwork, behind-the-scenes photos and text by yours truly. 

Trust me when I say, there's stuff in here that you haven't seen before — and given the selection of stills that accompanied virtually every article on the movie, that's not difficult. So if you're a fan of Alice In Wonderland or Tim Burton, you're in for a real treat. 

Okay, I know what you're thinking, I would say that. But see for yourself...




20 comments:

Bobbie said...

Hi Mark,
Got the book today, it looks great!
I'm looking forward to reading it cover to cover.
Bobbie Sullivan

Mark Salisbury said...

Hi Bobbie

Thanks for stopping by and please do come back and let me know what you thought :)

Nick Tierce said...

I can hardly wait for my order to come in the mail ... I'm not going to have to go out a buy a second today, am I? ;-)

Karen at Johnny Depp Reads said...

I can't wait for mine to get here!!

Gerard said...

Released in the US, too? Might have to swing by a Barnes and Noble tomorrow. Can't wait to check it out!

Still haven't caught the film again. Will do so over here.

Seeing Burton talk on Friday before finally getting to the MoMA on Monday. Excite!

Mark Salisbury said...

@ Nick

Nice to see another new face in the comments section. Please do drop by again once the book arrives to let me know what you thought of it.

@ Karen

Let's hope the postal service does it's job on time.

@ Gerard

It's definitely out in the US now. UK readers will have to wait a little longer, I believe.

Enjoy MoMA and Tim's talk. And, again, do let me know your thoughts about the book.

Hope you're having a great trip.

Karen at Johnny Depp Reads said...

I hope so too Mark, I know a friend of mine in LA got hers yesterday. Jim Hill wrote a really great review here: http://jimhillmedia.com/blogs/jim_hill/archive/2010/03/31/alice-in-wonderland-a-visual-companion-will-make-all-other-making-of-books-green-screen-with-envy.aspx

Mark Salisbury said...

Many thanks for pointing that review out Karen. Hope you like it as much as he did.

Gerard said...

Picked it up today at Forbidden Planet!

It's shrink wrapped, however, and letting it remain so seems like the sensible option at this juncture. So I won't actually get to read it until my return to Melbourne in two and a half weeks. But that's okay. Gives me another reason to actually look forward to going home! (Trip's going grand, thankyou. Loving it here.)

Bobbie said...

Is this how they paginate books in Underland?

Mark Salisbury said...

Sorry Bobbie, you've lost me.

Bobbie said...

Even numbered pages on top.

Gina said...

Really need to pick this up. I'm loving that fourth photo you posted - the reflection of Carter and Depp is brilliant.

Did I ever tell you that I read your Sweeney companion book while waiting in line for the midnight screening I went to? Rhetorical question, of course. :)

Which, btw, I heard something interesting today that didn't ring any bells. Do you happen to know if Bernadette Peters and Patti LuPone auditioned for Sweeney?

Mark Salisbury said...

@ Gina

I think all the behind the scenes photos are very impressive, actually, and every one was chosen with great care because they "say" so much about the process and the people involved.

You might have mentioned it before, but hopefully you didn't read too much since that would have meant you were waiting in line for too long!

As far as I'm aware, no.

Gina said...

Oh, absolutely agreed with you there. The reflection was just something that caught my eye and I couldn't stop looking at it. (I have yet to see the movie, sadly.)

Alright, thank you. I just... I don't see Sondheim insisting Burton & co. to see them as it has apparently been said. I mean, with Burton being such a big fan of the show, if anything he would seek out such performers. I really don't see Sondheim insisting any such thing since it wasn't his film - especially since he knew Burton wanted to do the film almost 2 decades ago now.

Nick Tierce said...

Just got my copy. Absolutely gorgeous. I'm an unabashed fan of the film and this is a fantastic compliment to it. Being detail obsessed, film books never have enough pictures for me, but I was very satisfied with both the visual and textual content. Great work!

I've felt that overall someone dropped the ball as far as tie-ins for this movie go, but this book is a huge leap in making up for it.

As a particular fan of the script, I was delighted to see an abundance of quotes from Linda Woolverton in the book as well as the interview on your blog here.

tim-whitehead said...

Hi Mark,
I found a copy - the only one in Manchester i think! It's a beautiful book, so many fantastic images that I'd never seen before, really well designed and a great read. I'm so pleased that it's out at last. I picked up a copy of your Kick Ass book too so that's my holiday reading sorted!
Have a great Easter,
Tim.

Mark Salisbury said...

@ Nick

Glad you liked the photo quotient. It was important to me that this be a very visual book — hence the choice of title — because the artwork was so impressive and because, like you, I think there are never enough in behind-the-scenes books and I wanted to rectify that here.

@ Tim

Glad you managed to snag a copy — wasn't sure if it was on sale in the UK yet. Completely agree re: the design. I think it's tremendous. As is the look of the KA book.

Happy Easter to you, too. And to everyone out there.

Karen at Johnny Depp Reads said...

My copy FINALLY came and I can't even begin to describe how gorgeous it is!!! Will sit down and read it tomorrow... Mark, it was so worth the wait. AND I love the pic with Tim and Helena's children in it. Brilliant!

Mark Salisbury said...

Glad the first impression was so positive. Hope the read lives up to it!