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Book Review: THE ART OF THE JUNGLE BOOK Is Filled With Great Imagery - Movies In Focus
Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book takes the popular 1967 Disney cartoon (and Rudyard Kipling’s novel) and turns it into a visually impressive live action feature which is stacked with an A-list voice cast that includes Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Scarlett Johansson, Lupita Nyongo, Christopher Walken, Iris Elba and the late Gary Shandling. The Art of The Jungle Book delves behind the scenes of Favreau’s movie, showing the luscious production design and giving detail on how the boundary pushing special effects brought the likes of Baloo and Shere Khan to the screen. Favreau penned the foreword of the book and he explains how he decided to take on the challenge of bringing the classic animated film to the screen after seeing photorealistic creature effects in Avatar, The Life of Pie and the recent Planet of the Apes movies. Creating a film like The Jungle Book would have been impossible a few years ago and even CGI cynics will marvel at the imagery that shows how the film’s animals are brought to life.The tremendous artwork on display within Ellen Wolff’s book shows good old fashioned artwork also played a large part in the film’s look. The Art of The Jungle Book doesn’t just [...]