Mark Cotta Vaz - Author

About the Author

Mark Cotta Vaz has written 21 books including Alias:Declassified and several New York Times bestsellers. He is the author of three other books that are to be published in 2005 including To Infinity and Beyond! The Story of Pixar Animation Studios.

Books by Mark Cotta Vaz

Pressure

Pressure

Author: Mark Cotta Vaz, James Cameron Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/05/2018

Interstellar Beyond Time and Space: Inside Christopher Nolan's Sci-Fi Epic

Interstellar Beyond Time and Space: Inside Christopher Nolan's Sci-Fi Epic

Author: Mark Cotta Vaz Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/11/2014

This book documents the making of Christopher Nolan's Interstellar in fascinating detail. Featuring interviews with the acclaimed director, screenwriter Jonathan Nolan, and key cast, with candid pictures from the set, the book will also focus on scientist Kip Thorne, whose revelatory theories about the nature of time and space inspired the movie's narrative.INTERSTELLAR and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and (c) Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc (S14)

Godzilla - The Art of Destruction

Godzilla - The Art of Destruction

Author: Mark Cotta Vaz Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/05/2014

This is an extraordinary new vision for the beloved character presented through a dynamic selection of concept illustrations, sketches, storyboards, and other materials. Featuring interviews with the film's director and key crew and cast, this is the complete story of the making of Godzilla, from concept to final frames. The definitive book on one of the most anticipated films of 2014.

The Host: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion

The Host: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion

Author: Mark Cotta Vaz Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/12/2012

Stephenie Meyer's novel The Host - one of the most unusual love stories ever written - has enthralled millions of readers around the world. Now acclaimed director Andrew Niccol brings The Host to the silver screen with a star-studded cast, stunning visuals, and breathtaking special effects.This definitive companion book takes fans behind the scenes with extensive full-colour photographs and exclusive interviews with the cast, crew, director and producers, including Stephenie Meyer. Offering an intimate look at the filmmaking process, New York Times bestselling author Mark Cotta Vaz tells the inside stories behind the exotic locations, massive sets and spectacular stunts, and shows how cast and crew come together to bring Meyer's extraordinary vision to life.

Batmobile: The Complete History

Batmobile: The Complete History

Author: Mark Cotta Vaz Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/06/2012

Here for the first time is the complete history of the sleek, sophisticated, incomparable Batmobile. From its humble beginnings in the pages of Detective Comics , to its reimaginings every decade in the pages of DC Comics , to its unforgettable appearances on the big screen, this book explores each incarnation of the Batmobile in incredible detail and scope.

Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 1: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion

Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 1: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion

Author: Mark Cotta Vaz Format: eBook Release Date: 13/12/2011

A companion to the film, illustrated with full color photos.

The Twilight Saga Eclipse: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion

The Twilight Saga Eclipse: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion

Author: Mark Cotta Vaz Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/06/2010

Designed as a celebration of the film, this lavishly illustrated paperback edition is an exclusive behind-the-scenes guide featuring full-colour photos of the cast, locations and sets, as well as storyboards, interviews, details of the special effects and much more.

Twilight Saga Eclipse: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion

Twilight Saga Eclipse: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion

Author: Mark Cotta Vaz Format: eBook Release Date: 29/06/2010

Explore the making of the film The Twilight Saga: Eclipse in this ultimate visual companion, lavishly illustrated with full-color photos of the cast, locations, and sets. This beautiful paperback edition celebrates the onscreen creation of Stephenie Meyer's fascinating world, brought to life by critically acclaimed director David Slade. With never-before-seen images, exclusive interviews and personal stories, renowned author Mark Cotta Vaz takes you behind the scenes with cast and crew, uncovering intimate details of the filmmaking process.

Star Trek The Art of the Film

Star Trek The Art of the Film

Author: Mark Cotta Vaz, J. J. Abrams Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/11/2009

Director J.J. Abrams' new vision of the greatest space adventure of all time, Star Trek features a young, new crew venturing boldly where no man has gone before, as it tells the story of how the brash Starfleet cadet James T. Kirk first meets a Vulcan named Spock, and earns the Captain's chair of the Starship Enterprise. The film quickly became a critical and commercial smash hit worldwide, as audiences -- confirmed Trekkers and newcomers alike -- thrilled to a state-of-the-art action epic which both respected the legacy of Gene Roddenberry's archetypal modern myth and forged ahead into an exciting future of its own. Star Trek: The Art of the Film is a lavishly illustrated celebration of that new vision, tracing the evolution of the movie's look through a stunning array of previously unseen pre-production paintings, concept sketches, costume and set designs, unit photography and final frames. Written by New York Times-bestselling author Mark Cotta Vaz in close co-operation with the film's production team, and including a Foreword by J.J. Abrams, this is the essential companion to the film.

New Moon: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion

New Moon: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion

Author: Mark Cotta Vaz Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/10/2009

Academy Award-nominated director Chris Weitz and his creative team have brought the second book in Stephenie Meyer's riveting vampire romance saga to the big screen. Inside this deluxe visual companion, get an intimate look at the creation of the film. With lavish, never-before-seen full-colour photographs, exclusive interviews with the cast and crew, and answers to questions about costume and set design, bestselling author Mark Cotta Vaz gives a special behind-the-scenes tour of the film millions have devoured. Inside you'll get a glimpse into the director's aesthetic inspiration, learn the secrets behind some of the film's most intense stunts, and learn just how a person can become a werewolf.

New Moon: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion

New Moon: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion

Author: Mark Cotta Vaz Format: eBook Release Date: 06/10/2009

Explore the making of the film New Moon in this ultimate visual companion, lavishly illustrated with full-color photos of the cast, locations, and sets. This beautiful paperback edition celebrates the onscreen creation of Stephenie Meyer's fascinating world, brought to life by Academy Award(R)-nominated director Chris Weitz. With never-before-seen images, exclusive interviews and personal stories, renowned author Mark Cotta Vaz takes you behind the scenes with cast and crew, uncovering intimate details of the filmmaking process.

Twilight: The Complete Illustrated Movie Companion

Twilight: The Complete Illustrated Movie Companion

Author: Mark Cotta Vaz Format: eBook Release Date: 28/10/2008

Everything fans want to know about the hotly anticipated Twilight movie and much more! Designed as a celebration of the film, this lavishly illustrated paperback edition is an exclusive behind-the-scenes guide featuring full-color photos of the cast, locations, and sets, as well as storyboards, interviews, details of the special effects, and much more.

Living Dangerously

Living Dangerously

Author: Mark Cotta Vaz Format: eBook Release Date: 13/06/2008

Explorer, war hero, filmmaker, and cinema pioneer, Merian C. Cooper, the adventurer who created King Kong, was truly larger than life. Spellbound since boyhood by tales of life-threatening adventure and exotic locales, Cooper plunged into harrowing expeditions to places not yet civilized by modern man. One of the first bomber pilots during World War I, he would return to military service during World War II, flying missions into the heart of enemy territory. In addition to producing King Kong, he teamed Fred Astaire with Ginger Rogers, arranged Katharine Hepburn's screen test, collaborated with John Ford on his greatest Westerns, and changed the face of film forever with Cinerama. Here is a stunning tribute to a two-fisted visionary who packed a multitude of lifetimes into eighty remarkable years and whose greatest desire was always to live dangerously.

The Art of Batman Begins

The Art of Batman Begins

Author: Mark Cotta Vaz Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/06/2005

The Dark Knight returns - to the big screen! After four blockbuster movies, director Christopher Nolan (Memento) goes back to the origins of Batman in Batman Begins, with a stellar cast including Christian Bale and Michael Caine, joined by Liam Neeson, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman and Cillian Murphy! The Art of Batman Begins is the must-have official companion to this highly anticipated re-imagining of the Batman movie mythos, and is simply one of the most in-depth 'art of' books ever produced. It features exclusive interviews and background information accompanying hundreds of photos, sketches, storyboards and pieces of stunning, fully painted production art, chronicling every aspect of the movie's design - from the Bat-suit and Batmobile, to Arkham Asylum and Gotham City!

Art of Finding Nemo

Art of Finding Nemo

Author: Mark Cotta Vaz Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/05/2003

Pixar Animation Studios, the Academy Awardwinning creators of Toy Story, Toy Story 2, A Bugs Life, and Monsters, Inc., are bringing a new animated movie, Finding Nemo, to the screen this summer. This visually stunning underwater adventure follows eventful and comic journeys of two fish-a father and his son Nemo-who become separated in the Great Barrier Reef. The underwater world for the film was conceptualised and developed by the creative team of artists, illustrators, and designers at Pixar, resulting in a lush landscape rich with detail. The Art of Finding Nemo celebrates their talent, featuring concept and character sketches, storyboards and lighting studies in a huge spectrum of media, from five-second sketches to intricate colour pastels. This behind-the-scenes odyssey invites the reader into the elaborate creative process of animation films through interviews with all the key players at Pixar. There will be childrens books related to FindingNemo, but no adult titles other than this definitive volume. Revealing, insightful, and awesomely creative, The Art of Finding Nemo will delight film-goers, artists and animation fans alike.

The Art of Star Wars: Attack of the Clones

The Art of Star Wars: Attack of the Clones

Author: Mark Cotta Vaz Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/04/2002

This stunning book takes the reader on a rollercoaster ride through Star Wars Episode II. This edition shows the amazing artwork - including sketches, costume designs, models, and brilliant full-colour paintings - prepared for Star Wars Episode II. Extensive captions take the reader behind the scenes, making this one of the most extraordinary art exhibits in movie history.

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