When my copy of Wonder Woman: The Art and Making of the Film showed up at my front door, the squee likely disturbed many neighbors enjoying their evening meals. I had not yet had a chance to see the movie (I’m was being a slacker, I know), but I tore into the book like a little kid into a pile of gifts. Written by Sharon Gosling, the book explores many of the challenges and joys of bringing the DC legend to her own feature film.
Having now seen the movie, the book is even more incredible. Gosling references the difficult shots, the painstaking details that Patty Jenkins demanded to make the best film possible, and the sheer iron will of Gal Gadot to bring the character to life. Teams painstakingly researched and recreated the time period, even including details like what the Tower Bridge in London would have looked like in 1918 and finding large amounts of time period appropriate clothing for the clothing shopping sequence. Wonder Woman: The Art and Making of the Film talks about the most challenging scenes, costumes, and how in the world they managed to put that massive sword inside such a tight fitting blue dress. Cosplayers, I hate to say it but that is going to be a challenging dress to recreate. The book includes concept artwork, including an incredibly stunning image of Wonder Woman in No Man’s Land (featured above).
One of my favorite surprises was the large black envelope from Wayne Enterprises in the back of the book. I’ll leave it a surprise on what’s inside, but if you’ve seen the film be prepared to tear up a little bit.
Wonder Woman: The Art and Making of the Film is an incredible book and was such a joy to read. The book is available now from Titan Books.