Sergio Leone Web Board
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
October 18, 2017, 06:10:22 PM
Home Help Search Calendar Login Register
News:


+  Sergio Leone Web Board
|-+  Films of Sergio Leone
| |-+  The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (Moderators: cigar joe, moviesceleton, Dust Devil)
| | |-+  GBU book project -updated website-
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. « previous next »
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 13 Go Down Print
Author Topic: GBU book project -updated website-  (Read 20372 times)
Clinton
Bandido
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 85


View Profile
« on: December 10, 2015, 11:59:33 PM »

First, apologies for the long, long delay.

I have finally updated my website: www.gbu-book.net

The website may occasionally go offline for changes/maintenance.

I had actually never planned to print the book in 2016, 50 years after filming (1966).

The book will be printed in January, and then sent to the bookbinder.

The hardcover book is 417+ pages long (each page 26.5 x 30 cm; 135 g/m2 coated, matt paper) and will weigh around 2.5 kg. It will be distributed via Amazon.

It would be great if you could fill in the "subscribe" field on the website if you are potentially interested in the book. You will receive updates per email etc.

Best wishes,
Peter


Logged
cigar joe
Moderator
Bounty Killer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 12597


easy come easy go


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2015, 05:32:02 AM »

Very Cool Peter thanks for the update it's about time GBU has it's own book  Afro Afro Afro

Logged

"When you feel that rope tighten on your neck you can feel the devil bite your ass"!
stanton
Bounty Killer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2934



View Profile
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2015, 06:11:07 AM »

Very Cool Peter thanks for the update it's about time GBU has it's own book  Afro Afro Afro

I hope it is without the Cave scene ...

Logged

Cusser
Bounty Killer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1552


Remember, I always see the job through !


View Profile
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2015, 06:12:08 AM »

I subscribed, great !!!

Logged
Novecento
Bounty Killer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1517



View Profile
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2015, 07:58:23 AM »

Looks fantastic!

Logged
dave jenkins
Bounty Killer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 13630

"One banana, two banana, three banana, four...."


View Profile
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2015, 08:26:53 AM »

I subscribed, great !!!
As did I.  Afro


Logged


That's what you get, Drink, for getting out of bed this morning.
noodles_leone
Bounty Killer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 5049


Lonesome Billy


View Profile WWW
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2015, 08:38:53 AM »

I subscribed too!
 Afro Afro Afro Afro Afro Afro

Logged


New music video: ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE https://youtu.be/p968oyMo5B0
www.ThibautOskian.com
mike siegel
Bounty Killer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 866


Call me Kowalski, like the guy in Vanishing Point


View Profile WWW
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2015, 01:22:37 PM »

Great! Will buy immediately...
The design is not my taste though, so much space wasted. Why is there no ''bleeding''? The images would be bigger, the design more interesting and less white paper visible.
Most interesting Leone book in years anyway...

Logged


New Sam Peckinpah forum online!  www.earnedinblood.com
dave jenkins
Bounty Killer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 13630

"One banana, two banana, three banana, four...."


View Profile
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2015, 01:38:56 PM »

Well, the layout is conservative. I think it looks pretty sharp, though. I'm glad to see that some plates are in color.

Btw, I want this book to be really expensive. I'm thinking it shouldn't be less than $500.00. The Great Unwashed--PowerRR et. al.--should not be able to purchase a copy. This should be for elite fans only.

Logged


That's what you get, Drink, for getting out of bed this morning.
Novecento
Bounty Killer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1517



View Profile
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2015, 03:55:46 PM »

Great! Will buy immediately...
The design is not my taste though, so much space wasted. Why is there no ''bleeding''? The images would be bigger, the design more interesting and less white paper visible.
Most interesting Leone book in years anyway...

Isn't the design pretty similar to your Steve McQueen book?  The only difference I can see is that occasionally some of your images do "bleed" of the edge of the page.

Logged
Clinton
Bandido
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 85


View Profile
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2015, 04:33:16 PM »

Great! Will buy immediately...
The design is not my taste though, so much space wasted. Why is there no ''bleeding''? The images would be bigger, the design more interesting and less white paper visible.
Most interesting Leone book in years anyway...

The format is roughly square (26.5 x 30 cm) with room for a legend, and tailored for stills scanned from medium format (6 x 6 cm) negatives, of which there are a lot in the book. If you enlarge them to maximal width, they don't look better and you have to sacrifice some of the image (overhang etc).

The width of the pages is 26.5 cm, quite a bit wider than A4 paper, and most of the stills are actually large in the original size. If a rectangular image/still is maximized in size within a roughly square format then white areas are inevitable. If you optimize the page format for such images, then the square format images will have a lot of white area underneath (or text etc) - you have to make a compromise for certain still formats. In fact, all in all, there is actually very little empty white space in the 417+ long book, except for a map (shown in an example) and vertical rectangular stills shown as full page instead of within a column. There is generally a border/frame around each page, which is typical for any book. We largely avoided full page (no border) images since it meant trimming/cropping the image. If you see the book if full size (26.5 x 30 cm) you will get a completely different "picture". We also avoided a playful layout, such as superimposed images, faded images in the background etc, since once you start you have to do it to the whole book. If we were making an article for a magazine or a short softcovered book, we would have used the stylish features of Adobe InDesign.

The key point is that you need to enlarge one of the sample pages to 26.5 x 30 cm (or enlarge one of the sample double pages to 53 x 30 cm) and then you will see that the images are quite large. Further enlargement will not bring much.

« Last Edit: December 11, 2015, 04:36:26 PM by Clinton » Logged
mike siegel
Bounty Killer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 866


Call me Kowalski, like the guy in Vanishing Point


View Profile WWW
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2015, 05:06:06 PM »

Just a question of taste, I'm sure people will love it.

I put in over 1000 images in my McQueen book and I'm not a fan
of cropping either. But I'm a visual person and tried to give
the images as much room as possible without overdoing it.
And especially the best stills I gave a maximum of room,
full page if possible. One can 'bleed' without cropping quite easily
once the style is established early on...

I de-activate the reference photos here, they are quoted in the next posting...
http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae15/peckinpah69/demo6.jpg[/img][/URL
[URL=http://s953.photobucket.com/user/peckinpah69/media/demo10.jpg.html][/URL

« Last Edit: December 14, 2015, 04:52:36 PM by mike siegel » Logged


New Sam Peckinpah forum online!  www.earnedinblood.com
Clinton
Bandido
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 85


View Profile
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2015, 03:02:50 AM »

Just a question of taste, I'm sure people will love it.

I put in over 1000 images in my McQueen book and I'm not a fan
of cropping either. But I'm a visual person and tried to give
the images as much room as possible without overdoing it.
And especially the best stills I gave a maximum of room,
full page if possible. One can 'bleed' without cropping quite easily
once the style is established early on...






Your Steve McQueen book looks superb! Great work. The page layout design is certainly more creative than in my GBU book. We chose a more conventional textbook-like layout, although we did explore full bleed pages (which, I agree, are very appealing), fading edges etc.

Logged
Shadow
Chicken Thief
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 40


View Profile
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2015, 02:37:36 AM »

Great news! Looking forward to this book! day-1 must buy for sure! It better not be over $500 though, haha! I have kids to feed, you know....

Logged
stanton
Bounty Killer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2934



View Profile
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2015, 05:16:49 AM »

Great news! Looking forward to this book! day-1 must buy for sure! It better not be over $500 though, haha! I have kids to feed, you know....

Try to sell the kids ...

Logged

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 13 Go Up Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  



Visit FISTFUL-OF-LEONE.COM

Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines
Page created in 0.036 seconds with 19 queries.