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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

[Review] Harry Potter: Page to Screen; Bob McCabe

Harry Potter Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey
Release Date: October 25th 2011
Publisher: Harper Design
Format: Hardcover

Summary from Goodreads:
"Harry Potter: Page to Screen" opens the doors to Hogwarts castle and the wizarding world of Harry Potter to reveal the complete behind-the-scenes secrets, techniques, and over-the-top artistry that brought J.K. Rowling's acclaimed novels to cinematic life. Developed in collaboration with the creative team behind the celebrated movie series, this deluxe, 500-plus page compendium features exclusive stories from the cast and crew, hundreds of never-before-seen photographs and concept illustrations sourced from the closed film sets, and rare memorabilia. As the definitive look at the magic that made cinematic history, "Page to Screen" is the ultimate collectible, perfect for Muggles everywhere.

What I Thought: OH MAN was this amazing. I was given this as a birthday gift from my aunt this year, and I've never seen anything like this before. The first quarter or so of the book is a detailed rundown of all of the movies- how actors were hired, how intense parts of the set were designed, and problems run into. There are lots of interviews and quotes from both the cast and crew and so much good behind the scenes information.

The rest of the book is broken down into Characters, Locations, Creatures, and Artifacts and is full of amazing pictures and information on everything. There are so many beautiful concept art pictures and actual shots from set and continuity pictures and just, so much beauty in this book.

I was so lucky to be gifted this, and I highly recommend it to any Harry Potter fan.

Read this if: you're a Harry Potter fan. Seriously, if you love Harry, you need to read this.

Out of 5☆: 5/5

This book was 16/100 for 2014

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