Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Book Review: Harry Potter, Film Wizardry

Hardcover: 160 pages

Publisher: Collins Design (October 19, 2010)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0061997811

ISBN-13: 978-0061997815

Harry Potter: Film Wizardry by The Creative Team Behind the Celebrated Movie Series

Immerse yourself in the world of the spectacular Harry Potter film series. Learn why Yule Ball ice sculptures never melt, where Galleons, Sickles, and Knuts are really "minted," how to get a Hippogriff to work with actors, the inspiration behind Hogwarts castle, and why Dementors move the way they do. Written and designed in collaboration with the cast and crew that brought J. K. Rowling's celebrated novels to the silver screen, Harry Potter: Film Wizardry delivers an enchanting interactive experience, transporting readers to the wizarding world by sharing filmmaking secrets, unpublished photography and artwork, and exclusive stories from the stars. Full of removable facsimile reproductions of props and paper ephemera from the movies, this collectible volume offers a privileged look at the Harry Potter films and the talented group of Muggles that has made true movie magic.

My Review

This was one of my Christmas gifts, and I spent most of Christmas day reading this book. It is full of many cool things. There are little envolopes that have a bunch of stuff from the movies. Harry's acceptance letter to
Hogwarts, the Maurader's Map, Dolores Umbridge's educational decrees. You can't understand my delight as I turned each page to find... stuff. Really cool stuff.

All of the main characters have their own page, giving you information about the actor who plays them, how that actor was chosen for the role and, in cases such as Alastor Moody and Lord Voldemort, how they were transformed into their character. To some people, I can see how this might sound a little boring. It isn't. This book, this awesome book is highly recommended to anybody who is even slightly interested in Harry Potter. Even if you still think that it's boring, get for the things that come with it. Ever wanted to read the Marauder's Map? Here's your chance. And it also has snapshots from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2. These pictures show The Room of Requirement before and after Fiendfyre is set to it and The Room of Requirment in it's Dumbledore's Army hideout form. It also has many concept art drawings of pretty much everything. Pretty much every page has concept art drawings of characters, creatures, and structures.

Seriously, any fan of Harry Potter would be practically drooling over this book if they had any sense at all. It is highly enjoyable and it points out small details that are in the movies that you never noticed before. It is a seriously awesome book.


Hey to all you people who read for fun. U R COOL.


Erato said...

I got this book before Christmas, and I read it immediately ! I love it <3 It's a beautiful book, isn't it ? I was too effrayed to spoil it -_-'
I hope to have it in English ^^

Brodie said...

Ahhh! So lucky to have gotten this for Christmas! I have been wanting to get my hands on this for ages. It sounds AMAZING! Part 2 sneak peeks aswell? Awesome! I think I'm gonna have to get this ASAP now, you've made me want it even more. Fantastic review!

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