A must read for fans of Harry Potter and also recommended for movie buffs.
Harry Potter, Page to Screen
details just about every aspect of the eight films. Learn how they cast the characters (and the directors); find out how they made Hagrid so tall; read a copy of The Daily Prophet
and discover how Daniel Radcliffe filmed the underwater scenes for Goblet of Fire
. The author was on set for a time, so look for interviews with several of the cast and crew, plus exclusive photographs.
This hefty tome weighs over seven pounds and is over 500 pages long. And although I read the book all the way through (over the course of a month), you don't have to. It's great to page through and browse the pictures or artwork that interests you. Find the little details such as the glossy images underlying the text and the symbols used throughout the book.
The book contains chapters on each movie, then explores the art of Harry Potter
with behind-the-scenes looks at characters, locations, creatures, and artifacts. Those interested in movie-making will enjoy the detail given to costuming, prop making, digital effects, and set design. It's amazing how much work goes into each detail. And the book itself is truly a visual treat.
Are you ready for J. K. Rowling’s newest book? Put yourself on hold for The Casual Vacancy
today – it’s being released at the end of September.