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Harry Potter Film Wizardry: Updated edition: the global bestseller and official tie-in to the Harry Potter films, repackaged for a new generation of fans

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It's easy to get lost in just looking at all the tiny, (almost unseen), but beautifully rendered artistic elements throughtout the book. The text explains how movie magic was accomplished, down to the special salt that stands in for snow in the models, which has diamond shaped crystals and even crunches like the real thing. 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. The book covers all 8 movies, so I got to see a (very) few scenes from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 before the movie comes out. Immerse yourself in the world of the spectacular Harry Potter film series, and 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 the Hogwarts castle, and why Dementors move the way they do.

Harry’s acceptance letter to Hogwarts, a four-page fold out with a map of Diagon Alley (along with a creepy Borgin and Burkes catalog), an Advanced Potion Making text book with adhesive labels for your own home-brewed potions, a Quidditch World Cup Programme, an invitation to the Yule Ball, and among many other such treasures, your very own Marauder’s Map! There are chapters on characters, the schools, mythical creatures, strange locations and stories about the wizardry world. The graphic artists who designed the films and their contents also designed this book, and they did a fabulous job, with both endeavors.

There are plenty of photos shot behind the scenes showing the sets, the miniatures and models, actors and there are even some pieces of artwork and sketches. They talk about everything from creating sets like the Hogwarts castle to how they film the movie with computer graphics elements. I read and I read and I read, and by the time I lay the book down and looked at my watch, it was 4:00 a.

There are look-backs by the principal actors that reveal surprising details that you will not find elsewhere. 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. It is highly enjoyable and it points out small details that are in the movies that you never noticed before. There is much attention to detail, even including the printed on name plate at the beginning of the book. Not very much new information but it's very interesting and always nice to reread and refresh the mind about the Harry Potter movies.To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. The book itself ended with a sneak preview of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II, with nothing more than image captions under a dozen or so small photos from Gringotts and Hogwarts.

But (you may not believe this part), Daniel’s parents hadn’t wanted him to audition, and turned down the offer. One of best features of the book, however, was that it focuses on so many of the minor details fans could never have been expected to notice, and the production teams that worked endlessly to make them. This book is lavishly illustrated and has dozens of fold-outs and stick-ins, each more surprising than the last.He's right, of course, and while the people who made the movies were there for births, marriages, divorces and even deaths, fans have been along for the ride, hoping for a chance to sit in the front seat. New characters introduced into each film such as Alastor "Mad Eye" Moody, Dolores Umbridge, Remus Lupin, Gilderoy Lockhart and even the Goblins.

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