“ Author: Bob McCabe / Format: Hardback / Date of publication: 25 October 2011 / Genre: Films / Subcategory: Films, Cinema General / Publisher: Titan Books Ltd / Title: Harry Potter: Page to Screen / ISBN 13: 9780857687753 / ISBN 10: 0857687753 „
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I bought this book recenty when I visited the Harry Potter Studio Tour - and I am so glad to finally own it. It was released late last year - but then it seemed to disappear from shops and was no longer available for a long time. The only place I could find it was on amazon for around £70 (RRP £49.99). However on my recent trip to the studios I noticed they were stocking it and I just had to buy it, after wanting it for so long. I would also say they amazon have also started stocking it brand new again for £32.99 - which is an abolute bargain - I guess the publishers must have finally got around to printing some more.
The book itself a detailed account of the story of how the Harry Potter books were made into one of the most successful films of all time, from the original aqusition of the film rights, to the casting of Harry, Ron and Hermione, to the making of the film and the sets and props etc. The book is filled with behind the scenes photographs, filming secrets, and fascinating artwork and concept drawings. There are also interviews with the cast and crew regarding their own experiences on the filming of Harry Potter and the creation of the Wizarding World.
If, like me, you are an avid harry potter fan then you will definitely find this book mesmerizing and highly enjoyable. The book is divided into several sections, and each section includes its own contect pages to make navigation through the book easy - although I just read it from cover to cover as there really is not part you will want to miss. There is loads of stuff in here that I didnt know or hadnt heard and I am a massive Harry Potter fan so even the biggest of fans wont be disappointed by the content of this book.
The book itself comes in hardback only, and included 528 pages of wonderful information and pictures and photographs. It also looks beautiful with its deep blue cover and gold embossed Harry Potter logo and castle.
I simply cannot recommend this book enough and if you are a Harry Potter fan - go and buy it now! I paid £49.99, but you can get it on amazon at the minute for £32.99 - which is a bargain for such a beautiful and brilliant book. Go on, treat yourself!