Book Review: Harry Potter, Page to Screen (in stores tomorrow!)

Almost exactly a year ago, Harper Design (an Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers) released their Harry Potter Film Wizardry, an interactive look at the making-of the Harry Potter film adaptations. This week, they follow that success with Harry Potter Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey – a massive new book featuring lavish behind-the-scenes images and, surprisingly, intricate and masterful storytelling.

The book dives (head-first) once again into the film adapatations of the beloved book series, showing us a world on the other side of the film camera. Yet where the first book maybe stopped itself from being too complex in detail (although it was physically complex, with paper handouts and prop replicas scattered throughout the book), the intention with this book is clearly to be “definitive.” All stops are pulled out, and the result is a 530-page guide that’s much harder to resist than it is to pick up (the book’s weight according to Amazon is seven-and-a-half pounds, nearly 3 times greater than Film Wizardry and a greater weight than the last three Potter books combined, in hardcover).

MuggleNet’s full review of Harry Potter, Page to Screen, which will be released tomorrow (October 25), is available now and can be continued at this link. Will you be purchasing this book for this Holiday Season?

Eric S.

Eric Scull joined MuggleNet in November of 2002. Since that time he’s presided over a number of sections including name origins and Dear Hogwarts, but none so long as the Crazy Caption Contest, which is recently revived. Eric is a hufflepuff who lives in Chicago and loves the outdoors.