Harry Potter Film Wizardry
Brian Sibley, Miraphora Mina, Eduardo Lima
Collins Design, 2010
Harry Potter Film Wizardry invites you, according to the book’s description in Amazon, to dive in the magical world of Harry Potter. A perfect way to explain this book with words, to describe the experience you get flipping its pages, feeling that you actually are near the Harry Potter world.
The book brings a lot of material inbetween its pages. From the sets’ pictures, words of the actors about their experience in all these years with Harry Potter, to explanations of producers, designers and costume makers of the reason of many things in the movies. Confessions by Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, anecdotes of the Phelps twins, and more. For example, that one time that Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange) hurt Matthew Lewis’ ear with a wand!
This copy is illustrated by Eduardo Lima and Miraphora Mina, the people responsible for designing the movies. If you were wondering who designed the Marauder’s Map, The Daily Prophet or the Educational Decrees, they are the answer. So Harry Potter Film Wizardry is notable for carrying its designs as a flag, which doesn’t go unnoticed while you read it, as you feel that you are inside the movies, having a book designed by them.
Because of their part in this work (or maybe not), we can se exclusive designs of the movies that dont hit the screen, like the wedding invitation of Fleur Delacour and Bill Weasley, or the Ministry of Magic ID’s.
But the thing that deserves a separate paragraph is the inclusion of props. Having a book with envelopes in which you find elements designed for the films as is they were the same used in them is something hard to explain with words. Having the Marauder’s Map in your hands, Umbridge’s Decree, the Quidditch Cup’s final’s schedule, the invitation to the Yule Ball, the catalog for Borgin and Burkes and Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes, and many more! It’s really a fantastic thing to lay hands on these unique objects from the wizarding world.
Really, without making a big fuzz out of it, Harry Potter Film Wizardry is a must-have book, without any doubt. None of the fans that purchases the book will regret. He will look into the details and dive into, as Amazon says, in the fascinating world of the Harry Potter movies. Because if there’s a book that can do that, this is it.
What do you think? Have you seen it? Would you get it? Leave your comments!