Harry Potter: Magical Places from the Films: Hogwarts, Diagon Alley, and Beyond (英語) ハードカバー – 2015/5/12
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A comprehensive and delightful look at Hogwarts, Diagon Alley, The Burrow, Azkaban prison and all of the memorable places, both loved and feared, that brought the Harry Potter movies to life—a keepsake treasury bound in a debossed leatherette case and featuring a removable poster and interactive booklet.
Grand in its design and package, Harry Potter: Magical Places from the Films: Hogwarts, Diagon Alley, and Beyond offers an unprecedented look at the creative process that transformed the magical locations of the wizarding world from the page to the big screen. Inside, readers will discover the many challenges the studio faced to build the fantastical sites depicted in Rowling’s books, from Hogwarts castle and its many classrooms and dormitories, to Diagon Alley and the Ministry of Magic.
Organized by film appearance, Harry Potter: Magical Places from the Films: Hogwarts, Diagon Alley, and Beyond takes readers on a behind-the-scenes visual journey through all eight of the Harry Potter films. Jody Revenson provides detailed profiles of each location and pairs them with never-before-seen concept art, behind-the-scenes photographs, and film stills with supplementary information that reveals filmmaking secrets from the Warner Bros. archives.
Gorgeously designed, visually stunning, Harry Potter: Magical Places from the Films: Hogwarts, Diagon Alley, and Beyond is truly is an unmatched look at the imaginative sets that were designed, built, furnished, and digitally enhanced specifically for the films. It also includes real-life scouting locations across the stunning countryside of England, Wales, and Scotland—many of which would later become the settings for Hagrid’s hut, Shell Cottage, the Hogwarts bridge, and other iconic places.
This stunning full-color compendium also includes two exclusive bonus inserts: a map of Diagon Alley folded in an envelope in the back of the book, and “The Paintings of Hogwarts” catalog inserted in the text.
“These rare Harry Potter images show you Hogwarts like you’ve never seen it before.” (MTV News)
“...you need to add to your collection immediately.” (Hello Giggles)
“Will show you details about the Harry Potter movie sets you never noticed before (Bustle)
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Table of Contents:
1. The Dursley's House
2. Diagon Alley - includes Gringotts Bank, Olliander's Wand Shop, and the Leaky Cauldron
3. King's Cross Station - includes Platform Nine and Three-Quarters and the Hogwarts Express
4. Hogwarts Castle - includes the Great Call, Moving Straicases, Gryffindor Rooms, Chamber of Secrets
5. Hogwarts Classrooms & Offices - includes Headmaster's Office, Umbrige's Office, Potions Classroom
6. Hogwarts Grounds - includes the Forbidden Forest, Hagrid's Hut, Quidditch Pitch
7. Hogsmeade - includes Hogsmeade Village, The Hog's Head, The Shrieking Shack
8. Ministry of Magic - includes Trial Chamber, Hall of Phophecy, etc
9. Wizarding Homes - includes Malfoy Manor, Lovegood House, etc
Also within the book are a couple of interesting inserts:
- an 8-page pamphlet of The Paintings of Hogwarts, featuring some of the notable portraits that appear on the walls of the school
- a removable map of Diagon Alley
NOTE: If you own Harry Potter Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey (Collector's Edition) (as I do), then you already have a book in that set that is similar to this one. However, some additional content has been added for this release, and you might still decide it's a worthy purchase.
I only have the standard edition of Harry Potter Page to Screen so the first thing I want to say is it's great to have this book sold separately rather than bundling it into the pricey collector's edition. Sure it took a long time for it for come out but it's more affordable, and all fans can enjoy the book now.
This is a large 208-page hardcover film companion. The cover has a nice design with trimmings embossed. The presentation is beautiful and the same can be said about the layout inside. The pages are filled with behind the scenes photography, film stills and lots of commentary. Fans will no doubt find it extremely satisfying to delve into the information and revisit the Harry Potter world again -- I know I did.
This book focuses on the locations and sets. There are environment concept art, stories on how the sets were build, what was filmed there, how the props were created, how the sets relate to the movie and the book, and many other bits of interesting details.
There are nine chapters and they are
King's Cross Station
Hogwarts Classrooms and Offices
Ministry of Magic
Highly recommended to all Harry Potter fans. It's the only way to "visit" all the grounds without being growled by Snape.
Another thing to note is there are two publishers for this book, Harper Design and Titan Books. Depending on where you buy it, the price of the book will differ.
(See more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
I love all the little details that were given in the book. For example I didn’t know that they actually brought in the Hogwart’s steam train into King’s Cross Station to film Harry getting on the train in The Sorcerer’s Stone. They changed the signs and put up the one for 9 ¾. The production tried to do this on Sunday when there wasn’t as much traffic but people noticed and they had a crowd there to watch. I also love the photo (posted below) of Harry and Hermione in the Hogwart’s Library with the green hands sticking out. To make it look like the books are magical they had stage hands don green gloves and hand the books out and the hand was later erased in editing making it look like the books float out. Lots of details where scenes were filmed also. In the beginning they went to a lot of sites all over the UK to film but later did most at the Leavesden Studios outside of London. If you’ve been to Leavesden you will be amazed at how they made everything look so real.
There’s also a couple of extras bonus inserts: A map of Diagon Alley on the back in an envelope and a pull out of The Paintings of Hogwarts which includes Dumbledore and the Fat Lady.
Fantastic book I highly recommend. You can never have enough Harry Potter.