Friday, October 16, 2015
ReadItDaddy's Second Book of the Week - Week Ending 16th October 2015: "Harry Potter - The Character Vault" by Jody Revenson (Titan Books)
Posted by ReadItDaddy at 11:00 AM Labels: Book of the Week 2015, Harry Potter The Character Vault, Jody Revenson, Titan Books
Way back in the mists of time, I remember when the announcement was made that Daniel Radcliffe had been chosen for the movie adaptation of "Harry Potter". He looked absolutely perfect, every inch the boy to step into the shoes of one of the most popular characters in children's fiction of the last two decades.
Of course, the rest is history but it's been absolutely fascinating to dig into this huge and luxurious book detailing the characters of the books and how they made the transition to the movies.
In-depth costume discussions and designs, and a ton of amazing anecdotes from cast and crew make this a fascinating read from the word go.
The real draw was reading how the movies evolved to reflect the books perfectly, starting off fairly light hearted in comparison to the darker and more grown-up overtones of the later books and movies.
|Hermione Granger's stunning dress (and her wand) from "The Goblet of Fire"|
Jody Revenson has also produced a fantastic "Creature Vault" which is also highly recommended. For Potter-heads everywhere though, this is a nigh-on essential purchase and with christmas coming up, what better stocking stuffer could you wish for than a big thick and awesome book like this!
Charlotte's favourite bit: Hermione's amazing ball gown for "The Goblet of Fire" and Luna Lovegood's fab and freaky fashion style.
Daddy's favourite bit: A truly fascinating insight into the amazing work of prop and costume makers, makeup and effects wizards bringing some of the best-loved characters in children's fiction to life in these awesome movies.
(Kindly sent to us for review by Titan Books)
"Harry Potter - The Character Vault"
Written and Compiled by Jody Revenson
Published by Titan Books
Publication Date: 25th September 2015