Synopses & Reviews
Immerse yourself in the world of the spectacular Harry Potter film series, and learn why Yule Ball ice sculptures never melt, where Galleons, Sickles, and Knuts are really "minted," how to get a Hippogriff to work with actors, the inspiration behind Hogwarts castle, and why Dementors move the way they do. Written and designed in collation with the cast and crew that brought J. K. Rowling's celebrated novels to the silver screen, Harry Potter: Film Wizardry delivers an enchanting interactive experience, transporting readers to the wizarding world by sharing film-making secrets, unpublished photography and artwork, and exclusive stories from the stars. Full of removable facsimile reproductions of props and paper ephemera from the movies, this collectible volume offers a privileged look at the Harry Potter films and the talented group of Muggles that has made true movie magic.
Perfectly timed for the release of Part I of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" and fully supported by Warner Bros., "Harry Potter Film Wizardry" gives readers an inside look at the magic and mayhem that brought J.K. Rowling's novels to life on film.
Harry Potter: Film Wizardry gives readers a front row seat to the magical journey that brought J.K. Rowling's wizarding world to the big screen. Step off Platform Nine and Three Quarters and into the hidden world behind the scenes of the Harry Potter film series. Brian Sibley is the author of other bestselling behind-the-screen books, like The Lord of the Rings: The Making of the Movie Trilogy and The Land of Narnia. The book includes Producer's Diaries from the Harry Potter films' executive producer David Heyman.
About the Author
Brian Sibley has serialized and broadcast numerous radio and TV programs for the BBC, including: J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings
, C. S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia
, and Gormenghast
, for which he won a coveted Sony Radio Award. Sibley's film books include the best-selling The Lord of the Rings: The Making of the Movie Trilogy
and Peter Jackson: A Film-Maker's Journey
, as well as The Disney Studio Story
, Mickey Mouse: His Life and Times
, and The Land of Narnia
. He lives in London, England.
David Heyman is Executive Producer for the Harry Potter films.