Harry Potter: Magical Places from the Films: Hogwarts, Diagon Alley, and Beyond

Harry Potter: Magical Places from the Films: Hogwarts, Diagon Alley, and Beyond

by Jody Revenson

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Harry Potter: Magical Places from the Films: Hogwarts, Diagon Alley, and Beyond by Jody Revenson

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062385659
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/12/2015
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 131,147
Product dimensions: 9.40(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Jody Revenson has written extensively about the Harry Potter films, with her most recent books being J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World: Movie Magic: Volume One and Harry Potter: The Artifact Vault. In her first foray into the wizarding world, she edited and contributed to the New York Times bestsellers Harry Potter: Film Wizardry and Harry Potter: Page to Screen.

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Harry Potter: Magical Places from the Films: Hogwarts, Diagon Alley, and Beyond 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
MAB-Reviews More than 1 year ago
"Harry Potter: Magical Places from the Films" celebrates the many locations of the Harry Potter film series. I have always thought that the Harry Potter movies have some of the best production design of any films, and so a book dedicated to highlighting that work is a must-own in my view. The book is full of color photos and conceptual artwork. Each location also has plenty of text discussing the context in which each location appears in the films as well as the design process. Included within the book are a couple of interesting inserts: - Removable map of Diagon Alley - Pamphlet of The Paintings of Hogwarts, featuring some of the notable portraits that appear on the walls of the school. Unfortunately, there are only 8 pages, which is a bit disappointing given that there are so many portraits - this could be it's own book (in fact, a full book of portraits was included as part of the Harry Potter Page to Screen Collector's Edition). For a complete review and photo gallery of this book, visit movieartbook(dot)com.
18876111 More than 1 year ago
This book, like The Character Vault, provided an excellent behind the scenes look at how the places seen in the film were constructed and the various places where the movies were filmed. The photos and illustrations were stunning!