The Host: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion

The Host: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion

by Mark Cotta Vaz


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The #1 New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon by Stephenie Meyer is now a major motion picture!

Stephenie Meyer's The Host captured millions of readers around the world with one of the most unusual love stories ever written. Acclaimed director Andrew Niccol brings it to the silver screen with a star-studded cast, stunning visuals, and breathtaking special effects.

Now this definitive companion book takes fans behind-the-scenes with extensive full-color photographs and exclusive interviews with the cast, crew, director, and producers, including Stephenie Meyer herself. Offering an intimate look at the filmmaking process, New York Times bestselling author Mark Cotta Vaz tells the inside stories behind the exotic locations, massive sets, and gravity-defying stunts, and shows how cast and crew come together to bring Meyer's extraordinary vision to life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316230780
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 12/04/2012
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Mark Cotta Vaz is the author of thirty-one books including the #1 bestselling The Twilight Saga movie companion series. His other recent works include Mythic Vision: The Making of Eragon; The Spirit: The Movie Visual Companion; and the biography Living Dangerously: The Adventures of Merian C. Cooper, Creator of King Kong, which was a Los Angeles Times bestseller.

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The Host: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is good to see how the movie is set up. The settings and everything. This book is full of behind the scene details. Can't wait for the movie to come out.
Hoppi1 More than 1 year ago
the book was amazing i wish it was longer! there definitly needs to be a second book it just cant end now and i cant wait to see the movie although it already seems to have messed up the book is too great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is quite possibly the best book i have ever read in my life. I read all 800 pages in 6 days and literally could not put it down! I did not expect this from Stephanie Meyer. I thought, like Twilight, it would be all mushy and nothing but corny love. But this book really surprised me. It made me realize how crazy us humans are! I really liked how the antagonists of this book aren't even bad people ( technically their aliens) and made me wonder who the protagonists were. The relationships that were built throughout this book were so odd that i never would have imagined them. It is the oddest love triangle/square whatever it is that i have ever encountered. I was quite amazed how creative Stephanie Meyer was with this book and i can only pray to god she will write a second one! This book is worth every dollar and i just wish i could erase my memory so i can read it over again!
RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by: Robin Book provided by: Publisher Review originally posted at Romancing the Book I went into reading this movie companion not really knowing what the original novel was about. But I did enjoy Stephenie Meyer’s other works, The Twilight Saga, so I decided to give this a chance. It wasn’t actually the novel just a movie guide of sorts so I figured that it would be a nice change of pace. I found out that I was surprised. I found out that the story is somewhat loosely sci-fi-ish…if that is even a word. Well, I made it a word for this review. You see just briefly it is an unusual type of love story. Beings that inhabit humans by taking over their brains erasing from what I understand memories and replacing them with others use said humans as the ‘Host’ for their bodies. So to understand this you picture your body but your mind is that of an alien. In this story we follow Melanie Stryder and her alien named ‘Wanderer’. The twist is that Melanie is strong and doesn’t give up her memories for the Wanderer to take over. Instead the Wanderer is filled with Melanie’s memories and falls for Melanie’s boyfriend Jared. To me this was a really informative look at the whole process of taking the novel, turning it into a script, choosing actors, locations etc. I enjoyed reading the different takes from the actors; the interviews with the directors, gophers and even Stephenie Meyer. The visual and special effects were interesting to learn about. The unusual locations that helped to bring the story off the pages to make everything more realistic, although it made have seemed desolate to some it made the story romantic. The depths we go for love. Even the bond that formed between Melanie and Wanderer was fun to explore. Even if you don’t read the actual novel but are thinking of going to see the movie you just might want to pick up this insightful companion before you go. This type of novel usually isn’t my genre when it comes to reading but I found that I want to go buy The Host and read the whole story and not just the snippets from the companion. Who knows I just may have taken myself once again outside the box when it comes to reading. Mark Cotta Vaz has done a great job with the behind the scenes looks that takes us from novel, to movie script and onto the final movie adaptation.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I neeD to see the moviE!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. Its really interesting to read about how they make the films that everyone enjoys and I thought that this book was really amazing to read.
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I totaly want to read but you haft to pay but cant wait for the movie :(