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Harry Potter Page to Screen - The Complete Filmmaking Journey comprehensive book to be released 25 Oct 2011
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Written by Red   
Sunday, 13 March 2011 19:14

A follow-up to Harry Potter Film Wizardry, an over-500-page book called Harry Potter Page to Screen - The Complete Filmmaking Journey will be published by Harper Collins on October 25, 2011. A summary of the book is below; the early cover art can be seen here.

From the acquisition of the film rights to the casting of Harry, Ron and Hermione and assembly of the creative team, Harry Potter Page to Screen is the personal story of the making of the most popular film series in cinema history -- told by the people who made the magic real.

Starting from the very beginning, Harry Potter Page to Screen describes how the book was optioned, the casting of Harry, Ron and Hermione, and the assembling of a creative team with the vision to tackle a world previously seen only in readers' imaginations. Interviews, quotes, and stories from the directors, producers, screenwriters, and actors discuss the making of all eight films at length, including the last film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2. Daniel Radcliffe and his personal narrative from set to set will be used as the life line that connects all aspects of this memoir, giving structure to the many voices of the Harry Potter family who share this tale.

All of the movies were filmed at the Leavesden Studio in Hertfordshire, England and these pages describe how the Leavesden family dealt with numerous cast, crew, and production dramas, replacements, technical difficulties and countless narrative and visual decisions. This book will touch on subjects such as J.K. Rowling’s private comments to her young cast, the impact of Richard Harris’ (the original Dumbledore) death on the cast and crew, the effects of 9/11 on the Leavesden family (during the filming of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets), the reality of “growing up Potter” for the young starlets who experienced their adolescence on a hugely public stage, and reflections from the cast and crew on the end of the film series.

 

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