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New Moon: The Complete Illustrated Movie Companion (The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion #2)

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Explore the making of the film New Moon in this ultimate visual companion, lavishly illustrated with full-color photos of the cast, locations, and sets. This beautiful paperback edition celebrates the onscreen creation of Stephenie Meyer's fascinating world, brought to life by Academy Award(R)-nominated director Chris Weitz.

With never-before-seen images, exclusive interv
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Paperback, 144 pages
Published October 6th 2009 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 2009)
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Moon It is interesting to read about the back story of the making of New Moon. however, it is better to see once than to hear for 100 times, for example to…moreIt is interesting to read about the back story of the making of New Moon. however, it is better to see once than to hear for 100 times, for example to watch online in the Internet there is a great website http://putlockers.video/ - but together, to read the book and be online is also not prohibited)))(less)

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Mal
May 21, 2011 Mal rated it really liked it
I liked it because if showed that making a movie is not just all fun and games, you have to be serious and get stuff done, but you defintly play around too :) New Moon was a great movie and it made me change from team Edward to team Jacob.
Quantum Thief - Dogs Of War
Dec 15, 2010 Quantum Thief - Dogs Of War rated it it was amazing
AMAZING COVER!!
Yunia Damayanti


Remember the calmer days, when I fell in love with The Twilight Saga.
Alan D.D.
Admito que después de leer este libro, no volveré a dudar del trabajo que lleva hacer una película, mucho menos las que son adaptaciones de un libro.
Todo el proceso de filmación, la forma de crear los efectos, tratar de estar a la altura de las expectativas, el trabajo conjunto y todo el detallismo que requería la película me dejaron asombrado.
Obviamente sé que hacer algo para la gran pantalla es complicado, pero estas pocas páginas me hicieron ver la realidad al 100% de cómo es todo detrás de c
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Lauriel Butler
Basically to some the whole book up Bella which is Edwards girlfriend is wanted by The Collins which is Edwards family Enemies which are vampires as well as the collins family because in the first book and movie edward has to kill Victory's boyfriend because he wanted to kill Bella make her into a vampire. and Edward doesnt want that to happen so he had to kill Victory boyfriend before he could even get any closer to Bella and her family as he threaten to do so. Soo the new moon is nothing but ...more
Taylor Troncin
Dec 27, 2015 Taylor Troncin rated it liked it
Shelves: pre-2016-read
This is a collection that shows what went into the production of the movie "New Moon." From actors to scenery - this book shows some of the more complex aspects of film making.

Students might fins this book entertaining because it focuses not only on a popular movie, but the movie making process in general. Students might like creating their own make believe movie and writing up all the processes that would go into the movie.

One of the few informative texts that I had prior to this class and one
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Lisa
Nov 14, 2009 Lisa rated it really liked it
I have to say that after reading this book and scrutinizing every GORGEOUS photo, I am -- dare I say -- even more excited for the movie than I was before! And if you know me, you know how excited I've been. It appears that New Moon is going to be so much better than Twilight, in so many ways. (Remember how awful Rosalie's hair was in Twilight?? Well, it's a wig this time around! Thank goodness! And the red and yellow contacts look amazing. Plus, the "sparkle in the sunlight" effect sounds like i ...more
Joy
Dec 06, 2009 Joy rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Twilight fans
Lots of good pictures, but they can't compare with the living, breathing people I watched on screen yesterday. The movie gave tantalizing glimpses of the sense of family felt by both the Cullens and the werewolf pack. Pictures just don't recreate those heartwarming scenes.

A detailed account of the filming would have been enjoyable, but Vaz and Summit Entertainment have withheld the most interesting stuff. No on-location vignettes, mostly generalities. I gave it 3 stars because even the generalit
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Mary Ann
Oct 09, 2009 Mary Ann rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book as I did the Twilight Movie Companion. It is facinating all the work that goes into making a movie. I love learning about the attention to details required to make a good movie. I also enjoyed reading some of the thoughts of the cast and crew. There are lots of great photographs in the book.
Natasha Usey
Jul 04, 2010 Natasha Usey rated it really liked it
U need this book!

I member seeing it at our schools book fair and thinking " Holy ****, I NEED this book!" and then I got it. I read it all within one hour. after I thought " Wow, every Twilight Saga fan will want this!"
linda green
Jul 26, 2016 linda green rated it it was amazing
I loved all five of the books in the series
Nevaeh Ashford Morgan
May 18, 2016 Nevaeh Ashford Morgan rated it it was amazing
Heard it was good have to try it for myself sometime:-)
Luis Chovet
Jul 24, 2016 Luis Chovet is currently reading it
Por que el libro no se puede leer simegusta
Pero yo no soy inglis
Shayla
Oct 19, 2016 Shayla rated it it was amazing
I love this book!!!!! The cover is awesome and the characters too.I liked that they but lots of actions and sad parts.And that they all get a part and no one is left out. Its about this girl named Bella.And there is a family of vampires that get along with her.But one of the vampires dose really like Bella and there are two boys like her.One of the boys is a vampire and the other boy is a wolf.The vampires named is Edward and the wolfs name is Jacob and vampires and wolfs don't really get ...more
madeeha mir
Nov 29, 2016 madeeha mir rated it it was amazing
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desirae
Nov 03, 2016 desirae rated it liked it
I really love how this book the is designed
Buggy
Jan 09, 2010 Buggy rated it it was amazing
A MUST-HAVE FOR TWILIGHT FANS

The New Moon illustrated movie Companion gives us an intimate look at the creation of the film. Written again by Mark Cotta Vaz who gave us the original Twilight companion, this one in my opinion is even better. Crammed full of lavish, full color and never before seen photographs (okay, yes most are available on different fan sites but isn't it nice to have them all together here?)

Inside we get; exclusive cast and crew interviews, personal quotes, behind the scenes
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Julie
Sep 13, 2011 Julie rated it really liked it
Shelves: vampires
I bought this companion at Waterstone´s because it was very cheap. It was in the section of the books that are damaged. Damaged meant that it was dog-eared which didn´t matter to me. I was surprised to see the photos inside. There were so many of them! And the so lovely, so clear, BIG and nice! If you´re team Jacob, the book will surprise you with many, many photos of Jacob´s chest:) I looked up the actors, and was surprised to find out that Aro was actually played by Michael Sheen. I found ...more
Candace
Oct 09, 2009 Candace rated it it was amazing
New Moon: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion (that's what it says on the spine of the book :)) is the second book Mark Cotta Vaz has written about the making of The Twilight Saga movies.

Like the Twilight companion, the book takes you behind the scenes throughout the making of New Moon. It was really interesting to learn about how the new production staff (as well as the new director) scouted locations that would be comparable yet different from the locations in Twilight. The making of the
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Leigh
Oct 06, 2009 Leigh rated it it was amazing
This book is as good as the movie...
The love triangle starts to begin between the beautiful and sexy vampire: Edward Cullen, the fragile human-bella and the protective bestfriend-Jacob.
How will Bella survive once Edward leaves her to suffer alone?
She soon finds her bestfriend Jacob Black who reveals hes a ware-wolf she starts spending most her time with him...She suddenly notices, if shes in danger she can hear Edwards voice...Is it worth it all?
She decides to jump off the cliff for extreme fun
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Isis
May 09, 2012 Isis rated it really liked it
In New Moon, fragile, human Bella Swan is deperately in love with indestructable, vampire Edward Cullen. He feels he puts her in the way of danger everytime he is with her, so he leaves her in Forks, saying it is for the best. Bella cannot cope with his departure though, and resorts to putting herself in the way of danger so she can hear his voice again. One day though, she goes too far. She tries cliff diving. While on her motorcycle with her bestfriend Jacob, she sees the cliff and the other ...more
Hannah Rush
Jan 19, 2014 Hannah Rush rated it it was ok
This one wasn't much better than the first one. This one does talk about how they made the wolves, which was interesting. I love the pictures of Bellas' birthday party, when Edward leaves her, and the beach scenes. All of the pictures are beautiful!
I think the pictures are better in this second book. The pictures of Edward and Bella are more romantic. The pictures seem clearer and more professional. Maybe it's just me.
One thing that is better about this book, more seems to happen in the seque
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Mell
Jan 06, 2014 Mell rated it liked it
Shelves: film-and-tv, vampires
I know- I have some kind of Twilight sickness. This movie was so much better than the mangled version of Twilight they made last year.

It was interesting to read how they adapted new sets and locations, since they filmed "Forks" in Canada instead of the US. I'm glad they fixed the clown-like make-up from the first movie. I thought they might explain why Edward's hair looks shorter in New Moon (and why Jasper's bad wig made him look like Beethoven), but not much is mentioned. Lots of references to
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Stacey
Oct 07, 2009 Stacey rated it it was amazing
An insightful and detailed look behind the scenes of New Moon. I loved Twilight, but I am convinced that NM will exceed above and beyond the first film. Visually, at least. The makeup is better, the cinematography is warmer, and the special effects will (hopefully) look professional and seamless instead of cheesy. The creative processes explored in this book are well worth delving into.

There is also info about re-creating locations seen in Twilight, who created the wolf motif tattoo for the pac
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Jenny
Feb 20, 2010 Jenny rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: any Twilight movie fan
Shelves: non-fiction, vampires
I love reading about the reality of turning a book into a movie. It is fun to see the process of finding sets and locations, how makeup and hair are done, and especially how the stunts are put together.

The writing was easy to read and well put together, although in the beginning there was a plethora of descriptive words...it seemed a bit overdone.

Mostly...you gotta love the pictures!

One goof...a picture is labeled "part of Bella's dream" when it is really the scene Aro sees of Bella as a vampire
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Rachelee
Mar 31, 2010 Rachelee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this book was very good ..its about this girl that two boys like and she likes both of them but she doesnt know wthat to do ..she ends up going out with edward but he brakes up with her.because its not safe for her..so the other boy wants her but all they become is good reads .her and edward gos out again in the end.i learn its not good for tow people to like the same person because at the end it all comes out bad..my favorite part is when its bellas birthday party and this person atacks her out ...more
Selina
May 27, 2015 Selina rated it it was amazing
I liked the book new moon because there was a lot of romance and mystery in this one.Bella was not the same as she was in the first book.The part that made the best was that there was something ion there i did not expect.Edward leaving Bella the way he did was totally shocking.I personally felt like this was the best book out of all of them.It was a very emotional inspiring book.I guess what makes it even ore special is that they were together when they made the movie so it kind of made you ...more
Boof
Nov 25, 2009 Boof rated it it was amazing
Ahh, yes. The Twilight series; my (not so) secret guilty pleasure. If you're a fan of this series (or a fan of Rob or Taylor) then you'll love this book.

The photos on their own are stunning as it shows how some of the scenes were shot (cliff diving, motorbike riding etc) and how the stunts were done. But not only that, there is commentary from the cast and crew and details about how the locations were chosen, how the scene was shot etc. If this had been a picture book alone I would have loved i
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Dana Al-Basha
Jan 19, 2016 Dana Al-Basha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Explore the making of the film New Moon in this ultimate visual companion, lavishly illustrated with full-color photos of the cast, locations, and sets. This beautiful paperback edition celebrates the onscreen creation of Stephenie Meyer's fascinating world, brought to life by Academy Award(R)-nominated director Chris Weitz.

With never-before-seen images, exclusive interviews and personal stories, renowned author Mark Cotta Vaz takes you behind the scenes with cast and crew, uncovering intimate
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Kendra /Books Complete Me
It is interesting to read about the back story of the making of New Moon. At this time, I am still sitting on pins and needles waiting for the movie to come out. This is a good filler until the release date. One of the problems I had with it was the flow of the writing. It was a little choppy and didn't flow well at times. There were times, within the same chapter, one paragraph to the next would be a completely different subject, so when I started reading it, I was like, What? Did I miss ...more
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Mark Cotta Vaz is the author of over twenty-one books, including four New York Times bestsellers. His 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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