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Harry Potter: Film Wizardry

4.50  ·  Rating details ·  60,333 ratings  ·  591 reviews
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 ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published October 19th 2010 by Harper Design (first published 2010)
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Mohammed Arabey
Oct 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
One of My Harry Potter Treasure Books

It's an elegant, wonderful, crazy arranged movie book.

First of all it got "Page by Page" The Movies and how it done, The Actors , Their coming of age ... How they made the amazing magical stuff that the movie is filled with it whether clearly viable or even insignificantly but related to the world of the movie and the full picture.
And for me as a Harry Potter big fan , and a collector ,My biggest surprise was the AMAZING gifts
Dec 24, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-book

(More pictures at parkablogs.com)

There still isn't any Harry Potter art books, but this movie companion is probably the best thing any fan could wish for.

Harry Potter Wizardry is 160-page hardcover and designed like a scrapbook with little goodies — booklets, stickers, maps, even Harry's letter of acceptance to Hogwarts, etc - attached to the pages. The cover is also nicely embossed. It's printed by publisher Collins Design.

The book covers all the seven films, including a sneak at at Deathly
May 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
J.K. Rowling has consistently spread misinformation about trans people and trans activism. I do not stand for any of her ignorant and hurtful statements and stand in solidarity with all trans people. Trans women are women. End of the discussion! I will no longer support her financially by picking up her books or give her my platform by talking about them on my channel. I would encourage other people to stop supporting her financially and/or giving her a platform as well.

Here are some ways in whi
Rianne Heartfilia
Mar 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, read-in-2017
Not very much new information but it's very interesting and always nice to reread and refresh the mind about the Harry Potter movies. Besides I love the extras such as the letter, the Quidditch flyer, the Yule Ball invitation and so on. ...more
Dec 14, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Just splendid! Thank you so much, Annie, for the great gift :-)

Highly recommended to fans of the HP series. You will find so many amazing behind-the-scenes stories and interesting tidbits; I love the blend of insights about/from the actors, as well as the directors, screenwriters, set designers, props, costumes, etc. It's just fantastic! So much more detailed (and fun!) than I could have imagined.
La La
May 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: on-my-bookshelf
Very nice, with tons of photos, drawings, and paper replica inserts. I bought another copy used, so I could take the replicas out and use them for Bookstagram photo props!
Normally I don’t elaborate on products or production based book, but this one is good enough to do just that.

With the end of the Harry Potter film franchise nearing, it seemed the right time to go back and savour the highlights of the ten-year long series. Harry Potter: Film Wizardry does just that: a scrapbook that encompassed the decade-long saga, where everyone from the producers, directors, and production designer explain in details how they conceptualised some of the plot points and setting
If you are a Harry Potter fanatic this is a must-have addition to your library. It covers the Harry Potter world in a virtual 3-D approach. The book is full of surprises and beautiful artwork. Mere words cannot convey the enjoyment the reader will receive from this book.

This beautiful book offers a way to hold the wizarding world of Harry Potter in your hands. And as an extra special bonus there are sections about the final two films, including a preview of my favorite new discovery: Fleur's dou
Andye.Reading Teen
This was one of my Christmas gifts, and I spent most of Christmas day reading this book. It is full of many cool things. There are little envolopes that have a bunch of stuff from the movies. Harry's acceptance letter to
Hogwarts, the Maurader's Map, Dolores Umbridge's educational decrees. You can't understand my delight as I turned each page to find... stuff. Really cool stuff.

All of the main characters have their own page, giving you information about the actor
Dec 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, 2011-reads
A totally entertaining book for fans of the HP movie franchise. Filled with insider tid-bits and behind-the scenes factoids from all 7 of the movies. Members from the cast and crew contribute to the sometimes funny, sometimes informative and always fascinating phenom that are the Harry Potter movies. Attention to creative and artistic detail is evident throughout the book. It's easy to get lost in just looking at all the tiny, (almost unseen), but beautifully rendered artistic elements throughto ...more
May 13, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Have you ever wondered how muggles make wizardry in the Harry Potter films?
Well, this book has an great insight on the special effects of the Harry Potter movies, explanations on how each movie was filmed and how the ideas came to the muggles who created the film series. It was was very informative and had lots of pictures of ‘before-and-after’ with captions. There were some pages that were just about one actor/actress and how they felt playing the role and some pages had bits that were about a
Dec 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: on-my-shelf
Lovely book with a lot of behind the scenes info and titbits sprinkled throughout. It's almost as interesting as visiting the HP Studios, although the part about the last film was very short. ...more
Amy Finnegan
Sep 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
What is it that’s so fascinating about this book, which looks at first glance to be little more than a gimmicky souvenir book?

I’ll start with the forward, quoting from series producer, David Heyman. He says, “It all began one winter morning in 1997. My assistant Nisha came into my office to recommend an unpublished manuscript by a first-time novelist that she had enjoyed. “What is it called?” I asked. “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,” she replied. “Mmmm,” I mumbled skeptically . . . .
Lisa Vegan
This is a beautifully made, informative, and fun movie companion book! Well, maybe this is nothing more than a glorified movie magazine in book form, but it gave me plenty of entertainment value. I adore the Harry Potter books and I really like the movies, and this is a fun book for fans of the movies. The book covers all 8 movies, so I got to see a (very) few scenes from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 before the movie comes out. The graphic artists who designed the films and their ...more
Oct 30, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
An absolute must-have for all Potter fans, this Brian Sibley book is all about the magic of Harry Potter films. Think of it as a Harry Potter making-of extras in all of the HP movie DVDs, except they are in words (instead of in moving pictures) and more in-depth than anything I've ever seen in the DVD extras. I can't comment on it chapter by chapter; there are simply too many goodness inside this book. But suffice to say the book will appeal to those fans who are looking for collectible items AN ...more
This is easily one of my favorite Potter based books. It's wonderful to get a glimpse behind the actual making of the movies; and it's brilliant how much is actually shared - including replicas of popular props used in the movies. That's an amazing feature of the book.
I like how the layout of the book actually is. Essentially, it's a scrapbook of everything that the movies have featured over the decade. It's a wonderful thing; and it's one of those books that will live on and we will look back
Sep 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

It's every potterhead's dream to find something as cool as this, yes it may be expensive but I don't at all regret my decision of buying this. There are pretty little things stuck inside and very interesting facts to learn about the films/books there's a Hogwarts acceptance letter in there, a Yule ball invitation, and the Marauders map! I'm such a nerd so it's great for me to have little Harry Potter things that rarely anyone else has :3
May 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018-favourites
a more compromised version of Harry Potter Page to Screen but with some new information. the book being designed my MinaLima and the extra paper props like the marauders map and the yule ball program included made it a simply delightful read!
Sep 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Really cool collectors book for those who love Harry Potter... this would make a great gift for kids that love the series too!!!
Tiastika Mauliza
Apr 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I bought this book about a month ago and it's so stunning i could cry. The removable props are basically what harry potter fans need. It's worth the price, im so in love. ...more
Sep 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I don't know if I've ever been so tempted to just keep a library book forever. ...more
Apr 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 3-non-fiction
Couldn't give this any less than 5 stars. It's interesting but not too long, with awesome images, funny anecdotes and amazing removable extras. Can only recommend it! ...more
Amanda Artist Cat
Legilimens! Reveal your secrets, Harry Potter films!!

It's all in here, fun facts and stories from the cast of magical Muggles who brought the Wizarding World to life on screen!!
This book was really wonderful. It had cast and crew interviews, a look at the sets, film locations and photographs and all the stuff you'd expect, in full glossy magnificent colour. Visually it was stunning. But the real joy is in all the extra stuff inside the book as pullouts and gifts. It featured wanted posters for wizard criminals, and had extras like a Hogwarts letter, a fold out map of Diagon Alley, an auction booklet for Borgin & Burkes, advanced potion making sticker book, Honeydukes s ...more
Christine Spoors
This book gives such a wonderful insight into how the Harry Potter films were made. It was great to read comments from the producers, directors and actors about their experiences filming the series. It really made me appreciate how much work went into the films, especially with props and the sets. All of the concept art we get to see in the book is absolutely gorgeous, if it was available to buy I definitely would!
The best thing about this book is all the the removable props you get, I am so ha
Sep 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: harry-potter
I kind of glossed over this one and mainly looked at the pictures because I already know all of the information. This was just a way for me to ease out of the Potter universe. Overall the formatting is great, writing spectacular, and incredibly informative. I'm going to use this as a model for my yearbook spreads! Anyway happy reading. ...more
Absolutely loved this. So many stories from behind the scenes I hadn't even heard before (even though I've been a fan of the books and movies for years and years and years) and reading this book and it bringing back all the memories was surprisingly emotional. Definitely a must-read for every Potterhead. ...more
Cherry Wallis
Nov 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
One of my very favourite books which talks about the magic and film wizardry that went into the making of harry potter, and talks about the characters in depth...

..and don't get me started on how many pull-outs and fun things are crammed inside. Perfect for any lover of the wizarding world.
Jun 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books
This book was pretty cool, with all the details to the building of the sets and the characters. Also I enjoyed the notes from the producers and actors in it.
It is a really great book with a lot of information in it, I recommend it to every Harry Potter fan.
Teresa Barrera
Jul 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading this book and reading how the films came to life. I love behind the scenes stuff as it shows the incredible amount of work that goes into a film or films.
I loved the actors' POV's of their characters and their take on bringing their characters to life.
I also enjoyed the little additives such as the map, stickers, candy box replicas and much more placed throughout the book.
This is definitely a must have for all who love the books and films.
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Brian Sibley is an English author who has written over 100 hours of radio drama and has written and presented hundreds of radio documentaries, features and weekly programmes.

In 1981, he co-wrote BBC Radio 4's adaptation of Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings with Michael Bakewell, and has also adapted C. S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia and Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast for Radio 4, for which he r

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