Thursday, January 24, 2013

Need to Read #24: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion to The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe


Title: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion to The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Author: Perry Moore

Book blurb: The ultimate visual companion and keepsake to the making of the stunning fantasy film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe based on the beloved children's classic by C.S. Lewis.
C.S. Lewis wrote the classic children's series over 50 years ago, and the amazing land of Narnia is finally coming to the big screen. This beautiful book captures the creative energy behind this film and offers the official inside story on how the magic was made.
Includes selections from the script, still shots from the film, photos of the production, an introduction and stories throughout from the producer, Perry Moore, reflections and anecdotes from cast and crew, and much more.
By going beyond the usual soundbites which make up traditional 'Making Of' books, this insider's account allows for the real personality of the project and its people to shine through its pages.


Quick endorsement: Movie guides with lots of pictures are one of my favorite things, and this is the best one I’ve found for any movie. The only movie it covers, however, is LWW. If you are a Narnia fan, this book is an absolute must!

Link to review: http://austenitis.blogspot.com/2010/12/official-illustrated-movie-companion.html




**Note: $7.98 is a great price. I paid at least $20 for mine! I don't regret that...but would have preferred this. ;)

3 comments:

Liddy said...

I love this book!! I also have the Prince Caspian movie companion too. Too bad they didn't make one for The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

*Liddy*

Charity U said...

Liddy, I do enjoy the PC one, but chose this one...I've always liked it just a tad better. The writing and information about the characters I prefer. :) But the PC one is great too! I was SO disappointed that they didn't do a VDT one. :( BUT. I have lately been enjoying the visual guide to Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Have you seen/did you enjoy that film? If so, definitely check out the guide with Gandalf on the front. :)

Alyianna Baggins said...

My sister has this. I agree, it's VERY good - and I do wish the LOTR visual guide by Brian Sibley was this good.