Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Mini review: Harry Potter: The Character Vault by Jody Revenson

GoodReads: Unlock new information about your favourite characters from the Harry Potter movies with this definitive coffeetable book profiling the good, the bad, and everything in between within the Harry Potter universe. Dive into the personal journeys of beloved Harry Potter heroes, and an insightful look at the motivations and actions of the films’ most notorious and complicated villains.

Concept art, behind-the-scenes imagery, and film stills track everyone from Harry, Hermione, and Ron to Dobby, Mad-Eye Moody, and Dolores Umbridge, telling their complete stories as they evolve throughout the film series. A comprehensive collection of the movies’ beloved characters, this beautifully designed book is the ultimate Harry Potter character overview. 


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Source: Titan Books

The third in a series by Jody Revenson, 'Harry Potter: The Character Vault' is a great addition to any Potter fan's collection. It's a beautifully illustrated book that you can easily dip in and out of.

The book is split into different sections, for examples there's: Hogwarts students, members of the Order of the Phoenix, Hogwarts staff, etc. For each character you're given what I found to be interesting info such as how the actors came to audition/play the part they did. You're also told about how they came up with costumes/wardrobe designs, which again, I thought was fascinating. Coupled with this there are beautiful illustrations and photographs scattered throughout the book. I also love that at the back of the book there are two pull out posters - one featuring members of the Dark Force and the other featuring members of the Order of the Phoenix.

Overall, it's a stunning book which every time I pick up makes me want to re-read the series and re-watch the movies!


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