You Need to Check Out These Gorgeous Books about Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
If you saw Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in cinemas last week, you’ll agree that it was one of the finest cinematic experiences this year. For over two hours, writer J.K. Rowling and director David Yates had us enthralled in their mastery and understanding of the wizarding world, and we came away enchanted and spellbound by Newt Scamander and his magical sanctuary of fantastic beasts.
There’s no doubt about it: the Fantastic Beasts films — five have been announced—are going to be major cinematic events in the coming years. To help you relive the experience of the film and its characters in all its glory, and to give you an immersive tour of the art and craftsmanship that went behind the film, HarperCollins is thrilled to bring you three gorgeous collectors’ editions. If you’re a fan of the film, you’ve got to check these out!
1. The Case of the Beasts: Explore the Film Wizardry of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
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Here’s a short trailer for the book, a peek into what’s inside:
2. The Art of the Film: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
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The Art of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, edited by Dermot Power, concept artist on the film, takes you on a magical journey through a design process every bit as wonderful as that encountered by Newt Scamander in the wizarding world: from the earliest gatherings of the artists, designers and filmmakers to the magical time of the film’s production itself at Leavesden Studios.
Bursting with hundreds of production paintings, concept sketches, storyboards, blueprints and matte paintings, and filled with unique insights about the filmmaking journey from Stuart Craig and the artists themselves, this superb book presents a visual feast for readers, and will welcome fans of Harry Potter films into the world of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Here’s a fan-made flip-through of the book:
3. Inside the Magic: The Making of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
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Inside the Magic: The Making of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them introduces filmmaking fans to Newt Scamander, Magizoologist, and the principal characters, locations, artefacts and beasts that he encounters in 1920s New York. Each section contains profiles of the key characters, with revealing insights from Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Colin Farrell, and many others, together with sections on set design, costumes, make-up, special effects, art department & props (especially wands!), which are illuminated by interviews with David Heyman, David Yates, Stuart Craig, Colleen Atwood and a magical army of other crew. Packed with exciting photos that reveal the filmmaking process in discerning detail, and officially licensed by Warner Bros. Consumer Products, this is the definitive adult companion book to the film, and perfect introduction to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Here’s J.K. Rowling talking about Newt Schamander, the film and what it means for the Potter universe: