Friday, 20 March 2009

Twilight: Director's Notebook by Catherine Hardwicke

From Amazon: This intimate full-colour 'notebook', designed to replicate the one director Catherine Hardwicke kept on and off the set, takes you through the creative process that went into making Stephenie Meyer's breathtaking novel come alive on screen.

I apologise for this rather biased review, but I'm a huge Twilight fan, so this book is pretty much like Christmas come early. If you're a fan of the movie, then the Director's Notebook is an essential purchase.

It literally has everything you could ever want to know about the behind the scenes stuff we never see, including storyboards, costume designs, script extracts, drawings and lots of never before seen on-set images. My personal highlight is this original watercolour drawing of Edward with "timeless" hair. Thank goodness they didn't go with that idea!

Although I feel like I could write a book like this myself (yep, that's how Twilight obsessed I am), it's brilliant to see all the new images and production notes. Well done, Catherine Hardwicke: you are officially one of my favourite people.

And to all you lucky bloggers that will be getting their movie DVD later tonight, I hope you enjoy it! I'm currently waiting for my US Borders exclusive edition to cross the pond, and am keeping my fingers crossed that it arrives before my UK copies do.

Extra: See more pages from the book here on Stephenie's official site.

9 comments:

The Story Siren said...

i was wondering about this... i think i'm just going to have to buy it

Katie said...

My copy of this book should be arriving soon! I was hoping today, but I haven't gotten it yet. I'm picking up my DVD tomorrow morning! Can't wait!!

Ladytink_534 said...

I LOVE books like this! I hope to get it soon :)

H said...

I love movie companion books, especially all the original set and costume sketches. I enjoyed the film, might need to check this out.

Bookworm said...

I flipped through this at B&N yesterday and I loved the funky format and everything! The writing, the photos, drawings....it all made it so fun to read and gave me a peek into the making of the movie! This one's definitely on my ever-expanding wishlist. (:

Lisa Schroeder said...

I haven't seen the movie yet. Hope to get it today and watch it this weekend!

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I want. That's all I have to say!

Laina said...

I want that now... I got my copy on Thursday and have now watched it four times.

Violet said...

AHH the movie and books are great so why not read this one?? :) i plan on buying it with the movie which seems easier..