on April 16, 2012
I bought this book from Amazon.ca to complete my Twilight collection of books, memorabilia and DVDs. This is a very comprehensive guide not only to the movie itself but also to the background stuff the viewer otherwise wouldn't see or know about. Cotta Vaz is extremely good at his craft and takes the reader through virtually every stage of the making of the movie, from set preparation and scenery selection, to wardrobe and special effects. I also was impressed by the way he weaves the story and its characters into the various sections of the film. While quite a lot of these details are outlined in the DVD's bonus disc, they are brought to life by the vividly fascinating and deeply atmospheric photography in this companion-book. Particularly insightful, too, are the interviews and actors' impressions and comments. This is a collector's item that continues to thrill and enthrall the reader, diehard Twilight fan and moviegoer alike, for years to come.
on May 6, 2010
If you are a fan of Twilight and have been following the series via the novels or movies, this is a superb book to have on your coffee table. It's full of rich photos and fascinating tidbits of how the film was produced. The detail of what went on behind the scenes, the use of colour to set the tone (ie: clothing for Bella and Edward), and the sets itself are amazing. It's filled with interesting interviews from the crew that provided a unique story to how Twilight was developed. I loved this one so much that I went ahead and purchased the next one, New Moon: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion (Mark Cotta Vaz is a terrific writer). I've got my eye on the upcoming book, The Twilight Saga Eclipse: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion. I can't wait!