Thursday, 9 July 2015

Book Review: The Art and Making of Hannibal (NBC)

Title: The Art and Making of Hannibal
Author: Jesse McLean
Publisher: Titan Books

Publication Date: 5 May 2015
Pages: 176
Format: Paperback
Genre: Non-Fiction / Film & TV
Source: Bought Copy

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The Art & Making of Hannibal: The Television Series is a detailed look at the making of this highly original, critically lauded, and visually stunning series. Released ahead of the start of the 3rd season, this book will bring Fannibals into the world of secrets, lies, and intrigue of their beloved show.

With stars including Mads Mikkelsen, Hugh Dancy, Laurence Fishburne, Caroline Dhavernas and guest spots by Gillian Anderson, Eddie Izzard and Michael Pitt, Hannibal is one of the most elegant, engrossing and deliciously haunting shows on television today.
The Art & Making of Hannibal: The Television Series celebrates all aspects of this unique show. A highly stylized illustrated book featuring extracts of the shooting scripts of the first and second seasons, exclusive cast and crew interviews, behind-the-scenes photography, production notes, storyboards, alongside Hannibal's sketches and music notations.

I am a huge Fannibal and so was keen to get my hands on a copy of the book. As many reviewers have already noted, some decisions on font size and colour were not the best and in places the text is hard to read. The quality of the production of the book does not mirror the quality in the production of the show.
The main disappointment for me, though, was the lack of new information. Everything in the book I'd already heard through extras on the DVD releases etc. I was hoping the book would provide new info and a really in-depth look at the cinematography and design of the series.
That said, this is still a nice resource for fans, especially with the show's future currently hanging in the balance.

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