Title: The Art & Making of the Greatest Showman
Author: Signe Bergstrom
Genre: Reference, Movies, Media Tie-in
Publisher: Weldon Owen
Date published: January 2, 2018
A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher and Raincoast Books, in exchange for an honest review.
The glorious world of P.T. Barnum and the holiday movie The Greatest Showman come to life in this lavish art book. Featuring unit photography and concept art of stars Hugh Jackman, Zac Ephron, Michelle Williams, and Zendaya as well as behind-the-scenes tales of the film’s making. Lyrics to the movie musical’s showstopping tunes, by the song-writing team behind La-La Land. Foreword by Director Michael Gracey.
– Film Trailer –
You can read my film review here!
– My Review –
Happy The Greatest Showman release on DVD and Blu-ray day! If you haven’t read my gush review for the film itself, you can find it here. This tie-in book is just as awesome as the film was too! I love hardcover books like this, especially when the pages are glossy and of amazing quality. I love the cover of this book. It’s beautiful! And just as much effort has gone into the interior, as the exterior. The top of each section was formatted to look like something out of a newspaper from the 1800s (P.T. Barnum’s time).
There are many glossy photographs about the make of The Greatest Showman, which I really enjoyed, because one of the things that I loved most about the film were the visuals (and the visuals in this book were just as colourful and just as much a pleasure to look at). The topics discussed in the articles, or sections, within this book, were also quite interesting. Subjects ranging from the life of the real P.T. Barnum, to choices and decisions made regarding the film, and I found myself enjoying each of the topics. I definitely recommend this book to those who enjoyed the film, and who also enjoy art books like this one!
– About the Author –
Signe Bergstrom is an editor and writer. Her most recent titles include Suicide Squad: Behind the Scenes with the Worst Heroes Ever and The Art and Making of The Greatest Showman. She lives in Croton-on-Hudson, New York.
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