Dreamgirls: The Movie Musical (Newmarket Pictorial Moviebooks) (Newmarket Pictorial Moviebooks (Hardcover)) Hardcover – 1 Apr 2007
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About the Author
Dreamgirls is directed by Bill Condon from a screenplay he adapted from the stage musical's original book by Tom Eyen. Condon (Oscar(r) winner for his screenplay for Gods and Monsters, which he also directed) received another Oscar(r) nomination for his screenplay adaptation of Chicago. He more recently wrote and directed Kinsey.
David James's photographs previously appeared in the moviebooks of Memoirs of a Geisha, Chicago, and Saving Private Ryan.
David James is one of the film industry s most accomplished and respected photographers. He has worked with many leading directors, and his images also have appeared on film posters and in magazines, newspapers, and eight books. In 2006 he received the Film Publicist Award for Excellence in Still Photography.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
I was expecting something more in depth along the lines of the book that accompanied the film version of "Chicago" a couple of years ago (i.e., full script/libretto; expanded historical information on both the Broadway production and the making of the movie; interviews with original cast members and movie cast members; insights on film-making choices, etc.).
It does have a nice section on some of the design choices; but again, not a lot of text to accompany and enrich it.
The photos are nice and the paper stock they used has a great sheen to it, but there aren't too many photos here that could not be found in trade magazine ads or the Collector's Program. This is ultimately for die-hard fans of the movie 'Dreamgirls' that just can't get enough. I imagine casual admirers would look at this book once and probably not feel a need to open it again after the movie comes out on DVD in a few weeks.
Diane C. Donovan