Book Rewind Review: Stranger Things: Worlds Turned Upside Down: The Official Behind-The-Scenes Companion by Gina McIntyre

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Stranger Things: Worlds Turned Upside Down: The Official Behind-The-Scenes Companion by Gina McIntyre

Who else has had STRANGER THINGS fever since the day it dropped? From the unforgettable characters to the nostalgic setting to monsters that even our worst nightmares couldn’t come up with (but the Duffer brothers certainly can!), Stranger Things hooked into us and it’s not letting go anytime soon. That’s why this behind the scenes look appealed to me. See why this companion is not to be missed!

Book Rewind Review: Stranger Things: Worlds Turned Upside Down: The Official Behind-The-Scenes Companion by Gina McIntyre

Stranger Things: Worlds Turned Upside Down: The Official Behind-The-Scenes Companion

by Gina McIntyre
Narrator: Fred Berman
Format: Audiobook
Published by Del Rey Books
on October 30, 2018
Pages: 223
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Welcome to Hawkins, Indiana.

The official behind-the-scenes companion guide to the first two seasons of Stranger Things and beyond, brought to life with exclusive photos and stunning concept art.

Stranger things have happened. . . .

When the first season of Stranger Things debuted on Netflix in the summer of 2016, the show struck a nerve with millions of viewers worldwide and received broad critical acclaim. The series has gone on to win six Emmy Awards, but its success was driven more than anything by word of mouth, resonating across generations. Viewers feel personal connections to the characters. Now fans can immerse themselves in the world—or worlds—of Hawkins, Indiana, like never before. Inside you’ll find

· original commentary and a foreword from creators Matt and Ross Duffer· exclusive interviews with the stars of the show, including Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, and David Harbour· the show’s earliest drafts, pitches to Netflix, and casting calls· insights into the Duffers’ creative process from the entire crew—from costume and set designers to composers and visual-effects specialists· deep dives into the cultural artifacts and references that inspired the look and feel of the show· a map of everyday Hawkins—with clues charting the network of the Upside Down· a digital copy of the Morse code disk Eleven uses, so you can decipher secret messages embedded throughout the text· a look into the future of the series—including a sneak preview of season three!

Adding whole new layers to enrich the viewing experience, this keepsake is essential reading for anyone and everyone who loves Stranger Things.


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Review:

The first time I had a peek at this book was at San Diego Comic Con, when it sat beautifully behind glass at the Del Ray booth. And by beautifully, I mean torn cover, fair sticker, and general “worse for wear” condition. It was perfect, looking like those well loved books your mom and grandma had on their shelves.

Worlds Turned Upside Down gives you character profiles, a history of how the idea shaped from the minds of two brothers to studios, producers, and more creators, and background on just about every aspect of the show.

I especially loved how the book delved into small pieces, like the sound set for the upside down. It’s something so subtle but incredibly important in setting the tone for a scene – and I hadn’t thought about it with much definition before listening to this book! I love that there’s a group of people in this world who have to turn everyday sounds into our nightmares.

There was also a whole section on the creation of the demogorgon. The intricacy yet simplicity of the head design to how they created the length of its arms and the astounding height. Add to that creating the different phases of the lifeform – from tadpole to demo-dog into the monster encountered in season one and two.

The photos of the set plus the extras such as the map of Hawkins make this book a fun experience to look at.

I can’t wait for season 3, out this summer, and for Gwenda Bonda’s Suspicious Minds (the story of Eleven’s mother!). Just a few more weeks – February 5th!

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