Once Upon a Time: Behind the Magic

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Once Upon a Time was an immediate hit for ABC, bringing fairy tale characters to life with an unexpected twist… we knew they were fairy tale characters, but they didn’t. The premise of heroes and villains banished to our world by a sinister curse was an intriguing one, and from that seed, an entire new mythology has been born.

Once Upon a Time: Behind the Magic explores the fictional worlds of Storybrooke, Fairy Tale Land, and other realms, offering a comprehensive look at the show’s first two seasons, as well as the myriad characters that bring these worlds to life. But it doesn’t stop there, also taking us into the writers’ room, the production office, the special effects workshops, and the costuming department for a closer look at the work that goes into producing a show of this caliber and complexity.

The book indulges the fans with cast interviews and storyline exploration and presents a lot of interesting info on key sequences from behind the camera, all without coming off as self-congratulatory or cloying in the slightest. This is exactly what it seems: a book celebrating what it takes to bring magic to Sunday nights. No filler, just fun.

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Star Count 4.5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 176 pages
Publisher Titan Books
Publish Date 2013-Oct-01
ISBN 9781782760290
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Issue January 2014
Category Music & Movies


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