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Sex and the City Hardcover – May 30, 2008
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If you haven't seen the movie and you want to remain unspoiled, do not get this book until after you have seen it... It follows the film's story chronologically containing many spoilers.
If you are a huge Sex and The City fan, like myself, this book is a must have. Not only is it an excellent recap of the movie, but it also provides a look into the making of the movie, and the actresses thoughts on the film and reviving these characters.
The book is loaded with photographs including a spread of the many outfits the ladies wore through out the movie (all of which were gorgeous!) and many beautiful pictures of the cast.
With that said, one might think the book is Perfection, however it does have a flaw or two...
The section of the book that follows the story line of the movie (which is on the top of each page) feels like it is written in the fashion of a children's picture book, almost reminding me of a fairy tale. Since it's simply written, it does leave you feeling a little unfulfilled. But we must remember, it's not a novelization of the film, so the simply written style is perfectly fitting.
the other flaw in this book is that there are mention to a few scenes in the movie that were cut out. That leaves you thinking "huh, I don't remember that happening". For a minute I thought that when I saw the movie in theaters I must have been in such awe that I missed parts of the movie, but after asking my fiancee about said missing scenes, we arrived to the conclusion they must have been edited out... which is disappointing, but they will always be in the deleted scenes section of the DVD!
Other than those small flaws, the book is a fabulous addition to any single city girl's (or Sex and the City fan's) home library.
An interesting recap of what it took to get this tale on the big-screen is included (getting Carrie's original desk from the series out of the Smithsonian for filming!); and you will learn how the paparazzi made a definite annoyance of themselves during filming, causing Michael Patrick King to get very creative so that key plot elements would stay a surprise. For newbies to the TV series and those who are nostalgic for it, there is also a recap of each of the six seasons, complete with photos.
The story of the movie is told in big beautiful photos and a minimum of text; most of the film's memorably classic lines are included ("Here's to the groom--a man who finally got 'Carrie-d' away"). There are a handful of photos that represent scenes that were cut, with the best being one of Evan Handler (Harry) from a deleted Halloween sequence, dressed as Uncle Fester from "The Addams Family," complete with a lightbulb in his mouth!
This is more of a "family-friendly" book; if you are looking for a shot of Samantha covered in sushi, you will not find it here. Nor will you find a photo of Dante's butt (a few of him barechested in the shower, but not the rear) or the hot-lovemaking sequences with Cynthia Nixon.
The book also includes a wonderful mapping of where the movie was actually filmed; you can create your own "Sex and the City" tour by using this section that tells you what was filmed in reality and what was created on a soundstage.
I cannot highly recommend this volume enough; a quality job with excellent design sense - just like its characters!
Comme je suis une fan, j'ai acheté les autres livres de Sex and the City. J'ai pris plaisir à lire mon nouvel achat. Par contre, je suis asse déçue par la qualité du papier. Alors que dans les autres éditions, le papier était glacé, ici, il est mat. De plus, certaines photos sont floues. Je suis donc déçue par la présentation générale de l'album...