Dark Shadows, The Visual Companion, by Mark Salisbury is a highly quality, fascinating book based on the television series. I am a fan of the show so I was excited to get this behind the scenes look into the details of its creation. Johnny Depp offers a sentimental foreword that sets the rest of the book up nicely. The introduction, written by Tim Burton, continues to entice.
The history of the show was very interesting to me. There were several facts that I had no idea about. The pictures were fun to look at, especially the older ones.
I've never read a book that contained so much detailed information as this one. You'll find sketches, camera angles, how and why certain actors were chosen for their parts and even behind the scenes tidbits. The special effects section is amazing.
Many of the pictures and facts concentrated on the current version of Dark Shadows. The book integrates the past with the new seamlessly. All fans of the show would love looking through these pages and reading about how the film came to be.
The cult television series Dark Shadows is fondly remembered by its fans — not least Tim Burton and Johnny Depp, who reunited to bring a stunning reimagining of the show to the big screen.
Produced in close cooperation with Tim Burton and the production team, this lavish official companion to the film includes a Foreword by Depp, an Introduction by Burton and an Afterword by producer Richard D. Zanuck, alongside scores of photos, concept drawings, production designs, and interviews with the cast and crew.