(Remember I never said this was a literary blog!)
Movie-making is an amazing process, so I try and get movie companions (not the visual guides with just pictures and plot summaries) and such whenever they're available for movies I see. Which isn't too often: I don't always watch the more popular movies.
I was kind of disappointed with Twilight's movie companion. It was too ordinary, not enough inside info. So I was hoping that the Director's Notebook would fill in with what I was missing. It did.
When I opened the book and saw that it's all handwritten, I had my doubts. But as I started reading, I couldn't stop. It really is just like a notebook, handwriting aside. It has little details and tidbits of stories along with pictures, concept art, and storyboarding. A few of the pictures are also in the movie companion, but Catherine Hardwicke scribbled words on them, giving another perspective.
It's a pretty short book (even the slooooow reader that I am, I was able to finish it in less than five hours), but I'm very glad I got it. It has the personal, yet technical touch movie-making books should all have.