At midnight bookstores across the land would be thronged with eager readers with wands and robes, round glasses and temporary lightning-bolt tattoos, and for the next few days, on every bus and park bench, everyone — schoolchildren, grandmothers, young adults with tattoos that were not temporary — would be reading the same thing. And then, as the movie versions started to come out, the scene would be repeated in the multiplexes. This is not the first time a popular series of books has been turned into a successful series of movies, but the overlap between the literary and cinematic versions of the Potter cycle was unusual, and has proven influential. In this millennium, we like to take our stories serially and in multimedia packages. The Harry Potter movies built on the fervid public enthusiasm for the books and fed back into it, to the extent that it is not quite accurate to call the movies adaptations, or to pursue the usual arguments about what is lost and gained when stories make the transition from words on a page to images on a screen. Remarkably large numbers of people were eager to experience the same stories twice or more , and if some may have had a preference for Potter in prose over Potter in pictures or vice versa, it seems safe to conclude that the majority was happy to have both. Harry Potter fans have made it a lot tougher to sell that old-fashioned idea. They have found an astonishment of ways to express their love and sometimes profit on that adoration and also at times challenged the supremacy of Warner Brothers, the studio that owns the rights to the movies. One of its roadblocks was Heather Lawver, a Potterhead who at 14 created The Daily Prophet, a fake now inactive online school newspaper about all things Potter.
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When it comes to being a fan of one of the most popular books of our time, the internet can be a particularly fun place to reminisce about it and connect with other fans alike by sharing memes, inside jokes and new revelations like the time we realized that we had been pronouncing “Voldemort” wrong the entire time. Despite the series coming to an end years ago, Harry Potter will always be a staple in our lives and we just can’t get enough of these memes and jokes that only true Potter fans will understand and appreciate.
After consuming thousands of pages of the fantasy book, you have likely developed a great love of words and wordplay.
Downton Abbey Movie Starts Production—And Makes Harry Potter Fans Very Happy. As the long-awaited film begins principal photography, two bitter enemies from the wizarding world reunite. by.
That’s not just the buzz around American Idol finally going to that great big singing competition in the sky. That magical energy can only come from the knowledge that Wizarding World of Harry Potter is about to open at Universal Studio Hollywood! We’ve already given you a beginner’s guide to making the most out of the park, but now we want to talk to the seasoned witches and wizards. You probably know what to expect at first glance when you enter Hogsmeade, but let us tell you about what you need to give a second glance.
If you go to the restroom, listen for the sounds of Moaning Myrtle. When you get to the top of Hogwarts castle, make sure you turn around and take in the mountains in the distance.
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Then I expect she’s feeling confused because she liked Cedric and now she likes Harry, and she can’t work out who she likes best. Then she’ll be feeling guilty, thinking it’s an insult to Cedric’s memory to be kissing Harry at all And she probably can’t work out what her feelings are towards Harry anyway, because he was the one who was with Cedric when Cedric died, so that’s all very mixed up and painful. She was a Seeker for the Ravenclaw Quidditch team and a popular student.
Cedric became one of the first casualties of the Second Wizarding War.
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Fictional universe of Harry Potter The central character in the series is Harry Potter , a boy who lives in Surrey with his aunt, uncle, and cousin — the Dursleys — and discovers, at the age of eleven, that he is a wizard , though he lives in the ordinary world of non-magical people known as Muggles. His magical ability is inborn, and children with such abilities are invited to attend exclusive magic schools that teach the necessary skills to succeed in the wizarding world.
As Harry develops through his adolescence, he learns to overcome the problems that face him: The environment Rowling created is intimately connected to reality. The British magical community of the Harry Potter books is inspired by s British culture, European folklore, classical mythology and alchemy , incorporating objects and wildlife such as magic wands , magic plants, potions, spells, flying broomsticks , centaurs and other magical creatures, the Deathly Hallows , and the Philosopher’s Stone , beside others invented by Rowling.
While the fantasy land of Narnia is an alternate universe and the Lord of the Rings ‘ Middle-earth a mythic past, the wizarding world of Harry Potter exists parallel to the real world and contains magical versions of the ordinary elements of everyday life, with the action mostly set in Scotland Hogwarts , the West Country, Devon, London, and Surrey in southeast England.
Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Wands at the ready – Harry Potter fans will need all the spells they can muster to break out of Manchester’s latest escape room. The University of Magic traps wannabe witches and wizards inside an academy of the dark arts, where they will have to find their way out using dragon potions, unicorn hair and their own sleuthing skills to solve its mysteries. Dressed in full sorcerers’ garb, groups will have one hour to complete a series of magical tasks, cast spells, recite incantations and battle with dark forces in the hope of securing a coveted place at the University.
Jan 06, · 25 Jokes That Only True Harry Potter Fans Will Understand Tuesday, January 6, by Caitlin Corsetti If you know us at all, you obviously know that we are obsessed with Harry Potter.
When in doubt, go to the library. Hermione was raised as a Muggle girl until, at age eleven, when she learned that she was a witch and had been accepted into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. She began attending the school on 1 September , , where she was subsequently sorted into Gryffindor House , despite being considered for Ravenclaw. She possessed a brilliant academic mind, and proved to be a gifted student in almost every subject that she studied.
She was very studious and bookish. Both boys found Hermione unfriendly and somewhat of an insufferable know-it-all. Later, her eagerness to please her professors and her constant correct answers reinforced their initial impression. However, in spite of the cool relationship between the three, Hermione stepped in to take the blame from Ron and Harry after they had saved her from a troll on Hallowe’en in Harry and Ron were surprised, but grateful and the three quickly became friends.
In her second year, Hermione played a crucial role in the discovery of the Chamber of Secrets , before falling victim to the basilisk unleashed upon Hogwarts following the opening of the Chamber. She was recovered from her petrification under the care of Madam Pomfrey with the assistance of Professor Sprout ‘s Mandrake Restorative Draught.
The next year, Hermione was granted permission to use, and was sent, a Time-Turner from the Ministry of Magic to facilitate her volition to study far more subjects than was possible without time travel. Later in the year, she and Harry would use the Time-Turner to rescue Sirius Black from the Dementor’s Kiss as well as Buckbeak the hippogriff from execution.
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The suitcases, travel bags and rucksacks are available now Leave a comment Primark ‘s amazing Harry Potter range just got even better! The retailer has launched a range of Harry Potter-themed luggage, and it’s a must for budding witches and wizards ahead of their summer holidays. Rowling series are obsessed to say the least.
Nov 15, · That would be among the lower opening weekends in the Harry Potter series dating back to , at least stateside. Warner Bros. mounted a campaign that has sought to not only connect directly with fans but to make sure those fans understand this movie is directly tied to the Harry Potter .
Emma Watson makes a young Harry Potter fan’s dream come true October 29, – The actress, who played Hermione Granger in the hugely popular Harry Potter film franchise, shared a magical moment with a child in New York City. The sweet moment was revealed after a picture that was a few years old resurfaced and went viral on the internet. As Emma was walking down she spotted the young boy dressed up as Harry Potter, complete with oversized glasses, Hogwarts robes and a wand.
The mini fan even had a pumpkin bag to carry his sweets in. The English Rose then crouched down to pose for a photo while the little boy gave a shy smile. The photo was shared on the official Facebook page of Movies Now in mid-October, but has since been making the rounds on social media as Halloween approaches. It seems Emma, 25, also has a fan in the form of Hollywood star James Franco.
The year-old actor, who co-starred with Emma in comedy This is the End, unveiled a photo of the actress’ face and name on his neck. A photo posted by James Franco jamesfrancotv on Oct 28, at 6: While the tattoo caused shock from James’ fans, with many commenting to say, “This can’t be real” — it appears the unusual body art is not permanent.
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Harry Potter Harry Potter: The College of Wizardry’s Harry Potter-themed events at Czocha Castle in Poland attracted global interest following an article by the Telegraph, and now its organisers are looking to expand their scholarly pursuits by buying a castle of their own. I freely confess that I loathe bullying and the way it is still so often ‘handled’ in schools. Your experience is shocking and disturbing and that you have turned out to be a compassionate, moral, highly motivated person is high testimony to your courage.
Gryffindor for you, my lad…” We rounded up the most inspiring and encouraging pieces of advice Rowling has given to her fans. Daniel Radcliffe ‘not marketable without English accent’ Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has been told he is not marketable in movies without his English accen t.
If you are a devoted Harry Potter fan, you can enjoy a good pun, more so than the average person. After consuming thousands of pages of the fantasy book, you have likely developed a great love of words and wordplay. Naturally, this meme speaks to that love.
At a press conference in London, the author ruled out writing an eighth Potter novel but said she had written around 18, words for the website, with more to come, about the characters, places and objects. No other retailer will be able to sell the Potter ebooks — including Amazon, which has been at the forefront of ebook sales. The books will only be available direct from the Pottermore website, which has been in development for two years.
The books will be compatible with all ebook devices, including Amazon’s Kindle. The agent Jonny Geller, of Curtis Brown, said Rowling’s move may be something of a gamechanger in terms of how bestselling authors engage with their readers. It might be a wakeup call to think of a new way of getting to readers. The bar had been set extremely high, he said.
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People are allowed to disagree with the author! I came with the fucking receipts for this. Making an Asian woman a slit-eyed animal is not at all good, even worse when that animal is a literal object owned by magical Hitler and used as a vessel for his soul. The representation of Cho Chang. You should watch t his video all about how hurtful the way Cho is written is for Asian girls.
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The Harry Potter series has no shortage of emotional — and often tear-jerking — moments. So to celebrate July 31 — a.k.a. the 37th birthday of the boy who lived — we’re sharing our picks.
An invitation arrives for Harry to go to the Quidditch World Cup final The letter from the Weasleys is in an envelope literally covered with stamps, which annoys Uncle Vernon. Harry asks if he can go and Uncle Vernon is torn between not wanting to let Harry have something good and wanting to have Harry leave his house. After much hand-wringing and threatening, Uncle Vernon gives Harry his permission. They have a particular taste for humans.
Quintapeds are found only on the Isle of Drear off the north tip of Scotland. The passing of a member of the Lexicon team I need to take a minute to acknowledge the passing of a much loved and respected member of the Harry Potter Lexicon team and a good friend. For those people who made the Lexicon forum home a decade ago, Kip was the voice of calm,… Read More Tom Riddle terrorizes two children in the sea cave On a summer visit to the seashore with the children from the orphanage, Tom Riddle coerces two of the other kids, Amy Benson and Dennis Bishop, to go with him into a cave.