Harry Potter

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I have chosen two movies. These two movies mark the begging and the end of the era when world went mad about fantasy. They are the screen versions of the books, which tell the story of Harry Potter becoming adult. Books’ influence cannot be omitted, but movies brought the fame to the saga. ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ is the first movie of series made in 2001. It opens the magic world. Most people consider it their favourite. ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2’ is the last movie from Harry Potter saga created in 2011. It concentrates on the Battle of Hogwarts. In the plot Harry is facing his destiny to kill Voldemort. Both movies are indicative in the whole series. In this essay I will argue that “Harry Potter and the philosopher’s stone” and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2” are culturally and historically significant movies. I will show it through the development of the genre, the influence on society and the critical acclamation. Harry Potter movies are obviously not pioneers in the fantasy genre, but it is the movie that raises interest in the area. It starts off the decade of the movies that consist in many parts based on fantasy novels. “The Chronicles of Narnia”, “The Hunger Games”, “The Twilight”, “The Lord of The Rings”, “The Hobbit” – these are the successful examples. Series of the books were proven to be successful when turned into movies. Harry Potter movies develop the genre of modern fairy tale combined with teen drama. However it is interesting that it is not just a movie for children. These movies are created for all audiences. “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ and ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2’ have all the properties of a good story that create a very... ... middle of paper ... ...om. "Person of the Year 2007 - TIME." 2013. http://content.time.com/time/specials/2007/personoftheyear/article/0,28804,1690753_1695388_1695436,00.html (accessed 3 Dec 2013). Wbstudiotour.co.uk. "Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter." 2013. http://www.wbstudiotour.co.uk (accessed 3 Dec 2013). Wizardingworldharrypotter.com. "Harry Potter Theme Park – Wizarding World Harry Potter – Orlando – Florida." 2013. http://www.wizardingworldharrypotter.com (accessed 3 Dec 2013). The-numbers.com. "Movie Franchises - Box Office History - The Numbers." 2013. http://www.the-numbers.com/movies/franchises/sort/World (accessed 3 Dec 2013). Nel, Philip. "Bewitched, bothered, and bored: Harry Potter, the movie." Journal Of Adolescent & Adult Literacy 46, no. 2 (October 2002): 172-175. OmniFile Full Text Select (H.W. Wilson), EBSCOhost (accessed December 3, 2013).

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