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  1. Hi there! Ive built a shed/pub in my garden and obviously has to be Harry Potter themed! I am trying to figure out a name for it and would love some ideas/input! so far we have ; The Wand and Horcrux The Screaming Mandrake The Sorting Hat The Loyal Phoenix
  2. When the mood strikes.... What is your ‘go to’ movie from the Harry Potter series? What do I mean by a ‘go to’ movie? Well, I mean the film that acts like a metaphorical comfort blanket. Which one of the films would you instinctively settle down with, when you’re stuck for things to watch? Are you revisiting the films more now that we’re in self isolation? Those members who know me, will know that my favourite film is the ‘Prisoner of Azkaban’ - I never get bored of it, and it’s the movie I’ll always have on when ‘pottering’ around the house. Do you watch any of the films with your partners? My partner’s favourite is ‘The Philosophers Stone’.
  3. Harry Potter has since became such an a global phenomenon that it’s hard to see the full scope what it accomplished over the years. J.K. Rowling was an unknown single mom when she first got the idea for her story while stuck on a train; the small UK children’s press that ultimately took a chance on it undoubtedly couldn’t have predicted that it would have a measurable effect on everything it touched. Now one of the biggest forces in pop culture, it changed the way that businesses published books for kids. It’s remarkable that Harry Potter was rejected from no less than nine different publishers in the UK (all of whom rue the day, to be sure). Little finally got the manuscript into the hands of an agent at Bloomsbury, and they bought the rights for something like 2,000 pounds. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was released in the UK on June 30, 1997. The books were around for a long time before Harry Potter. But JK Rowling turned book consumption, especially for children, into something close to addiction. You want proof? The UK release of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in 1999 was timed at 3.45pm to prevent children in England and Wales from skipping school to get their copy. The later books got HUGE but it didn't stop kids devouring them. Grown-ups got hooked too, with the books being released in adult-friendly covers. The book releases themselves became headline news: when the fourth book Goblet of Fire came out in 2000, booksellers around the world got together to coordinate the first ever global midnight launch. I'll admit, I was a later comer to the Harry Potter series. Believe it or not, it wasn't till I saw promo advertising for Harry Potter and The Prisoner Of Azkaban at my first job. Now, don't get me wrong I had seen Harry Potter and The Philosophers Stone Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets when they came out on DVD! (Not Bluray). But I didn't like the movies, I didn't 'get it'. So after looking through the promo advertising it looked far more interesting, plus the fact that Hermione (Emma Watson) was my age, she looked pretty. I bought the DVD, took it home that evening, setup the DVD and TV, sat down and watched it.... I LOVED IT! From that day forth I've been hooked. Despite your own preferences, is widely known as the best film in the series. (Just saying) I was a part of the generation that truly grew up with harry potter... The characters were around my age and I just loved the magical world, I was hooked! I remember making friends over the years and sharing stories, theories and bickered countless hours over how the screenwriters left out seemingly crucial scenes from the books, or how the actors playing the three leads just weren’t cutting it, or how impossible it is to ever recreate on the screen the universe that we’ve designed in our heads over all the years of reading the series. In the early 2000's Harry Potter was alive and breeding on the Internet, thanks to fan sites such as ' the-leaky-cauldron ', ' mugglenet ' & of course the famous veritaserum.com - forums. Potter Web masters Emerson Spartz of Leaky Cauldron and Melissa Anelli of Mugglenet agree that between 2000 and 2003 the Potter galaxy exploded again, from publishing phenomenon to cultural phenomenon. So when someone says that Harry Potter changed the world, it’s not exactly an exaggeration. I'm sure I speak for many who believe that Harry Potter is simply a part of their lives. Thoughts? Do you think this sort of phenomenon will ever happen again in our lifetimes?
  4. Hi Everyone! I want to hear what your top 5 favourite scenes are from the films! It's been so long now since the last instalment of Harry's story released so I'm sure you've all had a lot of time to think about it! Feel free to mention any of your favourite moments from the books too! Here is my list: 5 - Lupin turns into a Werewolf - PoA 4 - Harry hears voices in detention with Lockhart - CoS 3 - Dumbledore vs Voldemort in the Ministry of Magic - OotP 2 - Harry and Ron escape Aragog - CoS 1 - The graveyard scene - GoF Can't wait to hear your thoughts!
  5. When did you first read the series? How old were you? Did you read them in order? Before or after the movies? I first read the books when Prizoner of Azkaban was released on DVD. After watching the film i was overly eager to find out what happend next! I just hated the wait between the rest of the series in order to read the last book.
  6. A question that I'm sure will have some fantastic and creative answers... Many characters in the Harry Potter movies were taken away from us. But who do you feel was the absolute worst to read or watch? And as a side note; who of them didn't deserve it? 50pts to the most creative answers.
  7. Is there anything in the Harry Potter films that you like more than in the books? As a Muggle, is there any parts or particular scenes in the movies that you like more than in the books? I personally watched the films before reading the books, but I've loved finding out more in depth explanations. I might speak for a few people here, but as the Prisoner of Azkaban is my favourite in the series I loved reading about the Marauder's Map. I'm not very good at imaginging what things look like within my head so to be able to see what it looks like in the films was a piece of art. So, what's your favourite part/s........
  8. What are your favourite scenes in the Harry Potter films? One of mine (as I have many) is the Mirror of Erised; probably one of the best scenes for me out of the whole series. There are a very few scenes where we get to see Harry’s parents and the emotions on Harry’s face, his longing for his parents. The way his mother Lily, looks at him, the way he stretches his hand to hold her, the way she smiles lovingly at him. What's yours?
  9. This is a long post to come to the eventual question of Do You Have a favourite Harry Potter track? So feel free to skip over my essay if you'd like. In recent years I've come to really appreciate how non-diegetic sound (usually a score or track played over the action, but not part of the action) can shape a film. I think a good score can make a film, whilst a bad score can break it. I'll only be talking about the score on the original films, as I've listened to these a lot more than the Fantastic Beast films, or Cursed Child play (but I can do a post on those if it's interesting enough). For the most part I'll try to refer to the With Harry Potter, I think for the most part, the scores composed by John Williams (1-3), Patrick Doyle (4) the few tracks from James Buckle, Steve Claydon and Jarvis Cocker in GoF, Nicholas Hooper (5-6) and Alexandre Desplat (7-8) are overwhelmingly positive with their placement in the films. They don't overwhelm you, nor do they feel forced. Each piece has been carefully composed and constructed to fit the scene, the plot, and build the atmosphere. I don't know much about music composition, but finding myself coming back to film scores time and time again, I got thinking... In college, the OOTP soundtrack was my favourite, and I'd listen to that most out of the films. I thought the Fireworks track was particularly effective for the scene, which Hooper later built on for Weasley Stomp in HBP. However, that was never my favourite track on them. It was always Umbridge Spoils a Beautiful Morning, for being so effective I could visualise the scene. It didn't matter where I was, I could always see the sequence playing. Now, almost five years on, I've realised that I have favourites for a completely different reason. I still love Fireworks and Weasley Stomp, part due to the significance they have in my Film Studies Journey. However, my favourite album is the Philosopher's Stone. There are several motifs (repeated moments) that make John Williams tracks so identifiable, and each track feels like it's made for just listening to, as well as accompanying whatever is on screen. Mr Longbottom Flies is so iconic (I have a story attached to this track, so let me know if you want to hear it), Harry's Wondrous Wold, Prologue and Hedwig's theme are such a staple across all the films. However, it's Diagon Alley and the Gringotts Vault that makes me smile, and I think it's just the transition from Diagon Alley to Gringott's that I really love and appreciate, and sets the tone for the rest of the film - fantastical, but slightly darker underneath the wondrous first impression of magic. To conclude this essay, I'll leave you with my three favourite tracks (although if you've read this, you can probably guess them.) Diagon Alley and the Gringotts Vault - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - John Williams. Weasley Stomp - Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince - Nicholas Hooper. Umbridge Spoils a Beautiful Morning - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Nicholas Hooper. Do you have any favourite tracks from the films? Or overall album? I'd love to see which ones you enjoy the most!
  10. Small Moments in the Films You've Noticed TL;DR: Are there any small moments you've noticed rewatching the films? A lot of film teachers I've had, and other film students I've spoken to, whenever you rewatch a film you always notice something different. I had a film lecturer mention to their first year class at uni about a story I told her. I was rewatching Pan's Labyrinth for my coursework, and I noticed little motifs of the faun and the more adult themes that I hadn't noticed before. One of the students in her class said, 'I've already watched La La Land, so why do I have to watch it again?' It's just a moment that stuck with me, and even with the Harry Potter films, I've noticed small moments that I may have missed on first, or earlier viewing. Let me take you back to my first year at college. We had to analyse a sequence from a film, and I chose The OWL scene from Order of the Phoenix. I repeatedly watched this scene, and even now I would definitely go back and rewrite the essay (which on a slight tangent, I found yesterday). But what I noticed is the dialogue between the twins, which is almost drowned out by the fireworks and the Fireworks score playing over it. One of the twins (I think it's Fred) says, before releasing the dragon, Fred: Ready when you are. It took me a good seven or eight listens to hear it, and it's so subtle but works so well with the scene. Like it's all pre-planned except the grand finale. But I love how it's just inserted, like amidst all the chaos, they are still the ones to pull it all off. What are some moments you've seen from the films that maybe you didn't on your first few watches? I'd love to know. I'll share another one mine on this thread soon.
  11. Hey everyone! With J.K.Rowling every so often adding to the Harry Potter canon, I wanted to know if there were any parts of the canon you wish would be expanded upon. Even the reveal about how the plumbing system came to be asks more questions than it answers - for example, how did the plumbers not question how big the pipes are? Where does the waste go? Why does it seem like the bathrooms are in the most random of places? One of the questions I want answered is: What actually constitutes under age magic and how it's reported? The book canon implies one thing, but the films seem to make it completely different - Just look at how many times Hermione fixes Harry's glasses outside of school time. Does environment have something to do with it? What about accidental magic? Is it intentional magic that makes it under age? I have so many questions about it. What are some of your unanswered canon questions that you wish would be answered? I'd love to get a discussion going about them.
  12. The Harry Potter directors took the movies in different directions over the years capturing the magic of the books. What film in the series do you believe was able to really capture the heart of the books, despite a restrictive run time? Would you've sat through a 3+ hour film?
  13. All 8 Harry Potter Films Coming To NETFLIX 15th January 2019 Calling all witches and wizards, on January 15th it's time to go back to Hogwarts All eight films will appear on the platform on 15th January, for all of its subscribers in Australia & NewZealand. The news was announced via Twitter with the simple message: “ Calling all witches and wizards, on January 15th it's time to go back to Hogwarts ". Unfortunately the series will only be shown on Netflix Australia & Netflix NewZealand ONLY - Sorry USA, Canada and sorry to the rest of us in the UK too! It’s not the first time Harry Potter has been rumored for release on Netflix. The last big wave came in October when Netflix in France announced it would be streaming the franchise in November 2018. Many news outlets didn’t look very hard into the detail here and decided that everyone is getting the franchise. The main reason as to why the Harry Potter series isn’t coming to Netflix is simply down to licensing rights. In the US, UK and Canada the rights are most likely either unobtainable or far too expensive for Netflix to purchase.
  14. All 8 Harry Potter Films Coming To NETFLIX - 1 November 2018 All eight films will appear on the platform on November 1, for all of its subscribers. The news was announced via Twitter with the simple message: “That’s magic". Unfortunately the series will only be shown on Netflix FRANCE & Netflix BELGIUM - Sorry USA and sorry to the rest of us in the UK too!
  15. ITV will be showing all the Harry Potter films starting this Saturday for 8 weeks. Every spell, every charm, every potion, more incantation, divination, disapparition and transfiguration than you can shake a stick at! Every curse, hex and jinx! Each bewitchment, engorgement, allurement, enchantment! All the dark arts, dark marks, evil-eyes, mad-eyes! Every pensieve, portkey, parseltongue and patronus! Every bit of magic! Every Harry Potter in the legendary series in order over 8 weeks every Saturday on ITV! Starting with Harry Potter and The Philosopher Stone, Saturday 8th September at 5:50pm.
  16. The Magic Is All Here in the Complete 8-Film Collection. The collection includes Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone™, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™, Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix™, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ - Part 1, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ - Part 2 . £29.99 To Buy: https://play.google.com/store/movies/details/Harry_Potter_Complete_Collection?id=V0d9uqreVZQ
  17. Harry Potter Collection: All 8 Harry Potter films to own - Rakuten - £12.99 This promotion includes the complete Harry Potter collection in HD to own Offer valid until 01/04/2018 at 23:59:00 or the first 1000 purchases This collection includes: Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban Harry Potter and the goblet of fire Harry Potter and the order of the phoenix Harry Potter and the half-blood prince Harry Potter and the deathly hallows - Part 1 Harry Potter and the deathly hallows - Part 2 To buy: https://campaigns.rakuten.tv/uk/uk-harry-potter-1-8-bundle?wktv_code=2133
  18. Special Offer at Amazon Product Description The Complete 8-Film Collection (16-discs): Year 1: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - The magical adventure begins when Harry Potter is to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Year 2: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Cars fly, trees attack and a mysterious house-elf warns Harry of great danger as he returns for his second year. Year 3: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Harry must confront soul-sucking Dementors, outsmart a werewolf and learn the truth about the escaped prisoner of Azkaban - Sirius Black. Year 4: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Harry must overcome a deadly dragon, fierce water demons and an enchanted maze only to find himself in the cruel grasp of He Who Must Not Be Named. Year 5: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - When few believe that Lord Voldemort has returned, Harry must secretly train his friends for the wizarding war ahead. Year 6: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - As Lord Voldemort tightens his grip on both Muggle and wizarding worlds, Harry and Dumbledore work to find the key to unlock Voldemort's defenses. Year 7 - Part 1: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 - Harry, Ron and Hermione set out to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort's power - the Horcruxes. On their own and on the run, the three must rely on one another more than ever...but Dark Forces threaten to tear them apart. Year 7 - Part 2: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 - In the epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort. It all ends here. Blu-ray + UV Copy https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01C45OD6K £29.95
  19. Harry Potter 8 Film - 4K Ultra HD Boxset Blu-ray (FLASH SALE) £72 - WAS - £79.99 SAVE 10% - ZAVI Product Description YEAR 1 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: The magical adventure begins when Harry Potter is invited to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. YEAR 2 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Cars fly, trees attack and a mysterious house-elf warns Harry of great danger as he returns for his second year. YEAR 3 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Harry must confront soul-sucking Dementors, outsmart a werewolf and learn the truth about the escaped prisoner of Azkaban – Sirius Black. YEAR 4 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Harry must overcome a deadly dragon, fierce water demons and an enchanted maze only to find himself in the cruel grasp of He Who Must Not Be Named. YEAR 5 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: When few believe that Lord Voldemort has returned, Harry must secretly train his friends for the wizarding war ahead. YEAR 6 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: As Lord Voldemort tightens his grip on both Muggle and wizarding worlds, Harry and Dumbledore work to find the key to unlock Voldemort’s defenses. YEAR 7 – Part 1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Harry, Ron and Hermione set out to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort’s power – the Horcruxes. The three must rely on one another more than ever...but Dark Forces threaten to tear them apart. YEAR 7 – Part 2 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2: In the epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort. It all ends here. Includes the complete 8-Part Documentary Series ‘Creating the World of Harry Potter’. https://www.zavvi.com/blu-ray/harry-potter-8-film-4k-ultra-hd-boxset/11540504.html Extra 10% off - Add FLASH10 Simply add FLASH10 at the basket and the discount will be applied.
  20. Harry Potter Complete Movie Collection 4K UHD £39.99 on iTunes (Save: 50%, was: £79.99) Product Description YEAR 1 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: The magical adventure begins when Harry Potter is invited to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. YEAR 2 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Cars fly, trees attack and a mysterious house-elf warns Harry of great danger as he returns for his second year. YEAR 3 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Harry must confront soul-sucking Dementors, outsmart a werewolf and learn the truth about the escaped prisoner of Azkaban – Sirius Black. YEAR 4 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Harry must overcome a deadly dragon, fierce water demons and an enchanted maze only to find himself in the cruel grasp of He Who Must Not Be Named. YEAR 5 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: When few believe that Lord Voldemort has returned, Harry must secretly train his friends for the wizarding war ahead. YEAR 6 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: As Lord Voldemort tightens his grip on both Muggle and wizarding worlds, Harry and Dumbledore work to find the key to unlock Voldemort’s defenses. YEAR 7 – Part 1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Harry, Ron and Hermione set out to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort’s power – the Horcruxes. The three must rely on one another more than ever...but Dark Forces threaten to tear them apart. YEAR 7 – Part 2 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2: In the epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort. It all ends here. Please Note: To view the films in 4K UHD it’ll show the highest resolution available on your device (if supported). 4K currently only available with the latest 4K Apple TV. However you can still view them in HD too, just something to keep in mind. iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/movie-collection/harry-potter-complete-collection/id776215550#
  21. Harry Potter has had a huge impact on today’s generation for those who’ve grown up reading and watching these books and films. Which movies or books have made a biggest impact on you? We'd love to hear your experiences! Have the books/movies helped you through a bad time, maybe they just bring you joy?

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