Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling - Paperback Book - The Parent StoreThe film adaptations of Rowling's stories to date have been staggeringly successful at the worldwide box office and also revolutionised franchise filmmaking, pulling off a long-form story across eight films in the space of a decade, before the Marvel Cinematic Universe was a twinkle in Kevin Feige's eye. Without wishing to write a series of one-sided celebrations of the series, the films are well worth revisiting to explore how they were made and how well they hold up now. Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone styled as The Sorcerer's Stone in the United States, both in print and on screen begins with Harry living a miserable existence with his only surviving relatives, the Dursleys, who make him live in the cupboard under the stairs. In the run-up to his 11th birthday, they're plagued by letters addressed to Harry, revealing what turns out to be his hidden heritage of wizardry. But soon enough, an affable half-giant called Hagrid comes along and literally kicks the door down on their deception and Harry is invited to enrol at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Once there, he meets friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, learns the origin of a mysterious lightning shaped scar on his forehead and gets entangled in a mystery involving a magical artefact that grants eternal life.
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And, for the majority of the film, it continues in the spirit of originality and creativity, with new beasts for Newt Scamander Eddie Redmayne to tame and magical delights to be uncovered. What follows is a baffling series of expositional conversations and meaningless connections, dragging The Crimes of Grindelwald down into the murky depths occupied by the Star Wars prequels. In the attempt to adapt the longest Potter book into the shortest Potter film, the rush to maturity looks all the more thorny. That said, there are some bold creative decisions here that save The Deathly Hallows Part II from simply feeling like a procession of notable character deaths, including the decision to relegate some of those deaths to offscreen. In one film, screenwriter Rowling and director Yates were able to establish both a visual and thematic depth to their world that feels equal to the universe of Harry and his friends. The Yule Ball also remains a visual delight. The balance between light and dark provides risk without sacrificing enchantment.
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