FADE IN INT. Hogwarts - Year One
DANIEL RADCLIFFE meets his supporting cast.
I’m going to be a wizard!
Live vicariously through me,
children whose imagination is
currently being trampled!
I’m an obnoxious wimp.
I always look like I’m shitting hot lava!
I’m a snob, but the series needs
a girl, so get used to me!
A professor tries to kill DANIEL
Wow, I though Alan Rickman
was the bad guy! Never judge
a book by it’s cover, kids!
Suddenly DANIEL is rescued by a spell his dead mother cast.
+Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, 2001
Fresh faced child actors, veteren British actors and Christopher Columbus directing, what could possibly go wrong?
Well, not a lot apparently. The acting’s great as is the cinematography and the story pretty much follows the novel.
The story begins with baby Harry being left on his Aunt Petunia (Fiona Shaw) and Uncle Vernon’s (Richard Griffith’s) doorstep. 10 years later he’s living a hellish life, until giant Hagrid (Robbie Coltrane) drops by and tells him ‘Yeh’re a wizzad ‘Arry!’
Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) goes to special wizzard school and makes friends with full wizard, Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) and after antics with a troll, Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) and enemies with Draco Malfoy (Tom Felton) and Professor Snape (Alan Rickman).
This is most certainly a fun filled family friendly film.
‘Troll! In the dungeon! Thought you ought to know!’
Movie Montage of the Day: With less than 50 days to go until HP7 part II hits theaters, YouTuber Genrocks of Filmography 2010 fame employs her unique editing skills to take a pensieve look back at a decade of Harry Potter films in a special retrospective featuring clips from all eight films set to a mashup of dredg and John Williams’ “Hedwig’s Theme.”
[thanks loser bytes!]
And so, with the help of Rod Hilton and Total Film, issue 181, we shall provide you with a quick recap of each film…
I will also be reviewing each film, and reblogging a selection of Potter related gifs and images.