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The Casual Vacancy The Crimes of Grindelwald , also wrote. The Casual Vacancy Strike —present. Retrieved from " https: Views Read Edit View history. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote. But he expressed real passion. All the directors have been supportive of each other. Steve Kloves wrote the screenplays for all but the fifth film, which was penned by Michael Goldenberg.
Kloves had direct assistance from J. Rowling, though she allowed him what he described as "tremendous elbow room". Rowling asked Kloves to remain faithful to the spirit of the books; thus, the plot and tone of each film and its corresponding book are virtually the same, albeit with some changes and omissions for purposes of cinematic style, time, and budget constraints.
Michael Goldenberg also received input from Rowling during his adaptation of the fifth novel; Goldenberg was originally considered to adapt the first novel before the studio chose Kloves. In a interview, David Heyman briefly explained the book-to-film transition. He commented on Rowling's involvement in the series, stating that she understood that "books and films are different" and was "the best support" a producer could have.
Rowling had overall approval on the scripts, which were viewed and discussed by the director and the producers. Heyman also said that Kloves was the "key voice" in the process of adapting the novels and that certain aspects from the books needed to have been excluded from the scripts due to the filmmakers' decision to keep the main focus on Harry's journey as a character, which would ultimately give the films a defined structure.
Heyman mentioned that some fans "don't necessarily understand the adaptation process" and that the filmmakers would have loved to "have everything" from the books in the films but noted that it was not possible since they had "neither time nor cinematic structure" to do so. He finished by saying that adapting a novel to the screen is "a really considered process. Because the films were being made as the novels were being published, the filmmakers had no idea of the story's outcome until the release of the final novel in Kloves spoke of his relationship with Rowling when adapting the novels by saying, "The thing is about Jo, which is remarkable for someone who had no experience with the filmmaking process, was her intuition.
We had a conversation the very first day I met her where she said, 'I know the movies can't be the books But I just ask you to be true to the characters; that's all I care about. My favourite character is Hermione. Richard Harris , who played the role of Professor Albus Dumbledore , died on 25 October causing the role to be re-cast for the third instalment, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. The series has seen many returning crew members from various departments, including Tim Burke , visual effects supervisor; Peter Doyle, digital film colourist; Nick Dudman , make-up and creature effects designer; David Holmes , stunt double; Amanda Knight , make-up artist; Stephenie McMillan , set designer; Greg Powell , stunt coordinator; Jany Temime, costume designer; and Fiona Weir , casting director.
The production designer for all eight films is Stuart Craig. Because the novels were being published as the films were being made, Craig was required to rebuild some sets for future films and alter the design of Hogwarts. He said, "In the early days, every time you saw the exterior of Hogwarts, it was a physical miniature," which was made by craftsmen and occupied a large sound stage.
The [Astronomy Tower] definitely wasn't there originally, and so we were able to add that substantial piece. And in the last film, we needed an arena for the battle for Hogwarts — the big courtyard outside doubled in size, and if you look at the first movie it wasn't there at all.
There were quite some liberties taken with the continuity of Hogwarts. On the method of creating the sets, Craig said he often started by sketching ideas onto a blank sheet of paper. Rowling's descriptions of various settings in the novels, Craig noted his "responsibility was to place it together".
Craig commented on his experience working in the studio environment: I would take my roughs and plans and sections and give them to a professional architectural illustrator, who would create concept art using pencil and colour wash on watercolour paper.
When filming of the series was completed, some of Craig's sets had to be rebuilt or transported for them to be displayed at the Warner Bros. Six directors of photography worked on the series: Delbonnel was considered to return for both parts of Deathly Hallows , but he declined, stating that he was "scared of repeating" himself.
As the series progressed, each cinematographer faced the challenge of shooting and lighting older sets which had been around since the first few films in unique and different ways. Michael Seresin commented on the change of visual style from the first two films to Prisoner of Azkaban: This decision was kept for the two-part Deathly Hallows with Eduardo Serra, who said that he preferred to work with film because it was "more technically accurate and dependable".
Because the majority of Deathly Hallows takes place in various settings away from Hogwarts, David Yates wanted to "shake things up" by using different photographic techniques such as using hand-held cameras and very wide camera lenses. You have to know what is being captured — colours, contrast, et cetera — with mathematical precision.
Along with continuous changes in cinematographers, there have been five film editors to work in post-production on the series: The Harry Potter series has had four composers. John Williams scored the first three films: However, the second entry was adapted and conducted by William Ross due to Williams's conflicting commitments.
Williams also created Hedwig's Theme , which is used in every film in the series. After Williams left the series to pursue other projects, Patrick Doyle scored the fourth entry, Goblet of Fire , which was directed by Mike Newell , with whom Doyle had worked previously.
Hooper also composed the soundtrack to Half-Blood Prince but decided not to return for the final films. Pope commented that the music "reminds one of the old days. Director David Yates stated that he wanted John Williams to return to the series for the final installment, but their schedules did not align due to the urgent demand for a rough cut of the film.
Doyle, Hooper, and Desplat introduced their own personal themes to their respective soundtracks, while keeping a few of John Williams's themes. There have been many visual effects companies to work on the Harry Potter series.
The latter three have worked on all the films in the series, while Double Negative and Rising Sun Pictures began their commitments with Prisoner of Azkaban and Goblet of Fire , respectively. Framestore contributed by developing many memorable creatures and sequences to the series. On the first film, all the complicated visual effects were done on the [US] west coast. But on the second, we took a leap of faith and gave much of what would normally be given to Californian vendors to UK ones.
They came up trumps. Every facility is fully booked, and that wasn't the case before Harry Potter. On 12 June , filming of the Deathly Hallows — Part 1 and Deathly Hallows — Part 2 was completed with actor Warwick Davis stating on his Twitter account, "The end of an Era — today is officially the last day of principal photography on 'Harry Potter' — ever.
I feel honoured to be here as the director shouts cut for the very last time. The filming was completed on 21 December , marking the official closure of filming the Harry Potter franchise. Rowling 's official website revealed the title of the final novel in the series — Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Harry Potter is an orphaned boy brought up by his unkind Muggle non-magical aunt and uncle. At the age of eleven, half-giant Rubeus Hagrid informs him that he is actually a wizard and that his parents were murdered by an evil wizard named Lord Voldemort. Voldemort also attempted to kill one-year-old Harry on the same night, but his killing curse mysteriously rebounded and reduced him to a weak and helpless form. Harry became extremely famous in the Wizarding World as a result.
Harry begins his first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and learns about magic. During the year, Harry and his friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger become entangled in the mystery of the Philosopher's Stone which is being kept within the school. Harry, Ron, and Hermione return to Hogwarts for their second year, which proves to be more challenging than the last.
The Chamber of Secrets has been opened, leaving students and ghosts petrified by an unleashed monster. Harry must face up to claims that he is the heir of Salazar Slytherin founder of the Chamber , learn that he can speak Parseltongue , and also discover the properties of a mysterious diary, only to find himself trapped within the Chamber of Secrets itself.
Harry Potter's third year sees the boy wizard, along with his friends, attending Hogwarts School once again. Harry learns more about his past and his connection with the escaped prisoner.
During Harry's fourth year, Hogwarts plays host to a legendary event: Three European schools participate in the tournament, with three 'champions' representing each school in the deadly tasks.
However, curiously, Harry's name is also produced from the Goblet thus making him a fourth champion, which results in a terrifying encounter with a reborn Lord Voldemort.
Harry's fifth year begins with him being attacked by Dementors in Little Whinging. Later, he finds out that the Ministry of Magic is in denial of Lord Voldemort's return.
Harry is also beset by disturbing and realistic nightmares, while Professor Umbridge , a representative of Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge , is the new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher. Harry becomes aware that Voldemort is after a prophecy which reveals: The rebellion involving the students of Hogwarts, secret organisation Order of the Phoenix , the Ministry of Magic, and the Death Eaters begins.
Headmaster Albus Dumbledore persuades his old friend Horace Slughorn to return to Hogwarts as a professor as there is a vacancy to fill. There is a more important reason, however, for Slughorn's return. While in a Potions lesson, Harry takes possession of a strangely annotated school textbook, inscribed 'This is the property of the Half-Blood Prince'. Draco Malfoy struggles to carry out a deed presented to him by Voldemort. Meanwhile, Dumbledore and Harry secretly work together to discover the method on how to destroy the Dark Lord once and for all.
After unexpected events at the end of the previous year, Harry, Ron, and Hermione are entrusted with a quest to find and destroy Lord Voldemort's secret to immortality — the Horcruxes. It is supposed to be their final year at Hogwarts, but the collapse of the Ministry of Magic and Voldemort's rise to power prevents them from attending. The trio undergo a long journey with many obstacles in their path including Death Eaters, Snatchers, the mysterious Deathly Hallows , and Harry's connection with the Dark Lord's mind becoming ever stronger.
After destroying one Horcrux and discovering the significance of the three Deathly Hallows, Harry, Ron and Hermione continue to seek the other Horcruxes in an attempt to destroy Voldemort, who has now obtained the powerful Elder Wand. The Dark Lord discovers Harry's hunt for Horcruxes and launches an attack on Hogwarts School, where the trio return for one last stand against the dark forces that threaten the Wizarding and Muggle worlds.
The rights for the first four novels in the series were sold to Warner Bros. After the release of the fourth book in July , the first film, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone , was released on 16 November The succeeding three motion picture adaptations followed suit in financial success, while garnering positive reviews from fans and critics. The final novel, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows , was split into two cinematic parts: Part 1 was released on 19 November , and Part 2 , the conclusion to both the final film and the series, was released on 15 July However, Part 2 was released in 2D and 3D cinemas as originally planned.
All the films have been a success financially and critically, making the franchise one of the major Hollywood "tent-poles" akin to James Bond , Star Wars , Indiana Jones and Pirates of the Caribbean. The series is noted by audiences for growing visually darker and more mature as each film was released. Some also feel the series has a "disjointed" feel due to the changes in directors, as well as Michael Gambon's interpretation of Albus Dumbledore differing from that of Richard Harris.
Rowling has been constantly supportive of the films,    and evaluated Deathly Hallows as her favourite one in the series. She wrote on her website of the changes in the book-to-film transition, "It is simply impossible to incorporate every one of my storylines into a film that has to be kept under four hours long. Obviously films have restrictions — novels do not have constraints of time and budget; I can create dazzling effects relying on nothing but the interaction of my own and my readers' imaginations".
Special awards "are given to outstanding achievements in the moving image that do not fit into AFI's criteria for the other honorees. Rowling to come to life on the silver screen.
The collective wizardry of an epic ensemble gave us the gift of growing older with Harry, Ron and Hermione as the magic of Hogwarts sprung from the films and into the hearts and minds of Muggles around the world.
Six of the eight films were nominated for a total of 12 Academy Awards. Some critics, fans, and general audiences have expressed disappointment that the Harry Potter series did not win any Oscars for its achievements.
However, others have pointed out that certain films in the series had uneven reviews, in contrast to the three films of The Lord of the Rings , for example, which were all critically acclaimed. This has been partially attributed to the Harry Potter franchise going through several directors with their own styles in contrast to the Lord of the Rings trilogy, which was filmed in one massive undertaking by the same director, writer, and producer.
Although not successful at the Oscars, the Harry Potter series has gained success in many other award ceremonies, including the annual Saturn Awards and Art Directors Guild Awards. Eduardo Serra 's cinematography and Stuart Craig 's production design were also nominated in various award ceremonies, and David Yates attained his second win at the Empire Awards, this time for Best Fantasy Film.
He also obtained another Best Director nomination at the annual Saturn Awards, which also saw the film gain a Best Fantasy Film nomination. Without adjusting for inflation, this is higher than the first 22 James Bond films and the six films in the Star Wars franchise. The Harry Potter films and their success have been retrospectively considered to have had a significant impact on the film industry.
They are cited as having helped redefine the Hollywood blockbuster in the 21st century by initiating a shift toward established media franchises forming the basis of successful films.
In the wake of the final film's release, Claudia Puig of USA Today wrote that the films "inspired every major studio to try to capture [its] alchemic formula, spawning a range of copycats and wannabes" and "also have shown Hollywood how to make a glossy blockbuster with an eye toward keeping costs down. Mockingjay — Parts 1 and 2 , and Avengers: Infinity War and its sequel Avengers: The films are also widely credited with singlehandedly signalling the popularity of films based on children's and young adult literature in the s and s, correlating with the book series' own literary influence.
Costance Grady and Aja Romano, commenting on the whole Harry Potter franchise's legacy for Vox in light of its 20th anniversary, wrote that youth-targeted literature has since become "a go-to well of ideas for Hollywood," pointing to the successes of The Twilight Saga and The Hunger Games. The series has spawned a vast volume of fan fiction, with nearly thousand inspired stories catalogued.
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