It was not difficult to predict that at least the first Harry Potter movies will be successful. The story of the little sorcerer immediately after the release on June 26, 1997, became a most superb seller and confidently located at the top of the readers’ ratings in all corners of the world. The overwhelming success of the screen version was also not long in coming. The first episode, right after the world premiere, took 9th place in the honorary rating of the best movies of all time.
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The largest Hollywood movie company Warner Bros. managed to obtain the rights to movie the books in 1999. At the same time, the author of the novel, J.K. Rowling, set a number of conditions: she takes part in the creation of the series, it is unacceptable to radically change the original text, the shooting takes place in England and only with the involvement of British actors.
The complete list of Harry Potter movies repeats the chronology of the events of the saga and the original titles of its parts. The only digression is that the creators of the franchise had to divide the too-eventful seventh book into two series.
Genre characteristics of movies: family, adventure, heroic fantasy, detective stories, mysticism. Each episode has its own slogan. The logo of the movie is the same as its book counterpart (American edition). Until the third part, it is colored gold. In the future, the filmmakers decided to replace it with a silver one, more in line with the tense atmosphere of the story.
Major milestones in the history of cinematography:
- November 16, 2001, The debut series “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” is widely released. Directed by Chris Columbus. According to critics, the first Harry Potter movie is “an accurate adaptation of the book,” and this is its strength and weakness. The audience received the movie with delight. The tape with the slogan “Travel to your dream” immediately took second place in the box office after “Titanic”.
- 2002 — “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” (directed by Chris Columbus) with the slogan “Evil Returns to Hogwarts.”
- 2004 — “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” (“Everything will change”) directed by Alfonso Cuarón.
- 2005 — “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” (“Dark and Terrible Times Ahead”), directed by Mike Newell. Starting with this episode, the film has an age limit of 13 years. The forces of evil take on frighteningly realistic incarnations, and the struggle becomes not childishly brutal.
- 2007 — “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” (“Only one is destined to survive”). This and the rest of the Harry Potter movies were directed by David Yates in two film formats — 2D and IMAX 3D.
- 2009 — “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” (“The Secret of the Dark Forces Revealed”).
- 2010–2011 — “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” in two episodes (“Danger is everywhere” and “It’s over”). The final event of the first part — Voldemort removes an elder wand from the grave and releases a spell. The last film not only clarifies the concepts of “friend” and “enemy”, but also demonstrates the maturation of the main characters. Their love experiences to the limit exacerbate the intrigue of the plot.
The Harry Potter film franchise, like a literary source, has become a symbol of a generation. Young wizards grew up with millions of their fans.
The series is replete with records and the most incredible facts. For example, psychologists at Lancaster University (UK) analyzed its impact on children aged 4–6 and noted that the screen magic story helps the early development of creative thinking.
Nobody can name the best Harry Potter movie. Each episode has special acting and directorial finds, stunning scenery, witty dialogues, fantastic level of special effects. It was definitely not without magic!