Join us in our latest Academic Lesson from the world of magic and intrigue created by author J.K. Rowling as we dive into the literature of the Harry Potter series. Host Keith Hawk is joined with co-host John Granger, the Hogwarts Professor and author of the Deathly Hallows Lectures, as we share insights into the literature series of author J.K. Rowling.
This is Lesson 21 LIVE from MISTI-Con: 'Harry Potter: Book to Screen' as we held our LIVE show as the Keynote Luncheon from the fantastic MISTI-Con Harry Potter fan convention in Laconia, New Hampshire. Host Keith Hawk from MuggleNet is joined with co-host John Granger, the Hogwarts Professor and author of the Deathly Hallows Lectures, and Special Guest Speaker Janet Scott Batchler, Professional Screenwriter, Director, and Professor of Writing at the University of Southern California.
In this show, we analyze the Harry Potter book series to the film adaptations including:
- What does it take to adapt a book to screen?
- Were the Harry Potter films successful at adapting or not?
- Why did we not win any Oscar awards if this is the most successful movie franchise in history?
- How did Chris Columbus establish the success of the franchise?
- You may be surprised at what parts of the film were done well and which were done poorly, AND SO MUCH MORE!
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Posted by Keith
05-12-2013 at 3:30 PM