Harry Potter

Topics: Harry Potter, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Pages: 22 (8066 words) Published: January 15, 2013
Harry Potter|

Harry Potter: Complete 8-Film Collection on Blu-ray (2011)| Produced by| David Heyman|
Based on| Harry Potter series byJ. K. Rowling|
Starring| Daniel Radcliffe
Rupert Grint
Emma Watson
(See below)|
Studio| Heyday Films|
Distributed by| Warner Bros.|
Release date(s)| 2001–2011|
Country| United Kingdom
United States|
Language| English|
Budget| Total (8 films):
$1,155,000,000|
Box office| Total (8 films):
$7,706,147,978|
The Harry Potter film series is a British-American film series based on the Harry Potter novels by the British author J. K. Rowling. The series is distributed by Warner Bros. and consists of eight fantasy films[1] beginning with Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone(2001) and culminating with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011).[2] It is the highest-grossing film series of all-time in inflation unadjusted dollars, with $7.7 billion in worldwide receipts. Each film is in the list of fifty highest-grossing films of all-time in inflation unadjusted dollars[3] and is a critical success. The series was produced by David Heyman and stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as the three leading characters, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. Four directors worked on the series: Chris Columbus, Alfonso Cuarón,Mike Newell, and David Yates.[4] Production took over ten years to complete, with the main story arc following Harry Potter's quest to overcome his conflict with Lord Voldemort.[5] Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and final novel in the series, was adapted into two feature-length parts.[6] Part 1 was released in November 2010 and Part 2 was released in July 2011.[7][8] Contents  [hide]  * 1 Origins * 1.1 Casting the roles of Harry, Ron and Hermione * 2 Production * 2.1 Directors * 2.2 Scripts * 2.3 Cast and crew * 2.4 Set design * 2.5 Cinematography * 2.6 Editing * 2.7 Music * 2.8 Visual effects * 2.9 Final filming * 3 Plot * 3.1 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001) * 3.2 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) * 3.3 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) * 3.4 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) * 3.5 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) * 3.6 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) * 3.7 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010) * 3.8 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011) * 4 Release * 5 Reaction * 5.1 Critical response * 5.1.1 Review aggregate results * 5.2 Accolades * 5.3 Box office * 5.3.1 All-time ranks * 6 Notes * 7 References * 8 External links| -------------------------------------------------

Origins

David Heyman produced all eight films in the series since securing the film rights in 1999. Late in 1997, film producer David Heyman's London offices received a copy of the first book in what would become Rowling's series of seven Harry Potter novels. The book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, was relegated to a low-priority bookshelf, where it was discovered by a secretary who read it and gave it to Heyman with a positive review. Consequently Heyman, who had originally disliked "the rubbish title", read the book himself. Highly impressed by Rowling's work, he began the process that led to one of the most successful cinematic franchises of all time.[9] Heyman's enthusiasm led to Rowling's 1999 sale of the film rights for the first four Harry Potter books to Warner Bros. for a reported £1 million (US$2,000,000).[10] A demand Rowling made was that the principal cast be kept strictly British, allowing nevertheless for the inclusion of many Irish actors such as Richard Harris as Dumbledore, and for casting of French and Eastern European actors in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Firewhere characters from the book are specified as such.[11] Rowling was hesitant to...

References: Plot
Harry Potter and the Philosopher 's Stone (2001)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Main article: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Main article: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
Main article: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Main article: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)
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