Course

Harry Potter on Screen

Thursdays, 7 – 28 Feb 2019, 7pm – 8.30pm

Course Information

Price: £50 / £45 conc / £40 Members

Tutors: Cassie Brummitt

Booking Information:
This course will run on Thursdays, 7 Feb – 28 Feb 2019, from 7pm – 8.30pm.
You must be 18 or over to attend.
MyPhoenix Members & Friends – please book in person or phone Box Office (0116 242 2800) to get your member discount.

Description:

After a sell-out one-day course on Harry Potter, we invite you to dive back into the wizarding world and take a closer look at one of the most successful film franchises of all time. We’ll consider themes and elements of the films – such as the films’ cast and crew, adaptation, British identity, and their legacy – and explore the films’ production history.

Basic knowledge of the Harry Potter films is required. This is a course for adults, so attendees must be age 18+.

Week 1:  History, overview, cast and crew
Who were the key figures involved in making the Harry Potter films? What impact did they have?

Week 2:  Harry Potter as a book-to-screen adaptation
How much influence did J.K. Rowling have? What changes were made between the books and the films, and why? Does faithfulness to the books matter?

Week 3:  Harry Potter: Britishness on screen?
How does Harry Potter depict British identity? What makes the films British? Are the Harry Potter films actually British?

Week 4:  The legacy of Harry Potter
How has Harry Potter impacted the film industry and popular culture? What’s happened to Harry Potter since Harry Potter?

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