Price: £50 / £45 conc / £40 Members
Tutors: Cassie Brummitt
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.
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?