I was obviously not the only one who looked back at the Harry Potter films this summer. I read some other interesting retrospectives and wanted to share them.
The most thorough retrospective I found was “Slant” Magazine’s “Week with a wizard”. Author Ted Pigeon examines each film in a separate blog entry with film scholarly expertise – and comes to many similar conclusions as me and my interviewees. There is no easy way to link to the series, so here are the individual blog entries:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
A friend pointed me to a more humourous take at the “Guardian”, where Charlie Lyne sat through a marathon viewing of all but the last film.
And then there is my favourite one: Matt Zoller Seitz sitting down with his teenage daughter. They mostly discuss the last film, but also try to look at the larger picture of what the Harry Potter movies did for the Potter generation, something I was very interested in in my podcast series.
If you find any other good Potter Retrospectives, be sure to point them out in the comments.