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Same Story, Different Art Form – Guest post by Emily Ann Ward


My husband recently bought me Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 DVD. I have been a Harry Potter fan for ten years, and I diligently waited in midnight release lines for the books. When the movies came out, they one after another disappointed me, but the two Deathly Hallows movies were near perfect for me. The others I could honestly do without. It was mostly movies four, five, and six that made me feel like they were dealing with completely different stories.

I know I shouldn’t be so hard on them. The novel and the film are two completely different art forms. When I was fifteen, I was the fan who was upset they left this scene out or messed that scene up or gave this line to that character. Today I realize that we’re dealing with two media forms that are nearly opposites.

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