Gah! The bitter sweetness of the Harry Potter series….
When the final book came out, it was amazing. Mugglenet called it a “summer to remember,” and much of the HP Fandom has dubbed Summer 2007 to “The Summer of Harry Potter,” it’ll probably be forever known as that in literature and film history – and I don’t think I’m, exaggerating at all when I say that. The release of the final Harry Potter book was a literary achievement, recognized not just in America or Britain (Ha! Take that Stephanie), but globally – through the entire world. Harry Potter is the 12th in the most sold books, lagging behind items such as the Bible, the Torah, and The Book of Momron (squee! That’s cool, BoM beats Harry Potter). But we have to remember that these book shave been around for hundreds of years, and it took that long for them to get their respective spots on the list, where Harry Potter has been around for ten years. The movie was also praised in the film society as OotP marked Harry Potter as the most successful movie lineup since Star Wars (in fact, I think it surpassed Star Wars, I’ll have to check)….
The night of July 20th, thousands of people flocked to the book stores and when the clock hit midnight, the secrets and the story that most of us have been waiting for, for years (myself, seven years :D), were revealed. For many of us, this was like: OMG! FINALLY! But at the same time, Aww…. It’s over.
Well, now, we can see that and compare it to the movies. The last few items that we wait for are the Half-Blood Prince and Deathly Hallows films, the Musical (that was confirmed, right? Correct me if I’m wrong on that one), the Theme Park (that I will probably never attend :,C ), and the “Scottish Book,” aka, The Encyclopedia.
The Harry Potter films will total in eight! OMG! We have an extra thing to look for. Tomorrow, Warner Bros. makes that official announcement that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two will be hitting theaters November 2010 and July 2011.
This. is. so. cool.
We get the extra thing that we’ve been waiting for, and on top of that, they plan to put EVERYTHING into the film – NOTHING GETS LEFT OUT!! Thus, the decision on this entire thing.
Cool, yes, but bittersweet for myself, as I’ll be on my mission, MIGHT get to see Part One in theaters. 🙁
Not that I don’t want to go on my mission – because I TOTALLY DO – more than seeing Harry Potter! *Pause for collective gasps* But I am sad that I will miss it, but life goes on.
By the by, David Yates seems to be loved by Warner Bros. as they put him as Director for Half-Blood Prince after Order of the Phoenix, and he is doing the final two as well. This could very well mean that Nicholas Hooper will be composing the final two scores of the movies, as he did it for OotP, and Yates put him on for Half-Blood Prince as well. I like Nicholas Hooper, but I kinda wish John Williams would finish it with a BANG!
Btw, I’m sending the manuscript for Space Dog over to Mrs. Calahan, so she’ll get it done soon! 🙂