Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Film Scenes

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The Harry Potter films are one of the biggest and most successful franchises in the world. The eight part film series came to a thrilling and exhilarating end in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two directed by David Yates. The film uses all of its resources, not just acting but cinematography, editing, and music as well, to keep the viewer engaged and at the edge of their seats as the culminating battle of the series unfolds before their eyes. While the film certainly succeeds in keeping its audience excited and engaged it does not succeed on all fronts. Much of the meaning imbued in the original novel by J. K. Rowling is lost in the fast paced, fervent, and action packed film. This is abundantly clear at the climax of the film, the final face-off between Harry and Voldemort. The cinematography of this scene is not just picturesque but industrious. It is clear that every aspect of every shot is deliberate from framing to depth of field. These choices not only serve to keep us focused on the intended subject, a necessity with all the chaos taking place on screen, but also to heighten the viewers emotions. A shot of Harry, framed at the end of a long corridor …show more content…
The film succeeds as a blockbuster; it is exciting, engaging, and generally fun to watch. It stays reasonably loyal to the events of its source material, yet where it falls short is in the heart of it. What makes the Harry Potter series special is its layers, and the film captures only the top most one. Not to be belittled it does that beautifully. Breathing excitement into the books almost anticlimactic final stand off. In conclusion, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is good and effective movie, however, it is important to remember that film and novels are two very different mediums and what may truly shine in one may not be so successful in the

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