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The latest episodes of “The Secrets of Harry Potter” podcast are #70 “Harry Potter and the Bestiary of Christ Part One” and #71 “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Movie Review.”

You may want to refer to this blog post about the symbolism of the Four Houses of Hogwarts when listening to Episode #70: https://phoenixweasley.wordpress.com/2011/06/19/harry-potter-and-the-bestiary-of-christ-part-one/.  This podcast is a discussion of the symbolism of the lion, eagle, griffin, badger, serpent, and basilisk. This one is definitely one of my favorite episodes that we have recorded this year. 🙂

The movie review (Episode #71) has a spoiler-free overview followed by a spoiler-filled discussion of our  likes, dislikes, and in-depth analysis of their favorite scenes, actors and actresses, and  Alexandre Desplat’s music. It is a really long and very detailed episode.

Listen to “The Secrets of Harry Potter” podcast here: http://harrypotter.sqpn.com/

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Here are some pictures of my favorite moments from the premiere. Daniel, Emma, Rupert, and J. K. Rowling gave very emotional speeches which brought all of them (and all of fandom) to tears. Rupert and Emma were just too cute during all of this!

Rupert Grint: "I love you. I really do."

You can see videos of these speeches here: https://phoenixweasley.wordpress.com/2011/07/07/harry-potter-and-the-deathly-hallows-world-premiere-in-london/.

“No story lives unless someone wants to listen. The stories we love best do live in us forever. So, whether you come back page by page or by the big screen,
Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.” -JK Rowling

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Spoiler warning! This video has additional clips from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 that have not been previously released, including more of the fiendfyre scene, Abeforth at the Hog’s Head, and Neville at Hogwarts. It also features short interviews with Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, and Tom Felton.

 

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Here’s another Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 featurette. This video shows previously unreleased footage from the Fiendfyre scene in the Room of Requirement and the Battle of Hogwarts.

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Watch Helena Bonham Carter playing the part of Emma Watson’s Hermione, pretending to be Bellatrix LeStrange.

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Here’s a link to an early review of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.

http://imstillwandering.blogspot.com/2011/07/harry-potter-and-deathly-hallows-part-2.html

My favorite part of this reviewer’s blog post was:

“I think this film has been the most cinematically beautiful; the performances were grand with many characters, Hermione and Snape in particular, coming into their own, with the only exception in my mind being Ginny. I’m sorry; I’m just not going to be a fan. I’m sure she’s a lovely person, but she just does not fit the part for me, her acting seems quite forced be it down to skill or script, and the chemistry between Harry and Ginny just did not develop, unlike Ron and Hermione’s whose has flourished and grown naturally…. theirs… the kiss… guys… seriously… whoops and hollers; it was bang on lovely, sweet, passionate, giggly…. Lovely.

“90% of the film was satisfying, heart-wrenching, funny, poignant, terrifying, suspenseful, teary, correct in spirit to the novel, visual depictions bang on (the protective spells, the dragon, the piece of Voldemort in the Heavenly King’s Cross… wow).”
 
I really hope this film is as good as this blogger says it is. 12 days left! 🙂

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