This past Saturday, I took my girlfriend Lindsay to see the epic conclusion of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II. Unfortunately, there were some people attending who thought it was a wise idea to bring their significant other to the last movie of the franchise who have never actually read or watched any of the prequels.
In short, she had to whisper plot points throughout the film’s entirety and force me to repeatedly tell them to silence themselves (“Silentium,” ha, I used Latin, which works magic in Potter-land). What they both could have used was a copy of Harry Potter: Film Wizardry–but not the book, the chart-climbing iPad App.
This engaging compendium connects ideas from the books that may have been left out in the movies’ translations–marvelous details that may have been caught on screen, but meant little without hardcover context. Harry Potter: Film Wizardry delivers an enchanting interactive experience, transporting readers to the wizarding world by sharing filmmaking secrets, unpublished photography and artwork and exclusive stories from the stars. As a full-featured App, many details come to life through interactivity, such as the wanted posters of Sirius Black (my favorite character) coming to life.
The experience doesn’t have to end after this movie. Download this App, and re-watch all the movies in new light with an iPad in hand. That should take up a couple more weekends.