Harry Potter fans just know they love the record-breaking series of books. But everyone from academics to mythologists, classicists to historians, and literary critics to, well, geeks have a special “template” they perceive at the heart of the tale. From positing Albus Dumbledore as the infamous Richard III to taking us aloft the scaly back of St. George’s dragon, here are five of our top takes on what’s going on behind the scenes in the Harry Potter narratives.
Eight films and $2 billion later, a poignant send-off for 'the boy who lived.'
Since 1997, the adventures of Harry Potter have not only entertained, but also shaped the morals and attitudes of a generation. Will Harry Potter's impact remain afloat after tomorrow's release of the final movie, 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2'?
Ten of the best moments from the Harry Potter books and films.
The Harry Potter movies come to an end on July 15 with the eighth film in the series,"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2." How well you really remember the seven that came before? Take our quiz and see!
Visual Effects Supervisor Tim Burke discusses the ‘very, very good’ 3D in ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,’ as well as the final scene at King’s Cross. 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2' will please those wary of 3D and the quality of the film.
'We were actually pleased with what it turned out to be,' said one Connecticut teen of the future Pottermore website. Author J.K. Rowling revealed her plans for the Harry Potter fan site Thursday.
Daniel Radcliffe (right) has been the face of Harry Potter – 'the boy who lived' – ever since 'Harry Potter' movie No. 1, 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone,' was released in 2001. At left Radcliffe is shown in a scene from movie No. 6, 'Harry Potter the Half-Blood Prince.'