- Jul 13, 2012
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The studio chose the Directors with that intent. Starting off with Chris Columbus then graduating to edgier Directors toward the end. Over the years we ended up buying:It's always interesting seeing someone take and discuss Harry Potter "seriously", and I don't mean that pejoratively. My wife is a huge Harry Potter fan. I mean, we have annual passes to Universal almost exclusively for the Harry Potter theme park. She has a wand and a robe that she will wear when we go there. She has all the books, the movies, and if it's on TV (which it seems to always be), she'll have it on in the background while she's cooking or doing other things. I was very cynical and "too cool" for it when we started dating. In the 10 years since, I've come to enjoy it. I've never read any of the books, but I do genuinely like the movies. They are just fun, playful, and lack the meanness/sarcasm/cynicism that is so prevalent now. And I agree that as the serious progresses, the story becomes more complex with more mature themes. You can literally see it in the movies with the coloring/tone of the filming (not sure what the actual film term is for it, but if you look at pretty much an scene in the Deathly Hallows movies vs. any scene in the Sorcerer's Stone, it's a very different/dark tone in the later movies). For context, we're mid/late 30's and now have a 6-year-old son who loves it, too.
- all the hardcovers (the last four at midnight bookstore release parties as my son was insistent on reading them ASAP)
- all the audio books in CD format in the American releases read by Jim Dale and then later (for my daughter) in the UK versions read by Stephen Fry
- all the movies seen in the theater
- DVDs of all the movies and later the Blu-ray versions
- all the Playstation or PC games
- movie posters for their rooms and numerous HP tchotchkes as Christmas gifts
- probably some stuff I'm missing
I'd like to thing JK owns a really cool watch and wifey and I paid for it indirectly.