I’ve had July 15th marked off on my calendar since last fall. Typically only weddings get to stay on my calendar for that long, but this? This was a big deal too. Today is the day that they very last Harry Potter movie comes out and I wasn’t going to miss it for anything. I put off jumping on the HP bandwagon for YEARS, but eventually I finally gave in and picked up the book and I’ve been hooked ever since. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is a book that I could (and lets be honest, WILL) read over and OVER again and never get sick of it. I laugh at the same parts, and always without fail end up in hysterics at the end ever. single. time! The creativity of JK Rowling never ceases to amaze me and I can’t even imagine how she dreamed up this whole different world and wove all of the pieces together over 7 books! One of the interviews I saw with the cast, they mentioned how Harry Potter has now become just as recognizable a name and character as someone like Mickey Mouse, which is crazy to think about, yet completely true!
I’ve been on a Harry Potter kick all week, going back and watching all the past 7 movies with the McCawleys who were visiting from Florida (more on that next week!) and watching all the behind the scenes clips on youtube! They are SO interesting to me to see the cast actually filming these scenes and then how they play out in the film! If I could walk around on any set and watch the filming, it would be this one, so I have been so enthralled by all these behind the scenes clips! Here’s one of my favorites:
While I have a ton of favorite lines throughout all the books/films, I’ll leave you with one of my favorites that Harry says at the very end to some of his favorite people…
“You’ll stay with me?’ ‘Until the very end,’ said James.”
Here’s to those who have stuck with Harry until the very end! :0) Happy Friday! Enjoy the movie!