About two and a half months ago, I got it into my head that I was going to read all seven books of the Harry Potter series before Part One of Book 7 released into movie theaters. I’m not sure why, exactly. I hadn’t read any of the books before seeing the previous six films, so why? Not to mention, that was a lot of reading to take on in a short amount of time. However, I managed to pull it off (with a little audio book help from YouTube user PresidentSuperman193). And last night, George and I went to the midnight premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part One.
With pre-purchased tickets, we arrived at the theater four hours before the movie would start. We waited in a crowd—an ocean, rather—of Harry Potters, Ron Weasleys, Hermione Grangers, Neville Longbottoms, Luna Lovegoods, and we even caught glimpse of Draco Malfoy, Professor Trelawney, and Dolores Umbridge! You had to get there that early just for decent seats which George and I required for an amazing experience.
And it WAS. It was AMAZING. It is rare that I can say anything is worth waiting four hours. But this was worth every second. The book to movie transition was masterfully executed and I cannot wait to see what they do with Part Two, the final movie. Plus, I’ll add that from a photographer’s perspective, the artistic aspect of the movie was beautiful. I was visually captivated the entire time, loving the use of light and imagery with every scene.
If you’ve read the books or you’ve seen the movies, tell me—what do you love about the series? And if the Sorting Hat was placed on your head, which House would you be in?
I hope everyone has fun plans for this weekend. Here in Seattle, it’s getting colder by the day! We’re even expecting snow flurries in the next few days! Which will be fun, as me and my friends from Geneva Diane Designs, LaBelle Reve, Pacific Artistry, and Sweetness Catering have a collaboration shoot to do on Sunday, which is taking place OUTSIDE. Wish us luck!
Happy Friday, everyone!