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The back story of Harry Potter, which even fans don’t know
  • Lee Hun, cub-reporter
  • 승인 2016.12.06 01:08
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The back story of Harry Potter, which even fans don’t know

1. The Harry Potter series was written thanks to the lateness of a train.
After splitting up with her husband, J.K. Rowling came back to the UK. In 1990, she went on a journey from Manchester to London by train. But the train stopped in the middle of the countryside because of a malfunction. J.K. Rowling imagined a fantasy tale as a time-killing method, and it was the beginning of the Harry Potter series.
2. In the movie, Hermione may have married Harry.
In the movie, Hermione married Ron. But J.K. Rowling wanted Hermione to marry Harry at first. The author said, “I had to make Hermione marry Ron for a smooth flow of the stories, but it would have been better if Hermione had married Harry,” in an interview.
3. The production crew made 80 magic wands for Harry.
In the Harry Potter series, many scenes depict Harry making magic by wielding his wand. But Daniel Radcliffe, the actor, made mischief such as beating drums with his wands, so many of them broke accordingly. To cope with the matter, production crew prepared more than 80 wands in the studio.
4. Moaning Myrtle was 41, at the time she appeared at The Goblet of Fire.
Shirley Henderson who acted as Moaning Myrtle, a ghost which scared Harry in the restroom, was 41 at the time. Currently, she is 52 years old.
5. J.K. Rowling intended to kill Ron in the middle of the series.
J.K. Rowling considered killing Ron in the midst of the series, but she thought that his fans might be in sorrow if he died, so she quit her idea and made him appear until the end of the Harry Potter series.
6. Professor McGonagall had cancer while she appeared in the Harry Potter series.
In 2007, Maggie Smith, who acted as Professor McGonagall, was diagnosed with breast cancer. But she was concerned that fans would be sad if this news were told to them, so she kept on acting her role while undergoing cancer treatment.
7. Harry Potter wore more than 160 pairs of glasses in the movies.
The horn-rimmed glasses are the symbol of Harry Potter. Daniel Radcliffe used more than 160 pairs throughout the entire series. He was growing up while making the films, and glasses frequently broke when filming action scenes.

The spin-off series of Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

As a spin-off series based on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a textbook used in Hogwarts, a background in Harry Potter, the movie is full of eye-catchers. From 1990s London, UK to 1920s New York, USA, the film goes along with the author of the textbook, Newt Scamander (acted by Eddie Redmayne). First of all, the movie has a more extended outlook on the world compared to the Harry Potter series. It is one of the interesting elements. The previous series was limited to handling magician society, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them aimed at more than that. Second, No-Maj (Human) is the main character in the movie. As well as magicians, it is interesting that No-Majs are also acting in the center of the film. Kowalski, who dreamed to run a bakery but works in a poor chocolate factory, got tangled up with the Magician Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). They go forth to punish the Obscurus, an evil axis in the movie, together, and the No-maj shows more than his capacity at the film. Putting Kowalski, an ordinary but warm-hearted character, as the main character acting as a performance factor which fascinated the audience. Third, a variety of animals which fulfills the need with their visual appearances. Be worthy of the title, many animals appeared to take note of the movie. From comical and cute animals to giant animals such as birds and rhinoceros, diverse animals appeared in the film and present audience ‘Worthy to see.’ Each of the characters has interesting personalities, and the film does not use up the animal. Also, character design which added fantastical features to real animals, reenact the book of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The movie will be made in into a series of five films. Different from previous the Harry Potter series, this piece is written for a movie scenario. I am eagerly looking forward to seeing whether this one will surpass the Harry Potter series or not.

Scene from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Lee Hun, cub-reporter  20160189@changwon.ac.kr

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