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Esplorare il castello di Hogwarts 23.09.17

Pottermore, il sito community del franchise Harry Potter, ha lanciato una nuova sezione che permette una visita interattiva in 3D del castello di Hogwarts e dei suoi dintorni. Foresta Proibita compresa.

Il design di Harry Potter 25.02.17

Elemento scenico di Harry Potter

Creative Review ha intervistato Miraphora Mina e Eduardo Lima, lo studio di design che ha lavorato alla creazione del merchandise e della grafica degli elementi scenici presenti negli adattamenti cinematografici dei romanzi di Harry Potter.

The range of design styles on display is impressive and captures the films' combination of humour, horror and fantasy.

On one wall, packaging and adverts for products in a shop owned by the Weasley family combine early 20th century print advertising with humorous taglines and garish colours, while posters promoting the fictional game of Quidditch (below) reference 1950s Olympics adverts.

Official notices and letters use hand written fonts, and pamphlets demonising 'mudbloods' — a wizard born to non-wizard parents — are inspired by Soviet progaganda (top).

"One of the best things about working on the Harry Potter films was being able to try out so many different styles, from Victorian letterpress to modern design," says Lima.

"The Daily Prophet was designed to look very Gothic, as did the architecture of Hogwarts [the boarding school for wizards where the film is set]. When an organisation called the Ministry of Magic takes control in later films, the school becomes a kind of totalitarian state, so we started looking to Russian constructivist design to reflect that," says Mina.

L'infografica degli oggetti magici di Harry Potter 17.09.16

Gli oggetti magici di Harry Potter in una infografica

Gli edifici, gli utensili, i veicoli e gli oggetti magici presenti nella saga di Harry Potter raccolti in un'infografica realizzata da Pop Chart Lab e Pottermore.

Pop Chart Lab and Pottermore have co-conjured a magical tour of arcane artefacts from the world of Harry Potter! From the legendary Sword of Gryffindor to the very practical self-stirring cauldron, this examination of the enchanted explores all manner of bewitched baubles from Hogwarts and beyond. Featuring studiously drawn illustrations and detailed annotations, this wand-erful guide is sure to be an engrossing education for magicians and muggles alike.

Tutti gli incantesimi di Harry Potter 18.08.16

Un supercut per veri Potterhead che raccoglie ogni incantesimo lanciato nella saga cinematografica di Harry Potter.

La fotografia di Harry Potter e il principe mezzosangue 28.04.16

Scena tratta da Harry Potter e il principe mezzosangue

Scena tratta da Harry Potter e il principe mezzosangue

Scena tratta da Harry Potter e il principe mezzosangue

Scena tratta da Harry Potter e il principe mezzosangue

Scena tratta da Harry Potter e il principe mezzosangue

Scena tratta da Harry Potter e il principe mezzosangue

Scena tratta da Harry Potter e il principe mezzosangue

Scena tratta da Harry Potter e il principe mezzosangue

Scena tratta da Harry Potter e il principe mezzosangue

Scena tratta da Harry Potter e il principe mezzosangue

30 scene del sesto capitolo della saga di Harry Potter, viste attraverso l'estetica del direttore della fotografia Bruno Delbonnel (Il favoloso mondo di Amélie e A proposito di Davis), nella galleria fotografica di BuzzFeed.

Del perché Il prigioniero di Azkaban è il miglior film di Harry Potter 23.01.16

La critica di Evan Puschak che elogia le invenzioni di Alfonso Cuarón e suggerisce come il terzo capitolo della saga di Harry Potter sia stato, per un notevole numero di millenial, il primo approccio con l'esperienza del grande cinema.

6 nuovi racconti brevi sul mondo di Harry Potter 01.11.14

J. K. Rowling ha pubblicato su Pottermore sei nuove storie che approfondiscono altrettanti personaggi e ambientazioni presenti nella saga di Harry Potter. Dalla famiglia di Sirius Black alla prigione di massima sicurezza di Azkaban.

Perché tutti dovrebbero leggere Harry Potter 11.09.14

Alcuni studi recenti suggerirebbero che leggere la saga di Harry Potter aiuterebbe i ragazzi a diventare adulti migliori, più tolleranti e con meno pregiudizi.

As the familiar story goes, not long ago there was an orphan who on his 11th birthday discovered he had a gift that set him apart from his preteen peers. Over the years he endured the usual adolescent challenges -- maturation, relationships, social conflicts, general teenage neuroses. He also faced the less common challenge of battling a murderous, psychopathic wizard set on establishing a eugenic police state. I'm referring to the young wizard Harry Potter, the bespeckled, morally-upright protagonist in author JK Rowling's wildly popular fantasy book series; his nemesis is Lord Voldemort, the story's malevolent antagonist. And, while it might sound far-fetched, new research suggests that Rowling's world of house-elves, half-giants and three-headed dogs has the potential to make us nicer people.

La finale della Coppa del Mondo di Quidditch 2014 14.07.14

J. K. Rowling è tornata a scrivere di Harry Potter con un articolo per il sito Pottermore. Il pezzo è un resoconto della finale della Coppa del Mondo di Quidditch scritto da Rita Skeeter, la strega giornalista di gossip.


By the Daily Prophet's Gossip Correspondent, Rita Skeeter.

There are celebrities – and then there are celebrities. We've seen many a famous face from the wizarding world grace the stands here in the Patagonian Desert – Ministers and Presidents, Celestina Warbeck, controversial American wizarding band The Bent-Winged Snitches – all have caused flurries of excitement, with crowd members scrambling for autographs and even casting Bridging Charms to reach the VIP boxes over the heads of the crowd.

But when word swept the campsite and stadium that a certain gang of infamous wizards (no longer the fresh-faced teenagers they were in their heyday, but nevertheless recognisable) had arrived for the final, excitement was beyond anything yet seen.

As the crowd stampeded, tents were flattened and small children mown down. Fans from all corners of the globe stormed towards the area where members of Dumbledore's Army were rumoured to have been sighted, desperate above all else for a glimpse of the man they still call the Chosen One.

The Potter family and the rest of Dumbledore's Army have been given accommodation in the VIP section of the campsite, which is protected by heavy charms and patrolled by Security Warlocks. Their presence has ensured large crowds along the cordoned area, all hoping for a glimpse of their heroes. At 3pm today they got their wish when, to the accompaniment of loud screams, Potter took his young sons James and Albus to visit the players' compound, where he introduced them to Bulgarian Seeker Viktor Krum.

About to turn 34, there are a couple of threads of silver in the famous Auror's black hair, but he continues to wear the distinctive round glasses that some might say are better suited to a style-deficient twelve-year-old. The famous lightning scar has company: Potter is sporting a nasty cut over his right cheekbone. Requests for information as to its provenance merely produced the usual response from the Ministry of Magic: 'We do not comment on the top secret work of the Auror department, as we have told you no less than 514 times, Ms. Skeeter.' So what are they hiding? Is the Chosen One embroiled in fresh mysteries that will one day explode upon us all, plunging us into a new age of terror and mayhem? Or does his injury have a more humble origin, one that Potter is desperate to hide? Has his wife perhaps cursed him? Are cracks beginning to show in a union that the Potters are determined to promote as happy? Should we read anything into the fact that his wife Ginevra has been perfectly happy to leave her husband and children behind in London whilst reporting on this tournament? The jury is out on whether she really had the talent or experience to be sent to the Quidditch World Cup (jury's back in – no!!!) but let's face it, when your last name is Potter, doors open, international sporting bodies bow and scrape, and Daily Prophet editors hand you plum assignments.

As their devoted fans and followers will remember, Potter and Krum competed against each other in the controversial Triwizard Tournament, but apparently there are no hard feelings, as they embraced upon meeting (what really happened in that maze? Speculation is unlikely to be quelled by the warmth of their greeting). After half an hour's chat, Potter and his sons returned to the campsite where they socialised with the rest of Dumbledore's Army until the small hours.

In the next tent are Potter's two closest associates, the ones who know everything about him and yet have always refused to talk to the press. Are they afraid of him, or is it their own secrets they are afraid will leak out, tarnishing the myth of He Who Could Not Be Named's defeat? Now married, Ronald Weasley and Hermione Granger were with Potter almost every step of the way. Like the rest of Dumbledore's Army, they fought in the Battle of Hogwarts and no doubt deserve the plaudits and awards for bravery heaped upon them by a grateful wizarding world.

In the immediate aftermath of the battle Weasley, whose famous ginger hair appears to be thinning slightly, entered into employment with the Ministry of Magic alongside Potter, but left only two years later to co-manage the highly successful wizarding joke emporium Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes. Was he, as he stated at the time, ‘delighted to assist my brother George with a business I've always loved'? Or had he had his fill of standing in Potter's shadow? Was the work of the Auror Department too much for a man who has admitted that the destruction of He Who Could Not Be Named's Horcruxes ‘took its toll' on him? He shows no obvious signs of mental illness from a distance, but the public is not allowed close enough to make a proper assessment. Is this suspicious?

Hermione Granger, of course, was always the femme fatale of the group. Press reports of the time revealed that as a teenager she toyed with the young Potter's affections before being seduced away by the muscular Viktor Krum, finally settling for Potter's faithful sidekick. After a meteoric rise to Deputy Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement, she is now tipped to go even higher within the Ministry, and is also mother to son, Hugo, and daughter, Rose. Does Hermione Granger prove that a witch really can have it all? (No – look at her hair.)

Then there are those members of Dumbledore's Army who receive slightly less publicity than Potter, Weasley and Granger (are they resentful? Almost certainly). Neville Longbottom, now a popular Herbology teacher at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, is here in Patagonia with his wife Hannah. Until recently the pair lived above the Leaky Cauldron in London, but rumour has it that Hannah has not only retrained as a Healer, but is applying for the job of Matron at Hogwarts. Idle gossip suggests that she and her husband both enjoy a little more Ogden's Old Firewhisky than most of us would expect from custodians of our children, but no doubt we all wish her the best of luck with her application.

Last of the ringleaders of Dumbledore's Army is, of course, Luna Lovegood (now married to Rolf Scamander, swarthy grandson of celebrated Magizoologist Newt). Still delightfully eccentric, Luna has been sweeping around the VIP section in robes composed of the flags of all sixteen qualifying countries. Her twin sons are ‘at home with grandpa'. Is this a euphemism for ‘too disturbed to be seen in public'? Surely only the unkindest would suggest so.

Sundry other members of the Army are here, but it is on these six that most interest is focused. Wherever there is a red head one may make an educated guess that it belongs to a Weasley, but it is difficult to tell whether it is George (wealthy co-manager of Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes), Charlie (dragon wrangler, still unmarried – why?) or Percy (Head of the Department of Magical Transportation – it's his fault if the Floo Network's too busy!). The only one who is easy to recognise is Bill who, poor man, is grievously scarred from an encounter with a werewolf and yet somehow (enchantment? Love potion? Blackmail? Kidnap?) married the undeniably beautiful (though doubtless empty-headed) Fleur Delacour.

Word is that we shall see these and other members of Dumbledore's Army in the VIP boxes at the final, adding to the glitz and razzmatazz of a gala occasion. Let us hope that the behaviour of two of their younger hangers-on does not embarrass them, heaping shame on those who have previously brought honour to the name of wizard.

One always hesitates to invade the privacy of young people, but the fact is that anyone closely connected with Harry Potter reaps the benefits and must pay the penalty of public interest. No doubt Potter will be distressed to know that his sixteen-year-old godson Teddy Lupin – a lanky half-werewolf with bright blue hair – has been behaving in a way unbefitting of wizarding royalty since arriving on the VIP campsite. It might be asking too much that the always-busy Potter keep a tighter rein on this wild boy, who was entrusted to his care by his dying parents, but one shudders to think what will become of Master Lupin without urgent intervention. Meanwhile, Mr and Mrs Bill Weasley might like to know that their beautiful, blonde daughter Victoire seems to be attracted to any dark corner where Master Lupin happens to be lurking. The good news is both of them seem to have invented a method of breathing through their ears. I can think of no other reason how they have survived such prolonged periods of what, in my young day, was called 'snogging.'

But let us not be severe. Harry Potter and his cohorts never claimed to be perfect! And for those who want to know exactly how imperfect they are, my new biography: Dumbledore's Army: The Dark Side of the Demob will be available from Flourish and Blotts on July 31st.

Lo spin-off di Harry Potter 12.09.13

J. K. Rowling annuncia su Facebook che la Warner Bros. è intenzionata a produrre una nuova saga cinematografica basata sull'universo magico di Harry Potter che prenderebbe spunto dal libro Animali Fantastici dove trovarli. Lo stesso volume che a Hogwarts viene usato come libro di testo per lo studio di Cura delle Creature Magiche.

La trama ruoterà attorno al fittizio autore del libro Newton "Newt" Artemis Fido Scamander e sarà ambientato tra gli anni '30 e '40 del XX secolo negli Stati Uniti.

Diagon Alley su Street View 06.07.13

Diagon Alley su Street View

Il set di Diagon Alley, il quartiere magico della Londra della saga di Harry Potter, riprodotto negli studi della Warner Bros della capitale britannica è adesso visitabile su Street View.

Il castello di Hogwarts ricostruito coi mattoncini Lego 01.03.13

Il castello di Hogwarts di Lego

Alice Finch ha impiegato quasi un anno per ultimare una perfetta replica del castello di Hogwarts, completa di stanze interne e personaggi della saga di Harry Potter, con qualcosa come 400 mila mattoncini Lego.

Harry Potter illustrato 29.07.12

Harry Potter illustrato

Tutte le illustrazioni dei capitoli della saga di Harry Potter.

Disponibili gli ebook di Harry Potter 27.03.12

Da oggi è possibile acquistare gli ebook di Harry Potter in versione inglese in qualsiasi formato.
I prezzi oscillano tra i 7,99 dollari per i primi tre romanzi e i 9,99 dollari per gli ultimi libri della saga. L'intera serie viene via con il prezzo scontato a 57,54 dollari.

C'è Google dietro a Pottermore 20.07.11

Il sito della Rowling che porterà la saga di Harry Potter su supporto digitale si affiderà all'esperienza di Google.

Harry Potter capitolo finale 17.07.11

Fan di Harry Potter

Una delle più lunghe e immaginifiche saghe cinematografiche va a concludersi nell'attesa spasmodica dei fan giunti a Londra da tutto il mondo per assistere alla premier di Harry Potter e i doni della morte parte II.

L'ebook di Harry Potter 24.06.11

Harry Potter uscirà a ottobre in versione elettronica, ma scordatevi gli store di Amazon e Apple.
La Rowling ha deciso di fare da se mettendo in piedi un sito apposito per gestire il franchising digitale. Pottermore.

Happy end 21.07.07

Forse un po' troppo happy per i miei gusti.

Avvertenza: gli articoli contengono spoilers.

Harry Potter in Giappone 20.06.13

Harry Potter: The Exhibition

Dopo le tappe in Nord America, Australia e Singapore Harry Potter: The Exhibition, la mostra dedicata al mago adolescente più famoso del mondo, arriva a Tokyo. Fino al 16 settembre al Mori Arts Center Gallery saranno esposti oltre 200 tra costumi e oggetti di scena, interni del castello di Hogwarts e delle altre location dell'universo magico creato da J. K. Rowling.

La premiere dell'ultimo film di Harry Potter 07.07.11

Fan di Harry Potter

Si conclude questa sera la lunga saga cinematografica tratta dai di Harry Potter della scrittrice britannica J. K. Rowling. Londra è stata invasa da una folla di appassionati pronti a godersi la premier dell'ultimo capitolo della saga.

Fonte: Guardian