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Archive for April 5, 2013

Fun with Franchises: Favorite Images from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

This is the first time we’re doing this here, so it’s gonna be a bit of a learning curve for us. The first two weeks are gonna be a bit bumpy, since the first two movies only have four parts to them. That gave us an extra day to deal with. But we figured out how to deal with that. I’ll explain that part later. For now, and for every other week except this one and next one where we do a Fun with Franchises article, they will be five parts to them, Monday to Friday, and then Saturday we’ll do the same article we’re doing here, and on Sunday, we’ll write up our final thoughts about the film we covered all week. And the process will reset on Monday again.

But for our purposes right now, what we’re doing is picking out what were our favorite images from the film we’ve just spent the week covering. It’s pretty simple. We’re just gonna pick out the shots we like best. For whatever reason. It doesn’t have to be because it’s a really famous image. We could just like it because it has boobies in it. You know us. We have no morals.

What we did was each set aside a group of like, 15 or 20 shots each, then compared lists and whittled them down to a final list of ten, mostly from going, “Hey, you like this one, and I like this one, so there we go.” It’s not a complicated process at all. And for fun, we’re also gonna list a couple honorable mentions that just missed the final cut but are shots we enjoy anyway.

This is the first time we’re doing this, so the process and such might change, but whatever. It’s a work in process. It’s like a pilot. We’ll tweak shit in season if need be. I remember when I started watching Burn Notice when it came out, and Gabrielle Anwar originally had the Irish accent, and by episode four they had her start doing an American accent and explained it by her saying, “I need to fit in and not seem like ex-IRA,” and then she spoke like that from there on out and they never mentioned it again. That’s how we operate around here.

That said — here are our favorite images from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: (more…)

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