Harry (films)Potter

While listening to the take on …Order of the Phoenix (the latest Harry Potter film) on the FilmSpotting Podcast, I was reminded of a distinct impression I got during the movie that they had as well – the obvious influence of the original Star Wars trilogy. Maybe there’s some of the newer prequel trilogy as well. I agree with the Filmspotting guys in that it’s more an acknowledgment of influence than anything else. If someone has provided the ultimate cultural template for what you’re exploring that shaped the imagination of generations of movie-goers, you’d be stupid not to use it, or at least acknowledge it. Anyway, go see the thing.

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