2.29 – HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, PART ONE (2010) and Friendship

As we move towards the conclusion of the franchise, we talk about friendship, fading to black, and, bizarrely, Formula 1.

This Week’s Watching
ROMEO + JULIET (1996): Baz Luhrmann, Leonardo di Caprio, Claire Danes
THE SEARCHERS (1956): John Ford, John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter

Recommendations
STAND BY ME (1986): Rob Reiner, Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix
EASY RIDER (1969): Dennis Hopper, Peter Fonda, Jack Nicholson
TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY (2011): Tomas Alfredson, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth
METROPOLIS (1927): Fritz Lang, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich

Footnotes
Just a few footnotes this week, starting with an article about Baz Luhrmann’s qualities an a film-maker: wegotthiscovered.com/movies/baz-luhrmann-essential-filmmaker.
This is a list of the differences between the book and the film (although, as the article explains, the film is particularly faithful): www.cinemablend.com/new/10-Big-Differences-Between-Harry-Potter-Deathly-Hallows-Book-Movie-21819.html.
Finally, here’s a little something about the various different types of transitions in cinema, which Sam briefly mentions: www.elementsofcinema.com/editing/types-of-transitions.