What Dementors, Tom Riddle’s diary and Ford Anglias have to do with J.K.Rowling’s life? Why were children so important in the transition from thebook to the screen? What criminal profile is buried under Voldemort’s passion for Horcruxes?What symbology may
be hidden behind the Triwizard Tournament? What kind oflawsuits the little wizard has faced, once launched into the muggle world?
But, most of all, what made Harry Potter the current most popularsaga in the world? A great concept? The skillful suggestion of archetypalthemes, well rooted into mythology, fairy tales and our unconscious? Theunlimited immagination lavished within every page? The closeness of anunsuspected magical dimension to the ordinary one which all we Muggles have in common? Or maybe a bigdream, whose roots are deep seated into J.K.Rowling’schildhood, which managed to stay uncorrupted in spite of the physical andpsychological adversities suffered before success knocked at the door?…
Harry Potter isa fortunate mixture of all the above and much, much more. Let’s discover itthrough an exhilarating journey among the secrets, the curiosities and the synchroncitiesof the most famous wizard ever.
Thanks to thirteen months of work,through an accurate selection of manifold sources (among which hundreds ofinterviews to J.K. Rowling and todirectors, producers, actors and technicians), this book maps out the winding road covered by the Harry Potter concept, this little wizard’smost powerful spell, the magic that has irresistibly bewitched millions ofreaders as soon as it ventured into the muggle world.
Through a pleasant and unusual pointof view you’re going to contemplate the explosive force which brought Harry Potter to become the twistingfactor of the editorial and cinematographic fields, as well as the promotionaland marketing fields, and to give birth to a real epochal revolution.
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