151: 20 Hours of Witchcraft and Wizardry
Beginning in 2001, Warner Bros. Pictures began releasing the Harry Potter film series, adapted from the novels by author J.K. Rowling. The series consist of eight film beginning with Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in 2001 and capping with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 in 2011. The three leading characters, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger are portrayed by Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson, respectively. Chris Columbus, Alfonso Cuaron, Mike Newell, and David Yates are the four directors who worked on the series. The films have proven to be very popular, and in less than a decade it has become the highest-grossing motion picture series in history, surpassing the James Bond franchise.
A brief introduction for Muggles
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is a British wizarding boarding school teaching the magical arts, located in Scotland, inside the Hogwarts Castle. It is considered to be one of the finest magical institutions in the wizarding world. Children with magixal abilities may be enrolled at birth and acceptance is confirmed by an owl post at age eleven. The school motto is Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus, which translated from Latin means “Never tickle a sleeping dragon”.
Hogwarts was established around 9th or 10th century founded by two wizards and two witches: Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw, and Salazar Slytherin. They each represented an aspect of personality that they wanted to bring out in new students.
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Gryffindor values courage, bravery, nerve, and chivalry. Its mascot is the lion, and its colours are scarlet and gold. The Head of this house is the Transfiguration teacher and Deputy Headmistress, Minerva McGonagall, and the house ghost is Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington, more commonly known as Nearly Headless Nick.
Hufflepuff values hard work, patience, justice, and loyalty. The house mascot is the badger, and canary yellow and black are its colours. The Head of this house is the Herbology teacher Pomona Sprout, and the house ghost is The Fat Friar.
Ravenclaw values intelligence, creativity, learning, and wit. The house mascot is an eagle and the house colours are blue and bronze (blue and grey in the films). The head of this house is the Charms professor, Filius Flitwick, and the house ghost is The Grey Lady.
Slytherin house values ambition, cunning, leadership, and resourcefulness. The house mascot of Slytherin is the serpent, and the house colours are green and silver. The Head of House is Severus Snape until near the end of the sixth book. Then, Horace Slughorn, the previous Head of House, comes out of retirement re-assuming authority. The ghost of Slytherin house is The Bloody Baron
I’ve been looking forward to this one since forever! It was actually my super Potterhead friend, Jo Ann Jocson, who inspired me to do this. Back when we were in College, Dada, as what we fondly call her, would gush every time a part of the franchise is released or if there’s a new book published. It was only after we graduated University when I decided to take a look into the magical world of Harry Potter. And now, I am proud to present to you, my almost 20 hours of eyestraining hardwork. I have listed the spells mentioned on each franchise, omitting the recurring ones. I also jotted down my favorite quotes and included the soundtrack as well. Hope you guys will enjoy. And I hope you’ll also try to do a Harry Potter movie marathon in your own time.
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Release date: November 16, 2001
Running time: 152 minutes or 2 hours and 32 minutes
PLOT SUMMARY (from Wikipedia)
Harry Potter is an orphaned boy brought up by his unfriendly aunt and uncle. At the age of eleven, half-giant Rubeus Hagrid informs him that he is actually a wizard and that his parents were murdered by an evil wizard named Lord Voldemort. Voldemort also attempted to kill one-year-old Harry on the same night, but his killing curse mysteriously rebounded and reduced him to a weak and helpless form. Harry became extremely famous in the Wizarding World as a result. Harry begins his first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and learns about magic. During the year, Harry and his friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger become entangled in the mystery of the Philosopher’s Stone which is being kept within the school.
Oculus Reparo – mends eyeglasses. This spell is a variation of Reparo.
Alohamora – This unlocking charm is used to open and unlock doors. It can unseal door upon which the Locking Spell has been cast, although it is possible to bewitch doors to resist the spell.
Wingardium Leviosa – This levitation charm levitates and moves target; the wand motion is described as “swish and flick” The word “wingardium” is almost certainly contains the English word wing, meaning fly, and the Latin word “arduus”, meaning high. “Leviosa” probably originates from the Latin word “levis”, meaning light.
Lacarnum Inflamarae – sends a ball of fire from the wand. The word “inflamarae” came from the Latin word “inflammo”, or the verb “inflammatio” meaning to set on fire, while the word “lacarnum” is from the Latin word “lacerna” meaning cloak.
Petrificus Totalus – This full body-bind curse is used to temporarily bind the victim’s body in a position much like that of a soldier at attention. The victim will usually fall to the ground. The word “petrificus” comes from two Latin words “petra” meaning stone, and “fieri”, a past participle of the word “factus” meaning to become. “Totalus”, on the other hand, came from the Latin word “totus” meaning complete.
Lumos Solem – Creates a powerful ray of light as bright as the sun. It is derived from two Latin words: the word “lumen” meaning light, and “solem” meaning sun.
It’s not really goodbye, after all. ~ Professor Albus Dumbledore
But I think it is clear that we can expect great things from you ~Garrick Ollivander
I think I can tell the wrong sort for myself, thanks ~Harry Potter
Clearly, fame isnt everything ~ Professor Severus Snape
Troll in the dungeon ~ Professor Quirinus Quirrell
She needs to sort out her priorities! ~Ronald Weasley
The happiest man on earth would look in the mirror and see only himself exaclty as he is. ~ Professor Albus Dumbledore
It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live. ~ Professor Albus Dumbledore
Books and cleverness. There are more important things. Friendship and bravery. ~Hermione Granger
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends. ~ Professor Albus Dumbledore
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Release date: November 15, 2002
Running time: 161 minutes or 2 hours and 41 minutes
PLOT SUMMARY (from Wikipedia)
Harry, Ron, and Hermione return to Hogwarts for their second year, which proves to be more challenging than the last. The Chamber of Secrets has been opened, leaving students and ghosts petrified by an unleashed monster. Harry must face up to claims that he is the heir of Salazar Slytherin (founder of the Chamber), learn that he can speak Parseltongue, and also discover the properties of a mysterious diary only to find himself trapped within the Chamber of Secrets itself.
Vera Verto – This spell is used to turn animals into water goblets. It came from the Latin word “vera” meaning right or proper, and “verto” meaning I turn.
Finite Incantatem – This general counter-spell terminates all spell effects in the vicinity of the caster.
Brackium Emendo – It is claimed that if this spell is used correctly, it will heal broken bones.
Expelliarmus – This disarming charm causes whatever the victim is holding to fly away, knocks out an opponent if used too forcefully. It is probably a combination of the Latin word “expello” meaning expel, and “arma” meaning weapon.
Everte Statum – Came from the Latin words “everte” meaning to throw out and “statua” meaning language. This spell is used to throw the victim backward, similarly if they’ve been thrown.
Rictusempra – Is the tickling charm that causes an extreme tickling sensation. It is possibly the sum of two Latin words, “rictus” meaning the expanse of an open mouth, and “semper” meaning always. Rictus is generally used as an expression of terror, however, “always an open mouth” would, in most cases, correspond to the act of laughing uncontrollably.
Serpensortia – Or the Snake Summons Spell conjures a serpent from the spell-caster’s wand. It is derived from the Latin words “serpens” meaning a snake, and “ortis” meaning source.
Vipera Evanesce – This is the counter spell for Serpensortia that does not merely vanish the snake but smolders it from head to tail until it is reduced to a pile of ashes. The word Vipera is a genus of venomous vipers, a type of snake. Evanesca likely shares its origin with the Latin word “evanesce” which means disappear.
Cistem Aperio – Is used to open chests and boxes. “Aperio” is the Latin word for uncover or open while “cista” means trunk or chest, from the samelanguage.
Arania Exumai – Derived from the Latin words “aranea” meaning spider and “exuo” meaning I lay aside. This spell is used to blast away a breed of giant spiders called Acromantulas and presumably, all other arachnids.
Obliviate – This is a memory charm that is often used against muggles who have seen something of the wizarding world, as this hides a memory of a particular event. Comes from the Latin word “oblivisci” meaning to forget.
Fear of a name only increases fear of the thing itself. ~ Hermione Granger
Fame is a fickle friend, Harry. Celebrity is as celebrity does ~ Gilderoy Lockhart
Even in the wizarding world, hearing voices isn’t a good sign ~Hermione Granger
If you die down there, you are welcome to share my toilet ~ Moaning Myrtle
It’s alright Ginny. It’s over now. It’s just a memory ~ Harry Potter
It is not our abilities that show what we truly are. It is our choices. ~ Professor Albus Dumbledore
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Release date: May 23, 2004
Running time: 142 minutes or 2 hours and 22 minutes
PLOT SUMMARY (from Wikipedia)
Harry Potter’s third year sees the boy wizard, along with his friends, attending Hogwarts School once again. Professor R. J. Lupin joins the staff as Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher, while convicted murderer Sirius Black escapes from Azkaban Prison. The Ministry of Magic entrusts the Dementors of Azkaban to guard Hogwarts from Black. Harry learns more about his past and his connection with the escaped prisoner.
Lumos Maxima – Is the Wand-lighting charm that came from the Latin words “lumen” meaning light and “maxima” meaning greatest. This spell is the stronger version of the spell Lumos and it is used to create a narrow beam of light that shines from the wand’s tip, like a torch.
Riddikulus – The word Riddikulus is derived from the Latin word “ridiculus” meaning laughable. This spell is used when fighting a Boggart. A boggart is an amortal shape-shifting non-being that takes on the form of the viewer’s worst fear. Riddikulus forces the Boggart to take the appearance of an object the caster is focusing on. Best results can be achieved if the caster is focusing on something humorous, with the desire that laughter will weaken the boggart. The effect of the spell seems to rely primarily on the state of mind of the caster. As it doesn’t actually change the the shape of the boggart into something humorous, but rather whatever the caster is concentrating on at the moment of casting.
Aresto Momentum – Used to decrease the velocity of a moving target and can be used on multiple targets as well as on the caster himself. Aresto Momentum is likely the combination of the Anglo-French word “arester” meaning to bring to a stop and the Latin word “momentum” meaning the force or strength gained whilst moving. The literal translation of the spell is bring the force or strength gained whilst moving to a stop.
Expecto Patronum – Also known as the Patronus charm is a defensive spell which will conjure a spirit-like incarnation of their positive emotions to defend against dark creatures. It can also send messages to other witches or wizards. It seems one’s Patronus will take the form of something important to the caster, and can change when one has undergone a period of heightened emotion. “Patronus” is a Latin word meaning protector while “expecto” means I await from the same language.
Nox – The wand-extinguishing charm that turns off the light produce by Lumos. Derived from the Latin word “nox” meaning night.
Bombarda – Is the charm that provokes a small explosion and is presumably derived from the English word “bombard” meaning to attack a place or person continually with bombs or other missiles.
Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light. – Professor Albus Dumbledore
What you fear the most, is fear itself – Remus Lupin
…she was also an uncommonly kind woman. She had a way of seeing the beauty in others, even, and perhaps most especially, when that person couldn’t see it in themselves. – Remus Lupin
For in dreams, we enter a world that’s entirely our own – Professor Albus Dumbledore
I solemnly swear that I am up to no good
You foul, loathsome, evil little cockroach! – Hermione Granger
A child’s voice, however honest and true is meaningless to those who have forgotten how to listen – Professor Albus Dumbledore
Mysterious thing, time. Powerful, and when meddled with, dangerous. – Professor Albus Dumbledore
When in doubt, I find retracing my steps to be a wise place to begin with. – Professor Albus Dumbledore
The ones that love us never really leave us. – Sirius Black
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Release date: May 18, 2005
Running time: 157 minutes or 2 hours and 37 minutes
PLOT SUMMARY (from Wikipedia)
During Harry’s fourth year, the Dark Mark appears in the sky after a Death Eater attack at the Quidditch World Cup, Hogwarts plays host to a legendary event: the Triwizard Tournament, there is a new Defence Against the Dark Arts professor Alastor Moody and frequent nightmares bother Harry all year. Three European schools participate in the tournament, with three ‘champions’ representing each school in the deadly tasks. The Goblet of Fire chooses Fleur Delacour, Viktor Krum and Cedric Diggory to compete against each other. However, curiously, Harry’s name is also produced from the Goblet thus making him a fourth champion, which results in a terrifying encounter with a reborn Lord Voldemort.
Avada Kedavra – Also known as the Killing Curse causes instant death to the victim wherever it hits on the body and is accompanied by a flash of green light and a rushing noise. It is one of the three UNFORGIVABLE CURSES. There is no known counter-curse, although there are number of ways to prevent death by it such as hitting it with another spell in mid-flight, dodging it, or interrupting the caster.
According to J.K Rowling, the word “Avada Kedavra” comes from the ancient spell in Aramaic, and it is the original form of “Abracadabra” which means let the thing be destroyed. Originally, it was used to cure illness and the “thing” was the illness, but Rowling decided to make the “thing” as in the person standing in front of her.
Imperio – Or the Imperius Curse is also one of the Unforgivable Curses. This curse places the subject in a dream-like state, in which he or she is utterly subject to the will of the caster. However, those who are strong willed may learn to resist it. The use of this curse on another human results in capital punishment or life sentence in Azkaban. The word Imperio is derived from the Latin word “impero” or the English word “imperious”, meaning I command.
Crucio – is another Unforgivable Curse, and is alaso known as the Cruciatus Curse. It inflicts intense pain on the recipient of the curse; the pain being described as having hot knives being driven into the victim. It cannot be cast successfully by a person who is doing so out of pure spite or anger; one must feel a true desire to cause the victim pain. If one casts this spell, he or she will receive a life sentence in Azkaban. The word came from the Latin word “crucio” meaning I torture.
Morsmordre – This conjures the Dark Mark, which is the sign of the Death Eaters. It is derived from the Latin words “mors” meaning death and “mordere” meaning to bite.
Stupefy – The stunning spell that stuns the victim and if used forcefully will put the victim in an unconscious state. Derived from the English word “stupefy” which means to put into a stupor, or a temporary vegetative state.
Engorgio – This engorgement charm causes the target to swell in physical size. It is derived from the English word “engorge” meaning swell.
Accio – The summoning charm summons an object to the caster, potentially over a significant distance. It can be used in two ways; either by casting the charm and then naming the desired object, or by pointing your wand at the desired object during or immediately following the incantation to “pull” the target towards the caster. In either case, the caster must concentrate on the object they wish to summon in order for the charm to succeed. The caster doesn’t necessarily need to know the location of the target if they say the name of the object to be summoned. This charm is only limited to summoning items and small animals. It is also possible to bewitch items to become impervious to this spell. The word “accio” in Latin means I call or I summon.
Priori Incantatem – sometimes referred to as the Reverse-Spell effect is a magical phenomenon that occurs when two wands sharing the same cores are forced to compete in combat. Derived from two Latin words “prior” meaning previous, and “incantare” meaning to speak a spell.
Everyone loves a rebel ~ Rita Skeeter
Inside every girl a secret swan slumbers, longing to burst forth and take flight. ~Professor Minerva McGonagal
Get a move on or all the good ones will have gone. ~ Fred Weasley
Curiosity is not a sin but you should exercise caution ~ Professor Albus Dumbledore
I think it’s unwise for you to linger over these dreams ~ Professor Albus Dumbledore
Today we acknowledge a really terrible loss. Cedric Diggory was, as you all know, exceptionally hard working, infinitely fair-minded, and most importantly, a fierce, fierce friend. Therefore, I feel you have the right to know exactly how he died. You see, Cedric Diggory was murdered, by Lord Voldemort. The Ministry of Magic does not wish me to tell you this. But not to do so I feel would be an insult to his memory. Now the pain we all feel at this dreadful loss reminds me, and, reminds us, that though we may come from different countries and speak in different tongues, our hearts beat as one. In light of the recent events, the bonds of friendship made this year will be more important than ever. Remember that, and Cedric Diggory will not have died in vain. You remember that, and we’ll celebrate a boy who was kind, and honest, and brave, and true. Right to the very end. ~ Professor Albus Dumbledore
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Release date: July 3, 2007
Running time: 138 minutes or 2 hours and 18 minutes
PLOT SUMMARY (from Wikipedia)
Harry’s fifth year begins with him being attacked by Dementors in Little Whinging. Later, he finds out that the Ministry of Magic is in denial of Lord Voldemort’s return. Harry is also beset by disturbing and realistic nightmares, while Professor Umbridge, a representative of Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge, is the new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher. Harry becomes aware that Voldemort is after a prophecy which reveals: “neither can live while the other survives”. Therefore, the rebellion involving the students of Hogwarts, secret organisation Order of the Phoenix, the Ministry of Magic, and the Death Eaters begins.
Diminuendo – This spell forces the target to shrink. It is derived from the musical term diminuendo, meaning a gradual decrease of the volume of sound.
Levicorpus – The victim is dangled upside-down by their ankles, sometimes accompanied by a flash of light. Derived from two Latin words “levare” meaning raise, and “corpus” meaning body or corpse.
Reducto – This incantation breaks objects and in stronger usages, disintegrates them. Came from the English term “reduce” meaning to bring down:destroy.
Legilimens – Allows the caster to delve into the mind of the victim, allowing the caster to see the memories, thoughts, and emotions of the victim. This word is the combination of two Latin words “legere” meaning to read, and “mens” meaning mind.
Protego – Or the Shield Charm causes minor to moderate jinxes, curses, and hexes to rebound upon the attacker. Derived from the Latin word “protego” meaning I cover or I protect.
Impedimenta – This jinx is capable of tripping, freezing, binding, knocking back and generally impeding the targets’ progress towards the caster. The extent to which the spell’s specific action can be controlled by the caster is unclear. It is derived from the Latin word “impedimentum” meaning a hindrance or an impediment.
Incarcerous – Is a spell tht conjures thick ropes or thin cords from “thin air” that can be used to bind the person or creature the caster is pointing his or her wand at. The incantation incarcerous is most likely derived from the Latin word “incarcerus” meaning to jail or to imprison.
Fear makes people do terrible things ~ Remus Lupin
What’s life without a little risk? ~ Sirius Black
Study hard and you will be rewarded. Failed to do so and the consequences may be severe. ~Dolores Umbridge
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy. ~Professor Albus Dumbledore
Working hard is important, but there’s something that matters even more: believing in yourself ~Harry Potter
You’re not a bad person. You’re a very good person who bad things have happened to. The world isn’t split into good people and death eaters. We’ve all got both light and dark inside of us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are. ~Sirius Black
It isn’t how you are alike. It’s how you are not. ~Professor Albus Dumbledore
You’re the weak one.. and you’ll never know love or friendship. ~Harry Potter
The things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end. If not always in the way we expect ~ Luna Lovegood
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Release date: July 15, 2009
Running time: 153 minutes or 2 hours and 33 minutes
PLOT SUMMARY (from Wikipedia)
In Harry’s sixth year at Hogwarts, Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters are increasing their terror upon the Wizarding and Muggle worlds. Headmaster Albus Dumbledore persuades his old friend Horace Slughorn to return to Hogwarts as a professor as there is a vacancy to fill. There is a more important reason, however, for Slughorn’s return. While in a Potions lesson, Harry takes possession of a strangely annotated school textbook, inscribed ‘This is the property of the Half-Blood Prince’. As romance and hormones lurk within the castle’s walls all year, Draco Malfoy struggles to carry out a deed presented to him by Voldemort. Meanwhile, Dumbledore and Harry secretly work together to discover the method on how to destroy the Dark Lord once and for all.
Episkey – Used to heal relatively minor injuries, such ah broken bones and cartilage. Comes from the Greek word “episkeui” (“επισκευή”), which means repair.
Sectumsempra – is a curse invented by Professor Severus Snape during his childhood when he was known as “The Half-Blood Prince”. He created it with the intention of using it against his enemies, and it soon became his specialties. Sectumsempra derives from the Latin “sectum” meaning having been cut and possibly “semper” meaning always. It can be translated as always cutting or sever forever.
Oppugno – Apparently causes animals or beings of lesser intelligence to attack. This Latin word means I attack in English.
Harmonia Nectere Passus – Repairs the Vanishing Cabinet. “Harmonia” is the Latin word for harmony, while “nectere” means to bind, and “passus” means step.
Vulnera Sanentur – This spell causes wounds and gashes to heal up and any blood to return to the victim. Derives from to Latin words “vulnus” meaning wound and “sanare” meaning to heal, it is translated may the wounds be healed.
Aguamenti – produces a fountain or jet of water from the wand tip. It is possibly a hybrid of Latin words “aqua” which means water and “mentis” which means mind.
Partis Temporus – creates a temporary gap through protective magical barriers. “Partis” is a plural form of the French verb partir, which means to separate, to go away, to leave, or to depart.”Temporis” on the other hand, is the Latin for time.
There is no light without the dark ~Professor Horace Slughorn
Farewell, Aragog. King of the arachnids. Your body will decay… but your spirit lingers on and your human friends find solace, the loss they have sustained. ~Professor Horace Slughorn
Kindness. A trait people never fail to undervalue ~Professor Albus Dumbledore
To be young and to feel love’s keen sting ~Professor Albus Dumbledore
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Release date: November 19, 2010
Running time: 146 minutes or 2 hours and 26 minutes
PLOT SUMMARY (from Wikipedia)
After unexpected events at the end of the previous year, Harry, Ron, and Hermione are entrusted with a quest to find and destroy Lord Voldemort’s secret to immortality – the Horcruxes. It is supposed to be their final year at Hogwarts, but the collapse of the Ministry of Magic and Voldemort’s rise to power prevents them from attending. The trio undergo a long adventure with many obstacles in their path including Death Eaters, Snatchers, the mysterious Deathly Hallows and Harry’s connection with the Dark Lord’s mind becoming ever stronger.
Homenum Revelio – is the incantation of a charm which reveals human presences in the surrounding environment. The spell indicates a body by a marker, the appearance of which is yet unknown, but which can be felt by the target as something “swooping” low over him or her. The Latin word “homo/hominis” means person and “revelo” means to unveil.
Protego Totalum – is the incantation of a protective enchantment used to defend a certain area for an extended period of time. It’s presumably a variation of Protego. “Protego” as mentioned is the Latin word for protect, while “totus” means as a whole, thereby making the whole incantation to protect as a whole.
Salvio Hexia – It was one of several spells that were used to help strengthen Harry’s camp-site, and had no seen effects. Possibly deflects minor hexes aimed at an object. The incantation is possibly derived from the Latin “salveo” meaning to be in good health, and used as a form of greeting and farewell, and a pseudo-Latin derivative of the English word “hex” – hence, farewell, hexes
Repello Muggletum – This charm repels muggles from an area.
Muffliato – This spell fill’s peoples’ ears with an unidentifiable buzzing to keep them from hearing nearby conversations.
Dissendium – Although the only known canonical effect is to open secret passageways, it’s possible, that it opens things in general.
Incendio – is a fire-making spell that can be used to conjure a jet of orange and red flame, thereby setting things alight.
Expulso – is a curse used to produce immense explosions, blasting the target apart with a burst of blue light. It has enough force to throw people into walls.
Diffindo – derived from the Latin word “diffindere” meaning to divide or to split, this charm rips, tears, shreds, or otherwise physically damages the target.
Reducio – Makes an enlarged object smaller. This si the counter-charm to Engorgio.
Actually I’m highly logical which allows me to look past extraneous detail and perceive clearly that which others overlook. ~ Hermione Granger
The Tale of Three Brothers
“There were once three brothers who were traveling along a lonely, winding road at twilight. In time, the brothers reached a river too deep to wade through and too dangerous to swim across.. However, these brothers were learned in the magical arts, and so they simply waved their wands and made a bridge appear across the treacherous water. They were halfway across it when they found their path blocked by a hooded figure.
And Death spoke to them. He was angry that he had been cheated out of three new victims, for travelers usually drowned in the river. But Death was cunning. He pretended to congratulate the three brothers upon their magic and said that each had earned a prize for having been clever enough to evade him.
So the oldest brother, who was a combative man, asked for a wand more powerful than any in existence: a wand that must always win duels for its owner, a wand worthy of a wizard who had conquered Death! So Death crossed to an elder tree on the banks of the river, fashioned a wand from a branch that hung there, and gave it to the oldest brother.
Then the second brother, who was an arrogant man, decided that he wanted to humiliate Death still further, and asked for the power to recall others from Death. So Death picked up a stone from the riverbank and gave it to the second brother, and told him that the stone would have the power to bring back the dead.
And then Death asked the third and youngest brother what he would like. The youngest brother was the humblest and also the wisest of the brothers, and he did not trust Death. So he asked for something that would enable him to go forth from that place without being followed by Death. And death, most unwillingly, handed over his own Cloak of Invisibility.
Then Death stood aside and allowed the three brothers to continue on their way, and they did so, talking with wonder of the adventure they had had, and admiring Death’s gifts. In due course the brothers separated, each for his own destination.
The first brother traveled on for a week or more, and reaching a distant village, sought out a fellow wizard with whom he had a quarrel. Naturally with the Elder Wand as his weapon, he could not fail to win the duel that followed. Leaving his enemy dead upon the floor, the oldest brother proceeded to an inn, where he boasted loudly of the powerful wand he had snatched from Death himself, and of how it made him invincible.
That very night, another wizard crept upon the oldest brother as he lay, wine-sodden, upon his bed. The theif took the wand and, for good measure, slit the oldest brother’s throat.
And so Death took the first brother for his own.
Meanwhile, the second brother journeyed to his own home, where he lived alone. Here he took out the stone that had the power to recall the dead, and turned it thrice in his hand. To his amazement and his delight, the figure of the girl he had once hoped to marry, before her untimely death, appeared at once before him.
Yet she was sad and cold, separated from him as by a veil. Though she had returned to the mortal world, she did not truly belong there and suffered. Finally the second brother, driven mad with hopeless longing, killed himself so as truly to join her.
And so Death took the second brother for his own.
But though Death searched for the third brother for many years, he was never able to find him. It was only when he had attained a great age that the youngest brother finally took off the Cloak of Invisibility and gave it to his son. And then he greeted Death as an old friend, and went with him gladly, and, equals, they departed this life.”
Such a beautiful place to be with friends ~ Dobby
Release date: July 15, 2011
Running time: 130 minutes or 2 hours and 10 minutes
PLOT SUMMARY (from Wikipedia)
After destroying one Horcrux and discovering the significance of the three Deathly Hallows, Harry, Ron and Hermione continue to seek the other Horcruxes in an attempt to destroy Voldemort, who has now obtained the Elder Wand. The Dark Lord discovers Harry’s hunt for Horcruxes and launches an attack on Hogwarts School, where the trio return for one last stand against the dark forces that threaten to rid the Wizarding World of non-magical heritage to achieve pure-blood dominance.
Relashio – A spell used to make the subject release whatever it is holding or binding. It is probably derived from the French verb “relâcher” meaning to release, to set free.
Piertotum Locomotor – A spell used to animate statues and suits of armour to do the caster’s bidding.
Protego Maxima – A powerful shield charm against dark magic. It is so powerful that it could disintegrate people that came too close.
Fianto Duri – A defensive charm which based on the etymology, strengthens shield spells, and perhaps object in general, in a similar way to Duro. “Fiant” is a Latin word meaning become and “duri” means hard.
Repello Inimicum – disintegrates the person entering. “Repello” is a Latin word meaning to push back, and “inimicum” meaning foe or enemy.
Confringo – This blasting curse causes anything that the spell comes into contact with to explode, and presumably thereafter burst into flame. It is the Latin word for destroy.
It is the quality of one’s convictions that determine his success, not the number of followers . ~Remus Lupin
Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it ~ Professor Albus Dumbledore
Do not pity the dead ~ Professor Albus Dumbledore
People die every day ~Neville Longbottom
To know more about the list of spells, characters, fun facts, and trivias, visit this Wikia.
I’m so happy I was able to finish all of the Harry Potter franchise in one day. I finished around 11 PM, and I may have got a headache after watching, but it was all worth it. I’m thinking of maybe writing more blogposts about the Potterworld. Maybe I would. But this time, I’m just so happy that I ticked off one on my list!
Oh! If you want to do your HP movie marathon, here are a few survival tips that may help you.
1. Start early! The whole franchise have the total running time of 19 hours and 51 minutes (or let’s say 20 hours). Remember that the goal is to finish it in one day, so the best time to start is at 4 am.
2. Prepare food. No movie marathon is complete without the munchies. Try to stock up on the munchies and real meal before the marathon. I wont advise getting booze, as it might make you sleepy.
3. Take a shower before hand. You’re going to feel greasy and icky after the whole movie marathon, and it is not advisable to wash your tired eyes after watching. In my case, I took a shower before I start the marathon, and whenever I feel icky even if I have the aircondition on (I live in the Philippines, so it’s very humid.), I would get a cold, dampened cloth and wipe myself and face, avoiding my eyes of course.
4. Wear glasses. Whether it’s prescription glasses or the non-graded ones, glasses will help protect your eyes from radiation. I watched mine on my laptop so I really have to be closer to the screen.
5. Use the pause button. Movie marathons are created so we could enjoy the whole franchise in one sitting. The word is ENJOY and not UNCOMFORTABLE. So when the toilet calls you and you gotta go, learn to use the pause button. Seriously. You dont want to get sick after.
6. Prepare yourself for the aftermath. In my case, I got headache due to eye strain. I dont have a good eyesight, so even if I’m wearing glasses, I still get eyestrain. If this will happen to you, try drinking lots of water, eat an apple, and drink a cup of tea.
Good luck on your Harry Potter marathon!
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