Harry Potter Mania

It began quietly in 1995, when Joanne Kathleen Rowling published her book “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”, the first in a series of highly infectious viruses.

The first infected were children, then parents, then children’s child friends and parents’ adult friends, then friends of friends, friends of friends of friends, and so on. Soon there was a worldwide invasion, spread by translation into 76 languages.

The ingredients to please children and adults are all in the film: a good, brave, unlucky child who lost his parents under mysterious and tragic circumstances (a deadly wizard fight, which left him with a lightning-shaped scar on his forehead), forced to live with very unpleasant Muggle (non-magician) uncles, who make him sleep in a basement, and a horrid greedy, spoiled, fat, bullying cousin. There’s Hogwarts, the school with best friends, the very loyal Ron, and the very smart and somewhat know-it-all Hermione, with bullies, with professors to love and those to hate.

When the first book became a film Potter mania increased and people started collecting any kind of objects.

Tracey Nicol-Lewis’s collection, is the largest in the world.  Tracey saw the film after the birth of her first child and fell in love with it immediately. And from there her collection began. The woman has collected 6,300 items of all kinds: magic wands, rare and special editions of JK Rowling’s books, Lego sets, themed artwork, and even sets from a wedding inspired by the world’s most famous wizard.

J.K. Rowling’s magical world continues to fuel Pottermania, which has been infecting every art form, from literature to film, and also the video game universe.

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Autore:

Sara Miceli

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II B – Furci Siculo

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