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Harry Potter book and film
of readers around the world are waiting for magic
in their cinemas this month. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is the most
popular book in the world today. (One hundred million Harry Potter books have
sold in forty-two languages!) Now, can the film win the world’s imagination in
the same way?
want to see a film that is exactly like the book. They already know the
characters like close friends – and they love Harry’s magical world in their
hearts. The British author, J.K. Rowling, wanted the film to be like the book
too. ‘Why should you take a book that works so well and change it?’ she
Harry’s adventures are unique
– with strange characters and places from another world. Harry and his friends
live and go to school in England – but this is a magic England with its own
streets, shops and schools … even its own language! (In fact many of
Rowling’s words come from old English. Did you know that the headmaster’s
name, ‘Dumbledore’, is an old English word for bumblebee?!)
can the film-makers, Warner Bros, make this unique magical world? Rowling was
there to help at every stage. She worked hard to help turn her famous words into
real things. Months of work and £100million later, the special
effects are ready. Everyone is waiting to see their favourite characters. We
want to see Hagrid’s frightening animals, the strange teachers, and Harry’s
clever white owl.
The big question is, what will the actor playing Harry be like?
thousand British and American boys
auditioned for the part of Harry Potter. Rowling did not want an American to
play Harry. The American director,
Chris Columbus knew about Daniel Radcliffe from the BBC’s TV film David
Copperfield. Columbus asked Daniel’s father to send Daniel for an audition.
When Daniel walked into the room, Columbus knew. This is Harry Potter! Rowling
agreed. She felt she was brought back together with a long-lost son.
years ago JK Rowling was a young English teacher; today she is one of the
richest and most famous people in the world. Harry has helped thousands of
people – young and old – to enjoy reading and he hasn’t stopped yet! Now
Rowling has to turn quickly to her fifth Harry Potter book. After the film more
people than ever will be waiting for Harry’s next adventure!
Dossiers; © Copyright Pearson Education Ltd; Photograph © Warner Bros
teenage boy: remaja
magic: memiliki kekuatan khusus yang tidak normal atau alami, kekuatan gaib
bumble bee: lebah besar yang berbulu
special effects: efek khusus
audition: seleksi aktor untuk peran Harry Potter
owl: burung hantu