Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Harry Potter and the Celebration of Pop Culture
Check out Entertainment Weekly for a series of pieces where they use HP to promote the magazine. Ahem, I mean where they attempt to discern the impact of pop culture on HP and HP's influence on pop culture. Two delightful entries thus far (and when I talk about British stuff, I do start using words like delightful and lovely!): the linked piece on the excellent British Actor Employment Machine that is HP, and another article or two on HP and teen movies. Harry Potter as the Karate Kid, engaging in Risky Business, the Weasley brothers embrace their inner Ferris Buellers, and so forth.