Omnibus: Season 40, Episode 12

J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and Me (28 Dec. 2001)

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For the first time J.K. Rowling tells in her own words the story of how the bestselling books of Harry Potter came to life.

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For the first time J.K. Rowling tells in her own words the story of how the bestselling books of Harry Potter came to life.

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(himself): I think what I liked from the first about Harry Potter was that mix of - um - I won't say fantasy, because I think of it as a dirty word, and fantasy doesn't really work unless it's grounded in reality, and it's the reality that appealed to me in a sense. What's woven into them is a true history of the English folkloric tradition of magic. She
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(himself): hasn't made up a magic world which is simply a great wishlist, a Disney-esque fantasy, 'well if you have a dream it's going to come true,' ...
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Insightful for the Potter fans.
11 June 2006 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

I had forgotten when was this aired on the local television here. But I know it has been some time. Had I knew it earlier of an entry on this site, I would had updated this beforehand.

For the Harry Potter fans like me, many of us may have wondered along the way as we read the adventures of Harry and his friends...how on earth did JK Rowling get all the stuff in the books? What are her inspirations?

All these and more are being explained in this documentary where the famous author of the bestselling series let the outside world have a peek into her own world. Given it's understandable that she is a very private person, this is really very insightful and informative especially for the fans. Not only learning about JK's inspirations to the books, there's even an insight to her life, pre-Harry Potter fame.

It's really recommended, especially if you are a Harry Potter fan yourself.


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