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Our Culture Editor Rachael Mariboho talks about the end of the film series:
The first Harry Potter film I saw was “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”, the third film in the series. Sitting in a movie theater in 2004, I was completely enthralled by my first experience with the magical world that Harry, Ron and Hermione occupy. Since then, I have read and reread all the books, watched all of the movies multiple times and attended midnight book and film releases.
In other words, I, like millions of others, have been captivated by all that is Harry Potter. Like so many fans, I look forward to the release of the final film with both joy and sadness; it will be a bittersweet experience to say goodbye to the people and places that have become a part of our pop culture lexicon. Hogwarts, quidditch, Avada Kedavra, hippogriff, Voldemort, horcrux, all terms that any Harry Potter fan can define. Delving into Harry’s universe means membership into a worldwide discourse community of muggles who adore and obsess over the series. The films bring viewers into a realm of magic and mystery, where imagination, loyalty and courage are celebrated, and good always triumphs over evil…
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