Episode 23: Harry Potter: The Movies

May 14, 2019, 03:27 PM

Whether you love the movies or hate them, this episode will open your eyes to the challenges and artistry of the Harry Potter movies.

In this episode, Janet Batchler, screenwriter (Batman Forever, Pompeii) and professor at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, helps us understand the Harry Potter movies, what we love about them and why - as well as what bothers us about them and why. Professor Batchler and Katy, along with returning guests Kat Sas and Elizabeth Baird Hardy, talk about the value of critically examining the Harry Potter movies to understand the technical challenges of film adaptation.