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Everything you need to

know about

Harry Potter

and the Order

of the Phoenix

"It's the darkest film but in

many ways it's the darkest

book so it's faithful,"

--J.K.Rowling.

Presentation by

David Bruce

VisualHollywood.com


SYNOPSIS

Movies Contain the

Essence of Being Human

Harry returns for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts and

discovers that much of the wizarding community has been

denied the truth about the teenager's recent encounter with the

evil Lord Voldemort. Fearing that Hogwarts' venerable

Headmaster, Albus Dumbledore, is lying about Voldemort's

return in order to undermine his power and take his job, the

Minister for Magic, Cornelius Fudge, appoints a new Defense

Against the Dark Arts teacher to keep watch over Dumbledore

and the Hogwarts students.


CAST

The Cinematic Arts Have the

Power to Transform

(L-R) RYAN NELSON as Slightly Creepy Boy, NICK SHRIM as

Somewhat Doubtful Boy, BONNIE WRIGHT as Ginny Weasley,

SHEFALI CHOWDHURY as Parvati Patil, OLIVER PHELPS as George

Weasley, AFSHAN AZAD as Padma Patil, KATIE LEUNG as Cho

Chang, JAMES PHELPS as Fred Weasley, DANIEL RADCLIFFE as

Harry Potter, MATTHEW LEWIS as Neville Longbottom, EMMA

WATSON as Hermione Granger, RUPERT GRINT as Ron Weasley,

EVANNA LYNCH as Luna Lovegood, WILLIAM MELLING as Nigel and

ALFRED ENOCH as Dean Thomas


CREW

Our Artists Are

Our Liberators

DAVID YATES (Director)

DAVID HEYMAN (Producer)

DAVID BARRON (Producer)

MICHAEL GOLDENBERG (Screenwriter)

LIONEL WIGRAM (Executive Producer)

SLAWOMIR IDZIAK (Director of Photography)

STUART CRAIG (Production Designer)

MARK DAY (Editor)

NICHOLAS HOOPER (Composer)


CAST

(L-R)

IMELDA STAUNTON as Dolores Umbridge

EMMA THOMPSON as Sybill Trelawney

MAGGIE SMITH as Minerva McGonagall

DAVID BRADLEY as Argus Filch

Actors are

Liberators Unaware


CAST

Actors help us: laugh, be happy, cry, get angry,

and even think. Can there be any better gifts?


CREW

Filmmakers are Revolutionaries,

Not Just Entertainers

DAVID YATES (Director)

is an award-winning director, who

has been primarily best known

for his television work.

Yates won his first BAFTA TV

Award for his work on the BBC

miniseries ―The Way We Live

Now,‖ a period drama starring

Matthew Macfadyen and Miranda

Otto. In 2003, he directed the

drama series ―State of Play,‖ for

which he received a BAFTA TV

Award nomination and won the

Directors Guild of Great Britain

(DGGB) Award for Outstanding

Directorial Achievement.


TRIVIA AND NEWS

Movie Making is the Convergence

of Many Talents and Art Forms

Philosopher's Stone book (1997) film (2001)

Chamber of Secrets book (1998) film (2002)

Prisoner of Azkaban book (1999) film (2004)

Goblet of Fire book (2000) film (2005)

Order of the Phoenix book (2003) film (2007)

Half-Blood Prince book (2005) film (2008)

Deathly Hallows book (2007) film (TBA)


EXTENDED SYNOPSIS

Stories are

Transforming

It has been a long, lonely summer for Harry Potter as he awaits his

fifth year of study at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

It’s bad enough that he must endure living with the odious

Dursleys, but he hasn’t received even a note from his classmates

and closest friends, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger.


EXTENDED SYNOPSIS

All Kids are Born Artistic

What is Natural is Essential

And there has not been

any word from anyone in

the aftermath of his

confrontation with the

evil Lord Voldemort. The

letter that does arrive is

not the kind for which he

was hoping—

pronouncing that Harry

is about to be expelled

from Hogwarts for

illegally using magic

outside of school and in

the presence of a

Muggle, namely his

obnoxious cousin,

Dudley. Never mind that

it was in defense against

an unprovoked and

inexplicable attack by

two Dementors.


EXTENDED SYNOPSIS

Stories Embody the

Essence of Being Human

Harry’s only hope is to defend

himself at what amounts to hardly

more than a kangaroo court

orchestrated by the Minister of

Magic, Cornelius Fudge, who has

his own reasons for wanting the

young wizard to be gone for good.

Much to Fudge’s chagrin, Harry is

acquitted—thanks largely to the

intervention of Hogwarts’

venerable Headmaster, Albus

Dumbledore —but his return to

Hogwarts is, for the first time,

apprehensive and uncomfortable.

Harry has learned that much of

the wizarding community has

been led to believe that the story

of the teenager’s recent

encounter with Voldemort is an

outright lie, putting Harry’s

integrity in question.


EXTENDED SYNOPSIS

Cinematic Story Telling is a

Profoundly Humanizing endeavor.

Feeling ostracized and alone, Harry is beset by nightmares that

seem to foretell sinister events. Worse, the one person whose

counsel he needs most, Professor Dumbledore, is suddenly acting

strangely distant from the confused and hurt young wizard.


Meanwhile, in an effort to keep an eye

on Dumbledore and keep the Hogwarts

students—especially Harry—in line,

Fudge has appointed a new Defense

Against the Dark Arts teacher, the

duplicitous Professor Dolores

Umbridge. But Professor Umbridge’s

―Ministry-approved‖ course of

defensive magic leaves the young

wizards woefully unprepared to defend

themselves against the Dark Forces

threatening them. So, at the prompting

of Hermione and Ron, Harry is

convinced to take matters into his own

hands. Meeting secretly with a small

group of students who name

themselves ―Dumbledore’s Army,‖

Harry prepares the young wizards for

the extraordinary battle that he knows

lies ahead.

EXTENDED SYNOPSIS

Film making is a

Community Event.


CRITICAL OPINION

Free Artistic Expression is

a Mark of a Free Society

It's action-packed, darker, more epic

and thankfully schmaltz-free. And it's

the best Harry Potter film yet.

--Colin Bertram, New York Daily News

Able 'Potter' growing darker

--Tom Charity, CNN.com

Yes, the fifth in the projected sevenmovie

series is quite a journey

--Nancy Churnin, Dallas Morning News

A powerful, poignant coming-of-age

story.

--Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine


David Bruce

FILM REVIEW

HARRY POTTER 5

Art is the Language

of Liberation

What an amazing coming of age film HP5 is!

Unlike the previous installments, the focus

here is on Harry’s inner struggle. His friends

did not write him over the summer. This

disappointment is just the beginning for him.

Harry has a very real inner struggle going on

between darkness and light. He must make

life altering choices. In an early foreshadowing

scene Harry must decide if he should risk his

own life to save the despised Dudley, or leave

him to a horrific fate. The film builds from

there. You will not be disappointed.

It is this determined journey toward maturity

makes HP an epic story. And HP5 may be the

best of all the films so far. Cast and crew have

exceeded themselves.


FINDING TRUTH IN

HARRY POTTER 5

DECEPTION VS DETERMINATION

Prime, pink and proper, Harry's

immediate problem is the new

teacher, Miss Umbridge (Imelda

Staunton). She wants to bring

discipline to Hog-warts, but instead,

she becomes the students' nightmare.

She is a self righteous devil dressed

pretty in pink.

Miss Umbridge is deceptive.

But Harry Is determined

―Success means having the courage,

the determination, and the will to

become the person you believe you

were meant to be‖

--George Sheehan

Society is only as free as its arts.

Art is the voice of human freedom.

―People who indulge in the acts of

deception and debauchery are devoid

of success. ‖

--Rig Veda


LIFE CONNECTION IN

HARRY POTTER 5

Art is a

Liberating Force

THE IMPORTANT INNER STRUGGLE

Harry is both a tormented adolescent

and a determined leader ready to do

battle for truth. He is in a struggle

outside and in.

“The last struggle for our rights, the

battle for our civilization, is entirely

with ourselves.”

--William Wells Brown


To Restrict Creativity is to Restrict

the very Nature of the Creator

Determined and despite various hardships, JK Rowling

wrote her book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's

Stone.

The first three publishers she approached wouldn't even

talk to her. Rejected, but determined, she went to a

fourth publisher who accepted the manuscript for

publication.

The book was published and picked up in the USA,

where a movie deal was signed… Today, she is among

the wealthiest ,thanks to determination.


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