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Reel Cultured

BLAKE SAPP SHARES HIS LOVE FOR MOVIES


INSIDE Reel Cultured Pages 3-4: Blakes Story


When Harry Potter first came out in culture are passionate about every print in the United Kingdom on June aspect of the films and the books. 26th, 1997, it was an instant hit. Heck, it even won the British Book Awards’ Meet someone who is a part of this Children’s Book of the Year. J.K. Rowl- culture. ing’s Harry Potter books grossed Blake Sapp: Harry Potter movie ennearly $7,743,000,000 after that thusiast (http://www.statisticbrain.com/total-harry-potter-franchise-revenue/). Obviously, recent history tells us that Me: How did you become a part of the if you have a book that has been pop- Harry Potter culture? ular and profitable, regardless of it is a good book or not (I’m looking at Blake:“My mom wanted me to read you Twilight), production companies and everyone was raving about the new Harry Potter books that were are going to capitalize on it and a coming out. I started off by just readmovie will be made. Boy did Warner Bros. invest in a home run. The Harry Potter movies made $7,709,205,984 during the course of its 8 films and 10 year run (http:// www.the-numbers.com/movies/franchise/Harry-Potter). Audiences were captivated with the print and onscreen versions of the series. This led to a culture of fans who grasped on to this fictional story. For some, the story of Harry Potter is a way of life. The people who make up the Harry Potter

“Harry Potter movies have made

$7,709,205,984

during the course of 8 films and a 10 year run.”


ing them.” Me: How did it escalate from there? Blake:“The movies. I really liked them when they first came out but I didn’t really start to love them until 3 years ago when I injured my knee playing the game Just Dance. During my down time, I watched the movies and really paid attention to the detail.” Me: What does it mean to be a part of the “Harry Potter” culture? Blake:“It means you understand the magic when there is not really magic.You feel like a part of the wizarding world and you just feel like you’re on the adventures as a friend of Harry and his companions.You automatically connect to other people who have the same love for the Harry Potter story. It’s a strong bond that can start a conversation with a stranger.”

“It means you understand the magic when there is not really magic.You feel like a part of the wizarding world and you feel just like you’re on the adventures as

a friend of harry and his companions.”


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