Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix
What: Dolor Umbridge shows up at Hogwart’s and Harry bands together a group of students in secret to form “Dumbledor’s Army.”
Directed by: David Yates
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Gary Oldman
Featuring guest co-host
Eric Molinsky of Imaginary Worlds
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Our different aptitudes for processing fantasy. Fantasy tropes, internal consistency, Patrick Rothfuss.
Wizard and muggle technologies
Telegraphs, internets, owls and agentive magical paper airplanes. Other things too!
The power of names
“True name” magic in Harry Potter. IRL examples. Ancient Egypt, Medieval Europe, Jewish mysticism, Aronofsky’s Pi. Rothfuss again.
Classism and wizard racism
Magic bullet machine gun enchanted buckler wizards. Enchanted riot shields with a wand-hole in them. Other innovations.
The fascististic headmistress, Ballatrix, Luna, and other characters we wanted to note.
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