Posted on Thursday, September 6th, 2012 by Angie Han
As much time and money and effort as Hollywood pours into big-budget franchises, only a handful manage to make a real lasting impression on moviegoers. But the best of them live on long after the last installment has hit theaters, and one that falls into that category is Warner Bros.’ Harry Potter series.
From 2001 to 2011, the studio released eight films based on J.K. Rowling‘s books. Collectively, they’re are one of the most successful cinematic series of time by any standard — critically, commercially, culturally. Even now, after all the cast and crew have moved onto other projects, fans still harbor a deep affection for the Boy Who Lived.
In tribute to the beloved fantasy saga, Kees Van Dijkhuizen Jr. has edited together a gorgeous thirteen-minute retrospective titled “Mischief Managed.” Hit the jump to watch his video, and be warned that you may get a lump in your throat once John Williams‘ iconic theme kicks in.
“Mischief Managed” debuted exclusively on MuggleNet (via YouTube) this week. If Van Dikjhuizen’s name rings a bell, you may recall him from “[the films of]” series we featured last year, or perhaps one of his year-end movie montages.
If you started watching the movies early on, it’s tough not to get nostalgic whenever you look back at these movies. We’ve literally watched stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson grow up over the past decade. And although Harry and his pals aren’t technically real people, it feels like we’ve been there to see them come of age as well.
Van Dijkhuizen pulled the clips you see in the retrospective from the Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection, which is due out September 7 and can be pre-ordered here. If you’re looking for more info on what music was used or how Van Dijkhuizen’s video came together, click over to his personal blog.