Saturday, May 21, 2016

Tale of the Three Brothers

Stunning animation from "The Tale of the Three Brothers" sequence in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1.

Who says there aren't any good modern-day fairy tales? This has everything a good tale needs: A family setting, a villain, a hero, longing, desire and magic.

The animation is the perfect vessel for this dark fairy tale by J.K. Rowling.

When I saw the film the first time, this sequence ignited my imagination more than anything else. There's something about a tale within a tale that is truly profound. Shakespeare did this often. It's one of my favorite story-telling techniques.

I used in my latest film "The Book of Simon."


  1. I envy your knowledge.
    I never thought about all the stories embeded that continue to tell a story. So cool, I read all the Harry Potter books but never watched all the films. I think I got burned out just listening to all the hype.I just got tired of the topic.

  2. Ann, I know what you mean about burning out on hype. Sometimes the story is worth all the hype, as in the case of Harry Potter, and other times it's not, as in the case of Frozen.