Amanda at The Examiner
asks the question, "Why the Twilight saga's change of directors will be okay"?
She uses the Harry Potter series to help calm everyone's nerves...
"With the directorial whirlwind that has been the Twilight saga films, some fans have expressed dire concern over the continuity of the series through the change of hands. Well, perhaps there is a reason for said concerns to be lowered.
Taking the Harry Potter series as an example, one might find that the alterations can, indeed, be successful.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone was directed by Chris Columbus. So was Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Columbus, in setting the stage for what was to be many films to come, took the helm of initial casting as well as bringing the world of Hogwarts, Privet Drive, and the likes of Diagon Alley to film faced fruition. While instilling, evermore, these gems for the Harry Potter film world, Columbus left the series after the second film and hasn't been back since.
Enter Alfonso Cuaron, director of Great Expectations and A Little Princess for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Charged with the task of presenting Harry Potter fans with their werewolf professor and shape-shifting semi-convict, Cuaron's task was not one of ease in picking up where Columbus left off, yet, say most, the transition was rather smooth.
Along came Mike Newell, veteran of such films as Mona Lisa Smile, Pushing Tin, Donnie Brasco, and Four Weddings and a Funeral for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Casting Robert Pattinson (a first and foremost stellar aspect of accomplishment of his work on this segment of the Harry Potter series), Newell took on this portion of the Harry Potter series with grace and fulfilled (mostly) his goal of transforming the literary Tri-Wizard Tournament into something viewers could sink their teeth into.
Finally, David Yates, director of The Girl in the Cafe, came along for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (as well as up-coming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I & II). Charged with picking up where not only Columbus left off, but also the work of Cuaron and Newell as well, Yates' task in joining the Harry Potter series was no picnic. Yet, it was done, and it was done fairly well."
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