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STAR WARS & HARRY POTTER Share The Same Universal Story Beats!!!

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Minute-by-minute analysis of STAR WARS and Harry POTTER by Todd Klick.

MINUTE  1:  AT-TENSION!
SW: Text informs us that “Its a period of civil war...”
HP: An old wizard walks alone on a spooky night and steals lantern light       
MINUTE  2:  THE BUILD
SW: Space ships fire at each other
HP: Dumbledore says “the bad” rumours are true    
MINUTE  3:  THE RATCHET
SW: C3PO says, “We’re doomed”
HP: The baby will be left with “the the worst sort of muggles imaginable”
MINUTE  4:  ANOTHER NOTCH 
SW: Stormtroopers burst through the door
HP: Harry’s mean aunt screams at him to get up
MINUTE  5:  JAW DROPPER
SW: Darth Vadar, a striking dark figure, boards the alliance ship
HP: The relative’s treatment of Harry is stunningly mean
MINUTE  6:  FRIEND OR FIST
SW: C3PO and R2D2 argue (FIST)
HP: Harry’s uncle scolds him (FIST)
MINUTE  7:  FRIEND OR FIST 2
SW: C3PO and R2D2 argue even more (FIST)
HP: Harry talks with a snake (FRIEND)
MINUTE  8:  SOMETHING STARTLING HAPPENS
SW: Darth Vadar accuses Princess Leia of being traitor!
HP: The escaping snake makes all the children scream!
MINUTE  9:  THE PURSUIT
SW: “Send a detachment to retrieve {the plans},” Darth says
HP: Harry pursues the letter that his cousin stole from him
MINUTE 10: THE DISCUSSION 
SW: R2D2 and C3PO discuss the “mission” R2D2 is on
HP: Harry’s aunt and uncle chat outside the house
MINUTE 11: THE WARNING
SW: C3PO walks alone in the hot dry desert (a warning that he might rust)
HP: Hundreds of owls land outside Harry’s relative’s house—a warning that they better let Harry open the letters
MINUTE 12: HARSHER WARNING
SW: Sand creatures shoot R2D2
HP: Hundreds and hundreds of letters pour into the house—a harsher warning that they better let Harry open his letters  
MINUTE 13: THE SUBMISSION
SW: Sand creatures carry the immobilized R2D2 away
HP: Harry’s family submits and moves to a secluded island
MINUTE 14: DANGER WATCH 
SW: R2D2 sits helplessly as a vacuum tries to suck him inside
HP: Harry’s uncle points his shotgun at Hagrid
MINUTE 15: WHEW, THAT WAS CLOSE!
SW: C3P0 finds R2D2 (whew, that was close—he thought he’d never see him again) 
HP: Hagrid pulls something out of his coat, but it’s only an umbrella (whew!)
MINUTE 16: THE BIG CONCERN
SW: C3PO says, “We’re doomed.”
HP: Hagrid wants to take Harry to the wizardry school, which causes Uncle Vernon great concern
MINUTE 17: WORLD UPSIDE DOWN
SW: Sand creatures lead droids outside to be sold
HP: Harry learns that his parents didn’t, in fact, die in a car crash
MINUTE 18: TROUBLE TURN
SW: Luke meets the trouble-making duo, R2D2 and C3PO
HP: Hagrid puts a piggy tail on Harry’s cousin
MINUTE 19: THE THREAT  
SW: Uncle Owen threatens Luke to get his chores done
HP: Harry enters a threatening bar
MINUTE 20: PUSH BACK
SW: Luke works hard to fix the droid
HP: Harry urges Hagrid to tell him why he’s famous
MINUTE 21: THE GREAT AFFECT  
SW: Princess Leia’s hologram message carries bad news
HP: Hagrid taps the wall and the bricks reconfigure to show Harry Diagon Alley!
MINUTE 22: TRUTH DECLARED
SW: “She’s a person of some importance,” C3PO says to Luke about Leia
HP: The “Nimbus 2000 is the fastest model yet!”
MINUTE 23: SCARY STUFF
SW: The hologram disappears!
HP: The ugly looking goblin shoots Harry a scary look
MINUTE 24: SCARY STUFF 2
SW: Uncle Owen and his wife exchange concerned glances when Luke mentions Obi-Wan (they’re scared Luke might find out who he is)
HP: The goblin leads Harry into the bowels of a scary cavern
MINUTE 25: SCARY STUFF 3
SW: Uncle Owen tells Luke he must stay for another year, which causes Luke great distress
HP: Harry stares at the ominous looking package
MINUTE 26: THE BIG UNEXPECTED
SW: Luke discovers that R2D2 has left!
HP: Harry waves his new wand and the files fly out!
MINUTE 27: THE MINI-QUEST 
SW: Luke has to find R2D2 (Luke’s Mini-Quest before he heads off to battle the Death Star)
HP: Mr. Ollivander tries to find the correct wand for Harry
MINUTE 28: BIG QUEST PREP 
SW: Luke drives the land cruiser to look for R2D2 (he needs him for the Big Quest)
HP: Mr. Ollivander preps Harry for his life as a wizard
MINUTE 29: BIG QUEST PREP 2 
SW: Ben Kenobe saves Luke (he needs him for the big quest)
HP: Hagrid preps Harry about Voldemort
MINUTE 30: THE NEED
SW: Injured Luke needs help
HP: Harry needs to know what Voldemort did
MINUTE 31: DISTRESS SIGNAL   
SW: Ben shows distress when he hears Luke say “Obi-Wan”
HP: Evil Voldemort is still out there
MINUTE 32: ANXIETY AMP
SW: C3PO shows great anxiety when he discovers that his arm is ripped off
HP: Harry realizes Hagrid’s no longer there to help him
MINUTE 33: OMINOUS OH NO!
SW: Luke wishes he could’ve met his father (which concerns Obi-Wan, who knows the truth)
HP: Harry has to somehow run through a solid wall (oh no!)
MINUTE 34: FRIEND AFFECT 
SW: Luke’s friend Obi-Wan tells him about the Dark Side
HP: Harry makes friends with Ron
MINUTE 35: BAIT & SWITCH  
SW: Princess Leia’s hologram pops up (BAIT), but she carries bad news (SWITCH)
HP: Ron thinks he’s sitting with a regular boy (BAIT), but discovers it’s the famous Harry Potter (SWITCH)
MINUTE 36: HIDE & SEEK
SW: Luke wants to go home (HIDE), but Obe-Wan (SEEKS) his help
HP: Harry wonders (SEEKS) where the picture of Dumbledore went (HIDES)
MINUTE 37: OVER HIS HEAD
SW: Luke realizes he must learn the ways of the force (he may be in over his head)
HP: Ron can’t make his magic spell work—he’s in over his head
MINUTE 38: POSITIVE RECONNECT
SW: Darth Vader reconnects with Tarkin
HP: Harry reconnects with his friend Hagrid
MINUTE 39: NEW JOURNEY BOND
SW: Darth Vader and Tarkin agree on a plan of attack
HP: The boats take the kids towards the school
MINUTE 40: ALLY’S WORLD
SW: Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru’s house is on fire
HP: We see that Professor McGonagall has authority at the school
MINUTE 41: THORNY ROSE
SW: Luke finally reaches home (ROSE), but finds his aunt and uncle burned to death (THORN)
HP: Harry likes the school (ROSE), but dislikes unsavory students like Malfoy (THORN)
MINUTE 42: SURPRISE REVEAL
SW: Luke tells Ben he wants to become a Jedi
HP: The opening doors reveal a surprisingly huge hall filled with young wizards and floating candles!    
MINUTE 43: SURPRISE REVEAL 2
SW: Obi-Wan tells Luke (about Mos Eisley Spaceport), “You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious” (they may die there)
HP: Dumbledore reveals that the 3rd floor will cause “a most painful death”
MINUTE 44: NEW NEWS
SW: Obi-Wan can change stormtroopers’ minds with the force
HP: Harry feels pain in his scar when Snape looks at him
MINUTE 45: OUT OF THE ORDINARY
SW: Luke enters the dangerous cantina with Obi-Wan
HP: Loner Harry stands in front of the entire student body
MINUTE 46: THE REVELATION
SW: The bartender reveals his prejudice by telling Luke (concerning the droids), “we don’t serve their kind here”
HP: Harry learns that Dumbledore approves of him going to Gryffindor
MINUTE 47: THE ESCORT 
SW: Obi-Wan takes Luke away from the fight
HP: Percy gives Harry information about Snape (Harry’s escort towards useful information)
MINUTE 48: NEEDED KNOWLEDGE 
SW: Han tells Obi-Wan and Luke that his spaceship is fast
HP: Harry is told about the changing stairs
MINUTE 49: FOREBODING FACT
SW: Han wants way too much money to fly Luke and Obi-Wan to Alderaan
HP: The scary pictures move
MINUTE 50: THE PORTENT
SW: Weapon-carrying Stormtroopers look for Obi-Wan and Luke
HP: Harry sits by himself, still the outsider
MINUTE 51: THE ENGAGE     
SW: Han shoots Greedo, which draws the attention of the other bad guys
HP: Professor McGonagall scolds Harry and Ron for being late
MINUTE 52: SAY UNCLE     
SW: R2D2 and C3PO hide from the Stormtroopers
HP: The students listen quietly to intimidating Snape       
MINUTE 53: THE INTIMIDATION    
SW: Jabba wants his money from Han
HP: Snape intimidates Harry with questions he doesn’t know the answers to      
MINUTE 54: THE LIGHTBULB    
SW: Han learns that Jabba will give him more time to pay his debt
HP: Harry and Ron realize that the “mail’s here”       
MINUTE 55: SIDESWIPE     
SW: Stormtroopers fire at Han Solo
HP: Harry learns that someone broke into Gringotts      
MINUTE 56: DARK TWIST CHAT    
SW: Han talks with Chewbacca while Imperial Troopers chase them
HP: Ron says “up” but the broom whacks him in the face instead       
MINUTE 57: DIFFICULT WORDS    
SW: Obe-Wan: “I felt a great disturbance in the force”
HP: The teacher says to the wounded student: “Oh dear, it’s a broken wrist”     
MINUTE 58: VITAL EVENT    
SW: Tarkin says he will blow up Alderaan
HP: Harry and Malfoy duel on their brooms      
MINUTE 59: THE DECEPTION              
SW: Tarkin deceives Leia into thinking he won’t blow up Alderaan if she tells him the rebel
base’s location
HP: Malfoy spins and keeps the object from Harry   
MINUTE 60: THE SHOCKER
SW: Tarkin blows up Alderaan!
HP: Harry learns that he’s the new “Seeker”!  

And so on...

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