FACT: Everyone has seen 2001’s Harry Potter and the P̶h̶i̶l̶o̶s̶o̶p̶h̶e̶r̶s̶ Sorcerer’s Stone
…but haven’t you ever wondered what it would be like if Hagrid was the only character, the only onscreen presence whatsoever?? This edit of HP1 is a darker film, a lonelier film, but one with a singular uplifting presence. We worry about Hagrid’s isolation, his continued address of numerous invisible others. However, all in all, we come to accept and marvel at the unyielding richness of one half-giant, half-man’s inner world. It’s a truly magical movie.