A Boyhood and Harry Potter Mashup 12 Years in the Making

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July 23 2014 4:02 PM

A Boyhood and Harry Potter Mashup 12 Years in the Making

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After Nelson Carvajal made his Boyhood and Planet of the Apes mashup Apehood, film writer David Ehrlich tweeted that the idea “would have been much more effective with Harry Potter.” Ehrlich isn’t the first to make a connection between Boyhood, which was filmed with the same cast over 12 years, and the Harry Potter franchise, which was shot in a similar manner. New York’s IFC Center even hosted a Harry Potter marathon in the run up to Boyhood’s release.

Recognizing a good idea when we saw it, we edited together the trailer above: the touching story of one boy growing up … as a wizard.

Previously
Apehood Is a Touching Story About Growing Up … As an Ape
FAQ: How They Made Boyhood

Chris Wade is a producer for Slate Video and occasional contributor to Brow Beat. Follow him on Twitter.

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