Good old HP books and films have now drawn to a close. Despite what some of my American friends would have me believe they are not the work of the
devil, nor will those who read/watch HP turn to the dark side.
What bits of Harry Potter did you enjoy the most?
Quidditch, Port Keys, Disapparition, Sorting Hat, Flying Ford Anglia, House Ghosts, Owl Post, watching Harry grow up, triumph of good over evil,
Hagrid, Dragons Hippogryphs, Unicorns and the beautiful Phoenix !
Anyone who believes that HP books are in any way harmful is totally stupid.
I haven't read the series yet. I would prefer to read the British version, since the American edition is dumbed down. (For example, the term
"philosopher's stone" has a classic, historic meaning--much richer than "sorceror's stone" as the American edition uses.
What I have seen in the movies has been very well done, and I can imagine the novels must be much richer in characterization and background details.
A movie reviewer, who sometimes grades rather harshly, gave the final Harry Potter movie a grade of A+.
Scholar as a teecha could condemn you for misspelling.
Because a suite, (pronounced sweet as in furniture), is not applicable within your sentence Giron.
The word should have been suit, trying not to be pedantic.JMB
My thinking is much as yours Nim, HP is not much different to the stories that we enjoyed as children. I've not read any of the books, and am
unlikely to, however I've seen all but the last movie which, I'm certain I'll watch, when the time is appropriate.
No, I am not a huge HP fan, no more than I am a huge fan of Football. I know enough to sound intelligent in conversation on those topics.
Yet I have read everyone and watched them all, and found them enthralling .jmb
*BOUNCE BOUNCE BOUNCE*
I LOVE HARRY POTTER!!!!
Love the books, love the films...and re read and re-watch them many times!
i think i'm getting mad cow or something because i find the whole hp thing hard to follow, his two friends seem to do as much as harry but get no thanks from harry or anyone else?
Snape/Riddle/Potter interplay as the original brothers.
Very subtle storyline woven, thb HP books didn't mature till about 3rd or 4th book where it started to bring more adult themes which appealed to a whole new group of readers.
...or the same readers who were in the process of growing up. I do think they are best read a year apart while the target audience matches the age of Harry as he is in that book.
Me too. Mind you, I made a bet with a 3rd year about what the horcrux would finally turn out to be and we had to wait 2 years to find out if I was right.
Here's a thought--I have just recently read Orson Scot Card's introduction to the second book in the Ender's series (which began as ideas for two
separate novels, before Card figured out how problems in each would be solved if they would become an earlier and later novel. A deal was made to
publicsh an Ender's trilogy--without Card having indicated it would be a trilogy--and then Card was on the hook for a third book. More books were
I also know Asimov's extensive Foundation series started as a trilogy. Later, Isaac added more books to it. After his death, another Foundation Trilogy was authorized to be written by authors who could write for some of those characters and in that universe.
What I'm wondering is this--after such wonderfully successful writing, can R. K. Rowling go the rest of her life without writing more which builds on that success? I'm speaking from ignorance of the way the series turned out, but could a new series feature new students at Hogwart's? Or, what else might happen to the former Hogwart students? What about faculty members--what adventures might they have, which would build on the Harry Potter corpus without intruding into the main series in ways that would diminish it?
I would guess that Rowling has gotten all kinds of suggestions from her fans--will none of them ever bear fruit as a new story?
Never read any of the books.
Never seen any of the movies.
I think it would be a huge mistake for J K Rowling to write any more about Harry Potter - it would spoil it. The story came to a natural conclusion
at the end of the battle in 'Deathly Hallows' and then the last chapter jumped ahead to where Harry and his friends were adult with children of
their own. This chapter was a big let down because it was such an obvious after thought, not so well written as the rest and completely irrelevant.
JK did once say that she wanted to write an adult novel or two - so maybe now that Harry is done with she will have the time to do that.
I, for one, would not like to see a "Son of harry Potter" type of film.
Once you've overcome evil, how could there be a sequel unless you hadn't really overcome it. There is an epilogue at the end of the final book so you get to know what happened to the characters once they grew up. There could be tales of magic I suppose but the story is much more about good v. evil imo and tales about spells alone just wouldn't work.
Love the HP books - Goblet of Fire is my particular fave, but also really enjoyed Deathly Hallows. For me though, the translation of this book into
film didn't quite work for me. The film lacked heart - major characters were being killed off left right and centre and they would only given a
Still, great series.
Receipts so far for this movie alone are over $1bn. I think it is too important a franchise to spoil with prequels. JKR has released special books
with recipes etc with all profits going to charity so perhaps she might do something similar - telling a story from Hermoine's point of view for
example - but only as a one off charity work.
I believe the studio in the UK will be made available for tours for fans as they built full sets which is extremely unusual. I, for one, would go and visit.
If UK wizards would establish a Harry Potter theme park with real flying broomsticks, unicorns, and other magical elements from the books, people will come from all over the world to buy tickets and enjoy the magic.
You want a lot of bang for your buck...
I think a magical energy source that could be replicated would make the UK first in the world again.
It probably wouldn't be too long before the Yanks invaded the UK and tried to nick it.
Best keep our magic secret then - nod's as good as a wink to a blind horse!
Yes indeed, if they find out about our secrets of alchemy they'll be converting lead into gold, in order to pay off their huge national debt.
All that glisters is not gold...
Particularly in Fort Knox, allegedly.
But, Nim--if you could fly on a broomstick, you'd go to do it, wouldn't you?
It's best to leave that sort of thing to Christine O'Donnell.
Ask scholar, she's one of his tea potty heroines.
Christine O’Donnell a fine upstanding Christian woman.
LONG LIVE HARRY
Studio tickets go on sale in October
We should all go together.
I think we should point out that American visitors are strictly prohibited from carrying concealed weapons whilst they are on the studio tour.
or unconcealed in fact - expelliarmus!
Expelliarmus to you too.