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#1021 Old 07-08-2011, 09:25 AM
 
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I don't understand why they changed it, in that it was apparent after just a short while in the book. Even if Americans didn't know (as didn't many Brits, actually) the Philosopher's Stone legend, they could surely read the book, eh?

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#1022 Old 07-08-2011, 09:41 AM
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Well, I suppose it's also for reasons of catchiness, for better sales. As in, it's easier for kids to say and understand "Sorcerer" than "Philosopher" so it'll sell more copies to a wider audience.

Again, just general American dumbness. Not much we can do about it

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No doubt. Star Wars was "criticized" for being a rip-off of Westerns. Good and Evil, orphans, characters with undecipherable motives...all these pieces have been part of storytelling for centuries.

I have not been a big fan of the movies overall, but I was pleased with DH1. The first two were very Hollywood (directed by Chris Columbus, so go figure). POA (my favorite of the books) was so bad I wanted to rip my ears off to make it end. The next three again seemed a bit bland, to fans of the books at least, and I don't remember being overwhelmed by any one particular film. There were good parts though...the maze in Goblet of Fire, or blasting up the Ministry of Magic, and Imelda Staunton's simply amazing turn as Umbridge.

I'm looking forward to the end, but was horribly sad when the release date was moved back last year, as I'd hoped to go with my sisters while we were in the States. Sigh.

I'm not a fan of the movies either. I liked the books, though.

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#1024 Old 07-08-2011, 03:56 PM
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I think the movies are getting better. I loved the first two when they came out, because I was the same age as the actors and didn't know better. Now I like them for nostalgia reasons. The third is awful, and I actually struggle to sit through it because it's so terrible. Fourth was good, fifth was brilliant (Umbridge was an amazing piece of casting, in that I hated her on sight), sixth was decent, seventh was amazing. Especially the animated deathly hallows story. I can't wait for the last installment


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The animated Deathly Hallows story was inspired
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#1026 Old 08-06-2011, 12:06 PM
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Pottermore anyone?
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Pottermore anyone?

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Also, I'm starting a blog called "The Leafy Cauldron - Recipes for Non-Death Eaters"! I'm going to veganize the Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook, from start to finish.
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Me! Me! Me! I'm PurpleFelicis135.

Also, I'm starting a blog called "The Leafy Cauldron - Recipes for Non-Death Eaters"! I'm going to veganize the Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook, from start to finish.

Wow, that is quite the undertaking! Post the URL when it's up and running

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The animated Deathly Hallows story was inspired

That was my favorite part of all the movies. I loved it, I thought it was beautifully done.

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I started my Harry Potter meet vegan food blog! The first recipe is Vegan fried egg and a gammon of coconut bacon!

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Harry Potter studio to open for public tour

By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press 1 day ago

WATFORD, England (AP) The magical world of Harry Potter is being meticulously reassembled at a former aerodrome near London.

The collection of sheds and sound stages is where the eight films were shot over the course of a decade, and soon they will be home to the official "Making of Harry Potter" studio tour.

With more than five months to go until the tour's March 31 opening stonemasons in hard hats are busy laying the (real) flagstone floor of the Great Hall at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Even half-finished, its Gothic arches, gargoyles and huge fireplace are an impressive sight.

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#1032 Old 10-14-2011, 01:50 PM
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At Universal Studios in Florida they have recreated Hogsmeade. One day I'll go

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#1034 Old 10-17-2011, 03:26 AM
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Hey, I live in Watford
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That's so cool!!

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Oh I am going

Take pics!

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Hey, I live in Watford

Are you going to go?
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#1036 Old 10-17-2011, 04:12 AM
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Only if it's not extortionately expensive. So... probably not
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I don't know if I am going.. Just that I really want to..

And I will even if I have to sell something to get the money to go....
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