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TV Watch Tonight: Discovering Real World of Harry Potter, JK Rowling, A Year in the Life

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: sue
July 16, 2009, 06:05 PM

In case you missed our reminder post yesterday, tonight will see the J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life documentary broadcast on ABC at 8:00pm (Eastern). As noted by the NY Daily News, this airing of the 2007 documentary " which was filmed by James Runcie, inserts voiceovers by Elizabeth Vargas doesn't update the narrative, however, or tie it to the new movie, so it often plays more like a slice of recent pop-culture history than a news special."

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464 Points

thanks for the info, crazedmuggle. i got a chance to watch it but, would love to see it again.

Posted by Empressa on July 17, 2009, 09:46 PM report to moderator
281 Points

I enjoyed watching the documentary. There is a lot of JK in her books.

Posted by Phylis {ROAR} on July 17, 2009, 10:27 PM report to moderator
39 Points

I watched it last night, and while I wasn’t totally bothered by the additional commentary, I was bothered by the quality of its recording. The recording of the additional commentary was poorly done, with the audio full of noise and sometimes even difficult to properly hear. The quality of commentary didn’t match up to the rest of the documentary’s quality.

Posted by Ellanalida on July 17, 2009, 11:24 PM report to moderator
85 Points

I forgot about the documentary airing last night, but luckily some wonderful souls have posted it on, so I was able to watch it today. I was moved to tears by Jo’s reactions to seeing her old apartment, it’s obvious that despite her fame and fortune, Jo is a down-to-earth mum who just loves to write and got very lucky in creating Harry and his world. Bless her and I look forward to anymore stories she has to write.

Posted by kleigh629 on July 18, 2009, 04:24 PM report to moderator
689 Points

I had to re watch it again on youtube and this time found someone who uploads bit by bit the UK version with more additional information. they went more in depth with the family trees and just seeing her and her down to earth side is an inspiration for anyone. Congrats Jo and everything you’ve accomplished and may the best work out for your future projects.

Posted by HPandtheDA007 on July 18, 2009, 11:03 PM report to moderator
2525 Points


Posted by The Nerd on July 19, 2009, 11:36 AM report to moderator
240 Points

wow…… great

Posted by Biswajit-ROAR on July 20, 2009, 01:27 AM report to moderator
24135 Points

i enjoyed this immensely

Posted by hermyone*ROAR* on July 26, 2009, 07:31 PM report to moderator
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