Leaky News Archives for August 2003
According to a report by the Hollywood Reporter, Warner Brothers took the #1 spot in DVD sales for January-June 2003 all because of a certain boy wizard.
Fashion experts from Esquire magazine offer their list of inappropriate behavior for men over thirty, which includes staying in bed past 11 AM or wearing a watch costing less than £100. Says fashion editor Simon Tiffin: 'We were inspired by the sight on planes, trains and buses of too many grown men reading Harry Potter.Continued...
Thanks to the many readers who pointed out the end-of-page paragraph that was slipped into the Newell appointment announcement, and which holds quite a bit of important information:
Afraid of alienating die-hard Muggles by cutting scenes, the studio and scribe initially had talked about breaking the book into twoContinued...
The North Devon Gazette has article on Reed Chill Cheater, a North Devon company that has just finished a large order of innovative thermal suits for the PoA film!
Apparently it is for an incredibly wet Quidditch game, said owner Chris Reed.
A big "thanks" to Dave at The Snitch for letting us know about this new report AND the pictures with it!
HPANA has a link to some great photos of Lacock Abbey, which served as Hogwarts in the first two Harry Potter films.
Our fellow HP site, The Snitch, has posted a new report from a recent visit to the PoA set.
Yes, robes will be making an appearance in PoA, as we've said repeatedly...!
The DVD of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is on the ballot for the Viewers Choice Award at the 6th Annual DVD Awards. The awards will be presented on August 20th, so if you're going to vote, vote now!
Thanks for the tip, Annie!
Allison Hayward, of The National Review, gives us a tongue-in-cheek look at what she would write for book 6: Harry Potter and the Magic Campaign.
Thanks for the tip, Elaureth!
(Editor's Note: I'm loving the Rancho Hogsmeado!)
The just posted commentary from Stephen Price notes that Gaiman hasn't commented on similarities between his work and the Harry Potter series; this August 2001 January Magazine interview with him includes questions on the subject.
Thanks to wharfle for pointing out the link.
Okay, it's not that bad! The BBC does report, however, that a recent poll showed people were better acquainted with JK's work than Shakespeare's. The short article takes a look at pop culture and its effect on classic literature.
An article from Stephen Price on similarities among literary works, imitation as flattery, and plagiarism, with discussion that includes the Harry Potter series:
A boy with glasses and black hair grows up with a foster-father, in a setting of deprived urban dreariness. He's bright, but lonely, living life throughContinued...
Not according to Denver Post Critic-at-Large Kyle MacMillian, who quotes one of the top op-makers at the New York Times, Frank Rich:
"The children entranced with Harry don't need a fast cinematic cut to whip them to attention, with an MTV lash, every few seconds," he writes. "They are perfectly happyContinued...
Thanks Richard, for pointing us to this BBC article that quotes Newell and Heyman on Newell's appointment:
"I'm very excited about directing Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire...As audiences have become more familiar with both the books and the movies, there has been an increasing challengeContinued...