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250 Million

Posted by: Melissa
November 17, 2003, 10:21 AM

Reuters reports that sales of the first five Harry Potter books have now reached 250 million.

Books

Report from the Mary GrandPré Talk

Posted by: Melissa
November 17, 2003, 08:32 AM

Dicentra from HPfGU attended Mary GrandPré's talk with other fandomers from SugarQuill and HPfGU, and posted a report over on HPfGU's off-topic list. She reported that when Mary gets a new HP book to illustrate, she

makes three preliminary sketches and they choose one, "they" being theContinued...

Movies

Charles II Cast Includes HP Actors

Posted by: Melissa
November 17, 2003, 08:26 AM

Thanks to Molliee for letting us know that the new docudrama on BBC1 about Charles II features at least two HP actors in supporting roles. Sean Biggerstaff was in the episode that ran last night, and Christian Coulson is expected to be onscreen later in the series as James, Duke of Monmouth.

Books

Scholastic Screensaver

Posted by: Kristin
November 16, 2003, 09:34 AM

Scholastic has made available an Order of the Phoenix screensaver, which features artwork from the American edition.
Thanks to El Cronista de Salem from ExpresoHogwarts.com for the link.

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling on Multiple Sclerosis

Posted by: Kristin
November 16, 2003, 07:34 AM

J.K.Rowling has written a piece in the Sunday Herald on what the disease is, and how important it is to support and fund research, as well as set minimum standards of care for those with the disease; and what it was like to lose her mother to multiple sclerosis:
I used to miss being able to call Mum when I wasContinued...

Mexico's New Generation

Posted by: Kristin
November 16, 2003, 07:19 AM

Newsweek has an article on Mexico's latest generation of directors, which mentions Harry Potter director Alfonso Cuarón:

“It’s very hard to put films together in Mexico,” Cuarón said last week from the “Harry Potter” set. “What is ironic is that at a time when there’sContinued...

Books

Mary GrandPré in Salt Lake City

Posted by: Kristin
November 16, 2003, 07:11 AM

The Salt Lake City Tribune has an article on yesterday's public library visit with Mary GrandPré.

Movies

Weblog of an Aged Witch

Posted by: Kristin
November 16, 2003, 07:01 AM

Actress Jenny Tarren has on her website an account of her experience playing the Knockturn Alley witch in Chamber of Secrets.
Thanks to Bill for pointing out the link!

Movies

Azkaban.com & Movie Poster

Posted by: Kristin
November 15, 2003, 08:38 AM

Many readers have recently sent in links to this poster, identifying it the first teaser poster for the Prisoner of Azkaban. We actually commented on this back in July. We're confident that's a fan-faked poster - note that Gary Oldman's appearance is quite different from what we've seen in the new teaserContinued...

Harry Potter Spoof

Posted by: Melissa
November 15, 2003, 12:00 AM

MGM has bought a movie script that spoofs both Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. But even the title of this would-be comedy is crass, and it looks to be inappropriate for younger viewers and readers. Please pursue the link to Yahoo News with caution. Thanks.

Mary GrandPré in Salt Lake City

Posted by: Melissa
November 14, 2003, 12:37 PM

If you live in or around Salt Lake City, then you can meet Mary GrandPré at the main public library on Saturday, November 15th. Her presentation will begin at 11am, and the book signing will be at 1pm. According to the site: "During GrandPré's appearance, Scholastic Books will hold a BookContinued...

Movies

Daily Telegraph on PoA

Posted by: Melissa
November 14, 2003, 09:29 AM

The Daily Telegraph takes a look at the dark look of PoA.
Thanks, Valerie!

Movies

E! News Video & Screen Caps

Posted by: Kristin
November 14, 2003, 07:34 AM

Huge thanks go out to DanRadcliffe.com, which has up both screen caps and video of last night's E! visit to the Prisoner of Azkaban set. It's from the E! report that Kim obtained the Emma Thompson as Trelawney screen cap we posted yesterday.
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Movies

Trailer Shot-By-Shot Book/Movie Comparison

Posted by: Melissa
November 14, 2003, 05:01 AM

As always, here is the TLC Shot-By-Shot book/movie comparison of the first Prisoner of Azkaban trailer! The entire team went to work on this one - and a big thanks goes out to ixchelmala, whose screencaps were wonderful...but ultimately too gigantic to use for this purpose. Enjoy!

Movies

Dan Radcliffe's Christmas Request

Posted by: Kristin
November 13, 2003, 10:25 PM

With the assistance of DanRadcliffe.com and DanRadcliffe.co.uk, Daniel Radcliffe has made a special request:
In the past my fans have been truly generous in sending me fantastic presents especially for my birthday and at Christmas. I truly appreciate these and feel very fortunate to have such loyal fans. However,Continued...

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