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Harry Second only to Britney says Google

Posted by: Melissa
January 05, 2004, 12:08 PM

CNN says that in this year's Google Zeitgeist search-ranking list, the boy wizard is second only to those searching for pop singer Britney Spears in over 55 billion searches. You can find the full lists on Google's Zeitgeist pages.


UK Eyes on IMAX for PoA

Posted by: Melissa
January 05, 2004, 11:59 AM

According to the BBC, IMAX theatres in the UK are confident that it will be a big movie-going year despite the recent closing of their Birmingham screen. Potter fans may remember it was announced that PoA would be available simultaneously in IMAX format upon release.


A Look at Timothy Spall

Posted by: Melissa
January 05, 2004, 11:41 AM

From the same paper that brought us some Pullman vs Potter discord is an excellent look at the career of Timothy Spall, set to play Peter Pettigrew in the next instalment of the boy wizard to hit the movies - Prisoner of Azkaban.

Pullman More Adult than Potter?

Posted by: Melissa
January 05, 2004, 11:30 AM

Reader Richard Blaber pointed out comments in this Daily Telegraph review of the stage version of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials that seem to indicate, at least from the writer's point of view, that Harry Potter books are primarily for children:

Whenever I see adults reading Harry Potter on the train,Continued...


New Footage Recap?

Posted by: Melissa
January 04, 2004, 10:52 AM has a very complete description of what could be the next Potter footage made available. We'll let you know if we can get it confirmed. Among the new shots described is a possible BoggartVoldemort. There's also rumored footage of new cast introductions and off-set joking around with Cuaron, so this is probablyContinued...

HP on Access Hollywood

Posted by: Melissa
January 02, 2004, 09:28 PM

Thanks to everyone who wrote in to tell us that Access Hollywood is advertising a segment on PoA this Tuesday or Wednesday, supposedly with never-before-seen footage and interviews. More info as we get it!

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