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Why We Watch

October 07, 2008, 01:04 AM

I'd like to apologize, I know its been forever and a day since I last blogged. Things have been a bit crazy at work. We are about to deliver the first episode of the show I'm currently editing, and its been a bit of a madhouse at the office trying to get it into top notch shape. Its really gotten me thinking about what makes people interested in the shows and movies they love to watch. What gives a show its draw? As this relates to the Harry Potter films, its sort of a double edged sword. Many...

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Ahoy Mateys!

August 30, 2008, 08:32 PM

I'd like to talk today about a comment one of my readers made to my last blog: "the movie is now so close to completion (despite setbacks) that it’s almost certainly going to be leaked before its theatrical release. This wouldn’t be such a big deal, but I can imagine now that we have to wait so long, some people might be more lax in protecting the movie content. I just think this is going to ruin a lot for us fans." - Selina Yes, piracy. I'm not talking about those guys with eye patches and...

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What's in a Date?

August 17, 2008, 06:08 PM

So I had a completely different topic that I wanted to discuss this week, but with the flurry of news regarding the new release date of the Half-Blood Prince film I figured I should chime in on this one briefly with my opinions There are quite a few reasons why WB would push the release date back 6 months. Their official position, that the writer's strike "impacted the readiness of scripts for other films--changing the competitive landscape for 2009..." is certainly true. As someone living in...

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Trailer Talk

August 10, 2008, 01:50 AM

SPOILER WARNING If you haven't read Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince yet, you might not want to read this entry. Some of the things I discuss will reveal major plot points in the book. So if you're haven't read the book yet, I'd really recommend you stop reading now. Still here? Alright then, proceed at your own risk! Let me add one more quick disclaimer. Since I'm going to try and cover the trailer in as much detail as possible, this blog is going to be a bit on the longer side way to...

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Opening Credits

August 09, 2008, 03:33 AM

Good evening everyone! I just wanted to get out a quick introduction tonight, and I will get my first real blog up this weekend. You might be wondering who I am and why you should be at all interested in what I have to say. Well, my name is Doug and I work in the film business in lovely LaLa Land (Los Angeles). I am also completely obsessed with Harry Potter. This blog is going to be my chance to write out all my thoughts and ideas on the Harry Potter films. As I said in my little bio, you might...


Blogger Bio

Name: Doug
LeakyName: daydreamerdoug
House: Gryffindor

I am film and television professional living in Los Angeles, CA. I graduated from Loyola Marymount University, where I majored in film production and I’ve been working in film and TV for over 10 years now. I am also completely obsessed with Harry Potter.

This blog is going to be my soap box to discuss all my meandering thoughts and feelings on the Harry Potter films. While much of what I plan on doing is critical analysis, please keep in mind, this is a blog! As such, I’m going to be giving you a healthy dose of my personal opinions as well. You might not always agree with me, and that’s ok. Films are meant to cause discussion, and I look forward to exciting debates with all of you!

So grab a bag of popcorn and lets get to it.

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