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John Williams Misses Scoring Potter Films

Posted by: sue
January 24, 2007, 10:57 AM

Earlier this month The Chronicle of Higher Education featured a new interview with composer John Williams where he discussed his involvement with scoring the music for the Harry Potter films. Asked why he was unable to score the music for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, John Williams said it due toContinued...

News

Reminder: Harry Potter DVDs to Disappear Off Store Shelves

Posted by: sue
January 05, 2007, 09:07 AM

A reminder that back in November WB confirmed to TLC that the existing Harry Potter DVDs would no longer be available for purchase starting January 5. However, there is still time to purchase them via retailers such as Amazon, who states that while the discs are going on moratorium, youContinued...

News

Confirmed: WB to Take Harry Potter DVDs Off Shelves

Posted by: Melissa
November 30, 2006, 01:31 AM

For the past few months, rumors have swirled about whether or not Warner Bros. was planning to pull the home movies of the first four Harry Potter films from shelves. WB Home Video has confirmed to Leaky that the first three films - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter andContinued...

Movies

A Very Harry Movie Weekend Due on ABC Family

Posted by: sue
November 10, 2006, 04:31 PM

Just in time to kick off your very Harry holiday season, ABC Family will be airing the first three Harry Potter movies December 1-3. As seen in this ad for their annual "25 Days of Christmas," the cable channel will air a different Harry Potter movie each night starting at 7 or 7:30pm (EST).Continued...

Warner Bros.

New Section Added to Warner Bros.' Official Harry Potter Website

Posted by: Melissa
August 30, 2006, 12:35 PM

Warner Bros.' official Harry Potter website has been updated with a new Pensieve section, which includes Teasers and Trailers, Interviews, Movie Clips and DVD Extras. Check it out! Thanks to all who sent this in.

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling Donates Bag to Charity Auction

Posted by: sue
August 12, 2006, 09:00 AM

Author J.K.Rowling has donated a bag that she carried at the premiere of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone to a charity auction. The Scotsman reports that Jo donated a " small black Rodo purse." Other celebs contributing to the "Handbag Heaven" auction also include singersContinued...

HP Cast

Monty Python and the History of Comedy

Posted by: sue
June 13, 2006, 12:29 PM

Comedian John Cleese (Nearly Headless Nick) has given a new interview where he says he plans to retire from "writing and performing sitcoms," and will instead write a book "on the history of comedy and will hold classes explaining how to make people laugh." Mr. Cleese, one of the foundingContinued...

Music

Prague Philharmonic Releases CD of Music From the Harry Potter Films

Posted by: Melissa
April 26, 2006, 09:15 PM

The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by James Fitzpatrick, has released a new CD entitled "Music From the Harry Potter Films." The CD's fifteen tracks include selections composed by both John Williams and Patrick Doyle, and showcase music fromContinued...

GoFFilm

Rupert Grint, Phelps Twins to Visit Rome for Harry Potter Movie Marathon

Posted by: sue
March 18, 2006, 07:58 PM

A reader from Italy let us know that actors Rupert Grint (Ron) and James and Oliver Phelps (Fred & George) will be in Rome on March 26th attending a Harry Potter movie marathon. According to Italian film site Cinecitta:

The Warner cinemas in Rome and Milano will be showingContinued...

GoFFilm

DVD Trailer, More Updates at Harry Potter.com

Posted by: sue
February 10, 2006, 01:49 PM

In case you missed it when we first posted the trailer for the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire DVD a few weeks ago, it is now up on the official WB Harry Potter website. In addition to the contest to visit the Order of the Phoenix film set (still says Coming Soon) that we told you about previously,Continued...

Biggerstaff

Sean Biggerstaff Film "Cashback" Nominated for Oscar

Posted by: sue
February 05, 2006, 12:45 PM

Actor Sean Biggerstaff's film "Cashback" has been nominated for an Academy Award in the "Best Live Action Short Film " category. Sean, who is known to Potter movie fans world wide for his portrayal of Gryffindor Quidditch Captain Oliver Wood, stars in this 18 -minute shortContinued...

GoFFilm

HarryPotter.com to launch GoF Virtual Trading Cards

Posted by: sue
January 02, 2006, 09:45 AM

Calling all you trading card fans! HarryPotter.com is set to launch their online trading cards again, this time with cards from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Reader Margie let us know that at this link we can see the countdown clock marking the time until the update is ready at the WB HarryContinued...

HPPS/SS Film

WB Shuts Down Narrated Sorcerer's Stone Screenings

Posted by: Melissa
March 04, 2005, 09:20 PM

According to an article in BoingBoing.net, WB has shut down a series of NYC and Boston screenings of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone that were scheduled to take place this weekend. The movie was to feature a "Wizard People, Dear Reader" narration, in which the volume ofContinued...