Harry Potter Mania at Paste Magazine

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Jul 14, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

Thanks so much to Tim from Paste Magazine for emailing about a huge Harry Potter feature they have today celebrating the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. While there are many fun tidbits to be found including features on Quidditch, Brad Neely’s Wizard People film, Potter courses in universities, quiz, book poll, loads of Wizard Rock, and fun playlists for each of the Hogwarts Houses.
Also of note are two new interviews, one with actor Dan Radcliffe, and this with Emma Watson who publicly states she is going to attend Brown University this fall, and speaks again on her admiration for J.K. Rowling:

Paste: You’ve got very close to J.K. Rowling.
Watson: And to Helena Bonham Carter, as well. I look up to both of those women as mentors in their own fields. It’s nice to talk to”and to listen to”an older woman who has gone through what you’re going through, and to get their opinion. And it is always opinion. They never dish out big clunks of advice.

Paste: Ever kept a souvenir from the set?
Watson: Never. Everything is accounted for and everything has to remain in place”unless it finds its way into an exhibition. You can’t walk off with anything. They’d be furious if you did!





30 Responses to Harry Potter Mania at Paste Magazine

Avatar ImageFonty says: So, Brown, then? Well, in her video interviews she wanted to keep it private? And now she says it? And didn´t she say Liberal Arts on Letterman? Now it is Literature? Why do some of the answers sound like I´ve read them before? But then again - maybe she has changed her mind ... again. :)Avatar Imagegoodenough says: That's awsome. Wish I could say I was close to Helena Bonham Carter and J K Rowling. aww..Avatar ImageMr. Brightside says: "Chris Columbus, who directed the first Potter film, just turned the sound off on the set, and we dubbed our lines in later. That way, he could give us direct instructions on what to do, and where the special effects were to come in." I had no idea. And i was also unaware of Dan's poetry book. Pretty interesting interviewsAvatar ImageAmy Darlene says: that was a fun quizAvatar Imagecghambright says: This is pretty awesome! I took the quiz and it was easy except for the question about Voldemort's wand. I missed that one. I think Emma is the only one who doesn't have a souvenir. She's too much like Hermione. lol. She doesn't have anything because it's against the rules. Avatar ImageFonty says: Well, I still have my doubts: "Watson: I am—to Brown, which is an Ivy League establishment in the U.S.A. I’ve got a place there to read literature." On Letterman she said Liberal Arts! That´s not exactly the same, is it? And I´ve spend the week listening to Emma audio and video, that´s not exactly the way she speaks. But then again - I could be wrong ... Avatar Imagecghambright says: @Fonty: Liberal arts includes Literature and art. It's part of the degree. Avatar Imagecghambright says: That Poll is like torture! It's so hard to pick one book. I love them all. I chose Deathly Hallows though. Avatar Imagebeewell says: Great interviews! Can always count on Dan and Emma for great ones!Avatar Imagebeewell says: Got all the questions right but one..couldn't remember until after I answered what Umbridge's patronus was. Boy was I dumb on that one. All the books are my favorites but I chose Hallows since it answered all the questions that arose.Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: wow that quiz was easy I got all of the questions right.Avatar ImageFonty says: Sorry, the interviews still seem strange to me. But I am going to see HBP in 20 and a half hours, so I might be crazy. Still within a day she went from keeping it private to talk about it in some obscure magazine ...Avatar ImageMr. Brightside says: I got Hufflepuff, what a surprise! Not really... I don't really like the Hufflelist. Ravenlist and Slytherlist are quite better. I mean, just because someone is a Hufflepuff it's not all trees and flowers please! I have to listen to those songs though.Avatar Imageoldenoughtoknowbetter says: I missed two, the Umbridge patronus and then I forgot which finger wormtail cut off... dumbAvatar ImageWON_TWO says: Brown huh? I had heard it was Columbia... Well, best of luck to her...Avatar Imagecghambright says: The playlists are awesome! @Fonty: I agree it is weird. Maybe she got tired of answering the question?Avatar ImageMugglejeff says: only got 13 out of 15.Avatar Imagereggeher says: yay! i got everything right! although the question about wormtail's finger was very tricky i guessed! i feel like hermione :)Avatar Imagetimpaste says: Brown, Columbia - probably won't know for sure until she arrives. Has anybody read whether she's starting in the fall or is she delaying entrance for filming? It's pretty common for students to apply and get accepted but for delayed entrance (so they can do a year of travel, or work in this case. BTW, there's also an Easter egg at Paste's site (disclosure: I work there). Type Control-V (the control key and "v" at the same) while you're on the site (just make sure your cursor is not in a text field like the address bar or search box). Today it's an Easter egg; tomorrow it starts a full-fledged scavenger hunt.Avatar Imagebadger666 says: I only got 13 out of 15 on that quiz. I feel stupid. Oh, well. The question about Peter's finger was hard. And the sorting hat put me in Gryffindor which is kind of funny because I am totally utterly not a Gryffindor at all. Avatar Imagebadger666 says: I only got 13 out of 15 on that quiz. I feel stupid. Oh, well. The question about Peter's finger was hard. And the sorting hat put me in Gryffindor which is kind of funny because I am totally utterly not a Gryffindor at all. Avatar Imagebadger666 says: And I'm so glad that wrock is getting so much media attention lately. That is so cool!Avatar Imagebadger666 says: I only got 13 out of 15 on that quiz. I feel stupid. Oh, well. The question about Peter's finger was hard. And the sorting hat put me in Gryffindor which is kind of funny because I am totally utterly not a Gryffindor at all. Avatar Imagelupinwandcaster says: Isn't Paste a music magazine?Avatar Imagelupinwandcaster says: I love those house playlists!Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: awwww!! she should be able to get a souvenir off the set!!!!Avatar ImageThe Hufflepuff Giraffe says: Are the interviews definitely legit, Sue? Because I thought parts of Dan's were a bit off... just didn't sound like him. I might be making things up, though.Avatar Imagecauldronjane says: Glad that the movie is getting so much coverage. Everyone should go see it.Avatar ImageSkylinePigeon says: Fonty, Paste is not exactly an obscure magazine. It tends to focus more on "indie" film and music, but among that crowd it is probably the most respected publication out there. Paste is a great magazine/website, and they would never run a fake interview like that. I 100% stand behind their integrity as a publication and assure you that the article is genuine and Emma's statements were true.Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: sounds good

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