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PoA Trailer Released Tonight on Satellite 9:30pm EDT/2:30am GMT

Posted by: Melissa
November 12, 2003, 10:35 AM

Warner Bros. Pictures announced that they will be sending the satellite feed containing the Harry Potter trailer in two feeds through London and Europe starting at 9:30pm EST/2:30am GMT today.


Those of you with AOL accounts should also keep an eye out as with the last two films, theyContinued...

Tech

HP Special Effects House Uses Linux

Posted by: Melissa
November 12, 2003, 10:24 AM

According to an article due out in Forbes Magazine's November issue titled "Holding Up Hollywood; Special-effects makers love the 'free' Linux operating system", special effects for the Harry Potter movies are created using the Open Source OS:



Most of Hollywood's big special-effectsContinued...

Books

Not for Bedtime Reading

Posted by: Melissa
November 11, 2003, 10:59 PM

According to The Scotsman, actor Ewan McGregor "refuses to read the [Harry Potter] books to his children, Clara, 8, and Esther, 2, because they do not make good bedtime reading." He opts instead for Lemony Snicket.

Thompson on Ellen

Posted by: Melissa
November 11, 2003, 05:03 PM

Emma Thompson will appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday, November 12th. According to the site, she will be speaking about "Love Actually"; there is no indication that she'll speak about PoA. Please see the site for times. Thanks, Marie!

Movies

Rickman on Kimmel

Posted by: Melissa
November 11, 2003, 02:57 PM

ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live will feature guest Alan Rickman on November 12th. Please see the site for times.

Movies

More Villainy from Isaacs

Posted by: Melissa
November 11, 2003, 10:08 AM

The new Peter Pan trailer features plenty of Jason Isaacs' chilling wickedness as Captain Hook. Thanks for the link, Laurie.

Books

Dutch Translation

Posted by: Melissa
November 11, 2003, 09:08 AM

The Dutch translation of OotP, entitled Harry Potter en de Orde van de Feniks, will be released on Saturday, November 22. The cover, which we first saw back in July, was designed by Ien van Laanen and Anne Lammers. Thanks, Alexander!

Movies

Cho Chang Casting Rumor

Posted by: Kristin
November 11, 2003, 07:59 AM

Several TLC readers have reported to us that ex-soap actress Michelle Ang has auditioned for the part of Cho Chang in Goblet of Fire.
We suggest that you take this with a grain of salt, as you have with previous rumors - Ang is five years older than Daniel Radcliffe, which, while possible, seems like a bit of a stretchContinued...

Omnioculars

Posted by: Melissa
November 10, 2003, 11:29 PM

The Bushnell Instant Replay Binoculars (as featured by Popular Science) can capture 30 seconds of play and cost $600. Thanks for the link, Roger.

Movies

Hi-Res POA Pics!

Posted by: Melissa
November 10, 2003, 08:06 PM

We've got some hi-res versions of the pics that have appeared this week from the movie - enjoy! Check out the gorgeous background in the Snape-Trio pic, and the first real clear shot of Lupin's face in the Gambon pic. I left the one of the dementor-hand ridiculously huge so that you can see all the gory detail. Yuck.


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Harry Readers Less Stressed Than Oprah Viewers

Posted by: Kristin
November 10, 2003, 06:30 PM

A recent study suggests that Harry Potter readers are far less stressed than Oprah viewers.
New York Times best-selling author Hale Dwoskin, who commissioned the American telephone survey, says adults who said they are fond of the fictional character were 50% less likely to take medication to easeContinued...

Public Interest Group Slams Marketing Practice

Posted by: Kristin
November 10, 2003, 06:11 PM

The non-profit Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has issued a report that accuses certain companies of bypassing parents and marketing directly to children.
Report author Margo G. Wootan said characters like Harry Potter, Winnie the Pooh, SpongeBob SquarePants and Elmo, as well as games,Continued...

Movies

Thompson Talks More Trelawney

Posted by: Melissa
November 09, 2003, 04:16 PM

Having taken a snippet from a Telegraph article, Contact Music has a short article with Emma Thompson discussing Trelawney. The scene she seemingly describes as part of PoA is pretty much something that happens in Order of the Phoenix:

"I have a nervous breakdown in the film and in one scene I get to stand atContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Baroness Joanne?

Posted by: Kristin
November 09, 2003, 08:01 AM

It's rumored that Tony Blair may offer J.K. Rowling a peerage, in recognition for her contribution to literature.
Thanks to Dr. Fidelius for the link.

Mastermind

Posted by: Kristin
November 09, 2003, 07:58 AM

U.K.'s Home Secretary David Blunkett will appear on the quiz show Mastermind, where he will answer questions about the Harry Potter series.
You may recall that Blunkett, who is blind, expressed frustration this past summer at the cost of the audio books, as well as that they were not scheduled for release in the U.K. until September.Continued...

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