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New "Extra" Footage from Goblet of Fire Online

Posted by: sue
August 12, 2005, 04:38 PM

The "Extra" Tv show with the preview of the Goblet of Fire film is now airing on certain stations here in the states. This editor just caught the tail end of the Harry Potter part. There were new shots of the second task (including a very cool shot of backflip out of the water), ofContinued...

The "Nature" of Harry Potter

Posted by: Melissa
August 12, 2005, 04:10 PM

The current issue of "Nature" magazine has a short feature on wizarding genetics and their use as a teaching tool for kids learning about heredity and alleles.


New Goblet of Fire Footage on "Extra" TV Tonight

Posted by: sue
August 12, 2005, 03:53 PM

Syndicated television program "Extra" will be previewing the upcoming Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire film tonight. They will be airing some new footage, brief clips of which you can see on their website(including a quick look at the flying arrival of the Beauxbatons). As the showContinued...

RetroVision's HP News Diary Pushed Back to September

Posted by: Melissa
August 12, 2005, 10:50 AM

Retrovision Magazine's next issue, the Harry Potter News Diary: 1997-2005, will be pushed back one month September to make room for recent news, interviews with David Heyman, director/producer Chris Columbus,
director Alfonso Cuaron, production designer Stuart Craig, visual effects supervisorContinued...


Yolen: "...if Ms. Rowling would like to cut me a very large check, I would cash it."

Posted by: Melissa
August 12, 2005, 10:04 AM

In this MSNBC article, children's lit author Jane Yolen speaks of Harry Potter, the similarities it has to one of the over 300 books she has written, and how she believes a lot of those were put into HP.

Have you read all six Harry Potter books? What do you think ofContinued...

Joss Whedon, Veronica Mars and...HP

Posted by: Melissa
August 12, 2005, 09:48 AM

Buffy, Angel, Firefly and Serenity mastermind Joss Whedon - who has been a very vocal supporter of HP in the past - waxes poetic about his love for the TV show Veronica Mars in a recent blog post, and in doing so (eventually) ascribes his long list of superlatives about it to Harry Potter:

"Best. Show. Ever.Continued...


Bloomsbury Announces Winner of Countdown Clock Contest

Posted by: Melissa
August 12, 2005, 09:45 AM

Bloomsbury will award a signed HBP to Viola Pruller, for winning their Countdown Clock contest; you can see the entry at this link. Becky Austin and Pablo Reyna came in runners-up.
Thanks Harry Latino!


Entertainment Weekly's Fall Movie Guide and Goblet Preview

Posted by: sue
August 11, 2005, 02:43 PM

The new issue of Entertainment Weekly (out tomorrow) will contain their fall movie previews, and includes a look at Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. There are small new quotes from director Mike Newell, producer David Heyman, and actor Michael Gambon. The preview reads:



Two New Goblet of Fire Photos

Posted by: sue
August 11, 2005, 01:39 PM

Marc from HarryPotterX-perts let us know about two new Goblet of Fire photos. They include one of Krum that we saw recently, only this time with more of the students around him. The second one is possibly that of Frank Bryce at the begining of the film. We are trying to confirm this with WB, but meanwhile enjoy!Continued...


Jim Dale in DC

Posted by: Melissa
August 11, 2005, 09:16 AM

Clint let us know that today's Washington Post has an article about Jim Dale, his work on the HP audiobooks and his recent visit to the capital. The reporter traces his history as pop star, actor, Tony award winner and now, the voice of hundreds of residents of the Potter-verse.


Harry on the Couch

Posted by: Melissa
August 11, 2005, 09:06 AM

Today's Sydney Morning Herald puts Harry Potter on the analyst's couch, and purports to explore his psychology and other psych-themed issues in the books.


HP Films Lead "British Film" Trend

Posted by: Melissa
August 10, 2005, 08:45 PM

The Guardian reports on a new trend in "British" cinema - films that are "financed by the US but made in the UK, and with British cultural content".

A spokesman from the Film Council said: "It depends on your politics on film. You could be brutal and say that Harry Potter is made by WarnerContinued...

Happy Birthday Ginny Weasley

Posted by: sue
August 10, 2005, 06:18 PM

On, the calendar page for August 11 now reads "Happy Birthday Ginny Weasley." Cheers Ginny!

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Danish Cover for Half-Blood Prince

Posted by: sue
August 10, 2005, 04:02 PM

Reader Ingeborg let us know that the cover of the Danish translation of HBP, or "Harry Potter og halvblodsprinsen", has been released. You can see it here. Caution: Book spoilers. The book will be released in Denmark on October 15th.
Thanks Ingeborg!


Harry Potter a Hit at Guantanamo

Posted by: Melissa
August 10, 2005, 08:50 AM

Reuters recently reported that Harry Potter is a top choice at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

"Harry Potter is a popular title among some of the detainee population,'' said the librarian, a civilian contractor identified only as ``Lorie'' who works at the prison camp for foreign terrorismContinued...

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