The Sunday Herald takes a look at the tourism industry in Scotland and the effect, or lack thereof, the filming of the Harry Potter movies has had on it.
Mrs. Weasley took second place in recent poll conducted by Blockbuster video. The movie portrayal of Mrs. Weasley by Julie Walters came in second to Julie Robert's Oscar-winning role as Erin Brockovich.
Thanks for the tip, Jenny!
iharrypotter.net has yet another set report from the filming of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
iharrypotter.net has a new report from the set of PoA.
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From CBBC Newround:
Many people reckoned the hefty 636-page book would be split into two films, so Potter fans wouldn't be disappointed by losing their favourite scenes. But sources say Steve Kloves, who adapted the first three books, has been asked to make a single two-and-a-half-hour film.
From This Is York:
The famous Harry Potter Hogwart's Express train left a trail of fire behind it as it steamed along the York to Scarborough line.
North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said a faulty cinder box had meant red hot cinders were spilling out on to the bone dry trackside.
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According to a report by the Hollywood Reporter, Warner Brothers took the #1 spot in DVD sales for January-June 2003 all because of a certain boy wizard.
Thanks to the many readers who pointed out the end-of-page paragraph that was slipped into the Newell appointment announcement, and which holds quite a bit of important information:
Afraid of alienating die-hard Muggles by cutting scenes, the studio and scribe initially had talked about breaking the book into twoContinued...
The North Devon Gazette has article on Reed Chill Cheater, a North Devon company that has just finished a large order of innovative thermal suits for the PoA film!
Apparently it is for an incredibly wet Quidditch game, said owner Chris Reed.
A big "thanks" to Dave at The Snitch for letting us know about this new report AND the pictures with it!
HPANA has a link to some great photos of Lacock Abbey, which served as Hogwarts in the first two Harry Potter films.
Our fellow HP site, The Snitch, has posted a new report from a recent visit to the PoA set.
Yes, robes will be making an appearance in PoA, as we've said repeatedly...!
The DVD of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is on the ballot for the Viewers Choice Award at the 6th Annual DVD Awards. The awards will be presented on August 20th, so if you're going to vote, vote now!
Thanks for the tip, Annie!
Thanks Richard, for pointing us to this BBC article that quotes Newell and Heyman on Newell's appointment:
"I'm very excited about directing Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire...As audiences have become more familiar with both the books and the movies, there has been an increasing challengeContinued...
It's official (and just hitting the wires): Mike Newell is confirmed to direct Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. The franchise's first British director, Newell directed the hit movies Four Weddings and a Funeral and Donnie Brasco. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is very tentatively scheduled forContinued...