Acclaimed director M. Night Shyamalan talks films, fantasy, and what he would do if at the helm of a Harry Potter movie. In this show:
- Director M. Night Shyamalan comes to PotterCast to talk about Lady in the Water, modern fantasy, and what he would do with a Harry Potter film.
- “Clearly, I would love to close the series,” he says, while commenting that, “there’s a great need for magic right now. That’s probably why I went to it. We’re all a little lost and this idea of magic is important to us.”
- Night: “You’re going to cause a lot of trouble!”
- Is he more of a Peter Jackson or a Chris Columbus?
- Night would want to be writer/director on Potter: “Screenplays are fun for me. Very, very fun. [I would want to see] a serious emotional conflict…where you really are torn, because power has such a double-edged sword to it…I want the audience to feel that for a moment. To go, you’re full of all this power, but what are you going to do?”
- Reminiscing about the Half-Blood prince release and the JKR interview
- The debut of Jo-ghetti pasta
- J.K. Rowling, the asteroid!
- Night’s kids would attack him with wands if he got a Potter film
- No Melissa in Canon Conundrums, but Steve is back!
- Modcast: All about the Forbidden Forest and its role in the book
- Canon Conundrums: What will the house elves do in book seven (sort of)
- House-elf reproduction?
- John’s put-put-golf cast
- Coming back to PotterCast: Matt Lewis!
- How did Dobby get the letters from Owl Post?
- Have you RSVPd for Lumos at LeakyMug.com?
- Happy Half-Blood Prince Birthday!
- The Kill Sue portion of the show
- Forza Italia! (Melissa sings!)
Opening: 0:00 [Melissa Anelli]
Leaky Lowdown: 1:35 [Sue Upton, Melissa Anelli, John Noe]
Modcast: 19:27 [Lori Damerell, Doris Herrmann, Jason Edwards]
Canon Conundrum Call-in: 33:48 [Callers]
Canon Conundrum: 35:16 [John Noe, Steve Vander Ark , Sue Upton]
In the Know: 47:28 [Melissa Anelli , M. Night Shyamalan]
Closing: 1:08:19 [Melissa Anelli, John Noe, Sue Upton]