Thank You, Jo (Or: The Final Thoughts Of A High-Functioning Potter Aficionado)
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your story. Thank you for Harry.
In it I – we – are lost in an excitement that always presents itself each time we open “Philosopher’s Stone” to start a re-read of the series. An excitement that takes us on a joyride of emotions as we turn the page and find friendships, heartarche, pain and sorrow, the bliss of a Quidditch victory for Gryffindor and the first kiss of a beloved character.
The text I sent out after “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One” around 2:30 a.m. Friday morning said, “Followed the book pretty well. Acting was top notch. Cinematography was excellent.”
The first half of the final book to Jo Rowling’s epic tale not only met my expectations but pulverized them to tiny bits even Hermoine would have a problem putting back together, and that’s something.
Howdy folks, lucidswirl here,
So Fearless Leader posted on my Facebook wall a link that got the “Dumbass” tag on Fark.com.
Five Reasons the Potter movies are better than the books?
Ok then … I bit the bait. And then spit out the hook.
Point One – Alfonso Cuaron’s cinematography was great, heck it was darn near perfectly beautiful for movie three, “Prisoner of Azkaban.” The film is one of my favorites of the entire series from a movie standpoint, though David Yates’ take on movie five and six are superb. Most fans will say POA is one of their top favorites as a book even, which is what really irks people about the movie.