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November 25, 2005

Seeing Harry Potter

We went to see Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire last weekend. The boys and I wore wizard hats to the theatre.

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Hubby
praises the Goblet of Fire for being a real movie--not just a visual translation of a book. I, on the other hand, loved the first HP movie because it was such an enchanting translation of The Philosopher's Stone--it was what I saw in my imagaination and more.

Harry Potter as we've all seen, brings up strong feelings and views among Christians. And while there are many lovely, thoughtful people who disapprove of Harry Potter, well, I simply disagree with the bulk of the Christian critcisms of HP.

Fruitful Sora has an essay about why their very conservative, very small-o orthodox family reads the Harry Potter books. (Sidenote: Just because she has a favorable review of the books, I don't assume she likes the movies as well. . .)

And check out Travis Prinzi's blog Sword of Gryffindor. In his own words, he was once a "Harry Hater" and now writes frequntly about Harry Potter from a Christian perspective.

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Look at those faces! I love that pic of your boys! Oh, they are so sweet.

Posted by: Carol at November 27, 2005 07:22 PM

TulipGirl, the only "strong feelings" the HP books have provoked for me are itching fingers to edit the books. I began reading the first & was tempted (but it was a Library Copy), returned it unfinished, then borrowed a nephew's copy, but still couldn't read further than a few chapters. I was interested to hear the American publisher speak at a seminar (for writers & illustrators) after book 2 appeared. He said he changed little except for words he didn't think American kids wd understand, then went on to say that the books did not need editing. I was not the only person to strongly disagree. A British writer spoke for a lot of us, saying that was arrogant.

Posted by: Marion at November 27, 2005 11:27 PM


 
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