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Thread #41028   Message #594641
Posted By: Celtic Soul
17-Nov-01 - 10:42 AM
Thread Name: BS: Harry Potter
Subject: RE: BS: Harry Potter
We saw it last night as well. We pre-purchased the tickets at noon, went an hour early so we could get good seats, and read book 4 while we waited in line. My daughter wore her Hogwarts robes, and we all had HP T-shirts on. Man, are we a bunch of geeks or what?!?!?! ;D

The effects were wonderful, the casting was *brilliant*, the actors rendered the roles wonderully, the directing was commendable. Mr. Columbus did a masterful job of translating a large book to film. It missed some parts (and added some dialogue), but we expected that. There's just no way to fit most novels into the time frame of a movie, though they did a good job of condensing book one. I cannot imagine *how* they are going to fit the entirety of the important information from book 4 into one film, though! It's more than twice the size of book one. I worry that they will have to sacrifice a heck of a lot to keep to 2-3 hours.

We shall see!