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>and Claire Gross reviews the new Harry Potter movie.  I’m thinking of watching the whole megillacuddy (shut up, I’m in a mixed marriage) of HP movies this weekend, having seen none of them before, and Comcast is offering a deal. Would this be fun?

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Roger Sutton has been the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc, since 1996. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978. Follow him on Twitter: @RogerReads.



  1. GraceAnne LadyHawk says:

    >I think that would be great fun. I loved all the movies (Cuaron's is the best as a film, I think) and HP7.5 I thought quite brilliant.
    But I love the books more.
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    GraceAnne, who has cooked all day today and will tomorrow, too.

  2. >My daughter and I have been watching them in order (in instalments) over the past couple of weeks, and it's been a lot of fun. We're on the fourth right now. It's amazing how young the actors were when they began.

  3. Elaine Marie Alphin says:

    >I think it would be a fun thing to do over the weekend. I re-watch them periodically, according to which one I'm in the mood for, but before going to DH1 I watched 4,5 and 6 and enjoyed the sequence.

    Re-reading the books is always better, though. I'm up to OotP right now, and loving seeing how the plot deepens book by book.

    Have fun!

  4. >how did it go??

  5. Roger Sutton says:

    >Well, I enjoyed myself up through half of Goblet of Fire, but had the same problem with the movies that I do with the books, where there's no discernible (to me) difference between foreground and background, between what's important and what's just for fun. I like books that leave room for my imagination to do some of the work. I'm more forgiving of excess in movies but still like to feel like it and I are moving in a particular, even if mysterious, direction. That said, the performances are all really expert and I liked the music, even the blatant ripoff from Swan Lake of "Hedwig's Theme." (There's a reason that's the movies' most recognized tune, and it ain't John Williams!) The special effects become more accomplished as time went on. Don't know if I would give up another weekend for 5 and 6.

  6. >If you plant to see HP7 pt. 1, try to catch it in a theater. It really benefits from a big screen.

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