I rented Deathly Hallows Part 1 Saturday night and cried my way through most of it! It was my first time seeing the film. I will buy the DVD when I can find a clean copy of it -- right now Amazon.com has a tag on the product they were offering after quality complaints came pouring in! When I read that, my first thought was that it's a Chinese bootlegged product. So I'll have to be very careful what I buy. I would like to add it to the other Potter movies I have. I also would like to watch it on my 27" old t.v. which is set up for video viewing. Saturday night I watched it on my 14 inch Toshiba screen - not quite the same experience although it certainly was intimate, because I was like - right on top of the action!
Before I rented the Deathly Hallows Part 1 video, I had decided to re-read the final book (I have re-read parts of it previously) and I've been doing a marathon of reading! I'm now near the grand denouement: Voldemort has just called a final hour's truce after a bloody battle at Hogwart's, demanding that Harry meet him in the Forbidden Forest. Of course I know how it ends but reading it again -- I had forgotten so much, so many of the details! This is a book that I will probably re-read many more times.
Is J.K. Rowling really finished writing any more in the series? I believe she could write a whole new series of blockbusters by bringing forth a child or - even better - a grandchild of Voldemort -- a female descendant!
|Emma Watson, NYC premiere, July 11, 2011|