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Re: All Things Harry Potter

#551 Post by Middle » 23 Sep 2010, 01:52

Nunis wrote:Ooh goosebumps.
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#552 Post by alan smithee » 02 Oct 2010, 01:24

EW (Kerrie Mitchell) wrote:The big news — or almost news — from the interview is that Rowling is definitely open to writing “an eighth, ninth, tenth” Potter novel, though she quickly followed up by saying, “I feel I’m done, but you never know.” A slight quote to hang your hat on, but it’s a measure of the influence she commands that even the barest hope of future Potter novels could set the publishing and movie worlds a-tizzy.
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#553 Post by Sela » 08 Oct 2010, 12:10

Syfywire wrote:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows WON'T be in 3-D after all!

Warner Bros Pictures has made the decision to release Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows—Part 1 in 2D, in both conventional and IMAX theaters, as we will not have a completed 3D version of the film within our release date window. Despite everyone's best efforts, we were unable to convert the film in its entirety and meet the highest standards of quality. We do not want to disappoint fans who have long-anticipated the conclusion of this extraordinary journey, and to that end, we are releasing our film day-and-date on November 19, 2010 as planned. We, in alignment with our filmmakers, believe this is the best course to take in order to ensure that our audiences enjoy the consummate Harry Potter experience.

Producer David Heyman said, "For 10 years, we have worked alongside Alan Horn and the studio, whose priority has always been to preserve the integrity of Jo Rowling's books as we have adapted them to the screen, and this decision reflects that commitment."

Director David Yates continued, "This decision, which we completely support, underscores the fact that Warner Bros. has always put quality first."

As scheduled, on July 15, 2011, we will deliver to conventional and IMAX theaters our final installment of the film franchise, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows—Part 2, in both 2D and 3D formats.
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#554 Post by sldawgs » 08 Oct 2010, 13:34

Sela wrote:
Syfywire wrote:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows WON'T be in 3-D after all!

Warner Bros Pictures has made the decision to release Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows—Part 1 in 2D, in both conventional and IMAX theaters, as we will not have a completed 3D version of the film within our release date window. Despite everyone's best efforts, we were unable to convert the film in its entirety and meet the highest standards of quality. We do not want to disappoint fans who have long-anticipated the conclusion of this extraordinary journey, and to that end, we are releasing our film day-and-date on November 19, 2010 as planned. We, in alignment with our filmmakers, believe this is the best course to take in order to ensure that our audiences enjoy the consummate Harry Potter experience.

Producer David Heyman said, "For 10 years, we have worked alongside Alan Horn and the studio, whose priority has always been to preserve the integrity of Jo Rowling's books as we have adapted them to the screen, and this decision reflects that commitment."

Director David Yates continued, "This decision, which we completely support, underscores the fact that Warner Bros. has always put quality first."

As scheduled, on July 15, 2011, we will deliver to conventional and IMAX theaters our final installment of the film franchise, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows—Part 2, in both 2D and 3D formats.
So wait a few months and they will "finally" release part 1 in 3D and so they can get more money from the suckers fans.
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Re: All Things Harry Potter

#555 Post by Steel Frog » 24 Dec 2010, 17:29

…his spell caused hers to hit the shelf a foot to the left of Harry and several of the glass orbs there shattered.
Two figures, pearly-white as ghosts, fluid as smoke, unfurled themselves from the fragments of broken glass upon the floor and each began to speak.
“Dude” beckoned the first, “what’s my prophecy say?”
“Sweet” responded the second, “What’s my prophecy say?”
“Dude! What’s my prophecy say?”
“Sweet! What’s my prophecy say?”
“Dude!! What’s my prophecy say?”
“Sweet!! What’s my prophecy say?

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#556 Post by alan smithee » 24 May 2011, 13:07

It's such a fine line between stupid and clever.

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#557 Post by Mazer » 31 May 2011, 16:23

Harry Potter actors sum up the experience in a word. Thought it was kind of cute. But why no Rickman?

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#558 Post by Sela » 31 May 2011, 16:41

Mazer wrote:Harry Potter actors sum up the experience in a word. Thought it was kind of cute. But why no Rickman?
You don't want to know what he said..... :tongue:

But it was cute ;)
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#559 Post by Sela » 16 Jun 2011, 12:12

Anybody have any idea what is this Pottermore deal that JK Rowling will be announcing soon?

It has a Twitter feed and a YouTube page as well....

I know it's not a book, so...???
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#560 Post by sldawgs » 16 Jun 2011, 12:34

Sela wrote:Anybody have any idea what is this Pottermore deal that JK Rowling will be announcing soon?

It has a Twitter feed and a YouTube page as well....

I know it's not a book, so...???
One speculation...
Back in 2008, Rowling and her elite team of wizards and witches (aka lawyers), squashed an attempt by Michigan-based publisher, RDR Books, to publish the “Harry Potter Lexicon, an A-Z guide to all things Hogwarts”. Naturally, Rowling said she wanted to create her own all-encompassing encyclopedia covering all seven books and – this is the important part – with all profits going to charity.
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#561 Post by Sela » 22 Jun 2011, 14:50

JoBlo.com wrote:WANNA KNOW WHAT J.K. ROWLING HAS UP HER SLEEVE WITH POTTERMORE?

The Guardian has spilled the beans a day early on sharing the secret of what Pottermore really is. Author J.K. Rowling will have a press conference tomorrow morning in London to give everyone the lowdown.

But it's really not such a huge deal that I can't tell you now. If you'd rather wait til tomorrow, then go ahead and move on to another article. Some people still like surprises.

Pottermore is...
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It's an online game!

I know a few of you already speculated this. One user even mentioned that The Guardian had their suspicions that it was a game as well. The paper got wind of the project when a memo was leaked to them--accident or on purpose? They aren't sure.

Here's the details they do have about the game: "The new project is reportedly an online game that gives users clues which will lead them to prizes hidden in the real world. Aspiring wizards the world over can hope to find an undisclosed number of magic wands stashed throughout the U.K. and U.S., and possibly other countries. It is not yet clear if the treasure hunt is Pottermore itself or a marketing drive for another product, and details about the game remain hazy." Rowling will fill in the gaps tomorrow.
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#562 Post by Middle » 23 Jun 2011, 05:14

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#563 Post by Sela » 23 Jun 2011, 06:47

Middle wrote:
SO it's not just an online game.....

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#564 Post by Sela » 23 Jun 2011, 06:48

Here is the Full Press release
"J.K. Rowling today, Thursday 23rd June, answered mounting speculation about the nature of her new project and announced Pottermore, a unique and free-to-use website which builds an exciting online experience around the reading of her hugely successful Harry Potter books, and is partnered by Sony.
The announcement today was heralded by the revealing of the website's name via an online search for its letters, and a 'coming soon' holding page which received over a million visits within 36 hours of launching.

For this groundbreaking collaborative project, J.K. Rowling has written extensive new material about the characters, places and objects in the much-loved stories, which will inform, inspire and entertain readers as they journey through the storylines of the books. Pottermore will later incorporate an online shop where people can purchase exclusively the long-awaited Harry Potter eBooks, in partnership with J K Rowling's publishers worldwide, and is ultimately intended to become an online reading experience, extending the relevance of Harry Potter to new generations of readers, while still appealing to existing fans. As the Pottermore Shop develops, it is intended that it should include further products designed specifically for Harry Potter fans, offering a potential outlet for Sony products and services related to Pottermore. In keeping with Harry Potter's international appeal, the site will launch in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish, with more languages to follow.

In the new website, the storyline will be brought to life with sumptuous newly-commissioned illustrations and interactive 'Moments' through which you can navigate, starting with the first book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's (Sorcerer's) Stone. On entering, you choose a magic username and begin your experience. As you move through the chapters, you can read and share exclusive writing from J.K. Rowling, and, just as Harry joins Hogwarts, so can you. You visit Diagon Alley, get sorted into a house, cast spells and mix potions to help your house compete for the House Cup.

At a press conference at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, Rowling revealed some key features of the website. In an announcement which will thrill fans, she described how she has brought to life both the Sorting Hat and Ollivanders experiences from her books for the first time on Pottermore, by revealing the questions asked by the Sorting Hat - which places newcomers into their Hogwarts houses according to their characteristics - and the magic behind the Wand Chooser - which finds the right wand for each user from over 33,000 possible combinations. She also revealed glimpses of the new information she has provided on some of the best-loved characters.

J.K. Rowling's announcement on YouTube and sony.com today revealed that Pottermore (along with the Pottermore Shop) will be open to all users in October 2011. From today, 23rd June, fans can submit their email addresses on Pottermore.com in order to be contacted by the site following the opening of registration on 31st July, Harry's birthday. Also on that date, an online challenge will be launched, whereby the first million people to complete their registration will gain early entry into the website, and help put final touches to the experience.

J.K. Rowling commented,

"I wanted to give something back to the fans that have followed Harry so devotedly over the years, and to bring the stories to a new digital generation. I hope fans and those new to Harry will have as much fun helping to shape Pottermore as I have. Just as I have contributed to the website, everyone else will be able to join in by submitting their own comments, drawings and other content in a safe and friendly environment - Pottermore has been designed as a place to share the stories with your friends as you journey through the site."

Pottermore has been made possible with the support and partnership of Sony.

Sir Howard Stringer, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Sony Corporation, commented:

"Sony's association with J.K. Rowling's Pottermore brings together one of the world's most innovative brands with the most successful book series in history, in a pioneering partnership that will help shape the future of story-telling. We are proud to be a part of it, both at this momentous announcement, and as we collaborate on its development over the coming years."

On Sony's partnership of Pottermore, J.K. Rowling commented:

"As I think people know, I am very protective of Harry and have always been very selective with any new initiatives, but I am totally committed to making this partnership with Sony and this wonderful new website a success. There are many companies I could have worked with on this ultimate digital expression of Harry Potter's universe, but it is Sony's unique philosophy of creativity in harmony with technology that made them my first choice as main partner. The spirit behind Sony's make.believe philosophy is one that rings true with Pottermore's own values."

The detailed creative execution has been led by TH_NK, a leading UK digital agency, under the supervision of J.K. Rowling and the Pottermore management team, in co-operation with Sony. J.K. Rowling's publishers, Bloomsbury in the UK and Scholastic in the USA, as well as her international publishers worldwide, have been active supporters in the creation of pottermore.com and the Pottermore Shop. Warner Bros, the makers of the hugely successful Harry Potter film franchise, is also one of the partners who have worked to support the launch of Pottermore through a variety of marketing, promotional and other efforts, and will continue to collaborate as the project grows.

The storyline of the second book, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, will go live on the site in early 2012. The Pottermore Shop opens when the site opens to all in October, selling complete ranges of the eBooks and digital audiobooks in a selection of languages, exclusively.

Designed for fans of all ages, the website has been created with child safety in mind, employing best practice and compliance with internet codes of practice in the UK, Europe and USA, and elsewhere."
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#566 Post by Dawson » 29 Jun 2011, 23:53

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#567 Post by alan smithee » 05 Jul 2011, 12:25

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#569 Post by Buckykatt » 05 Jul 2011, 14:10

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#571 Post by Steel Frog » 09 Jul 2011, 06:30

knarf wrote:
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FWIW, my vision for password entrance to the Hufflepuff commons:

"Knock Knock"
"Who's there?"
"Hufflepuff"
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#572 Post by sldawgs » 09 Jul 2011, 08:01

Steel Frog wrote:
knarf wrote:
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FWIW, my vision for password entrance to the Hufflepuff commons:

"Knock Knock"
"Who's there?"
"Hufflepuff"
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#573 Post by alan smithee » 10 Jul 2011, 13:12

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#574 Post by Sela » 10 Jul 2011, 18:54

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