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  • Ted Sherman
    Nov 5, 2001
      Thanks, Wayne. That is a very good article.

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      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Wayne G. Hammond" <Wayne.G.Hammond@...>
      To: <mythsoc@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Sunday, November 04, 2001 7:47 PM
      Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Time (P)Review of Harry Potter

      > Ted Sherman wrote:
      > >FYI. http://www.time.com/time/2001/harrypotter/story.html
      > Thanks, Ted, that's another good article on Harry Potter. In turn I can
      > recommend, on Harry Potter but also on a broader topic, the article
      > "Imagine That" by Louise Kennedy, in today's (Sunday) _Boston Globe_,
      > subtitled "Can private visions of beloved fantasy characters survive when
      > the movies take over?" It's online at
      > http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/308/living/Imagine_that+.shtml. At the
      > end (apropos of your earlier post) it mentions that Madeleine l'Engle long
      > refused to sell the film rights for _A Wrinkle in Time_ because she
      > disagreed with the standard contract which permitted "change of theme and
      > character", but after forty years she decided that it was time to let it
      > go. I too saw the trailer on the _Spy Kids_ video, was rather surprised to
      > find it there, and look forward to the miniseries, though not without a
      > fear that it will be "updated" to excess. The house and other sets look
      > good; I'm most worried about the portrayal of Charles Wallace, which will
      > be very difficult to do well. Of course it's unfair to judge the whole
      > thing by a trailer.
      > Wayne Hammond
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