Re: [mythsoc] HARRY POTTER NEWS PUSHED BACK
- I'll be suspicious of any blurbs I ever see from Lorenzo di Bonaventura.
Is this person for real? Or a house pseudonym like Betty Crocker of
fun and light reading, yes. "timeless literary achievement," no. _Polar
Express_ comes a lot closer, but even that's not "once in a lifetime."
Harry Potter may be the kind of publishing sensation that comes once in a
lifetime, and it might become a better film than a book, though I'll be
pleasantly surprised, if so.
Joan Marie Verba wrote:
> HARRY POTTER NEWS PUSHED BACK
> "Harry Potter is the kind of timeless literary
> achievement that comes around once in a lifetime," Warner
> Bros. production president Lorenzo di Bonaventura
- In a message dated 5/18/00 1:37:20 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
< I'll be suspicious of any blurbs I ever see from Lorenzo
> di Bonaventura. Is this person for real? Or a houseWell, if he's a pseudonym, Warner Brothers seems to have gone extraordinary
> pseudonym like Betty Crocker or Carolyn Davis?
lengths to create the impression that he's real. Put his name into a search
engine and see just how many news stories there are in which he's mentioned.
What would you expect the president of a film company to say about a novel
that it's bought at great expense?: "There's a decent but not great novel
that we're making a film of. It's really somewhat overrated, but maybe we
can turn out a moderately good movie. Well, to be honest, it's probably
going to be a disappointment to everybody involved, and I'll probably lose my
job over it."