In a message dated 05/19/2000 3:01:14 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
<< "Harry Potter is the kind of timeless literary
achievement that comes around once in a lifetime," Warner
Bros. production president Lorenzo di Bonaventura told
Variety. Moving HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S
STONE to Thanksgiving puts two high-profile projects into
the holiday 2001 slot for the studio, the other being POLAR
EXPRESS based on the best-selling children's book by
Chris Van Allsburg. >>
I don't suppose that pushing HP to Thanksgiving '01 has anything whatsoever
to do with preempting that *other* high profile project from a different
studio, LORD OF THE RINGS. Naaahhh.
"Yet it is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what
is in us for the succor of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil
in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth
to till. What weather they may have is not ours to rule."