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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Harry Potter: From Page to Screen

Just received word about this interesting little panel discussion. If any of you New Yorkers out there feel a yen to quench your professional Harry Potter needs, check this puppy out.

Harry Potter: From Page to Screen

Michael Goldenberg, Stephanie Zacharek and Monica Edinger / Melissa Anelli, moderator

Hollywood has been adapting novels for ages, but adapting Harry Potter—the most popular series of books in modern history—poses a special challenge. How does one tackle such an epic and popular series under worldwide scrutiny? Which characters and plotlines can you eliminate and still capture the essence of the story? Can the movie be better than the book?

Hear a discussion with Michael Goldenberg, screenwriter for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Peter Pan and Contact; Stephanie Zacharek, film critic for Salon.com (her review of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban can be found here); and Monica Edinger, a fourth-grade teacher at the Dalton School and the author of a number of books and articles on children's literature in education (her review of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe was recently published in CBC Magazine). Melissa Anelli, webmistress of the website The Leaky Cauldron, moderates.

For more details, follow the link.

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