Fuse #8

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Pic o' Mania

And in other news, they've just released some Harry Potter stills from the upcoming movie. Luna? Awesome. Dolores Umbridge? Awesome. My heart, however, will always be with Slightly Creepy Boy and Somewhat Doubtful Boy. Be honest. Wouldn't you totally watch a show that starred those two?

11 Comments:

At 10:20 AM , Anonymous Pooja said...

Luna looks awesome, Ginny's all grown up, but what happened to Harry's hair?

 
At 11:59 AM , Anonymous elizabeth fama said...

I've just never gotten over Hermione being so pretty, though. Honestly. It's wrong.

 
At 12:36 PM , Anonymous jules said...

Not related, but, Fuse #8, this just seemed like a little library tid-bit you'd enjoy: http://www.archive.org/stream/Libraria1947/Libraria1947_256kb.mp4 (we have to like people? we have to radiate?) . . .

-- jules

 
At 12:51 PM , Blogger fusenumber8 said...

Hmmm. It looks good. I'll have to check it out at home later tonight. I'm at work at the moment and, as such, I can't see it with the sound on. But that looks infinitely bloggable. Thanks again, Jules.

 
At 8:16 PM , Blogger Nancy said...

Luna is fantastic! Somehow I always pictured Dolores Umbridge as more toadlike though.

 
At 10:42 PM , Blogger Christy Lenzi said...

Yes, more warty or something....

 
At 1:10 PM , Anonymous KT Horning said...

I was hoping they'd cast Judi Dench as Umbridge. I would loved to have seen her play that warty, toadlike character.

It's been a while since I've read the book. Who was Nigel?

 
At 8:40 PM , Blogger Mitali Perkins said...

I LOVE seeing beautiful South Asian girls getting roles in major movies -- thanks JK Rowling, for including a bit of diversity in your books! TRIVIA: Both of the actors chosen to play the Patil girls are Muslim, and I think one is Bangladeshi and the other is Pakistani, which is interesting (to me, at least) as I've been informed that Patils are usually Hindus from the Indian state of Maharashtra.

 
At 10:47 AM , Blogger fusenumber8 said...

Re: Diversity & J.K. Rowling, I heard an interesting complaint recently from a person who works with kids. She informed me that she was talking to a child not long ago and they were discussing how everyone wants to go live in Rowling's books. Then the kid shakes his head in a resigned way and says, "There aren't any Jews at Hogwarts."

Damned if he might not be on to something there. Unless you want to interpret the Goblins as Jews (and I, for one, do not) where are the Jewish kids? Are there any? 5 points if you can find a name of a kid mentioned in any of the books that seems even slightly Jewish.

 
At 3:45 PM , Anonymous Genevieve said...

My kiddo (who is Jewish, as am I) noted this as well. He wanted to know why all of the kids celebrate Christmas, and why there were mentions of black kids and Indian-English kids and Chinese-English kids but no Jewish kids.

The best answer I could give him was that there aren't nearly as many Jews in England as there are in America. But still, it would be nice to see some in Hogwarts.

 
At 3:01 AM , Blogger Josh said...

There was a character named Anthony Goldstein, who was a Ravenclaw prefect in Order of the Phoenix. It was not said whether or not he was Jewish, but I would say it is highly likely that Rowling intended him to be Jewish.

 

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