Perceptions

things aren't always as they seem

Sorcerer’s Stone

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I started reading the Harry Potter books, by J. K. Rowling. I’ve seen all the movies now, so it’s time for me to tackle the books.

First up, of course, is Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Interesting to notice some of the details that are different between the book and the movie. Not everything can be rendered the same in both media; as book readers and movie go-ers, we are used to that. Movies cannot (and should not?) depict a story line by line. I did wonder about some of the changes that weren’t dictated by technology or expediency.

For example, in the book, Aunt Petunia’s hair is blonde; in the movie, it’s dark brown. Hair can be dyed and there are wigs. Why was it important that her hair be dark in the movie? What is the meaning of Aunt Petunia’s dark hair?

Maybe that question is answered in a later book? No? Maybe some of the other mysteries will be.

Postaday2011 #214

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Author: Tresha Barger

Writer (blogs, humor, short stories, poetry) and artist (miniature art quilts, watercolor paintings, soft sculpture dolls)

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