Books, Vacation

On the first night of vacation, Harry Potter, finally

Harry-potter-and-the-half-blood-prince-11 I loved it.

I especially loved the wands pointed skyward. If you've seen it, you'll know what I mean.

It's good to remember the power of light to disperse the darkness, even at times of deep sadness, even in the face of evil.

And speaking of darkness, there's Alan Rickman, with shoe polish black hair, making Snape more human than ever though given the least you can imagine with which to work.

Anyway, I'm re-reading the book. I find I had NO memory of the action scenes, because I apparently black out not only when others read scary scenes to me, but while I am reading them myself. So tomorrow, I'll spend the first full day of vacation reading.

And that sounds really good to me.

5 thoughts on “On the first night of vacation, Harry Potter, finally”

  1. Still need to see this…too much saying good-bye this week to have time for anything else!

  2. For some reason I had difficulty retaining much of the Half Blood Prince book, except, of course, for the ending. I enjoyed the movie, although my husband pointed out that not a lot happened compared to other movies. I thought it was very successful visually. Except for those golem-like creatures. I didn’t find those nearly as scary as I had imagined them.
    I’ve mentioned before my love for Alan Rickman. His delivery is impeccable. The movie was able to achieve what the book could not – it managed to telegraph something of Snape’s actual state through his facial expressions.

  3. Oh, I loved it too, absolutely. And yes, the wands raised up… fantastic.

  4. I seriously need to get myself in gear with Harry Potter; my mom has read all the books and sees the movies as soon as they’re out, and so many people love them, yet I am behind! I think I saw the first two movies; I just have a hard time getting myself to sit down with the books.
    The idea of the wands raised up sounds beautiful; I am intrigued and I want to see it!

  5. We were planning to see this last night, but it’s showing at a drive-in, and at the last minute, I decided this was not a movie that I wanted to watch with distractions. So we’ll see it after we get home next week.

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