Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Post Harry Potter Dreadmill Run --7/24

Sunday, I watched  the afternoon matinee of Harry Potter  VII part 2 and was pretty disappointed.  Overall, the movies have been disappointing to me because I just love the richness and depth of the books.  Most of the films have seemed like highlight reels to me.  It isn't that I hated the movie or thought that it was bad, it is just that there isn't really anyway for the films to adequately represent the books.  


After the film I went to the gym and ran for 20 mins. on the dreadmill before I started to feel my chest constricting.  I spent the rest of the afternoon trying to cast the Anapneo spell with no success. 


Pronunciation: /əˈnæpniː.oʊ/ ə-nap-nee-oh
Description: Clears the target's airway, if blocked.
Seen/mentioned: Shown in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Horace Slughorn casts this spell on Marcus Belby when the latter begins to choke.[HBP Ch.7]
Suggested etymology: The Greek word anapneo which means "to draw breath or to revive".[


  1. I just don't think a movie can ever truly do a book justice. There's not enough time or depth to convey the story line to a tee. I haven't read the books (GASP) but Spike did and is a huge HP nut and still found the movie's to at least be entertaining. We both agree that when you've read the book you have to approach the movie knowing it will never be the same.

  2. Morgan,

    You're right! It isn't very often that a film will do justice to or outshine a book. I just thought some of the editorial choices they made were rather poor. Especially, concerning Fred's death. It was entertaining, but just left me wanting. I think that not having read the books may act have been a blessing for you. If you do decided to read the books, you can skip the first two without missing much. The movies did a good job of covering them.

    I was late coming to the Harry Potter Series myself and had seen the first four films before reading the books. But, once I left graduate school, I wanted to get back to the enjoyment of reading, and Harry Potter was exactly what I needed.