Hogwarts and All: Philip Kerr on How Arthurian Magic Saves Harry Potter from Being a Muggle. (Film)
Kerr, Philip, New Statesman (1996)
In common with most of the adult members of the cast of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, I haven' tread J K Rowling' s book; but my elder son has read all of them, and therefore it was inevitable that he and his younger brother should accompany me to see the film. Or should that be the other way round? These two boys declared it was the best film they had ever seen -- but then, they said the same about Cats and Dogs, and they'll probably say the same about The Lord of the Rings when, eventually, that comes out. My own opinion is that Harry Potter is pretty good, and that adults with children will probably enjoy it, too.
The story is a familiar one, involving a chosen child and, given the archetype (plus a reported [pounds sterling]90m …
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Publication information: Article title: Hogwarts and All: Philip Kerr on How Arthurian Magic Saves Harry Potter from Being a Muggle. (Film). Contributors: Kerr, Philip - Author. Magazine title: New Statesman (1996). Volume: 130. Issue: 4564 Publication date: November 19, 2001. Page number: 45. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 2001 Gale Group.
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