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Being ill on your day off and Harry Potter

I have today off!!! Yay!!!!

I have a damn cold!!!! Booo!!!!

Typical though. You work on a sunny Sunday to get things cleared up for the week ahead and get a slightly less Sunny Wednesday off and in the intervening time you catch a damn cold. Sniff.

Nevermind though. Days off are good regardless, and I'm not feeling poorly enough for it to ruin things too much. Just means that I probably won't be getting down to the gym this afternoon and the Claytown Troupe gig at The Dev tonight might have to be missed. I'll see how I feel later about the gig. Another reason why the gig's possibly in doubt for me is that everyone that I knew who was going 'for sure' are now not. Gits :-|

Anyway, have enough SLA and general Cubicle 7 catch-up work to do today. Plus I need to pay bills (groan), chase up some ebay sales, and pop back to the old flat to collect any post and my election ballot papers for tomorrow.

Went and saw the new Harry Potter film last night with Sarah. It was alright but I've found that all three adaptations leave me wanting. The books are just so much more involved and interesting that the films seem like a series of rather badly edited 'highlights' with many more of the 'highlights' missing altogether. Still, I enjoy seeing them on screen and people who haven't raed the books (plus a number who have) seem to really enjoy them so I guess I'm being a bit too fussy. If you enjoy the films but haven't read the books please go and read them, they are ace (although not as ace imho as Pullman's 'His Dark Materials' trilogy which was the best book I read last year).

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gweenwarrior
Jun. 9th, 2004 03:03 am (UTC)
yer know what you mean about the films, first one felt like bits of plot connected by the characters wandering round the set pointing at impressive things the technicians did. alan rickman's a genius tho. HDM rocks, heh i didnt do much else till it was finnished, would be interesting to see the play, how the f**k?? comes to mind.
angusabranson
Jun. 9th, 2004 03:41 am (UTC)
One of my sisters and her boyfriend saw at least one of the plays and they enjoyed it immensely. HDM is coming back to the theatre again this Christmas and I'm certainly going to try to make it this time round. Probably do Part I and Part II on different days though. Sitting in a theatre for 8/9 hours is a bit much for me regardless of how good the performance is!

Apparently the script for the film is finally being written and a director has been chosen for the project. That's one film that should rock if done correctly!
evildrganymede
Jun. 9th, 2004 08:20 am (UTC)
There's going to be a HDM film? Ooooh. I want to see hulking polar bears in armour plating!!
angusabranson
Jun. 10th, 2004 12:00 am (UTC)
His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass is due for release in 2005. Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love; Brazil) is writing the screenplay and Chris Weitz (About A Boy; American Pie Trilogy)is directing.
toddderscheid
Jun. 9th, 2004 08:09 pm (UTC)
His Dark Materials
I dunno, I thought the first book was bad-ass, the second split off into too many simultaneous paths (which Pullman resolved in a satisfying, delicious way by the end of the second book), and the third was just way-out-there.

I'm not going into details for fear someone will stumble across this and be **SPOILED** forever.
angusabranson
Jun. 9th, 2004 11:47 pm (UTC)
Re: His Dark Materials
I agree that the first book is the best of the three but I personally loved pretty much every sentence of the entire trilogy. I actually brought some of Pullmans other books (including the small 'Lyra's Oxford' which seems to be a 'Guide to Oxford' for her world) and am planning on seeing if his other work is any good.
Once I finally get round to reading any of them I might post a small review. Don't hold your breath though :-p
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