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- November 14, 2001
Finally Releasing Score for Shrek
Harry Potter Gets
Some Negative Reviews
David Ansen of Newsweek - "...There are good reasons why filmmakers think it necessary to reshape the books that inspire them. Columbuss Harry Potter has many delights, but the magical alchemy that the book seemed to achieve so effortlessly eludes it. The movie gets most of the books events in, but loses much of the lightness and charm of Rowlings vision. Its overstuffed...it is often shot in a drab and muddy manner, a surprise from a cinematographer as gifted as John Seale."
Anthony Lane of The New Yorker - "..Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone can hardly fail to lure the crowd, as the books have drawn their millions of readers; but, unlike the fiction, it leaves no aftertasteno sense of anything truly momentous being at stake. The tests that Harry undergoes are fun to observe, but they remain just that, whereas Rowling devised them as the trials, however comically disguised, of a young soul, confronted with the call to grow up..."
J. Hoberman of The Village Voice - "...Solid but uninspired, Harry lacks brio. It's respectable and a bit dull. I can't say it made me yearn for my own sense of childhood wonder, but speaking as an adult, it did stir up some suppressed memories. I never thought I'd feel nostalgic for the coercive go-go vulgarity of Raiders of the Lost Ark or The Empire Strikes Back."
New dFX Newsletter
News Link of the
Day - The Beasts Come Alive
"...This week, TV viewers in the UK will be able to see such bizarre creatures as these, and many others, resurrected in the first episode of the BBC's Walking With Beasts series, thanks to advanced computer-animation technology.
The programmes, which
were two years in the making and cost £7m, pick up the story where
the hit series Walking With Dinosaurs left off..."
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