Monday, December 07, 2009
One TV channel had a Harry Potter movie marathon this weekend. I watched three on Saturday (after my walk and shopping and synagogue and brunch with DH in the morning) - I was up until midnight watching HP 1, 2, 3. And then Sunday, I watched #4 - again, up until midnight (not so smart with school the next day).
And yes, it was some multiple time of watching them - but each time you see or hear something new, something you didn't see the first time. Plus I swear there were parts that I hadn't seen before, in the theatre or on DVD, that they showed this time.
Plus, seeing them in sequence like that, there were things I caught that didn't make sense. So I had to ask my students - the conversation (which sounds nuts to an outsider) went like this:
Me - "Is anyone in here a Harry Potter expert? I watched all four this weekend, I have a question."
Students - "Channel 24, I watched them too." "Yeah, I watched all Saturday." "Me, me, I know all the stories."
Me - "Okay, in the first one"
Student interrupts - "Chamber of Secrets"
Me - "No, Sorcerer's Stone"
Students - "Oh, right, right"
Me - "So, in the first one, the wand guy, the guy selling wands, he tells Harry he remembers BOTH his mother and father buying their first wands - so it sounds like they both were at Hogwart's, right?"
Students - "Yeah" "Right" "Uh huh"
Me - "But then in #4, Goblet of Fire, in the graveyard, Voldemort calls Harry's mother a dirty muggle - so if she was a sorcerer, at Hogwart's, how can she be a muggle? Or is she of muggle descent? So that she's a mugblood?"
Student - "Yeah, she's of muggle descent. That's what he meant."
Me - "Ah, okay, that's kind of what I figured, but that was a little confusing."
Then everyone went back to glazing their ceramic pieces that they made.
LOL - The students all acted like it was perfectly normal to have this conversation with a 55 yr old teacher! Just cracks me up!!!!