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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Danish: Harry Potter og de vises sten)

I saw this on our own dvd after we had heard Stephen Fry narrate the book. As expected from around 9 hours audiobook there was something (a lot) left out in this 2 1/2 hour movie. See more at Rotten Tomatoes.

*** (must Watch)

1. The Secret Garden (1993)

Directed by Agnieszka Holland
Produced by American Zoetrope (Francis Ford Coppola & George Lucas’s company)

This movie was a childhood favorite of mine, and it had been at least 20 years since I’d last seen it. 363 more words


Dailies, last day of 2017


Poetry Diary:

Naomi Shihab Nye – Burning the Old Year

Letters swallow themselves in seconds.

Notes friends tied to the doorknob,

transparent scarlet paper, 96 more words

Nostaglic Films: The Secret Garden (1993)

“if you look the right way, the whole world is a garden.”

Mary Lennox in The Secret Garden (1993)

Before Dame Maggie Smith won our hearts as Professor MacGongall in the Harry Potter series, she acted in numerous films based on classic literature; one of her roles which won her critical acclaim was Mrs.

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#OnThisDay in 1934 Maggie Smith was born.

Margaret Natalie Smith

was born in Ilford, Essex on 28 December 1934.

Now, eighty three years later, Maggie Smith is one of Britain’s most well known actors. 399 more words

TV And Film


It’s interesting how our perspectives on things change over a lifetime, take the Prime of Miss Jean Brodie for example. I remember watching the film version starring Maggie Smith when I was in my late teens and thinking how wonderful it would have been to have a teacher like that at my scummy comprehensive school that I had left no more that a couple of years before. 377 more words


Do you feel like a successful poet? 7 ways to cope in the meantime - guest blog post by Carolee Bennett

When I first got serious about writing poetry (2003-ish), the measures of success seemed relatively simple: delight in the writing process, publish poems in journals… 1,662 more words

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