Thursday, August 03, 2006

Pirates and Potter

I forgot to mention one thing.... When we go to a film, Bill and I always (always!) stay through the credits. You'll see all kinds of interesting things there, because most filmmakers seem to have taken to sticking some sort of goodie or easter egg in the credits. And there's a GREAT one in Pirates, one that you have to sit through the entire list of credits to see.

Well worth it!

Also, one of my favorite actresses is joining the Harry Potter crew! See below, from USAToday:

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Helena Bonham Carter has signed on to play fanatically evil Lord Voldemort devotee Bellatrix Lestrange in the next Harry Potter film.

The Oscar nominee joins incoming composer Nicholas Hooper, who will create the score for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the fifth film adaptation of author J.K. Rowling's epic series, according to a statement released Wednesday by Warner Bros.

Directed by Hooper's longtime collaborator David Yates, the movie also includes newcomers Imelda Staunton as frumpy Dolores Umbridge and Evanna Lynch as Luna "Loony" Lovegood.

Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson return as teen wizards Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger.

"It's going to be a really cool cast," said Carter's publicist Jay Waterman.

Carter's film credits include 2005's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and 1997's The Wings of the Dove, for which she received a best actress Oscar nomination.


Katie said...

That really upsets me cause we went to see Pirates last night and left almost immediately after the credits started rolling. Now you must e-mail me and tell me what I missed!! Please Mommy?

Moonwriter said...

Bwah ha ha....

*Always* stay for the credits!

Okay, okay.... What you missed is this whole scene, back in the jungle. It shows the natives dancing and drumming and chanting, obviously worshipping something. The camera pulls back to show the throne, and on the throne is...

... the Dog, crown and all! Hail to the King!

Katie said...

Oh AWESOME!!! I worried about the dog!! But, uh, wait... If the dog is on the throne, that means they think the dog is a deity and... they will want to eat the dog?

Oh no.