“In any book-to-movie endeavor, the book is the specification and we as consumers judge how well the filmmakers did in implementing the story.”—Tom Fitzpatrick
I admit it. I’m a huge Harry Potter fan. I own a complete first-edition set of the books and actually drove over an hour and a half each way to pick up my niece and nephew as my “excuse” to see the first movie when it came out, since my own children were too young at the time. I have read all the books (or listened to the audiobooks) and watched all the movies more times than I can count. When my son got older I read the books to him at bedtime, and later with my daughter.
My rule has always been that you have to read the book before you can see the movie — a rule that I