|07:59 pm - Otherwheres|
Evening with the Older Girls last night, watching Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince. Were those things subtitled when they came out? because I swear, they might as well have been speaking French for all I could make out. Words here and there, 90% lost in mumbles. Except, of course, the older stage-trained actors- Michael Gambon, Maggie Smith and but naturally Alan Rickman and his e-nun-ci-a-tion. Though I generally loathe Harry and all his works, I will admit that the movies- when I can see what's happening in them- have a kind of magical far-awayness to them.
Been reading graphic novels to see what the genre is about, and have fallen into what I think is a Sandman prequel? Certainly it grabs, and Gaiman's dialogue is miles better than anyone else's I've read; but since it was written twenty years after the original series, why are these anthropomorphic personifications all white people?