Thursday, January 7, 2016

Year 5 Day 36

movie: Magic Beyond Words the JK Rowling Story
starring: Poppy Montgomery, Emily Holmes
genre:Biography, Drama
year: 2011
format: TV Edit

plot: Following the years leading up to the publication of the Harry Potter books, we see how the author survived massive loss and abuse.

This was another of those movies I didn't hate and I didn't love, it was just sort of there. The first half hour spans from Rowling at about age 8 to 18 in jump cuts, basically to set up her fascination with witchcraft and stories in that vein; as well as her creativity.
We're taken through the death of her mother, which leads her to more then one career change and the resulting disastrous marriage. The Harry Potter books becoming her island in the storm.

I have to say, although completely different genre of books, I couldn't stop thinking of the movie Julie/Julia, and Julia Child's struggle in writing and publishing her cookbook, while watching this.

what did I learn? Never give up on your dreams. The muse is out there, you just have to unlock it.

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