"Harry Potter: Which did you like better the book
or the movie?"
Carlisle Mosquito reporter Anne Marie
Brako asked Carlisle residents about their reactions to the
Harry Potter books and movie. On November 24, November 30, and
December 1 she stopped readers randomly outside the Gleason
Library and Daisy's Market.
Kris Bergenheim, Palmer Way,
read the first book and saw the movie, which as "Piqued
her interest in reading more."
"I always prefer books, and that's
just a preference. I prefer just imagining things in my own
head. I thought the movie was really good at portraying it,
but the movie was lighter in portraying it. Hogwarts was friendlier."
read all four books and plans to see the movie soon.
"We lived in England, and we have
English copies of the book which use different vocabulary, and
I think it's a shame that they didn't also let American kids
learn a new vocabulary. We're also familiar with a lot of the
places where it was filmed. The scene with the cauldron takes
place in Leighcock Abbey in Wiltshire where we actually spent
the night as a guest of the owner."
"Definitely the book!
I thought the movie was good compared to other movies that I've
seen based on books that I've read, but I like the books because
they're longer and more descriptive and you can't fit the entire
story into a two-hour movie."
Carroll Drive read the first two books and saw the movie.
"I liked the book, but I also
liked the movie. I liked that the movie brought out things
in the book which I maybe didn't imagine the same way. I thought
the movie was very well done. It was exact to the book."
seventh grade, read all four books and saw the movie
"I think the books are more descriptive,
and in the movie they skipped a lot of scenes that made the
end. I liked the book more."
seventh grade, read the first book and saw the movie
"I liked the book better than
the movie because it was more exciting. I thought it was better
written. I could imagine it better than I could see it. I would
start reading, and then I would forget I was reading. I'd just
be in the place."
fourth grade read all four books and saw the movie
"I liked the book better because
it was much more descriptive and you could actually be inside
Harry's thoughts instead of the movie which was just the talking.
I thought they shouldn't have edited the two scenes at the end
out because they weren't really long."