Harry Potter has threestrikes against him: 1. kids are dropping everything
to read about him; 2. Hollywood has put him and his pals on the silver screen for eager audiences; and 3. he has been
turned into a merchandising godsend (no pun intended here.)
Chapter six is concerned with the release of the first movie in 2001.
He quotes David Heyman as saying, "It's such a human, moving tale. Harry is such an 'everybody'. He comes from
a damaged home. He's not a great academic. Moreover, Hogwarts is a schoolthat all of us would have wanted to go.
The book wasn't sentimental. It had an edge. It was wickedly funny. It was fiercely imaginative. Those were
the reasons I like it."