The best part of Salon’s review of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the description of Gilderoy Lockhart as “the Cornel West of Hogwarts” — “the fellow who’s happy to sign copies of his books for his adoring admirers, but who doesn’t know (or care) enough about his specialty subject to be any good at teaching it to his students.” (Incidentally, contrary to the general tenor of the review, I really enjoyed the movie and recommend it unreservedly.)



Did you see the Lockhart “extra” at the end of the credits? Approximately 30 seconds long, it shows an incoherant Gilderoy in a straitjacket on the cover of a magical book in a bookstore window; the title of the book is, “Who Am I?”


• Posted by: Laura on Nov 20, 2002, 4:34 PM

I didn’t! I usually wait to see the end-of-credits extra scenes on the DVD; in New York City, waiting in the theater after a busy first-run isn’t a fun thing to do.

• Posted by: Jason on Nov 21, 2002, 2:27 PM
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