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Something to remember as we celebrate book seven:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was released seven years ago. The fandom spent a long time speculating about Book Eight, wanting nothing more than another installment.
Today, we know that there are at least three new Harry Potter movies ahead of us. We know that there will be a play about Harry’s early days. There are even whispers of a new book or something equally momentous up J.K. Rowling’s sleeve.
But none of those are the eighth book. The Harry Potter series was not succeeded by the news of a theme park attraction or by Pottermore. It was succeeded by the same community that saw it through.
We are book eight. And there’s a t-shirt for that.
It is clear now but may have been less visible in 1955 that Plato is gay and has a crush on Jim; at the planetarium, he touches his shoulder caressingly…Jim gives Plato a lift home and Plato asks him, “Hey, you want to come home with me? I mean, there’s nobody home at my house, and heck, I’m not tired. Are you?” But Jim glances in the direction of Judy’s house, and then so does Plato, ruefully.
I saw this the first time when I was about 12 in 1975. And I knew Plato “liked” Jim. It’s just that most folks did not want to acknowledge those feelings at that time. I thought it made the movie. Plato was my favorite character.
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