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Just received the Spring 2001 issue of the American Friends of the Bodleian Newsletter, which includes the following brief article:

HOGWARTS EXPRESS
The Bodleian was one of the sites chosen by Warner Bros for the filming of scenes from the new Harry Potter film.  Duke Humfrey's Library was used as the library at Hogwarts School, and the Divinity School was transformed into the school sanatorium.  Filming took place over several days at the end of October, but the work in Duke Humfrey was carried out over a weekend, thus minimising disturbance to readers.  The Divinity School look unrecognisable in its new guise as a hospital complete with bed, bedside tables with "get-well" cards, and, to close off the wall where the entrance door currently stands, a complete gothic window was created.  From the front it was so realistic, with its damp stained stonework and slightly green-stained glass, that is was only by touching it that its polystyrene origins were revealed!  The Bodleian was not the only Oxford location used for the film.  No doubt most of them will be juxtaposed to create an unrecognisable townscape when the film appears, in the way that the Inspector Morse films metamorphose one street into another in quite a different location.

I can't WAIT to see this film  -  
Patty

Patricia Kahn, MLS, AHIP
Niles Perkins Health Science Library
Penobscot Bay Medical Center
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Rockport ME 04856

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