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I doubt that's it- if they were pandering to religious fanatics, "sorcerer" woud have been more offensive. I'm guessing they just thought they new title would have more appeal for American audiences. (Which is still pretty stupid, IMO...)
Originally Posted by Gemini13
Gemini is right -- the publishers thought that American kids wouldn't want to read a book with the world "Philosopher" in the title, so they changed it to Sorcerer to make it sound more action-packed and magical.
Originally Posted by lizzlebelizzle
Really? Hmm, so it's marketing then? Does the film have Sorcerer or Philosopher in the title? Also is it called the philosophers stone in the book or the sorcerer's?
Originally Posted by curlylaura
Sorcerer for everything. Which leads to an interesting question that I'd never thought of. It's easy enough to "translate" books this way (and they often do translate from the Queen's English to American English, esp. with commercial fiction and children's books). But what about the movies? Did they have to film a scene two different ways anytime they said sorcerer/philosopher? And then put out an English edition as well as an American one?
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I doubt that's it- if they were pandering to religious fanatics, "sorcerer" woud have been more offensive. I'm guessing they just thought they new title would have more appeal for American audiences. (Which is still pretty stupid, IMO...)
Originally Posted by Gemini13
Gemini is right -- the publishers thought that American kids wouldn't want to read a book with the world "Philosopher" in the title, so they changed it to Sorcerer to make it sound more action-packed and magical.
Originally Posted by lizzlebelizzle
Really? Hmm, so it's marketing then? Does the film have Sorcerer or Philosopher in the title? Also is it called the philosophers stone in the book or the sorcerer's?
Originally Posted by curlylaura
Sorcerer's stone in the book AND the movie. I would've read it even if it was the philosopher's stone.
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Gemini is right -- the publishers thought that American kids wouldn't want to read a book with the world "Philosopher" in the title, so they changed it to Sorcerer to make it sound more action-packed and magical.
Originally Posted by lizzlebelizzle
Really? Hmm, so it's marketing then? Does the film have Sorcerer or Philosopher in the title? Also is it called the philosophers stone in the book or the sorcerer's?
Originally Posted by curlylaura
Sorcerer's stone in the book AND the movie. I would've read it even if it was the philosopher's stone.
Originally Posted by kenzie!
That must have been pain when they filming it.
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Narnia.

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I have wanted to live in Middle Earth since 7th grade. I still do. I know I would love it there. : )
Originally Posted by jeepcurlygurl
Oh that's a good one.. I could totally see living there too in a little semi-subterranean tree root house.

I also loved Anne of Green Gables and wanted to be her friend and live in her times too.

Another one I loved and always will, are the Earth's Children series by Jean Auel (Clan of the Cave Bear).. although the story takes place during the Ice Age, it seems like that would have been an amazing time to be living in.. when humanity was still young, raw, and close to nature. I totally wanted to be wild-woman Ayla..

And yet another one book I could live in (well not a specific book but a set of myths) is Asgard with the Norse gods.. I could see hanging with Odin, and Thor, and Freya, the Valkyries, the Norns, etc.
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I did too!!

Did you know that in the US its Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone?? I was flabbergasted when a friend came back from England with a copy of HP and the Philosopher's Stone for me.
Originally Posted by kenzie!
No idea. But its weird, isn't it??

Really? Why's that?
Originally Posted by curlylaura
I have no idea!! It's weird though, isn't it?
Originally Posted by kenzie!

lots of books in the UK are titled differently than the US, not sure why. Georgia Nicholson series is an example of another set of books with different titles.
Yeah. I always found it bizarre they changed the US version. I mean, in the old legends, its always been the 'philosopher's' stone. Because Nicolas Flamel was an alchemist, not a sorcerer.

I always loved the idea of Inkheart. Its not set in another world, but the ability to bring books to life (and the world's inside them) is very very cool.

Of course I'd like to go to Hogwarts

Any fictional book set in Medieval times would be fun (for a while) too
Lord of the Rings and anything by anne rice.
Wow... that's actually a good question. The only one I can think of right now is Harry Potter. Most other books I'm left content with being in my own mundane world compared to the stories. I wonder why that is? I guess I should read more books (I have read more than Rowling, btw). I've wanted to read Jane Austen and Anne Rice but just haven't gotten around to it. I'm not sure if manga counts, but most manga I read I do end up wishing I were in their world. Except maybe Naruto. Too violent.
A few people have already posted this already, but any book by Jane Austen. She's my favorite writer. I'd like to visit in various occurrences of the Bible too. That'd be cool. I couldn't stay in these times forever though because I'd miss my era's technology too much. I'd definitely try my hardest to bring Henry Tilney from Northanger Abbey back with me though.

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