Better Gnomes & Goblins
Today, I’ll briefly talk about two different creatures and my favorite films they’ve appeared in.
The 2001 French film, Amélie has a delightful little Gnome in it which lives in her Father’s Garden. Amélie decides to give her Dad a little thrill and sends the Gnome off with her Flight Attendant Friend. Who sends pictures back to Amélie’s Father.
This is known as the wandering Gnome. This was inspired by similar pranks played out in England and France in the 1990s. In 1997, the Leader of this group of thieves was arrested and convicted of stealing over 150 gnomes! The name of his group is translated into Garden Gnome Liberation Front.
Don’t let the subtitles scare you!
If you have yet to watch Amélie please do your self a favor and watch it.
My favorite Goblins have appeared in the Harry Potter Franchise.They’re portrayed to be so stoic and serious yet their not evil scary.
Goblins don’t trust Wizards. Many Goblins were murdered in the ’70s, during the first Wizarding War. Later, a Ministry Official swindled a large sum of gold from some Goblins during the 1994, Quidditch World Cup. Which led to the Goblins remaining neutral during the second War. Unfortunately, many Goblins were still murdered when Harry and co. broke into Bellatrix Lestrange’s vault at Gringotts. But you know that .
As Hagrid told Harry during their first trip to Gringotts, “They’re goblins, Harry. Clever as they come, goblins, but not the most friendly of beasts.” My favorite part of the newest ride at Universal Studios Florida, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts is the queue. Once you get inside the bank, you really feel like you’re inside Gringotts watching the Goblins work. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the ride, but the attention to detail in the queue is just magnificent.
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