Re: DH and other HP Movies
- From: Louis Epstein <le@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2008 16:20:27 -0500
Thom Madura <Tommadura@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
: DaveD wrote:
:> "Beowulf Trollshammer" <beowulf40@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
:>> Richard Eney wrote:
:>>> So, what do people think will be changed from the books for the
:>>> DH movie? (Aside from shortening the camping trip, which we all
:>>> know will happen.)
:>> I'm afraid they'll butcher huge sections without mercy, to the point of
:>> making Cuar?n's version of PoA look like the quintessence of
:>> The intro, the departure of the Dursleys, the wedding, the scenes at
:>> the visit to the Lovegoods and Snape's memories are all good
:>> candidates to
:>> get reduced to a few minutes of screen time each, if they manage to
:>> survive at all in the final theatrical version.
:> This is the difficult part. I think they'll retain a curtailed goodbye
:> to the Dursleys if there's to be any contextual relationships to the
:> earlier films. Otherwise we won't see them at all.
:> The wedding is a very dynamic scene, with lots of excitement with the
:> surprise raid by the DEs - you have the almost tears of the goodbye, the
:> tension of the broomride, then just as you think you can relax, bang!
:> The DEs invade the wedding.
:> I agree they'll probably reduce or cut entirely 12GP, straight to an
:> abridged camping scene - just enough to hint at the long boredom, but
:> with the visit to GH for the house where his parents were killed
:> followed by another nasty surprise with Bathilda and possibly the sword,
:> though that's quite complicated to explain. I think they could probably
:> leave out most of that, just have Neville pull the sword out of the hat
:> at the end.
:> The Lovegoods could probably go, but I think we have to have Snape's
:> memories to explain the character's behaviour through all 7 films (not
:> sure how they'll do the Harry/Lily's eyes bit...)
:> Hmm, at this rate, if I were directing, the film would be longer than
:> the book!
: I don't think they'll include the Dursleys. There are far too many named
: characters in the book - and there will be an effort to reduce that to a
: manageable cast size. I could even see them reducing the camping to a
: set of brief snippets as well.
All of this appears based on assuming that the rumor that HALLOWS
would be split into two films was false.
Now that it's official...what would you say is reprieved?
The World Trade Center towers MUST rise again,
at least as tall as before...or terror has triumphed.
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