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Proper-T wrote:
Again I agree with midnite... for the OotP comparisons... I realized that Neville wouldn't see Threstrals when I saw the trailer piece showing it... Luna using Levis Corpus was like... WTBH? The forshadowing of relationships was cool with me too, I mean she's been hinting at Ron/Hermione forever.

Other gripes... the out of Orderness- meaning when they showed certian parts of the movie. Example: Harry learns of the Order early but doesn't learn about the house till Christmas... Bellatrix casts Rictusempra- the tickling charm... you mean the tickling charm caused Sirius's abrupt fall??? If you say so...




A lot of people have been saying it was Avada Kedavra she hit Sirius with. I actually didn't hear her say anything (I must've momentarily spaced out), but my mom said that's what it was.
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they skipped MANY parts in the movie for the order of the phoenix...but i dont blame them, could you imagine how long the movie would be if they didnt? im not 100% sure but doesnt harry receive the portrait (of all the people in the order of the phoenix) while he is cleaning the headquaters for the OotP? not in the train station? and what happened to him thinking that sirius could possibly be a ghost and therefore searching, unsuccesfully, for him.

does anyone remember when hermione forms an organization against house elves or something like that? well can anyone tell me what the initials for it were and what book was that in? 6?
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it was S.P.E.W.
The Society of the Promotion of Elvish Welfare.
It was started in Goblet of Fire.
And yes, it was completely left out of the movies.


iheartbooks wrote:
they skipped MANY parts in the movie for the order of the phoenix...but i dont blame them, could you imagine how long the movie would be if they didnt? im not 100% sure but doesnt harry receive the portrait (of all the people in the order of the phoenix) while he is cleaning the headquaters for the OotP? not in the train station? and what happened to him thinking that sirius could possibly be a ghost and therefore searching, unsuccesfully, for him.

does anyone remember when hermione forms an organization against house elves or something like that? well can anyone tell me what the initials for it were and what book was that in? 6?


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Re: Book to Movie Comparison



iheartbooks wrote:
they skipped MANY parts in the movie for the order of the phoenix...but i dont blame them, could you imagine how long the movie would be if they didnt? im not 100% sure but doesnt harry receive the portrait (of all the people in the order of the phoenix) while he is cleaning the headquaters for the OotP? not in the train station? and what happened to him thinking that sirius could possibly be a ghost and therefore searching, unsuccesfully, for him.

does anyone remember when hermione forms an organization against house elves or something like that? well can anyone tell me what the initials for it were and what book was that in? 6?




Yeah, in the book he gets the portrait at the house, and it's Moody who shows it to him. Apparently they decided to leave the ghost bit out. *shrugs*
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Luthien wrote:


Proper-T wrote:
Again I agree with midnite... for the OotP comparisons... I realized that Neville wouldn't see Threstrals when I saw the trailer piece showing it... Luna using Levis Corpus was like... WTBH? The forshadowing of relationships was cool with me too, I mean she's been hinting at Ron/Hermione forever.

Other gripes... the out of Orderness- meaning when they showed certian parts of the movie. Example: Harry learns of the Order early but doesn't learn about the house till Christmas... Bellatrix casts Rictusempra- the tickling charm... you mean the tickling charm caused Sirius's abrupt fall??? If you say so...




A lot of people have been saying it was Avada Kedavra she hit Sirius with. I actually didn't hear her say anything (I must've momentarily spaced out), but my mom said that's what it was.





It was.

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ShadowCougar wrote:
it was S.P.E.W.
The Society of the Promotion of Elvish Welfare.
It was started in Goblet of Fire.
And yes, it was completely left out of the movies.


iheartbooks wrote:
they skipped MANY parts in the movie for the order of the phoenix...but i dont blame them, could you imagine how long the movie would be if they didnt? im not 100% sure but doesnt harry receive the portrait (of all the people in the order of the phoenix) while he is cleaning the headquaters for the OotP? not in the train station? and what happened to him thinking that sirius could possibly be a ghost and therefore searching, unsuccesfully, for him.

does anyone remember when hermione forms an organization against house elves or something like that? well can anyone tell me what the initials for it were and what book was that in? 6?








I loved S.P.E.W.
Even if Hermione couldn't make hats if her life depended on it, but hey catchy name...:smileywink:

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[ Edited ]
I know I'm not the only one to notice this, but I thought it might bear repeating now that we're within days of the last book release and speculation is still wild and rampant about major plot points to come...

Another way this book series has been unusual is that movies have been made of some of the books before the series is even all written. So...

...The films inform the end. The major plot has been carried throughout all of the movies--what has been edited out from the books going to the films has been "unnecessary" material to the main plot. So, that's telling. If you really want to play the speculation game about how all of this is going to end, study the movies in conjunction with the books. I think the OP movie is particularly telling this way--it's adapted from the longest book, but it's the shortest movie! Fewer red herrings. Also, the actors' portrayals need to "fit" together so that the series of _movies_ will make sense when they are done. I think Snape's loyalty to the trio is evident in Alan Rickman's performance--Rickman, of all of the actors, I'm guessing, has known all along the eventual outcome of his character. Also, Harry's choice for mercy over killing is brought out in the movie. The attention paid to other characters (such as Neville) is also important, and so is the emphasis paid to certain direct quotes from the books. Some of them stick out like neon signs pointing to plot points. These choices are not made by accident.

The movies have fewer details to throw off the viewer than the books do for readers. It's a necessity of the form. So, serious sleuthing for the main plot in how this is all going to end Friday night would benefit from a close look at the movies, especially tracing threads from one to the other of the existing 5. On the other hand, if you'd rather not have a lot of the plot figured out, then don't let your mind wander in this direction! :smileywink:

~ConnieK, 4 days to go

Message Edited by ConnieK on 07-16-2007 09:08 AM
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