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Old July 20th, 2009, 2:15 am
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Re: Reactions of Non-readers

Originally Posted by Wimsey View Post
Most of the theater laughed when Ron went down for real after drinking the poisoned mead. It was kind of funny because a couple of young women in front of us were clearly scandalized by this, but unless you read the book, then how were you to know that this flop was meant anything different from the prior ones?
That's why it was so brilliant, imo! The audience is in a giggly, fun, laughing mood and then Ron falls again as the audience get ready to laugh again when the film cuts to disturbing and realistic shots of Ron being poisoned, convulsing and foaming at the mouth...a perfect case of the comic relief making the drama all the more potent.

Masterfully edited, imo.

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JK Rowling on Adults liking Harry Potter; 1999

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