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Old October 24th, 2005, 10:55 pm
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the soundtrack, if it is not right, it takes me away from the movie.

the GOF soundtrack is out and it is not very Harry-Potter-ish I could not find hedwigs theme in it at all


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Old October 25th, 2005, 12:45 pm
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"The Story Continues" is a revamped version of Hedwig's Theme


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Old October 25th, 2005, 5:10 pm
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I liked the music in the first couple but GoF is way off the mark. My only peeve is when they change things when it wouldn't have cost any extra money or time to keep it to the book.


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Old October 25th, 2005, 5:29 pm
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the soundtrack, if it is not right, it takes me away from the movie.

the GOF soundtrack is out and it is not very Harry-Potter-ish I could not find hedwigs theme in it at all
I haven't listened to the GoF one, but I like very much the soundtrack. It's is composed by the GENIOUS Williams (Star Wars)

Don't you think it would be fun to make a list of all the things people don't like and see what sequence, scene...gets like the anti award?


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Old October 25th, 2005, 5:44 pm
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I liked the music in the first couple but GoF is way off the mark. My only peeve is when they change things when it wouldn't have cost any extra money or time to keep it to the book.
There's music in the book?


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Old October 25th, 2005, 6:32 pm
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the GOF soundtrack is out and it is not very Harry-Potter-ish I could not find hedwigs theme in it at all
I had fun listening to the entire GoF Soundtrack last night (can be downloaded from AOL Music/Movies, for those of you who don't know). I'd say that overall the songs are beautiful, but the Weird Sisters songs are a little...weird. I'm not sure what I was expecting.


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Old October 25th, 2005, 6:38 pm
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Ok, I'll make the list. (I just feel so hermoinish, for the first time actually, normally I much more relate to GRAWP )

This would be until now:

mentioned 9 times
- Leaving out Marauders subplot (predictable)

6 times
- Ron

4 times
- Hermys hair
- Changing details generally
- DD
- Acting generally

3 times
- Ending of PoA
- Leaving out details generally
- Harrys scar missing sometimes
- Casting
- Dan acting
- Adding extra stuff
- Dan's Crying

2 times
- DD's hat
- DD's new quotes
- quote "he was their friend"
- Rupert acting
- Shrunken heads
- Snape too old
- Missing characters generally
- Moving grounds+castle
- Script generally

one time
- Fat lady singing
- Dobby
- Ginny lacking
- Neville fainting
- Spider Scene
- Nice Pansy
- Dan's robes black not green
- Bill + George missing
- Hermys robes pink not ever-greenblue I
- Harry being melodrama in PoA
- Buckbeak riding scene
- DD's Beard
- Hermy beeing supertough
- Harry brown hair
- PS, CoS childish
- Peeves missing
- Quidditch final PoA
- Soundtrack

Hope I got it more or less right.


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Old October 25th, 2005, 9:59 pm
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The end of POA
and the fact that they cut the fight between Arthur Weasley and Lucius in the COS


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Old October 26th, 2005, 5:29 am
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There are a lot of things that bother me about HP the movies, and I'm sure that there are things that bother you all. So what bothers you the most?
Can we say movie critic....not that I'm not like that myself, but bear with me, while I voice my own opinions.

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1) The acting, as a whole, sucks. Sorry to all you Dan and Emma lovers, but I really do not think that the two can act. And with their characters being the 2 most important that just makes the whole movie horrible.
Well, I did notice in the first movie how much Dan nodded a lot, and he can't fake cry to save his life, but other than that, he's a pretty good Harry. He really captures the feeling of what Harry is going through, and since him and Harry are going through the same thing, he can make it more relateable. You must also take into account the fact that it was their first REAL acting job, espcially Emma.

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2) Everything is wrong. The miniscule details that are everywhere in the book are changed for the movies. I understand that some things have to be changed for adaption purposes, but when you change that much it just bothers me.
Ummm, not everything is wrong, might I add. Of course things must be changed, and I totally think they took too much out of the 3rd movie. But I thought the 2nd was really good, really faithful to the book, just missing a few tiny, unnessary things, such as the deathday party. The 1st one, cut it a little bit of slack, it was the 1st after all, and I thought it was pretty well done anyway. The 3rd one made me kinda mad, they took out SO much, I will agree with you there, but PLEASE always remember that when they make books into movies, the movie is going to suck compared to the book 9.9 times out 10, and you must remember that we dont' have quite the effects to do everything people can imagine in a book.

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3) Most of the books are left out. Sure, there's the time issue, but I go see movies to enjoy them, not to watch the time while I'm in there. Just make them extra long. I'm sure all the HP fans wouldn't object to that.
I agree with you here, I wouldn't object to a longer movie. I mean, they are going for the general audience rather than the die-hard fans.

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4) They have changed the characters somewhat from how they are in the book. Just little things that I noticed that really bother me. Emma's hair isn't bushy. Did anyone else notice that at some points in the PoA movie there was no scar on Dan's forehead?
I don't think they have changed them that much. You must take into account that every single person who reads the book is going to have a different interpretation of the characters, it's just the way it is.

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5) Some of the actors, to me, don't fit their characters. Most of them do, but some of them I think would do better in other roles or not there at all.
Like who? And who would replace them? Like I said above, everyone has a different interpretation of the characters, and the actors who play them are doing their intrepretation.

The thing that bugs me the most about the movies as a whole, though, is the fact that they took out the Quidditch Cup in PoA and the ending, and the whole Harry seeing Peter on the map. Other than that, I thought it was a bit dissapointing, but I have learned to appriciate it for what it is, and I think that they did a good job on the time-travel part.


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Old October 26th, 2005, 6:19 am
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Old October 26th, 2005, 7:48 am
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I reckon the actors are ver good.


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Old October 26th, 2005, 8:16 am
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My one pet peeve: Hermione is much too different if the moives. Okay, I undersatnd that they're all growing up and everything but really. Hermione should be more Hemione-ish. Other than Lupin's moustache has to go.


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Old October 26th, 2005, 8:19 am
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It's a small thing, but because it happened at the beginning of PoA, it distracted me and kind of ruined the first viewing of the film for me. Harry using magic to try to read under the covers, when no such thing happened, really bothered me. I wondered how they were going to address that issue come OotP. I also did not like the crying or that sad excuse of an ending.

A lot of people rave about how great Cuaron is, but I don't see it. I like the film much better now, but only because I have made an effort to take it on its own terms and forget that it's supposed to be based on the book PoA.

I also don't like how they seem to think they have to "dumb down" the films and add all that cheesy stuff that doesn't work. No self-respecting 5 year old would think some of that stuff is funny, let alone anyone older.

However, I do make the effort to forget the books & watch the film for its own value...until they do something really stupid.


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Old October 26th, 2005, 9:35 am
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Old October 26th, 2005, 2:27 pm
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1.The new Dumbledore His hair and beard are now grey instead of silver for some reason and his hat is soooooo annoying

2.No House-elves, Dursleys, Mrs.Weasely, Bill, Charlie, Percy, Ludo Bagman, Prof Trelawney and other characters in Goblet of Fire!!!!

3.Missing other good things in the other movies like the death day party, Peeves, Prof.Binns


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Old October 27th, 2005, 12:50 am
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WILL YOU PEOPLE STOP COMPLAININGF ABOUT THE NEW DUMBLEDORE!!!! RICHARD HARRIS IS DEAD!!!

and i know all of you were pushing for Ian McKellen, but seriously, he's just finished being a kindly, old, protective, yet immensly powerful wizard in grey (mostly white but still) in consectutive sequels ONLY TWO YEARS AGO! and Gambon really is a great actor...he's more subtle and Harris didn't really capture the slight loonyness of JK's Dumbledore.


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Old October 27th, 2005, 12:58 am
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WILL YOU PEOPLE STOP COMPLAININGF ABOUT THE NEW DUMBLEDORE!!!! RICHARD HARRIS IS DEAD!!!

and i know all of you were pushing for Ian McKellen, but seriously, he's just finished being a kindly, old, protective, yet immensly powerful wizard in grey (mostly white but still) in consectutive sequels ONLY TWO YEARS AGO! and Gambon really is a great actor...he's more subtle and Harris didn't really capture the slight loonyness of JK's Dumbledore.
Phew...

I think that you can safely say that both Harris and Gambon portrayed Dumbledore well, but in different ways. It can never be easy having to fill someone else's role, and I think Gambon does the job well, though not quite to my taste. I wouldn't say that Gambon is more subtle, yet I agree with you when you say he portrays Dumbledore's more eccentric side.

Oh, just to add fuel to the fire, Harris's accent was better .


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Old October 27th, 2005, 2:15 am
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WILL YOU PEOPLE STOP COMPLAININGF ABOUT THE NEW DUMBLEDORE!!!! RICHARD HARRIS IS DEAD!!!

and i know all of you were pushing for Ian McKellen, but seriously, he's just finished being a kindly, old, protective, yet immensly powerful wizard in grey (mostly white but still) in consectutive sequels ONLY TWO YEARS AGO! and Gambon really is a great actor....
THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My thoughts exactly!


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Old October 27th, 2005, 2:30 am
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I will say, though that the scene in Dumbledore's office near the end of Chamber of Secrets was fantastic. The way Harris used his eyes was incredible. I know so many of you are complaining that Gambon wont be able to shut up and be quiet in some of the longer, emotional scenes in movies 6 + 7 is completely irrelevant. Just because he is loud and energetic in the one scene that we have actually glimpsed from Goblet of Fire doesn't cancel out his calm, warm acting that we see in Prizoner of Azkaban. We know that Gambon can act! We've seen it in POA!

He's been knighted

Lets just calm down and see what happens because, as you know, we get to see a whole lot more of Dumbledore in movies to come.


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Old October 28th, 2005, 9:18 pm
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Gambon is a fabulous actor. I think they were lucky to get him. I loved Harris & miss his DD, but I'm not unhappy with Gambon.

Another thing I don't understand is the costume color choices. In the books, they are described as colorful and eclectic. Yet the first three films have everyone mostly in dark or bland colors...so far anyway. I was disappointed in that. However, it looks like GoF may be breaking that pattern hopefully.


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