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Old July 22nd 07, 15:03   #11
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They'll both be cut from the movie, as being superfluous to the story...

By the time book 7 comes about, who will want to direct it? There are a few things the movies left out that shouldn't have been, but someone is going to have to inherit this whole mess for movie 7.
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Indeed. I mean, I was annoyed with the way the whole 'Snape's worst memory' scene was handled in the OotP film before, but after reading DH... leaving Lily out of it is even worse. Unless they go with a blatant infodump about Lily/Severus in the HBP movie now, it's going to come completely out of the blue in DH for the people that only watch the films and don't read the books.

Provided they bother with the whole Snape/Lily storyline at all of course, and don't have Harry just AK Voldie in the end.
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Old July 23rd 07, 19:26   #13
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Man, I can't believe how badly you guys are picking this apart. I loved it. I really don't see any holes than can't be explained if you just think about it. She doesn't have to spell every single little thing out. Wow, I was amazed by the book. She really went all out for this one.
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Old July 23rd 07, 19:28   #14
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Kribu, I think the 7th film is f****d. There is absolutely no way I think they can trim this stuff down to and make it have sense and have the same emotional impact. I just hope that whoever directs insists on making it a 3 hour film. As much as I liked the 5th film, it really suffered from David Yate's "it must be under 2 and a half hours" b.s.
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Old July 23rd 07, 20:34   #15
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Personally, I've stopped seeing well-over-two-hour movies in the theater. Although my particular health issues may well be the only real reason I have for it.

What I don't understand is why movies with intermissions are just not considered at all anymore. So you feel you either have to be under 2.5 hours or make it a miniseries, or two movies?

What's wrong with having a 3-hour-plus movie with an intermission? Can it really waste more time for the theater, really, than a 2.5 hour movie?

And yea you are not alone in wondering who they are going to stick with the sad job of making movie 7. It will take two hours just to itemize everyone who died, and how.

I am having a problem with the last books of the series and how people and other loved ones are dieing for no good reaason at all. I suppose that's the point. But between the oh-so-predictable choices she made (I'm sorry, I guessed all but one of the "people really close to Harry who died" and I"m not much of a guesser).

She became preditable, is what I am finally concluding. The last book isn't tripe, and does have it's definite points. But her ultimate theme just got sappier and sappier from book 5 and on, to the point where I had to realize she's marketing this for those young ones who have just discovered the pleasures and pains of the hormone years.

Oddly, I find myself glad I read the last book, but equally glad the series was over. I mean I usually do not guess the majority of what is being left for the "big surprise ending". Her choices were getting... prretty obvious to me.

All in all, a series well worth investing some time into. Food for thought. Especially in how people reacted to it, both positive and negative.
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In Holland and Belgium all movies have an intermission,just long enough for a quick beer and smoke.It annoyed me at first but now I've gotten used to it I quite enjoy it.
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Got to agree on the Intermission thing ... the Extended LotR movies are a perfect example. Each movie is split down into two halves over two discs forcing at least some sort of intermission halfway through. Works really well for me. However, I doubt the movie theatres would be so accomodating since it would add, what, 5-10 minutes to the running time of every showing of every long movie and perhaps impact on the number of showings they could get into a day and therefore its money-making potential.
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I did hear that British cinemas were thinking on bringing back the usherette that sells snacks. She will need an intermission to sell in.
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Got to agree on the Intermission thing ... the Extended LotR movies are a perfect example. Each movie is split down into two halves over two discs forcing at least some sort of intermission halfway through. Works really well for me. However, I doubt the movie theatres would be so accomodating since it would add, what, 5-10 minutes to the running time of every showing of every long movie and perhaps impact on the number of showings they could get into a day and therefore its money-making potential.
Well, some movies used to be just over an hour and a half. Since the big blockbuster-wanna-be's came movie time I think on average has gone way up. Yet no movie theater that I know of announced "we're not showing LotR since it's almost twice the length of this nice little 90 minute film here, we can get a lot more showings of the 90 minute film in, so it's the one we'll show".

So considering that, I don't really buy that a two-and-a-half hour film will be rejected by the movie theater if it's given a 15 minute intermission. Unless it proved unpopular witht he majority of moviegoers, which these days is quite possible.

Maybe it's just us old fogies who are complaining, I don't know.

I just know that the long movies, no break, I find I can't really relax and enjoy like I can when they come out on HBO or on DVD.
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I liked the book -- at some points I actually cheered. Kreacher's about-face was sudden but glorious. Neville was great. McGonnagal was great (I especially loved her army of desks, glorious image). Sparing the Malfoys was great.

Snape was twisted but great -- although I would have loved to see him get more screen time. And the highlight of the epilogue was discovering how much Harry appreciated him.
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