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Bee
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Posted - 06/16/2006 :  18:42:48  Show Profile Send Bee a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I did intend to, but then I didn't really have time, and then there were some really good films out at the same time, and... basically, I didn't bother.

I always feel a little cheated after watching a HP film, even PoA, which I really liked while I was watching it, but less when I started thinking back over it. I don't know if I want to see any more of the films, at least until after Book 7 is released. It's not just a quality issue; I don't think it's a good idea for me to be exposed to other interpretations of the world I've built up in my head. Befuddles me a bit.

Does anybody else feel this way?

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Posted - 06/17/2006 :  18:08:05  Show Profile  Send Eeyore a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Bee, I see your point. We do all tend to get confunded with the movie version of the story. But the thing I like is seeing the movie, and then going back to the book to see what and how things were changed. I actually find more information in the book details when I really delve into the differences. That excitement over new revelations does not always offset my annoyance at the changes and omissions, however. So I guess it's a toss-up. I just can't seem to keep myself from going to see the movies, though.

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Myf
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Posted - 06/18/2006 :  04:06:13  Show Profile  Visit Myf's Homepage  Click to see Myf's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
I haven't seen GoF since I saw it at the cinema. I liked it, but there were a number of things that really irritated me quite a lot. I won't buy it, whereas I have copies of CoS and PoA.

I don't think I'd be able to miss the new ones, though. I'm always so excited to see events/characters that have only existed in my head actually happen onscreen. Of course, I generally wish they hadn't done what they did, but it's exciting nevertheless. I'd be too keen to see how Imelda Staunton does Umbridge, for example, not to see OotP.

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Bee
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Posted - 06/18/2006 :  05:52:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh yeah, Imelda Staunton. I don't know if I can resist seeing what she does with Umbridge.

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Posted - 06/26/2006 :  21:16:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I liked GoF! It was one of my least favorite of the books but I thought it was one of the least choppy of the films. And it's very funny. It's worth watching Bee - it won't spoil you for Book 7 as it doesn't really add much in terms of "alternative views" of HPverse, unlike PoA which, although it was fab, definitely took some liberties.


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fox
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Posted - 07/07/2006 :  04:40:25  Show Profile  Click to see fox's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
I watched GoF yesterday along with TLCs commentry. It was ace. Pointing out all the things they hated and all the funny little oddities and eye rolls. Listening to it being dissected definitely puts a different spin on it and makes it even more seperate from the book.

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Barmy

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Posted - 07/14/2006 :  16:31:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
GoF is the only one of the films I dopn't have a copy of. Partly because we were moving when it hit the shops, and I had other things on my mind. I thought it did well on the hogwarts and trio stuff, but sold the other champions short, which was a shame, because meeting and learning about international wizards was the whole point! *drops Hermione voice*

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Siobhan
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Posted - 07/18/2006 :  21:29:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes, but it did emphasise Harry. After all the books are Harry and the.... *drops the obsessed book-fan voice*

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Posted - 11/19/2006 :  12:28:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I only bought the GoF DVD because I wanted to see the few Snape scenes (particularly the one when Snape touches Dumbledore's shoulder after Harry's return from the graveyard). *drops the I-am-the-biggest-Snape-Fan voice*

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