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Harry Potter
« on: November 17, 2010, 09:55:13 AM »
We've got to go this weekend. We (I) didn't read the fine print "part one". Why did they have to make it two parts?? This means I have to go twice.  :angry: Actually, I could stay home, pretent to be sick, which I am.  :wacko:
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Re: Harry Potter
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2010, 11:10:53 PM »
That's the most random post by a non-bot so far.
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Re: Harry Potter
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2010, 10:36:43 AM »
Thanks.  ^_^
I'm a big Harry Potter fan. I got started with a kid pointing out a 'wizard' to me. I had no clue what that girl was talking about. So I borrowed  a book, and got hooked on it. And I'm annoyed the last book has become two movies. Btw I never post links; and as before, never ever take me serious.
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Re: Harry Potter
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2010, 12:16:48 PM »
You should be happy it's two movies because it means they cut out less of the story.
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Re: Harry Potter
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2010, 06:42:45 AM »
We have the book for the story, we don't need to watch the book. I think no movie can replace a book, nor a book a movie.
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Re: Harry Potter
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2010, 06:50:58 AM »
So you don't care how much of the story is included?
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Re: Harry Potter
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2010, 06:57:10 AM »
We have the book for the story, we don't need to watch the book.

So what's the function of the movie?
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Re: Harry Potter
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2010, 12:27:39 AM »
Books and movies are two completely different mediums of entertainment and one shouldn't be reliant on the other in order to be understood.

Unless I'm completely misunderstanding the topic of discussion here.

You can't just simply adapt a book into a movie without making significant cuts and changes.
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Re: Harry Potter
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2010, 12:55:04 AM »
Books and movies are two completely different mediums of entertainment and one shouldn't be reliant on the other in order to be understood.

Unless I'm completely misunderstanding the topic of discussion here.

You can't just simply adapt a book into a movie without making significant cuts and changes.

Of course that's all true, but some books have so much going on in them that making a two movie adaptation is appropriate.
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Re: Harry Potter
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2010, 04:44:14 AM »
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I think, a book and movie are two distinct forms of entertainment. A book let's me paint pictures in my head. I have distinct visuals of some of the characters, and a director of a movie has his/her own. When I watch a movie from a book I've read, I actually expect to see anything but my own visualization. A movie maker is an artist also, so let him/her shine with their stuff in it.

As for the two parts, well, we've got to go tonight, but I know already, with my short fuse, another year until part two? Thanks, Warner Entertainment, hope you'll loose money on that brain fart also.

p.s. To Dan G, since I'm a fan; you have a valid point too! I noticed on the games lately, things change, and the public may expect to see the entire story, and one movie won't cut it.  :mellow:
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Re: Harry Potter
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2010, 06:00:59 AM »
As for the two parts, well, we've got to go tonight, but I know already, with my short fuse, another year until part two? Thanks, Warner Entertainment, hope you'll loose money on that brain fart also.

On the contrary, they're going to cash in big by making two movies instead of one. It'll also serve fans better, as noted above.

The studio essentially has three choices:
-Make one very long (5-6-hour) movie, but this is out of the question for obvious reasons (i.e., maybe two people are willing to go see it).
-Make one 3-hour movie like the previous parts which also means that a lot of good material from the book is left out and the studio makes only around 50% of what it could make.
-Make two 3-hour movies. This not only servers the fans better but the studio as well. The "short fuse" fans such as yourself are going to see them both anyway despite their meaningless protests.
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« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2010, 02:44:08 PM »
to MSandt - so far you are right - Warner's stock is up 0.83%.

Me, I'll wait for the DVD to come out, and watch the rest, with a beer and maybe even a steak.  :mellow:
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Re: Harry Potter
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2010, 03:41:24 AM »
Saw it this weekend - by far the best film of the series. Cutting it into 2 parts was a smart move. (y)

And even now there were parts that will make people who haven't read the book scratch their heads - I don't want to imagine how messy it would have been if they crammed everything into 1 movie.  ^_^
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Re: Harry Potter
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2011, 04:49:10 AM »
Well, part two is out. A Box Office hit. A few more month, and it's on DVD and our collection is complete.

p.s. no, we did not go. Fan or no fan, the weather is too nice right now.  ^_^
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Re: Harry Potter
« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2011, 06:09:13 AM »
I'll keep it short:
Just saw part 2: love it, best of the bunch :)
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