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So, J. Rowling's new book...

14 July 2013 - 01:12 PM

Just got the news here.

If anyone has read it... how many pages are devoted to teenage boys?

The Cast of HP

03 July 2013 - 07:02 AM

So I've only gotten around to watching/ reading HP like two years ago, and as such I've formed my opinions on the HP cast only recently. I've just rewatched OotP, which is one of my favorite movies in general. The even pacing give it an even more dreamlike quality than other HP movies, and I really like the aesthetics of this one.

But that's not the topic. What I thought about when I watched it was Dan's performance - may have to do with the fact that I always found him to be the least sympathetic of the trio.
In my mind, Harry is this traumatized kid who just about loses it when he learns that there is a hidden world where he is important, powerful and famous, and that delight never leaves him - that's what I took away from reading the books. With Dan, I never really see that sense of wonder. His 'unfazed-by-everything' look is probably one part of what has been described as his 'wooden acting'; it was kind of cute when he was a little child, but had lost its charm at about the time of the third movie.

While I like Emma's Hermione, I think had she been given more screen time, her emotional personality would have shone through too much, ruining the illusion.

Rupert of course is the perfect sidekick, no doubt. What he lacks though is the mischievous spark of a Weasley. He just radiates calm.

I think what the trio has delivered is a portrayal of thorough friendship, but the HP books have this sense of brokenness about them, and that never really translated into the movies. From the hinted at abuse of Harry to the obvious psychological connotations of the dementors to the existence of an alternate world behind what we can see and accept as reality, the things that add the real drama to HP don't really come through in the movies. And this of course includes the performance of the lead characters.

Happy Birthday Jonny!

18 June 2013 - 08:12 AM

... if you're still with us, that is.

Happy Birthday Elena!

28 May 2013 - 12:17 PM

Don't let people/ things annoy you on your special day ;)

What other sites do you frequent regularly?

11 April 2013 - 01:33 PM

Or even several times a day. That is, if you're checking back here regularly.


For me, right now, it's the Obsidian Entertainment forums, RPG Watch, Youtube, and lately the The Dark Triad homepage; for games, GOG.com and Abandonia.


Also, semi-regularly, but at least 2 or 3 times a week, the DaggerXL homepage, Guido Henkel's blog, Eden's tumblr (formerly Watson Uncensored), and various news sites and kickstarter projects.