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Oh, and one last HP thing [Nov. 20th, 2010|12:22 pm]
Zoethe
How could I forget the one thing that completely outraged me?

If you're going to show Harry beholding Mad Eye Moody's eye in Dolores Umbridge's door, don't you dare then show him walking away leaving the eye behind! Either leave that moment out completely, or have Harry take the eye, but don't leave it stranded there! I was appalled.

At least that's the last one for now....
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[User Picture]From: scarfman
2010-11-20 05:52 pm (UTC)

Are they still shooting part two? If enough people complain, perhaps they'll reshoot or reedit part one for rerelease. I have the impression shooting's done though.

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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-20 06:27 pm (UTC)
I think shooting is done and it's all post. But it wouldn't be hard to digitally fix.
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[User Picture]From: aiela
2010-11-20 08:10 pm (UTC)
As I said on twitter, having never read any of the books more than once, I didn't have a lot of nitpicky things, but I will say that I am further convinced they totally dropped the ball on filming Dumbledore's death.

Because I didn't cry then, and I cried for Dobby.. Which, you know, was sad, and deserved it. But I'm still frustrated that I was dry eyed for Dumbledore, when I generally cry at the drop of a hat in movies.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-20 09:09 pm (UTC)
Leaving off Dumbledore's funeral was a mistake, I totally agree.
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[User Picture]From: libco
2010-11-21 10:57 pm (UTC)
I didn't cry for dumbledore in the books but I wept real tears for Dobby. I'm getting teary eyed typing this. He was so brave.
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[User Picture]From: cyan_blue
2010-11-22 12:20 am (UTC)
Dobby stole the show, in this one.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-22 12:27 am (UTC)
Despite knowing that Dumbledore had to die (and having it confirmed via the most obnoxious spoiler method I've ever seen: someone making an icon of just the words "Snape kills Dumbledore"), I still cried when Faulks flew away.
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[User Picture]From: libco
2010-11-22 04:07 am (UTC)
Well that was sad.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-22 04:25 am (UTC)
I remember it well. I was waiting for my turn at the book (Ferrett and Amy had the two copies we'd purchased) and I was intentionally staying away from all discussions of it, but when I responded to a completely off-topic journal entry, one of the commenters had that icon. I wish I could find it, but my response went something like this:

Congratulations. You have now ripped away from me an experience for which I have waited over a year. You were completely successful in ruining it for me. Good on you. You must be very proud.

The response I got was an apology and the changing of his icon. If I had been angry, the perp probably would have been smug, but I embarrassed him and he was properly mortified.

It's one of my prouder internet moments. ;-)
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[User Picture]From: libco
2010-11-22 04:27 am (UTC)
I remember!
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From: tempter
2010-11-21 01:01 am (UTC)
I didn't even realize that was Mad Eye's eye on her door. That might've been nice for him to, maybe, mutter under his breath.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-21 01:41 am (UTC)
Yes, it is. In the book, Harry rescues it. I was quite sad to see it left behind.
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[User Picture]From: tempter
2010-11-22 03:52 am (UTC)
I remember it now that you mentioned it. Some of the other things you mentioned (e.g., Kreature's redemption) I just assumed were in the previous movies and I'd forgotten.

Sort of a tangential point, but that reminded me that I wasn't quite happy with the way J. K. Rowling developed Umbridge in the last books. I thought she came off more as petty and vindictive than as capital-E Evil, and I think that's fine -- there are lots of people out there who are really just self-serving and self-interested and don't care about other people.

The implication of her having Moody's eye on her door is that she's really in cahoots with the actual villains rather than just being petty and opportunistic -- at least, I can't find another plausible explanation for why she'd have someone's body part nailed to her door. I feel like that's kind of a failure, since not everyone has to be Good or Evil, which sort of came up as an issue in the later books.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-22 04:18 am (UTC)
I always thought it was just her paranoia, and that she saw it simply as a handy tool - she was incapable of thinking about people as individuals. Which still fit into the kind of thinking you (and I) had about her.

It's the "destroy liberty in the name of security" thinking we see far too often today.
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