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post #31 of 60 Old 06-15-2010, 05:38 PM
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SMROBS...my DH is thinking of getting rid of all his HP books (we have them all) so if he does, I'd be happy to pack 'em all up and ship 'em to you.

I wasn't in to them at all but he was so I read the first one and got totally hooked. He was away when we got the last one in the mail from Amazon and gave me permission to read it before he did with the caveat that I couldn't say ONE WORD about it until he finished it.

I'll talk to him when I get home from work and let you know if you'd like.
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post #32 of 60 Old 06-15-2010, 06:02 PM
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Aargh yes, the Burning Burrow was RIDICULOUS! Where will the wedding be???

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I love the Harry Potter Books! I highly suggest to anyone, to watch the movie first, then read the books. Don't make the mistake in reading the books first then watching the films......because the films don't have as much as the books do, so when you watch the movie and go to the book, you'll end up going "OOOH, now that makes sense" and "Ahhh, that connects this and this together"

If you read the books first, then watch the movie - you'll be greatly dissapointed.

I watched the first HP movie and thought it was great. I was greatly engulphed in the movie and loved it, I was hooked! So I bought the book - and the book was far more informative and it connected the story together more for me.

Then, my dumb ass bought the 2nd book and read it before I watched the movie. Then I watched the film when it came out, and I was greatly dissapointed. The movie was nothing like the book and I had set myself up for dissapointment by doing it that way.

Watch the movies first, then read the book.

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Wild spot- THATS WHAT IM THINKING! Will there even be a wedding? There was no mention of it in the 6th movie.... I was mad they didn't show the funeral either, and they didn't break up Ginny and Harry... So much wrong!
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I think I saw glimpses of the wedding in a trailer, but I don't know where they will hold it... The biggest gripe I had was that Dumbledore didn't share with Harry his theories on the other Horcruxes - How the heck is Harry going to figure out the other horcruxes now? I think the funeral will be in the next one too...

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The Harry Potter movies really disappoint me now. SO SO much of the important storylines are left out-I mean, I know you have to cut down to some degree, but it's getting to the point where crucial points of the books are ignored. The reason is that they're turning the entire thing into just a teen romance/drama. People want to see Harry and Ginny, their lives fraught with hidden passion and personal struggles, gaze at each other for half the scenes in the movie and then make out at the end...or at least, that's what producers want to see. That is the gist of what I got from the 6th movie. I refuse to watch the final one. I haven't even seen the 4th and 5th, and I'm pretty sure I'm not missing much.
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post #37 of 60 Old 06-16-2010, 11:17 AM Thread Starter
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^Agreed. Now that half the world is engulphed in vampire romance, HP has to step up the ramance :P

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Books are always better than the movies they make out of them. It's not a new complaint.

I absolutely adored Gone With the Wind in book form, and although the movie is great, it left out so much. Scarlett already had 2 children when she married Rhett, and they conveniently left that out of the movie.

Scarlett isn't a very sympathetic character, but I identified with her quite a bit. She's tough, selfish, and isn't afraid to make hard decisions in order to survive and get what she wants and needs.

Rhett is a true blackguard, too. Charming, indiscreet, and absolutely unable or unwilling to be monogamous.

I'm not at all surprised that Margaret Mitchell didn't have another book in her. That one was brilliant, and would have been very hard to follow.
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post #39 of 60 Old 06-16-2010, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
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I agree. I liked the 6th Harry Potter (I knew the basic polot line and went to spend time with my brothers without seeing any of the other movies or reading the books) and then read all the books, and was AMAZED at how much better they were! I really want a movie of The Hunger Games, but I don't know if I do, because it might just ruin my veiws of the book. I hate movies too, because you have a picture of the charecter in your mind, and then in the movie it's TOTALLY different.

Did anyone read the Lightening Theif and then see the movie. CAn we say DISAPOINTMENT?!

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There are very few movies I've seen that I felt lived up to the book or short story. Shawshank Redemption was one...Gone Baby Gone another.

I also tend to sit in a theatre and think, well...they left this out, they left that out but I have stopped saying it out loud as it sometimes annoys hubby or my daughter.

The other thing that is kind of annoying (but not terribly so) is when I read a book, I visualize the characters. And they NEVER cast the movie the same way I imagine!
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