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Old 07-23-2007, 08:19 PM   #1
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Harry Potter 7

Does anybody read?
I'm in the middle of it, so no spoilers please. More of what you thought about the News Coverage, and Hype about the "Boy who Lived"
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Old 07-23-2007, 08:31 PM   #2
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Currently about page 240. I'll probably have it done by next weekend. No Spoilers please...

And to answer your question- I read quite a bit. (Mostly Fantasy, Horror and Thriller.)
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Old 07-24-2007, 02:05 AM   #3
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My wife is done with it and have me the spoilers. That's why I got your "first post." But do you really know what that means? hehehe.... We are going to go and see it at the IMAX either tomorrow or Wed night.
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Old 07-24-2007, 03:09 AM   #4
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SNAPE KILLS DUMBLEDORE!
or something like that. =P

I read quite a bit, but very specific genres. I've never picked up the Potter series.

I've read Eragon and Eldest, 2/3 of the Dan Brown trilogy, some other Sci Fi books, mostly about terraforming of other planets (red planet, green planet, blue planet was a decent series).

Other than that, I'm a HUGE anime fan. Don't read the manga but I hear all about how it's so much better from the actual movies/shows/etc.

I'm gonna go see the new movie here pretty soon and that'll be about as much of the series that I'll know. I used to work for EA and got to watch a few sneak previews as Electronic Arts was making the games. That's actually the reason I watched my first one. I started with movie number 2.
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Old 07-24-2007, 08:04 AM   #5
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I really enjoy reading. I was given a paperback written by Clive Cussler last year and now I'm hooked on his books.

Most of his books center on a main character named Dirk Pitt, who seems to be sort of the equivalent of Jack Bauer on 24.

I'd recommend the Cussler books highly.
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Old 07-24-2007, 08:29 AM   #6
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MY GF pre-ordered it for me. Unfortunately I wasn't home when it came here so it's at the post office....which I can't actually find!

Doh!

I will read it this week though for sure.
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I just finished it last night And it is by far the best book of the series!! So many surprises! I cried numerous times, it was just horrible lol. Has anyone seen Order of the Phoenix yet? I really wanted to see it, but the boyfriend isn't so much into it... Personally I think he's crazy! :P

If I had enough time left in my Summer Vacation before the Fall Semester, I would start reading all over again at book 1 and go all the way through to book 7! They are that good!
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Old 07-24-2007, 11:00 AM   #8
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I just finished it last night And it is by far the best book of the series!! So many surprises! I cried numerous times, it was just horrible lol. Has anyone seen Order of the Phoenix yet? I really wanted to see it, but the boyfriend isn't so much into it... Personally I think he's crazy! :P

If I had enough time left in my Summer Vacation before the Fall Semester, I would start reading all over again at book 1 and go all the way through to book 7! They are that good!
Personally, I didn't like the movie all that much. IMO, ever since the guy who played the original Dumbledore died, and the director over him quit, The movies have sucked. #1, and #2 were good. They were really true to the books, but the rest have been lacking. There's so much important information in the books that never makes it onto the big screen.

Can I give an example from the 5th movie? It's not a spoiler, per say. Just a realization. If not, say no.
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Old 07-24-2007, 11:18 AM   #9
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Personally, I didn't like the movie all that much. IMO, ever since the guy who played the original Dumbledore died, and the director over him quit, The movies have sucked. #1, and #2 were good. They were really true to the books, but the rest have been lacking. There's so much important information in the books that never makes it onto the big screen.

Can I give an example from the 5th movie? It's not a spoiler, per say. Just a realization. If not, say no.
#1 was pretty true to the book. After that, not so much. But I understand the reasoning. I mean, come one, have you seen the LENGTH of the books? LOL the movies would have to be 4+ hours. I've enjoyed every movie though.

Someone above mentioned they were going to see the movie, but I wasn't sure if they realized the movie currently in theatres is the 5th, while the new book is the 7th...

I saw the movie in iMax and they played the final 20 mins of the finale in 3D. Was VERY nice.
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Old 07-24-2007, 11:25 AM   #10
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...Yeah, I know. length. But they should do it like that or not at all IMO.
Look at Pirates of the Carribbean 3. THAT WAS LONG!!! But I enjoy long movies.
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...Yeah, I know. length. But they should do it like that or not at all IMO.
Look at Pirates of the Carribbean 3. THAT WAS LONG!!! But I enjoy long movies.
It was long, but was also the least entertaining of the 3 movies.

I liked it, but 2 was much better.
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Old 07-24-2007, 01:27 PM   #12
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Speaking on the duration of actual movie time, IMO, the longer the movie the better. I don't want to go for an hour long movie. I'm spending money and I want my monies worth! Besides, the longer the movie, the BETTER!!!
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Personally, I didn't like the movie all that much. IMO, ever since the guy who played the original Dumbledore died, and the director over him quit, The movies have sucked. #1, and #2 were good. They were really true to the books, but the rest have been lacking. There's so much important information in the books that never makes it onto the big screen.

Can I give an example from the 5th movie? It's not a spoiler, per say. Just a realization. If not, say no.
Sure, give all the examples you want lol. I am going to wait until it comes out and buy it anyway. I have the other 4 and have all of the books, might as well keep with tradition! lol I had heard that this movie wasn't as good as the others, and it does seem like they leave out some important info in some places.
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I also heard that , my friend said he was very disapointed to see it that kinda makes me sad to think they may have slipped up a bit but owell at least the books are a huge success
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...Yeah, I know. length. But they should do it like that or not at all IMO.
Look at Pirates of the Carribbean 3. THAT WAS LONG!!! But I enjoy long movies.
Transformers was 2.5 hours long.

I like long movies that can keep your interest. You really get your money's worth instead of a 87 minute long movie minus 15 minutes for previews.
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Aw man I feel so behind. I am only 1/4 of the way through book 6 and I still havent seen the 4th or 5th movie! For almost 2 years I totally forgot about HP and was only 1/4 through the 5th book during that whole time, crap.
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Sure, give all the examples you want lol. I am going to wait until it comes out and buy it anyway.
Well, in the 5th movie. They "found" the room of requirement. In the book, it was Dobby the house elf, if I remember right, that told Harry about the room. And this is when Dumbledore admitted that he had to go to the bathroom really bad once, and found a bathroom (the room of requirement) where he didn't know there was one.

There were many others, but they could have left this in.
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Well, in the 5th movie. They "found" the room of requirement. In the book, it was Dobby the house elf, if I remember right, that told Harry about the room. And this is when Dumbledore admitted that he had to go to the bathroom really bad once, and found a bathroom (the room of requirement) where he didn't know there was one.

There were many others, but they could have left this in.


You will definitely have to let me know when you finish the last book so we can discuss I don't care how retarded I sound, these are my absolute favorite books! I had heard that Rowling was thinking about writing another book to go with the series? Seems like since she has made so much money on the series, it would be the smart thing economically to do... I was sad when I finished the Deathly Hallows because I was like "...oh... there isn't another one to read...hmm... damn."
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Saw the movie tonight at the IMAX. It was pretty good. There was nothing SUPER special about it. It was, at least for me, a kind of stepping stone book (or a filler) to get to the last movie. Sorry if I offend anyone here w/ that. It WAS a good movie, but just not that great. I'm suprised. I really liked the first and second. The third was pretty good. 4th...yeah. But I'm afraid I can't figure out if it's the storyline, directing, or what...but it's losing something for me.
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Saw the movie tonight at the IMAX. It was pretty good. There was nothing SUPER special about it. It was, at least for me, a kind of stepping stone book (or a filler) to get to the last movie. Sorry if I offend anyone here w/ that. It WAS a good movie, but just not that great. I'm suprised. I really liked the first and second. The third was pretty good. 4th...yeah. But I'm afraid I can't figure out if it's the storyline, directing, or what...but it's losing something for me.
Probably the fact that so much had to be cut out for the movie.

Things in the 5th movie seemed to advance pretty quickly, where in the book it was done at a more normal pace.

I won't go so far as to say it was a GREAT movie, but certainly a good entertaining one though.
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You will definitely have to let me know when you finish the last book so we can discuss I don't care how retarded I sound, these are my absolute favorite books! I had heard that Rowling was thinking about writing another book to go with the series? Seems like since she has made so much money on the series, it would be the smart thing economically to do... I was sad when I finished the Deathly Hallows because I was like "...oh... there isn't another one to read...hmm... damn."
From what I heard, Rowling is considering a book on Dumbledor's life.

Not really a Harry Potter, but still within the HP universe.
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From what I heard, Rowling is considering a book on Dumbledor's life.

Not really a Harry Potter, but still within the HP universe.

Yeah, I had heard that she is planning on writing an Encyclopedia for Harry Potter... She's supposed to tell where everybody was before Hogwarts and what they decided to do after they left Hogwarts. I wonder what Harry's parent's did as an occupation? I don't think it was ever mentioned.

The 5th book is very thick, and I can understand how they probably couldn't fit every little detail into the movie. I'll just have to wait and see the movie for myself I guess. I know the 1st and 2nd movies had the same director and after that they changed and got other directors. But like I said before, I'll still end up buying the movie to go with the other 4 I have. I admit that I will more than likely cry when I finally do get to see it lol.
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