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#51 Post by Greg the Guileful » 30 Jul 2003, 11:09

luke_os wrote:
Greg the Guileful wrote:i have almost no interest in reading the books, but i like the movies a lot...
I'm not a fan of reading, but I really liked the books. But I'm not a big fan of the movies at all! You should check out the books. they are loads better!
i'm sure they are...because they have all the time in the world to flesh out characters and storylines...

and i'm not so sure these are the kind of the books you 'check out'...more like invest a bunch of time going through 17000 pages...

my literary interests are elsewhere at the moment, and like i said, i'm just fine with the movies...

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#52 Post by Nunis » 30 Jul 2003, 11:22

You should give the books a shot. The first one is very short, and would only take you like 2 or 3 days to read, even if you don't read much.
I agree with Luke that the books are way better than the films, but I still think the films are ok. Mostly due to near perfect casting.

As for Hermione wearing a pink top and them wearing Muggle clothes... let me just say "damn those purists".. Come on, complaining like that is something we can leave to the trekkies.

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#53 Post by NobodysFool » 30 Jul 2003, 11:32

Nunis wrote:As for Hermione wearing a pink top and them wearing Muggle clothes... let me just say "damn those purists".. Come on, complaining like that is something we can leave to the trekkies.
I was trying to recall in PoA, do they take a field trip or something in which they 'do' wear Muggle clothes? Is it possible that is what the stills are from?
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#54 Post by plaxii » 30 Jul 2003, 11:34

i thuoght when they went to the championship match in the begining of the book they were in muggle clothes
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#55 Post by Nunis » 30 Jul 2003, 11:36

No the World Cup isn't until in Goblet of Fire.
As far as I can remember, in Prisoner... they don't wear muggle clothes.

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#56 Post by plaxii » 30 Jul 2003, 11:46

oh yeah got my books confused

might be time to re-read them
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#57 Post by Phil_Hart » 30 Jul 2003, 15:43

Nunis wrote:You should give the books a shot. The first one is very short, and would only take you like 2 or 3 days to read, even if you don't read much.
I got through the first one in a single weekend...I was thinking of reading number 2, but, I don't know, the fact that I'm 19 came into it.
Me too...

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#58 Post by Philip » 30 Jul 2003, 16:20

Greg the Guileful wrote:
luke_os wrote:
Greg the Guileful wrote:i have almost no interest in reading the books, but i like the movies a lot...
I'm not a fan of reading, but I really liked the books. But I'm not a big fan of the movies at all! You should check out the books. they are loads better!
i'm sure they are...because they have all the time in the world to flesh out characters and storylines...

and i'm not so sure these are the kind of the books you 'check out'...more like invest a bunch of time going through 17000 pages...

my literary interests are elsewhere at the moment, and like i said, i'm just fine with the movies...
Gotta respect that. Maybe one day you'll give 'em a shot, eh? It's not like J.K Rowling will go hungry any time soon.

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#59 Post by marla » 31 Jul 2003, 00:18

Phil_Hart wrote:
Nunis wrote:You should give the books a shot. The first one is very short, and would only take you like 2 or 3 days to read, even if you don't read much.
I got through the first one in a single weekend...I was thinking of reading number 2, but, I don't know, the fact that I'm 19 came into it.
I was 23 when I read the first three books..one one weekend :)
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#60 Post by Nunis » 31 Jul 2003, 00:43

This whole age argument is complete BS. So kids are not supposed to read adult books (no, not that kind of adult books) and we're not supposed to read kids books? Complete horseshit! The books are fun, entertaining, clever and should be given a shot on that merit.

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#61 Post by Toto le Héros » 31 Jul 2003, 02:10

Greg the Guileful wrote:i have almost no interest in reading the books, but i like the movies a lot...

people have pointed out that after looking at those preview pics, they're outraged that the kids are wearing 'muggle clothes', that hermione would never wear a pink top, and that draco should always have his hair slicked back...

all seems a bit drastic, but like i said, i haven't read the books...

does anyone think their appearance is an insult to rowling's vision?
How can one be sure that these are not rehearsal shots?? I want to think so.

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#62 Post by F.N.G. » 31 Jul 2003, 03:16

Toto le Héros wrote:
Greg the Guileful wrote:i have almost no interest in reading the books, but i like the movies a lot...

people have pointed out that after looking at those preview pics, they're outraged that the kids are wearing 'muggle clothes', that hermione would never wear a pink top, and that draco should always have his hair slicked back...

all seems a bit drastic, but like i said, i haven't read the books...

does anyone think their appearance is an insult to rowling's vision?
How can one be sure that these are not rehearsal shots?? I want to think so.
The pictures appeared in many papers, so I'm assuming they were in a press release, which would mean they are shots taken stright from the movie. Just thinking though, could they be scenes from Hogsmead, where they wouldn't wear school robes would they?
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#63 Post by alan smithee » 31 Jul 2003, 10:37

F.N.G. wrote:
Toto le Héros wrote:
Greg the Guileful wrote:i have almost no interest in reading the books, but i like the movies a lot...

people have pointed out that after looking at those preview pics, they're outraged that the kids are wearing 'muggle clothes', that hermione would never wear a pink top, and that draco should always have his hair slicked back...

all seems a bit drastic, but like i said, i haven't read the books...

does anyone think their appearance is an insult to rowling's vision?
How can one be sure that these are not rehearsal shots?? I want to think so.
The pictures appeared in many papers, so I'm assuming they were in a press release, which would mean they are shots taken stright from the movie. Just thinking though, could they be scenes from Hogsmead, where they wouldn't wear school robes would they?
I just assumed that they were rehearsal shots, though you're right that it would be odd to release rehearsal shots (except maybe on a cool set or something) -- we know what those actors look like ...

Maybe they don't wear their school robes to Hogsmeade, but don't they wear "wizard" clothes? I mean, do wizards shop at The Gap?
It's such a fine line between stupid and clever.

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#64 Post by F.N.G. » 31 Jul 2003, 10:42

Not if they have any taste! I sooo hate Gap!
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#65 Post by Nunis » 31 Jul 2003, 11:12

Well they would wear regular clothes underneath their robes wouldn't they? I never even considered it to be honest. When in "Azkaban" is it again Hermione points her wand at Malfoy? I could have sworn they always wore robes (except when in the Muggle world)

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#66 Post by Philip » 31 Jul 2003, 18:16

I called one of my co-workers a stupid Muggle today.

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#67 Post by Odd Todd » 31 Jul 2003, 20:45

Buffoon1918 wrote:I called one of my co-workers a stupid Muggle today.
Did you get beat up? :roll:
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#68 Post by Philip » 01 Aug 2003, 00:21

Odd Todd wrote:
Buffoon1918 wrote:I called one of my co-workers a stupid Muggle today.
Did you get beat up? :roll:
I just got looked at funny...

I would have cast a 'petrificus totalis' if they'd tried anything physical.

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#69 Post by Philip » 01 Aug 2003, 00:25

Tomorrow, I'm going to write 'enemies of the heir... beware' on my white-board... in large red letters.

If anyone says anything about it, I'll just glare at them and say, "you'll be next, mudbloods"

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#70 Post by Nunis » 01 Aug 2003, 01:59

LOL... let us know how it goes? ;) Or maybe your co-workers has the same poor sense of humour as the "bowling-lady" in A2's office :lol:

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#72 Post by Hellagood » 05 Aug 2003, 09:08

marla wrote: I was 23 when I read the first three books..one one weekend :)
Has anyone of you read Artemis Fowl?
I have!
I'm just about to start the second one, the first one was pretty good. :D
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#73 Post by luke_os » 05 Aug 2003, 09:15

:D :D
As I've said before I'm not a huge fan of the movies but them pics were pretty cool. I'd love to see the bus just driving down my road! :D

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#74 Post by Kfink » 05 Aug 2003, 16:19

Hellagood wrote:
marla wrote: I was 23 when I read the first three books..one one weekend :)
Has anyone of you read Artemis Fowl?
I have!
I'm just about to start the second one, the first one was pretty good. :D
Yep yep. Liked the first one better than the second. Liked the 3rd one better than the 2nd too.

I teach 7th grade, so I read a lot of younger stuff. Which is just as well, since I have the mentality of a 12 year old, and adult fiction suffers from a serious lack of plot lately. :roll:

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#75 Post by Nunis » 08 Aug 2003, 07:42

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