You know, I would have loved for this discussion
to be in THIS community. *sigh*
Sorry to disturb again, but I thought I'd ask the members of this community a question. Who would you
cast for characters in future Harry Potter films?
Right now, off the top of my head, I'd cast Judy Dench
as Umbridge (of course), and Jennifer Saunders
as Rita Skeeter. They didn't mention a casting of that part in the recent press release. I hope they don't edit her out of the movies. She also played Ron
in a Harry Potter spoof for the British Comic Relief, which I find amusing.
Just found out. If none of you have seen a behind the scenes thing on Prisoner of Azkaban G4TechTv is showing something of that nature at 8:30 Central time. I know it's spur of the moment, but I JUST found out.
Oh by the way, here's an update of a previous post I made with a picture.
I vote Dame Judy Dench as Professor Umbridge in Harry Potter 5! Yeah! Just imagine her in some makeup to make her look more frog like. She's turning 80 this year. I hope that she doesn't die before 2007.
Well, just found out that there are not goig nto be any scenes with the Dursleys in GoF. WTF?
The Byronic Hero
Anne Radcliffe, The Italian Villain
There lived in the Dominican convent of the Spirito Santo, at Naples, a man called Father Schedoni; an Italian, as his name imported, but whose family was unknown, and from some circumstances, it appeared that he wished to throw an impenetrable veil over his origin. For whatever reason, he was never heard to mention a relative, or the place of his nativity, and he had artfully eluded every enquiry that approached the subject which the curiosity of his associates had occasionally prompted. There were circumstances, however, which appeared to indicate him to be a man of birth, and of fallen fortune; his spirit, as it had sometimes looked forth from under the disguise of his manners, seemed lofty; it shewed not, however, the aspirings of a generous mind, but rather the gloomy pride of a disappointed one. Some few persons in the convent, who had been interested by his appearance, believed that the peculiarities of his manners, his severe reserve and unconquerable silence, his solitary habits and frequent penances, were the effect of misfortunes preying upon a haughty and disordered spirit; while others conjectured them the consequence of some hideous crime gnawing upon an awakened conscience.
* * *
Among his associates no one loved him, many disliked him, and more feared him. His figure was striking, but not so from grace; it was tall, and, though extremely thin, his limbs were large and uncouth, and as he stalked along, wrapped in the black garments of his order, there was something terrible in its air; something almost super-human. His cowl, too, as it threw a shade over the livid paleness of his face, increased its severe character, and gave an effect to his large melancholy eye, which approached to horror. His was not the melancholy of a sensible and wounded heart, but apparently that of a gloomy and ferocious disposition. There was something in his physiognomy extremely singular, and that cannot easily be defined. It bore the traces of many passions, which seemed to have fixed the features they no longer animated. An habitual gloom and severity prevailed over the deep lines of his countenance; and his eyes were so piercing that they seemed to penetrate, at a single glance, into the hearts of men, and to read their most secret thoughts; few persons could support their scrutiny, or even endure to meet them twice.
~ From The Italian, or
The Confessional of the Black Penitents (1797)OK. That is definitely Snape.cross-posted everywhere of course, mustn't let any Rickmaniac miss out
I vote Judy Dench as Professor Umbridge in Harry Potter 5! Yeah!
At the Forums4Fans.com messageboards, we Ron and Hermione fans call ourselves Sidekicks. Recently, after reading the set report posted at TLC, we decided to create a petition to send to the production team at HPPoA. Well, read the petition below and click the link to sign! Keep the hug!Keep The Hug in "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban"
To the entire Executive Production team in control of Editing 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban': Alfonso Cuarón, Michael Barnathan, Chris Columbus, David Heyman, Callum McDougall, Mark Radcliffe, Tanya Seghatchian and Steven Weisberg,
As die-hard Harry Potter fans, it has been our joy and privilege to see our favourite books transformed into the most wonderful movies. We are following the reports about your fresh approach to the Harry Potter novels with delight, in the main, and of course, with great anticipation. Based on comments Mr Cuarón has made in interviews and articles, we believe that the delicate balance of the Harry/Ron/Hermione friendship and its ensuing dynamic in the book, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, is well-understood. This is very reassuring for us, as we are naturally concerned that the movies should remain true to the spirit and the messages of the book, as well as just the storylines.
Recently, however, we have read an article* that alarmed us greatly. It stated that the hug between Ron and Hermione (which exists, albeit differently, in the book: see the first page of Chapter 15) is in danger of being cut from the upcoming movie. We, being what many call Sidekicks - supporters of an eventual romantic relationship between Ron and Hermione - believe that cutting such an important scene from 'Azkaban' would cause huge disappointment, not only for us, but for all fans of the Harry Potter world, and this book in particular. "The Hug" is the key moment lead up to by the tumultuous relationship of Ron and Hermione over the course of the year. They fight, they bicker, they are at loggerheads throughout, but they make up in the end, because they know that there are more important things like friendship to be thought of. That is a message which should not be diminished, much less forgotten.
Without "the Hug", 'Azkaban' will be sorely lacking. We, the undersigned, petition the Executive Production team of 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban' to keep this lovely moment, "The Hug", in the movie, thus retaining the dramatic narrative as portrayed in JK Rowling's fantastic book intact, and vastly increasing our enjoyment of the finished article.
* = please see the 'Azkaban' Set Report at The Leaky Cauldron
The Sidekicks of Fanforum.com, Ronandhermione.com and Kickerlicious.com.Sign petition here.
Feel free to share the link with other people and communities!
Just read this.
A very good article
that details Prisoner of Azkaban.
By the way, I did get my Have You Seen this Wizard shirt. Have you?