Aug. 1st, 2011

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Wow! I can't believe how long its been since I posted to my own journal. I'm usually busy playing on everyone else's sandbox and forget about my own.

One very mild spoiler for the last Harry Potter movie ahead.

I finally got to see the last Harry Potter movie today. I held off waiting for my best friend to be in town. Also, I wanted to avoid the first couple of weekends of screaming kids. Even so, it's the 3rd weekend and the theater was completely packed. 

I'm a fan of the books and have always grumbled because the movies tend to eliminate the plot and string a bunch of action scenes together to the extent that I don't understand how anyone who hasn't read the books can follow along. This last movie is truer to the book, but requires a knowledge of the books even more than the previous movies. Let me explain.

My best friend is 90% deaf and requires the headsets in theaters to hear a movie. The batteries in the theater's headset went dead before the previews were even finished. The theater had no more, so gave her her money back and she watched the movie in silence. Because of this I was hyper-aware of the dialogue and was amazed at how very little there was. Aside from the Harry-Dumbledore scene at King's Cross, the scenes were very lite on dialogue, and depends on the viewers' knowledge of the story to carry them along. I mentioned this to my friend after the movie and she agreed. Without being able to hear ahe had no trouble following the movie because the dialogue was so lite and she is familiar with the books.

It makes me wonder what the specific impressions of the plot movie-only fans have - particularly this last film.


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