Sunday, November 20, 2011

Great, now I want to read the books again...

But that always happens every time I see any of the Harry Potter movies, so I guess I shouldn't be too surprised that I want to read them all again now.

I've now made it through all eight movies and it was odd...  I've never sat and watched more than one or two movies at a time but I've packed them all in to just under 2 days.  It was so weird to see how the kids change from movie to movie.  We all knew it happened, you can tell just by looking at the DVD cases.  But when you sit and watch them all one after another, you see the changes so much more.  There isn't a huge amount of change in the movies themselves so when you end one and turn the next on, it's a big difference.  And, of course, it's hilarious to see them all go through that horrible awkward phase where pretty much all the boys were unfortunate-looking.  And it was also interesting to watch all the movies together to see how the style of the movies changed.  Of course, the books changed in tone as it got further into the series, getting darker but the movies changed differently.  Watching them all back-to-back also made me notice little things that changed between movies - the school uniforms changing, the sets...  It had never dawned on me before that those were consistent through the whole series.

Oh, and this didn't take as long as I expected... I ended up watching the first two movies on Friday, three through six yesterday and both parts of the seventh movie this morning.  I have to admit, for a while, I was thinking that I had missed a movie somewhere.  There were so many things that I didn't remember seeing - like Hermione with her S.P.E.W. stuff and Firenze teaching Divination, just to name a few.  I could have SWORN those bits made it into the movies but apparently not.

So that's another one off the list.  Time to go transfer another $25 into the TFSA that doesn't have a rapidly declining balance.

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