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elostirion74
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Jan 24 2013, 9:54am


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Well, there is always a question of taste and what appeals to you, and the first two Harry Potter films had a clear 80's adventure film flair which many people love and have a soft spot for.

Actually I think the first two and the last two films of the HP franchise suffered from some of the same problems even if they were very different films stylistically. They all repeated too much of the plot of the books and stuck to it too literally. Considering how much plot and how much exposition and after the fact-explanations Rowling puts into her novels, copying the plot of her novels in a film doesn't work particularly well: it weakens the pacing and makes the films feel overstuffed or messy. The first two films lacked any sense of independence vis vis the original story, while the two last films made several changes, but still stuck so closely to the plot of the original story that the structure and pacing of the films suffered from it.

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Do directors need to make their own mark on the story? stoutfiles Send a private message to stoutfiles Jan 22 2013, 2:00pm
    If Tolkien had written a screenplay... arithmancer Send a private message to arithmancer Jan 22 2013, 2:15pm
    If PJ were only making a movie about the Hobbit... bborchar Send a private message to bborchar Jan 22 2013, 2:42pm
    As an artist myself... droidsocket Send a private message to droidsocket Jan 22 2013, 3:11pm
        Yes dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Jan 23 2013, 9:08am
    Language didn't feel dumbed down LordotRings93 Send a private message to LordotRings93 Jan 22 2013, 3:12pm
    To put it bluntly: yes, they do! elostirion74 Send a private message to elostirion74 Jan 22 2013, 3:16pm
        I actually think Elenorflower Send a private message to Elenorflower Jan 23 2013, 6:52pm
            well elostirion74 Send a private message to elostirion74 Jan 24 2013, 9:54am
    From a stage perspective Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Jan 22 2013, 3:57pm
    well, people will complain no matter what elevorn Send a private message to elevorn Jan 22 2013, 4:10pm
        A good example of this... bborchar Send a private message to bborchar Jan 22 2013, 4:20pm
            but the author is on board with the changes Sinister71 Send a private message to Sinister71 Jan 22 2013, 4:54pm
                However... Owain Send a private message to Owain Jan 22 2013, 5:21pm
                PJ didn't need "sanctioning"... bborchar Send a private message to bborchar Jan 22 2013, 5:31pm
                    We need one of those...if the Hobbit were directed by...threads... Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Jan 22 2013, 6:34pm
                        How about Michael Bay? bborchar Send a private message to bborchar Jan 22 2013, 6:42pm
        Yes // Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Jan 22 2013, 4:47pm
    Yes, absolutely. Adaptation is a legitimate form of storytelling, and PJ made legitimate choices... nobofthepony Send a private message to nobofthepony Jan 22 2013, 7:37pm
        Let's not forget Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Jan 22 2013, 10:37pm
            I may be in the minority... bborchar Send a private message to bborchar Jan 22 2013, 10:44pm
                And...that's why it was ultimately unsuccessful I suppose Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Jan 23 2013, 5:01pm
    If they are worth anything, they will. Wielder of Anduril Send a private message to Wielder of Anduril Jan 23 2013, 6:46pm
    George Lucas Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Jan 23 2013, 9:06pm

 
 
 

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