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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part2 - not loyal to the book

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 is due to release this year on July 15th, and is going to be the last movie in the series, not to mention, one of the biggest movies lined up for this year. There are some variations from the book, and the movie script shows Snape's death scene not in the Shrieking Shack, rather in a Crystal House!

According to Ace Showbiz, A.A. Snow, art director of the movie has justified this change by saying that they wanted Snape to die in a place from where everything was visible, the boathouse and the chaos at Hogwarts main building, and they would never want him to finish his role in a box like place, similar to the Shrieking Shack.

Now, my point of debate is, as a reader of the books, how fair is it to replace a location like the Shrieking Shack with a flashy Crystal House just to make the movie look good. I know that movie making is different from novels, but shouldn't they keep in mind that being loyal to the book is important, especially, when it has such a vast readership and people relate to it since it is the place where:

  • enmity between James Potter and Snape matured;
  • the third book, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, deciphers all its secrets;
  • the only place reached upon by the Marauders, Snape, Harry, Ron & Hermione, apart from Dumbledore, and finally Voldemort.
When I think of these facts, I can't help myself from denying the fact that the reasons given by the movie director are strong enough to justify the change. I am completely aware of the fact that cinematography is very important for the movie, and the scene would appeal to those who have not read the books, but the patrons of the book should be taken care of as well.

Anyway, J.K. Rowling has also given a green signal to this ornamentation since it will enhance the movie experience, and that says so much!

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Harry Potter : road to OSCAR!

Hello friends ..I take great-est pleasure to announce to you that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I has been nominated for Oscars in the following two categories:  

  • Best Achievement in Art Direction 
  • Best Achievement in Visual Effects
Keep your fingers crossed and pray for your favorite to win the Golden delight!
I'll keep posting & updating you!

Harry Potter ..forever!

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Harry Potter slayed the good looking Vampire!

I resisted writing this for a long time, but can't hold on any longer.

Its been long clash between Harry Potter & Twilight, the readers of these two books have been involved in a divine feud ever since Twilight started gaining super popularity. I appreciate Twilight but my love for Harry Potter is way beyond my appreciation!

What made me write this post today,.. well lets just say that reading the results of the poll for 'Favorite Movie of 2010' conducted by take40.com, made an adrenalin rush(its very common, you can google it)! Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:Part I beat Twilight and ended up at the top spot!

Here's a link : Poll Results-click here

I think that Harry Potter scores above Twilight on these major grounds:

  • Audience: Harry Potter has a fan following of kids and young adults, you can say teenagers, which make half of our world! Twilight, on the other hand, has patrons from the age group of 15-25, which is much less!
  • Special Effects: I think when you have movies based on something supernatural, you look out for graphics and special effects, and you want the movie to be rich in this department. Harry Potter movies have undoubtedly great special effects & graphics.
  • Dress Designing: Twilight is set in modern times, so girls can always follow Bella's trends, while Harry Potter is set in somewhat the present time yet the style of dressing of a wizard is shown so differently, it catches your imagination. BAFTA nomination for that!
  • Story: Finally, Twilight fans, don't kill me for this, I know that the genres are different but, Harry Potter series has ample of reasons for the things that are taking place in the books, while Twilight movies & books, they market their characters more than their story line. Edward is like one big doll for them, girls get attracted anyway!

I think I'll stop here, or I'll be dragged away by some of my friends who think they should live in Forks with a vampire boyfriend!

Do send me your owls, I would love to hear from you!

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Harry Potter calendar

Hi everyone!
I hope the first week of the new year was bright and fun for you all. How about your resolutions..are they going strong or you have bidden them good bye already ;)

Anyway, this is a small gift for all, a Harry Potter calendar/planner with the birthdays of all your favorite characters from the series! You can download it following this link :


I have also placed it on the sidebar. You can either print it or use directly as a softcopy!

Would like to receive your views about it!