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Re: Fan Scripts: Script your own version of Harry Potter

HBP scenes 22-27: CORNERING SLUGHORN/WHEN HARRY KISSED GINNY.../'HARRY POTTER IS GOING OUT WITH GINNY WEASLEY?!'/LOVE & POISON/THE UNKNOWABLE ROOM/THE WAR OUT THERE:    


  
CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS - CORRIDOR

RON
How on Earth are you supposed to get Slughorn to give you his real memory?

HARRY
I don't know yet, do I? I'll probably just try cornering him after this class or something.

Just then LAVENDER appears behind RON almost as if out of thin air and covers his eyes.

LAVENDER
Guess who, Won-Won?

RON chuckles uncomfortably; HARRY cringes.

LAVENDER
I just came from the best Divination lesson; you two never should have dropped, you don't know what you're missing.

HARRY and RON speak simultaneously.

HARRY
(sarcastic)
Yeah, right.

RON
You might be right.

LAVENDER
Harry, tell Won-Won he really should wear that necklace I gave him over Christmas; I'm sure you'd look brilliant in it.

HARRY
Well, Won-Won...

RON
Yeah, about that...
(beat)
You know, we should be getting down to Potions.

LAVENDER
It's not for an hour.

RON
Still.

HERMIONE tries to pass them unnoticed but...

LAVENDER
Oh, hi, Hermione!

HERMIONE
Oh, morning - Harry.

And off she goes, leaving RON looking a bit regretful.

LAVENDER
That was rude!

INT. HOGWARTS – POTIONS DUNGEON
HARRY, RON, and LAVENDER stand at their desk searching through their textbooks (LAVENDER making sure to hold RON's hand all the while); HERMIONE stands at the one behind them with PADMA and PARVATI. HARRY opens THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE’s. He comes to the right page and (mentally) reads down under ALL-PURPOSE ANTIDOTES:

HARRY
When looking at the most versatile antidotes, one must first –
(skipping down to the PRINCE’s note below)
Just shove a bezoar down its throat.
(aloud)
Bezoar…bezoar…

He walks past RON and LAVENDER to a cupboard full of ingredients, grabs a jar, walks back to the desk, takes out a shriveled-up stone and places it in his cauldron. SLUGHORN looks over to HARRY from his desk.

SLUGHORN
Harry, what was that, what you just put in your cauldron?

HARRY
Um, a bezoar, sir.

SLUGHORN
(with a laugh)
A bezoar! Now, that is ingenious! A bezoar is indeed a very strong and versatile antidote to most poisons! Again and again you impress, Mr. Potter, quite like your mother.

HARRY
Thank you, sir.

CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS – POTIONS DUNGEON - A LITTLE LATER
HARRY shuts the cupboard, checks around to make sure he’s the only student left in the classroom, and approaches SLUGHORN’s desk.

SLUGHORN
Look sharp, Harry, you don't want to be late. What is it?

HARRY
Well, sir, I was wondering...I was wondering if you could tell me anything about horcruxes.

SLUGHORN
What did you say?

HARRY
I just figured –

SLUGHORN
Dumbledore’s put you up to this, hasn’t he? Shown you that memory? Well, I promise you I don’t know anything about horcruxes, not a thing!

And he storms out.

CUT TO
EXT. HOGWARTS – BRIDGE - AFTERNOON

HERMIONE
Not to sound condescending, but did you really think it would be as simple as walking up to Slughorn and asking for his deepest, darkest secret?

HARRY
I suppose I thought it was worth a shot.

HERMIONE
It’s strange, I’ve never even heard of horcruxes.

HARRY
You haven’t?

HERMIONE
No; I can only assume it's something incredibly dark.

HARRY
(pause)
Hermione, I have to ask: this thing with Ron & Lavender, can’t you just -

HERMIONE
No, I can’t. Why should I have to pretend I'm not...?

HARRY
Because otherwise I'm left in the middle?

HERMIONE
Sort of like I was left in the middle when you and Ronald had your little row a couple of years ago?

HARRY
That's just completely different.

HERMIONE
Mmm-hmm. Anyway, better news for you: Ginny's broken up with Dean.

HARRY
She has?!
(beat)
I mean…why would I care about that?

HERMIONE shoots him a look that is clearly meant to say “seriously?”

HARRY
So you’ve noticed.

HERMIONE
Yeah; I've noticed.

HARRY
Every time I look at her, every time I'm around her, I think "why not just go for it?" "What's the harm?" And then I remember that she's Ron's sister - and chances are he'd murder me fairly severely if he knew what I was thinking!

HERMIONE laughs.

HERMIONE
Look, Harry, I think we both know Ron would be fine with it

HARRY
How do we know THAT?!

HERMIONE
Well, we can assume he'd think "better you than Dean." And Ginny has had feelings for you since she was, what, eleven?

HARRY stops and considers this.

CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS – GRYFFINDOR COMMON ROOM
HARRY and RON enter a packed common room amid a chorus of “Weasley! Weasley! Weasley!”

HARRY
Yeah, you’re real rubbish: rubbish enough for a fan club…Weasley.

RON grins.

LAVENDER
There's the best keeper in Gryffindor history!

She grabs him and pulls him into a kiss. HERMIONE notices and returns to her studying.

HARRY
No need to come up for air.

GINNY
Harry! Well, we're two for two; now all you have to do is not bugger up the last match.

HARRY
Ginny, I was just gonna go look for you.

GINNY
Fancy that, same here. Um, you go first.

HARRY
Well, you know, I've been thinking - I just - you go first.

GINNY
(with a laugh)
Okay, well, um, Dean and I -

And without warning, and in a way that makes it clear that he’s wanted this for some time, he kisses her. Some in the crowd wolf-whistle or applaud; DEAN sees and storms right off; so does ROMILDA; HERMIONE smiles, almost proud. HARRY and GINNY break apart; he turns over to gauge RON’s reaction. RON seems utterly baffled, but then gives a small nod that seems to say “well, if you must.”

HARRY
(to GINNY)
Do you...wanna go for a walk?

GINNY
Sure.

CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS – COURTYARD - AFTERNOON
HARRY and GINNY walk ahead as RON stays behind being searched by FILCH with a SECRECY SENSOR (a spherical object which spins and scans across him glowing a neutral shade of blue). All eyes around them seem to be fixed on the pair of them.

GINNY
Honestly, you'd think people had better things to talk about.

HARRY
I know! McLaggen's apparently convinced that I have to keep planting love potions on you.

RON catches up to them.

GINNY
There were two children attacked by "a werewolf" in Wattford yesterday and all Romilda Vane wants to know is if it's true that you have a hippogriff tattoo on your chest.

HARRY
Even I'm curious now; what’d you tell her?

GINNY
I told her it was a dragon, much more macho.

HARRY laughs; RON cringes.

HARRY
And what did you tell her Ron had?

GINNY
A house elf, but I didn’t say where.

RON
Real funny. Look, just ‘cause I gave you two my permission doesn’t mean I can’t withdraw it.

GINNY
I didn’t realize we needed your permission. You don’t have mine to see Lavender, if that’s the case.

RON
What's wrong with Lavender?

GINNY
Is she making you wear that horrid necklace?

RON
(pause)
No. Why?

GINNY
You haven't told her you don't like it?

RON
We don't really talk much.

GINNY
There's a shock.

HARRY
You're gonna love this then.

LAVENDER
(running up to them)
Hi guys!

RON
Hi...I didn't know you were coming.

LAVENDER
Well, I couldn't bear to be away from my Won-Won the whole afternoon.

GINNY
(whispered to HARRY)
If he calls her Lav-Lav, just put me out of my misery.

LAVENDER
So, I thought we would all go down to Madam Puddifoot's, like a double date?

GINNY
Actually, Harry and I were going to meet Hermione at Honeyduke's.

LAVENDER
Oh. See you, then.

HARRY & RON
See you.

CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS - SOME EMPTY CLASSROOM
HARRY and GINNY kiss repeatedly, unable to tear themselves away.

GINNY
Alright...alright...I've got to go.

HARRY
Where else is there?

GINNY
Well, I do have these OWLs coming up...

HARRY
Blow them off, take the risk!

GINNY
You're a horrible influence.

HARRY
I know. I really am.

GINNY
Unfortunately, some of us have to be responsible.

HARRY
Interesting theory.

CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS – GRYFFINDOR BOYS’ DORMITORY - MORNING
RON sits on his bed, digging out a handful of chocolate from a cauldron-shaped box. He tips the box over and peeks inside to see if he's finished it off as HARRY puts on his jacket and opens his curtains.

HARRY
I’m going down to The Great Hall, you coming?

RON
No.
(looking dejected and sickly)
I’m not really up to it.

HARRY
What do you mean you’re not up to it?

RON
You wouldn’t understand.

HARRY
Try me.

RON
She doesn’t even know I exist.

HARRY
(beat)
What?

RON
I'm just...invisible to her. Can you imagine anything worse?

HARRY
Are we talking about Lavender? Because she definitely knows you exist; I'd put money on it. Anyway, I thought you were getting a bit sick of her.

RON
I could NEVER get sick of her! It's not Lavender.

HARRY
Hermione?

RON
Romilda!

HARRY
…Vane?

RON
I can’t stop thinking about her. I can’t breathe, I can’t eat

HARRY
You just ate a whole box of chocolate cauldrons.

RON
It’s weird…I never thought I would feel this way.

HARRY
About Romilda? You've got to be joking.

RON
(bounding off the bed overanxiously)
Harry, you know what I think?

HARRY
Ron, come on.

RON
Harry…I'm in love with her!

HARRY
Alright, fine, you’re in love with her! Have you ever actually met her?

RON
(look of realization)
No. Could you introduce me?

HARRY
Hold on, where did you get those?

RON
They were right next to your bed. Why?

CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS – SLUGHORN’S OFFICE - MOMENTS LATER
SLUGHORN rushes to the door to answer the frantic knocking.

SLUGHORN
(opening the door)
Harry! It's awfully early for a call...

HARRY
(guarding the door like a barricade)
Professor, my friend Ron’s eaten a batch of old chocolate cauldrons, and I’m pretty sure they were spiked with a love potion.

Helpfully, RON chooses this moment to come up behind HARRY and try to push through him.

RON
Is Romilda in there?! I can’t see her! I need to see her!

SLUGHORN
Oh, this does look like an extreme case; come in then.

HARRY lets RON burst in in front of him.

SLUGHORN
Now let’s see what we can do for you, Rupert.

HARRY
Ron.

SLUGHORN
Yes, right.

SLUGHORN takes out a briefcase and mixes a bit of this and that into a crystal vial.

RON
Where is she? Harry, you said she’d be here.

HARRY
She must be late.

SLUGHORN
Here you go; have some of this.

RON drinks the potion, HARRY looks at him curiously, and then RON slumps over into the nearest chair.

RON
Bloody hell.

HARRY
(relieved)
Come down, have you?

RON
What was that?!

SLUGHORN
(with a chuckle)
Happens to the best of us; it appears some young lady was rather bent on getting your attention.

HARRY
Actually, I think it was meant for me.

SLUGHORN
I’m just glad I could help. Well, how about something more celebratory before you go? I’ve just received some lovely mead courtesy of The Three Broomsticks.

SLUGHORN takes out a long corked bottle and fills three glasses with the honey-colored drink, levitating a glass to HARRY and RON, respectively; RON takes some of his first.

SLUGHORN
To good health. Cheers.

HARRY
Cheers.

But before either HARRY or SLUGHORN can drink any, RON drops his glass and it shatters on the floor as he keels over and begins to violently cough and twitch.

HARRY
Ron! Professor, can't you think of something?!

SLUGHORN
I'm afraid I don't know -

RON collapses, the coughing stopped but replaced by a bizarre foaming at the mouth..

HARRY
There has to be…wait…Professor, do you have a bezoar in that cabinet?

SLUGHORN
Yes, I believe so.

HARRY
Hand it to me. Quickly.

He tosses HARRY the jar; HARRY pries RON’s mouth open and shoves a bezoar inside. Just as quickly as the love potion wore off, RON’s body calms down – and goes unconscious.

CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS – HOSPITAL WING
HARRY, GINNY, FRED, GEORGE, MR and MRS. WEASLEY, and HERMIONE are gathered around RON’s bed as he sleeps.

MRS. WEASLEY
My boy! I can’t believe this happened!

MR. WEASLEY
Poisoned mead, how horrible.

MRS. WEASLEY
Can't we speak to Dumbledore about this?

HARRY
Dumbledore's been gone, for days.

GEORGE
You don’t reckon it was Slughorn wanting to poison Ron?

HARRY
I don’t think the poison was meant for Ron at all; just like Katie wasn't meant to be the one cursed.

FRED
Slughorn then?

HARRY
It did seem like Voldemort was after him for something. And there was no way Slughorn was going to join him

HERMIONE
So let me guess: you think Malfoy did the poisoning?

HARRY
You wouldn't be skeptical by any chance, would you?

HERMIONE
To be honest, I'm finding it harder to be.

MR. WEASLEY
What is this; Harry, you think Draco Malfoy has been given some mission.

HARRY
This one was more likely Snape; it’d be much easier for him to get that mead to another teacher.

MR. WEASLEY
Harry, Dumbledore trusts Snape, he would never -

LAVENDER runs in and takes a place right beside RON.

LAVENDER
Oh no! I came as soon as I heard! My sweetheart!

RON turns over in his bed and mumbles something that sounds an awful lot like “Hermione.” She looks at once rather taken aback and rather touched.

LAVENDER
Did that sound like..."Hermione?"

FRED
How’d you stop it anyway, Harry?

HARRY
I used a bezoar.

FRED
Blimey, lucky you thought of that!

HARRY
(looking guilty)
Lucky there was one in the room.

CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS - CORRIDOR
MALFOY and GOYLE walk along the hallway hurriedly, not noticing HARRY listening in behind them.

MALFOY
I'm working on it, and if I knew how long it would be, telling you would hardly be my biggest priority!

GOYLE
I've got better things to do than -

MALFOY
Please, no you don't.

HARRY
You know, if I want my friends to help me with something, I'd have the decency to tell them what it is, be a little nicer to them.

MALFOY
I don't remember asking your opinion, Potter.

HARRY
Then you should probably stop talking where anyone can hear you.

MALFOY
To think that anyone's calling you The Chosen One; it's disgusting. Come on, Goyle.

The following comprises a MONTAGE:

CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS - GRYFFINDOR BOYS' DORMITORY
HARRY opens his bedside trunk and takes out the old MARAUDERS' MAP.

HARRY
Alright, Malfoy, where do you keep going?

He follows the name and footsteps of DRACO MALFOY along the map.

HARRY
The seventh floor...what's on the seventh...The Room of Requirement!

CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS - SEVENTH FLOOR CORRIDOR
HARRY paces the wall a couple of times and repeats:

HARRY
Uh, I need to see what Malfoy is doing in here.

Nothing happens.

HARRY
Okay...

CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS - GRYFFINDOR BOYS' DORMITORY
HARRY watches as MALFOY's dot disappears at the same point on the map.

HARRY
What?

CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS – SEVENTH FLOOR CORRIDOR
Again, HARRY paces the wall a couple of times, this time repeating:

HARRY
I need to see the place where Draco Malfoy keeps coming in secret.

Once again, nothing.

CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS - THE GREAT HALL

HARRY
(to GINNY)
He keeps just vanishing on the map. He must have made the room unplottable.

GINNY
So he's not as thick as we thought?

CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS - SEVENTH FLOOR CORRIDOR
A little girl, probably a first-year, drops a set of scales on the floor with a loud clatter. GINNY passes by and leans down to help.

GINNY
Here, I'll help you.

The girl panics and runs away. GINNY stands up and begins to pace the wall herself.

CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS - THE GREAT HALL

GINNY
(to HARRY)
I think he's making them use Polyjuice potion.

HARRY
And having Crabbe and Goyle dress up as first-year girls?

GINNY
Flawless plan, isn't it?

HARRY
It's working out pretty well for him so far, though.

CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS – SEVENTH FLOOR CORRIDOR
Once more, HARRY paces the wall and repeats:

HARRY
I need you to become the place you become for Draco Malfoy.

Still, no door appears.

HARRY
Oh, come on! How much clearer can you get?!

He kicks the door forcefully.

HARRY
Okay, that hurt.
(brief pause)
Bombarda maxima!

Nothing; HARRY hangs his head back in frustration.

CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS - THE GREAT HALL

HARRY
I can't let him win; there has to be some way to catch him.

As he and GINNY walk out, LAVENDER catches up to them.

LAVENDER
Harry, wait! Can you solve something for me? Why is it that every time I visit Ron in the hospital he pretends as if he's asleep?!

GINNY
Yes, Harry, why is that?

HARRY
Look, I’m sure it’s not what you think.

LAVENDER
What does that mean? What do I think?!

HARRY
Um...Ginny...help?

GINNY
No, go on.

HARRY
Thanks.

CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS - GRYFFINDOR COMMON ROOM
HERMIONE sits down next to HARRY as the latter pages through THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE's book.

HARRY
(reading aloud to himself)
"Sectumsempra: for enemies."

HERMIONE
Don't you have better things to do than stare at that thing?

HARRY
I'd think you'd approve of it a bit more now; after all, if it hadn't been for the Prince, I'd never have thought of a bezoar and Ron might've died.

HERMIONE
And that's wonderful, of course, but if you had paid attention in our very first Potions lesson you would recall that Snape mentioned bezoars then. This Half-Blood Prince, you don't even know who he or she is.

HARRY
She? How many girl Princes do you know, Hermione?

HERMIONE
About as many as I do wizard Princes; there is no royalty in the magical world. What's Sectumsempra anyway?

HARRY
It must be a spell, I don't know what it does; it just says "for enemies." There are actually loads of spells in here, probably ones he invented.

HERMIONE
Oh, brilliant. You haven't used any, have you?

HARRY
(reluctantly)
A few, yeah. Like this: "muffliato!"

He points his wand out to the rest of the room.

HERMIONE
What was that?

HARRY
No one can hear us now, stops people listening in. Bet Malfoy would prefer he knew that one.

HERMIONE
Lovely.

The following comprises a MONTAGE:

CUT TO
EXT. DIAGON ALLEY - EARLY EVENING
An old shopkeeper steps out as the entire space around him shakes almost rythmically. And then a massive explosion turns the area into little more than debris.

CUT TO
EXT. MUGGLE STREET - SAME TIME
On a sleepy muggle street, a man steps out of his car but stops before he gets to his front door. He braces himself from the apparent cold, then slumps to the ground. PAN AROUND to see a dementor performing the kiss on its victim.

CUT TO
EXT. WIZARDING NEIGHORHOOD - SAME TIME
Witches and wizards flee and try to hide as swarms of DEATH EATERS burn, destroy, and otherwise terrorize the environment around them.

CUT TO
EXT. BUDLEIGH BABBERTON - SAME TIME
Wind, rain, and hail spread very violently around the normally-quiet town; people are hurled backward on the spot; trees and cottages lift off the ground inexplicably. DISSOLVE and this mayhem is the cover story of THE DAILY PROPHET, with the headline "DEATH TOLL CONTINUES TO RISE."

CUT TO
INT. HOGWARTS - HOSPITAL WING - NIGHT
RON sits up in bed, fully dressed as though ready to leave. HARRY, HERMIONE, and GINNY are gathered around him.

GINNY
Look at all of this. They're taking over and all we're doing is sitting here?

HERMIONE
Harry, you have to -

HARRY
I know, I have to get Slughorn's memory. But how? It doesn't even look like the Prince has any useful tricks.

HERMIONE
It's not about tricking him.

GINNY
Exactly; just be your usual charming self.
(beat)
Actually, your mother was always his favorite - can't you use that somehow?

RON
Look, you're overlooking the obvious, mate.

HARRY
And what's that?

RON
Felix; there's a whole bottle up in your room.

HERMIONE
Ron, that's a brilliant idea!

HARRY
It is. I'm on it!
  



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