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Old November 26th, 2010, 7:56 am
Erin6  Undisclosed.gif Erin6 is offline
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Re: Deathly Hallows Part 1: Romantic moments & that scene...

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Originally Posted by free_elf View Post
Oh don't worry I never got the impression you were delusional I've quite enjoyed reading your posts on the matter.


As for the purpose of the H/Hr dance scene, I think Yoana hinted at this, but it served the purpose of showing how the characters care for one another. It would have been rather odd for the casual viewer, I think, if Harry hadn't tried in some way to alleviate the gloom. Also, purely in terms of pacing and mood the scene was an attempt to shift us out of the gloom for a moment, to remind us that there is light and happiness for these characters, and conversely to remind us how dark things actually are. The scene falls between an emotionally draining scene (Ron's leaving) and a very scary and tense one (Godric's Hollow). I think the film makers just didn't want to have us on a low for so long.

Could they have done this another way? Probably. But as I have argued before, I think the intimate undertones served to propel and heighten the contrast and effect of Hermione's "choice," which runs through the Horcrux destruction as well.
I totally understand the point you are making regarding the purpose of the dance, and if that was the purpose, then Yates explanation as to why the Stone scene was cut makes zero sense.

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Could they have done this another way? Probably. But as I have argued before, I think the intimate undertones served to propel and heighten the contrast and effect of Hermione's "choice," which runs through the Horcrux destruction as well.
I also have zero problems with Hermione in this scene. She walks away. She chooses Ron. I guess I feel this choice she makes would have been more effective if there was an alone scene with Ron and Hermione showing her feelings for him a lot more clearly.


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