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Old July 9th, 2007, 12:17 pm
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Re: HP Movie "Chapter-a-Day" DVD Discussion V2

I want to like this scene, but I just can't. Aside from Dumbledore's triple take when he sees Hermione, the rest is boring. It seems like the meat of the scene is spread far too thinly over the multitude of characters here. Hermione talks to Harry, hugs him, then Skeeter enters, then Krum defends Hermione, Dumbledore and his posse enter, it just lurches around and never does anything interesting or focusses on anything. This is one of those scenes where Cuaron's lighting, detail and camera style would really help the scene.

There is also some bad dubbing when DD says 'the bag' his lips aren't moving. And one of the things that annoys me most is how this scene is the first (aside from the flashback in COS) where Dumbledore isn't wearing glasses. I am not normally picky about this sort of thing, but Gambon looks so much like Dumbledore with the glasses on, and a little too much like Mike Gambon in a wig and beard without them.

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