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Old October 24th, 2006, 10:17 pm
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Re: Which film drives you mad when reading the book?

Originally Posted by Black_Squall View Post
Ron and Hermione serve as the comedic and serious foil respectively but in the books they are given moments where they are not entirely comedic or serious. Translating that to film requires sacrifices, mainly making Ron 100% comedic foil and Hermione 100% serious foil. If Ron is comedic 95% of the time and then given a few serious moment, those few serious moment would seem out of character for him and vice versa for Hermione. Their characters were changed for clarity and emphasis.
That is why people complain that the characters are cariacatures or one dimensional and unrealistic and does an injustice to the characters created by Jo. I have to agree.

...and then she was kissing him as she had never kissed him before, and Harry was kissing her back, and it was blissful oblivion, better than firewhiskey; she was the only real thing in the world, Ginny, the feel of her, one hand on her back and one in her long, sweet-smelling hair ---

Interviewer: Why did you make Quirrell the bad guy instead of Snape?
JKR: Because I know all about Snape, and he wasn't about to put on a turban.

I lurves Professor Snape

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