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Old July 30th, 2011, 4:01 pm
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Re: Should the movies have been made after all of the books were written?

I thought it worked out regardless of the few inconsistencies in the films. I hated that we didn't see more of Sirius and Severus, but everything came together in the end.


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Old July 30th, 2011, 7:03 pm
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Re: Should the movies have been made after all of the books were written?

The books would have been different. I think the movies did influence the books, though perhaps in just minor ways. There is a character in HBP named Demelza, probably due to the fact that Demelza House is a charity supported by Dan Radcliffe. And Slughorn would not have mistakenly called Ron "Rupert" if the actor who played Ron was not named Rupert.


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Old July 30th, 2011, 7:35 pm
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Re: Should the movies have been made after all of the books were written?

I couldn't believe they started making the films when the book series hadn't been finished. To my eleven year old mind this was the worst travesty I could imagine. I wanted the whole lot written on paper before starting to watch it on screen.

But I thought that give or take minor details it worked out okay.


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Old July 30th, 2011, 8:23 pm
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Re: Should the movies have been made after all of the books were written?

I don't think the movies have to wait until after the books are all out because the movies were undoubtedly going to be flawed anyway so it doesn't really matter.


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Old July 30th, 2011, 10:11 pm
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Re: Should the movies have been made after all of the books were written?

Part of me thinks it may have been better to wait so they could have known what would be important later on. I really with they'd made more of Snape, Sirius and Ginny.


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Old July 30th, 2011, 10:28 pm
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Re: Should the movies have been made after all of the books were written?

It would have helped a little bit but most of the actors would be different and thatd be soooo weird


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Old October 29th, 2011, 4:50 pm
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Re: Should the movies have been made after all of the books were written?

We will never know but I think that the movies would be better if it was all created after all the books were written.


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Old October 29th, 2011, 9:37 pm
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Re: Should the movies have been made after all of the books were written?

No, I like the idea of having the books and movies made almost together.


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It would have helped a little bit but most of the actors would be different and thatd be soooo weird
How would they be different?


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Re: Should the movies have been made after all of the books were written?

I think the timing was fine itself, because everyone would then be complaining that it was taking too long for the movies (or not everyone, but most people). Although, I think Jo should have told the writers some stuff that was mentioned in the earlier books that effects the later ones, just so they would know what more to have included and excluded. Then that would have solved every problem that everyone complains about (even though they would probably still mess it up.


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Old October 30th, 2011, 2:59 pm
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How would they be different?
The movies would be made after the books so that would make Daniel radcliffe, emma Watson, and Rupert grint not harry Ron and hermione as they'd be to old.


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Re: Should the movies have been made after all of the books were written?

Although not having experienced the original cast in their roles there would be no basis for comparison.


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Re: Should the movies have been made after all of the books were written?

We probably would have complained about having to wait so long for the movie series and really, another decade of JUST HP MOVIES, no more books, might've gotten a tad old.


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Re: Should the movies have been made after all of the books were written?

I really liked it when the movies started coming out between books. It was like having two really neat things to look forward to instead of just one. For over ten years we were able to anticipate either a new book or the movie version of an older one. I miss that, now.


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Old October 31st, 2011, 5:05 pm
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I really liked it when the movies started coming out between books. It was like having two really neat things to look forward to instead of just one. For over ten years we were able to anticipate either a new book or the movie version of an older one. I miss that, now.
Yes exactly! I do wish we had more time to enjoy new releases of stuff, as I'm sure evyone does, but if we waited for the books and then the movies it just would've been an obscene amount of time for the world to be enraptured with HP releases. Plus, Pottermore would've been delayed.


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Re: Should the movies have been made after all of the books were written?

For the consistency and accuracy of the films' storylines, I think making the movies after all the books were completed would have been enormously helpful. There would have been much more cohesion, and I think the plotlines would have flowed more smoothly if the director(s) knew the direction the plot was heading. As it were, the filmmakers continuously had to guess what aspects of the books were significant, which ones could be cut, which to be emphasized, etc. until HBP. And this problem would have been avoided if the movies were produced after the books were written.

But, in hindsight, I think that route would have sacrificed the popularity of Harry Potter. Although Harry Potter was growing wildly before the first movie was announced, I do not think the series would have ever reached the popularity it garnered with the help of the films. The movies opened up a completely new audience to the series and introduced many of those to the books/fandom. Who knows if the books would have continued to be successful without the advertisements that were the films? Thus, I think the films' production coinciding with the books' releases had, overall, a positive effect on the success and ubiquity of Harry Potter.


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Old October 31st, 2011, 6:37 pm
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Re: Should the movies have been made after all of the books were written?

I agree. I don't think that the series would have become as popular as it is without the films, so if the books weren't coming out at the same time i just don't know if there would ever have been films. The books would have come out to a lot less popularity and it would have been a lot less likely that there would ever be films.

I think the decision to make the first film increased the popularity of the series. I had never heard of Harry Potter until the first film came out and then i read the first four books. I read a lot too so i think it would easily have been possible for Harry Potter to never gain the popularity it has without the films.


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Re: Should the movies have been made after all of the books were written?

Yes, because almost all the important things came in the end though the producers have done really well and the movies are very successful.


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Re: Should the movies have been made after all of the books were written?

Hopefully in the future we can look forward to a mini-series (three episodes per book) or a television show made out of the Potter books. I think so long as they could keep the mini-series completely true to the storyline, it would be a great way to properly pay homage to the books.

I mean, Lord of the Rings got a couple of movies before Jackson's version, as did Narnia. I can only hope, it would be a great re imagining of the series, and you could always get the trio to play older characters


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Part of me thinks it may have been better to wait so they could have known what would be important later on. I really with they'd made more of Snape, Sirius and Ginny.
Good point! A lot of scenes seem to be condensed as well so they don't get to the important aspects. For example, Snape's Worst Memory didn't even include Snape's exchange with Lily- the actual reason why it remains his worst memory.


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