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When I read the Harry Potter books, I wasn't a Luna Lovegood fan. To me, the character felt two dimmensional and like a caricature. Even if she was well portrayed in the books, I probably wouldn't have been a wild fan. The character in the book is just too diametrical opposed to my outlook on life.

But then I saw the "Order of the Phoenix" movie. I thought the movie gave Luna much more depth and character. I walked out of the movie liking Luna and admiring her.

In each of the last three movies Luna has gotten into a scene or two at most. But Evanna Lynch has completely blown away those scenes. I'm sure some credit goes to good direction and editing. But in posture, tone, body language, pauses, Evanna writes volumes that never would make it onto the screen otherwise. If every actor could do the same, movies would be half as long, have eight times the content, and a quarter of the explosions.

Evanna Lynch, thank you for your excellent work.
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We got out to see the new Sherlock Holmes movie with [livejournal.com profile] littleredhead and [livejournal.com profile] grndctrl tonight and then went for supper at one of our favorite spots. So very pleasant. The movie was a fun romp through pseudo-victorian swashbuckling. I really liked how Mary was portrayed and I liked Jude Law's Watson more than I expected to. Robert Downey Jr was actual more tolerable than I expected him to be in his role.

Now I've had an eggnog cut with rum and the world has a rosey glow. Bed will be calling soon. I really haven't accomplished much today, but I'm ambitious for tomorrow. It's always easy to be ambitious for tomorrow.

Hogfather

Apr. 28th, 2008 05:00 pm
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[livejournal.com profile] derien and I watched "Hogfather" last night. Man, I didn't know it was that long a movie! I'm glad it was, because it was fun, but I wished we'd started a little earlier in the day. It did nothing to extinguish the flames of my passion for Susan. The governess outfit and the coat that you see at the end were so perfect! The monster in the basement bit was my favorite in the book and it was well played in the movie.

I didn't like the movie version of Nobby. Sorry, if you're going to make crooked teeth the mainstay of the character make them dirty! Nobby shined way too much and had too few dents. Ponder seemed too thin and Potterlike. I like my ponders plump and white like a marshmallow. Too much exercise ruins a Ponder. I liked how the rest of the wizards acted in ensemble scenes (around the bath for instance). The simultaneous movements and expression changes created that feeling of confusion, indecision, difference, and similarity. It didn't come across as well in the scene with the Ohgod of Hangovers.

Oh, I adore the hogs that pull the sleigh. They just rock their chubby little bad attitude world.

This was definitely an British movie. It never would have flown in Hollywood. It started out slow and ponderous, didn't have near enough flash, didn't drop into slow mo. It was very refreshing.
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Went to see a matinee show of "The Golden Compass" with [livejournal.com profile] derien, [livejournal.com profile] littleredhead, and [livejournal.com profile] groundctrl this afternoon. I was the only one of the group who hadn't read the book. I really liked the show.

cut for length, no real spoilers )

OotP

Jul. 15th, 2007 04:26 pm
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We went to see "Order of the Phoenix" with [livejournal.com profile] littleredhead and [livejournal.com profile] groundctrl on Friday night. [livejournal.com profile] derien and I ended up talking about the movie and the upcoming book until midnight.

No real specific spoilers, but general stuff about the movie, which you might not want to know before you see it. )

consumerism

Jan. 1st, 2006 03:47 pm
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We went to the coolest music store in town today and scavenged through the used bins. In such a store I'm like a kid in a candy shop or a pederast at a playground. But I did manage to restrain myself.

The details of indulgences and guilty pleasures )

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