A Conversation for Harry Potter

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Post 21

Aurora

Have they picked Harry Potter yet? I haven't heard anything...


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Post 22

Swiv (decrepit postgrad)

Just as long as they don't cast Haley Joel Osment...... No offence to him, but he's too cute and precocious for the role. I did hear a rumour that there's a young British actor who's in this movie 'Dancer' or something similar, in the running to play Harry.
I like the idea of a British unknown for the role - it's become the new Anakin Skywalker, the role everyone wants, but no-one will fit smiley - smiley

Oh and Richard Attenborough for Professor Dumbledore please movie makers smiley - smiley


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Post 23

Aurora

Ooh, great idea for Dumbledore!
For Harry, DEFINATELY not an American actor who's trying to put on an English accent. No offence, but that would sound terrible.


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Post 24

Swiv (decrepit postgrad)

Basically every fan of the books could decide who they'd cast, and they'd all pick different to each other, and the movie makers.
But there does seem to be a universal consensus that it should be a British based cast, so I hope the studio takes note smiley - smiley
I personally think the books might work better as a drama series, as the chapters come in serial style, cliffhangers and all.


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Post 25

Aurora

I think the producers have decided that a film would make more money, which is what this world seems to be ruled by at the moment smiley - sadface


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Post 26

Swiv (decrepit postgrad)

Yeah, it's kind of a shame. I think the movie has the potential to be good as long as they do it one book at a time, and keep it English, which does seem to be the plan at the moment.
Potentially the next big movie franchise smiley - smiley


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Post 27

Baldrick

Just as long as they don't force J.K to release any of the new books before they're ready......


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Post 28

Swiv (decrepit postgrad)

Unlikely I think, they've already got 4 on their hands, and by the time they've made them into films there should be at least another 2 books out. Given that it takes about a year to make a whole movie or write a whole book, start to finish smiley - smiley


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Post 29

Aurora

Robbie Coltrane is going to play Hagrid, and that woman out of "The secret Garden" is going to be Prof. Macgonagall.


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Post 30

Swiv (decrepit postgrad)

Wasn't that Maggie Smith? If it was then thats good smiley - smiley


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Post 31

Swiv (decrepit postgrad)

I'm guessing you have the same source as me Aurora, but I definetly have to agree with the castings of Maggie Smith, Robbie Coltrane, and Alan Rickman as Snape smiley - smiley English casting looks good, especially with Richard Harris (Emp. Marcus Aurelius in 'Gladiator) as Dumbledore - I am becoming converted.

And if they have to cast an American as Harry I think they good do worse than the munchkin out of 'Stepmom' that Chris Columbus wants. But apparently Rowling wants an all english kiddy, not a half english one smiley - smiley


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Post 32

Aurora

I got my info from the "Daily Telegraph".


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Post 33

Swiv (decrepit postgrad)

That'd be "ditto" then smiley - smiley


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Post 34

Swiv (decrepit postgrad)

Have just been to see the official movie website where they have anounced who's playing Harry, Ron and Hermione. All British, and all look right for the part - Ron could just use growing a couple of inches.


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Post 35

Aurora

Are they calling it "The Philosopher's Stone" or "The Sorceror's Stone"?


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Post 36

Swiv (decrepit postgrad)

Depends which country you are in I think.
In America it will be 'Sorcerer's Stone', while in the UK it will be 'Philosopher's Stone'.
Apparently Chris Columbus says that he is going to film some scenes differently for each country. Could be interesting smiley - smiley


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Post 37

Aurora

Why do they call it the Sorceror's Stone in America anyway?


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Post 38

Swiv (decrepit postgrad)

I think it was originally because they thought the kids wouldn't get the historical connections of the Philosopher's Stone and it's place at the apex of the study of alchemy. Even though it's well explained simply in the book.
I just hate that they don't give kids the credit for having enough intelligence to cope with new things.


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Post 39

Aurora

Yeah. If anything, "The Sorceror's Stone" is more confusing, because it never existed, unlike the Philosopher's Stone, which alchemists used to search for.


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Post 40

Swiv (decrepit postgrad)

Quite

And I hear they've cast Uncle Vernon and Aunt Petunia - Richard Griffiths and Fiona Shaw.


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