Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ***Spoilers***

Discussion in 'Archive: SF&F: Films and Television' started by Jedi_Master_Conor, Jul 11, 2007.

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  1. ObiWan506 Former Head Admin

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    Yeah, well that came directly from David Yates' mouth, so no 16 year old Tom Riddle apparently. At least, I think so. I'm hoping they aren't using the CoS Actor because they don't plan on doing the 16 year old memory. They might just go from Tom Riddle as a 11 year old and then Tom Riddle as a 30 year old and just skip that 16 year old part.

    However if they do plan on doing a 16 year old Riddle memory, then this is bad and inconsistent.
  2. Dezdmona Jedi Master

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    It depends on the scene(s) they are going to film.
    I feel certain we will see the 11 y/o Tom Riddle in the Orphanage memory (Ch 13 - The Secret Riddle), for which they will have to cast a young actor.

    If we see Riddle ask for the position of DADA teacher after he has been away practicing dark magic (Ch 20 - Lord Voldemort's Request) for many years, his appearance has changed significantly, so I would suspect that Fiennes could become this Voldemort with different makeup or is this where they are going to use his younger brother?
  3. NateCaauwe Force Ghost

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    Hm, I liked the whole Harry-getting-Slughorn's-real-memory storyline so he can figure out what horcruxes are and why Slughorn was so ashamed of the memory. I wouldn't want to see them just give a quick explanation to Dumbledore or - -God-forbid -- Hermione (highly unlikely though). I guess we'll just have to wait for more news on the matter.
  4. Dezdmona Jedi Master

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    Well, they are definitely casting a Young Tom Riddle...here's the Casting Call:

    If you would like to apply, please go to: Earls Court Exhibition Centre, Warwick Rd., London, SW5, UK. The makers of HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE invite boys, 15-18, resident in the UK or Ireland, to apply to audition for the role of Tom Riddle. You will be asked to show a copy of your passport as proof of age and nationality. You will fill in an application form, have your photo taken and will briefly be seen by the casting team. If the team thinks you are appropriate for the role, they will be in touch. Come as yourself, no make up, no costumes. This is the only male role being sought, and if you are not between the age of 15-18 or you are not resident in the UK or Ireland and do not have the necessary paperwork with you, you will not be permitted to make an application.


    And Lavender Brown:

    The makers of HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE invite girls, 15-18, resident in the UK or Ireland, to apply to audition for the role of Lavender Brown. You will be asked to show a copy of your passport as proof of age and nationality. You will fill in an application form, have your photo taken and will briefly be seen by the casting team. If the team thinks you are appropriate for the role, they will be in touch. Come as yourself, strictly no make up, no costumes, no high heels. This is the only female role being sought, and if you are not between the age of 15-18 or you are not resident in the UK or Ireland and do not have the necessary paperwork with you, you will not be permitted to make an application.

  5. DorkmanScott Manager Emeritus

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    Having finished DH, I really hope they find a place to put in the rest of Snape's Worst Memory from OOTP. The punch to the gut from realizing what Snape did when he called Lily "Mudblood" when she tried to defend him...wow.
  6. ObiWan506 Former Head Admin

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    I don't see how they can't. Even if they don't include that scene specifically, at least show Snape's remorse in a different memory or something. I'm hoping the films start to appreciate the depth and tragic nature of Severus Snape and start to push him back to the front row of priorities. I think they will.
  7. Darth_Pogey Force Ghost

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    It'll be tough because due ot his very small role in DH, All hes really got is HBP. And hes not in it that much (Hes in the ootp novel more). Hes not important till what will be the last 10 minutes. And in DH hes just in 3 scenes + the pensieve. I honestly dont see how they can, despite Alan Rickman's superb acting, give him a fraction of the book character's depth with the two films left.
  8. NateCaauwe Force Ghost

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    All in favor of agreeing that they screwed things up? :p
  9. ObiWan506 Former Head Admin

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    He might have less time in the books as we progress, but we need to see every scene Snape is in. Nothing can be cut. The films already cut him down to nothing. Goblet of Fire was almost completely Snape-less.
  10. Rebel_Padawan Force Ghost

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    So for casting suggestions... it has previously been suggested by someone above that Jim Broadbent for the role of 'Slughorn', however my suggestion would be Matt Lucas. I think he could portray the character well provided he doesn't go over the top and doesn't make the role too comedic.
  11. timmoishere Force Ghost

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    Matt Lucas is way too young to play Slughorn. They need to cast someone who is at least 50.
  12. Bacon164 Force Ghost

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    The most I'm worried about is the score (a depressing rendition of Fawke's theme MUST play at the end!, and I want a horcrux theme) and Dumbledore. The plot has been confusing for everyone who hasn't read the books since Prisoner of Azkaban, so I think it's pretty much too late to worry about whether no-books audiences will understand WTH's going on.
  13. ObiWan506 Former Head Admin

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    Kenneth Welsh from the movie Day after Tomorrow should be Slughorn. Slap a walrus mustache on him and he's ready to go.
  14. timmoishere Force Ghost

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    Ah yes, the Dick Cheney clone. I remember him. The only problem is, he's Canadian. The principal Harry Potter actors must be British or Irish.
  15. Rebel_Padawan Force Ghost

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    Give him a bit of make-up and you couldn't tell the difference. The range of personalities on Little Britain shows that it could work IMO.
  16. ObiWan506 Former Head Admin

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    Yeah, I forgot about that. Films seems dead set on that.
  17. Count_Doodie Jedi Knight

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    i pictured Clive Swift (Richard from Keeping up Appearances) for Slughorn. bit unusual, i know, but i think it works. at least he fills the British quota. i'd like to say that was true for all the characters i picture but that's not the case as i imagine Scrimgeour as John Glover!

    -doodie
  18. TheLighterSide Force Ghost

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    Gotta get Brian Cox in here somehow. Scrimgeour, perhaps?
  19. Dark_Jedi_Kenobi Manager Emeritus

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    Cox wouldn't be bad for Scrimgeour but I also think that Liam Neeson would be good for the role. [face_thinking]

  20. DorkmanScott Manager Emeritus

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    Bill Nighy = Marvolo Gaunt.

    Or James Cromwell. I could go either way.
  21. HusseinMedia_91 Jedi Knight

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    Jim Broadbent made me think of Edward Woodward as a possibilty for Slughorn (through the Hot Fuzz connection). Though I still think Jim would be better suited.

    Matt Lucas on the other hand...now there's a thought [face_thinking].

    EDIT: Bob Hoskins? Think of him on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross...
  22. ObiWan506 Former Head Admin

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    [face_laugh]

    I for one would love to see the short, bald wizard. :p
  23. Dezdmona Jedi Master

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    I think Bob Hoskins is a shoo in. I saw an interview with him, and JKR was there by satellite. They were joking around about Potter. No specific character was mentioned that I recall, but they both expressed interest in him being cast.
  24. darth_paul Force Ghost

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    The "Snape's Worst Memory" issue is very easily resolved. Just give us the scene in full in the Pensieve in DH. It's slightly different from the books, where we've seen it all and misunderstood it, but by doing it that way, we can get the same general experience: Harry was kicked out of Snape's mind before he saw the crucial part of the scene, which completely changes what it means. No big deal.

    I would not waste more than about two sentences on explaining the Dursley house protection. It's just not that key a factor. It can be briefly alluded to in Dumbledore's visit, and again when they're getting ready to take Harry out, but no reason to dwell on it.

    -Paul
  25. Darth_Pogey Force Ghost

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    Thing is I think theyre going to have to really abbreviate that scene into 3 minutes tops in the DH movie. Filmwise showing much more than that would have killed momentum after an epic battle and the deaths of 4 main characters.
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