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I'm fiending

for HP:PoA. Its my favorite book of the series so far.

My DH decided to tell me who died in book 5 before I had even read it. I could have KILLED him.

So in my fiending, I go look for pictures of David Thewlis as Remus Lupin. I'm trying to keep open minded about this. I just have a difficult time doing this. Mostly because I've not been a fan of his and nothing that I have seen him in a role of has even begun to impress me.

While they have given Remus a moustache, he does not have a goatee. Which I believe that he should have. But that is MO.

And his clothing is NOTHING like it is described in PoA. No one's is either.

They have Remus in these tweed suits, but still nice, not tattered like JK has it in the book. The pictures do not make him look like the poor person who has roved around at all.

It appears that they mostly have Daniel, Rupert and Emma in street clothes for most of the movie. Or should I say "muggle clothing".

The only picture I found that would even make me think of David as Remus - is a still of the scene in the staff room - he's standing behind Nevil and they are getting ready to let the boggart out of the closet.

The trailer teaser is such a crack up with Alan as Severus coming out and suddenly being in ladies clothing. I'm sure that Alan had fun doing that scene. I think I shall go back and read that part in the book. It amuses me still.

Further, I read an article that said that Michael Gambon in the role of Dumbledore has made the character his own, giving a nod to Richard Harris. It also said that Harris was irreplaceable. I totally agree. He took that role and CREATED a visual of Dumbledore for the reader of the books. At the very least - THIS reader.

I'm sad that he is gone. I know many thousands are. I hope that Gambon DOES give Harris's creation justice. I would be more than greatly disappointed if he didn't.

I am excited to see Gary Oldman as Sirius. As an actor, Gary Oldman can amaze people in his flexibility.

I was reading an LJ that I got directed to upon looking at Snape websites. The subject was Sirius and what my DH blabbed to me in Book 5. As I read, I felt dated. One person asked "Who is Gary Oldman?" It took several people guessing before someone got tired and said "THIS is Gary Oldman!" and referred them to oddly enough The Fifth Element. Not a monumental movie by far, but the character that he plays totally cracks me up. That southern type accent. His attitude.

But I would have referred them FIRST to Bram Stokers Dracula. Then to Air Force One with Harrison Ford. Then to Immortal Beloved as Ludwig Von (Van?) Beethoven.

That last one I'd like to see again. He did such an amazing job in the role and creating a visual of Beethoven in my mind. It showed Beethoven as a lover, of a woman, not just music. And how to Beethoven, the two could be intertwined.

Sigh, ahhhh, Gary!

One of the pictures found repeatedly online for movie of HP:PoA is of a couple of fans standing with Rupert Grint, Alan Rickman - sans black wig, and Gary Oldman all dressed up as Sirius straigt out of prison. Alan's hair is all rumpled and it looks like he had quickly pulled his wig off for the pic. He's also squinting. Perhaps it was sunny. Perhaps he was also sans contacts.

All in all I would say my ULTIMATE favorite character created by JKR is Severus Snape. Remus Lupin and Sirius Black tie for second.

I'm also fiending for the next book. Somewhere I read that it is not as long as OotP.

I can't recall when I heard that it would be ready and published. Perhaps they are trying to coincide it with the release of PoA. Probably not. Just a speculation from my own addled brain.


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Jan. 22nd, 2004 06:26 am (UTC)
We will see
Seeing Gambon in the trailer was slightly weird, because it's like switching Darrens in Bewitched.

I don't think the other book is ready yet. Scholastic had a time keeping OoTP under control last year.

We will see it!
Jan. 22nd, 2004 10:46 am (UTC)
Re: We will see
Seeing Gambon in the trailer was slightly weird, because it's like switching Darrens in Bewitched

Except that at least with the Darrens they got two guys who closely resembled each other in all areas and they were able to make the switch almost seemlessly.

Gambon is totally OPPOSITE Harris. Harris was tall, Gambon is not. Harris had this PRESENCE, Gambon is small in comparison.

Scholastic had a time keeping OoTP under control last year.

I quite remember that. Its those rabid fans! ;)
Jan. 22nd, 2004 02:25 pm (UTC)
I remember when OoTP came out and all of my friends bought it and knew the secret of who was killed....I swore all of them to secrecy upon penalty of death. Fortunately for me (and them) they all complied and I was able to read and find out for myself.

As for PoA, all I can say is that I'm not sure that there is a theatre standing that will be able to house my jubilation upon seeing Alan Rickman and Gary Oldman acting together onscreen. It will be amazing. Two of my favourite actors all at once. It may be too much to bear. Both are so flexible in the myriad of roles they accept and both are such riveting actors. I am dying in anticipation!!
Jan. 22nd, 2004 08:19 pm (UTC)
As you can tell by my post, I'm obviously vibrating into the next dimension over the anticipated arrival in theatres.

I so wish there was a way to get a private screening sooner.
Jan. 23rd, 2004 08:24 am (UTC)
*sigh* a private screening....
That would be wonderful, to say the least. I don't think I can wait until June 4th for the Canadian release.......I'm going to scour the internet for sneak peek :)
Jan. 23rd, 2004 11:59 am (UTC)
Re: *sigh* a private screening....
US debut is also June 4th. I've got a busy June. And you can guarantee that I will have my tickets in advance and be at the theatre as soon as those doors are open!
Jan. 23rd, 2004 12:18 pm (UTC)
Re: *sigh* a private screening....
I too will be chomping at the bit! The moment that ticket buying is possible I will be there with debit/visa card in hand :) This is one movie that I would line up the night before for, to be sure. What part of the US are you living in?

By the way, your cat is lovely -- my husband and I have 2 cats of our own (sisters, Maya and Isis).

Jan. 23rd, 2004 12:31 pm (UTC)
Re: *sigh* a private screening....
I'm in southwest Ohio. Rave Movie Theatre may be seeing a lot of me come June!

That's our Loki. He just jumped in the empty Coke 24 pack box so I absolutely had to get a picture of that.

My husband and I rescued a female kitten who showed up at my mom's house on Christmas Day. She is grey and her name is Freya. I don't have any good pics of her yet. She is still the tiny thing but lots of love and care and vet care have her growing like a weed.

We are now a home of 3 males (Husband, Son & Loki) and 3 females (Me, Daughter & Freya).
Jan. 23rd, 2004 01:03 pm (UTC)
Re: *sigh* a private screening....
You've got a very balanced household there by the sound of it!
My husband is outnumbered - 1 male (him) and 3 females (me and 2 female cats). I love the odds, but there are times when I suspect that he thinks we are all mental :)
I adopted my fuzzy nuggets from the Humane Society when they were 10 weeks old -- now they are happy and healthy at 10 years old. I'll try to post a photo of them soon for your viewing pleasure.
I'm glad to hear that Freya is doing well since her holiday rescue :)

And yes, The Paramount Theatre (or Googleplex as I am fond of calling it as it is sooooooo huge) in Toronto, will be seeing a lot of me this year too....although, the last film I saw there was Love, Actually starring none other than Alan Rickman....and that was a few months ago.
Jan. 23rd, 2004 01:13 pm (UTC)
Re: *sigh* a private screening....
Wasn't Love Actually a great film.

I loved the way Alan played the character. I was so into it I actually felt like belting him one for even thinking about cheating on Emma's character.

But he is so devine to just drool over.

Hugh was absolutely hysterical calling Margaret Thatcher a saucy vixen.
Jan. 23rd, 2004 01:27 pm (UTC)
Re: *sigh* a private screening....
Agreed and agreed. Can't watch a movie with Alan Rickman in it without a box of tissues for the drool! I really felt for Emma's character when she found the necklace he was buying for his coworker (tart) and then didn't receive it at Christmas...

Another thing that would be divine is the thought of Alan Rickman being MY boss ;) It would definitely make work (and the thought of overtime) much more enticing!

Yes, Hugh was incredibly funny in that movie -- and I did love the saucy vixen comment ;) It was an all-around great movie...I really enjoyed it.
Jan. 23rd, 2004 01:43 pm (UTC)
Alan Rickman = much drooling
If he were my boss then I would not be getting any work done because I would be way too busy just staring at him all day and asking him to repeat himself numerous times just so I could hear him talk.

When not in his presence I would be daydreaming of him - and oh the dreams those would be! ;)

Overtime would be manditory as long as he were there. ^_^

Question, may I add you to my friends list? I went and read some on your LJ and find that we have much in common. Besides our love of Alan. :-D
Jan. 23rd, 2004 02:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Alan Rickman = much drooling
Absolutely -- add away!! May I add you to my list as well? I thoroughly enjoy our exchanges :)
Jan. 23rd, 2004 02:11 pm (UTC)
Re: Alan Rickman = much drooling
Add Away!! Happy Adding!

I enjoy our exchanges as well.

Happy to have a new friend in Toronto!
Jan. 23rd, 2004 02:19 pm (UTC)
Re: Alan Rickman = much drooling
And I am happy to have a new friend in Ohio! Thank you for many smiles today :)
Jan. 23rd, 2004 04:57 pm (UTC)
Re: Alan Rickman = much drooling
You are most welcome for the smiles. I have smiled much today too.
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