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A few notes on Deathly Hallows part 1

Finally got around to seeing this on DVD. I thought it quite good, one of the best so far, though my heart may always give the true "favorite" label to Goblet of Fire with its bubbly rom-com feel. Anyway, notes follow, with spoilers for part 1 if you care.

Yes, that was a totally random Ginny/Harry make-out scene (the "zip me up" bit). But it was worth it for George sneaking around the kitchen in the background in order to position himself at the sink, leering, sipping from his mug, and drawling, "Morning."

Harry/Hermione awkward dancing in the tent was awkward. Subtext conversation as they stared at each other afterward:
Harry: So, you know, do you wanna...(eyebrow lift of innuendo)
Hermione: Eh...maybe?
Harry: Just to pass the time, as it were? You think? No?
Hermione: Nah. Headache. Plus you're scruffy-looking lately.
Harry: 'Kay. Go mope about Ron some more.
Hermione: 'Kay.

Never expected to say, "That guy in the bit part as the snatcher Scabior was strangely hot," but he was. In a 1980s-Adam-Ant kind of way.

I never liked Dobby much until he was within minutes of getting killed. Only intending "to maim or seriously injure"--hee! So after that, his death scene was quite sad.

I still wish Rowling had done more with Draco rather than reducing him to quivering uncertainty for the entire 7th (and much of the 6th) installment. Oh well. Nothing to be done about it now.

Comments

naill_renfro
Jul. 18th, 2011 11:10 am (UTC)
"Nothing to be done about it now?" That's the reason fanfic was invented!

/Although in that particular case it's been done, done, redone, and overdone.

//I never really got the whole Draco thing, esp. if you leave movie-Draco out of it. I look at Draco and (like pretty much everyone else) see an overprivileged, whining bully) with (in contrast to what so many fanfic writers see) no potential to become Good, or Great, or Romantic, or Tragic, or even Interesting. (Ducks and covers) But there are plenty of other characters who had great potential and ended up getting a raw deal from JKR. (Nymphadora Tonks! Can we call Tonks/Fred/George a OTP, or is it an O-T-Trebling, or something of that sort?)
mollyringle
Jul. 19th, 2011 10:47 pm (UTC)
Yes, I fully expect fanfic to take care of things; and indeed they already have been doing so for years. :)

As to Draco: I felt exactly the same way up till book 6. I never got the obsession and the crushes and the shipping people did with him. In fact, I still don't. My interest doesn't extend that far. But when he had his big conflicted sobbing-in-the-mirror scene, my writer brain got interested at this crack in the shallow characterization and glimpse of something deeper, and ever since, has wished Rowling would have actually taken it somewhere deeper.

Amen to the other slighted characters, for sure. I think I would make my HP fanfic twin-centric, if I were to write it. (Not twincest, just twin-centric.) Fred and George are the funniest and much smarter than most other characters give them credit for, so naturally I love them the most.