People say “phase” like impermanence means insignificance. Show me a permanent state of the self.
Love was never more than going:
so forgive me if this has been done before, but I watched the first movie at least twice a week for more than 3 consecutive months, and I’ve noticed something… (warning: long read)
by creating movies that are nothing like the books
leaving out the most important and special parts of the books
cutting scenes that showed significant character growth and importance
replacing them with bullshit out of character and ridiculous scenes aka harry flirting with the waitress in HBP and the weasleys house burning down
clearly shipping uncanon ships aka harry/hermione and snape/lily
destroying ginny weasley
destroying ron weasley
allowing awkward cringeworthy scenes to happen constantly
showing a fundamental misunderstanding of the harry potter series in general
so yeah, i need him and steve kloves, the other main culprit of destroying the films, to stay far away.
David Yates’ source material was the script, not the novel.
Also, aren’t the first two movies examples that following the details of a book too closely makes for a really shitty movie? I don’t know anyone over the age of twelve who thinks Sorcerer’s Stone and Chamber of Secrets are actually good movies. They’re hacky and stilted and awful. And despite having GORGEOUS sets, have crap cinematography.
The last four didn’t follow the novels exactly, I’ll give you that. But film is SUCH a different medium than a novel and there were too many scenes in the books that just wouldn’t play right on the screen. And while they didn’t get some details correct, movies 7 & 8 (and 5 to a lesser extent) all did a fine job of capturing the spirit of the books, even though they weren’t perfect.
David Yates still had control of what happened. He was the director. And I mentioned Steve Kloves as being the other person responsible. I just disagree with your second paragraph completely. The first two movies are the only ones I love and literally everyone I know loves them because they’re the only ones that even try to be close to the books. POA has beautiful cinematography but is in my opinion the worst adaption of them all, it cuts out everything important. I know they can’t include everything and I wouldn’t expect them to, but as a huge Harry Potter fan, seeing the characters portrayed accurately is important to me. So many of my favourites were changed to the point where they were destroyed.
And I don’t see how so many scenes wouldn’t play right on screen??? There are a million scenes they changed aka Voldemort’s death that would have been far better, dramatic and made more sense if they had stuck to the books.
You may think they capture the spirit of the books but that doesn’t mean everyone else does, I obviously don’t and I know many, many people who agree.