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Allen

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« Reply #40 on: 03-02-2003 00:23 »
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Good catch VF. Rowling didn't want an American to play the part(s). I can't remember if everyone's british or just the kid who played Harry. Ah well.

I've also got the top of the page! (Does Happy Dance which looks a lot like the Snoopy Dance)  big grin
VelourFog

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« Reply #41 on: 03-02-2003 00:26 »

i'm pretty sure everyone had to be british.
Venus

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« Reply #42 on: 03-02-2003 01:16 »

yeah, they are all british. teachers and extras included
Carbito

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« Reply #43 on: 03-02-2003 03:06 »

Yeah.
I was expecting everyone to have a much more british accent.
Venus

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« Reply #44 on: 03-02-2003 13:16 »

different parts of england have slightly different accents.
sheep555

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« Reply #45 on: 03-02-2003 13:43 »

 
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Originally posted by Venus:
different parts of england have slightly different accents.

Unless you come from Somerset like me, in which case it's a completely different accent ("Ow be ar?" "I be fine", "oo-ah? Where's my trater?" etc)
Impossible

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« Reply #46 on: 03-02-2003 13:57 »

 
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Originally posted by sheep555:
 Unless you come from Somerset like me, in which case it's a completely different accent ("Ow be ar?" "I be fine", "oo-ah? Where's my trater?" etc)
Don't forget gert = big, massive. e.g. "That's a gert tract'r you got". I love the accent though. When my parents first moved down to Somerset (where I am now) they couldn't understand a word of it!!

Carbito

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« Reply #47 on: 03-03-2003 04:29 »

Does anyone have any idea on how much this book will cost?
Carbito

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« Reply #48 on: 06-17-2003 05:17 »

Bump! big grin
Only 3 days to go!
I've really been getting back into all this Harry Potter stuff now and I can't wait! In this book Harry is suppose to be all angry and stuff. There is a audio excerpt from OoTP at:  http://real.amazon.central.speedera.net/ramgen/real.amazon.central/mp3/HarryPotter/HP5excerpt.mp3
NibblerJr

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« Reply #49 on: 06-17-2003 15:39 »

Is it coming out on paperback? a lot cheaper and i already have the other 4 in it.
boingo2000

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« Reply #50 on: 06-17-2003 15:41 »

It should come out in paperback eventually, but that usually takes 6-9 months.
ghoulishmoose

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« Reply #51 on: 06-17-2003 15:44 »

I should be getting my copy from Amazon on its release date this Saturday, and I'm very much looking forward to it  smile
boingo2000

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« Reply #52 on: 06-17-2003 15:50 »

I'll probably get it a week tomorrow, when it'll be safe to go in a bookstore.
Hulkbuster

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« Reply #53 on: 06-17-2003 16:07 »

Did you all hear about the truckload of the books that was hijacked, 1.2 million E's worth. FACT

Incidentally i'm having a massive barbecue and bonfire if anyones interested.
ghoulishmoose

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« Reply #54 on: 06-17-2003 16:16 »

 
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Originally posted by boingo2000:
I'll probably get it a week tomorrow, when it'll be safe to go in a bookstore.

Thats why I ordered mine online so I dont have to go out to any book store and watch people fight over the last copy in town! This way I can sit at home, avoid the rush and hype and wait for the postman to knock on my door and hand me my new book  smile

boingo2000

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« Reply #55 on: 06-17-2003 16:23 »

I was reading in the paper the otehr day that there's an independant bookstore in Toronto that is't going to carry Harry Potter and is proud of it.  Apparently, back when 4 was new, the owner had her staff stock the books 2 days before the release date.  When Raincoast (The Canadain publisher) found out, they came in and made her take it off the shelves.  As soon as they left, she put them back.  Raincoast came back and took back all her copies of the book.  So she called the British distibuters and THEY sent her copies of the book for her to sell, which as it turns out, is ilegal (Raincoast has an exclusivity deal in Canada or something).  Raincoast took her to court and she had to pay like $50, 000 to them, despite her protests that 'you put an embargo on things that matter, not children's books". [That quote wasa pharaphrase, I can't remember the exact text.]  Now, because she feels Raincoast has treated her so poorly, she won't carry Harry Potter books (even though raincoast is willing as she's paid off the fine).  So I'm thinking, how big of an idiot is she?  She agreed to Riancoast's terms of distrubution when they sent her the books, INCLUDING the pre-set release date.  I'm amazed Raincoast was willing to still do buisness with her.  She says if people come into her store looking for the Harry Potter books, she's going to try and guide them to a different book.  Metaphorical $20 says 98% of the poeple just go somewhere else.

This may have been off-topic, but I thought it was a good story and wanted to share it.
MuscaDomestica

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« Reply #56 on: 06-17-2003 16:51 »
« Last Edit on: 06-17-2003 16:51 »

boingo2000 she does sound like an idiot... wow... I heard that someone got their hands on a text copy of the book and it is floating around the ::Word deleated::

I preordered mine at the local campus bookstore, going to pick it up this Saterday. I was in the middle of rereading the Song of Fire and Ice series, I stopped realizing that going from that to Harry Potter would not be a good thing and quickly read some Discworld to get the darkness out of my head.

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Stupid spelling
ghoulishmoose

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« Reply #57 on: 06-17-2003 16:57 »

I can kinda see her not stocking them on a principle thing. Seeing as she was caused so much trouble by HP books in the past. But shes missing out out on a hell of a lot of money. As its all in the past she should just forget about it and get them books back in the shop, she'll make a lot of money off them  smile
Future Angel
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« Reply #58 on: 06-17-2003 17:54 »

One of my local bookstores (the one I ordered the book from) is opening their doors at 11PM on Friday and wil begin selling the book at midnight for only about 1 hour. I'm probably going to have to work on Friday till 11 so I'm just going to go straight to the bookstore after work and get my copy.
Delta-V

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« Reply #59 on: 06-17-2003 18:46 »
« Last Edit on: 06-17-2003 18:46 »

 
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Originally posted by Venus:
yeah, they are all british. teachers and extras included

Not quite.  Zoe Wanamaker, who plays the Quidditch instructor, is American.  The late Richard Harris was Irish, as is Michael Gambon, who will replace him.

I've got it pre-ordered, but I'm racing this weekend, so I won't get it until I get back Sunday night.
SlaytanicMaggot
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« Reply #60 on: 06-17-2003 22:04 »
« Last Edit on: 06-17-2003 22:04 »

I never really paid attention to Harry Potter until  saw the first movie. Then I started reading the books. Very interesting, actually, it'll be hard for them to make a movie out of the third book and make it PG rated. Can't wait to see those dementors onscreen, from their description in the book, they sound like the equivalent of the Ring Wraiths. Currently, I'm reading the 4th book. Pretty dark so far.

EDIT: I've noticed two LOTR similarites in the books so far. The house elves talk about themselves in the third person like gollum, and what I already said about the dementors and the Ring Wraiths.
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LAN.gnome

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« Reply #61 on: 06-18-2003 00:00 »
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Originally posted by SlaytanicMaggot:
I've noticed two LOTR similarites in the books so far. The house elves talk about themselves in the third person like gollum, and what I already said about the dementors and the Ring Wraiths.

Two? Don't get me started. As much as I do like the Harry Potter books, Rowling borrows heavily from LOTR, the Chronicles of Narnia, and Star Wars, of all things. I wrote a paper on this, there really are a lot of similarities, especially with Star Wars. Harry Potter is basically Luke Skywalker, just subistitue magic for the Force. Sure, there are a few tweaks, but the backstory is pretty similar.

Also, just think over the similarities in action and appearance between Gandalf and Dumbledore; they both serve the same purpose in the books (mentor/erm.. "trouble-getter-outer" or something).

That said, I will probably pick up Order of the Pheonix as soon as possible, either from a bookstore or the library, which is ordering massive amounts of the book.

EDIT: ^Ooh, I posted at exactly 00:00! [Neo] Whoa. [/Neo]
Delta-V

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« Reply #62 on: 06-18-2003 07:46 »

So Harry has a twin sister?!?  And He-who-must-not-be-named is really Harry's father?!?  big grin

You can't really blame her for borrowing from Tolkein...nearly every Fantasy writer of the last 50 years has done so, most much more blatently.
Lucas borrowed heavily from other sources, so the similaries are probably not intentional.  The 'orphan makes good' story is pretty common, as is the 'wise old man'.  Think back to the King Arthur legend, or Cinderella and her wicked step-family.
Juliet

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« Reply #63 on: 06-18-2003 07:59 »

I heard that the new books got stolen in the UK.

Arachnid

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« Reply #64 on: 06-18-2003 08:05 »

Lan.Gnome: At one stage I found a 'plot synopsis' for a star wars ep, with selected names crossed out and replaced with potter characters - it really read like the synopsis for a potter novel  smile.

 
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So Harry has a twin sister?!? And He-who-must-not-be-named is really Harry's father?!?
Delta-V: What are you babbling on about?  wink
MuscaDomestica

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« Reply #65 on: 06-18-2003 08:09 »

Lucas used the Joseph Campbell's The Hero With 1000 Faces which compaired all of the myths and found many simularities. Rowling also used ideas from the book, she also used ideas from many other sources but had enough origonality (unlike say the Matrix) to make up for it.

I always thought of the dementors to be more like the Reaper from the Frighteners... which was obviously based off the ringwraiths (look at the director  smile )
Zed 85

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« Reply #66 on: 06-18-2003 08:23 »

I'm sure my mum would be interested, but I'll wait until she decides to get it, since while I do enjoy the films, I just haven't read any of the books yet.

I'm sure I've said it somewhere else, but to make a completely 100% original fantasy or sci-fi/futuristic book/film/etc would be incredibley difficult.
Whether it's intentional or not, so much has already been covered, you don't have much hope of not writing something that comes or appears to come from somewhere else.
Impossible

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« Reply #67 on: 06-18-2003 15:06 »

I probably won't get the book straight away. But I do have a 10 Amazon voucher I could buy it with...but I think there's another book I want  smile
Smitty

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« Reply #68 on: 06-18-2003 15:57 »

 
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Originally posted by Delta-V:
So Harry has a twin sister?!?

Yes, her name is Anne Robinson.

Why am I in this thread? I hate Harry Potter.
Kipper

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« Reply #69 on: 06-18-2003 19:16 »

wow, it is almost june 24th.........and i havent reserved a copy yet.......better get to it....
Hulkbuster

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« Reply #70 on: 06-18-2003 22:05 »

 
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Originally posted by Delta-V:
  The late Richard Harris was Irish

Damn straight...
SlaytanicMaggot
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« Reply #71 on: 06-18-2003 23:59 »
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DrThunder88

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« Reply #72 on: 06-19-2003 13:26 »
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If any character dies, I hope it's Lupin.
Kipper

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« Reply #73 on: 06-19-2003 20:21 »

Not Lupin!! Anybody but Lupin!!!!!!...........Dont kill off Lupin!!!!!!!!!!!

that would make me cry cry
Venus

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« Reply #74 on: 06-19-2003 21:21 »

i just hope its not Sirius. I like him. Or hagrid.
Personally i think it's gonna be one of Ron's siblings. possibly Ginny or one of the twins.
Kryten

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« Reply #75 on: 06-19-2003 22:39 »

I just know it's gonna be Hagrid.  frown
BNLbum

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« Reply #76 on: 06-20-2003 01:39 »

Ron's days are numbered, I say. "Gee, Harry, I'm so hap - urck... Oh, my spleen... Oh, Harry... Tell Hermione... I love... Her... There is... Another... Pot - teeeer." And then he'll die.

"Who will make Harry waffles just the way he likes them now?!"
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« Reply #77 on: 06-20-2003 03:23 »
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Gocad

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« Reply #78 on: 06-20-2003 03:58 »
« Last Edit on: 06-21-2003 00:00 »

It is just a GUESS, but I'm think that Dumbledore is the one who has to pass away...

EDIT:
LAN.gnome

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« Reply #79 on: 06-20-2003 04:12 »

Ron should go. He's so annoying, in the books and movies! At least Hermione has brains to give her some value as a friend, but Ron is always getting Harry into trouble and running off scared and gerally acting stupid. Who needs a friend like that?
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