Monday, July 27, 2009
David Yates does it again
Tonight we saw Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. It was just as I'd expected, a very good, dark film that followed the book in the essence, but not the excruciating detail - and just as well as the book was long and tiresome, whereas the film was much easier to follow. If you've seen and liked Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, this one won't disappoint you either. David Yates, once again, comes up trumps.
These are some of my favourite quotes from the movie (compliments of writer Steve Kloves):
Harry Potter: How do I look?
Luna Lovegood: Exceptionally ordinary.
Minerva McGonagall: Mr. Davis! Mr. Davis, that is the girls' lavatory.
Minerva McGonagall: Potter, take Weasley with you. He looks far too happy over there.
Minerva McGonagall: Why is it that whenever something happens, you three are always involved?
Ron Weasley: Believe me, professor, I've been asking myself that for the last six years.
Luna Lovegood: I've never been to this part of the castle. Well, not awake. I sleepwalk, you see. That's why I wear shoes to bed.
Horace Slughorn: Exactly how did you get out of the castle, Harry?
Harry Potter: Through the front door, sir.
Ron Weasley: I'm in love with her!
Harry Potter: Alright. Fine. You're in love with her. Have you ever actually met her?
Ron Weasley: No. Can you introduce me?
Ron Weasley: So, did you and Ginny do it?
However, none of these is as good as my favourite Snape quote from the Order of the Phoenix. This one still makes me laugh today:
Unless you wish to poison Potter - and I assure you I would have the greatest sympathy with you if you did - I cannot help you.
Classic Snape. Heh.