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Post by 1964white » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:13 pm

Just realised Harry Potter & the Chamber Of Secrets in on ITV now

I have never seen any of the HP films so when questions come up on quiz shows I am totally perplexed.

So Jill & I are watching in anticipation

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Re: Harry Potter

Post by faaip » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:27 pm

Cracking series of films tbf...as are the books. Seen all the films 3/4 times
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Re: Harry Potter

Post by 1964white » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:33 pm

faaip wrote:
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Cracking series of films tbf...as are the books. Seen all the films 3/4 times
Enjoying this one mate :-D

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Re: Harry Potter

Post by YorkshireSquare » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:46 pm

Books better than the films but they are an enjoyable watch.
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Re: Harry Potter

Post by gessa » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:47 pm

How strange watched part 1 of deathly hallows this morning, pt 2 this evening.

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Re: Harry Potter

Post by faaip » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:50 pm

Films get better as they get darker, I can't think of a single film which is better than the book if you read the book first, but this series is as good as it gets book to film wise, far superior to the LOTR series..
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Re: Harry Potter

Post by YorkshireSquare » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:51 pm

gessa wrote:
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How strange watched part 1 of deathly hallows this morning, pt 2 this evening.

The noise of the horcrux in part 1 does my head in :?
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Re: Harry Potter

Post by faaip » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:52 pm

CoS is the second one of course ..you really need to see Philosopher's Stone asap 64..
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Re: Harry Potter

Post by YorkshireSquare » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:55 pm

faaip wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:50 pm
Films get better as they get darker, I can't think of a single film which is better than the book if you read the book first, but this series is as good as it gets book to film wise, far superior to the LOTR series..

Never watched the LOTR films, worth a go?
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Re: Harry Potter

Post by gessa » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:55 pm

YorkshireSquare wrote:
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The noise of the horcrux in part 1 does my head in :?
My youngest leaves the room when it's that time.

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Re: Harry Potter

Post by faaip » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:59 pm

YorkshireSquare wrote:
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Never watched the LOTR films, worth a go?
Not if you love the books..too many inaccuracies, but cracking watch if you've not I'd imagine
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Re: Harry Potter

Post by faaip » Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:00 pm

Re-watched Magical Creatures - the first one - last weekend..Had forgotten a lot of that
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Post by YorkshireSquare » Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:19 pm

faaip wrote:
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Re-watched Magical Creatures - the first one - last weekend..Had forgotten a lot of that

Watched the second one again the other day, lot going on in that one too. Almost bridging the first to the remainder of the series.
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Re: Harry Potter

Post by gessa » Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:20 pm

YorkshireSquare wrote:
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Never watched the LOTR films, worth a go?

Only read the Hobbit so not had the problem of comparing the films to the books.
Loved the films. Better on the big screen

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Re: Harry Potter

Post by 1964white » Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:32 pm

faaip wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:52 pm
CoS is the second one of course ..you really need to see Philosopher's Stone asap 64..
Hopefully see them all Faaip :tup:

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Re: Harry Potter

Post by NorfolkWhite » Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:11 pm

faaip wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:59 pm
Not if you love the books..too many inaccuracies, but cracking watch if you've not I'd imagine
LOTR is a stunning piece of work, even if that genre is not your thing it is fantastically well written, the impeccably crafted genealogy is a work of genius on it’s own, I’d recommend anyone to read it. OTOH, never been a massive fan of HP - but must confess I’ve never read the books so I’m just going off the movies, enjoyed the films but they always seemed a bit one dimensional to me and never inspired me to read them.
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Re: Harry Potter

Post by NorfolkWhite » Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:13 pm

gessa wrote:
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Only read the Hobbit so not had the problem of comparing the films to the books.
Loved the films. Better on the big screen
If you enjoyed the Hobbit in any way give LOTR a read mate.

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Re: Harry Potter

Post by gessa » Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:18 pm

NorfolkWhite wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:13 pm
If you enjoyed the Hobbit in any way give LOTR a read mate.

Have to admit of not being much of a reader, never seem to be able to dedicate enough time, especially for the commitment lotr books would take. If I chill it's to music not reading, If I read I usually fall asleep by the 6th page :)

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Re: Harry Potter

Post by NorfolkWhite » Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:27 pm

gessa wrote:
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Have to admit of not being much of a reader, never seem to be able to dedicate enough time, especially for the commitment lotr books would take. If I chill it's to music not reading, If I read I usually fall asleep by the 6th page :)
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LOTR could be a long read then :lol:

Used to travel in to Leeds on the train for work which left me 30 mins each way - amazing what you can get through in that hour a day. Don’t read anywhere near as much these days, should make more effort really.

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Re: Harry Potter

Post by faaip » Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:30 pm

NorfolkWhite wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:11 pm
LOTR is a stunning piece of work, even if that genre is not your thing it is fantastically well written, the impeccably crafted genealogy is a work of genius on it’s own, I’d recommend anyone to read it. OTOH, never been a massive fan of HP - but must confess I’ve never read the books so I’m just going off the movies, enjoyed the films but they always seemed a bit one dimensional to me and never inspired me to read them.
Rift War saga by Feist, Memory Sorrow and Thorn by Williams, The really dark, Fionavar Tapastry by Gavriel Kaye and finally the series that starts with the Daggerspell book by Katherine Kerr ( a really engrossing 12 book series that weaves so many stories) are worth reading too. Currently rereading the 850 page Magician which is the first in the Rift War saga. First time in 30 years
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