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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Nope, Frodo wasn't in it, but it sure was good....

Posted on 2005.10.16 at 00:16


mechtild at 2005-10-24 15:14 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Lifted from absolute wickedness

part two

As for film Sirius and Remus, I did like those actors very much in their roles, although I will agree that Gary Oldman lacked the height, looks and presence of book Sirius, who was described as your basic "tall, dark and handsome" sort of youth and man.

As for the relationships in the book, Harry has always seemed to me to be unsuited to anything vaguely romantic. Not that I see him as an asexual character, just that he wouldn't really be able to devote himself to a long term relationship when his attention is mainly focused on Voldemort. As for Draco, I think of him in much the same way, although for different reasons.

I also see Harry as too consumed with his mission to go mucking about with romance with anyone: Ginny, Draco or Dobby the house elf. Even for a teenaged boy, he has seemed all along remarkably uninterested in sex of any sort. His little "awakening" seeing Ginny in the midst of necking was an "ah ha" moment for him, not just about Ginny but about feeling desire generally, I thought.

I always thought that if anything romantic were to happen for him it would be with Ginny, as a sort of Romeo and Juliet type of romance. Servant of the dark Lord and daughter of blood traitors.

I thought it would be Ginny simply because she had had a crush on him for so long. Like in old films like, "It's a Wonderful Life" or "The Robe", difficult heroes often end up with women who had loved them from childhood. It's sort of a literary guarantee of groundedness or permanency; something like that. I simply have not found the way Rowling has worked it out in 5 and 6 convincing, because I am unpersuaded by shy, faithful Ginny's morph into Action Hero girl. Where the heck did that come from?

~ Mechtild
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