I don’t really remember exactly when. I just remember my sister playing “Music Box” for me some years ago. There was something about her sound that was strange to me. I had never heard anything like it before then, but I knew I wanted to hear more.
Her sound is so raw. She’s not wearing a disguise when she sings.
I close my eyes and think that I have found me, but then I feel mortality surround me. I want to sing another melody, so different from the one I always sing.
Name five parts of the Deathly Hallows movies (parts 1 and 2) that you are looking forward to the most.
Five: The Silver Doe/Locket Scene
Four: Gringotts Robbery
Three: Harry’s Death/King’s Cross
Two: The final battle at Hogwarts, in its entirety
One: The Prince’s Tale
Note: I understand that these scenes will be different from the book. I am okay with that, and actually look forward to how the film handles the events. I find that reading these parts makes me feel the most, and I hope that the movies do the same.
“This is a gift. It comes with a price. Who is the lamb and who is the knife? Midas is king and he holds me so tight, and turns me to gold in the sunlight.”—Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up), Florence + the Machine
Does it bother you that the movies differ from the books?
Not usually. I realize that they cannot possibly include every event in the book in the corresponding movie - it’d be twelve hours long. I like to think of them as seperate entities. As in, I love the books compared to other books, and the movies compared to other movies.
Of course, the books will always be “better” than the movies, in that you become much more invested in the characters and get much more information and explanation.
But the movies sure are entertaining, to say the least.
Which character to you think was best cast in the movies?
There are so many, I can’t just pick one. The trio was very well casted, I think. I also love Alan Rickman as Snape, Emma Thompson as Trelawney, and Ralph Fiennes as Voldemort.
Come to think of it, Ralph Fiennes is absolutely brilliant. He gives me chills, he’s so terrifying. He definitely puts on a frighteningly realistic performance.
Also, sometimes I feel like Michael Gambon doesn’t quite portray Dumbledore as we would like him to be portrayed. He seems almost too intense at times. He’s definitely done some things very well (the cave scene, in particular, blew me away). But when he yells at Harry, I get confused. Sometimes I like to imagine how Richard Harris might have been in the later films, had he not passed away. It saddens me. I think he would have been wonderful.