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Just for fun... secret messages in the HBP movie - The Phantom Librarian
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Just for fun... secret messages in the HBP movie
Remember back in the old days, before we had all of canon, how we'd all try to find hidden clues in the movies and everything else?

Well, I spotted one. Yes, of course.

The movie was obviously suggesting that Narcissa Malfoy was a Hufflepuff. Why else was she wearing a dead badger on her head?

It may also have been hinting at a Bella/Dumbledore ship. They did use first names, after all. ;p

What else was there?
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kikei From: kikei Date: July 23rd, 2009 02:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oooh, how about Snape secretly enrolling in a healing course, given that in the first film he was injured by Fluffy and couldn't fix his leg, but in this film he seemed quite adept at healing Draco's wounds?
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: July 23rd, 2009 02:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
You're right! I bet they expected us all to think it was just because he made up that spell, but I'll bet it'll turn out to be the Healer thing later. ;p
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From: severely_lupine Date: July 23rd, 2009 03:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Why else was she wearing a dead badger on her head?

LOL But of course.

Well, I can't think of anything funny, but if I'd only watched the movies and hadn't read the books, I wouldn't at all think that Snape was evil. (Okay, I didn't think that anyway, but a lot of people did, and Rowling certainly tried to lead us in that direction. The movie doesn't even bother trying.)
tree_and_leaf From: tree_and_leaf Date: July 23rd, 2009 04:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Going on Snape's cassock and gown combo - Snape is sekritly an Anglican priest.
sgt_majorette From: sgt_majorette Date: July 23rd, 2009 05:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Snape's a Jesuit. That's been obvious from the first book.
sgt_majorette From: sgt_majorette Date: July 23rd, 2009 05:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Old ladies (okay, that actress was originally slated to play Bella, but still) wear dead animals on their heads.

Augusta Longbottom wears a dead vulture on her head.

Oh, the FreeBird wandraising moment at the end...

Edited at 2009-07-23 05:17 pm (UTC)
tdu000 From: tdu000 Date: July 23rd, 2009 10:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Blimey, you are putting us over-forties in our place! LOL! Hen McCory is forty , which seems quite youngish to have a sixteen year old sone. And she's two years younger than Helena Bonham-Carter.
gehayi From: gehayi Date: July 23rd, 2009 05:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Dumbledore is secretly a fan of film noir, and owns his own fog machine.

sgt_majorette From: sgt_majorette Date: July 23rd, 2009 05:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
...and he doesn't dry it thoroughly or use a tablespoonful of bleach when he cleans it, because it oozes black slime mold instead of nice clean gray smoke.
kinderjedi From: kinderjedi Date: July 23rd, 2009 06:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
The movie was obviously suggesting that Narcissa Malfoy was a Hufflepuff. Why else was she wearing a dead badger on her head?

And here I was thinking that was a secret homage to Cruella de Vil.
coralphish From: coralphish Date: July 23rd, 2009 08:26 pm (UTC) (Link)

The movie was obviously suggesting that Narcissa Malfoy was a Hufflepuff. Why else was she wearing a dead badger on her head?


Perhaps it was just a reminder for Hufflpuffs not to mess with her. Someone had to actually kill that mascot for her to wear it...as an example? :)
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: July 23rd, 2009 08:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I like it. Very dark. Maybe she did it herself, to threaten the Sorting Hat when it tried to put Draco there!
darth_pipes From: darth_pipes Date: July 23rd, 2009 11:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wasn't one popular theory that Dumbledore was really an older Ron?
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: July 23rd, 2009 11:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's true. Maybe that's why Ron was so out of it in the last scene--they filmed it in the place where he would die in the future, and he's figured that out, and is moved to silence by his own impending doom.

(Although, given the Grindelwald line, Hermione may have some heartbreak in her future.)
From: (Anonymous) Date: July 24th, 2009 03:24 am (UTC) (Link)
Actually, remember the memory where Dumbledore meets Tom for the first time and tells him about the school for people who are "different" like him? I was just waiting for him to mention the X-men.

Obviously, this is setting up the sequel where we find out Dumbledore didn't really die, although he has been confined to a wheelchair. McGonagall sent him to the U.S. (probably while he was still unconscious and couldn't argue) to recover. He had to use an alias (Professor X came first, making up a name to go with the letter came later). Someone (probably McGonagall while he was unconscious) shaved his hair and beard off under the theory that no one would expect to Dumbledore to adopt the Voldemort look.

Of course, McGonagall actually thought he'd be able to stay out of trouble. After all, she didn't let him take his wand, and what could even Dumbledore do when he's limited to wandless things like Legilimency?

And let's not talk about the trouble when a certain phoenix finally found him.

Ellen
From: (Anonymous) Date: August 22nd, 2009 06:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
I giggled all through the scene at Snape's place. Everyone must have thought me crazy (more so than usual, anyway) and it's all your fault! Dead badger, indeed. (And then I could barely explain what was so funny, because I couldn't remember what "badger" was in my native language. The shame!)

~Hermione Stranger~
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