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On the pics on Mugglenet from OotP
I disremember the scene where Harry and Sirius went to the laundromat. Enlighten me?
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moonlitwoods From: moonlitwoods Date: March 30th, 2007 03:59 am (UTC) (Link)
LOL! I know. I can't figure it out either. There has to be a logical explanation. Right?
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: March 30th, 2007 04:00 am (UTC) (Link)
Maybe it's a backstage shot, a candid one with Gary Oldman and Dan Radcliffe discussing the script while someone washes Oldman's shirt?
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From: (Anonymous) Date: March 30th, 2007 04:16 am (UTC) (Link)
If they're trying to show a scene at #12 or any other time Harry talks to Sirius (instead of talking through the fire he talks through the rinse cycle?), they messed up by not making it some kind of old fashioned, semi-magical looking laundrey, like we've come to expect.

If it really is a scene from the movie, I'd guess it's when Harry is reading a letter from Sirius and it's played out with an "imagined" Sirius beside him, as if he's right there giving advice.

Although the Dursleys never struck me as the sort to use a laundromat. But maybe it's different in the UK? Or maybe even different parts of the US? I'd always thought of a washing machine as something you got about the time you got your own house. If it has the same connotations in the UK, I'd expect the Dursleys to be very obsessed about not being seen going to the laundromat.

While it's true they stick Harry with a lot of the work, I also doubt that Aunt Petunia would trust his ability to remove tricky stains or not turn the whites pink - something even ordinary mortals have, alas, been known to do.

shake_n_shimmy From: shake_n_shimmy Date: March 30th, 2007 04:23 am (UTC) (Link)
When I first saw that I immediately thought they were in Kings Cross, like a waiting room, but then I went "Naahhh...they wouldn't have Sirius walking out in the open...right?"

Butttt who knows, a laundromat would be funny, the twins would have such a blast haha
From: (Anonymous) Date: March 30th, 2007 04:28 am (UTC) (Link)
No, I think it might actually be at Kings Cross--wasn't there a set report or something that said Sirius changed out of Snuffles-form at the station and gave Harry the old Order photo? Hopefully I'm remembering wrong, or there goes canon once again.
Obviously the crumple-horned snorkacks stole Sirius' shirt.
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gloryforever From: gloryforever Date: March 30th, 2007 04:24 am (UTC) (Link)

I'd love to think that it's a behind-the-scenes shot but ... doesn't Dan appear to be holding what looks like very old parchment?

But I guess we can expect just about anything from the people who brought us Tom Marvolo Riddle's tombstone.
tdu000 From: tdu000 Date: March 30th, 2007 04:37 am (UTC) (Link)
I thought it was a fireplace not a washing machine, so that people could floo into the waiting room at Platform 9 3/4. It isn't deep enough to be a washing machine. I don't know why they made all the seats so plasticky though. I would imagine such a waiting room to have old, rather shabby Victorian-style seats, in keeping with the steam engine.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: March 30th, 2007 04:41 am (UTC) (Link)
I was looking at the things under the London poster, which appear to be open coin-op washing machines. I agree that the thing directly behind them is either a fireplace or a brick decoration made to look like one. Or maybe the arch over a door. But the plastic chairs and those empty coin-op machines? Just don't look like anyplace I'd anticipate seeing Sirius.
eir_de_scania From: eir_de_scania Date: March 30th, 2007 04:42 am (UTC) (Link)
I DO hope it's a backstage shot...
anais_ninja From: anais_ninja Date: March 30th, 2007 05:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Come on, don't you remember? It was the scene when Sirius was telling Harry how to take a girl's bra off from the front. That piece of paper is a very useful, instructive diagram.

To me, it looks more like a waiting room with a fireplace, but that doesn't ring any bells either.
petitecrivan From: petitecrivan Date: March 30th, 2007 06:15 am (UTC) (Link)
It's not a laundromat...Sirius is trying to relive his days at Hogwarts as the Hufflepuff common room stripper, duh! :P
dalf From: dalf Date: March 30th, 2007 10:10 am (UTC) (Link)
OotP having virtually no plot to speak of (beyond what could be written on the back of my buissness card) is one of the weaker books. However, this makes it perfect for making into a movie. None (but like 2) of the scenes form the book are needed urgently in the movie as long as you get a bunch of them. Most of the confilict is in dreams and in harrys head, they can pace that however they want and they can add scenes however they want.

OotP which is probably my least favorite HP book will be the best movie by far. But, only for those of us that don't mind it being drasticlally diffrent fomr the book in many of the details.

This is like the compairing hte book "The Children of men" with the movie "Children of men". BOth of them are amazing, they tell the same basic story, with the same basic back drop, but ALL of the details are diffrent. Some of the characters are diffrent, hell the ending is diffrent. But I would say the way movie was done is a better movie than the book woudl have been, and the book was a better book.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: March 30th, 2007 01:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
But, only for those of us that don't mind it being drasticlally diffrent fomr the book in many of the details.

That counts me out immediately. I loathe gratuitous changes.
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keestone From: keestone Date: March 30th, 2007 02:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
What I want to know is why they're making Luna look so . . . boringly hollywood normal?

(Also, I want Trelawny's bag, but that's another matter.)
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: March 30th, 2007 03:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
But she's wearing crazy flower-print pants! Just a wild-and-crazy girl, our Luna!
the_gentleman From: the_gentleman Date: March 30th, 2007 05:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think the picture of Pope Harry I is much more baffling. Although, not by much.
shimotsuki From: shimotsuki Date: March 30th, 2007 05:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm quite sure I've read on set reports that Sirius does go along to King's Cross, in human form, to see Harry off, and that's how he gets spotted by the Malfoys. Clearly a terrible, terrible idea on the part of the filmmakers. (Even more terrible than having the Advance Guard consist only of people Harry's never met.)

As for bothering to take the time to make things as canon-compliant as possible -- FernWithy, I strongly suspect that many of your readers respect your fanfic far more than they respect the WB HP movies. Heh.
moeyknight From: moeyknight Date: March 30th, 2007 07:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Kreacher won't do the laundry and it isn't going to do itself! ;)
ella_menno From: ella_menno Date: March 30th, 2007 08:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
*facepalms* At this point, all I can hope is that it isn't as bad as PoA (which stands for "Pink Hoodie of Azkaban," doesn't it?).
cheddartrek From: cheddartrek Date: March 31st, 2007 04:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, I must first say that I agree with Fernwithy in that it looks a bit like a laundromat.

From there, I don't know where to go. I'd say that it is probably an "off the set" shot of Daniel Radcliffe and Crazy Gary Oldman. The main reason is because I can't think of a single why Crazy Gary Oldman should be running about in a robe in the OotP movie. Especially if they are at King's Cross or something. Granted, wearing only a robe in a Laundromat does make sense, but the actual inclusion of a laundromat in the movie? *sigh*

As for the earlier discussion on the movies, I have to say I agree. I understand that in order to adapt a book into a movie, some things need to be changed. Problem is that all too often things that don't really need to be changed GET CHANGED.

The first example that comes to mind is the Count of Monte Cristo. That's my absolute favorite book, and a few years ago they made another movie version of it. They may as well have named the movie "Escape and Vengeance from the Chateau D'If" for all they followed the book. The ending was drastically different from the book, with events turning out almost the opposite in the movie.

The Harry Potter movies aren't that bad of course, but all the little things people mentioned, like putting both twins in Gryffindor, or adding a minor character to play a role that any of the existing characters could have played, or [b]having Hermione *howl* like a werewolf to call the other werewolf to come over, without realizing that would happen despite being Hermione, and on the assumption that a real werewolf doesn't know the difference in a human girl howling and the howl of another werewolf, which for some reason it didn't.[/b] (I really didn't like that bit).

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