Scrumptious Snippets!

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 | Author: Hollie

After viewing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One at least seven times (I don’t lie), I’ve decided to give a textual play-by-play of my thoughts on poignant snippets and scenes in the film. Perhaps another blogger can continue on where I’ve left off, and we’ll have some fun with it!

Here goes (linear fashion):

Rufus in da house - Love the close-up. It says “We’re sweating it out here.” All business, he is. However shaken, he continues to push forward admirably. I don’t like the way he says “strong” – too much for my brain, but I enjoy his enunciation, especially when he comes to read Dumbledore’s will. Yeah?

Hermoine, when she says “Coming, Mo-om” - It clearly conveys the sadness and finality of what she is about to do.


Snape, workin’ it - The strut! He’s just so fabulous in his billowing cloak, isn’t he? I want to be a screaming fan on the sidelines of the Malfoy’s garden. Picture me: “I love you! You are my world!” Okay, not really, but he gives me goose-bumps, and as a 28-year-old, I would seriously contemplate a bedroom poster if my husband would allow it. Since we are supposed to be grown-ups, only real photos or works of art allowed. But what about his sports memorabilia? He wants a “man cave” when we finally buy. Does that mean I can have a “Potter pen”? That sounds icky. Am I off topic?

Lucius, in his desperate state of affairs - The choked, muted speech; the wincing, the disheveled locks – the curling of the finger at Voldemort’s touch! I can barely watch it. Even after knowing exactly how this scene plays out, I still turtle with irrational fear. I’m terrified that Voldy is going to reach out and bite him. CHOMP! You feel for Lucius here, but all sympathy dissipates after he encourages Draco to reveal Harry’s identity. Twit!

Harry, saying goodbye to his his cupboard under the stairs- Oh, Harry. Look how far you’ve come. For me, the dusty old toy symbolizes a fading memory of “Just Harry”, which holds such meaning for him, yet contrasts wonderfully against “The Chosen One”. Classic.

“Haven’t done that before, have we?” – Ron. The fact that my husband, who is not an avid Potter fan, yet watches the movies with me (incessantly, and without complaint) – laughed out loud at this made me love Ron all the more! Ron’s character is portrayed so charmingly by Rupert, and this line is the beginning of a stand-up performance.

“Just trying to ease the tens-ION!” – Fred. Or George. Whoever you are, you’re ballsy-funny.

Mad-Eye, on his broom-cart apparatus, flying past Harry and Hagrid – Bad-ass! Mad-Eye’s last hurrah makes me want to hop on my four-wheeler and rip down the road, dead serious expression in tact. Rest in Peace, you cantankerous old warrior.

Hagrid’s “look” – After he and Harry land in The Burrow’s swamp, he side-glances Harry with a soft, almost parental expression that only he and Harry would be able to understand. It’s like he’s saying, “Here we are, fighting the old battle.”

Fred and George’s ‘holey humour’ - The twins are endearing here, especially when Fred says “Pathet-ic”, in a wondrously British accent. Without much said, the bond between brothers is sweetly conveyed. If it weren’t for Fred and George, the grimness of defeating Voldy would be unbearably grimmer.

I’ll stop here for now, but if you’ve got any favourite snippets and scenes, post them below!

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  1. Katherine says:

    Great post! I remember all of these moments and I think that I agree with so much. Harry looking in his cupboard the last time, and Hermione with her parents- just made me want to cry in the first few minutes! Especially as Hermione’s “Coming Mum,” is just like me and my mum and it really felt so real. And, like you the knight just brought it home. He has come so far those past 7 years and he barely fitted in the cupboard now. It always makes me wonder if, had none of the Hogwarts stuff happened, if he’d have still lived in there. Scrimgeor at the beginning just made it hit home, you know not everything was OK from the outset.

    I also loved George’s “holey” joke as I reckognised it immediately from the book. I suppose the English accent didn’t make that much of a difference to me, other than it being nice to watch a film where noone has an American accent being a nice change. But then I’m just used to our awesomeness I suppose. No, I’m not serious – to me, the English accent is the most boring in the world!

  2. Hollie says:

    The English accent is the most wonderful! I adore it. Before my life as Scarlett O’Hara’s neighbour, I’m convinced I was a British butler in my past life!

    Thanks for your feedback, Katherine! I hope someone continues with other snippets.

  3. More of a line than a snippet, but in the 7 Potters scene…when Fred and George say “Look! We’re twins!!” Very simple and obvious, but still very funny. Can’t help but laugh at the twins, even in tense situations..

  4. Yes! Haha that’s what I meant. Fantastic.