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The Potter Pensieve – GoF Film Commentary

Friday, November 30th, 2012 | Author: Adam

The Pensievers are finally back with the long-awaited Goblet of Fire commentary! Grab some popcorn and soda, sit back and enjoy the film!

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NEW EPISODE! The Potter Pensieve # 24 – GoF Chapters 30-33

Thursday, October 20th, 2011 | Author: Adam

PPP is back once again for another roundtable discussion of the infamous Harry Potter series! Sorry for the delay! we’ve had very busy schedules!
This week Thio, Sarah, Adam and Emily delve into chapters 30 – 33 of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and tackle topics such as:

-Dumbledore planned Harry’s journey into the Pensieve
-Movie 6 Pensieve VS Movie 4!
-A direct statement that Harry is a horcrux! How could we have missed this?
-Why Mrs. Weasley believes gossip magazines!
-What if the whole series had been based on Neville?
Listen next episode as we discuss the thrilling conclusion to book 4! Order of the Phoenix begins in early November!

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The Potter Pensieve #23 – Chapters 26-29

Sunday, September 11th, 2011 | Author: Adam

Hey! PPP is back! Sorry for the delay! Lives have been fairly “hectic” recently. Adam has now moved to University!  This episode Thio, Sarah and Adam delve into some more Goblet of Fire discussion with topics such as:
-Harry doesn’t think through things…it can be frustrating!
-Is Harry getting through the Task merely on luck?
-Skeeter’s cunning ways
-Some more excellent foreshadowing from Rowling!
-Ron’s first real argument with the Weasley twins… and TONS more!
Stay tuned and enjoy the show!

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The Potter Pensieve Podcast #22 – GoF Chapters 23-25

Thursday, July 21st, 2011 | Author: Adam

What’s up listeners! We decided to record this episode on spur of the moment, in realization that between our two DH discussion shows, there would be A LOT of empty days! So, this ep we discuss chapters 23-25 of Goblet of Fire. And special “welcome” and “thanks” to Marcel Schaer for being a guest on the show, and dazzling us with his awesome music! This episode, we discuss topics such as:
-Ron needs to fight with Hermione in order to become a man!
-Dobby, an inspiration to all future house elves.
-Rock Music? In Harry Potter? Hmm..
-Hagrid’s emotional insecurity.
-Could Dumbledore have made Moody’s eye?
And loads more!

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The Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare

Wednesday, June 08th, 2011 | Author: Rhea

Hi everyone! Sorry I haven’t posted for a while. I thought that the topic of this post could be something that has been discussed quite a lot in the last few episodes of the podcast- SPEW.

I’d like to politely disagree with something that has been said on the podcast about SPEW. I don’t believe that the idea of SPEW is completely wrong. I actually think that the cause is pretty valid.

At the Quidditch World Cup, Hermione gets very shocked when she sees Amos Diggory addressing Winky as ‘elf’. She also gets upset when she sees Barty Crouch Senior’s treatment of Winky, although she doesn’t know the real circumstances that lead to that treatment. She dislikes the fact that house elves believe that they are inferior to human beings. So I think her real cause in making SPEW is to make sure that house elves are treated with kindness and respect and are given importance in the wizarding world. This cause is completely justified especially at the end of the Order of the Phoenix with Kreacher’s betrayal of Sirius. When Sirius lived at Grimmauld Place, he didn’t treat Kreacher with kindness and didn’t give him any real importance, which Bellatrix and Narcissa did when Kreacher went to the Malfoys. Thus, Kreacher had no qualms about betraying Sirius.

However, Hermione did make mistakes with her method of working where SPEW was concerned. Going into the kitchens and trying to convince the house elves to rebel was not a good idea at all. She failed to understand the mindset of the house elves and their belief that getting freedom is one of the worst possible things that could happen to them.

JK Rowling said in an interview about Hermione and SPEW-“…a growing-up thing is that in fact she [Hermione] blunders towards the very people she’s trying to help. She offends them.” “She thinks it’s so easy. It’s part of what I was saying before about the growing process, of realizing you don’t have quite as much power as you think you might have and having to accept that. Then you learn that it’s hard work to change things and that it doesn’t happen overnight. Hermione thinks she’s going to lead them to glorious rebellion in one afternoon and then finds out the reality is very different….”


The Potter Pensieve #19 – GoF Chapters 12-14 + Trailer Talk!

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011 | Author: Adam

It’s early May and the PPP is out with a jam-packed episode! This week we discuss the brand new and very epic Harry Potter trailer, and we conclude with chapters 12, 13 and 14 of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire!

This week we discuss topics such as:

-Tales of the untold Professors

-Are students too young to be learning the Unforgivable Curses?

-Hermione? Off to the library? Give me a break!

-The Weasley Twins’ cleverness,  and loads more!

Note: Apologies for Adam’s audio. It is quiet seeing as he was trying a new microphone.

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The Potter Pensieve #18 – GoF Chapters 8-11

Sunday, April 17th, 2011 | Author: Adam

The full gang is back for another awesome episode of The Potter Pensieve Podcast! This episode is crammed with new discussion as we see to the many, many, many different events that happen throughout these next four chapters of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire! This episode we cover topics such as:
-Are the Malfoys innately evil?
-We give a personal message to Mike Newel regarding the fourth film.
-We hate Krum!
-Rita Skeeter: Media, even in the muggle world, is almost always WRONG.
-Stop harassing Mrs. Weasley!
-Why are bullies (Draco) the way they are?
And loads more!

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The Potter Pensieve #17 – GoF Chapters 4-7

Saturday, March 26th, 2011 | Author: Adam

Hey we’re back with more analysis of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire! This week we cover chapters 4-7 of the story, and discuss topics such as: wizards in a timewarp, the Weasely Twin Oddities, Harry’s “undiscovered” family, a variety of different memory-wipers, the foolish directing of the GoF film, and tons more!

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The Potter Pensieve #16 – GoF Chapters 1-3

Saturday, March 12th, 2011 | Author: Adam

Thio, Adam, and Emily in the recording session this week to bring you the opening of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire! Topics arise, such as:

-The darkest book so far?

-What body is Voldemort in?

-Some speculation on Frank Bryce’s unfair death.

-A bit of religion, anyone? ;)

-Some “killer” Dudley comparisons, and loads more!

Also, we receive a special email from Hollie who has been away recently!

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The Battle of Good and Evil?

Saturday, November 06th, 2010 | Author: Kim

If someone asked me to define the main theme of the Harry Potter series, I would say this: Do what is right over what is easy.

Now, you could say there are multiple themes running throughout the series.  Love triumps over all.  Friendship is worth its weight in gold.  I could go on, picking out themes and purposes and meanings for this series.  But for me, it has always been the battle of good versus evil.  Choosing what is right, even when it is hard.  And Harry Potter has never disappointed, at least not in the books.

For this reason, I have some serious beef with the fourth film, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.  In the end, when Harry and Cedric are battling it out, trying to reach the cup, Harry’s ability to always do good falters.  He has to think about whether or not to save Cedric when he is being taken by the maze.

I remember seeing this movie for the first time.  When Harry stopped, looked at the Cup, then back at Cedric, then back at the cup, I was shocked.  Harry has never debated about doing what is right.  He has never stopped to think about whether he should help someone in need or travel on to his own personal glory.  He’s never worried about trouble or fame or his own selfish wants.  That is what makes Harry Potter such a wonderful character.  He never lets us down.  He stays true to what he believes in and stands for.