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Harry Potter Movie Week = Harry Potter Meme

Rank the books.
1. Half-Blood Prine

But he understood at last what Dumbledore had been trying to tell him. It was, he thought, the difference between being dragged into the arena to face a battle to the death and walking into the arena with your head held high. Some people, perhaps, would say that there was little to choose between the two ways, but Dumbledore knew — and so do I, thought Harry, with a rush of fierce pride, and so did my parents — that there was all the difference in the world.

I go back and forth between this one and the third and I might call The Prisoner of Azkaban the ‘best’ of the books. It is brilliantly plotted, beautifully poignant, and can stand alone outside the series. But six is my favourite. All my favourite characters have a role, it builds wonderfully to its climax, and it is crafted as much as written — like Prisoner of Azkaban and a welcome return after how overworked Order of the Phoenix feels. Every one of the books has its merits and moments but Half-Blood Prince is my favourite.

2. Prisoner of Azkaban
3. Deathly Hallows
4. Sorcerer’s Stone
5. Goblet of Fire
6. Order of the Phoenix
7. Chamber of Secrets

Rank the movies.

1. Goblet of Fire

This film, more than any of the others, had me saying “I need to watch it again! Right now!” after my first viewing. Harry’s ultimate journey can be summed up in the one he takes in this film: from his wide-eyed smile when he enters the Weasley’s wonderful tent and says “I love magic” to the moment he sets his jaw and steps from behind the grave to meet Voldemort straight on.

2. Prisoner of Azkaban
3. Half-Blood Prince
4. Deathly Hallows Part 1
5. Order of the Phoenix
6. Sorcerer’s Stone
7. Chamber of Secrets

TBD: Deathly Hallows Part 2
(The middle three switch around a lot tbh.)

5 Favourite characters.

1. Narcissa Malfoy
2. Ginny Weasley
3. Severus Snape
4. Fleur Delacour
5. Luna Lovegood

1. Hermione Granger
2. Ron Weasley
3. Bellatrix Lestrange
4. Luna Lovegood
5. Barty Crouch Jr.

5 Favourite ships.

1. Lily/Snape (Always.)
2. Harry/Hermione
3. Ron/Luna
4. Ginny/Draco
5. James/Sirius

What character would you say you are most like?

Ginny Weasley

“…size is no guarantee of power,” said George. “Look at Ginny.”

Your Hogwarts house.

Gryffindor or Slytherin

Would you rather own The Invisibility Cloak, The Resurrection Stone or The Elder Wand?

The Resurrection Stone for all the reasons Harry wants it.

Out of all the characters that died, if you could bring one back, who would it be?

Regulus Black.

Nineteen years later. Are you happy how it turned out, or do you wish something was different?


Do you prefer the books or films?

I don’t compare them so I can enjoy both.

If you had to meet one member of the cast, who would it be?

Oh, if I had to — Emma Watson. I have met Alan Rickman. And Fiona Shaw.

Any particular scenes you wished would have been put in the movie but it wasn’t?

Snape’s Worst Memory and Kreacher’s Tale

Any particular scenes that are better in the movie?

Nearly everything about Ron and Neville is better in the movies. I love the end of PoA when Sirius has Dumbledore’s line that Harry’s parents are alive in him.

Your favorite quote:

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”


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