Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
It was super-fun to re-read The Chamber of Secrets, as this is one of my favorite installments of the series. I remember thinking that the film for book 2 deviated from the book more than the first one did. And while that's true, it was more true than I remembered it being. Especially with the dialogue. I swear every line in the film came straight with the book, which is really cool.
And, after seeing the films so much, I totally picture most of the actors. Especially Kenneth Branaugh as Lockheart. He did such a great job! And I don't think anyone but David Bradley could possibly be Mr. Filch. :D
"When Filch wasn't guarding the scene of the crime, he was skulking red-eyed through the corridors, lunging out at unsuspecting students and trying to put them in detention for things like "breathing loudly" and "looking happy." (pg. 146)LOL.
Some things I enjoyed in the book that are absent from the film include Nearly Headless Nick's "death day party" which included a whole bunch of ghosts and rotting food. (I understand why they would have cut it from the film, as it isn't particularly important to the overall narrative, but it was still a fun scene.) I also would have gotten a kick out of seeing the de-gnoming of the garden. (Again, not super-important, but it would have been entertaining. :D)
Other than that, the story in the book pretty well follows the book. Almost to the letter. And I loved every word of it! Can't wait to dig into book 3.
What was your favorite Harry Potter installment?