Thursday, July 14, 2011

Harry Potter and the Totally Relevant Bloglist

by Brendan Cavanagh

As I sit on my couch all day today in agitated anticipation for the midnight premier of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II, I'm finding it hard to be productive or to focus on any one thing for an extended period of time. In honor of tonight's magical shenanigans, here is a cornucopia of lists and things that run through my mind when I judge the merit of one book / movie from another. Have at it:

Hottest Actresses:

1. Clemence Poesy (Fleur Delacour)

2. Emma Watson (Hermione Granger)

3. Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange)

4. Domhnall Gleason (Bill Weasley)

5. Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood)

Favorite Books:

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

Favorite Movies:

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

In the Order of the Phoenix, the jump cut from the playground to a hand-held camera following Harry & Dudley as they run from the storm is, in my opinion, one of the best-shot scenes of the series.

Best Movie-Ending Song (very, very important):

1. Reunion of Friends by John Williams (Chamber of Secrets)
2. Another Years Ends by Patrick Doyle (Goblet of Fire)
3. Loved Ones & Leaving by Nicholas Hooper (Order of the Phoenix)
4. Mischief Managed! by John Williams (Prisoner of Azkaban)

Who can forget Harry's charming mug plastered across the theater screen?

5. Leaving Hogwarts by John Williams (Sorcerer's Stone)
6. The Friends by Nicholas Hooper (Half-Blood Prince)
7. The Elder Wand by Alexandre Desplat (Deathly Hallows Part I)

There's so much more I could do, but I have to get ready for the premier. And yes, I'm aware it's not 5:00 yet.


  1. Okay well the actress that plays Luna Lovegood is easily the hottest girl of all time.

    Also, I'm seeing the midnight premier tonight after seeing a sum total of 0 of the other movies. I'm feeling somewhere in between confused with myself and semi-excited.

  2. I'm seconding the Evanna Lynch vote.

  3. I'm sorry dude but I have to call you out for misuse of the term "jump cut."