Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

  1. VKALFIERI

    VKALFIERI From a land down under.

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    ICYMI the internet has gone into a bit of a tizzy over the novelization of the Harry Potter play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

    I'm not even excited.

    I enjoyed the originals; but this just doesn't interest me.
     
  2. Brian G Turner

    Brian G Turner He's a very naughty boy! Staff Member

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    VKALFIERI From a land down under.

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    Isn't it a script book of the play rather than a novelisation?
     
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    Ray McCarthy Sentient Marmite: The Truth may make you fret.

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    It sounded like the script.
     
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    Ray McCarthy Sentient Marmite: The Truth may make you fret.

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    VKALFIERI From a land down under.

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    So....it's literally not even proper. It's basically fan fiction with the original author's name attached to sell "tickets".

    How very vile.
     
  8. Ray McCarthy

    Ray McCarthy Sentient Marmite: The Truth may make you fret.

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    No, It's not Fan fiction. It's a play script with extra JK Rowlings ideas, editing input and approval. Fan fiction has none of thouse
     
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    Caledfwlch I am not a Geek, I am a Level 22 Warrior!

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    There is absolutely nothing wrong with allowing other Authors to produce works for a particular franchise, as long as they keep within the spirit and characterisation of the world involved.

    I would like to see JK licence books set in the HP world, prequels, durings and futures, and I have debated over this, I think those in opposition tend to see JK as having too strong a desire for control over her work to allow this, yet this is exactly what she did for the movies.
    When negotiating the movie licence, she had her little list of demands and gaining the licence was completely based on accepting those demands, which included, the films must be made in the UK with a UK cast, and Hagrid had to be played by Robbie Coltraine - I would not be surprised if she also insisted on Alan Rickman for Snape.

    So there is no reason why she could not do the same with books - creating a little "bible" that all books must stick too, like for example, if a book involves Harry himself, then Harry must never kill, he never did in the original series, and even 10 years later post Deathly Hallows, despite being not only an Auror, but at only age 27, Head of the Aurors department, I doubt he kills but brings live bodies back for trial - if he was unable to kill even the people who murdered his parents, his friends, he is unlikely to change.

    Mind you, that is one thing never explored or detailed in the books - DO or Did Aurors such as Mad Eye use the unforgivable curses if unable to take a dark wizard/witch down by less violent means?
     
  10. Ray McCarthy

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    Leslie Charteris (The Saint novels) did this. The books were often published under his name.
    See also Bobbsey Twins, Hardy Boys, etc (many series) by Stratemeyer Syndicate. He gave the authors outlines.
     
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    Anushka Mokosh Matryona Marzanna

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    I wish I had a chance to see it, but seeing I don't live all that near London, that is quite unlikely.
     
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    Don't know if anyone here got around to reading the Cursed Child, but I had so wondered if anyone wanted to discuss it? (Checking first in case people are booked to see the play and don't want any spoilers!)
     
  14. Steven Sorrels

    Steven Sorrels Minister of Human-Banana Relations

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    I read it. It was ok, but it definitely felt like they rushed through good chunks of the story. I did enjoy the twist about 3/4s of the way through, and the end was fairly solid. I also loved some of the cameos, one of which pulled at my heartstrings...
     
  15. Anushka Mokosh

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    I read some bits about the plot online.

    If half of that is correct, I no longer regret being unable to see it.
     
  16. Brian G Turner

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    My daughter is outraged that Harry has effectively become a civil servant, rather than become a teacher at Hogwarts. I mean, he's only the guy who defeated He Who Cannot Be Named...
     
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