History Film / HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince

11th Jun '17 12:32:59 AM NightShade96
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory / ArtisticLicenseGeography: Despite being set in 1996-97, they manage to destroy the Millennium Bridge, which wasn't started until 1998.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory / ArtisticLicenseGeography: ArtisticLicenseHistory: Despite being set in 1996-97, they manage to destroy the Millennium Bridge, which wasn't started until 1998.
11th Jun '17 12:32:34 AM NightShade96
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* AdaptationalHeroism: Subplots involving Ron's insecurity and Cormac Maclaggen's bossiness were cut for time, leaving Ron without much of a character arc and Cormac as a mere DesignatedVillain.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: AdaptationalNiceGuy: Subplots involving Ron's insecurity and Cormac Maclaggen's [=MacLaggen=]'s bossiness were cut for time, leaving Ron without much of a character arc and Cormac as a mere DesignatedVillain.
5th Jun '17 12:38:51 PM xcountryguy
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** The scene where Dumbledore explains what the Horcruxes might be is cut. In the following films (most notably when Harry searches for Hufflepuff's cup), Harry has a sort of "[[ComicBook/SpiderMan spider-sense]]" (presumably from [[spoiler: his holding a Horcrux within his body]]) that helps him find the unknown Horcruxes.

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** The scene where Dumbledore explains what the Horcruxes might be is cut. In the following films (most notably when Harry searches for Hufflepuff's cup), Harry has a sort of "[[ComicBook/SpiderMan spider-sense]]" (presumably from [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his holding a Horcrux within his body]]) that helps him find the unknown Horcruxes.



* ADeathInTheLimelight: [[spoiler: Michael Gambon as Dumbledore gets the largest presence in the movies and its promotion (see the above poster) as befitting his final living role in the series.]]

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* ADeathInTheLimelight: [[spoiler: Michael [[spoiler:Michael Gambon as Dumbledore gets the largest presence in the movies and its promotion (see the above poster) as befitting his final living role in the series.]]



-->'''Snape''': You dare use my own spells against me, Potter? Yes...[[spoiler: ''I'm'' the Half-Blood Prince.]]

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-->'''Snape''': You dare use my own spells against me, Potter? Yes...[[spoiler: ''I'm'' [[spoiler:''I'm'' the Half-Blood Prince.]]



-> ''[[TearJerker Severus...please...]]''

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-> ''[[TearJerker Severus... please...]]''
2nd Apr '17 1:22:00 AM NightShade96
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* SighOfLove: Ron is sighing while looking at the moon, after having eaten several chocolates that have been spiked with {{love potion}} and were intended for Harry.
20th Mar '17 10:18:14 PM LBHills
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* AdaptationalHeroism: A minor example for both Ron and Cormac. In the book, Cormac is not at all sympathetic and wasn't a team player at all, being condescending and rude to everyone. And when he replaced Ron after Ron is poisoned, he quickly tries taking over not just the Keeper positioned, but Harry's role as captain as well. He then cracks Harry's skull with a Beater's bat that he had illegally grabbed off his fellow teammate and then cost them the match. As for Ron, he gets really nasty as his nerves and inferiority complex start acting up again, which is made worse when he sees Ginny and Dean kissing and finds out that Hermione might have kissed Krum. It gets worse and he starts dating Lavender specifically to make Hermione jealous. He gets better, though and apologizes. These are both cut from the movie.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: A minor example for both Ron Subplots involving Ron's insecurity and Cormac. In the book, Cormac is not at all sympathetic Maclaggen's bossiness were cut for time, leaving Ron without much of a character arc and wasn't a team player at all, being condescending and rude to everyone. And when he replaced Ron after Ron is poisoned, he quickly tries taking over not just the Keeper positioned, but Harry's role Cormac as captain as well. He then cracks Harry's skull with a Beater's bat that he had illegally grabbed off his fellow teammate and then cost them the match. As for Ron, he gets really nasty as his nerves and inferiority complex start acting up again, which is made worse when he sees Ginny and Dean kissing and finds out that Hermione might have kissed Krum. It gets worse and he starts dating Lavender specifically to make Hermione jealous. He gets better, though and apologizes. These are both cut from the movie. mere DesignatedVillain.



* AscendedExtra: Ginny, who goes from minor character to a rather vital person in Harry's life. A common complaint of the book is that this happens too much in a "tell, don't show" manner, so the film tries to temper this by giving her more individual scenes with Harry.

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* AscendedExtra: Ginny, who goes from minor character to a rather vital person in Harry's life. A common complaint of the book is that this happens too much in a "tell, don't show" manner, so the film tries to temper this by giving her character more individual scenes with Harry.development (and more time around Harry).



* ConverseWithTheUnconscious: Played with hilariously. When Ron is unconscious from a poisoning, Lavender Brown (who he had been dating) rushes to his bedside. She starts to call his name, which causes him to stir...and croak out Hermione's name. Cue Lavender running away in tears, while Hermione takes her place sitting by Ron. After Ron recovers, he thinks that this was just a dream and has no idea why Lavender is angry with him.

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* ConverseWithTheUnconscious: Played with hilariously. When Ron is unconscious from a poisoning, Lavender Brown (who he had been dating) rushes to his bedside. She starts to call his name, which causes him to stir... and croak out Hermione's name. Cue Lavender running away runs off in furious tears, while Hermione takes her place sitting by Ron. After Ron recovers, he thinks that this was just a dream and has no idea why Lavender is angry with him.



* ADeathInTheLimelight: [[spoiler: Michael Gambon as Dumbledore gets the largest presence in the movies and its' promotion (see the above poster) as befitting his final living role in the series.]]

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* ADeathInTheLimelight: [[spoiler: Michael Gambon as Dumbledore gets the largest presence in the movies and its' its promotion (see the above poster) as befitting his final living role in the series.]]



* DemotedToExtra: Tonks and Lupin only appear in one scene despite having a sub-plot in the book, though here, the sub-plot has already occurred offscreen, and they're already together.

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* DemotedToExtra: Tonks and Lupin only appear in one scene despite having - mainly to establish that they have become a sub-plot in couple since ''Order of the book, though here, the sub-plot has already occurred offscreen, and they're already together.Phoenix.''



* GoodLuckCharm: The Felix Felicis potion, literally good luck in a bottle. It also apparently has side effects, as Harry after taking it both loses his inner monologue and develops a nasty case of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

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* GoodLuckCharm: The Felix Felicis potion, literally good luck in a bottle. It also apparently has side effects, as Harry after taking it both loses his inner monologue and develops a nasty case of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.Disorder and a tendency to blurt things out.



** Harry, after imbibing some Felix Felicis

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** Harry, after imbibing some Felix Felicis Felicis, is wrapped in euphoria.



** Ron on love potion.

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** Ron on Ron's consumption of the love potion.potion leaves him cheerily deranged.



* LastMinuteHookup: A carry-over from the book; the movie rectifies this a bit by expanding Ginny's screen time and giving her more scenes alone with Harry, but in the end it can still come across as this.
* MexicanStandoff: On the Astronomy Tower during the climax, Draco and his compatriots have their wands on Dumbledore and Harry has his wand on Draco. Then Snape appears and pulls his wand on Harry.

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* LastMinuteHookup: A carry-over from the book; the movie rectifies this a bit by expanding Ginny's screen time and giving her more The opening scenes alone with build a rapport between Ginny and Harry, but in setting up their romance with a bit more grace than the end it can still come across as this.
novel.
* MexicanStandoff: On the Astronomy Tower during the climax, Draco and his compatriots have their wands on Dumbledore and Harry (unseen by the rest) has his wand on Draco. Then Snape appears and pulls his wand on Harry.



* NoOntologicalInertia: In a brilliant bit of AdaptationExpansion, the movie uses this to discuss Slughorn's relationship with Lily Potter.

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* NoOntologicalInertia: In a brilliant bit of AdaptationExpansion, the movie uses this such a detail to discuss make Professor Slughorn's 'proud teacher' relationship with the late Lily Potter.Potter into a warm emotional moment for the calculating old glutton.



* TheReveal: By Snape, oddly enough.

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* TheReveal: By Snape, oddly enough.Snape is furious at Harry (for a different reason than usual) when he makes it:



* SceneryPorn: The entire film pretty much. Most memorable being the shot of Dumbledore and Harry's arrival outside the cave where Voldemort has hidden the horcrux. With the camera panning up to show waves battering against the cliffs, accompanied by the haunting soundtrack.
* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: Dumbledore apparates with Harry from the top of the astronomy tower, something it was repeatedly pointed out in the books was impossible.

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* SceneryPorn: The entire film pretty much. Most memorable being the shot of Dumbledore and Harry's arrival outside the cave where Voldemort has hidden the horcrux.Horcrux. With the camera panning up to show waves battering against the cliffs, accompanied by the haunting soundtrack.
* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: Dumbledore apparates with and Harry from apparate, arriving ''within'' the top of the astronomy tower, Hogwarts grounds, something it was repeatedly pointed out in the books was impossible.impossible. Were it possible, Draco wouldn't have had to fiddle with a Vanishing Cabinet for months to get the Death Eaters in. But Dumbledore hints that there's a special exemption in the defensive barriers for the Headmaster:



'''Dumbledore''': Well, being me...has its privileges.
** In the book, Harry and Dumbledore walk into Hogsmeade, passing the Three Broomsticks as they go. There are book-only plot ramifications for this, but that plot ([[spoiler: Draco has the barmaid Rosmerta under the imperious curse - she passed the necklace to Katie, poisoned the mead intended for Dumbledore, and alerted Draco that Dumbledore had left Hogwarts that night]],) was dropped from the film.

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'''Dumbledore''': Well, being me... has its privileges.
** In the book, Harry and Dumbledore walk into Hogsmeade, passing the Three Broomsticks as they go. There are book-only plot ramifications for this, but that plot ([[spoiler: Draco has the barmaid Rosmerta under the imperious curse - she passed the necklace to Katie, poisoned the mead intended for Dumbledore, and alerted Draco that Dumbledore had left Hogwarts that night]],) was dropped from the film.
privileges.
7th Mar '17 8:57:16 AM SunriseWarrior
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* KarmaHoudini: Harry. In the book, Harry gets detention for the rest of the year for [[spoiler: casting sectumsempra on Draco]]. In the film, there is no punishment, despite Harry getting in trouble for comparatively minor things in previous movies.
** FridgeBrilliance: Because it changes his motivation for getting rid of the Half-Blood Prince's book. In the book, it's the selfish motivation of not wanting Snape to confiscate it, in the movie, however, it's the far more noble reason of not wanting anyone (not even himself) to be tempted by the dark magic in the book.
15th Feb '17 7:17:20 PM JJHIL325
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-->'''Ron''': Believe me, Professor, I've been asking myself the same question for six years.
25th Jan '17 1:26:33 PM lilithmercy
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* RaceLift: In the early films, Lavender Brown's character name was assigned to two different black extras with no lines, though they were never actually identified as such on screen. Lines in the book, which came out after the first 3 films, imply that Lavender has the same skin tone as Ron, and the film runs with this.
26th Dec '16 9:52:21 PM Kalmbach
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** When the trio sit down at the Three Broomsticks, Hermione orders three butterbeers "And put a little ginger in mine".
* ForTheEvulz: Presumably the only reason the Death Eaters torch the Burrow and when Bellatrix Lestrange gleefully torches Hagrid's home.

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** When the trio sit down at the Three Broomsticks, Hermione orders three butterbeers [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar "And put a little ginger in mine".
mine".]]
* ForTheEvulz: Presumably the only reason the Death Eaters torch the Burrow and when Bellatrix Lestrange gleefully torches Hagrid's home.home and blows up the dining hall.
4th Dec '16 6:49:24 AM LarryMullen
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: After Lavender runs out of the infirmary in tears, Dumbledore muses "Ah, to be young and feel love's keen sting." Rowling later mentioned that Dumbledore had a crush on Grindelwald and that a fight where Grindelwald was trying to torture Aberforth eventually led to their sister's death. Dumbldore also held off going after Grindelwald due to his lingering feelings for him until it was obvious he was too powerful for Dumbledore to ignore.
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