History Film / HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince

17th Oct '17 8:12:28 AM TPercival
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* OhCrap: McLaggen, after he vomited on Snape's shoes, knowing that Snape is going to give him detention.

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* OhCrap: McLaggen, [=McLaggen=], after he vomited on Snape's shoes, knowing that Snape is going to give him detention.
17th Oct '17 8:12:06 AM TPercival
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* OhCrap: McLaggen, after he vomited on Snape's shoes, knowing that Snape is going to give him detention.
23rd Sep '17 9:56:24 PM JMQwilleran
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* WantedPoster: There are wanted posters for the many escaped Death Eaters, such as [[https://i.pinimg.com/originals/92/3d/1f/923d1faff2c8bcbf44268a9082dbb6e2.jpg this one]] for Bellatrix Lestrange. Note that these Death Eaters escaped about midway through the events of the ''previous'' film but these posters are only just seeing the light of day because the previous regime was more focused on its smear campaign against Harry Potter and Albus Dumbledore.
14th Sep '17 3:22:40 PM fearlessnikki
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* AdaptationExplanationExtrication: Minister of Magic Cornelius Fudge is never shown to be directly dismissed. The Minister of Magic makes no appearance in the sixth movie and the seventh just puts a new Minister in office without explanation, except for the small fact that one of the headlines seen at the end of the fifth film reads "Minister to resign?"

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* AdaptationExplanationExtrication: AdaptationDyeJob:
** Slughorn is strawberry blond in the book (in flashbacks to him as a younger man), but his younger self is black haired in the film.
** Cormac [=MacLaggen=] is the other way around; black haired in the book and blond in the film.
* AdaptationExplanationExtrication:
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Minister of Magic Cornelius Fudge is never shown to be directly dismissed. The Minister of Magic makes no appearance in the sixth movie and the seventh just puts a new Minister in office without explanation, except for the small fact that one of the headlines seen at the end of the fifth film reads "Minister to resign?"



* AdaptationalNiceGuy: 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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* AdaptationalNiceGuy: AdaptationalAttractiveness:
** Cormac [=McLaggen=] is described as wiry and not particularly good-looking in the book. In the film he's more of a PrettyBoy.
** Pansy Parkinson gets a bigger role here than in the other films, and her actress certainly does not have a "face like a pug".
* AdaptationalNiceGuy:
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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.DesignatedVillain.
** Downplayed with Romilda Vane, her attempted date rape aside. In the book she's something of an AlphaBitch, who says mean things about Neville and Luna, and appears to have something of a ClingyJealousGirl nature. None of these traits are shown in the film.
* AdaptedOut:
** The Gaunt family don't appear at all. Flashbacks to them were included in the original script but were cut for time.
** Inverted with Bellatrix. She wasn't among the Death Eaters that came to Hogwarts in the climax, but is in the film.
* AgeLift: Done for the sake of convenience. Romilda Vane was a fourth year in the book, and Katie Bell was a seventh year. Both are in the same year as Harry, and introduced during Slughorn's first Potions class.



* DemotedToExtra: Tonks and Lupin only appear in one scene - mainly to establish that they have become a couple since ''Order of the Phoenix.''

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* DemotedToExtra: DemotedToExtra:
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Tonks and Lupin only appear in one scene - mainly to establish that they have become a couple since ''Order of the Phoenix.''''
** Mrs Cole got a whole chapter's worth of description in the book, serving to explain how Tom Riddle was born in the orphanage. Here she just briefly appears to show Dumbledore his room, and allude to "nasty things".



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Harry has a brief reaction to the ring [[spoiler:foreshadowing the fact that Harry himself is a Horcrux]]. This, and other subtle hints towards the events of ''Deathly Hallows'', are due to this being the first script written where the writers knew how the series ended.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}:
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Harry has a brief reaction to the ring [[spoiler:foreshadowing the fact that Harry himself is a Horcrux]]. This, and other subtle hints towards the events of ''Deathly Hallows'', are due to this being the first script written where the writers knew how the series ended.



** Ron has no lines in the final scene, and is sat a little apart from Harry and Hermione - foreshadowing how he'll temporarily walk out on them in the next film.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** In an early scene with [=McGonagall=], she calls out to an offscreen Roger Davies "that is the ''girls''' lavatory". She has a very disapproving look on her face too.
** Ginny gets down on her knees to tie one of Harry's shoelaces - but doesn't explain why she's doing it until she's already on her knees. Harry has a very baffled look, thinking she's about to do something ''else''.
** After their kiss in the Room of Requirement, Ron asks "did you and Ginny do it?", prompting a startled reaction from Harry. By 'it', Ron meant hiding the book.



* {{Irony}}: Harry and Ginny walk past the Vanishing Cabinet in the Room of Requirement, not knowing it's what Malfoy has been working on.



* LittleBlackDress: Ginny shows up to a party at Slughorn's wearing one of these.



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

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-> ''[[TearJerker Severus... please...]]'']]''*
31st Aug '17 4:05:13 PM theknack101
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* LighterAndSofter: Much like the book, this film is much lighter in tone than the previous one. At least until near the end...
9th Aug '17 12:28:16 PM SunriseWarrior
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Followed by the final story, which was split into two films: ''[[Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, parts 1 and 2]]''.

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Followed by the final story, which was split into two films: ''[[Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, parts Parts 1 and 2]]''.
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.
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