things that will instantly improve any movie:
- bickering scientists
how about bickering lesbian scientists that build robots to fight dragons
Pacific Rim was so close.
#CHECK OUT your differences in wand technique here#and how fluidly and casually Ron throws a curse in comparison to Harry and Hermione#Hermione has done the reading and is technically perfect of course#Elbow straight; wrist bent #Wand tip aligned with left sightline#left arm held loosely behind her for balance #Harry hasn’t ever done the reading#Grip too tight; elbow locked #Shoulders raised#Left elbow cranked in awkwardly against his body #Kids’ll imitate his awful technique#and Junior Aurors#it’ll make their parents nuts; don’t twist your neck like that I don’t care what Auror Potter does#When you save wizardkind you can hold your wand however you want#until then drop your shoulders #Ron’s been around wand users since birth#practiced with twigs and then his brothers’ wands#Look at how the movement flows from his center #the way he uses his whole body#throws out his opposite hand behind him to counterbalance the movement#Harry and Hermione get their wands into position and then throw the curse#Ron’s spell starts mid-motion because he knows his wand will be in position in time (via helenish)
omg i love this. oh my god
YEAH LET’S TALK ABOUT THE WAND CHOREOGRAPHY IN THESE MOVIES
So, OOTP was when they first started to really think about wand styles because it was the first time there was really a big final battle with more people than just Harry and Voldemort.
Here’s a quote everyone needs to see: “We’ve seen people training with wands at Hogwarts. We’ve seen Voldemort and Harry at the end of Goblet of Fire. But this is the first time that you get to see some Olympic-level ninja wandage.” JASON ISAACS EVERYONE. “We developed a physical vocabulary for wands, which isn’t fencing or pointing, and it isn’t dance, but there is a grammar of wand moves.”
So they designed fighting techniques for everyone. The difference between the Order and the DA is especially pronounced because the DA is still learning to actually duel, so while the Order have more distinct styles, the kids fight mostly in the same way and are only starting to develop their own preferences. So Kingsley, according to the guy who played him, is “quite direct, actually. He has a tendency to be quite quick and very effective.” But Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy) said “one of the lovely things about me fighting Gary (Sirius) was that he’s got a kind of Azkaban-informed street-fighting style. And I’m very old school and formal, kind of a public-school fencing style.”
Basically go read Harry Potter Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey. Because while there are a lot of faults in the Potter movies (grr Voldy’s death) there are also a million little details that a lot of thought went into that deserve appreciation.
(Source: harrypottergif, via danidapperface)
literally the most important question of my life at any given moment is if they are going to make a season 3 of My Mad Fat Diary