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Emma ECU

Happy Birthday, Emma!

Posted on 2007.04.14 at 19:00
Right Now, Emma Watson is 17 Years Old.

Happy Birthday, Emma, and I'm glad you came back for the rest of the series!


i_m_b00 at 2007-04-15 04:54 (UTC) (Link)
She is now legal and you are no longer a dirty old man
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-04-15 06:06 (UTC) (Link)
Actually, I think I've got a year to go before she's legal in England. She's been legal here in Massachusetts for a year. (Though I think it would be a Federal Offense to bring her here in order to take advantage of that fact. "Transporting girls across state lines for immoral purposes"?)

But I feel oddly better about her being 17!
risiepookie at 2007-04-15 05:30 (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad too, though I think we're in the minority on that! I don't understand why people don't like her... it's not her fault that they've made the movie Hermione different than canon Hermione... I suspect I'm preaching to the choir! :o)
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-04-15 06:23 (UTC) (Link)
I don't even think the movie character is different than the book character. She gets different lines, too many of them Ron's, and the dropping of the Year One/Year Two wigs was, in my opinion, an error. But there's nothing in the books that says she doesn't seethe with outrage over the Unforgivables, nothing in the books to indicate what sorts of Muggle clothes she'd wear. The problem is that movie!Hermione differs from some viewers preconceptions of the character.

Scott Turow once wrote about his initial displeasure with the movie version of "Presumed Innocent." He saw a courtroom scene, and wanted to scream, "No, no, that's wrong!" He sat down to think about why, and realized it was because, when he wrote it, he imagined it shot from the right, and the director shot it from the left.

I think the proof of that particular pudding is in the fact that those of us who saw the movies and then read the books don't find Book!Hermione a jarring change from Movie!Hermione. The Hermione in my imagination is played by Emma Watson, in the style in which she plays the role in hte films, and she doesn't jar in the least with the words on the page. It's what some readers construct for themselves around the words taht doesn't jibe with what gets on the screen.
risiepookie at 2007-04-16 00:04 (UTC) (Link)
I completely agree! I meant to put different in quotation marks or something, because I don't see her as different at all. I think some readers expected her to be in frumpy clothing or something! Honestly, I never had that perception of her Muggle clothing. Seems odd to get up in arms over her wearing pink when JKR never mentioned pink- either her loving or hating it. I think people personalize her character and then get very upset when she's not exactly how they've pictured her.

I don't find movie!Hermione different from book!Hermione, not at all, other than her getting other people's lines. And I wish they would stop giving her Ron's lines!! But, I never found her character jarring and I was very surprised when other people did! Again, preachin' to the choir...
alloy_ at 2007-04-16 08:47 (UTC) (Link)
So now we can be letcherous old men without fear of prosecution.

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