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"Deathly Hallows, Pt. 1" a faithful representation of last book

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From the outset of the film, the gloomy scene adequately gets the viewer to settle into the darkness that the film portrays. As it opens, Hermione is cleaning herself from the memory of her parents and Harry is bidding the Dursleys a farewell. Although this scene fails to capture the importance in the last line of Dudley Dursley, played by actor Harry Melling, where he says, “I don't think you're a waste of space,” it captures the feeling that Harry is about to cross into a new realm of adversity unlike any that he has faced in the past.

The film captured everything that happened in the novel from this scene to the point where Voldemort, actor Ralph Fiennes, finds the Elder Wand. Although some of the smaller plot devices where shifted around for the sake of film detail, the overall concepts presented in the film as compared to the events from the book basically remained the same. Harry leaves home and by some convenient turn of fate ends up on his adventure to destroy the, spoiler alert…seven horcruxes. He ends up learning of the three items known as the Deathly Hallows as journey begins to draw towards its conclusion.

Out of all of the Harry Potter films, this one does one of the most brilliant jobs of capturing a large amount of what makes the story so great and does not take out a lot of the great action that fans appreciate from Rowling’s novel.

Hermione Grainger, actor Emma Watson, Harry Potter, played by actor Daniel Radcliffe, and Ron Weasley, played by actor Rupert Grint, were all brilliant in this film. There were no awkwardly acted scenes like some examples from Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, albeit I personally have liked every single film to date.

The soundtrack to this movie was stellar. Yates has a way of using the same sounds that have been used since Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in new and varying ways. Because this film is certainly one of the darker ones, Hedwig’s theme, the song many fans will recognize, has added elements of darkness. The keys seem to be lower in note and the rendition is varied so much as to make the song seem totally new.

All in all, the film was better than any other film adaptation of the other books in the series. I only have higher expectations for the part two, where Harry and friends manage to break into Gringotts Bank, where Ron and Hermione return to the chamber of secrets to obtain the basilisk’s fang, and where Harry Potter, the boy who lived, goes to die.