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Goblet of Fire teaser trailer

The first teaser trailer has debuted on Apple.com, and you can see it here, in QuickTime format. It's very teensy-tiny, but it does look exciting, with a similar dark feeling to the previous film (both in its colour palette and its content).

Sadly no Snape - in fact I don't think I have even seen any stills of Snape from the new film yet. But then he's by no means the only character we haven't seen in a GoF context yet - other important ones including McGonagall, Hagrid, Barty Crouch Jr. and Mad-Eye Moody, to the best of my knowledge. So hopefully it doesn't mean he doesn't have much of a role, because he is pretty important to the plot.


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May. 8th, 2005 01:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for posting this link!!! :) And I can actually watch it on my apple laptop *sighs happily* :)

There's been nothing of Sirius at all so far, and I've heard rumours that he won't have an important role in this film (ie, that they are cutting out the bit in his cave). If that's true it's not a good thing...his relationship with Harry is crucial in this film, he's one of the few people that Harry can trust and rely on.

Similarly, Snape has a key role in this film and I'd be very disappointed if they left a lot of his scenes out.
May. 8th, 2005 05:03 pm (UTC)
Yes, apparently he's only going to appear talking through the fire to Harry. It is a shame, as that relationship needs to be developed, not least to prepare for what will happen to him in the fifth film!
May. 8th, 2005 05:36 pm (UTC)
My thoughts exactly!!!

I hope he'll be in the final few scenes, when the truth is revealed in Dumbledore's office because that's a pretty important bit in terms of their relationship, it shows him to be really protective of Harry and so on. Damn you Mike Newell!!!
May. 8th, 2005 02:21 pm (UTC)
I'm still not sure if i like the films or not. i really do think that they've got the casting for sirius black all wrong. I really don't like it. I do however think alan rickman as snape is most perfect.

I'm not looking up the trailer because i can't afford to get this excited this quickley!
May. 8th, 2005 04:59 pm (UTC)
Who would you cast as your ideal Sirius, then?
May. 8th, 2005 05:13 pm (UTC)
I've tried explaining this to people before, and they have a tendancy to not agree with me, but i think Viggo Mortenson would be perfect for the role, possibly more perfect if he didn't do lord of the rings because of the big hype competition between the films. He has that hard as nails, but pained and gentle approach which i think Gary Oldman lacks. I also think of Sirius as one of those characters who is going to be absolutely formidable in later books, and i just don't think that Gary Oldman is right for it. I know what happens in the latest book but i think there's something more to come from Sirius yet, and i don't think this casting makes it.
May. 8th, 2005 05:30 pm (UTC)
Actually, I just went to this page to consider the matter, and I can really see what you mean there. Viggo to me carries more of a possibility of having been young and good-looking at one point, and I think a young Viggo would have looked more as I imagine a young Sirius does than Gary Oldman.

And I definitely agree that we haven't seen the last of Sirius after book five!
May. 8th, 2005 05:39 pm (UTC)
I do think Gary would do 'formidable' well (given some of his other roles in films like Leon, Airforce One etc) and I love him as Sirius, but perhaps I'm a bit biased there :P

And I definitely think he'll be back, too :) There's no way Rowling can leave such an important and powerful character out of future events.
May. 8th, 2005 05:43 pm (UTC)
but don't you think he has a slightly sadistic and evil look in his eye that he can't seem to get rid of. Also what Penny said above about the younger character, i can picture viggo as being a lot more foolhardy than gary oldman who looks all together far too composed, and when they tried not to make him look composed in the last film it looked contrite.
May. 8th, 2005 07:35 pm (UTC)
True. I just put it down to 'having gone bananas' due to being cooped up in Azkaban for so long :P I did think the final scene with Harry was quite touching though, but I"m a sad old sentimentalist :)

I do think that if he was given a decent amount of scenes in this forthcoming film that he might be able to put more into the role but as it is, I think most of his stuff has been cut which is a real shame and prevents the character being developed. I'd rather see good characterisation and dialogue over a big exciting scene with broomsticks or monsters anyday but again that's just my own preference.
May. 8th, 2005 02:47 pm (UTC)
I saw it earlier this morning (even before we went to the carboot) and was reasonably impressed with the look of the thing.

However, I am still a little miffed that the director of PoA persuaded them to only do this as one film, rather than the two.

I am looking forward to the film.... but I'm looking forward to book 6 more.
May. 8th, 2005 05:01 pm (UTC)
Actually I think one is better for this book, as I didn't think it was good enough as a book to sustain two. I'd be more ready to be swayed by the idea of two films for book five, but I'm still not convinced even then.
May. 8th, 2005 05:18 pm (UTC)
I agree with you there, although i'm worried that they'll miss out some of the key detail that's in the book - I think this story is to be told as one - there is only one climax and if they make the book as 2 films then they risk people losing interest as with the second matrix film.
May. 8th, 2005 05:27 pm (UTC)
there is only one climax

Yes, I suppose this is the crux of it, for books 4 and 5.
May. 8th, 2005 05:41 pm (UTC)
i think for book 5 the fight scene will be an appropriate climax to be honest - i just think they'll be struggling to make it into two again.
Really there's no reason that they should - it's be better to just make the film a bit longer - was written as one book for a reason.

May. 8th, 2005 06:10 pm (UTC)
I suppose there is the problem of only one climax - I admit I hadn't really considered that.

But there will be so much that they HAVE to leave out, that may be important, simply down to the length of the book. It is rather large for a book, and has a lot of detail. Even the first three films were not especially short, and they were significantly shorter than 4 and 5.

I suppose we can't really make a proper judgement until the film finally comes out!

May. 8th, 2005 02:50 pm (UTC)
Hmm, interesting. ;) I will say this much, the dragon looks great! :D
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