I went to see HP8 (pictured) last weekend and was struck by the singular lack of dialogue - there was also very little by way of explanation for the lavish special effects. The medium of film is converging with gaming and becoming a succession of images held together with the thin veneer of a plot. If you hadn’t read the book then much of the action, while impressive, only dimly made sense. If anyone is interested in me writing a screen play like this… please shout. How hard can it be! See below!
Harry: “Look out!”
Cut to large numbers of evil creatures climbing over mountains to kill Harry – animators please improvise here.
What is clear is that the home of true narrative will remain with the novel, and without the novel where would the film industry be? Quite a hopeful thought is it not?