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Los Angeles Times on How to Transform Beedle the Bard Into a Film

Posted by: Melissa
December 16, 2008, 06:20 PM

Thanks to reader arkapain, for the link to this article in the Los Angeles Times on how to turn Beedle the Bard into a movie. Suggestions include turning it into Potter prequel using Dumbledore's commentary, expand "The Warlock's Hairy Heart" (and no messing with the ending!), create more than five tales and use them for an animated spinoff, or make the greatest HP DVD extras ever. A lot more on these ideas at the link. Enjoy!

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What about a live-action mini-series? That would be modest and appropriate.

It could be picked up by HBO, Showtime, the BBC, or heck- even ABC Family!

Posted by marillawhite on December 17, 2008, 02:22 PM report to moderator

Dvd extras would be so great! But i think a collection of shorts, animated or live action released on dvd with proceeds going to charity would be fantastic.

Posted by Miriam on December 17, 2008, 02:52 PM report to moderator

Wouldn’t Jo have to give them the rights? I doubt she would do that. Or is it because it has the Harry Potter name attached to it they’re allowed to make a movie?

Posted by snady on December 17, 2008, 08:59 PM report to moderator

Sounds like a good idea!!!!!

Posted by Kevin on December 18, 2008, 12:56 PM report to moderator

I agree with those that have suggested that it be done with a major character narrating the segments. Ideally, it would be Hermione, since dumbledore left the book to her upon his death. I think it could be set as live-action narration leading to animated (or live-action / cgi) tales. Don’t take this as a comparison of source material, but it could be handled in the same manner as The Neverending Story.

Posted by Brendan on December 18, 2008, 09:45 PM report to moderator
Calum  Wilson

I’m getting the collectors edition for christmas and so I haven’t read the book yet. I do know that it would make a horrible movie not being that beedle the bard is rubbish in any way(coz Beedle Is amazing!!!!) but it would be short movie and a confusing movie. They maybe could in the 7th movie when Hermione reads the tail of the peravell brothers it could show the tail rather than hear hermione explain and read it aloud. Maybe in the extras of the dvd of the movie they could have a scene where Hermione reads the tails but shows them.

Posted by Calum Wilson on December 19, 2008, 10:07 AM report to moderator
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