GoF Potter Death a Classic, says EW

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Jul 18, 2008

Posted by Melissa Anelli
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Entertainment Weekly online has posted the top 25 “new classic” death scenes, and in at number three is Cedric’s book four demise. The ranking refers to the scene in the film, in which Cedric, played by Robert Pattinson, dies swiftly at the soon-to-be-reborn Voldemort’s creepy feet.





27 Responses to GoF Potter Death a Classic, says EW

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To me, only the Dobby death was more emotional in the books, probably due to the unexpectedness of it and how senseless it was – all the other deaths were kind of in the line of fire. I thought they did a really good job with Cedric’s father in the movie – I could really feel his agony.

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Isn’t this REALLY old?

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Cedric’s death and Harry clutching his body when they are back at Hogwarts is truly gut wrenching and really depicts the true horror of Voldemort. The scene definitely deserves to be on this list!

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you know this film is the one i thought dealt with the emotional impact the least well. its great the movie got recognized, but i thought, i don’t know – maybe it was the score which seemed to cliched – it just seemed like the only great part was when cedrics fafther was in such agony like kirty said. that was brilliant…in the bad kind of way.

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I don’t think his actual death scene is that sad. I think his father’s reaction to his death and then Dumbledore’s eulogy for him are where we really see the emotional impact of it. That darn eulogy makes me want to cry every time I see the movie. That’s why I think Cedric’s death is more sad than Sirius’s death in OotP because with Sirius’s death there is no aftermath in the movie, there is not really much of a reaction to his death. That doesn’t make it less sad, it just makes it have less emotional impact in the film in my opinion than Cedric’s death has. I would have liked them to keep the scene from the book where Harry talks to Nearly Headless Nick about Sirius’s death. That’s where we really see Harry’s pain.

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Hey Moderators: I think this posting should contain a warning as the link to the Online 25 list connects to some truly gruesome images and descriptions.

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I loved how they did that death scene, it makes me cry almost every time I see it. It wasn’t Cedric’s actual death that had an emotional impact becaues I expected it because I had read the books ( of course ) But it was his fathers reaction, I’m welling up with tears just thinking about it. It was gut wrenching. Seeing what they did for his death I REALLY REALLY hope they do Dobby’s death justice.

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Hey but- this isn’t clear. Does it refer to the movie scene or to the book scene? Because there is a WORLD of difference !!!

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When reading the books for the first time, I was up to this point, absolutely entranced, entertained and thrilled. But when I reached the cold dead eyes of Cedric, I was in shock and denial, I was like “wh..wh…what just happened? children cant die in these books!” I was really liking Cedric too. So that was the first time I felt that no one was safe, not even our hero Harry.

Filmwise, it was still sad to see Cedric’s death and no matter how much you prepare for the moment, its still hits you hard. But the most heart wrenching moment was “Thats my boy”. This death is justifiably in the top 25 somply becasue it was totally unexpected and very very hellish for a children’s film.

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The film’s death scene was decent but not too remarkable.

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I’m so glad this scene got in the top 25 … like people have said, it’s the bit when Harry and Cedric’s body arrive back in Hogwarts and Amos Diggory appears .. “that’s my boy” Aah, that scene brings tears to my eyes. :( So beautifully done, great music, great acting. Amazing.

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It’s the reaction when they get back which is awful. From Fleur’s scream onwards :(

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The whole scene and afterwards was emotional, the way it should’ve have been. To me it captured the sprirt of of the words in book. Unlike the passing of Sirus and afterwards in OotP, which was so emotionless and fake. Great scene.

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When Amos said “That´s my boy” was just so sad, you could feel his pain and when Dumbledore said “He´s home you´re both home”,just makes me cry :( Number three, i think that scene really deverved it,very well done

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Well said, Clarisse. It was excellent.. Well deserving of recognition. Well done, everyone, involved. Still teary, every re read and every re watch! THAT’S a “death scene”! Welll done!

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Dobby’s death was not senseless, kirty.

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Just went through the list and photos, makes me remember why some of those movies creep me out. I found Cedric’s death so sad because he was a kid and LV had no remorse about the deed at qll, really showed how souless LV was. Mr. Diggory’s response to his son’s death was heartbreaking. I think this was the truly dark moment that showed us the direction the story was taking.

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How cool, yet sad at the same time… lol.. I cry everytime i was that scene.. I know that part is coming up and my eyes start watering.. I’m such a baby.. and then that line.. “Harry, take my body back to my father, will you?.. Take body back”... famous line.. and i break down..

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Sorry, I guess I didn’t write it well. I was saying that Cedric’s death was senseless, and everybody else’s was fighting Voldemort or a Death Eater, or trying to escape him.

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cedric’ death classic because Harry clutching his body and crying very afflictive then cedric dying by ptettigrew.but ew loves twilight therefor dont say about it.

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I think Cedric’s was a tragic death in the Harry Potter series (seeing as it’s the first one we witness with Harry), but I absolutely agree with Kirty in the comment above. Dobby’s death was so unexpected and heart wrenching that I cried as soon as Harry figured out what was happening. Cedric’s death would definatly be in my top five of “worst ways to die ” list (with Nearly-Headless-Nick’s first), but not the most tragic.

(My friend would strongly disagree with me seeing as she cried for 2 hours after she read about Cedric’s death. The movie made her cry more.)

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That was the only well done scene in that whole movie. The rest was just so terribly done… Well let me rephrase that- Michael Gambon’s depiction of Dumbledore was so poorly done the rest of the movie was barely watchable. But the Scene when Harry returned with Cedric and his father crying over his dead body was very well done. Brought tears to my eyes, even though cedric in the movies was not nearly as likable as Cedric in the book.

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I wish these articles would do their research…Voldemort was in Wormtail’s arms when WORMTAIL killed Cedric. sighs

But yes, that was absolutely one of the best death scenes; I’ve seen the movie a million times and I still get goosebumps and cry when Amos Diggory starts yelling “That’s my boy!”

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i’ve read all the harry potter books 3 times. every time someone dies, i cry even though i already knew they were going to.

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Cedrics death was quite sad. Every time someone dies i feel a pang of sorrow. They are brilliant actors for doing it. It is so sad to see that someone who helped harry had to die. I have read all the Harry Potter books and the last book ( the seventh) is the sanddest of them all. ( obviously because it is the last) I felt the most pain when Dumbledore died. He was one of the best characters. The same was for Fred and George. I couldn’t quite beleive Fred was gone so i had to read it again. And the comments before about Dobby that was so sad too he was so helpful and always so happy, yet he had to die too. Cedrics death is one of the first deaths in this series and sadly it isnt the last. But one thing i will always remember- is that he had to die, and he did it for Harry to go on. xxxxxxxx x

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