Tuesday, July 10, 2007

What can the Order of the Phoenix movie tell us about Deathly Hallows?

The movie will open to the public in theaters in five hours as I write this, and the reviews are sounding pretty good. One thing I haven't seen discussed much is what the movie may hint to us about the final book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, due out in under two weeks.

In Harry Potter and Torah's chapter titled Everything Happens for a Reason I speculated about the scene in Order of the Phoenix where Dumbeldore uses a magical instrument in his office that showed an image of two snakes, and Dumbeldore muttered the mysterious words "yet still divided." It's a curious scene, and one that usually ends up meaning something later in the series. As I discuss at length in Harry Potter and Torah, in the Hary Potter series and in the Torah perspective on our lives, everything does in fact happen for a reason.

But this week will be the test: Will the Order of the Phoenix movie show that scene? Movie reviews have commented that the movie has streamlined the story considerably to fit it into the movie's time, so any scene that doesn't matter in the story has probably been cut. If this scene is in fact maintained in the movie, it will be a further sign that it will be significant in the final book, Deathly Hallows, later this month.

1 comment:

Feivi said...

Hey Reb Dov,

Cnn's review was so-so.