Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Post: Do Parts Pose A Potential Problem?

No. I still have not seen that blasted Potter movie.

Looks like it won't happen until these edits are finished. However, I've noticed the phenomenal take that this final installment of Harry Potter has raked in the box office. Almost a billion so far. Wow! This is less of a rant than it is an open question to think about. Was it better to split the last book into two films? It made for a better adaption, but now I wonder. With the success of this Two Part ordeal, could this lead to the future of major book series ending the last adaptation with two parts? The tend has already started. The last of the Twilight books will be in two parts. Even The Hobbit is getting the duel treatment (which is odd, considering the book is shorter than any one of the three Lord of the Rings).

Can you imagine Mockingjay in two parts?

It's not a big deal. I'm just not a huge fan of waiting, but I will, if I absolutely must.

If this becomes the trend, it may change how books are marketed, meaning the final installment of your series may need that "Two Part" potential included. Thoughts?

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Update: Editing--all I'm doing is cutting and making the read smoother. No blocking revamps. No loose ends. Uniform and entertaining. There are nine chapters left to read through, having cut about 11K words so far. The goal of getting this thing under 100K words is secured. I also caught a glimpse of the concept cover (generously rendered by an awesome in-law). Love it. I love it!
A few small tweaks and it'll be ready to showcase!

Until next time, keep those oysters contented.

I'm David, and who saw Captain America?


  1. I didn't see Captain America, but I did see the final HP movie. Yes, I think they should have split it up, but it is rather annoying to have to wait. It's even more annoying that Twilight is getting the same treatment. Don't think it deserves it and I think it's a money making scheme. Just my opinion. The only reason I think the HP movie should have been split up is because the screan writer is a duffus and never gave the amount of attention to the plot in the other movies he did. (Am I being too cranky about this?) =). Seems to me he is a newbie and didn't know how to make it work. I am, however, glad that the HOBBIT is being split up. Only because I'm such a fan and I want it to go on and on. But, I'm with you, it's funny that they are doing it because there really isn't as much going on in this book. But still... I could go on and on.

    Kathryn Roberts (don't know why my blasted laptop won't let me login)

  2. I saw Captain America. It was great! :D And if you see it, wait after the credits, you won't regret it.

    Breaking Dawn should not be doing this. Bad, bad move on this part. If you didn't know though, The Hobbit isn't being split. There's going to be The Hobbit part one or whatever which is the whole book of the Hobbit. And The Hobbit Part 2: There and Back Again is the events that take place in between then and The Fellowship. I guess Tolkien had notes on it and stuff.

    Yeah, there's going to be four Hunger Games movies. They're not splitting Mockingjay into two parts, but they are somehow making all 3 books four movies. Like, ending the first movie on Chapter 20 insrtead of 25. And ending book 2 halfway through. And so on...

    So, we'll probably have to one day make our finale 2 parts.


  3. I'm not a fan of waiting either, blah. I'm also not a fan of paying money twice to see one whole movie. Which is why I'll be boycotting the final installment of Twilight (maybe).

  4. Thanks for the shout-out!

    On a two-parted sequel... a big Potter fan, I was psyched when they stretched it out. I don't need to see things right away. I like to savor.

  5. I haven't seen Captain America . . . but on the Two-Part thing, I'm not sure it's such a grand idea. There are longer books in the HP series than the Deathly Hallows, and they didn't split those up.* The other books in the Twilight series are pretty long, too; though I don't know why I bothered reading anything beyond the first book. I don't like the series.

    (*As a fan of HP, I am a bit glad there is one more movie. :P)

  6. That's interesting about the HOBBIT movie. I'm even more excited now that you said that, Jackson. Makes more sense that they are bringing back certain characters.

    Kathryn Roberts

  7. Congrats on edits going so well and getting that word count down!

    I've just finished reading the second book of Patrick Ness's Chaos Walking trilogy, and just like book one it ended leaving having to read the next book to conclude the story. I am lucky that all three books are now available because it would have annoyed the hell out of me having to wait!g that word count down!

    I've just finished reading the second book of Patrick Ness's Chaos Walking trilogy, and just like book one it ended leaving having to read the next book to conclude the story. I am lucky that all three books are now available because it would have annoyed the hell out of me having to wait!

  8. Honestly, I don't like the two-part splits they've been doing lately. The Hobbit sure doesn't need it, and maybe it was necessary with HP7, and Breaking Dawn didn't need to be written in three parts in the first place.

    I was just a little disappointed with the two-part split of HP7, even though, all-in-all, it was pretty good. The thing with HP7 was that Part 1 felt too fast, and Part 2 felt too slow. It would have been good if it was one movie, just because Part 2 picks up directly where Part 1 left off, kind of like one scene was split in two.

    Haven't seen Captain America. Really want to; might go see it with my friends.

    By the way, you're mentioned in my newest blog post.


  9. You must go see Harry!
    I didn't mind the 2 part finale of Harry Potter-but I'm invested in his story and the last book was so large I think they made the right decision.
    Twilight? Not so invested and it's not that epic. They could have squeezed it all into one movie.

    Thanks so much for the shout out!

  10. I don't mind splitting books into two movies, as long as there's enough material to do it. It certainly wouldn't stop me from watching a movie. Captain America was really good!

  11. I always feel that the books are better than the movies anyway (though I thought the last HP movie gave the book a run for its money). As I already know what happens, I can wait for the second part to come out.

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

  12. I've always enjoyed the HP films more than the books (oops, sorry JK). The last one was such a hefty tome that one film may not have done the plot justice. I'm not generally in favour of splitting a story, though. And is it the last HP ever? Hmm!

  13. Greta movie, but as always it's hard to beat the books. Great post:)

  14. I have not seen Captain American yet. But my husband talks about it constantly.

  15. I think the two-part thing could kill a lot of movies. I can see it with HP, but Twilight? I'm trying to figure out how they're going to have enough to fill two movies. Adaptation is hard, but I don't think the two-part deal is a good idea for most plots.

    Good luck with those revisions! I'm looking forward to seeing the concept cover.

  16. I am totally find with EPIC movies being in two parts. Usually they just can't fit in enough of the book to make everybody happy-- especially since by then, they have quite the devoted audience. And theaters just don't love showing three hour movies.

    For books: NEVER. Split it up, and there'll be a lot of books being thrown across the room!

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