July 7, 2007, 4:53 p.m. CST
Now I can't wait for the 21st... it happens every year a Potter book comes out. I was in 5th grade when the first book came out. I read it and have been hooked for the last 10 years. I'm going to be a sophomore in college this year when I finish the series, and I hate to see it end.
July 7, 2007, 5 p.m. CST
It's great that he's a fan of the books first... it must be great to read The Cave sequence and be able to say "That's going to be badass to film". By the way, embargoes are lame.
July 7, 2007, 5:19 p.m. CST
by Lour Reed luvs Frank Zappa
Made me laugh out loud
July 7, 2007, 5:49 p.m. CST
and he does seem to be such a nice guy and a little bit odd too.
July 7, 2007, 5:52 p.m. CST
I'm getting mixed signals on this one. There are vocal talkbackers who hate the dirty joke question, but most of the time the feedback I get on it is positive. So, do you want it or not? Let me know below. Yay or nay on the dirty joke. I can't promise I'll be swayed either way, but I'd definitely like to know what you guys want. Like I said above, the feedback is mixed, so I'd like to know one way or the other. Let me know.
July 7, 2007, 6:07 p.m. CST
The dirty joke thing is sort of lame.
July 7, 2007, 6:15 p.m. CST
i have a feeling most will be afraid to tell you a really dirty joke.
July 7, 2007, 6:33 p.m. CST
by Maximus Prime
Nice too see that A list stars can be brought back down to our level with a nice bit of filth.... very good interview by the way...<p> I really hope he is a success after Potter, he was brilliant in Extras and was in a stage play where he was erotically involved with a horse...the lad has tried his hand at bettering his acting and deserves a chance to lose the Potter tag after he finishes number 7..get him into another franchise like Harrison did with Indy...Myers did with Austin Powers....the lad seems genuinely nice and good natured and hopefully he will get a go at Hermione in the last film,,,go on JK give the fans what they want
July 7, 2007, 6:33 p.m. CST
The jokes are cool--sometimes it's good to see that side of the people that we associate with characters. Keep up the great interviews, Quint.
July 7, 2007, 6:35 p.m. CST
Kinda like "Oh yeah, you're a geek!", heh, cool interview though. Two more weeks! There's a cool dicussion on the final book here: http://tinyurl.com/gc79d I'm pretty convinced.
July 7, 2007, 6:36 p.m. CST
July 7, 2007, 6:49 p.m. CST
I like it. I don't always think they're that great, but it's a neat little touch to the interviews.
July 7, 2007, 6:56 p.m. CST
I mean, it's like the dorky new kid at school who's trying to make friends and seem "cool" but is trying too hard.
July 7, 2007, 6:59 p.m. CST
by My Ass Smells
You know, these Harry Potter books are pretty gay.
July 7, 2007, 7:06 p.m. CST
I mean it's not like I like all the jokes told or am interested in dirty jokes from all the people interviewed but there's been some real golden ones in the past so I see no reason to drop it. Also, this was a pretty good interview.
July 7, 2007, 7:07 p.m. CST
One vote for keeping the dirty joke. I like it and it sometimes adds a better laugh then the interview itself!
July 7, 2007, 7:13 p.m. CST
I feel a cartoon being made for this website..via transformation.
July 7, 2007, 7:14 p.m. CST
Always good to hear celebrities come down to our level, especially when their publicists will probably be going mad. Also, that last question sets you apart from other journalists, it's your trademark. Wouldn't exactly say I'd miss it though. Great interview.
July 7, 2007, 7:21 p.m. CST
by Bass Ackwards
But as a reader I don't really care either way. And what's that bit about being unable to orchestrate a plane in tha background? I'm not one to usually ask for CGI but a plane in the background seems like a pretty simple trick by today's (and these movie's) standards.
July 7, 2007, 7:22 p.m. CST
Dirty Joke = lame. Plus..I'm not even sure I get this one...is the guy supposed to be jerking it while talking to the Doc???
July 7, 2007, 8:30 p.m. CST
Megatron said "Disgusting!" and flicked Quint away. It was great.
July 7, 2007, 8:34 p.m. CST
liked dan's so much, i may have to steal it. if anything, it's worth it just to make the publicists sweat. i'm just hoping you can score an interview with judi dench when the next bond movie rolls around.
July 7, 2007, 9:39 p.m. CST
They're not lame, they're hilarious. I am still laughing at that gorilla raping a lion one.
July 7, 2007, 10:10 p.m. CST
I like Radcliffe and I like his dirty joke. Good shit, Quint.
July 7, 2007, 10:18 p.m. CST
July 7, 2007, 11:05 p.m. CST
An homage to The Sopranos.
July 7, 2007, 11:08 p.m. CST
by Rickmans Voice
Enjoyed the interview, Quint. Daniel seems like an interesting young actor, and he was very funny on Extras. OotP is my favorite Potter book so far, and I'm really looking forward to the movie (oh yeah...and book 7).
July 7, 2007, 11:27 p.m. CST
Definitely keep doing 'em.
July 7, 2007, 11:38 p.m. CST
by Col. Tigh-Fighter
I hate to hear bad jokes, or un-funny people telling them. Some work, some dont.
July 8, 2007, 12:06 a.m. CST
by Talkbacker with no name
I think you can tell a lot about a person from what joke they chose. It's very Freudian, man. I say keep it!
July 8, 2007, 12:59 a.m. CST
keep it; like talkbacker says, they can really illuminate a personality, and who knows- maybe a cool book out of all of them some time later...
July 8, 2007, 1:03 a.m. CST
gotta say, that scene reminds me of another scene from a famous fantasy series with dead people under the water. And I don't mean POTC3. And I've already forgotten who Horace Slugwort is. I love the books while I'm reading them, but I'll be damned if I can remember a single detail after I'm done. <p> and that dirty joke thing is ok - reminds me of James Lipton's 'favorite curse word' question on Inside the Actor's Studio. It's always surprising when someone doesn't say fuck.
July 8, 2007, 1:13 a.m. CST
by Turd Furgeson
There i said it outloud... My therapist said I should vocalize more... I'm exhausted now, going to go take my seroquel and welbutrin coctail, wash it down with some Patron' and take a nap... Great interview quint! Bruce, Matt and Martin would be proud...
July 8, 2007, 2:14 a.m. CST
I say keep the dirty joke, it's sort of like a trademark for your interviews, Quint.
July 8, 2007, 4:03 a.m. CST
It's unique to your interviews and although not all of the jokes are great I have been able to tell the good ones to my mates, who then think I'm incredibly funny and buy me beer.<p>How do you stop a dog from humping your leg?<p>Pick him up and suck him off!
July 8, 2007, 6:37 a.m. CST
I like them. It puts them on the spot and its great when somebody actually surprises you with a good dirty joke. Its a nice signature too...
July 8, 2007, 9:01 a.m. CST
Actors always have a "face" for interviews. They praise the director, the script, the fans. They say the cast are like a "family" and all that stuff. <p> But this question cuts through the crap, and for a second you see them as real human beings. Bawdy. Who'll laugh at a dirty joke with their friends. <p> And yeah, the joke they choose tells a lot about the person.
July 8, 2007, 9:38 a.m. CST
I love how it catches them off-guard.
July 8, 2007, 9:48 a.m. CST
by El Borak
hp 7 will start to melt all the kids faces like in "season of the witch". then the devil will crack out of j.k.r. and reign for a 1000 years.
July 8, 2007, 10:16 a.m. CST
It goes amiss as often as it goes well, but the occasional gems from the people you'd least expect make it more than worthwhile asking.<p>Good interview, seems like a nice kid. And a good dirty joke too, although I just heard it myself the otehr day.
July 8, 2007, 10:44 a.m. CST
Why not just make it a joke, any joke. My favourite joke- old but good... It's Christmas and Darth Vader walks into a bar where Luke Skywalker is having a drink. Walks over to him and in says, "Luke, I know what you are getting for Christmas." Luke is shocked and can't believe it. In amazement he replies, "How do you know?" Vader says, "I have felt your presence"... HAHA! geddit? presence/presents...homophone action. better spoken than written.
July 8, 2007, 11 a.m. CST
i like 'em. for all the reasons people have said above.
July 8, 2007, 11:01 a.m. CST
I'm a big fan of the Harry Potter movies and books. I can't wait for movie 5 and book 7. This is a great Harry Potter month. :)
July 8, 2007, 11:04 a.m. CST
Really, I don't.
July 8, 2007, 11:29 a.m. CST
I've been coming here since before you started posting Quint...I've always thought that it gave your interviews a nifty defining characteristic. And it is fun to see the subjects squirm (or not)...more fun than the actual joke usually...but occasionally a funny one slips through as well. If you DO keep doing it, just be consistent and ask EVERYONE, O.K.?
July 8, 2007, 11:30 a.m. CST
(dirty jokes from Quint interviews that is) Just not me I am way too lazy.
July 8, 2007, 11:32 a.m. CST
"I called up my good friend Robert Rodriguez and he loves Harry Potter"... I think this is the first article by Quint where we didn't see some name dropping. Hopefully Harry will take notice.
July 8, 2007, 12:14 p.m. CST
Hope they do his literary creations honour. Snappy interview, well done old chap. Must be fun for Radcliffe to basically have this whole megabuck series written for him himself.
July 8, 2007, 12:19 p.m. CST
what would frank zappa have said?
July 8, 2007, 1:01 p.m. CST
Some stars have a good one, like Mr Radcliffe here, otherwise it's amusing to see how nervous they are or how lame a joke they tell, like Emo-Superboy and his "fungi/fun guy" joke.
July 8, 2007, 1:46 p.m. CST
Come up with your own quirky question dude
July 8, 2007, 3:54 p.m. CST
by Evil Hobbit
keep it! great read as well but one thing I thought was a bit weird was this:<br> <br> There was actually a moment on the third film where Alfonso (Cuaron) thought it would be amazing if we had a plane going by in the background. But, of course, we can’t really orchestrate that...<br> <br> I mean, in a multi-multi-multi-million dollar film like Potter, heavy loathed with the biggest and most expensive special effects they couldn't orchestrate a plane coming by? Well a real would be maybe a bit to much trouble with the timing but I'm pretty sure the FX-guru's can manage to put a realistic looking plane up in the background ey :)
July 8, 2007, 5:10 p.m. CST
been so low key? Its almost as if They have very little faith in the project or are they trying to keep ad costs down?
July 8, 2007, 5:13 p.m. CST
by Bob of the Shire
It's brilliant. It makes the interviewees seem like real people and not the PR drones we see plastered all over magazines and E!.
July 8, 2007, 5:17 p.m. CST
He is fat enough, he is geek enough, he .... wait he is not english. Sorry. Mehhhhh.
July 8, 2007, 8:31 p.m. CST
Some of them are actually kinda funny. I agree that if the star is sickly and perverted enough, like the rest of us, to give us something of a dirty joke, I say KEEP 'EM COMIN. Yeah, the question seems borrowed from Mr. Lipton, but I ask you this Quint...Who asked it first, you or James? When did you start asking in your interviews?
July 8, 2007, 9:39 p.m. CST
First time I asked it was Elijah Wood... summer of 1998. Lipton asks for favorite curse words, "if heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates," etc. To my knowledge I didn't take the question from anywhere. I was young, 17 I think... Elijah was my same age. I heard a good joke and thought it'd be funny to trade them in the interview. That's how it started.<BR><BR>Thanks for the voting. I'm sure we'll be seeing many more dirty jokes in the years to come.
July 8, 2007, 10:04 p.m. CST
KEEP THEM! If it's about a project I don't care about I just scroll down to find the joke and when it's not there I get upset. KEEP THEM!
July 8, 2007, 10:09 p.m. CST
It is just so damned awkward. Everything is going great and then... Yuck.
July 8, 2007, 10:46 p.m. CST
Where's your review?!!!! You said very soon, and it's been over a day!
July 8, 2007, 10:57 p.m. CST
by Bronx Cheer
It turns an interview into a visit to the gutter.
July 8, 2007, 11:26 p.m. CST
by Spykid the 13th
I love the idea of collecting jokes from different celebrities, but I think it would be more fun to just ask them a favorite joke, and tell them they have the freedom to say anything - those who want to tell a dirty joke can tell one. Those who want to tell a favorite clean joke can tell one. It will be a much better indicator of the personality of the celebrity what KIND of joke they tell as much as the content of the actual joke.
July 9, 2007, 1:10 a.m. CST
Dirty Joke question is a kickass signature.
July 9, 2007, 4:19 a.m. CST
by Evil Hobbit
..think about it.
July 9, 2007, 1:14 p.m. CST
It can be lame at times, but its kind of a signature for you now Quint. I'd miss it if you stopped.
July 9, 2007, 2:17 p.m. CST
by Pound Sand
July 10, 2007, 7:42 a.m. CST
by Boba Fat
print book and retire.
July 10, 2007, 1:29 p.m. CST
Where are the OOTP reviews? The BBC website has some already so surely AICN can?<P> Theirs are full of tripe like "Order of the Phoenix is Orwellian. The palette is grainy and dank, the faces dour, the hero's alienation beginning to fester." Can AICN provide us with a decent one yet?<P>Keep the dirty joke.
July 12, 2007, 12:44 p.m. CST
I love how Quint feels like he has to keep reminding Radcliff that he is in fact, a geek. I mean every other effing word is geek this geek that, we get it Quint, you're a geek. So am I for that matter, but I don't feel the need to shove it down peoples throats. If anything saying that your a geek makes you less of a geek. It's like someone who's considered cool saying how damn cool they are every 15 seconds, it kinda drains all the cool right on out of em.
July 17, 2007, 4:48 a.m. CST
July 17, 2007, 8:23 a.m. CST
New article on mtv.com about cast member's theories for book 7: Radcliffe: "One of my theories is stolen from someone else. He thought Snape is going to turn out to be the tragic hero, and I thought that was a really good idea. I think J.K. Rowling would have possibly gone down that route — but possibly he is pure evil, and we'll all just find out."
July 18, 2007, 2:55 p.m. CST
HARRY DOESN'T DIE!! * Burbage dies on pg. 12 * Hedwig dies on pg. 56 * Mad-Eye dies on pg. 78 * Scrimgeour dies on pg. 159 * Wormtail dies on pg. 471 * Dobby dies on pg. 476 * Snape dies on pg. 658 * Fred Weasley dies on pg. 637 * Harry gets fucked up by Voldemort on pg. 704 o Comes back to life on pg. 724 * Tonks, Lupin, and Colin Creevy have their deaths confirmed on pg. 743 * Voldemort kills himself on pg. 743 19 years after the events in the book: * Ron has married Hermione, their two children are named Rose and Hugo * Harry has married Ginny, their three children are named Lily, James, and Albus Severus. * Draco Malfoy has a son named Scorpius The epilogue shows all of the children boarding the train for Hogwarts together. The final lines of the book are: * "The scar had not pained Harry for nineteen years. All was well." * Also: Draco Malfoy is balding by the end of the book. Thats "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" for ya