David Barron Confirms New Scene Added to “Half-Blood Prince” Movie

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Feb 21, 2008

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As some of you may know, there have been rumors floating around on the net for sometime now regarding a new scene added to the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince film. In a new interview with Australia’s Herald Sun, producer David Barron confirmed that there will indeed be one new “pivotal” scene added for the sixth Harry Potter film “set at Ron Weasley’s family home (aka The Burrow), that wasn’t in the book.” In the interview, David Barron does not give away details of this scene, but says it was added with Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling’s full blessing.

David Barron’s full quotage is as follows:

“We don’t often have things that aren’t in the book,” producer David Barron told The Back Room.”But this was brought in because Jo (Rowling) was able throughout the quite lengthy book to keep dropping little snippets of what was happening in the outside world-there’d be people reading newspapers and talking about how somebody’s parents had been killed or somebody had been withdrawn from school because their parents didn’t think it was safe. And we’re made aware that the Muggle world is also experiencing these disasters, but thinks they are disasters rather than the work of Voldemort. The book is peppered with those moments, but we couldn’t do that quite so easily in the film. So (the extra scene) comes in the middle of the film and it just reminds us the world is no longer a safe place. Even in what would normally be considered the safe haven of the Burrow, nobody’s safe. I think you’ll like it. It’s quite effective.”

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is currently in production, and is due in theaters November 21, 2008. Thanks to the Snitchseeker for emailing!





224 Responses to David Barron Confirms New Scene Added to “Half-Blood Prince” Movie

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Where is Nico? You were right. Tell your friend he gets a chocolate frog on me. I guess I understand why WB would do it, but I wish I knew more about the scene and its context in the plot. Obviously it would definitely show that the world is no longer safe. However, if Death Eaters just attack the Burrow, it would seem weird. I hope they go to the Burrow for a particular purpose, other than just trying to kill Harry. I just don’t know what that purpose is.

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I think that’s ok. As long it’s not something invented. with J.K. blessing everything will be good!!!

But I’m still so angry about Cho/Harry relationship. Now it seems that she’s the poor girl and that it’s not her fault about anything. Do you remember how she was jelaous in the book and that hilarious chapter in Hogesmeade? and nothing of that in OOTP!grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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Well this is just going to slowly eat away at me till I know what the scene is…how long till the movie? lol

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I was wondering how WB were gonna include the effects of the DE’s on the outside world. I imagined that this kind of info from the first chapter (which is probably the most dispensable chapter in the book) would be grouped with info convayed by the order or harry’s friends or DD into another scene at hogwarts or the burrow, so I’m pretty happy with this move by WB

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“We don’t often have things that aren’t in the book,”..are they stupid?..they have an incredible imagination..__

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Matea,don’t worry.Katie Leung comes back in HBP in order to fix the plotholes of OotP and show that Harry is moving on now and Katie said that her part is brief because they want to show that Harry does like Ginny and not Cho from this film.

Now, I guess that except for the Burrow scene from what David Barros has said…there WILL be some scenes with disasters in the Muggle World from Death Etaers and Voldemort. Right? He just seems to mean that…And it seems great.It will give a darker tone in the film except for the lessons with Dumbledore and the whole Snape/Draco plotline.

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It’s definitely necessary in film to create new ways of conveying information, as a lot of devices that work in books just don’t work in movies. It’s great they’re making an such effort to keep all of these ideas in the film though I hope its not at the expense of key plot points. We’re all going to be dying to find out what the scene is now!

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I was very scared when I saw the little snippet of this on the home page, but reading David Barron’s quote, I don’t think it’s going to be bad anymore. It sounds like it’s going to be okay.

At least, I hope it does…. >_<

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I can’t really imagine they’ll send DEs to attack because that’s a book 7 moment, but who knows. If it’s ‘pivotal’, maybe some disaster hits the village that the Weasley’s live at? And do we think that Scrimgeour is not in HBP (?), so the Christmas scene at the Burrow would be pointless otherwise?

I can also imagine them listening to the wizarding wireless news over Christmas dinner or something, maybe a news flash interrupting that singer that Mrs Weasley likes (actually that would be really cool of they could get a singer to do a jazzy ‘hot cauldron full of love’ number!). The wireless is a good way of conveying information about the effects of DEs. I liked how they put the wireless into OotP in the common room. I really liked all the common room stuff in OotP, with the music, it made it more of a real environment :)

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Clearly, adding additional scenes to a film of this kind isn’t something they ought to do lightly, but if it’s in keeping with the tone of the source material and is done intelligently, I have no problem with it. One of my absolute favourite scenes of the series so far was the sequence they added to Prisoner of Azkaban of Harry tracking Pettigrew on the Marauder’s Map; it really helped deepen the mystery of the Pettigrew/Black story in a way that was concise, tense and unexpected, yet felt totally in keeping with the books, reminding me a lot of “The Egg and the Eye” from GoF. If the scene they add to HBP can match that for quality (if the script extract above is legit, it seems to read OK), then I’ll be fine with it. :)

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Maybe this scene is supposed to be one of the incidences later reported in teh news where the ruckus in the “West country” is thought to be a hurricane? Of course I thought the hurricane activity was supposed to be a bit more toward the Wiltshire area of England.

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The scene given above (thanks, John & Icbaseball) not only adds the element of danger (and introduces Fenrir!) but develops the relationship between Harry and Ginny, which is also needed. However, I cannot imagine Hermione referring to Mr. Weasley as “Arthur”; she’s quite a bit too proper for that, isn’t she?

The vanishing cabinet reference seems pretty obvious, but, given the restrictions of film, is probably unavoidable.

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Yeah, I thought Hermione calling him Arthur was odd too and when I saw this on IMDB last month I thought it was fake. However with Fenrir being cast now and this story confirming this piece of leaked script we know the guy on IMDB is 100% legit.

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I think it might look good actually. It sounds good at least. What I read in the imdb boards was okay and there was some Harry/Ginny action and everything so at least that sounded pretty good :)

But I’m always weary of additional scenes because they usually mean that something from the book is left out. Oh well, there is no point in getting upset at this stuff I guess.

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I think it sounds interesting and if Jo gave her blessing then that is all that matters to me, she is the one I trust when it comes to this stuff. Besides we did know that she reads through the scripts to make sure nothing is completely out of wack.

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ginevra I thought the same thing too! I don’t Hermione ever calls Ron’s dad “Arthur”. She and Harry always call him either “Ron’s dad” or Mr Weasley. I know because it always sounded weird to me; in Spain we don’t generally call people “Mr” and “Mrs”, especially not our friend’s parents. Maybe that’s just a placeholder and they’ll say “Mr Weasley” in the movie?

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The scene is new in the sense its not in the book, but really is a combination of all that information-dropping in the book about deaths and muggles being terrorized. Im cool with that.

Im guessing it means the Other Minister is definitely not happening?

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Jo’s blessing is all that is needed for me to accept whatever it is they are filming. I agree that certain elements in the book do not transfer well to film, so if they have found away to add that tension in and Jo has agreed to it than I’m all for it.

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I don’t mind Hermione saying Arthur to mr Weasley. I don’t know the rules about this in England, but in Holland we ussually call people by there first names if we know them well enough, unless there really posh or something. (And they call Lupin Remus in the DH, so)

This scene is also a good way of making the film a bit more exciting. Normally the action doesn’t really begin until the last half hour or so.

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Ooh, that’s fine with me! I like action anyway. ;D

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I think I’ll be fine with the new scene. Jo seems to approve of it. And there are things that have to be taken care of in order to enable people who haven’t read the books to follow the film. I didn’t read the spoiler posts, so I don’t know what it is and really don’t want to know. But I guess it will be necessary.

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I like it. I mean, if what the IMDb guy posted is not fake, it’ll be really cool. As Redbeard said, “This scene is also a good way of making the film a bit more exciting. Normally the action doesn’t really begin until the last half hour or so”, and I agree. What’s so good about this is: 1- Bella gets an extra scene (and so does Greyback) 2-It darkens the tone of the film (even more) and it steers it away from the “romantic comedy” feel that so many were dreading would be too over the top (what with Hermione/Ron/Lavender and Harry/Ginny).

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Part of the problem with the book is that it is lacking a hardcore action sequence, so WB decided to add one.

But anywhere other than the Burrow because noe Deathly Hallows is going to be skrewed up…

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Isnt the Burrow protected and surrounded by multiple protective spells, according the the book? Yep…so, how can Bella et cie break in?

shrug, doesn’t matter in the end, just nine more months and we’ll all be in the local theaters to watch!

oh, i DO envy those of you who will be around for the remake in 20-30 years!!!!!

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Calling someone by the first name might reflect the stress of the situation. The only time I ever called my father by his first name was when I was in a really scary situation in a carnival, and “Dad or Daddy” was not getting the one person who needed to respond. It seems a bit early for Hermonie to be thinking of him as a father-in-law, which would be another time when first names are in order.

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Cool. If it has JKR’s approval, I’m fine. Why can’t November come sooner?! Maybe to pass the time I can buy Oz books and Sweeney Todd merchandise…..

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The interview states that the scene comes in the middle of the film….so it probably takes place during the winter holidays. So why is Hermione there anyway? I mean, it’s a little strange that she’s staying at the Burrow, when she and Ron aren’t even on speaking terms, isn’t it? (Assuming that they’re sticking to that story line…)

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Oh no, this is definitely not OK for me. If they added a scene AND kept other important scenes from the book (the Gaunts, for instance), it would be OK. It is obvious that the target audience fo WB is not the fans of the books, but the people who may not have read the books at all and want to see much action rather than character development. I understand that the latter audience is broader, and WB’s actions are economically justified. And I guess JKR understands this too… But as for me, I’d better look at the Gaunts or Bill and Fleur :(((

I’m getting more and more upset :((( Book 6 is my favorite, and I wanted this film to be as close to the book as possible… And I guess this won’t be the case…

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I don’t think that’s the scene added. I mean if the DE attack the Burrows; what is the point of Harry going the in the 7th book? if he knew the DE attacked once why would he risk going there a second time?

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When I saw the headline, I thought “WHY?!?” but, as I read on, I sort of understand where their coming from, and having read the spoiler, it’s not too bad. But, it does detract from the Burrow getting attacked in DH. It’s supposed to be a bit of a safe haven for Harry, at least while Dumbledore is still alive. And for it to get attacked like that, it will leave non readers confused.

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Isart, Hermione is NOT at the Burrow…as you can see while reading the script she talks with Harry at a corridor in the castle AFTER the incident at the Burrow during Christmas

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Why are they adding and inventing new scenes when they then turn around and cut and drop wonderful original scenes???? This has been one thing that has always annoyed me about the movies!!!!

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In my own opinion I do not think this is a legitimate scene. First the description of Bella as “looking like a crazed wood nymph” does not sound like the kind of descriptive language they’d use in scripts. Then Hermione calling Mr. Weasley “Arthur” is out of character and unlike all other film scripts, in which she called him “Mr. Weasley.” By now Kloves would not just use “Arthur” as he has always written the kids calling him “Mr. Weasley” You know what I mean?

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Don’t get me started on what Kloves does or doesn’t do with respect to Book to Movie continuity – I am at least glad that Yates is handling this movie, that’s just my opinion I know everyone thinks differently. But yeah, I get what you’re all saying, I remember before OotP there was a similar ‘leaked scene’ and it turned out to be rubbish.

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I’m not buying that “leaked” scene at all. I assume it will probably have something to do with Fudge, because I think we’re going to cut Scrimgeour and go from Fudge to Pius Thicknesse, in the films. So perhaps Fudge comes around and he mysteriously disappears? Or something? I agree with emily who suggests that Harry would never go back to the Burrow again in DH after this incident, and Felipe, who suggests that Kloves would never call Bella a “crazed wood nymph.” :D

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A new scene is an interesting idea if it can improve the script.

I hope the script posted on imdb is not accurate because even if the idea is great there are minor bothering mistakes.

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Er, sorry about the mix up. I thought the line “You’re lucky you weren’t killed” was included in that scene. Sorry!

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BellaSnape- We were just discussing this. I totally agree that JKR wont allow anything too off base. But that doesn’t mean we wont see Lee Jordan’s Bar Mitzfa in leu of Bill & Fleaur’s wedding or Nigel’s song & dance number at Slughorn’s party. Then again, she’d probably kick my * if she saw the ideas I shared with all of you for the 6th & 7th(8th?...9th? maybe) films. As long as we’re not expecting these last couple (few?) movies to be anything like the books, they should be pretty darn entertaining.

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Icbaseball22 you are such a spoiler. luckily i didnt read it. to bad for those who did. man i am so . . . . . . dont anybody be a spoiler its just not right.

LONG LIVE HARRY POTTER

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Ok ….after all these movies…..and ALL the scenes that have been cut for NO reason what so ever….THEY decided to ADD? a freaking scene? What a joke! I would rather have them stick to the book than add something!

Whateva!

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Sounds good. They were never going to get that into the film without an extra scene.

So far the non-book scenes have been alright, haven’t they?

I dunno, none really stand out in my mind.

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I can’t believe some people are taking this Imdb scene seriously :D I immediately read it as a joke, all the wood nymph, chest heaving stuff for one thing. For another, some of the dialogue is Americanized, especially Harry’s line about DD, and if there’s one thing the HP films get right it’s keeping the British feel to everything, including script (even if it does get cheesy from time to time).

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I’m so glad that they’re doing this. Of course, I know what’s going on in the movies, but I want the people I take that may not have read them to get it too.

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Oooh, intriguing quote! Can’t wait to see what they’ve added.

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I’m still not 100% happy about this considering they have cut the Gaunts, Hepzibah, Bill, Fluer, and as far as we know Dobby & Kreacher.

I’m especially PO’d about the Gaunt’s or Hepzibah considering they are Voldys memories which is important.

Oh well just goes to show that the IMDB was correct

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I’m all for tying up missing pieces of real plotline but PLEASE, no more talking heads! There is so much brilliant stuff written by Jo and cut from the movies that it is a total waste of film time to include non-canon material that doesn’t amount to anything.

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I know Leif – this is quite a coincidence, who know if the stuff you heard about will be in there too. It just think that it will be strange to suddenly introduce Lee Jordan since he hasnt been seen since the Chamber of Secrets. But obviously now anything is possible. Others have said that this new scene will give Bella more screen time- Heck yah thats great! And I think the Hermione calling Mr.Weasley “Aruther” is a foreshadowing of the marriage of her and Ronald.

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im not sure im buying that ‘new scene’... its just too out-of-nowhere to throw in. and the burrow is a safe haven, why mess that up now. cuz in dh when the patronus is like ‘the ministy is fallen, scrimegour is dead, they are coming’.... WHOA. scary! if they put that scene in hbp, when it happens in dh, ppl will be like. WELL YEAH, whadya expect!?......... i agree with those who think it will be something more subtle.. like hearing over the radio. that would be a very good moment, with all the weasleys (oh and i wish bill and fleur!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) and harry, and the tension in the room…. and what if it was by hermiones house or something.. oh and assuming they knew where she lived, ron got all flustered. that would be GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) yikes.. idk… i had really high expectations for hbp.. but no bill/fleur… ahh… that means no shell cottage… witch SUCKS.. and im sure they will just do lupin/tonks… but man…. and where is ron going to stay when he runs off? im so upset about that. AND freaking the gaunts arent in it. thats terrible…. wb…..shakes head... your killin me!

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so they are adding an inconsequential scene and leaving out, Fluer/Bill, and Rufus Scrimgeour? Wow, inventive and yet very clearly Warner Brothers.

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If you read the interview from above, David Barron says, “So (the extra scene) comes in the middle of the film and it just reminds us the world is no longer a safe place. Even in what would normally be considered the safe haven of the Burrow, nobody’s safe. I think you’ll like it. It’s quite effective.” I take it that the extra scene does take place at the Burrow.

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but is theregoing to be two movies?

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It should be a crime that they remove important scenes from the book to make room for lame irrelevant fight scenes in the films… oh well

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Well, if that scene is true, technically it doesnt take place AT the Burrow, but in the reeds and marsh near it. Could be that the DE’s have an idea where Harry is, but not exactly. Part of it sounds like they’re trying to draw him away. That could still preserve the Burrow scene in DH (which technically isnt a DE attack, it’s the new “Ministry” coming to look for Criminal Number 1 (or whatever). No one is hurt in that scene, I dont think, just questioned).

This could be interesting, showing how unsafe things are, but I am also sceptical that it is real. There’s Herms calling Mr. Weasly “arthur”, the crazed wood nymph thing, Ginny’s “copper hair gleaming” (do scripts really look like that?). Maybe my number 1 issue with it is Harry and Hermione calling Malfoy “Draco”. Do they ever? Dont they always call him “Malfoy”? Tho I LOL’d at the “who could tell the difference” line.

I guess I dont have an issue with the Gaunts/Hepzibah Smith not being in it, if that’s true. It’s not them themselves that are important, its their story. We can have Dumbledore tell Harry their stories all at once, and just have the pensieve scenes go back to Riddle at 11, and Riddle wanting the DADA job or something.

I guess I’ll just wait and see.

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OMG I wanna see that movie now, NOWWWWWW!!!!

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I suppose I can understand why Warner Brothers decided to include this scene. While I have been less than enthralled by other news we have received about this adaptation, especially on the omission of the Gaunts, I think the inclusion of this scene is justifiable. In a film, it just wouldn’t work to interrupt every other scene to emphasize that Voldemort’s reign of terror is becoming more and more potent. Including a single scene on this point would help far more solve this problem.

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My question is: How can anyone doubt the guy who leaked the script snippets? Do you think it’s some huge coincidence that he happened to call all this stuff almost a month ago? He called Greyback being in the film before the news broke that confirmed it a few days ago and now David Barron has confirmed a new Burrow scene.

It’s funny how people are still doubting the guy and saying the pivotal scene is probably Harry and the Weasleys’ sitting around and listening to news on the wireless. lol Yeah. Talk about denial.

I’ll take the fight scene in the reeds with Bellatrix/Greyback vs. Harry/Weasleys over that any day of the week, thanks. I definitely believe the script snippets are real now. Any doubts I may have had are gone. WB have Jo’s blessing and if she’s fine with it why shouldn’t I be? I think it has the potential to be a great moment and I’m going to enjoy it.

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Well I only ever expect the movies to vaguely resemble the books so I’m not upset about this at all. Having read the scene it sounds totally badass and I am ALL for that so we’ll just have to wait and see how it ends up! This movie is definitely going to be a strange one but hopefully it’s enjoyably strange.

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woah! sounds great….

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Is this scene from the same guy who leaked the Ron/Hermione scene in OotP that turned out to be fake? I can’t remember much about that scene but it was written very much like this one (script format, but little random bits were ‘off’). I do remember something about them running from Death Eaters (in the DoM maybe?), Hermione falling from somewhere, and Ron catching her in his arms. Thought it was weird to start for how far they’d supposedly progressed by OotP (not to mention how little we’ve seen of Hero!Ron), and lo and behold – it never showed up. So I’m a bit skeptical.

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I think we might have Scrimgour then.

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Instead of making up scenes, how about adding some more information about the prophecy that was left out of “OOTP.” Like how Snape was the one that passed the info to Voldemort. If this is omitted completely, a lot of what’s to come isn’t going to make sense.

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I think we might have Scrimgour then. This would give him a reason to go to the Burrow and talk to Harry. Since Percy has been shafted.

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Razmo wrote: “Instead of making up scenes, how about adding some more information about the prophecy that was left out of “OOTP.” Like how Snape was the one that passed the info to Voldemort. If this is omitted completely, a lot of what’s to come isn’t going to make sense.”

We dont find out about Snape being the evesdropper until Book 6, so it wasnt left out of 5. I expect we’ll probably see that scene.

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Jeff, this is an added scene that wasn’t in the book. It’s not Scrimgeour.

David Barron spelled out in his interview that the new scene is there to show that Voldemort is reaping havoc on the world and not even “safe havens” like the Burrow are safe. His quote heavily implies something bad happens there to threaten the inhabitants.

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I’m actually glad about seeing this scene because it will keep me from getting my hopes up too high about the movie. I was really hopeful that this would be a great movie, but after reading this scene, I now know that it will just be like the other movies, with lots of made up and re-arranged stuff and only a line or two from the actual book.

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Enzie that was the same guy. But that scene was filmed, and subsequently cut down in the editing room. The surrounding scenes that he gave us were all accurate, the use of flashbacks when Harry is possessed, the DOM scenes that were kept in the film were all given in snippets months in advanced. He is legit.

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This was discussed on the IMDB boards a while ago.

Phoenix123 posted it, and I can see someone else posted the script here.

So yeah. Weasley’s house gets burned by Bellatrix. At least we know it’s in the middle of the film. Maybe at Christmas?? Ohh, exciting! And with JKR’s consent, I’m up for it!

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I want to know what the scene is so bad. i’m not worried htough because they added a scene that wasnt in the fourth movie and it was awsome. so i know it will be okay i just want to know whats going to happen. its eating my brain.

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it can’t be the princes death. just reread the first chapter doesn’t fit. and if i remember right year six is on 96-97.

though i do hope they’ll keep the minister chapter in, it seems right to keep it in.

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I am not sure yet how I feel I think we have to see it in the film to really judge it. I am still hoping for the Gaunts some how making it in. Wasn’t there something in the OOTP extras about the mother going up to the orphanage? Maybe they will be in flashes so the people playing the parts won’t actually get names or billing or maybe I am just grasping at strings right now. The Spoiler some one posted does look a bit odd in the writing style. The scene is taken out of context so we don’t know if it is believable as a scene since we don’t know exactly what leads up to it. Also, you never know if it will make it into the final cut of the movie anyway. When they go and edit the movie they may not like how it feels with the rest of the story and could end up on the cutting room floor.

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Yes, by all means. Put things into the movie that aren’t in the book, but please keep cutting things that the fans would really love to see. Like Grawp, a loong scene with a character who isn’t significant to the plot whatsoever. I’m betting the fans would have preferred Harry and Cho in Hogsmeade or Ron playing quidditch and Weasley is our King to that. Talk about priorities. I’m praying for a new producer for DH, one that actually gets Harry Potter and his world of fans would be really nice.

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I am looking at it as the “added scene” has nothing to do with the “leaked scene” Things can change during the filming at any time, the “leaked scene” may never make it into the film, the “added scene” may not have even been filmed yet and still could change.

Since the “added scene” has JKR’s full blessing, it may just tie all those little bits & pieces from all over the book into one spot, the only thing being “new” is that they are in one spot.

I have always said that “the book is always better than the movie/musical/play/tv series.” I love Tolkien, yes the LOTR movies were great, but many bits & pieces were left out, incorporated into/onto different characters, and the order in which theywere written switched around for continuity as a movie. Les Miserables, I fell in love with the book during English class in the 9th grade. (I reccomend the Penguin Classic translation) The musical is phenominal, but to get 1400+ pages to the stage believe me thay cut a lot. Eponine actually has a sister and Gavovroche is really her brother, never mentioned in the play for example. Gone with the Wind. It took just under four hours to squeeze a 1000+ page book into a film. Some things just get dropped/changed.

My point is, from book to film, things will change or dissappear. If the whole story, every scene were to be put on film, it would wind up being a ten hour mini series shown on TV. (and take more than twice as long to make) I am not going to get my wand in a knot worrying about what will/won’t make it into the movie, inevitably something will.

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Why are people still discussing if this scene is in the movie or not. PRODUCER DAVID BARRON JUST (kinda) CONFIRMED THAT THis IS THE SCENE. How better to show the world has gotten dangerous, than by letting Harry get attacked. You can make it clear by a message on the radio or a vissit by fudge. There has got to be visual prove. The scene makes sence.

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okay, I said ‘can’, I wanted to say ‘can’t’.

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to liby, I don’t think the Burrows gets burned down; that is going wayyyy to far.

and regardless of who said this scene is in the movie there still a lot of editing, so maybe it can change.

because I still think RELEVANT PLOT-wise that the burrows Can’t be attacked in the 6th book.

how will they deal it on the 7th then? Harry going to a random place before he goes hunting the horcrux? how can Ron and Hermione go with him if the only place where they usually meet up is the burrows and they can’t meet at private drive and leave because private drive is important for other reasons.

Hogwarts? it’s been taken by voldemort. the only place left is the burrows. *not because of the wedding- because I think that is one of the things that is going to be cut down but for the trio to hear and receive the stuff in the will and THAT stuff is crucial to the plot

and like I said before If Harry got the Weasleys attacked in this scene he probably wouldn’t want to risk going there again. BUT HE NEEDS TO, therefore if the burrows is attacked it kind of screws the plot.

so yeah, still skeptical

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Yeah, I agree with Nylorac… they put in what they can, they dont what they cant. They’re going to try to make the best movie for ALL fans, not just the 1000’s here on Leaky. (we are the minority, people)

You cant just say, “why did they put stupid grawp in, when they could have had Ron playing quiditch”. Well, first of all, Grawp is important in the end of the film, when H/HR have to get away. Second of all, Grawp is one scene (two with H/HR’s escape): they involve 4 actors at the most, the rest being special affects. Putting in Ron playing quiditch with Weasley is our king would involve filming SEVERAL scenes, all with stars and minor players, special affects, not to mention all those extras, when it adds NOTHING to the plot. That’s what the book is for, for all those nuances. You dont need it in the movie. You did need Grawp, so H/HR could get away from Umbridge and the Centaurs, and for future use in DH. Just because you didnt like a character (I hate grawp in the book!), doesnt mean he isnt needed.

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OMG..

Long live Phoenix123 And a big Fyou to the people who said he was lying!!

Once again Phoenix proves to be fantastic and that he is trust worthy.. like i once said before.. at least the people who believed Phoenix now know cool script bits of HBP, and the people that didn’t believe him are feeling bad for calling him names..

Hail to Phoenix123

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You do have to be aware if you look hard enough you can find fake scripts or real scripts on the net. Sometimes on ebay even.

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Cool a new scene. I bet it’s going to be something that involves an attack in the muggle world or maybe it will show something else. he mentioned the burrow, so maybe something will happen there. but then again the burrow is pretty well protected by the ministry because they know harry’s going to be there. I don’t really care what the scene is, JKR has given it her approval so it can’t be bad.

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I think there are three things we need to consider about this “leaked script”. Just small details that make me think of it as utter nonsense: 1st, The burrows is an important part of the 7th book, as well as the 6th book. This has been already pointed out. 2nd, Death Eaters don’t have the ability to make such an attack because they don’t have control over the government yet. They resign themselves to attacking muggles, and waiting for Dumbledore, who owns the Elder Wand and therefore works like a protecting force over Harry and his schoolmates. Besides, They couldn’t possibly find out where Harry was since… 3rd, if they did know where Harry was, and they had the ability to make such an attcak, do you really think it would be Bella and Greyback? As happens several times in the last book, they’d probably call Voldemort as soon as they found the boy. Voldemort knew he had to kill Harry.

Because of all those things I consider that scrip to be fake. To any of you who have read the books, please think to yourselves, does that scene make sense? It doesn’t, and I don’t see ow Rowling could give her blessing on that, unless she had completely lost her mind. And if I actually happen to be wrong, and the scene is in the movie, then I’ll just skip it and reread the book. A shame, I had so much hope on this one.

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It wasn’t confirmed that the Imdb scene is THE scene, just that there is to be a new scene. It could be completely different to this ‘leaked’ scene, which personally I think looks rubbish and totally fake. But maybe that’s how all scenes look on paper, in which case I really wonder how films ever get made at all if they all look so rubbish on paper, LOL!

emily, I agree with you that the plot would fall apart for book 7 if they have an actual attack on the Burrow.

I am perfectly happy with scenes being cut, merged or truncated (OotP MOM), even expanded for drama’s sake (GOF dragon) or changed to make a point better or more succinctly (POA Pettigrew on map). Some changes I haven’t liked so much, some I have actually thought an improvement on the book.

I am also happy with the idea that something which gets a passing mention in the book might be made into a scene, eg hurricane in West Country, or something that shows things happening to other people or minor characters, because they can wash over me if necessary and can conceivably have happened ‘off page’.

But I am really iffy about a completely made up scene that focusses on the main people and is neither mentioned nor even hinted at having happened in the books. That’s why I hope that I am right in thinking the Imdb scene is fake.

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I’m curious how this person can leak these sections onto the net, especially a site like IMDB. Surely WB could easily smoke out the person. There is no way they would be happy at some crew member leaking parts of the script. I’m not saying these scene’s are fake or real, I just find it odd that WB wouldn’t be doing something about it. Because something like this would certainly get back to them.

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The person who leaked the script is a body double of someone in the HP films. He actually leaked parts of teh 5th movie’s script which turned out to be completely accurate, although some parts were cut out of the final movie. so you can believe what you want, but i definitely think the leaked script is real. this guy put it out there way before david barron confirmed that a scene exactly like the leaked scene was added to the movie. i agree though, that the leaked scene doesn’t sound too great, and hermione would never call mr. weasley, arthur.

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I am not impressed with the supposed leaked scene earlier in this thread, it just seems to be an excuse for more Harry centred action. The Burrow IS supposed to be a safe place until the wedding in DH, and indeed probably one of the most protected places after Hogwarts. It also doesn’t show the general air of menace if Harry is targeted, because of course the death eaters are going to target Harry, who is pretty much enemy number two after Dumbledore. They would show things a lot better to depict the air of the book where wizards die almost randomly, and for example killing a wizard family or muggles near the Burrow rather than the Burrow itself. I also think Harry by this stage has learnt his lesson about not engaging in pointless heroics and being tricked into walking into a trap and so wouldn’t be wandering alone in the marshes.

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I do wonder how this ‘leaker’ gets away with it, considering other cast/crew members seem to have to sign a confidentiality clause.

If that scene turns out to be ‘the one’ then I am going to dislike this film as much as I dislike the book, which will be disappointing because I was hoping the film would be an improvement.

Already Scrimgeour seems to be out, and I actually like that scene in the book. And the Gaunts, another one I liked. I just hope the cave’s in and one or two other memory scenes.

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On page one, when they showed the leaked thing, I totally believe it for 1 reason. There was a report a while ago about Ginny (bonnie wright) and Harry’s stunt double with others going to a reed marsh for a 2 min. scene to be filmed. Could this scene be it that IMDB leaked??

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“I also think Harry by this stage has learnt his lesson about not engaging in pointless heroics and being tricked into walking into a trap and so wouldn’t be wandering alone in the marshes.” roonwit

excellent! :D

I also go with a random muggle/wizard killing.

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The script is REAL. It’s silly to keep denying it after David Barron confirmed a scene exactly like the script leak. Of course, anything can happen in the editing room, but the script Phoenix posted is real.

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I actually think the script is real, I’m just puzzled that it can keep happening, cause like I’ve already said, WB won’t be very happy with one of their major films script being leaked way before it comes out.

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^ I agree Neil. Though some have suggested that maybe WB is leaking this stuff because the guy only posts snippets. I think that might actually be plausible – these little scene snippets get the fandom excited before the mainstream promotional stuff begins. And I know the guy says he’s a stunt double but if that were true, he’d be making it really easy for WB to figure out who he is by admitting that, right?? Agh who knows though.

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I totally with that Hermione is not really gonna call Mr Weasley “Arthur” It sounds so weird.

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Amy S that is a very interesting theory. It would certainly be very cheap publicity. Also, with it just being small snippets, doesn’t overly expose the entire film. Where as a entire script or a huge chunk of it, would be very damaging to the studio. It does leave you with food for thought.

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Also if Arthur knows about Draco and the vanishing cabinet why hasn’t he, and the Order members he surely discussed it with worked out that this cabinet could be paired with the one at Hogwarts, which is what Draco is repairing. They have 6 months to work it all out after all. The story really hangs on Harry and others not realising that the object in B&Bs is the vanishing cabinet, because as soon as they do it becomes too obvious what Draco is up to.

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Well, i wouldnt say that Barron confirmed the scene “exactly like the script leak”. All he said was that there was an additional scene, where we learn that nowhere is safe. To me, that DOESNT say “Harry and the Weasly’s go traipsing through the woods after Bella and Fenrir”.

Second, if it is a true scene, I think it sounds great.. Quit honestly, I thought this book would be one of the hardest to turn into a movie, ‘cause theres NO action until the end. Lets face it, to make box office bucks, they’ve got to have action.

Third, if the DE’s attack the Burrow, it does NOT ruin movie seven. All they have to say is that EXTRA protection was added (especially in lui of a previous attack) in anticipation of Harry’s arrival. For gawds sake, they add extra protection to Aunt Muriels (or whatever), and the Tonks house for the same reason, so the DE’s wont know which house any of the 7 Harry’s go to. It’s not that much of a stretch.

I can always tell when a movie is getting closer, ‘cause all the “they’ve ruined the film with this one tidbit of info” panic attacks start. This scene, if it exists, will make up, what, 2 minutes of film, out of 120+? I dont think we should give up all hope yet.

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err… sorry about the double post. It didnt look like it worked, and I even refreshed to be sure before posting again. ooops.

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There is no evidence that there is a connection between the FAKE script and the NEWS. I also think its weird that the fake script was posted twice almost at the same time. and the people backing this guy up keep writting the same thing…..could this guy have an alias???

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U got a point there JohnBob i 2 picked up on that but i still think the script could b real :-)

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I don’t think HBP is supposed to be an action movie, so I don’t think it is the right attitude to say – this is getting dull, let’s insert an action scene. And the extra protection idea doesn’t make a lot of sense. Both the Order and the Ministry are supposed to be doing their utmost to protect Harry, so it doesn’t make sense for the death eaters to be able to attack the Burrow, because if they can, they can also take out Hogwarts and the Ministry as the Order and Ministry are therefore basically powerless to stop them. I get the impression that whenever the film makers change things they almost never do as good a job as Jo did in the books, and introduce inconsistencies and characters acting in ways that don’t make a lot of sense.

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roonwit wrote: ”...so it doesn’t make sense for the death eaters to be able to attack the Burrow, because if they can, they can also take out Hogwarts and the Ministry as the Order and Ministry are therefore basically powerless to stop them”

Are you forgetting that in book 4 a Death Eater infiltrates Hogwarts for an entire year, and is able to get Harry out without being detected? In book 5, the DE’s DID infiltrate the ministry: they were able to try several times to get the proficy (inclucing Voldy himself as a snake) and finally had a team of DE’s trap Harry and friends in the DOM itself.

And lets not forget book 6 itself, where Draco gets a whole team of DE’s into Hogwarts almost completely on his own.

It is not really out of character. The ministry and the Order really are powerless for the most part. They are “fire fighting”, meaning they are reacting to the DE’s almost constantly. They really arent on the offensive at all.

I know book 6 doesnt have to be an Action movie, and I dont see that it has to be one. But, WB does. I think they feel (and they’re probably right) that there CORE audience want more action. Whatever the new scene is (whether it’s this one or not), JKR approved it, so it’s cool with me.

I cant wait for November.

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I just reread what I posted. When I said “voldy himself as a snake”, I mean him possessing nagini, and attacking Arthur.

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Good Lord…I nearly had a heart attack.

But for once I’m actually in agreement with the screenwriting. (And it’s even KLOVES! Steve Kloves! Definitely not in Kansas anymore…)

Based on the rough cut, it actually looks like it could be a good edition.

P.S. Did anyone else find the description of Bellatrix as a “crazed woodland nymph” completely hilarious? xD

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So the fact that Barron confirmed a scene at the burrow, which demonstrates that no where is safe, doesn’t seem to connect to the scene where there is a fight at the burrow? Hmm JohnBob you are one smart cookie. You should also ignore the evidence of the informant telling us that Fenrir was in it, then 2 weeks later he is cast, or that they filmed a two minute scene of reeds with Bonnie and Dan’s stunt double.

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The script is REAL. This same guy posted the OOTP script almost in its entirety months before the movie came out. I remember it because I didn’t believe some of the dialog from it like:

“A wizard’s bread and butter” and “you’ll never know love or friendship and I feel sorry for you”, “get away from my godson”, and Neville’s “about to be avenged”.

I thought it was rubbish because the dialog was terrible. I commented as much on the thread that he posted the script. Fast forward a couple of months to when we got trailers and clips, and I discovered that I was in fact mistaken and all this terrible dialog was real. He’s totally legit. He gave us the entire Hog’s Head scene, the entire ministry of magic scene (which is longer, but they always cut things, and if you read the script you can even tell where they cut in the Hall of Prophesies in the finished film), D.A. lessons, Snape’s memories ( I remember reading “I may vomit” and thanking God that Alan Rickman was given that line so that it wasn’t horrible), and many more scenes.

He’s a stand-in who gets pieces of the script, but not the entire thing and all of the information he’s given us so far has been right., so the scene’s real.

Also remember this is Kloves writing, so we shouldn’t expect anything spectacular. If you read the original POA (on IMDB scripts) screenplay there are many ridiculous descriptions in that as well.

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Well, I sure think that it sounds like that is probabaly the added scene and that makes me very unhappy, not just for that scene but for the other snippets we get there. I hate the idea of burning down the Burrow and I detest a lot of the dialogue. It sounds trite and much of it seems out of character, especially ‘Arthur’ ugh! I can only hope that when acted it is better than it looks on paper.

The only good thing about this is that I will go into the movie with really low expectations. I was really looking forward to it, too, but if all the script is like that then I’ll be really sad.

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“We don’t often have things that aren’t in the book.”

Someone hasn’t seen Goblet of Fire…

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@Nico I guess u never thought that 1/2 the people on this forum have already come up with other ideas for the burrow scene. Or that Fenrir Greyback will proball just be in the end scene. I don’t know about u but it’s going to take more than a couple scenes with a stunt double to convince me!

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There are more bits of the script that are even worse. Hermione actually says “Excuse me while I go vomit” to Lavender Brown.

I’m not a big fan of her calling Mr. Weasley “Arthur” either. It’s kind of random.

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Nurlomum- No one ever said the Burrow *burns down” just that it catches fire. That doesn’t mean the whole thing is going to burn to the ground. Sheesh! They’re wizards! They can put the fire out.

The majority of the fighting seems to take place running through the reeds near the Burrow, anyway.

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Did you read T_D_O’s comment up there. He provided us with almost the entire script for OOTP months in advance. He was also the one who told us that Pansy was to be recast and the Durlseys were to be cut. All of this was given months in advance to WB ever confirming it. And show me one person who had a theory that they would create a new scene where the burrow is attacked in this film, and then I will believe it could be a coincidence.

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JohnBob – the guy who leaked the script leaked the new Burrow scene weeks ago. HOW do you explain him nailing the news about Greyback and an entirely new scene WELL before it was known by the general public? Are you saying it’s just a coincidence everything he’s said keeps being proven right?

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Hm, that scene from the IMDB seems pretty reasonable. Actually, it seems really good! I hope that’s in the movie, sounds pretty good to me. :) Now I`m happy. =)

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I really wish that I saved the OOTP script that he gave us, but I deleted it after the film came out. I could have posted a bit from it so you could see how it was exactly like the final film, and this was script he gave us way before we even got the full theatrical trailer because I remembered the line “every great wizard started out just like we did…” from the script and the “what have you done with Hermione Granger” and that’s what made me begin to believe the guy.

Oh yeah, and I remember disliking the line “Well I guess you’re the young ones now”, and was waiting for it when I finally saw the movie.

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Whether we love the scene or hate it, I think it’s high time we simply accept that it’s legit. As others have said, this guy has consistently given us information that has turned out to be accurate, so I’m surprised we’re still quibbling about whether or not he’s legit.

Personally, I like the scene; it strikes me as very cinematic. And it’s always fun to watch crazy-ass Bellatrix, so I’m all for it, heh.

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It’s such a shame that The Other Minister won’t be included because it (like The Riddle House chapter before it) DEFINES the Harry Potter feel. I could really care less for the action sequences (they’re most definitely not Jo’s strongpoint, but what do you know? Book seven is full of them). Anyway, this is my second favorite book behind POA because both deal with MYSTERY and both have astounding moods (with the exception of the teenage drama.)

And thank God we wont’ see much of the Bill/Fleur mushy romance, because Shell Cottage was one of the most awful moments of DH (like a forced hiatus for the sake of exposition). I just wish the filmmakers included more of these dark, mystery elements of the story rather than focusing on the teenage sides of things and on the action set pieces. I don’t have a problem with taking scenes out or adding scenes in to adaptations of novels (even my absolute favorites)...I am no purist. And I understand that every story is a matter of taste and that everyone visualizes a story differently, yet often I feel that the mood or atmosphere of a given work is completely off, much like I feel about the ongoing adaption of HBP.

I find it very ironic that my absolute favorite chapters of the Harry Potter series have little to do with the overall plot (if you can even say there is one) or even with Harry himself. What that says about my being a fan, I don’t know…

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Also, in almost EVERY interview about this film, David Yates speaks of the story as the “sex, drugs, and rock-and-roll” of the series. That’s not how I view this book at all…Is anyone else bothered by that ongoing statement?

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Could anyone provide the link as to where you found the script part for The Burrow part?! I mean, where Greyback and Bellatrix are at?! :) thank youuuu.

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Hmmm, I don’t think I made myself clear before. I don’t have a problem with the added scene per se (just the idea of burning down the Burrow, so if it doesn’t burn down I’m almost Ok with that scene) but the dialogue from the surrounding scenes is so horrendous that I just shudder when I think of it. But, I do hold out hope that when spoken the words sound better than they seem on paper. After all, reading those bits from OotP they sound pretty bad, but in the movie most of them really work for me. So I have hope, but my expectations are really low now. Which may be a good thing, as it will hopefully allow me to appreciate it when I do see it.

Still, if that’s the quality of the dialogue, I don’t expect HBP to supplant OotP as my favourite HP movie.

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Our informant told us it just starts on fire, it does not burn down. Hagrid’s hut was on fire for a long time before they put it out, and he was still able to use it to throw a Support Harry Potter party the next year.

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Nevermind. I found the link. :)

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This scene sounds like it’ll be decent and will flow woth the movie. And as long as Jo is okay with it, I guess I am too. Although I really wish they weren’t making the Vanishing Cabinet business so obvious!

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Oops, I meant ‘with the movie.’ :)

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followthebutterflies, yes, I agree, I wish they didn`t make the Vanishing Cabinet so obvious ! It`d be better to find out @ the end, but oh well. :]

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I’m sorry, but David Yates makes me absolutely livid. If you are going to make the time to make the movie, why make up a scene when you’re already leaving more than too much out from the actual book? They could take the time and money they are using on this made up scene and use it on the Weasley family they have made fall apart. They could have casted Fleur, Bill, and Charlie and brought back Fred, George, and Percy and had the right story all along. But he insists on adding in this scene that isn’t in the book, and making the whole movie seem like a completely different story. I could go on about it, but I’ll be kind. It just makes me furious. I’d love to see these movies done well, and do justice to the books, even though that probably isn’t possible.

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@ kate That’s EXACTLY what i’m saying! :-)

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I’m pretty sure the scene posted at IMDB is legit. The person who posted it has had real scoops in the past, and all the recent news has supported his claims. The best theory I’ve seen is that the source is someone who works in the special effects department, which is why he only has access to certain parts of the script. He definitely DOES NOT have the approval of WB to leak this stuff.

I think people are worrying too much about the dialogue. This is probably from an early draft of the screenplay. Kloves is an American, but there will be plenty of live British people on set to complain if the dialogue sounds phony. Plus, the director will make changes to some scenes while they’re filming. The finished scene will probably have a number of differences from what we see here.

I also wouldn’t worry too much about the plot of DH being ruined if the Burrow catches fire. The Weasleys know a thing or two about magic, you know. I expect they can put out a fire and clean up smoke damage a bit faster than muggles can.

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oh i hope that isn’t the actual scene they’re going to use that john and lcbaseball22 posted. it would go against what j.k. rowling put in the book about the ministry giving the burrow every protection they know… plus wouldn’t dumbledore put his own protection on the burrow since that is where harry spends most his time outside of hogwarts?

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Oh for goodness sake, are we back to bashing David Yates again? Listen very carefully everyone: David Yates is a DIRECTOR. The decision to add that scene is a SCRIPTWRITING decision, not a directing decision, and… ah, who cares, people have made Yates their handy scapegoat for all their sorrowful little woes about the movie, and nothing I say is going to make any difference.

Myself, I’m glad Bill and Fleur aren’t in the movie, as their storyline is pointless in HBP, and they’re easily replaceable (most obviously with Remus and Tonks) in DH.

And this new attack scene at the Burrow? I like it. I’m not worried about it being “pointless” or whatever, because (a) JKR has given her blessing, which is good enough for me, and (b) it sounds like a cool action sequence.

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Oh, one other thing: I will admit that Hermione calling Mr. Weasley “Arthur” seems really out-of-character for her, but Hermione has been so wildly out of character in all of these movies (excepting the first one) that I think she’s beyond help or hope in the films, so I’m not too bothered by it. The “Arthur” nitpick is just that: a nitpick.

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im excited!!! yay for hbp movie!

laura aggrees, :)

were in history, and this news brightened my (roses) day!

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but if this is a script they can change some of it right? it doesn’t have to be EXACTLY like in here.

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@danielle: Okay i have no idea what you’re talking because Hermione has never called Mr. Weasley, Arthur and I doubt she ever will. Not in the movies or in the books. And I think Hermione is great in the movies, so are all the characters, but that’s just my opinion. But anyways, I think if the new scene they added is an attack at the Burrow then that will be great. I always wanted that to happen in the books, but obviously it didn’t because the burrow was always protected by enchantments and secret keepers. I’m assuming that’s why they had to get JKR’s approval for the scene because if it is an attack scene then it would be breaking some “magical laws.” but then again the filmmakers don’t really care when it comes to that stuff anyways, so it makes sense. I just can’t wait for the movie!

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@celia: I was referring to the moment at the end of the leaked scene from the movie (see page 1 of these comments, specifically john’s post and lcbaseball22’s post), when Harry and Hermione are in conversation, and Hermione refers to Mr. Weasley as “Arthur”.

I agree that Hermione has never called him Arthur in the books. In fact, that was EXACTLY my point. It’s out of character for her to call him that, so I (and many others who’ve commented here) didn’t care for her doing it in the movie.

And for the record, I don’t hate movie!Hermione (although I admittedly came close hating her during the last half of PoA… don’t get me started), I just think she’s not the same Hermione in the books. It’s book!Hermione I love, and it disappoints me not to see her onscreen.

But overall, I love the movies, and most of my complaints about them are really just small nitpicks.

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Good point Danielle – I never realized that people who complain about the storyline of the movie not exactly following the book, really deep down do like the movies too. I mean obviously we must if the have grossed up to about 4 billion world wide. Besides authors of books adapted to screen always say they are separate in their own way. P.S. whoever has the posting name followthebutterflies- that is so funny , I laughed so hard at that part of COS, Ron is so funny!

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Interesting…the scene mentioned above does sound pretty authentic, considering they even need to build up Harry and Ginny’s relationship, and I don’t think there’s much scope to do that in the movie, considering all the other more important stuff they’d have to show. About Hermione calling him Arthur, Loleia, you could be right. Maybe it’s just a placeholder and they’d substitute it with “Mr. Weasley” in the movie, because you cannot have Hermione saying “Arthur”. It’s too un – Hermione -Like.

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I wish the people defending Phoenix would stop mentioning what his role in the movies is. You’re putting a target on his back.

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Sounds like a good scene, but I agree Hermione would never call Ron’s father Arthur. Also in the book, it is Harry who notices how ill Draco looks and the one who is more suspicious of Draco rather than Ron and Hermione.

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I don’t think that in this scene the defenses of the burrow were actually broken. It looks like Harry wandered too far outside it’s protective charm. That’s why Hermione is angry at him later on. The burrow is still a save haven. Harry just wasn’t carefull.

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From the “supposed” scene from IMDB: If this takes place in the middle of the movie at the Burrow then it’s most likely holidays. And if so, why in the world would Hermione be at the Burrow during this Christmas??

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Well, in the book Harry was careful. That’s why I don’t like them to add scenes, because they change the characters. Harry is the best in these dangerous situations so I hope they don’t make Ginny look like she is best or more intelligent, because they did that in OotP, when she that does huge spell at the Minitry, they made her look more powerfull than Harry and the others, and that’s not true. I hope they show how powerfull and intelligent Harry is, because until now they always give the good lines and good spells to everyone else. and now is Ginny saying to him it was a trap, well, Harry is enough intelligent to realise about these things alone, he is always the quickest to realize these things when they are in dangerous situations. So I hope the scriptwriter, director and producers stop understimating Harry. Look at that scene someone posted. Most of the lines are Ginny’s lines and Hermione’s lines, like always it is others. In the book it is Harry who notices Draco is different, Hermione and Ron think Harry is crazy and don’t listen to him. And in the movie Hermione is the one telling Harry that Draco is different… again Kloves is giving Hermione lines, thoughts and ideas that are not hers!!! It was only Harry who realized that something was going on with Draco that year, and the others didn’t believe Harry.

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Yay, new scene! Always exciting (unless it’s rubbish…then ‘grr!’ to WB).

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mmmm… not looking forward to the film now, if this scene is for real. Strikes me as a mish mash of the absolutely DREADFUL GOF quidditch world cup attack scene with Harry for some strange reason flailing about on his own when every other wizard seemed to have got away, only for the Weasleys to suddenly reappear much later when they finally(!) realised he wasn’t with them(!!!), and the Hermione/Harry running from a werewolf scene in POA (which I liked actually), only this time to emphasize a Harry/Ginny ship.

and second, the leak should be sacked! Unless Amy S’s theory that it’s a staged WB leak is correct.

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JoSePh – You make a good point, that I really agree with. They really do give away Harry’s lines to other people. I find that annoying that Hermione is the one to notice Malfoy is looking different. It was Harry all through HBP who suspected him, yet no one believed him till it was too late.

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It annoys me too that Hermione is noticing Draco and Harry doesn’t care!

In the book, Harry is the only one who does notice and he cares a great deal about Draco’s continuing decline. Hermione doesn’t believe him!

From other parts of the script it seems as though Harry and Hermione (and I’m assuming Ron, but he has no lines about it that I’ve seen) are working together to figure out the vanishing cabinet and Draco’s plot, which is sooo frustrating.

I guess movie!Hermione can’t be mistaken about anything, even if it’s just one side plot.

I know we haven’t seen too much of the script but I’m also starting to think that we’re not going to get Hermione’s bird attack. It is a moment of weakness for her and highlights her insecurities so I guess we can’t have that; movie!Hermione has no insecurities or weaknesses. Sigh….Although I am surprised they would pass up on an opportunity for Hermione to attack Ron with a flock of canaries.

It just seems like something that would have been alluded to by now. The actors keep talking about how Ron gets a girlfriend and Hermione’s jealous, but never about a falling out between R/Hr or a fight. You sort of miss the point of the Ron/Lavender storyline if R/Hr don’t have a separation: it’s to show both characters’ insecurities and their reluctance to make the first move and how both might destroy their friendship, but how they are able to make it through regardless, and how their friendship is strong enough to withstand it. If they don’t include that they should have just cut it altogether, because it’ll end up being a tag-on and superficial.

Sorry for the movie!Hermione rant, it’s one of my biggest peeves with the films ( which I do like by the way). I love her character as Jo has written her, and her faults and insecurities are what make her so real and endearing. And in defense of book!Hermione, she is sooo much more witty and sarcastic and funny than movie!Hermione and I miss her lines from the book. In the film, she’s so busy saying anyone else’s lines (she gets Ron’s, Harry’s, Dumbledore’s, and starting with GOF when Kloves realized how annoyed the fans were about her getting other characters’ lines, he decided to write his own terrible dialog for her instead. cringe) that she has no time to say her own, though she got a couple in OOTP. For the record I blame mostly Kloves and the Producers, and I put none of the blame on Emma because she has little control, and she seems like she would just listen to whatever the directors want to do with her character, which is why Hermione changes the most from film to film in how she is portrayed whereas Harry and Ron are acted pretty consistently.

Mini rant over. :-)

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I am okay w/ them adding the additional scene. I read the spoiler and its sounds really awesome, the thing i like the most is that it starts a relationship between Harry and Ginny. If the scene takes place over winter vacation then it has a bit of the book in it because after winter vacation the book says that Ginny is not as enthusiastic about Dean after winter vacation.

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Taking about script, here are my thoughts… Ok, what about it? The wedding will be replaced by Harry’s birthday party and then the death eaters would be arriving in the night, during the festivities, just after he turns seventeen. That would emphasis the fact that they are really oppressed now by Voldemort and his followers, the first ( or second if they keep ” Fallen Warriors ”, as I hope they will) narrow escape. Then Fleur and Bill’s cottage would be changed as the weasley’s secret room where they are hiding ( maybe Muriel’s or any other reative or just any house well hidden ). That would mean a lot of things if Harry was to kiss Ginny at that key point, expriencing once again love, maybe more forcefully than ever, thinking at last of blindly trusting Dumbledore, especially after Dobby’s death ( Wouldn’t it be a great and profund way to end the first film if they are to be two? ). Well I can understand that that would surely disappoint the most sentimental ( and gossip lover;D) of us if the kiss doesn’t happen during Harry’s birthday but… What’s more, this would also mean that the Weasleys were already in hiding before ” The Malfoy’s Manor ” chapter and that Ron did find refuge with them and not Bill and Fleur ( no problem though there as they are the biggest blood-traitors ever seen according to the pure-blood lovers and if WB decide not to introduce bill ( and Fleur again ) or in just few scenes, just to make them appear and satisfy some HP fans ! lol ) . So, what do you think?

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As for this new scene added, this would surely point out that the world is becoming more and more dangerous and they ae going to be hunted down by those bad blokes, with the heights of this cat-and-mouse game in DH. But I’ m not sure such a battle scene would do the trick. Indeed, this would seriously put already Dumbledore’s presence and protecion in doubt. But,Aren’t we supposed to truly miss the man and his magic at the end, at probably the key point, the biggest moment of the film?

P.S.: Sorry if my comment is cut into two parts but I had to wait before posting the second half !

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Once again sorry because I meant ” talking ” in my first comment :) . Bye !

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I don’t agree with you at all JoSePh. Hermione is more intelligent than Harry and Ginny might just be more powerfull than him. The real qualities of Harry are his good hart, his guts and his great instincts, not his power or intelligence. Allthough he has got that too, compared to someone like Dumbledore he is nothing and still Dumbledore realised that Harry was the better man en the one destined to finish off Voldemort. Portraying Harry as a superrrr-wizard would be stupid. He is hardly better than Ron, just look at his owls.

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I think that a new scene is kind of cool, and as long as it doesn’t chance the plot in anyway. It should be fine. Like BellaSnape said, “If it’s okay with Jo. It’s okay with me.”

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Hey Tomshome, I to think that the dobby death scene would be the perfect climax to the first(if there were two parts) of the Deathly Hallows. But Unfourtunatly it is so close to where the action picks up in the book. Right after that they go to the bank and then Harry has a peek in Voldamort’s mind sees that the last Horcrux is at Hogwarts and rushes off for the final battle. But… If they make the movie really long… that could be the perfect spot to put the intermission.

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Nolan, you forget that there is also the Gringotts scene. Or aren’t they going to keep it in the movie?

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Tomshome, I did include the Gringotts scene. Look back you’ll see that I said “after that they go to the bank and then Harry has a peek in Voldamort’s mind.” I’m sorry if I didn’t make that clear enough. And I really mean that I’m not trying to be mean or anything like that. But the Gringotts scene will only take at best ten minutes of the movie. Now the scene that I did forget to mention was the Aberforth scene. Which could take a while. Again I’m sorry I wasn’t clear on the Gringotts thing.

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That’s all right Nolan. I should just be more careful ! Anyway, let’s just wait and see if they decide to do two films…

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I wonder how are they going to do to make Bonnie Wright appear to be acting. She was so wooden so far.

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Have you watched the OoTP, Snape’s Mistress? Don’t just watch her when she has lines and don’t keep your eye’s on the trio the whole time you just might see that she can act. I hope that didn’t sound rude.???

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wow, you are really well mannered Nolan. You’re not offending anyone with your comments, trust me.

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Redbeard and JoSePh, I agree with both of you, if that’s possible :)

Redbeard, I agree with pretty much all you say about Harry, Hermione and Ginny, except two things, one in which I agree with JoSePh below. I agree Ginny is possibly a more powerful witch in general (not taking away from some of Harry’s particular DADA strengths); she does do a very powerful reductor curse in OotP book I seem to remember. Hermione is definitely the brainy one of the three (and DH shows just how Super! she is)! I agree with most of what you say about Harry’s strengths too, that it is his “good heart, his guts and his great instincts, not his power or intelligence” that set him apart. I would add his leadership; both Hermione and Ron look to Harry for leadership.

I disagree that Harry is ‘only’ as good as Ron though. He’s more intelligent. Never mind OWL grades, clever does not always = intelligent. Harry sometimes makes quite incisive deductions about things, equal to Hermione’s, but I don’t remember a time when Ron’s deductions lead them anywhere. I just don’t get the intelligent ‘vibe’ from Ron at all. I’m sure he has his qualities, but that’s not it.

I also agree with JoSePh that it would be wrong for Hermione to help Harry with the Draco case (if that’s what they are planning of course!), because in the book she does so blatantly ignore Harry in his attempts to discuss Draco. One of her major faults is that she relies too much on factual knowledge and it stifles her ability to open her mind and to draw gut feeling conclusions. Harry’s instinctive way of working are at odds with her method and that’s why she ignores him in this case. She would not make a good Auror IMO.

Nolan, I agree about Bonnie’s acting in OotP too; she was great in the small time she had. I really do see her as Ginny in the books now.

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Thanks Redbreard, I’m always afraid that I sound a bit harsh when I write these things. But now I have a question. Do my manner annoy anyone? And thank you Anne for letting me know I’m not the only one who notices this stuff.

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Sorry got called away, Anne I agree that Hermione shouldn’t help Harry. It would go against her character. But I must disagree with Ron not being as smart. Look at the final book were he surmises to go to the chamber of secrets and use the Basalik fangs. And also how he can recall the sound Harry made when he opened the Locket. Now before he was a bit childish and not quite as mature as the others, all it took was a couple of splinched fingernails to get him thinking clearly.

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hehehe I do like your assessment of the effect of splinched fingernails! I suppose after Ron came back he was more determined to show his worth, and I’ll give him the basilisk fangs bit, although it’s not the same as deductive ability, he just remembered the cos was there. But in a way I think it would be more in character if they got Ron to help with the Draco case, because he can often show support for Harry’s more ‘crackpot’ or instinctive ideas than Hermione.

But the intelligence that Harry shows with the Grey Lady scene, the conclusions about Hallows versus Horcruxes and all the thinking that led to it about DD, his working out the Hallows and what Voldemort was after and his discussion of wandlore with Ollivander. In those scenes he showed intelligence that was beyond normal. It’s that kind of deductive thinking that I haven’t seen in Ron. But I’m sure I will have forgotten something from the books.

Parseltongue, mmm … I do tend to dismiss that bit because I have issues with it and it’d going off topic to discuss it here. Maybe there’s a Lounge thread on it? Basically, my problem is that if parseltongue is a gift that is rare and passed on by genes, it sets it apart from being just a language that can be imitated, so I can’t see how someone can just imitate a sound just like that and succeed. I’ve never seen it as a language, but a more ‘connection thing’ that enables communication, and is not all to do with sounds. I don’t know why or how to explain it, but it may have something to do with the fact that snakes don’t have external ears. Jo herself said it wasn’t a language in that way, so she never explained why Ron could do it to my satisfaction in her interviews.

“Hearing – Although snakes are not equipped with outer ears like people, sound waves from the air hit their skin and are transferred from muscle to bone. When the sound reaches the ear bone beneath the skull, it sends vibrations to the inner ear, and the sound is processed by the brain. (from howstuffworks.com)

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sorry that was going waayy off topic! :D

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AWESOME!

CAN’T. WAIT.

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Granted Harry did show an astounding grasp of the concept of wand lore and when he made his dission about the Hallows and Hurcruxs. But Ron is at a disadvantage, the book isn’t shown through his point of view. As for the Parseltongue, I can see your delima. But as with all languages someone who has no Earthly idea what a word means can duplicate most any sound neccisary to say the word. Also the reason you don’t see the Parseltongue language is, one you can’t write a book using a language that no one has ever spoken before. Two, again we are seeing things through Harry’s mind so he wouldn’t hear it any differently. And now I shall delve off subject. Was the Splinched thing funny? And thanks for the science lesson Professor.

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Sorry Anne, I forgot about your mentioning Ron helping Harry. Yes it would play into character, but if they are going to include Quiddich and Lavander Brown into the plot then I would think that Ron would be too busy with them.

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Franlock is talking about the new scene right?

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“Was the Splinched thing funny?”

yes, the idea that splinching a finger nail could make someone grow up is funny (from a British perspective anyway, I don’t know where you are from, but that sentence read as humour to me)! One of my favourite parts of the book is actually the scene when he gets back and Hermione gets sarcastic about his splinched fingernails.

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Mine too. My favorite chapter in the whole book is the silver doe. Followed closely by The Prince’s Tale. And the Splinched thing is funny from my perspective as well. And I’m American.

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I certainly think both Harry and Ron are equals to each other on many levels, but, I do believe Harry is just that little bit more than Ron, you know. But, yes I believe if they are going to have someone help Harry with the whole Malfoy situtation in the film, it def should be Ron. He tends to always back Harry.

All this talk about HBP and DH is really making me want to re-read them again. Sorry that was really off topic, I just found that a bit ammusing :p

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Harry thought of splinching as somewhat comical until Ron’s arm injury brought him face to face with the reality. And with regard to parseltongue, Ron can’t speak it, but he (like several of the other Weasleys) is good at imitation, and so can make a sound close enough to satisfy the magic controlling the entrance to the chamber (which doesn’t necessarily require a perfect parseltongue word).

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@Danielle: i don’t think that leaked script is real. because if the new scene is an attack on the burrow that takes place in the middle of the film then it’s probably going to be when harry is there over christmas break and as we all know Hermione doesn’t go to the burrow for christmas in book 6, because she’s currently giving ron a 4 month long silent treatment. So I doubt that scene is real and plus the actors don’t even get the full scripts when they’re filming. they just the one scene for that day and the extras who don’t have any lines don’t get scripts. so i don’t know where that alleged leaked scene would have come from and the writing is too amateur anyways. it just sounds like something someone made up and i didn’t even have to read it. i just scrolled past it and saw hermione’s name a million times and that’s a clear givaway that it’s a fake.

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@Sarah Weasley, I suppose I agree with just a little bit. I`m not mad about David Yates though, because I do believe he will be great at directing HBP. But I do agree on the part about the Weasley family. They should take more time on the family, and make sure that all the points are in there, because that`ll do justice to the book – not just add a scene in where it doesn’t really even make sense. (Although I suppose it does make sense.)

Anyway, what’s written is what’s written? I`ll probably be happy with all the dueling or w/e anyway. Hmmms.

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Celia you just give me hope and I LOVE you for it!

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@Celia: I made that same distinction on the previous page, but no one commented on it! Everyone is too distracted by the fact that Hermione called Mr. Weasley, Arthur. Seriously people, if the leaked script is real then that’s just sickening. Why is Kloves so infatuated with Hermione? I mean, I like her as well (well, Book!Hermione at least), but c’mon! Is it not possible for her to disappear for a little while? She’s not supposed to be there so why is she? And if this is real, then it completely downplays Hermione and Ron’s separation. Hermione’s not supposed to show any care for Ron until the Valentine’s Day poisoning incident. So if she’s present at the Burrow, it’s like the Lav-Lav thing isn’t even that big of a deal to her. Ugh, I hate Kloves so much. No matter how great of a director Yates is, he can’t stop that stupid man from ruining a film.

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Well said, Danielle. Hermione isn’t at the Burrow, she’s at Hogwarts. ALL of her lines in that scene take place at Hogwarts.

And really, guys, I think it’s time to accept that the scene is GENUINE. It came from source which has, in the past, consistently given us accurate information. It has been confirmed. And if nothing else, the fact that TLC is presenting it as a confirmed scene should mean something, because to the best of my knowledge, Melissa, Sue, & Co have NEVER reported unconfirmed news without labeling it as a “rumor.” So if TLC reports the scene as a done deal, I’m happy to take their word for it.

We don’t have to LIKE the scene, but I do think we should at least accept it as genuine.

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to Saria- just because they said there was going to be an additional scene doesn’t mean it’s this one.

is there a website where you saw the script page? or just the think put on the comments?

and did you read what celia said first?

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To EmmaV: Yes, I read what celia said first. Did you read what Danielle said first? Because what Danielle said smashed what celia said to pieces.

As for the link, I’ve only read what was cut and pasted into the comments here, I admit. But I do know that the person who first pasted it in the comments got it from someone at the IMDb who has given us a LOT of accurate information in the past.

And I also know that TLC, in this very article we’re discussing, has posted a link in which David Barron, who is one of the movie’s producers (which makes him a pretty reliable, don’t you think?), confirmed to the Australian Herald that the scene is real.

That’s good enough for me.

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@Danielle: That explains A LOT. Thank you. I also realized I must’ve skimmed over the note that mentions they’re at Hogwarts.

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I just read everything they had on Half blood prince on IMDB

there is mention of an additional scene. but not what is.

so I believe there is a scene. but not that it is what’s in the comments

if the scene DESCRIBED was real WB would have said something about it because We have seen them mention when stuff like this happens

so Scene added? yes.

scene added = one described. no

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@danielle: i told you i didn’t read it, but i did go back a scan it again after i posted and i notice that the supposed scene that’s supposedly from the script takes place during christmas at the burrow and then after christmas when they return to hogwarts. but i still don’t think it’s real and even if it is i don’t want to be spoiled. i’m so excited about this as i’m sure all “real” HP fans are, but I CAN wait to see it. And Steve Kloves is really good at adding in scenes that weren’t in the books like the two scenes in movie 4 with the study hall and the dance lesson. so i’m sure this is going to be a great movie regardless of who’s in the most scenes, but even though i’m tired of this and don’t want to mention it…i’ve never noticed hermione in any scenes in the movies that she wasn’t in in the books.

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@emily: David Barron did say that the additional scene takes place at the burrow and that’s it’s going to be a dark scene. so we know that much. i just can’t wait until the movie comes out.

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So a leaked scene appears on the IMDb, in which we see Harry and the Weasleys engaged in a very dark action scene at the Burrow involving Bellatrix and Greyback. Then a couple of days later, one of the movie’s producers just happens to confirm that there has indeed been a scene added to the movie that wasn’t in the book, that this scene takes place at the Burrow, and that it’s “dark” in tone….. but some are asserting that this is NOT the same scene as the one that was leaked?

Hmm. That strikes me as WAY too much of a coincidence. I believe the leaked scene is real, and I believe it’s the same one that has been posted here on the first page of the comments. But of course, if you choose to believe it isn’t the same scene, that’s your prerogative.

But I still think it’s too much of a coincidence for it to be fake.

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Nolan, believe me, there are lot of people on this forum that are waaaaaay more anoying than you. (I include myself, but I’m also talking about the geniusses that didn’t read the leaked script, but do have there opinion ready on it)

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Jimi, what the hell do you mean “it is lacking a hardcore action sequence” ?? what about when harry and dumbledore come back from the cave and there is fighting at hogwarts!? bill gets his face riped apart, ginny is fighting, the big blonde DE is killed, nevill and flitwick get hurt. is that hard core enough for you?

i dunno about this scene though. whenever they add a scene, they usually cut or shorten another scene from the book. and this scene will take time. they just can’t randomely start fighting at the Burrow! there needs to be some introduction—which takes time! i really hope they can pull it off though…

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Yes! I was hoping they’d show more of what’s going on in the world. Flying newspaper headlines just aren’t enough in my opinion. I don’t know if that leaked script is legitimate, but it seems so. It seems to be the Heyman style, if such a thing exists.

I would have preferred to see random acts of violence and disaster, and I’m not too keen on this weird chase scene. But still, the movies are their own entity now, and so far I’ve liked what they’ve done with ‘em.

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OKAY. WHY are you guys talking about what you would have liked to see and what’s wrong with scene and what the movie is missing when the movie has NOT even come out yet??! Confuse me please. We still have a good 9 or 10 months until the movie even comes out. They haven’t even finished filming it! So I think this whole conversation is completely irrevelevant. I mean it would make a little sense if we had seen a 50 sec trailer like we did for OOTP, but you guys are judging the movie off a allegedley leaked part of the script and you don’t even know if it’s real.

I know some of you are all like “it’s real cause it’s too much of a coincidence” but that’s exactly why I think its FAKE cause it’s too much of a coincidence for the exact scene that Barron just recently talked about to be leaked like the next day! And the script has never been leaked before!

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@ celia: With all due respect, I don’t think I’m going to bother responding to you anymore. I’m not trying to be rude. It’s just that it seems you’re not even bothering to read people’s posts properly, and are misunderstanding (almost deliberately, it seems) what a lot of people are saying.

Also, you formed an opinion about the leaked script BEFORE YOU EVEN READ IT, by your own admission. In fact, it doesn’t appear that you’ve done anything more than skim over it (and in doing so, came to the very faulty conclusion that Hermione was at the Burrow, which you later admitted was wrong… but only after your mistake was pointed out to you, and you had no choice but to acknowledge you’d been wrong). And yet, without even having read it properly, you seem to think that your opinion of the scene is the absolute right opinion, and everyone who disagrees with you (many of whom DID take the time to read the scene properly) is just wrong, wrong, wrong. As far as I can see, you haven’t even displayed a willingness to listen to what others are saying.

That tells me that you have already decided what you think about this topic, and are not open to a discussion of it. So I’m not going to bother anymore.

And besides, you are (imo) coming off as slightly rude and confrontational. I enjoy debate, but I prefer it without the rudeness, thanks.

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“I’m also talking about the geniusses that didn’t read the leaked script, but do have there opinion ready on it”

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LOL, Redbeard, I was thinking the same thing: “Wait, let me get this straight. You haven’t even read the script, but you think that you, and you alone, are the Almighty Authority on whether or not it’s legitimate? Really? Without even READING it first? Um, okay, if you say so.” ::snort::

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If they would stick more with the book in the first place then they wouldn’t need to add scenes to catch everyone up. The danger lurking in the Muggle World does not seem conveyed in this scene, rather it is targeted at Harry, that is why Hermoine is asking him to realize who he is because trouble follows him. Duh, I think we already know that. I believe once again we are being lied to by the filmakers because they have screwed up another movie. I do not have faith in David Yates, he has taken what Calderone said too far about “it’s O.K. to change things in the movie as long as you keep to the spirit of the book”. Calderone did a good job in this sense for Book 3, but David Yates did not in Book 5 and probably not in Book 6!!!!

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Now Now y’all lets think optimistically about this, we will all probably love the sixth movie very much- we obviously know there is an added scene, which there has been in like every movie since COS but we dont know for sure if it is the one that got leaked on IMDb or not, so maybe we should just wait and see till be hear more or see more- like the trailer which I cant wait for. so lets all hold on to our thestrals!

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I agree with Redbeard, Danielle, and Saria.

I totally understand and respect the fact that some don’t want to read the leaked scene because they don’t want to be spoiled. That’s certainly their right.

However, if you choose NOT to read it, then I think you forfeit your right to cast judgment on it. You can’t have an informed opinion on the scene being good or bad, relevant or irrelevant, real or fake, if you haven’t even read it.

And merely scanning the scene isn’t enough. As Celia so spectacularly and unwittingly demonstrated in her “Hermione’s-name-was-in-that-script-a-million-times-but-that-can’t-be-right-because-she-was-giving-Ron-the-silent-treatment-so-she-wouldn’t-be-at-the-Burrow-in-the-first-place-so-the-script-MUST-be-fake!” post, you simply can’t get an accurate estimation of the scene by only scanning it. You have to actually read the scene, properly, from beginning to end, and THEN you can decide what you think about it.

If you still hate it after reading it, then have at it: moan, complain, vent to your heart’s content. But at least do yourself and everyone else the courtesy of actually reading the thing first. Otherwise, you should probably just stay mum about it. Just sayin’.

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Speaking of the trailer, have we heard anything about when we might expect one? I know it’s still months and months before the movie comes out, but still, I was thinking maybe a teaser trailer can’t be too far in the future. Or is that too optimistic?

Anyone heard anything?

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@Brenda: ...Calderone??? You mean Cuaron? Lol.

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@danielle: you’re right. I don’t read other peoples posts. i just basically read the first sentence and that’s it. i’m just waaay too lazy to read two paragraphs about something i know i don’t really care about. but as i said before i’m not going to read the alleged leaked script because i don’t want to be spoiled. i really want to see the HBP movie but i can wait 9 or 10 months. i’m not going read some spoiler even if it is real which is very doubtful.

@Ashley: i don’t think we’re gonna get a trailer until sometime in August or September. It’s way too far away for a trailer. We might start getting some promotional images soon though and i can’t wait!

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I think we’ll get a teaser in the summer. The start of pics might be in late spring. Then maybe a proper trailer at the beginning of autumn.

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@Celia: In that case, I’ll make sure this post is only a couple sentences long. Please stop talking about and rebuking people for posts (that you admit you haven’t even read) about a mysterious leaked scene (that you admit you haven’t even read), since you only reveal your own ignorance when you do so, and you’re really making yourself look rather silly.

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@Monica: i’m a reasonable person unlike some people. So I won’t respond to any posts i haven’t read thoroughly. Happy now?...i doubt it.

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“We don’t often have things that aren’t in the book,” HA! stupidest statement ever. He obviously hasn’t read the books in a while.

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They dont often have things that arnt in the book and if they do its so the movie can portray it better, as in this situation. We read the books so think about how hard it would be to make a movie exactly how it is in the book, there would be alot of back and forth stuff and people would get dizzy and confused. Books are the books and these are the movies. By the way they said a teaser trailer would be coming out soon- this was a while ago but WB announced that. some speculate it might be with 10,000 BC.

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BellaSnape – As much as I would LOVE a teaser trailer with 10,000BC (even though I’m not that thrilled about that movie) I doubt it. A Dark Knight has dibbs on it. And I don’t think WB is going to do a double big movie with that one film. They are focusing on ADK with 10,000BC (and focusing more on Harvey Dent in this trailer instead of the Joker (aka Aaron Ekheart instead of Heath Ledger). I think a safer bet would be something like when Indy 4 comes out in May. I think that would be a smart move for WB. Everyone is psyched about Indy 4 (I saw Definitely, Maybe last weekend and the Indy 4 trailer was shown and people clapped) and that would probably be the best film to show the trailer under. It would get the biggest showing.

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I dont ever remember the teaser coming out that late in the year before the movie, so I am not sure, I guess non of us really knows.

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@BellaSnape: I don’t feel like doing the math, but I looked it up and the first teaser trailer for the OOTP movie (that 50 sec. one) came out in November 17, 2006, so that was like 8 months before the movie came out and the first groups of pictures came out way before that. So I think we should definitely be getting some good pictures and maybe even a teaser trailer sometime soon! Yay!!!

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I already know what it is, Mr. Weasley will come in and say, “I’ve got bad news everyone..

George Bush has just been reelected to office.

The muggles think I was just a disaster caused by electorial votes but..

it was really the Dark Lord.”

END SCENE.

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i think this means there will be no “the other minister” scene at the beginning :(

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@vicky: snitchseeker revealed quite awhile ago that Warner Bros. had told them that the other minister, Hepzibah smith, and the Gaunts had all been cut from the film. I think this news is probably true especially since we haven’t heard any news about casting of any of those characters. I really don’t think any of them are that important. Obviously important events happens around Hepzibah and the Gaunts, but i think they can work around that in the movie. They can find out some other way for Harry to learn about the goblet and the locket horcruxes.

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If out of all the charaters not cast (just saying because we havent had any word yet.) I think Hepzibah Smith is important and should be kept in. I dont see the point of cutting out characters from the books in the films! I understand that they save on time and money but honestly its not a big deal to keep them! Harry shouldnt have to learn about the goblet and the locket horcruxes another way! There wouldnt even be a movie if it wasnt for the books so they should stay true to them! As far adding in a scene that wasnt in the book, I figured they would have too. And with JK blessing Im sure it was written well enough. Adding in scenes to add something they should have had in a previous movie or adding scenes to convey something hard to portray without dialouge from the books are fine with me as long as they stay true to canon.

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“I think Hepzibah Smith is important and should be kept in.”

I agree. The locket and goblet both make an appearance in that scene and it also shows how LV knew about them and the look of greed in his eyes. Three important points rolled into one. I would have thought it the perfect scene of all of the memories to keep (along with Tom Riddle orphanage, which I know they have kept).

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HOW DO I SEE THE SCENE… I”VE LOOKED EVERYWHERE! HELP

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@g1975, calm down dear, the scenes we are talking about are not even complete they are sneek peeks- you can either see them by putting in the special features disc of the OOTP movie in your PC, or much easier just go to youtube and type in Half- Blood Prince sneek peaks.There are two of them. one shows Draco on the Hogwarts express the other shows costumes and orphanage set design.

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I think g1975 might have been talking about the controversial leaked scene we’ve been discussing. If so, it was on the first page of these comments, but it’s since been deleted (by the moderators, I’m assuming). If you want to read the scene, g1975, you might try going to the IMDb message boards, as I believe that’s where it first appeared.

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oops! my bad, sorry I guess since he/she said “see” I thought they wanted to actually watch something- not the one that is unknown around here that you read.

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@anne: I agree that I would rather see Harry discover the goblet in the Hepzibah Smith scene too, but i’m pretty sure its not gonna happen and i’ve sort of come to terms with it. I mainly wanted to see because of Tom RIddle, his reactions in that memory just freaky and i think they would have looked awesome on-screen. But filming is still early, so maybe they will add that scene back in like they did with Kreacher in OOTP. but I’m not expecting every single thing from the book to be in the movies, because that would be ridiculous and i think we know by now that that’s not gonna happen. but Steve Kloves got alot of stuff from book 4 into that movie and I think the 6th book is shorter than the 4th book.

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SON OF A BEESTING!!! i nearly had a heartattack when i read that HBP was coming out in Nov. i am going to count down the days and i am going on opening day even if i have to sleep outside the theater, also question there not going to show that Harry starts liking Ginny in HBP because that’s a BIG part in this book, tear.

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@ HP*Fan_: Never fear, the Harry/Ginny storyline is most definitely being included in the movie. Daniel Radcliffe, Bonnie Wright, David Yates (the director), and David Heyman (the movie’s producer) have all talked about it in interviews.

In fact, not only have they included the Harry/Ginny storyline, they’re also including the Dean/Ginny storyline: in interviews, Yates has talked about Harry’s “unrequited feelings for Ginny,” and Heyman has said that Harry “has a crush on Ginny” in this movie, “but she’s going out with Dean Thomas.” And they’re even bringing back Cho Chang; Katie Leung (the actress who plays Cho) has said that she’ll have a brief role in the movie so the audience can see that Harry has moved on and now likes Ginny and not Cho.

So don’t worry, the Harry/Ginny storyline will definitely be given its due. ;) If you’d like to see a scene from one of the Harry/Ginny moments, you might go to YouTube and type in “Half-Blood Prince sneak peek.” One of the sneak peaks there has a shot of Harry and Ginny… well, not kissing exactly, but standing like an inch apart; it’s definitely a romantic moment. Enjoy!

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yes the youtube videos are good to keep us hanging until the trailer and movie, and I dont think we have to worry about romance or dark stuff because they both have been confirmed. Dan, one of the producers and the official plot says that there will be dark stuff and Dan even says that it will get darker than the OOTP ever was.

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Have there been any new sneak peak videos besides the first two or three that we’ve gotten? i’ve never pulled that stuff up with my OOTP dvd, so i’m not sure how i would be able to tell.

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I’m not aware of any new sneak peeks, except the three that have already been floating all over fandom for months now: one that features interviews with Dan, Emma, Rupert, and David Heyman and also shows filming of certain scenes (Dumbledore and Harry entering Slughorn’s home, Malfoy on the train, the Harry/Ginny near-kiss, etc.); one that features a behind-the-scenes look at the wardrobe and costuming; nd one that features a behind-the-scenes look at the art direction.

You can see them at this link: http://youtube.com/results?search_query=half-blood+prince+sneak+peek&search_type=

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I’ve always learned to be skeptical of this kind of thing, but when I saw the script, I thought it looked reasonably good, and if it is the actual thing, then it’s a good scene and I approve of it.

I am still a bit skeptical, but I still like it. I hope it is authentic.

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@Athena: it could be the real scene. but i really don’t want to be spoiled. i was kind of spoiled for movies 4 and 5 and after that when i saw the movie it almost felt like i had already seen it. especially for movie 4 because they released all those clips of full scenes. and for movie 5 they had all of those advanced screenings and i read the beginning of one that said word for word how the movie opened. so im gonna to try to stay away from spoilers this time around. but if the new scene is some type of conflict at the burrow then i think it’s a great idea and i can’t wait to see it in the movie.

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you know I really hate to say this but people on IMDb are very crude and rude very seldom do I come across someone who actually can see reason behind someone elses thoughts but there own- all that is on those boards is bickering and bickering. And for my friends on here and probably everyone by now there is this one poster that doesnt want to give Helen McCrory a chance at being Narcissa and I think that to just dismiss someone because they dont come with the exact look you had in mind is really juvenile- it made me want to puke. I mean my God look at Jason her On screen husband he has as dark of hair as her and no one says anything I think people just cant get past themselves in this situaiton and it makes me sad to know that there are some out there that conceited. I want to cry. For the lords sake just give them a chance before you talk. And people tell me to go to IMDb, I see no reason why. sorry I had to vent.

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psh—i totally agree with you on your first paragraph- i think the fighting at hogwarts along with the inferi/cave scene is pretty action-packed….

but if the IMDb version of it is true, i’m really excited. it seems like a perfect way to show that no where is safe plus we get some h/g action!! as long as there aren’t many other added scenes this movie should be absolutely fantastic! this is just making me more excited for november 21!!!

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Does anyone know where the script actually is? I went on the Harry/Ginny Network and it said it was in the comments on The Leaky Cauldron page, but I can’t find it and I’m totally BUSTING to know what it says. I’ve read so many reviews on the scene that it must be SOMEWHERE and I wish I could read it so I could have my own personal opinion whether it’s good or bad, worth it or a waste of time, or whatever.

So glad to hear that there’s Harry/Ginny action in it, I don’t know about you but I love romance and I wish JK Rowling had put in more Harry/Ginny stuff in the first place. I hope the movie accents this romance more than the book, call me soppy or whatever but I like love stories, and the Harry/Ginny one was so cool! I can’t wait to see the movie, cant wait till November.

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hermioneg247, wow, our opinions are really similar. this is kind of creepy. do i know you? weird. anyway ;) well, i’m now believing that this scene is real. i used to think it was fake, but now i’m sure its gonna happen. i love your sweatshirt by the way. i’m dying until november and im starting to imagine scenes in my head, including this one. but i can’t thing of anything intelligent to say now. Can’t wait until november viveXe!

Avatar Image says: history of the gmc cabellero Avatar ImageMarine says: It's a pity they add so many scenes. It's not Harry Potter anymore at the end of the day.

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