Official: Two Parts for “Deathly Hallows” Movie, David Yates to Direct Both Films

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Mar 12, 2008

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Big News everyone! The L.A Times is reporting an exclusive today: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be made in two films, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1″ , and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II. Furthermore, the paper cites producer David Heyman confirming the return of David Yates as director for both films, with Steven Kloves to finish out his duties as screenwriter for both Harry Potter movies as well. The movies are to be filmed at the same time, and will be released several months apart, with Part One due November 2010, and Part Two, May 2011.

Update: The article has additional information now, with quotes from producer David Heyman on his conversation with Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling on splitting the book into two films. “Heyman said he approached Rowling with some trepidation about the strategy but found that she signed off on its logic rather quickly. “I went to Jo and she was cool with it,” Heyman said, “and that was quite a relief.”

The newspaper continues saying “Producer David Heyman said the decision was made with some anxiety and only after considerable deliberations. The producer joked that “while my wife and Warner Brothers were pleased” to hear that the Potter movie magic will continue into the next decade, he himself fretted that the cynical observers would see the decision as a purely mercenary move.”I swear to you it was born out of purely creative reasons,” Heyman said during an interview in a converted airplane factory outside London that has been home base to all of the “Potter” productions. “Unlike every other book, you cannot remove elements of this book. You can remove scenes of Ron playing quidditch from the fifth book, and you can remove Hermione and S.P.E.W. [Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare] and those subplots . . . but with the seventh, that can’t be done.”

Actor Dan Radcliffe who portrays Harry Potter in the film is quoted as saying “I think it’s the only way you can do it without cutting out a huge portion of the book,” Radcliffe said recently during a break on the set of “Half-Blood Prince,” the sixth “Potter” film, which is due in theaters on Nov. 21. “There have been compartmentalized subplots in the other books that have made them easier to cut – although those cuts were still to the horror of some fans- but the seventh book doesn’t really have any subplots. It’s one driving, pounding story from the word go.”

Of interest to many fans is the spot in the book where the films will break, and producer David Heyman addresses this as he notes: “The question will be, where do you break it? And how do you make them one but two separate and distinct stories? Do you break it with a moment of suspense or one of resolution? These are the interesting challenges. But each book has presented its challenges.”

Warner Bros. Chairman Alan Horn and Jeff Robinov, president of Warner Bros. Pictures Group, are expected to discuss the new plans for “Potter” on Thursday during a presentation at ShoWest, the convention of movie exhibitors in Las Vegas.

UPDATE 2The LA Times has a second story now online, containing new comments from WB Chair Alan Horn on the decision to split and the additional film time for the story “This way, we have an extra hour and a half, at least, to celebrate what this franchise has been and do justice to all the words and ideas that Jo has put in the amazing story,” Horn said. “This is the end of the story too. We want to celebrate it. We want to give a full meal.” Mr Horn continued on, remarking about the epilogue to “Deathly Hallows” regarding the beloved trio and how that would be translated to the big screen. “Horn said that particular denouement has the filmmakers fretting about how to keep the young familiar stars on the screen just before it goes dark. “That,” Horn said, “is something we will need to deal with. People have watched these kids grow up, and it’s been very special to do so. That’s important to us.”

Thanks much to the LA Times, Jimbo, and TML!





653 Responses to Official: Two Parts for “Deathly Hallows” Movie, David Yates to Direct Both Films

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That will be awesome!!

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yayy first post(: hmm… i really hope this is true! I would love to see a two part Deathly Hallows

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Brilliant II !!! Still expect Cuaron to get a look in though. Fantastic news.

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darnn! i was so close

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I would love this to be true! Let’s hope all the actors are on board for it as well.

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Yay! another thing to look forward 2!!!

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This is huge! What a great way to bring an end to the series by doing the last book justice.

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Yaaaaay!!!! I can’t wait!! I’m not tooooo happy about how far apart they are, but oh well. I’m soo excited David Yates is going to do it though. Freakin’ AWESOME!!!

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omg i cant wait, it will be so much better in 2 parts as they will be able to keep important scenes for when they get horcruxes!!

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I’m so excited about this! Now hopefully, there will be lots of details left in that might’ve been skipped over if there had only been one movie. woohoo!

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This is so awesome! Now we’‘ll get a lot more detail! And Yates at the helm – Kloves… well… Yates, Yeah!!!

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Wow. I’ve been against this idea from the beginning, but if you guys like it, that’s OK I guess. I think I’m in the minority for wanting just one movie. Oh, well.

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I do I don’t like this. One… They’ll be able to get everything from the book and not miss out on anyting. Two… We’re going ot have to wait several months after part one to see Rupet and Emma kiss!!!

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This is going to be great! I’ve been telling the news to everyone!! haha Wish that Alfonso could help out though…

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Oh for the love of heaven?! I never thought I’d say this, but it looks as if I’ll be taking MY KIDS to see the last Harry Potter film. (and for the record, I don’t have any as of yet). Jeebus!! Way to squeeze on the ‘ol cash cow, WB.

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YES YES YES HAHAHA FINALLY THEY ANSWER THE FAN’S CALL!!! by the way I’m a little exited by this news

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I just read the article. And I honestly did not think I could get any more excited about Harry Potter, but right now I feel like I’m about to explode from excitement. OMG!!!!! I love how Heyman talks about where they’re going to split the movie!! It’s awesome!! I don’t know if I’m going to be able to wait if they decide to split it during a suspenseful moment. That is going to be unbearable.

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Squeeeeeeeee!

I’m really happy it’s definitely gonna be two parts! Sucks that they’re so far apart though. As for Yates…. meh I would have preferred Cuaron. Never mind though.

Now we’ve just got to wait for an announcement about original/new actors in the epilogue crosses fingers for originals

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@Saffron: I’m shocked and appalled. How could you not have any of the movies?? but whatever, I’m waaaay too excited right now!! I think I’m about to watch movies 1-5 to celebrate. LOL.

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Two films is fine by me. The cut – I’d suggest – at the arrival at Shell Cottage and the sad demise of Dobby. Making his “funeral” the opening scene of HP7/2, soon after which there will be no popcorn chomping until the final credits.

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yay!!! I thought they’d do that. And even though a lot of people will say, they only want to get more money out of the series, I dont care. I hope this way they’ll put a lot more from the books in the movie and that’s always a good thing :)

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Waheyy!

Dunno why I’m celebrating lol. I’m still not sure whether I like this idea or not.

I’m just glad to get some proper news xDD

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nO YATES!!!!!!! tHOSE MOVIE WILL SUCK!!!

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Sorry if this sounds harsh, but if you DON’T like the idea of possibly 5 hours of DH film, I question whether you’re a true fan. I want every second of the book (but do the ‘camping’ as a montage!) and don’t mind paying twice for the pleasure.

I would have loved to see the Quidditch in OotP. Would have loved to see more about the Marauders in PoA. Would have loved to see S.P.E.W. in GoF. It’s been quite a shame that the subplots that basically support the overarching themes and morals had to get cut to make a compact movie.

If anything you should be critical of SHORTER films that allow more showings per day at theatres, but leave the fans shortchanged.

More is better! (within reason, of course. 3 films? Maybe not :-) )

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What????? OMG I really wanted to have two parts DH but the fisrt part would be relised a year before the second :(((( But I still can’t see it. I believe in david and I know that he would do a really great job so I am waiting:)

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YESYESYES! OMG i am so excited! i have been hoping this would happen! how else would they have doen it? Dan said it all, “It’s one driving, pounding story from the word go.”

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nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

And why are they too far apart?!

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and also…2011 as release date for the second part?

Well, I hope that means we’ll get to see PotterCast #365 ;)

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nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

And why are they too far apart?!

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I: Rising Action: The Wedding, Battle at the Wedding, Escape from the Death Eaters at the Café, Planning to Infiltrate the Ministry Climax: The Battle at the Ministry End: After the Ministry Battle in the forest.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II: Rising Action: Battle at Godric’s Hollow, Mr. Lovegood’s, Malfoy Manor, Gringotts Climax: The Battle of Hogwarts End: 19 Years Later

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@Madam Hooch’s other:Im gonna have disagree. I think they should cut it at Shell Cottage but right before Harry chooses between Hallows or Horcruxes. He can open the door and then the movie can go off. And at the beginning of part two we can see who’s room he chose. But of course the book readers will alreadly know….

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I am beyond excited about a two-part Deathly Hallows with David Yates directing. I was going to say that I think they should end part 1 with the destruction of the locket Horcrux and Ron’s return, however I think I’ve just been sold on having #1 end with Dobby’s death/funeral, and part 2 begin with the planning for breaking into Gringotts.

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I humbly suggest to WB that they call the final movie “Harry Potter 7 3/4.”

You get two movies for your birthday, Sue! And both of them will probably star Jason Isaacs! ::party::

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i am really not thrilled about it. i hope that they make it worth while and tie up alot of loose ends….

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Now you are talking. Will anyone redo film Number Four in two parts Please?

Man lives with hope in his heart.

So long!

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@TML: they’re definitely not going to put the whole movie into one part and then leave nothing but the conclusion in part two. that would not work at all. lol. I think it’s definitely going to end somewhere in the middle like around the Silver Doe or at Malfoy Manor or Shell Cottage.

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Thank God that ends any possibility of having to suffer another bout of Alfonso Cuaron!!

One boooomoy ride was more than enough.

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Am I the only one that is upset that I’m going to have to wait TWO years after HBP to see another movie! I better get another set of DVDs cuz I know I’m going to wear the first set out!

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Oh this is the most AWESOME NEWS EVER!!!

My sister and I said that we thought they should do this while reading the book first time round and now they’re actually going to do it!! I think it is absolutely the best thing to do, so they can really be true to the books.

I think the end of the part one should be a moment of suspense. Before Malfoy Manor just after Harry says ‘Voldemort’. “Come out with your hands up!”

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o my god i am going to be 30 when the last one comes out.. 30!!!!!!

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@Serge Gingras: And what exactly would go into part two? lol. there was nothing cut out of movie 4 that would make it long enough for a two part film. and there also nothing that important to the plot that was cut out.

I can’t wait for movie 6 though. LOL. i think people have sort of forgotten that we still have a whole movie to go before they even think about filming movie 7. lol.

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I AM ABOUT TO DIE OF THINKING HOW MUCH THEY ARE GONNA PUT IN THIS MOVIE THIS IS SO AWESOOOOOMMMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yay

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In case Half-Blood Prince is not a good movie and gets below 75% in Rotten Tomatoes,I am going to protest outside the headquarters of Warner Bros and go on a hunger strike for a month.I really hope David Yates is up to the task.As a fanbase we ought to request the best,don’t we?I think that this move by Warner,to entrust the rest of Harry Potter to him is a bold one.I liked OotP,but I don’t want to see the same thing three more times.I wish Yates brings something fresh to its movie.I am very excited for the two parts DH movie bit….very excited…very excited…very excited!And now a message to Warner:If the remaining Harry Potter movies are anything less than perfect,we-the fanbase-are going to hex you with Rictusempra!Thank you for your understanding.

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I: Rising Action: The Wedding, Battle at the Wedding, Escape from the Death Eaters at the Café, Planning to Infiltrate the Ministry Climax: The Battle at the Ministry End: After the Ministry Battle in the forest.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II: Rising Action: Battle at Godric’s Hollow, Mr. Lovegood’s, Malfoy Manor, Gringotts Climax: The Battle of Hogwarts End: 19 Years Later Malfoy Manor and Shell Cottage are too far into the story. There’d be little but the battle left for the second part.

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HECK YES OF A MOTHER GOL DANG BANSHEE! HOORAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ! David Yates, the two parts, HOORAY! :) I’m so happy! But wait, I don’t like the wait between part one and two. No, no, no. I’m not so pleased. But I’m sure both the parts will be great, so yeah. :) Hooray ! =)

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Break it at suspense! Break it at suspense! Woooo, go WB!

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i wish they werent so far apart….it sucks to have to wait that long. dont get me wrong im glad its in two parts so that everything (or most everything) can get included but i wish they would be released closer together…... o well…im still excited!!!!! :)

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@Celia:

Malfoy Manor and Shell Cottage are too far into the story. There’d be little but the battle left for the second part

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WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOA! Now that’s what I call some proper NEWS!!!

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I’m liking the idea, but I must admit calling them “Part One” and “Part Two” just sounds weird. It’s not bad, just sounds weird! I can’t help but think that it will cut any Oscar chances (not that there was ever much hope). As for where to cut, I hope they cut after a resolution (i.e. Ron coming back to Harry and Hermione) – by far the most successful ‘in-between’ film was The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers – and I remember hearing PJ talking about how he was worried about the film not feeling complete with a resolution, hence why the Shelob sequence was moved to Return of the King. I’m excited too now that I may be able to make it to London for one of the premieres – I was always disappointed that I was going to struggle to make one because of university.

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FINALLY! What took them so long?! Yay, I’m so excited about this! I absolutely can’t wait, and I’m so glad Yates is directing again! Now if only they could get Goldberg back in there…ugh. Kloves is—well. Y’know.

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OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!!

I’M SO HAPPY!!!!!!!!! 2 DH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

that’s going to be brilliant. hmhmhm….Yates? OK. after OOTP I was little disapointed but he has a chance to improve in HBP. If I like HBP then why not!!! But I think Yates and Cuaron should work together on DH.

..........but I think thats not official yet. I will believe it when I see David Heymans interview!!!

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YAY!!! hehe i was so happy I yelled!! YAYAYAY!!!

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Yes i am so glad this is true. Dispite the director, i cant wait to see the movie! I bet the openining of part two is at shell cottage.

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I’m liking the idea, but I must admit calling them “Part One” and “Part Two” just sounds weird.

I agree. Harrypotternewsreel.blogspot.com has been calling “Part II” “The Battle of Hogwarts (Film)” since the rumours cropped up. Oh, well, though.

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I don’t know if I like the idea yet…I think I do. I’m confused lol!

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SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!! YAYYYYYYY YAYYYYYYYYY! The director curse is finally over! DH is going to be AMAZING!!!

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Hmmmmm… A drastic move I’d say, the 2-parts move I mean, I hope it works alright….

As for Yates, I was kinda hoping for some new blood, not because I’m against Yates in particular, but I wasn’t particulary impressed with any of the 5 HP films made so far, so I suppose it’s not meant to be, being impressed with any HP film that is. (shrugs)

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The Silver Doe is the only chapter that one could cut it at. The Return of Ron and the destruction of the first horcrux would be an excellent way to end part I.

Shell Cottage and Malfoy Manor are too far into the story to be cut there, as some one already said.

This….is gonna be interesting….

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I’m kind of surprised . I didn’t expect Yates to direct the final film, even with the whole Lois Lowry thing. The two part thing I did expect, though.

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Heck yeah! :D

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Well, I have mixed feelings right now. On one hand, I’m so excited for David Yates to return. He’s my second favorite director in the series. (first is Cuaron). Then I’m glad for a longer movie (albeit two). Then I’m disappointed that Goldenberg won’t return, I loved the OOTP script. And then I’m sad that it is two parts separate…coming out on different dates. But I understand it. Not just due to money but also intermission would be weird in America which is their largest audience.

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What I really hope is that Patrick Doyle comes back to do the music. =-D

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YES YES YES!! THIS IS THE BEST NEWS EVER IM SOOO HAPPY ABOUU THIS I HOPE IT IS DEFINETLY TRUE!!! IM SOO GLAD I KNOW THAT DAVID HEYMAN IS WANTING TO GET THE WHOLE STORY IN THANK GOD!! The actors should stay on board as they are filing it all at the same time :) yey! this has really made my day :D

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GREAT IDEA!!Why don’t they call the first part “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:The tale of the three Brothers” and the second part “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:the Elder Wand”?After all “the elder wand” was the runner up for the book 7 title,according to JKR,wasn’t it?I love the idea of splitting book 7!I started celebrating when I first read it,but noone seems to notice that we will have to wait 2 WHOLE YEARS after the release of HBP.It is going to be very agonizing!!

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NOVEMBER 2010MAY 2011? Holy crap! We still have 3 more years of Harry Potter! SQUEEE!!!

And David Yates too… omg… SO EXCITED!

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The OOTP script was awful. That couple with the cutting killed the movie.

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I feel like squeeing a young school girl! This is soooo awesome. The best way ever to finish of the HP Series! Way to go!

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OOOOOOOOHHHHHH Mygosh.!!!

I’m definitely excited! When the question of one movie vs. two came up, i was kind of neutral, but i’m especially excited to have two with yates as director. Hurray!

SO… as for the breaking point: i’m thinking when Ron leaves the group. WHat about that? i think it’d be so maddening, but it’d be a great place to stop, because then you have high action in the beginning with them going to Godric’s Hollow, etc.

Anyway, great news. :)

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YAYAYYYYYAAAAAA. WOOT WOOT! SQUEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :):):):):) CANT WAIT!!! and i think the wait is for suspence, cause the longer you got to wait the longer u have to get people to come to watch…......I decided that mine wasnt excited enough before so im posting another one…. YAAAAAY!!!!!`~```~` WOoOt WoOot ~```~``~

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Never mond about the director. I AM SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!! WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! i SO CANT WOIT FOR THE FIRST HALF 2 COME OUT!

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I wish they’d go back to the old style for long epic movies. 3 and a half hours with intermission!

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YAY!!! I’m super excited!! All except for the November-May separation. People who havn’t read the books might forget what happened in the first part (unless in May theaters run the first part). I will probably not be able to wait until 2010 though!

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Wow, that’s just an terrible idea, and I’m very susprised it got the greenlight.

Personally, I’d MUCH rather have one tightly edited, to-the-point, well-paced film, rather than two bloated, disjointed, mediocre films, Unfortunately, it seems most people here would prefer the latter.

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Wow!!! Oh my God!! That’s fantastic. This is probably the best news we have had this year so far. Now if we get some HBP film news, then it will be a pretty great news week.

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DH can be easily split into two without compromising the story. It’s not Goblet of Fire.

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I am happy that it is split into two movies, however I hate David Yates and I hate that the movie will be spread apart by 7 months. that seems just too long!

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Oh GOD. I’m so disappointed. Yates is not that great of a director. Two films just means more money. This whole thing is selling Potter short. I hope someone comes around in 20 years and does the films again the RIGHT way.

I don’t even want to see these films.

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Hmmm. Well, I’ve been fairly outspoken in my opposition of this idea from the off, and now that it’s official, I’m filled with doubt; simply put, as of right now, I feel that this move ha been made purely with commercial interests in mind, and that creatively the split will be not only unnecessary but actively harmful, and will result in two bloated, needless exercises in expensive fanservice rather than the single great film we might have had.

But, what can you do? Life goes on. I don’t mind Kloves as a screenwriter, and I actively like Yates as a director, but at this point, they have it everything to prove, as far as I’m concerned. Let’s hope I’m wrong…

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Head explodes

I’m having to resist the urge to jump up and down. This is so cool!

Does the “More Canon” dance

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This is exciting news! Actually, the wait between DH Part 1 and Part 2 is only six months, not one year as a couple of posters have mentioned. November 2010 to May 2011 is only 6 months.

I seriously hope they do the Battle of Hogwarts chapters justice. It will be hilarious to see Professor McGonagall and those running desks! And the scene in the Room of Requirement/All Hidden Things with Harry, Ron, Hermione, Malfoy, Crabbe & Goyle…that should be awesome, too! Not to mention the final showdown with Voldemort in the Great Hall…so many scenes to look forward to!

I’m getting so excited just thinking about the possibilities. Now that they’ve admitted that they can’t cut anything from the script and maintain the integrity of the story, I believe that Kloves, Yates (and company) will produce two movies that satisfy hardcore fans.

Of course, let’s not forget there’s still HBP coming later this year. Squeeeeee!!!!!

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Squeeee!!! OMG guys I can’t believe we were all right! The splitting of the book seemed logical in order to fit everything into the movie. Or you could spend eight hours on the theater. XD

I’m thinking that a nice place to split it could be where Ron leaves the group or maybe after Harry visits Godric Hollow.

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I wonder if Matt Lewis’s comment forced WB to make the announcement sooner than they had planned.

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@TML: Yeah true. but on your first post you said that they should end part one during the last battle. unless i read that wrong. and that’s very far into it. I think tons of stuff happens after shell cottage. i mean after a kind of lull right when they break into Gringotts it’s just action-packed. there’s no pauses. and it’s all one day. you got the break in, the dragon, his scar burning and find out where the last horcruxes are and then they’re in hogsmeade and then they’re in the hog’s head and then they’re going through Ariana’s portrait to the room of requirement and then harry’s in the ravenclaw common and then snape flees and then the battle begins and harry goes to the great hall and then he’s talking to the ravenclaw ghost and then he’s trying to find ron and hermione and then they’re in the room of requirement again and then…...!!!!!!! THERE’S just so much that happens after Shell Cottage. That’s got be where they cut it.

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Madam Hooch, you and I are on the same page as to where they should cut the movie. Dobby’s demise is a great way to end because it really packed an emotional punch after all the nail-biting horror/action at Malfoy Manor. The Trio (and Luna, Dean and Olivander) basically just escaped/survived by the skin of their teeth—at a huge, huge price, and it’s a point at which the action in the book slows down somewhat before we get into VERY expository territory that I don’t think people’s brains can handle or absorb very well at the end of a movie.

Remember, that the audience has got to absorb all the stuff about wandlore, Gringott’s, coupled with Harry having visions of Voldie. I think that it would be very hard to present the whole Harry-can-see-what-Voldie-is-up-to-and-is-making-choices-between-Horcruxes and-Hallows-all-while-he’s-interrogating-Griphook-and-Ollivander. Yet, there is still a LOT of action left in the book and would give ample time for all the wonder that is the break-in at Gringotts and of course the epic battle at Hogwarts—which battle (and all of Harry’s running around) could take an entire hour plus all on its own.

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@Lilibeth: I really don’t think they’re going to end part one at a funeral. that’s not going to make people really want to come back. I mean it would be interesting if they ended it right when they arrive at Malfoy Manor and they find out where they are. That would be cool.

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@Caracticus

I AM a true fan. I’m just not so blinded by my fanboyishness that I can’t judge the Harry Potter films objectively as films. As nice as it would be to see a live-action picturebook, the movies suffer when they try to get bogged down in all the details of the book and lose sight of the actual story and relevant plots. The Columbus films proved this, and I thought WB had learned their lesson since then.

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Good idea !

I hope they ‘ll make the best of it with two 3 hour long movies !!!

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So I WAS happy until I realized NOVEMBER 2010?? Thats TWO YEARS after HBP!! And thats only part 1! How will we survive the 2-2 1/2 year gap??! At least it looks like the Dobb-ster will be in it!!!

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@Caracticus

I AM a true fan. I’m just not so blinded by my fanboyishness that I can’t judge the Harry Potter films objectively as films. As nice as it would be to see a moving picturebook of every scene from the books, the movies suffer when they try to get bogged down in all the details of the book and lose sight of the actual story and relevant plots. The Columbus films proved this, and I thought WB had learned their lesson since then.

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@remipau: if they make two 2 and 1/2 hour movies. then that will be a total of 6 hours. That’s a long freakin’ movie. Yes!!!!!

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Oh my God! I think this is just SO fantastic. Wow. I think the two moviws will ensure that nothing of importance gets cut and that with Yates as a director makes me really believe that they are going to be brilliant! Woop woop! Harry Potter madness will continue for may years to come!

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OMG!!!!!!! YES FOR THE TWO MOVIES. No for David Yates. Yes FOR STEVEN kOLOVES

tHEY SHOULD SPLIT THE MOVIE AFTER RHE WHOLE SILVER DOE /RON COMES BACK/ GRFFINGOR SWORD/ DESTROY HORCRUX SCENE

SO ECXITED OMG I CANT EVEN SPELL PROPERLY CUZ IM SOOOO EXCITED

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“Unlike every other book, you cannot remove elements of this book…”

I disagree. You could remove the whole DD backstory, seeing as it has NOTHING TO DO WITH THE PLOT. Not to mention that it’s repeated over and over…

Sorry, but after the way some of the other books got condensed to confused messes in the other movies, NOW, with a book that spends a lot of time sitting around on its butt and another large portion talking about stuff that has nothing to do with the main plot, they give a crap?

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I have mixed feeling about this. I would have liked one long movie but I seem to be in the minority. When I read the book I wondered how they were going to film all the important parts but I never considered a two part movie. I am a fan of long movies like Gone with the Wind and Titanic and could not fathom those movies being cut and shown 6 months apart. Also, a 2 YEAR wait just for part 1 2 ½ years for part 2-WHY? I wonder if it is scheduling conflicts with the actors. I just hope it works. What is funny to me also is that many of the people on here get so excited anytime there is new movie news then the movie comes out and it is –I hate the movie, I hate the director, I hate the screen writer, I hate the music, I hate the hair styles, where is Harry’s scar, they cut this, they should have never cut that, Ron was not book Ron, Hermione was this, Harry was that, my popcorn was stale, Blah,Blah,Blah I can’t wait to see the board after DH part 1 is out and everyone is tearing it apart like they have done with OOTP this past year and some that are already anticipating a bad HBP. Why did they stop it there, they should have done this, ETC

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WOooOOoooooo.

We all knew it would happen.

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I am so STOKED at this!! This way they can get everything in, hopefully! I cannot WAIT! I wish it was earlier than 2010 and 2011, though!

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WAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I really wanted this ! They will be able to include all the great parts without major sections being lost and them having to change the story to cope with this. Would of prefered a new director but you can’t have everything! 110% for this !

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I think I am happy with David Yates staying. I liked his style in OotP. Alfonzo Cuaron would have been interesting, seeing as he had the whole darkness thing down in POA, but overall he wasn’t my favorite.

I also think they should cut right after the whole Ron coming back and Locketcrux and everything there.

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Hmmm … Interesting!! .. I was hoping they would make one looong movie instead (i wouldn’t mind sitting 3.5 hours to see a Potter movie!! ..) ..... But since the split is now official, we’ve got to move on from there …

so now to the talking point … where should the split be??? ... I think the best point to end the first movie would be the destruction of the first horcrux. It would have something of a climactic feel as it is the first victory in their quest for destroying Voldemort.

But, If this is the breaking point, it wouldn’t make much sense to call the movie ‘Deathly Hallows’ as they don’t figure into the story at this point.

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I say we start a petition to get more Harry Potter Books written. Maybe on the next generation. The demand is there, we want more and more!

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Ive changed my mine. I think they should cut it after shell cottage . it would make a pretty good ending seen for dobbys funeral thingy. AND I JUST REALIZED SOMETHING. WE HAVE TO WAIT TWO STINKIN YEARS TO SEE DEATHLY HOLLOWS PART WONE THEN ANOTHER SIX MONTHS TO SEE HARRY KILL VOLDIE. NONESENCE! THAT IS REDICULOUS. IF THEY ARE TAKING THAT LONG TO MAKE THE MOVIE THEN IT BETTER BE GOOD.

SOO ECXITED SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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As long as Dobby is not replaced by Kreacher…

But how can they do this without Bill, Fleur, and Mudungus?

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Keith, I think that is disrespectful of Jo. She has already given us 7 wonderful books and 17 years of her life. Give her some closure. Because if we milk a next generation out of her, we’d still demand more and more. She also wouldn’t be putting as much heart into it, I’d say. She’s had 17 years to work out everything with Harry, and couldn’t possibly continue on the same feel with the next generation.

She says she’s done, and she’s done. I’m actually satisfied with the Harry Potter story. I still crave Jo writing, but I’ll wait until the Scottish book and for her non Harry Potter stories to come out. :)

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Cant say I’m pleased I rather just see one long movie with an intermission then to have to wait 6months to see the 2nd part. Clearly a way for WB to squeeze even more money out of HP franchise. Of course I’ll go see both assuming I’m still alive. It just very freaky to know that when the 2nd part of DH comes out I’ll have just turned 28.

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Hmmm, I’m not so happy about this – seems to be a minority on this side. It’s not that I want them to cut a lot of stuff, but I’d much rather have a really long movie. I read the book all in one go and I think there is an arch of tension that should not be broken.

If I had to make a break, where would I put it? Probably at a moment of rest, maybe at Shell Cottage after the escape from Malfoy Manor or even later, after the escape on the dragon. That would make a great final and leave enough space for all the detail in the epic last 24 hours.

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“Unlike every other book, you cannot remove elements of this book…”

I disagree. You could remove the whole DD backstory, seeing as it has NOTHING TO DO WITH THE PLOT. Not to mention that it’s repeated over and over…

Sorry, but after the way some of the other books got condensed to confused messes in the other movies, NOW, with a book that spends a lot of time sitting around on its butt and another large portion talking about stuff that has nothing to do with the main plot, they give a crap?

Posted by fenm on March 12, 2008 @ 05:56 PM

I totally agree with you. This is just so WB can milk this cash cow a bit longer. Look they have it going until mid 2011. This is not for the fans so don’t kid yourselves they will still cut things and change things such as Bill and Fluer since they droped them from HPB.

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@Fenm: Obviously all of that backstory is NOT going to be in there. but to cut it out altogether…NO WAY!!! do you like Harry potter???? how could you have not liked finding all of that out. That was brilliant. But I pretty sure they’re going to cut down some of the tent stuff. there’s no way all of that is going to be in there. But I think it’s safe to say all of the big stuff is going to be in there aka: the 7 potters, the wedding, the ministry break in, godric’s hollow, the ron fight, the silver doe, malfoy manor, xenophilius lovegood, shell cottage, dobby’s death, gringotts break in, hogwarts battle, ron and hermione kiss, ravenclaw common room, snape’s death, harry’s “death”, neville cutting off the head of nagini, the voldemort battle, the epilogue!!!! i’m sure i left some stuff out, but there’s a good chance all of that is going to be in there and that’s awesome!

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YES, it happened the two part films, GOOD idea.

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Speaking objectively, I don’t see the movies as anything spectacular. Sure, they offer a visual aid to the books, but personally I prefer my imagination; the books were the main thing for me. The acting by the ‘kids’ was generally sub-par to begin with but they’re slowly coming into their own, finding their feet and I hope by 2010/11 they’ll have had enough experience to become really better actors.

On an entertainment level the films are good, but I don’t think it’s going to be the end of the world because of the delay. However, from a marketing aspect, they might want to re-think their strategy with the two-year gap between films. . .

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That is FANTASTIC news!!!!!!! Can’t wait!! I was wondering how they were going to fit that fantastic book into a measley 2 1/2 hour movie.

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YES, it happened the two part films, GOOD idea.

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Now they remember there are subplots that should make it into the film? Oh, sad oxymoron: I’ll be there to see both both films of course, but I find the decision a mere pretext to keep squeezing the HP money maker for one more year.

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Happy to hear it. I think the first part will end with the escape from Gringotts, and the dragon flying off into the sunset, and Ron (or Harry?) joking that Hermione wants it as a pet.

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@Jimi: I think they can probably introduce Bill and Fleur in book 7 or just Bill. We’ve already met Fleur. But I think they could maybe just have Kreacher say that Umbridge took the locket from him while he was in diagon alley or something. that sounds like something umbridge would do because she wouldn’t think an house elf deserved something as valuable as the locket.

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This is fantastic news !

It might have taken them 6 years but -finally, both the source material AND the Potter fam network are being treated withe respect they deserve just as the Lord of The Rings and its fans were.

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I have a version of the book in MS Word and the EXACT halfway point of the book is when Hermione is trying to attack Ron in the tent after he returns. However, maybe there is more stuff in the first half of the book that can be cut so they will choose to make the halfway point later. It seems like in the second half of the book there is just about nothing that can be cut, except maybe some of the time spent hanging out at Shell Cottage.

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@Daniella: No way. that’s way too far into the story. I think it has to end somewhere around the Silver Doe, Malfoy Manor, or Shell cottage. A lot of stuff happens before, after, and during all of those points in the book.

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To all those concerned about Bill & Fleur: With Film 7 & 8 they can ADD both into the films. It won’t be that hard ‘cause they won’t be nearly as pressed for time.

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Shell Cottage, Malfoy Manor are both way too far in. The Silver Doe is even pushing it.

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Oh, wow. I love this. I think the cut will be made after Ron comes back, and they’ve destroyed the Horcrux. It just makes sense, since it’s exactly in the middle of the book, and we have a climax and all that. The last scene could be them apparating outside of Xenophilious house, and Yates will have like a majestic landscape and sappy music and all that stuff, LOL, I can see it right now!

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I dont know why some of you are complaining that WB is just trying to squeeze more money out of us. THATS NOT WHY. they specifically said that they cant cut too many of the parts out so they are splitting it into two movies. AND WHY ARE YOU COMPLAINING ANYWAY. AT LEAST WE ARE GETTING MORE HARRY POTTER FILMS JUST LIKE ANOTHER HARRY POTTER BOOK (ENCYCLOPEDIA) you should be ashamed that you are accusing them of just trying to get money out of us. IF YOU’RE SO UPSET ABOUT IT THEN THERE IS ONLY ONE SOLOUTION. DONT GO SEE THE MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JEEZ. ... MOST OF US ARE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THE TWO MOVIES AND YOUR NEGATIVITY IS JUST BRINGING US DOWN SO IF YOU HAVE ANY NEGATIVE COMMENTS….. DONT BOTHER POSTING THEM

THANK YOU.

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@Isabel.

I rather like that, actually.

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They need two films if they want to put everything they left out in the 5 and 6 first movies !

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Yay for two! And Happy Birthday Sue! This is the best present for you! :D

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I like that we’ll be seeing a lot of DH on the big screen. Though kinda gutted, we’ll have to wait a bit longer to see the end. Now wonder where they are going to split it.

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No,No,No,No,No!!!!!! I am so upset about this!!! I’m not so upset about Yates, but I really don’t like the idea of the two movies being split so far apart!!! I mean, the idea of releasing the movies about 6 months apart from each other is pure torture!! I think it’s wrong and cruel!!! Ugh! I am so mad!!! I mean, are they saying that by the time the DVD for part 1 comes out, we’ll get to go see the 2nd part?! Oh my god, I am so dissapointed!

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YAY! And that goes for Yates too, though I’m a little sad (a lot sad) that its not Cuaron. OotP was good, I expect Yates will make the next three even better. :D

But OMG, we have to wait a whole YEAR for the next part?! .... ok,, not a whole year, lol, but still. This is going to be awesome either way!!!!!

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One place to split it would be just after Xeno’s house, because then you are still close to the midpoint of the book, but you’ve introduced the Hallows, so the title will make sense. However, that’s not a very climactic place to end a movie. They’ll probably make the split later like Malfoy Manor or Shell Cottage like some people are saying because there is so little that can be cut from that point on that they’d have trouble fitting it all in to the second movie.

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You can really tell now that Yates is indeed a TV director. I can just imagine the end of Deathly Hallows: Part 1.

RON: I get it, you choose him. HERMIONE: Ron, don’t go, don’t go! RON: disapparates HERMIONE: sobs VOICEOVER: Will Ron ever come back and reconcile with the love of his life? Will our heroes ever find the sword? Where will they ever find the remaining horcruxes? Find out, in 6 months, on the next episode of Harry Potter.

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Gringotts can be easily cut; they can be captured fron Xeno’s rather than from a random spot in the camp. That’d actually help speed up the film.

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Mixed feelings here. SO excited that Yates is staying on! Was very nervous Cuaron might come back, but now no worries about that. :) Also thrilled at the idea of very little plot being cut. BUT I can’t help but wish it were one long movie. I just think the first movie is going to be very lame and that we’re going to lose a lot by breaking it in two, but I hope to be proven wrong. I will stay optimistic and trust that these guys are pros. The other downer is, as many have mentioned, that it will take them TWO YEARS after HBP to come out with part 1 and then another 6 whole months for part 2!!! Good grief—what if we get hit by a bus between now and then???? But all in all, I can’t help but feel more happy than frustrated, mostly due to the talk about how they just can’t condense and slice and dice this one. I suppose the best thing is to not encourage our friends who haven’t read the book to go see part 1 until shortly before part 2…I just think part 2 is going to mean a lot less with part 1 so far behind it.

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This is wonderful news! I am in complete agreement, w/Mr Heyman and others, that there is no way to “pare down” this book. No “subplots”...By the way, kids! The projected release will be 6 months…NOT a year! I know, it’s still a “long time”, but it will give everyone a chance to see the first half, and then the second. It’s so unfortunate when the movies are too close together…or too far apart. Either you don’t get to see the first part, before it’s “pulled” or you “forget’ what happened in “the first half” WOW! This is great. And, it looks like I got my wish: MR DAVID YATES, AT THE HELM!!!!! By the way, from what I’ve seen, so far, Mr Kloves is the perfect screenwriter. He’ll know just how to put it all together…..two movies….nothing “lost” in the translation! I’m jazzed! [can you tell???] LOL [and lest than an hour between the article, with Mr Lewis, and the “offical announcement!”

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In fact, the split probably HAS to come after Xeno’s house or else no one will know what a deathly hallow is.

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YES! I’m so glad there will be two parts to DH! I can’t wait, it’s going to be great. I’m totally fine with Yates directing the films since I loved what he did with OotP (although Alfonso would have been awesome too). Madam Hooch I completly agree with you that the arrival at Shell Cottage would be a perfect scene for the split.

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Shell Cottage is far too late in the story.

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I KNEW IT! I bet they’ll cut it off around the silver doe, after Ron and Harry become friends again.

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I am so happy they decided to do this, I was worried they were going to butcher the last book, but now we know it will be done right and done with the best of teams at the helm! Great news for Potter fans across the world! =)

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I have to agree with TML on this: Shell Cottage is too far into the story to have the break. I still maintain that after Ron leaves is a great place to stop the first movie (even if there is a cheesy voice over. haha. —actually, i think yates would have much better taste to do that, even if he is a TV director.)

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OMG OMG OMG! yes!

i am speechless and happy and excited and omg! how unfortunate though to how far apart they will come out.

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A year between them? Bleh. :P

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YES!!! Although, I still don’t agree that cutting out S.P.E.W. was okay, which they seem to think it was. However, woo- hoo! They’re teasing me with the months apart release though. I think the original actors will probably play their characters in the epilouge but perhaps a little make-up magic will be performed to make them look older than they did at the Battle of Hogwarts. It’s kind of cool that we’ll get Potter releases so far into the future even though the wait will stink. (It’ll be nothing compared to the pain we had to endure waiting for the book) I’m happy about Yates as well.

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AHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! I am screaming right as I type. I DO NOT want Yates 2 film these!!!!!!!! I am so P.O.ed!!!! The spliting thing is cool. I was hoping they would do that. But November and may is a long gap…hmm..oh well! I am happy at sliting it and VERY ANGRY that Yates is directiong!!!!!!!!!!Gotta go scream some more….....

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I love how everyone is moving up where part one should end. First it started out with Dobby’s funeral and now every seems to think cutting it after Ron comes back or when they’re at the lovegoods is a good place. I was thinking the Silver Doe would be a good place, so I guess that is around the time Ron comes back. But the Lovegoods is an interesting theory because I just thought that whole chapter with Xeno was pretty suspenseful. it was really creepy how Xeno was trying to keep them there and then when Harry saw Luna’s room. that’s a really good chapter.

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TML

You can’t cut Gringott’s! That’s where they get one of the Horcruxes! And if you think WB are going to skip the chance to show the trio riding on the back of a dragon blasting through a bank… well I just don’t see how you could think of cutting Gringotts. I agree they probably should just be captured from Xeno’s. That makes a lot of sense. They’ll probably cut Potterwatch.

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le woot!

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Tyler

I completely agree. Who in the world would even suggest that they should cut Gringotts. That chapter was absolutely fantastic. It’s one of the most suspenseful and exciting moments in the whole book.

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They could lower the number of Horcruxes by one, move the Horcrux to Malfoy Manor… all sorts of easy fixes. The fact is that the most excess garbage from DH comes from the lead up to the whole scene at Gringotts. It being cut would fix most of their problems and allow for a better flowing story.

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Mixed feelings here… YAY for two movies (I was very much for this on the staff cast), but I dunno about Yates. He needs to commit to making two more-than-full length movies, I think, for it to be successful as a two-parter. He’s been quoted in interviews as saying that he’s a fan of the 90 minute film, and I just don’t think that will cut it for this (or for HBP, for that matter).

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My bet has always been that they’ll end the film after the attack by Nagini, with Harry nearly dead and Hermione knealing over him, wonderfully cheesy. Then open part II with Voldemort’s vision of the night of the Potters’ murder. In my non-screenwriter’s mind, that’d be perfect.

But, thankfully, I’m not the poor bloke who has to make these sorts of decisions… seeing as no matter what they choose, it’s bound to piss off a lot of people!

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Tyler:

With all due respect, they can’t cut Potterwatch! It’s an essential part to connecting Harry to the wizarding world. Ron had to leave and discover Potterwatch. If he didn’t Harry and Hermione would have been cut off.

I know i’m being nitpicky, but still. If they’re doing two movies, i don’t think they’d have any reason to cut potterwatch. It reconnects everyone together.

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i do not like the idea of two films but i know(hopefully) i will change my mind when the movies come out. what upsets me is not knowing where they will split it and if its going to be a goood ending.

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@Scarletti

If they change Xeno’s little bit to him suceeding to turn them in, Potterwatch won’t really matter.

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WHAT DO YOU MEAN CAPTURED FROM XENO’S??? It’s way more creepier if they get captured right after Harry says Voldemort’s name. And then Ron makes the lights go out. That part is alot better if it happens in the dark cause then it would make more sense for the snatchers to not immediately recognize Harry, Ron, or Hermione. And I think Malfoy Manor would look alot creepier if they arrive there at night. I’m surprised you guys are talking about what should be cut out now when there’s a good chance alot of stuff won’t be cut out. i thought some of you were hated the other films because “they cut alot of stuff out of them.”

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Captured from Xeno’s would be just fine and could be at night, too. It would be just as creepy.

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I think the end of the first part should be-in the water,Harry chokeing,and something pulling him….and then: MAGIC CONTINUESAWESOME!

and we’ll not be waiting 2 years for 1st DH than 3 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! filming begins in february 2009-so that means 2 years of filming-—-man…...........but thats ok.that means about 4 more years of HP.I like it. And it’s ok that DH1 and DH2 are 6 months apart. we have enough time to enoy in the first one(+DVD,I hope) and then all that excitement anout the grand final!!!!

thank you, God! and Jo:)

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TML:

I think that small change would really affect the whole mood of the movie though. I think it would go in a direction that i wouldn’t really like. I still maintain Potterwatch as a good thing in the movie, though it’s such a small detail i wouldn’t be suprised if the took it out. But if they are going to be more accurate for the 7th book, there’s a hope that they might keep it.

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YESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES! THIS IS AWESOME NEWS! I LOVELOVELOVE YATES! great. they’ll include EVERYTHING! can’t wait for filming to start February! i think they should end at Ron leaving. or dobby’s death! YES YES YES I’M SO HYPED!

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How would it change the mood? Being captured from Xeno’s is little different that being captured by random Death Eaters at some random camp. This way, rather than escape… wander the forest… THEN get caught… they just get caught.

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I think this calls for a SQUEEEEE!!!! I was a bit nervous about the whole 2 films thing at first (I voted “No, No, No!” in the poll), but then I thought that if Yates directed both I’d be fine with it. I am SO EXCITED!!!! Oh, and this means Hooper will be back to score, probably! Hooray!!! This is the BEST DAY EVER (except for July 21, 2007, of course…)

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@Scarletti

I completely agree. Potterwatch is very important because it gives the trio a renewed hope. they kind of lost some of their hope when they went to see Xeno, who they thought they could trust and then he betrayed them. so Potterwatch is definitely important and plus it will let the audience know that Fred, George, and all the others are safe and still alive.

and that just reminded FRED DIES! Oh no! i forgot about that. that’s going to suck. Of course Potterwatch has to be in there because that’s like the last time we hear Fred before he gets killed.

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Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!! Squeeeeeeeee!!!!! <<<>>>>>

Okay, okay, I’m calm….. sqeee! :o)

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@ Celia

PotterWatch would actually be a good way to bring film eight into an opening.

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TML,

Yeah it would be kind of cool. If part two came on to the sound of the Potterwatch guys talking. That would be awesome actually. And then it could focus in on the trio listening to it. FREAKINAWESOME!

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Can’t say I’m too happy about this. One, I don’t particularly like David Yates’s treatment of Order of the Phoenix, and think different, better Directors deserve a chance. I can’t see why he gets to do three/four HP movies, when nobody else did. Two, I don’t like the idea of it being split into two movies, and having to shell out twice as much money to see them.

Not pleased.

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@Celia

Yep. That was the brilliance behind my little idea, there.

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Good work. LOL. That is actually a really good idea. I can see it and everything. but i wonder if that’s too far into the film? I guess it’s not because that’s right before they get captured and taken to Malfoy Manor….

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Hmmm…so how likely is it that they may show new footage or a new trailer at ShoWest on Thursday?

Is it possible that we might get new photos or footage with the release of all this new info? Possibly by the weekend…?

Oh! It’s all very exciting!

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TML, i think i see your point. I think the trio gets captured by snatchers, right before malfoy manor (which might as well be death eaters). It would be easy to switch the two, but I guess my line of thinking had to do with everything in between these two points being lost, and i really don’t want any of it to be cut out. Harry obsesses with the hallows while they’re searching, and Ron gets reacquainted in the group.

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After the horror of cutting that was OotP, I’m hugely disappointed that Yates, who refuses to make movies over 2 hours long, is still at the helm of this. His direction and vision of book 5 was awful. It’s the only of the HP movies I haven’t watched more than twice.

I agree that nothing can be cut out of book 7 – but I’m sure Yates will still find a way to do it.

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@Celia

The position of PotterWatch could easily be moved to earlier in the film. That’s not really a problem.

I’ve actually written a whole screenplay for Deathly Hallows… I’ve gone over all these dilemmas before; granted, I did do it before the rumour of two parts came to be, but I still did it. All 188 pages of it. X.x If you don’t believe me… well… Melissa, John, or Sue can use the e-mail address I used to send this tip in to chat with me… ‘cause I DID do it. (I wasn’t fond of the screenwriting for the fifth film so vented by writing the seventh.)

I wouldn’t mind guest hosting on PotterCast. (Hint, hint)

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I think everyone is forgetting something. David Yates completely rushed Order of the Pheonix so what makes you think hes not gonna rush these last two? PLEASE RESPOND TO THIS CUZ IM CURIOUS AS TO WAT U GUYS THINK

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Thanks Celia!

I completely agree. I think in order to keep DH as accurate as possible, they can’t just cut something like that out. It might just make me really mad if they did, because it was SUCH a pivotal aspect that brings the trio together again. This revived hope is essential, and it really helps Harry move on, especially hearing friends voices.

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I agree/disagree with a two part movie. But I do agree, if there’s two parts, with Madam Hooch’s idea of breaking it up before Dobby’s funeral. I would love to go to a Harry Potter movie where the entire audience is silent and crying. It will be a highlight of my life.

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I’m not saying they SHOULD cut Potterwatch, I’m just saying they might since they might consider a scene with people just listening to the radio to be too slow.

TML, I can’t believe you’re serious about moving the Gringott’s Horcrux to make the story flow better. You’re kidding, right? That would be like deleting the whole Battle of Hogwarts to make it easier for Harry and Voldemort to have their final showdown.

Ah well, if I had my way nothing would be cut but I’m just trying to think like the makers of the movies will be thinking. I do like the idea of the Potterwatch lead-in to the second movie.

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I blame the screenwriting and editing for the flop that was HP5. I don’t think it had to do with Yates. I don’t know if you noticed, but the acting was better in 5 than any of the others, the direction was better… it’s just the script and editing that lacked… and those really aren’t the directors bits. More the Producer, Editor, and Screenwriter.

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I hope the same actor plays Olivander. We do not see that actor often enough. May be he prefers theatre. We do not even see him on British Television.

Chrismas may come more than once a year.

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I’m happy it’s being split, but I wanted ALFONSO to direct at least one of them. I’m so sorely disappointed by this. Ron and Hermione are my two favorite characters, and Alfonso got pretty good performances out of Rupert and Emma. Now we’re probably going to see more of the same :( Oh well. The movies are fun, but I guess it’s about the books in the end.

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OMG! i am so freakin excited! my sister called me to the computer and she was just screaming and i read what it said and i almost like died because my life was complete! i love david yates and now we have the full DH story in BOTH movies!!!!!!!! The only porblem with me is the wait. I can not wait for like 6 months for the other half. well, i love this book and i hope that the movieS will me awesome!:)

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@Tyler

Removing or moving a Horcrux is not really detrimental to the story.

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I think Dobby’s death and funeral following the Malfoy Manor would be a good climax for the first film, with Harry making his decision of Hallows over Horcruxes as a sort of resolution. Stuff with Ollivander and Griphook (tough without Shell Cottage though) can be part of the wind-down. That way, the second one can start at the beginning of the 24 hours (May 1st/2nd) of Gringotts and the Battle of Hogwarts, which will get awesome screentime of course!

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TML

You would be a cool guest host. LOL. but I’m really excited now. You probably shouldn’t have brought that whole Potterwatch opening part two idea, because now if part two doesn’t open that way, i’m gonna be extremely disappointed. I literally can’t see it happening any other way. But that’s sooo cool. I can’t believe you wrote a whole screenplay…actually yes I can but maybe you should send it to Steve Kloves. You could co-write the screenplay of DH together and you’ve already got a headstart lol. but Steve Kloves is definitely going to need some help. that book is huge. i still can’t believe you wrote one and you didn’t even get paid do it.

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@TML

I do agree that the acting wAs better except for hermione and seamus. they were talking WAY TO FAST. and nowone in the theatre could understand what they were saying. Emaa watson is my favoutite actress but i think she diditn do as well as she did in philosephers stone

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You would be a cool guest host. Thanks. Make sure to mention that to the staff of PotterCast. =-D

but I’m really excited now. You probably shouldn’t have brought that whole Potterwatch opening part two idea, because now if part two doesn’t open that way, i’m gonna be extremely disappointed. I literally can’t see it happening any other way. But that’s sooo cool. I am too… I’m really riveted. I have my own site that keeps up with the news, too, Harrypotternewsreel.blogspot.com, so I had this bit just before Leaky. is thrilled.

You could co-write the screenplay of DH together and you’ve already got a headstart lol. but Steve Kloves is definitely going to need some help. that book is huge. i still can’t believe you wrote one and you didn’t even get paid do it. I thought about that, but I know It’d never happen.

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alright! i guess this is as good as official.

so its quite simply Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1 and 2?

a bit unimaginative dont you think?

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I just realized something else. THERE IS NO WAY THEY CAN CUT MOVIE ONE AT SHELLL COTTAGE. ITS IMPOSSIBLE. .............Bill and Fleur are not even introduced in movie 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 . they cant just introduce them in movie 7 out of nowhere. WAIT A MINUTE…... THAT MEANS HARRY CANT EVEN BURRY DOBBIE AT SHELL COTTAGE

OMG SOMEONE REPL IM SOO CONFUSED

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TML

Actually removing Gringott’s would be detrimental to the story. (I can hear this argument continuing. IS!! IS NOT!!! IS!!! IS NOT!!!) We’ll have to agree to disagree.

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OH MY GOSH!! I am SO excited right now. I can easily get over the director part. I just absolutely HATE the wait between the two films though! I told everyone who was near about this as soon as I read it. It is funny to think that I will be driving myself to see the second half of the movie! I will be the first one in line at my local theater. YES!! FINALLY SOME STRAIGHT FORWARD, AWESOME NEWS!!

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MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

You hear that? It’s the agonised cries of the cash cow as WB milk every last drop out of her.

I welcome Yates to direct but two movies – bad idea. A really bad idea. Make one movie that lasts three hours. Way to go to split the tension up. URGH.

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Actually removing Gringott’s would be detrimental to the story. Not really. Other than the bit about the Horcrux, what purpose does it serve?

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@michy: I agree with the whole not understanding some of the actors. I personally can’t understand what Alan Rickman is saying, but he has a good excuse because of his whole jaw problem. But I can understand the trio perfectly.

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THEY CAN NOT AND WILL NOT REMOVE THE GRINGOTTS SCENE . AS SOMEONE AID BEFORE….. THERE IS NO WAY THAT THEY ARE GOING TO SKIP A CHANCE TO SHOOT THE TRIO RIDING A DRAGON INTO THE SUNSET. AND THE HORCRUZ PART IS IMPOTANT TOO.

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I’M STILL SHOCKED THAT SOME OF YOU ACTUALLY WANT THE GRINGOTTS CHAPTER REMOVED! I’m getting sick just thinking about it. That part is amazing in the book. It’s sooo suspenseful, there’s no way they’re going to cut that out. That part is sooo good that it was on two book covers. The UK edition and the US deluxe edition. so there’s no way they would even think about cutting that out. Plus if they do then Hermoine wouldn’t get her revenge on Bellatrix for torturing her and they also wouldn’t get the goblet horcrux.

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@ celia

What about the whole shell cottage thing. Do you think they are even going to do that scene cuz bill and fleur havent been introduced into any of the movies and they definately cant do it now

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You can’t understand Alan Rickman? He has a jaw problem??

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I didn’t know that, honestly. Ofcoarse I would understand him. I’m Dutch. We’ve got subtitles.

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I didnt know alan rickman had a jaw problem either and I can understand him perfectly. the most actually

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will they have to re negotiate everyones contracts?

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@Michy: Uh hello. The wedding is going to be in there. I’m pretty sure they can easily introduce Bill sometime during that. And we’ve already met Fleur so it’s not a big deal. It’s a wedding. The wedding itself isn’t that important anyways, what harry finds out DURING the wedding is what’s important: he sees that symbol the first time, aunt muriel tells him a lot of stuff about dumbledore that turns out to be true, kingsley comes and gives that line that will be awesome in a film, “Scrimgeour is dead. The Ministry has fallen. They’re coming.” That line is going to give everyone in the audience chills. They have to have bill and fleur so that they can have the wedding, just so we can hear Kingsley say that line.

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Im so happy about this!! .

Is the best they can do, to close the series with two good movies that honour the books.

I think the best part to cut the first movie is when they arrive to Shell Cottage after Malfoy Manor, when Harry decides not to go after Voldemort for the Elder Wand. The ending scene could be when Voldemort retrieves the Wand from Dumbledore’s tomb. That is at the end of chapter 24.

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I can understand Alan rickman most of the time. but i usually can’t. i still love his voice though, it makes me swoon. but like in the occlumency scenes with Harry, when we see the flashback with sirius and harry hugging and then snape is behind them and says something. i could not understand what he said all three times i saw that movie in the theatres. but everytime it got to that part the audience would laugh and had no idea why?! but after i watched it at home with subtitles i figured out that he had been saying, “I may vomit.”

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will they have to re negotiate everyones contracts?

Posted by jain on March 12, 2008 @ 07:21 PM

I thought the same thing. If I remeber they get the contracts signed for the trio before DH came out so they would not know that they would be making two films so they would need new contracts. I am sure it is all one film shoot but it will take longer then the other films especally for the trio who will be in 90% (100% for Dan) of the movie. This will get into Dan’s other filming he may have commited too. Maybe that is why it is taking longer to get movie 1 out because they had to work around other commitments.

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@celia

But its going to be really weird for people who havent read the books to be introduced to bill. And they havent seen fleur in 2 movies so shes just going to pop up and get married to this random old guy who claims to be the eldest weasley even though we havent seen or heard of him in all movies. Also, they are not going to have a lot of time to introduce him cuz the wedding is at the beggining. Its going to be really weird even for me even though I have read the books. Like is harry just going to be sitting at the wesley table and say: ” Hey, Bill . It is nice to finally see you after like five movies. Just to let you know Hermione, he is the eldest Weasly”

Thats really weird. Bill and Fleurs part is so important but it seems like its too late. If they were smart, they would put bill and Fleur in the sixth movie so that we already know who they are (phew..that was long)

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What cool news for my birthday!!!

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AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH! amid a confusion of feelings i seriously DON”T know what to make of this! I’m happy theyre making twoo DH parts, but I’m driving myself nuts to whether David Yates was the right person.. I just don’t know! X@.

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About shell cottage and Bill and Fleur not being in HBP movie, for me it is pretty obvious that they will replace Bill/Fleur with Remus/Tonks.

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@Sionwitch:

that’s a good idea. I like the image of Voldemort destroying Dumbledore’s tomb and this triumphant music is playing and then he holds up the wand and starts laughing his cold, high pitched laugh and the movie can go off.

But I still like the idea of Part two coming on with the trio listening to Potterwatch.

I guess we’re just gonna have to see what the David Yates, David Heyman, and whoever the film editor decides to do.

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I’ll be very happy to see Umbridge again in those wonderful scenes in the Ministry ! I love the work Imelda Staunton did on ootp !

I also hope they’re going to figure out something to avoid the use of the polyjuice potion because if they don’t we won’t see the actors too often. Imagine the scene in the graveyard with out Dan face as Harry.

And one thing I WANT JOHN WILLIAMS FOR THE SCORE !!!

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I’ll be very happy to see Umbridge again in those wonderful scenes in the Ministry ! I love the work Imelda Staunton did on ootp !

I also hope they’re going to figure out something to avoid the use of the polyjuice potion because if they don’t we won’t see the actors too often. Imagine the scene in the graveyard with out Dan’s face as Harry.

And one thing I WANT JOHN WILLIAMS FOR THE SCORE !!!

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For the contracts thingy, it really depends on the wording of the contract. Maybe they accidently wrote that they have to be in the rest of the harrp potter films or something. If not then i hope all the main characters sign the contract or something or that would REALLY suck if they were not in it

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Good idea to end the first part on Voldemort with the elder wand !!!

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@ Sionwitch

THAT IS AN EXTREMELY GOOD IDEA. OMG CANT BELIEVE NO ONE THOUGHT OF THAT YET. YOU SHOULD SERIOUSLY EMAIL THE WRITER PPLZ JUST INCASE THEY DONT REALIZE THAT.

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Michy, I think the wording in those contracts are very tight and can not be toyed with but I am sure they have all contracts worked out or they would not have released this information.

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diasphora, happy birthday

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I am not very happy about David yates but at the same time its really good that he gets to do the last two so now we have the same style for the last 4 movies

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HOLY CRAP!!! I wasn’t sure about the split before, but what the heck this will be AWESOME!!!

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First of all…Bill is NOT the oldest Weasley. Charlie is. And Bill is one of the people who go to Harry’s house to escort him, so harry can meet him there. And there is a whole movie before DH comes out. We know Fleur isn’t in there, but we don’t know about Bill. There’s a good chance he’s in movie 6, but only as a small role. Or Ron could point to a picture Bill when Harry is at the Burrow and be like “that’s Bill, he works with Gringotts.” And then after Dumbledore’s funeral Ron can tell Harry that he has to come to the burrow before they start looking for horcruxes because his oldest brother is getting married. and there you go. you’ve got your introduction. like i said the wedding itself isn’t what ’s important, it’s what Harry finds out during the wedding.

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Don’t worry the entire cast will be in the movies ! It’s the best movie experience of their lives !

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@ MLC

thats a good point and you are probably right. But I just hope they dont mess up the characters and have new pplz come in,,, especially for the epiologue

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I think the cut should be after the escape in Godric’s Hollow, and Part 2 should start with possible multiple sets of footsteps through the forest as Harry follows the silver doe.

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YES that is fabulous. There is alot of specualation still Im sure about the wedding but Im sure, its Tonks and Lupin. But I would also like to know and hope that all the original actors and actresses will be there for both of the films.

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Bill is the oldest Weasley boy !

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i wonder what they’re going to name the second one. harry potter and the deathly hallows 2? i also wonder where they’re going to make the cut-off…. hopefully, it will not be like, ron leaves, hermione’s crying after him, harry’s still mad… then CUT! no, that would be bad. they couldn’t do that…. right? [besides, that part is too early in the book to make the halfway cutoff, i think…]

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I am probably the only person in Potterdom who is unhappy about this. I am really excited that David Yates and Steve Kloves are staying on, and that they are going to attempt to film it all at the same time. The down sides for me is Where will they break it and can I stand another 6 months of waiting to see the scene I have titled “We’re blowing up the great Hall”? Do you hold two premeirs? All of the logistics are mind bending.

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Am I the only one disappointed with this move?It seems redundant to make two movies for it, and its a bit disappointing.

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The titles are simply part I and part II

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I’m pretty sure it’s Charlie actually. I mean Bill is the younger, cool one. Charlie is the oldest one with all the burn scars…i could be wrong, but i’m not gonna admit defeat until i look it up on hp-lexicon.

But replacing Bill and Fleur with Tonks and Lupin is a good idea. It will make the wedding more meaningful and harry can still find out all the important stuff. but i don’t see why they would have it at the Burrow when Lupin and Tonks are trying to keep their distance from the Weasleys throughout the whole book.

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@ celia

My bad about the bill/charlie thingy Anyway… Bill ISNT in half blood prince.They announced it. And I dont think they are goint to go back and add more extra scenes like that unless they realize their problem . But then again you made a good point about the end where ron tells harry hes got to coe to the burrow for the wedding. So you are right

~~CASE CLOSED~ (FOR ME ANYWAY)

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This is big news! I think I am one of very few people who was against this idea and quite frankly, I didnt believe it would really happen. I would much prefer they made it a 3 hour finale instead. But now its official, they thought it out, I will trust them as they have delivered a brilliant translation of our favourite books to the big screen which got better and better. So whilst disappointed in the 2 part movie direction I fully anticipate great Potter movies.

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How I am supposed to wait TWO FREAKING YEARS?!? Holy moly, this is gonna be intense. * squees *

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I am really glad they are doign this.. Like others have said before me it will do DEATHLY HALLOWS justice… It is a really good book and i want to see every bit of it.. lol ALL OF IT!!!!!!!!!

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I take it back ,,,,,,,,Bill IS the oldest Weasley

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Are we sure Bill is not in HBP ? Afterall we thought Greyback would not be present but as a matter of fact he is.

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Hey it wasn’t that big of a deal for me anyways. lol. i’m still excited about it being in two-parts and where they’re going to end part one. I really just want to see all 3 of these movies like tomorrow…but we still have 8 MONTHS until movie 6 comes out and TWO YEARS and 8 MONTHS until Part one comes out AND 3 YEARS and 2 MONTHS until Part two. NOOOOOO!!!

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ooo i also wonder if they will show adult harry and ginny….

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Rhiannon, I am with you and only want one movie but we are few and far between.

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Can people stop with the all caps? It’s really annoying. Thanks.

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@ leggers

EXACTLY!!!! TWO STINKIN YEARS!!!!!!!!!!! IF THEY ARE MAKING THE MOVIES AT THE SAME TIME THEN WHY IN THE WORLD ARE THEY REALISING THEM 6 MONTHS APART. LYKE OMG

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Can people stop with the all caps? It’s really annoying. Thanks.

I’m excited too, but it’s against the rules anyway.

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my bad with the caps. its a habbit

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WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! dude I like just did a dance in my basement.

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yay! Really glad it’s Yates too, he did best I think – Cuaron was great too, but Yates was more Harry Potterish. Nice!

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YES YES YES YES

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So glad they are making 2 films there is too much they can’t cut anything out. Not very excited about Yates directing wished one of the other directors were doing it.

Non the less can’t wait!

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I hope for the epilogue they just age everyone and not have new actors come in. That would be a real dissapointment. And by the time they realese the Deathly hollows part 2, they are all goint to be in their twenties (except ginny) so its all good

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ONe movie would be good because then we wouldn’t have to wait, but there’s no way they can fit all of that into one movie unless it’s 6 hours long. But the two part film IS going to be 6 hours long possibly and that sounds like a good thing to me so i’m excited! and JKR approves which is even better. Plus it bascially is one film, they’re just releasing it in two parts, cause they’re filming it all at the same time.

But I’ve been thinking about what they could do with the epilogue… and i really don’t think they’re going to be able to make Dan, rupert, Emma, and bonnie look like they’re in their 30s. So I think there is a good chance of them having a double wedding with ginny and harry and ron and hermione instead.

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i think they’re releasing them 6 months apart to make all the fans mad (lol) no, i just think that they want to “build up more pottermania” because the more its built up, the more people will see it opening night (for hp7.2) and then so much is built up it breaks a record, and when it breaks a record, people figure “gee, that movie must be pretty good if that many people are seeing it. i think i’ll go see it too.”, thus earning more $$$$$$$$$

so i think it might be for $ reasons, but this is just my way of procrastinating homework- creating theories about harry potter (hehehe)

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I hope they dont take advantage of the amout of time they have and make the movies too boring. It would be soo cool if they could get the guy who directed the lord of the rings battles to direct the deathly hollows part two so that the battle can look really cool

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I wonder how they are going to do all the scenes where the trio uses polyjuice potion. Are we going to have a bunch of random actors pretending to be the trio or are they going to figure out some way to have the trio do all of that stuff themselves. i really hope it’s the latter.

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celia – Bill is the oldest, not Charlie.

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I think it’s brilliant to split the book in to two movies. I think they should have done this with the last two movies. Phoenix is the most unsatisfying of all the movies in my opinion (of course I never saw it in 3D so maybe that makes a difference).

I believe that part one should end with Dobby’s funeral and part two then starts with talking to Griphook and Olivander and planning to invade Gringotts. That means that most of the movie will occur in one day: from the time they leave Shell Cottage to the final confrontation with Voldemort is only 24 hours, so that will be unique for a movie like this.

I don’t understand why it will be two years before the first DH movie is released. If filming starts in February, then we should see part one in July 2009 and part two in November 2009. At the very latest it might be November 2009 and May of 2010.

For the record, I will be 51 when part two comes out!

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@ blue3tick

that makes you think, now that it’s all in the open, they might be able to put more in that ending than is in the book. You know, now that JK gave out more info on what became of the characters and stuff…

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there are no boring parts in book 7, so they’re definitely going to make the most of all that time.

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I just can’t wait for the line that i’m absolutely POSITIVE Jo wrote especially for Alan Rickman… because i can hear him saying it in my head… “Would you like me to do it now? Or would you like a few moments to compose an epitaph?” and splitting the book means they can do justice to those flashbacks.

As to the 2 movies, it’s kind of a bummer that it pushes back the release of DH, but it makes sense, as they’ll need longer to film 2 movies concurrently. Otherwise, i think it’s a brilliant idea. And now we can endlessly debate for a few more years just where they’re going to cut it. hehe

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I think the epilogue can be done with the original actors. Makeups, new haircuts, adult clothes. The can even use CGI to make them a bit older.

I’m very happy because two parts mean at least a 4 hour long movie !

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Omg. They are NOT splitting it in two movies just for the money. Its for the fans so plz stop saying that.Thank you

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I think the epilogue can be done with the original actors. Makeups, new haircuts, adult clothes. The can even use CGI to make them a bit older.

I’m very happy because two parts mean at least a 4 hour long movie !

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I also think they are going to use makeup to make them seem older

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Fantastic news!!!

I just hope that Mr Kloves remembers that it’s his job to “adapt” the story and to change it- and that includes the dialogue!

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hmm

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all right, it was my opinion… and it was better than doing homework, too.

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Fantastic news!!!

I just hope that Mr Kloves remembers that it’s his job to “adapt” the story and to change it- and that includes the dialogue!

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YES I KNOW! I was wrong. LOL. Bill is the oldest. That’s sooo weird, I could have sworn it was Charlie though. he seemed like he was older.

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@Michy :

I wish I knew who to write about it, but I don’t think they would read it anyway, I think you have to have some kind of influence or be known in some way so they read your idea over the millions they sure receive. But I’m optimistic that they can figure out on their own this, because the wedding and Shell cottage are essential parts to the movie, and they are saying they are doing it in two parts so not to cut anything. The important thing is that there is a wedding and there is a shell cottage, who weds and who owns the Cottage should be characters that are already known to the movie viewers as Remus and Tonks.

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sorry if somebody already psted this but this forum is way too long!!!!! I’m so excited but i thought a good ending to the 1st part would be @ malfway manor. Harry Ron and others stuck in the basement we then hear the screams of hermione and the n it goes dark and we get the line that dobby says when he appears and the it’s over. that would be totally cool to me. wat u think???

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I’d LOVE a hugely open ending, a real big cliffhanger – I’d want to kill the people that did and love them at the same time!! :) :) :-)

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Sorry Milley, if you ever worked for a corporation you will know every thing they do is for the money and stockholders and not for the employees, clients or fans and WB is a corp.. Take Disney and the Hannah Montanna movie. Disney charged more than a regular ticket price to see it becasue they said it was a limited release for a week. People ran to see it and paid the higher ticket price Low and behold the movie made a boat load of money and Disney ran the movie longer the the limited realse time and it is still playing here in Florida. This is a money thing but in the end we the fans may get some of what we want so what can you do but hope that it will all come together.

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SQWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

I personally hope they cut it either right after Ron leaves or at Godric’s Hollow, but I wouldn’t mind if they cut it after the silver doe.

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I dont want them to change the script

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and my opinion wasn’t about SPLITTING THE MOVIE INTO 2 PARTS, it was about EXTENDING THE WAIT TIME BETWEEN THE 2, by the way.

lets see, may 2011… oh my gosh, unless i bomb my driver’s test, i can drive to the part two movie, i think (sweet!)

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YES!!! OH, WONDERFUL! Such finality already! And I’m SO pleased with them! Oh my, oh my, I really can’t wait…

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I dont want them to change the script

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But but , will: Alan, Dan, Emma, Rupert, Helena, Jason, Helen, Jim, Maggie,David, Natalia, Gary, Michael, Robbie….and I could go on forever.. are going to come back for both of the films- that is all I hope.

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FANTASTIC!!!! The only downside is the wait between the two movies, but it’s well worth it! This has made my day, which was terrible until now! I bet Sue is happy with this as a birthday present!

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Terrible, horrible money making scheme by Warners to sell extra tickets. This is just plain pathetic… If they can turn Order and Half-blood into one film, surely they can turn the shorter Hallows into one film as well. It’s not as if there is heaps of plot in the book anyway. And how long will we have to wait for both films? Shocking, just shocking!

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I think sionwith’s idea about ending part one right after Voldemort gets the elder wand out dumbledore’s tomb is a good spot to end it.

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I think the perfect ending for the first film would be Ron walking out on Harry and Hermione. That part is definitely a cliffhanger, I remember when I was reading the book for the first time I was thinking, “OH NO YOU DIDN’T! I can’t believe this what next, what next,” and so on and so forth.

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@BellaSnape: Dan, Rupert, and Emma have already signed on to do it and they aren’t going to film the two halves separately. They’re going to film it like it’s one film and then decide where to split it during the editing process. so they shouldn’t have any problem getting them all to come back…unless someone dies.

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I’m kind of pleased and kind of disappointed about this. This way they’ll fit in so much more information from the book, but it’ll also be so much longer to wait for the second part! It would be horrible if they broke it in half when Harry’s about to be attacked by Nagini in Godric’s Hollow.

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Kelso: that happens way too early in the book. if they did that then part one would just have the escape scene, the wedding, the ministry break in and the rest of it would just be the trio sitting around in a tent being bored. part one has to be an exciting film too. all the good stuff can’t be just be put into part two.

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I just realized we have to wait almost 3 years to see the hermione/ron scene BOO-HOO

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Dammit, what the hell? Damn you Warner Bros.!

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@ Timbler How can you say that there are not heaps of plot in DH. Theres like a billion important scenes and I dont even have the time to list them all right now becuz im watching Big Brother Anyway….... It would be a really sucky movie if they had to cut most of the scenes.

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HUGE news! Have to say the date of the film releases is a little disappointing. 2 whole years. On the plus side, this means theres obviously a LOT of filming that needs to be done, and thats always good in the end!

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OMG!!!!!!! I wonder who will play Victoire!!!!!

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LMAO to eragon 476484y4

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For the record, I like.

Ever since hearing the suggestion, my first thought was that the pefect place to cut would be apparating away from Shell Cottage – Arrival at Gringotts. Make that amazing last day into one continuous, glorious set.

If they must cut at an earlier point, the second best place to cut would be when the Death Eaters arrive at the tent.

Just IMHO, of course.

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Wouldn’t it be funny if the teaser for Part 2 was on Part 1? They’d have to make sure they didn’t give anything away, though, so maybe not.

@Timbler: DH is pure plot. GOF and OOTP had things that weren’t really needed for the end to make sense. Not only do they need to tie things together, they need to make sure that in addition to the action sequences, the characters have a chance to be more complex than they were. The fomula changes with this book anyway. There is no Hogwarts. It’s going to be completely new to the movie-only folks. I say do it justice anyway they can.

As for where they should cut it, I think they should cut it when they flee the Lovegood’s house. That way the hallows are introduced, it’s a little cliffhanger-y (with Luna missing and Voldy after the Elder Wand). Another good place to cut the first part would be when Harry breaks the taboo.

I hope they bring back Lee Jordan for Potterwatch. Mega love for that part.

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YAY at 2-part Deathly Hallows and at Kloves finishing them off. BOOOOOOOOOOO at Yates! Looks like CoS will remain the last true Potter film, and Goblet will remain the last really good one.

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I can’t wait 3 years! What are we all going to do???

I’m gunna be 20 when the final one is released. Grrr. Why so long? I like the fact that it’s been split and I don’t really care about DY, but 3 YEARS???

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I wonder who will play Harrry and Ginny’s children

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YAY for Yates!

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I thoroughly doubt Victore is going to be in the movie. she wasn’t even in the book. so i’m assuming you were just joking. But I think Bob Hopskins is going to be playing Xenophilius Lovegood. That’s the only new casting for movie 7.

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I think it will be cool if they film the tales of the Bard thoughout the film as hermione reads each story – since they have two films to fill out ! – Of course that wont happen but at least the 3 brothers tale should be filmed. I love that wizard fairy tale.

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Im’ going to be old enough to drive to the movies by the time DH.2 comes out . LYKE jEEZ

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2011 is a really long time away. The theme park will have been open for like 2 years by then.

But we still have movie 6!!!!! Yay!!!!!! That one comes out this year and we should be getting a trailer and some pictures for it soon!!!

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I think they might make the epilogue longer, seeing as all the fans thought it was too short. I’d love to see older Neville, Teddy and Victoire, etc

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and adult Luna!

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this kicks arse!

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SUPER EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can’t believe it! A movie that will does the book justice!!!

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Honestly, I’m glad Cuaron isn’t involved… I didn’t really like his style with PoA. But I absolutely loved the style of OoTP, so seeing Yates back makes me happy. _

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A lot of pplz are forgetting bout Half-Blood Prince (lmao) its only 8 months amawy!!!!!!!! whoooooooooo

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Emmy

I think they might actually just have a double wedding between the foursome, instead of the epilogue. because it’s going to be hard to make the trio and bonnie look like they’re in the their 30s and with kids. any kid they cast is probably going to be taller than Dan radcliffe unless Dan grows like a foot before they film movie 7.

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celia- I didn’t say anything about the actors? I just said it’d be fun to see a longer, more revealing epilogue :-)

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@Never too old

you haven’t seen movie 6 yet. i personally think all the movies do the books justice, but i wouldn’t judge too quickly if i were you. i can’t to see movie 6. i love that book. 8 months is a long time though.

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SOO Excited.

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Emmy

yes i know. i read your post. i was just saying that instead of doing a longer epilogue they might end up changing it altogether. i said stuff about the actors.

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@celia

Lmao….I dont think dan is going to grow and i would definetly prefer a foursome wedding :)

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I thought they were going to start filming DH in Feb ‘09—why do they have to wait until ‘10 to release the first part?? I like Celia’s idea: break it just before Harry opens the door to Griphook’s room. (though I really didn’t want 2 films, just one LONG one.)

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celia + michy

the story should end with how harry is happy, having what he always wanted: a family. so a wedding isn’t that exactly. him sending his kids on the Hogwarts Express is more perfect I think…

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I’m SO looking forward to when the 2nd part is released: lots of cinemas will be showing both movies in on night!

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@Michy

I wouldn’t rule it out. Boys don’t stop growing until they’re 21, so Dan still has a few more years left. I saw a picture of him with his dad and his dad is way taller than he is, so Dan could still have a couple more inches left in him. I think he needs to be taller for movie 7 though, even if they use camera tricks.

And I love the idea of a double wedding too. i think that will be cool. especially since we didn’t get to see one it in the book.

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How many of you think they will film the dursley scene in DH.1?

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Well, Cuaron would be my dream choice, but Yates is definitely the best alternative (or better than Columbus or Newell at any rate), imo, so I’m excited. And yay for two movies!

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Nice to see a “longer” movie, but in the future, I hope that some tv station will decide to do all the books as some kind of mini/maxi-series.

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Emmy

I’m pretty sure Harry is going to be happy on is wedding day. And i don’t want some random actor playing an older harry. that would suck. it has to end with the trio. but unless the make up people are just that good, i don’t think they can play 30 year olds.

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Just a thought- what if they shot all the story at once but put off shooting the epilogue until the last minute? Then the actors would look a bit different and then they’d fix the rest with makeup, etc. I don’t know if they’d want to put that much effort into it, though.

I’m actually really excited that there will be a 6 month gap, so Pottercast will have to go on for at least 3 more years!

There is way too much plot to put into one movie and not enough that can really be cut. There’s: the 7 Potters, Harry’s visions coming back, the wedding, the attack, Tahttinham Court, the ministry break-in, Ron leaving, Godric’s Hollow, the silver doe, Xeno’s house, getting captured, Malfoy Manor, Gringotts, the battle, the Prince’s Tale, Harry’s death, Voldy’s demise, and (hopefully) the epilogue, and a bunch of other stuff I probably forgot.

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Harry will be happy when he marries Ginny, but he’ll be happier when he’s living a life with Ginny, and they have their children and he’s the dad he always wanted to have

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I really hate cheezy endings. Why cant they make voldemort destroy harry in the movie. that would be a lot better

also they should cut ir right before the battle of hogwarts to make the battle 3 hours long

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Michy

I think Dan can still grow a couple more inches. His dad is pretty tall and dan is only 18. boys don’t stop growing until they’re 21. but even if he doesn’t get taller, i hope they use some camera tricks and make him look taller because when i was reading that last fight with voldemort when they’re circling each other, i was picturing them as being almost the same height.

and i love the idea of a double wedding too.

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“Warner Bros. Chairman Alan Horn and Jeff Robinov, president of Warner Bros. Pictures Group, are expected to discuss the new plans for “Potter” on Thursday during a presentation at ShoWest, the convention of movie exhibitors in Las Vegas.”

Is there any chance we can get complete coverage if this presentation? I know I would watch the whole thing with interest.

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If pottercast goes on for 3 more years…i DONT THINK i WILL HAVE ENOUGHT SPACE ON MY IPOD FOR ALL OF THEM. ANyway, im really glad that it will go on

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Tyler

I was thinking the exact same thing. I really hope this is televised. And it sounds like they’re going to be discussing other movies besides HP. i would really like to see that.

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I’m excited for the two movies, but I hope more of the little details are preserved. The OOTP movie did an awful job with the little things that make the books so good. I wouldn’t want the same thing to happen with DH!

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You must have a pretty bid ipod if you have all the episodes on there. i only keep like 5 episodes at a time on my ipod. but i only have a 4GB. and i listen to mugglecast too.

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YES,YES,YES,YES,YES. I’M SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW.

I was hoping that they would do this. I’m really pleased. although the time period between the two is disappointing, but hey, they’re doing two films.

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I wonder how long it would take for them to play DH.2 on tv :)

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@celia

My ipod is 4GB too and I have 4 mugglecast and 18 pottercast but I dont know how to delete the mugglecast and the old pottercasts. plz tell me how

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Its been ages since we’ve been hit with some GOOD potter news!!1 LIKE WOW!!

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Alright, I know everybody is titled to their own opinion, and here’s mine:

ARE THEY CRAZY? OK, I sorta agree on the making it two movies so nothing will be cut, but SIX MONTHS APART? HELLO? SOME OF US HAVE BEEN FANS OF THESE BOOKS AND MOVIES SINCE WE WERE LIKE…...IN FOURTH GRADE! When the last movie comes out, I’ll be a SOPHMORE IN COLLEGE!!!!

Why put it in two movies? I liked the idea of a 5-6 hour long movie, I mean, if people in the 1940’s could set and watch Gone With the Wind in one go, I think we could watch Deathly Hallows! I mean, it seems as though if you wouldn’t want to set through ONE movie, then it doesn’t seem like your a loyal fan.

But, Hey, that’s my opinion.

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im so excited about this news. a lot of pplz are too. 336 pplz have commented. Ive read all of them. Michy and celia have been commenting for almost 2 hours

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@ Liz Im not sure if you’ve noticed but we are in 2008….not the 1940’s. PPLZ now have busy schedules and we are no longer that patient to sit for a million hours no matter how long the movie is. But if you disagree, then you go and buy the dvds and watch them all in one sitting.

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Okay, so I just saw this story @ nytimes.com, and my first reaction was “Holy crap!” I’m not sure why I was so surprised; I’d been hearing the rumors and they seemed pretty credible. I think maybe it was just the shock of seeing Potter news at nytimes instead of at Leaky. :)

I find it oddly heartwarming that Heyman swears the decision was for purely creative reasons. I mean, obviously no one would ever say they were doing such a thing for mercenary reasons, but it was still kind of cool that he swore his innocence. Manly, or something.

Anyway, I’m fine with having two films. It is true, after all, that DH doesn’t really have subplots the way the other books do. I just hope they end with some kind of resolution instead of a total cliffhanger. Cliffhangers are great in books, because they make you keep turning the pages, but they really lose something when you’re forced to wait months for the resolution.

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ZOMG! And to think that I was sitting in driving lessons while this was all going on. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!

I haven’t been so excited since the release date announcement of DH!

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YAY!!!!!! I cannot express how happy I am right now!!!!!!!! CAPS LOCK KERRI IS HERE!!!!! YAY!!!!! With multiple exclamation points in tow!!!!!!!

Haha nice tease (kinda like Cho!) about where they will cut off the first one, I was like OMG but then they didn’t say gah. Oh well I am sooooooo happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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2 movies: Makes me jump with joy! David Yates: Are you serious? This guy did the worst job ever with the fifth book. He completely spoiled Sirius’ death? Isn’t anybody else outraged by this? Please, lets revolt! Bring Alfonso Cuaron back!!!!!!!!!

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Hey, I know some people are complaining about the six month wait, but they might release the first part on DVD so we can re-watch it before the second part. That’s the part I’m dreading, the wait. Other than that, I’m pumped. Now I wish we would get some news on that HBP trailer…

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I think it’s great that Yates is directing the last movies! You’ve got to give him credit for turning OOTP into a 2 and a half hour movie because it’s so big! You can’t expect so much from such a strict guideline for the 5th movie.

YAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Alfonso Cuaron made a very good film, but at the same time it was the least Potterish of all – they didn’t even explain the Marauder’s Map! Yates is the only one that seemed to have respect for the stories

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As fans of the books we have all sat throught five soon to be six movies and watched as our favorite parts were cut from the movies, But now the fans will get to see the movies we diserved! Let March 12, 2008 be a day of greatness for true harry potter fans everywhere! Finnaly we will get to see the hour Harry Potter movie we have been asking for! Just in two parts!

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AAAAHH!!! I couldn’t be any happier! :-D

Every other time someone would say, “let’s split the books into two movies,” I would cringe. I felt that books 1-6 could easily be cut enough to fit into a 2-3 hour movie, even though I am a HUGE fan of the books and would likely be upset with some of the cuts.

With book 7 though, I just couldn’t think of any way to fit all of the information contained in that book into one movie. For the first time, I felt that 2 movies was the only way to fit in all of the plot… and all of the plot really does need to be told in order to tie up all the loose ends for moviegoers.

And of course, David Yates did an incredible job with movie 5. It was the happiest I’d felt since the first movie (2-4 just didn’t click for me the way the books did), and I was SO hoping that he’d stick around for the last book!

It’s everything I wanted for our last Harry Potter book-to-screen! YEA!

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I think it’s funny how Yates was the only director that was willing to make hp5 in its limited length, and now he’s the only director that gets to make an extra long hp7! Seems to be his reward :-)

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The only thing about Yates that I did not like in OOTP was that there were no transitions but gee thanks a lot for that because he got to fit more in!!! And also when Harry is randomly picking something off his robes I was like “YOU COULD’VE FIT SO MUCH MORE IN IF YOU TOOK THAT OUT!!!” rawffle! lol

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Very well said emmy!

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yeah i’m sorry. when i first read that, i flipped out. biggest joke of my life.

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Hmmm…. I’m not sure. To me it seems like a easy way to extend the series in one more movie and make more money out of it. Only one movie with a little over 3 hours would do the job well, I guess.

But… two movies equals more details…and that can never be bad.

Still… it bothers me a little thinking that this could be only a plan to gain more money… a sucessful one, since my money is definetly going to both movies.

But prepare yourselves for that empty feeling everybody gets when the movie ends without an ending… that’s gonna be depressing. =9

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sooo excited and im not gonna stop saying it!!!!!!!!!

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I’m excited about this move—it will actually do the book justice (although I’m pretty sure there will be at least a few changes, such as ending part 1 and how to open up part 2).

“I thought they were going to start filming DH in Feb ‘09—why do they have to wait until ‘10 to release the first part?? I like Celia’s idea: break it just before Harry opens the door to Griphook’s room. (though I really didn’t want 2 films, just one LONG one.)”

They still are. The problem is with all the technology and stuff, post-production can take a while longer for visual effects to be finalized and rendered. Plus add in the factor that David Yates will be directing 2 films at the same time, they have to plan out both films before even shooting. Pre-production will definitely take a while, even with existing sets and stuff.

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YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY!!!!!!! woah i love this news!!! I do wish we had a different director, however we are judging Yates on his work on what was by far the most difficult book to adapt, so we could be being a bit harsh. Cauron would have been pretty cool though!

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I don’t think that the initial thought was to split this for more money. If anyone admires HP you would want to fit in as much as you could and then the money would be an extra incentive.

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I am honestly gonna freak out if one more person says they are doing two movies just forthe money. THEY ARE NOT!!!!

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!!!!!!!INEXPRESSIBLE (joyous) EMOTION!!!!!!!

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Celia said: ”@Fenm: Obviously all of that backstory is NOT going to be in there. but to cut it out altogether…NO WAY!!!”

Please tell me one bit of the DD back story that needs to be in the movie for the plot to be understood. Compare that to, say, the cutting out of the whole back story of the Marauders in PoA, which DID hurt the movie (wait, how did Lupin know about the map? Why is Harry’s patronus a stag?)

“do you like Harry potter????”

Dear Lord, I hate the puerile, “If you don’t feel the same way I do, you’re not a real fan” argument. So, please, don’t even go there.

“how could you have not liked finding all of that out. “

Because it wasn’t that interesting, the character in question was already dead, and, btw, the story is told to us over and over…

“That was brilliant.”

It was brilliant to spend, like, a quarter of the last book on a character who was already dead?

“But I pretty sure they’re going to cut down some of the tent stuff.”

God, I hope so, Frankly, I get the feeling most of that stuff was so Jo had a way of making the last book fit with the, “the climax happens at the end of the school year” trope. Really, it feels to me like things could have happened must faster if she’s really wanted them to.

“there’s no way all of that is going to be in there. But I think it’s safe to say all of the big stuff is going to be in there”

I agree. But I don’t think DD’s past qualifies as “the big stuff”. I really, really don’t.

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@ kERRI

Thank you. Well said

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I can imagine seeing Sue just SQUEEING at the top of her lungs when she got the news. Not so sure about Melissa and John though.

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ok, im going to freak out…

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I’m really happy about two films, and I don’t care if it’s done because it’ll get WB more money… even though, whatever they say, of course that is the reason. No production company is going to make an extra movie, just to ‘please fans’ or ‘fit in the whole story’ – they would only do it if there was enough money involved. But having said that, I still love it!!

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what does DD stand for?

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it just doesn’t seem the same with two movies though. i know i’ll probably end up growing to like the split film idea, but right now i don’t. yes, more details will be excellent (i am a true HP fan) , but i just feel as if it would be nice to have just 7 movies on my shelf next to my 7 books. i guess that is unrealistic to imagine if i want quality from the films. but seriously when i first read that the 7th book was going to be split, I flipped. And usually initial impressions aren’t far from how you actually feel. And of course everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

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YES! Thats Awsome!

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I think the most natural break in the book is the Malfoy Manor scene with a Dobby Funeral End, because it felt like the end. The Malfoy Manor scene saw what could have been Harry’s final confrontation with Voldemort and a lot happens in that scene.

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Lola – “DD” stands for Dumbledore.

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@ emma

i understand about the 7 dvds / 7 books… But if you can hold yourself for six months, you’ll probably be able to buy a box with both films in it! WB would be crazy not to release something like that!

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Bill is the oldest Weasely, then Charlie, than Percy, than the twins, Ron and Ginny. I am on page 14, maybe someone said it already, but I just had too say it. lol I am happy abt the 2 movies, not happy abt the timeframe between the 2 films, but wouldn’t surprise me if the theatres offered people the ability to watch them back to back. makes a nice showing before the midnight show of part 2, watch part 1 then 2 at midnite

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OMG .@ emmy

IT is NOT for the money. I am really getting annoyed at people saying that. You shouldnt even be comenting on that because it is not even important.

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Lola- DD stands for Dumbledore.

Guys who wanted one movie- you have to remember that average joe public, even those who have read the book, won’t want to sit through a 3/4 hour movie, and the movies have to cater to them too.

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@ Lola and Rachel

DD = Dumbledore? lol, I had to think of Dedalus Diggle – now wouldn’t HIS past be fun to see?! :-D (no? anyone?... Hmm :p )

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Lola- DD stands for Dumbledore.

Guys who wanted one movie- you have to remember that average joe public, even those who have read the book, won’t want to sit through a 3/4 hour movie, and the movies have to cater to them too.

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thank you rachel

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Emmy

I’m pretty sure Harry is going to be happy on is wedding day. And i don’t want some random actor playing an older harry. that would suck. it has to end with the trio. but unless the make up people are just that good, i don’t think they can play 30 year olds.

Posted by celia on March 12, 2008 @ 08:43 PM

have you ever seen eddie murphy’s mobie norbit, if they can make eddie murphy into a chinese guy, i think they can turn the trio into their 30’s lol

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@ Amilia That’s what I’m saying, it’s not important at all, I love it, but knowing how film production companies work… But I’m not complaining!

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thank you rachel

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Emmy

I’m pretty sure Harry is going to be happy on is wedding day. And i don’t want some random actor playing an older harry. that would suck. it has to end with the trio. but unless the make up people are just that good, i don’t think they can play 30 year olds.

Posted by celia on March 12, 2008 @ 08:43 PM

have you ever seen eddie murphy’s movie norbit, if they can make eddie murphy into a chinese guy, i think they can turn the trio into their 30’s lol

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In respect for Lily… who quite gently said that will freak out if one more person says the movies will be done for the sake of making money…I won’t say that anymore.

Her “THEY ARE NOT” in caps lock was enough to scare the hell out of me.

So Lily… I’ll take your word for whatever you say….so please….d..don’t kill me. Ok?

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THANK GOD.

Cut on cliff hanger, as they’re being captured and taken to malfoy manor. That way you have the emotional heart of Ron’s return and a climax.

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Amilia—the thing is, emmy is probably at least a little bit correct to say that money is involved. It usually never is purely one reason over another, such as keeping the story vs. getting money. Both reasons were most likely involved in the decision. They must weigh all of the possibilities before making a decision as huge as this.

and emmy: you are right about the 7th film boxed addition! thank you for keeping my desire in perspective!

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@ emmy oh sorry

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More HP!! Always GOOD!!!!

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TWO harry potter films?! That’s so dumb! WB has gone completely mental! They could have made it long like Gone With The Wind! I think Im not gonna see ANY of them!

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@ emmy oh sorry

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TWO harry potter films?! That’s so dumb! WB has gone completely mental! They could have made it long like Gone With The Wind! I think Im not gonna see ANY of them!

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Amilia—the thing is, emmy is probably at least a little bit correct to say that money is involved. It usually never is purely one reason over another, such as keeping the story vs. getting money. Both reasons were most likely involved in the decision. They must weigh all of the possibilities before making a decision as huge as this.

and emmy: you are right about the 7th film boxed addition! thank you for keeping my desire in perspective!

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omg why so far apart???

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Amilia, that’s ok, getting people annoyed is something I do regularly ;-)

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More HP!! Always GOOD!!!!

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Amilia—the thing is, emmy is probably at least a little bit correct to say that money is involved. It usually never is purely one reason over another, such as keeping the story vs. getting money. Both reasons were most likely involved in the decision. They must weigh all of the possibilities before making a decision as huge as this.

and emmy: you are right about the 7th film boxed addition! thank you for keeping my desire in perspective!

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TWO harry potter films?! That’s so dumb! WB has gone completely mental! They could have made it long like Gone With The Wind! I think Im not gonna see ANY of them!

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@?! Then dont go and see the movies thats your own problem. But what I want to know is why you are even bothering to post your negative cuz no one really cares

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More HP!! Always GOOD!!!!

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@?! Then dont go and see the movies thats your own problem. But what I want to know is why you are even bothering to post your negativety cuz no one really cares

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@?! Then dont go and see the movies thats your own problem. But what I want to know is why you are even bothering to post your negative cuz no one really cares

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@?! Then dont go and see the movies thats your own problem. But what I want to know is why you are even bothering to post your negativety cuz no one really cares

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People, ever thought of the possibility that there might be no epilogue? I mean, it’s suited for the book, but not necessarily for the movie. Another thing I wanted to mention, although this movie certainly will be lengthy (no complaints here), that doesn’t mean that several scenes won’t be cut. I personally really favor the idea that part 1 will end with Dobby’s death. Some argue it’s too far into the book, but whose to say some scenes in the first half of the book won’t be cut, while the second half will be elaborated on? Let’s not be so sure of ourselves

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@?! Then dont go and see the movies thats your own problem. But what I want to know is why you are even bothering to post your negative cuz no one really cares

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@Emmy

Do you think they are even going to do the shell cottage scene? since they havent even introduced bill yet…

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More HP!! Always GOOD!!!!

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wow…sorry about the million posts i made on accident!

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@?! Then dont go and see the movies thats your own problem. But what I want to know is why you are even bothering to post your negativety cuz no one really cares

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I’m still extremely excited about this. the only thing that will make it better is if WB gives us a trailer to HBP tomorrow along with the announcement about DH.

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considering bill shows up to be part of harrys guard, theres a good oppourtunity to introduce bill there. hey harry remember bill my oldest brother says ron, his wedding is the day after your birthday

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@ Amilia

Well I think they can’t NOT do the shell cottage scene(s), because too much happens there: Dobby (!) and the forging of their plans ahead. You never know they decide to change the scenery, but I personally don’t really see how they’d do that. It’s too important (and I wanna see that cottage, it sounds darned lovely!). And Bill has to be introduced here: he marries as well!

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WOOOO HOOOOO

Only wish they push the 2nd part from 2011 to the week after part 1 Still i get to see it with my padfoot

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I am going to see the dh.1 in imax and 3d . same with dh.2 thats if i can last that long

(i definetly will)

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huh. not sure i’m pleased.

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That’d be a nice movie title: HP7.2 3D !! :p

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@Cella: I think Saffron meant she didn’t have any kids =)

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omgomgomgomgomg i’m seriously about to wet myself im so excited. i must go and tell everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Boo…so, all the other books weren’t worthy of having all their content put in, but the last one is? There’s plenty of junk that can be cut out of DH to make it one movie. Good Gawd, WB, good Gawd. But I’m glad Yates is directing, I enjoy his work. It better be darn good, man.

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The greatest news ever!!!!!!!!! I still say they should show both films at the same time with an intermission seperating them. That way they wouldn’t have to worry about when to end the first film and we wouldn’t have to wait 6 months for the rest. Nobody would have a problem watching a 4 or 5 hour movie if there was a bathroom/refreshment break in the middle. Who am I kidding – I’ll hold it in for 5 hours!

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I don’t mind it’s a two parter, part of me is happy it is. But I have a feeling they aren’t going to include Dobby. I mean sure they introduced him in the second one, but we haven’t heard from him since. And it wouldn’t really be signficant to bring him back really, cause fans of the movies won’t understand, and will be like “Who cares about the houseelse” more in likely. I don’t agree with it, but I’m not getting my hopes up with these movies anyway. Especially with David Yates doing it. To me, OOTP was appalling. I know most of you don’t agree with me on that, but don’t yell at me about it either, cause I don’t care to hear it. Constructive responses are fine, bashing is not.

Anyway…I also don’t like the 6 month split. I can live with it, but I must say my friends are going to be annoyed with my rantings about having to wait so long. lol. Anyhow.

That’s just my two knuts.

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John, i don’t know if YOU’VE noticed, but if you can’t take time out of your schedule or grow enough patience to not seem like a five-year-old for something you’re supposedly passionate about, then you’re not that passionate. how about you let us think what we think and you think what you think. she just gave her opinion. If they would show it in one sitting, WE’D go watch it the way it should be watched, and YOU can buy the DVD’s and watch fifteen minutes a day to fit it around your “busy schedule”

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Well hmm, I’m not sure if I like this. EIGHT Harry Potter movies? Like the eight Horcruxes, maybe? Sigh.

Also, three years! Dang, that feels like a long time to wait. :-(

Yo, WB! You better bring it on. You better make this the best thing ever. And I want the awesomeness of Neville, and everyone else, recognized.

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Wow! The official word at last after all of the rumors and speculation! 6 months in between is going to be hard for all of us….whether we are happy for a split film or not. So I propose a 6 month long celebration of some kind (Leaky gods that be, are you reading? :-) to keep everyone going during the hiatus!

Boy am I glad I checked my Leaky news before going to bed. I am so stoked now, I hope they do get everything in! I did like OotP but was sad Yates left out so much, but what he did do with it many people liked, so hopefully this will be the opportunity to see him shine. Yay Harry P:-)

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Not crazy about Yates since I felt his treatment of OotP lacked some of the magic and emotion that I enjoyed in previous films. I’d much prefer Cuaron. Anyhow, I’m glad there will be two films for DH.

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The two part movie is nothing new. WB already did it for the last two Matrix movies. One reason is financial of course. HP is WB’s main milking cow after all. lol. But the other reason is more humanitarian. HP fans will have major withdrawal symptoms after the last movie is shown. Let’s all draw out the pleasure as long as we can…

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@ Ryder

Lots of ppl don’t like Yates because he took out a lot of stuff, but let’s not forget: this was WB’s condition for any director doing hp5: it had to be short! So that made all them stuff get cut out. I personally was happy with Yates, for it seemed to be the very first time the young actors did this well. And one can say Cuaron is best, but he left out waaay more: the Marauder’s Map? He disappointed me there, however much he impressed me with other stuff…

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@ Ryder, part 2 ;-)

Oh and the Dobby thing, unfortunately, you might be right, I hadn’t looked at his importance that way. But on the other hand, when we watch any other (non-hp) movie, they can get us to care about a character as well, so why not get the not-reading viewers to care about Dobby in this one? I think it’s perfectly possible. I HOPE it is!

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YAY YAY YES YES! EIGHT HP MOVIES! I’m so happy and Yates was so amazing in Ootp I’m so happy he’s making all the final books (which are all my favorites!) YAY!

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@Emmy

No. I disagree. I think Columbus was the best. Though he did the shortest books, they were by far the best.

I have no problem with the shortness of OOTP, I have a problem with how everything is so centered on Harry and not on any of his relationships. About the only one is with Cho, and sure it was fine, but not that good. My judgement on the movie could be really poor though, because the last time I saw it was in theatres. But I believe I remember it clear enough to know it was by far my least favorite. POA comes next. The firebolt AT THE END OF THE MOVIE? shakes head in dismay

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i really dont like this idea. i mean come on the books already one now their gonna split it up. its gonna be even more stupid if it takes like 6months after part 1 for part 2. this is bassically a jelly filled dounut without the jelly filling.

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@Emmy

No. I disagree. I think Columbus was the best. Though he did the shortest books, they were by far the best.

I have no problem with the shortness of OOTP, I have a problem with how everything is so centered on Harry and not on any of his relationships. About the only one is with Cho, and sure it was fine, but not that good. My judgement on the movie could be really poor though, because the last time I saw it was in theatres. But I believe I remember it clear enough to know it was by far my least favorite. POA comes next. The firebolt AT THE END OF THE MOVIE? shakes head in dismay

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@ Ryder

I can see our taste is very different :-)

I found Columbus to prove himself a director that can’t cope with child actors… It was too obvious he was the guy that did ‘Home Alone’... He didn’t get their full potential out of the actors.

But of course you can like him, and I can like Yates :-)

How lucky we all are, to have our own personal opinions! How boring it would be otherwise…

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I just want to add to all the comments.

I love 2 movies….I’ll stretch out the glory of new fandom news for as long as we can get it. Also….we have to have something to rave/rant about until the scottish book comes along.

Thanks WB :)

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@Emmy part 2

Sorry for the double post as well…

I know. I’m not too sure. I would hope so. To do that I think they might have to wait until the second part of the movie to kill Dobby off then. And even then? I’m not sure…he’s not in it that much in the book except then I believe. But you never know with how they present it. I know my mom would be disappointed if they don’t have Dobby.

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Don’t worry folks. If they can make people look like Vulcans, they can make twenty-somethings look thirty-something. No biggie.

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@Emmy.

I love it when people display their opinions, in a tasteful manner at least. I hate it when people are so easily to dismiss something.

I agree we both have different opinions! It’s quite wonderful actually to have an intelligent argument(if you could even call this one it’s so civil). It’s been awhile.

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This is goin to be so cool. There actually going to try to put everything in. Personally I think that they need a new screenwritter. The fifth movie was really bad. It didn’t have a plot. I felt like they really rushed through it. I want the seventh movie to be great becasue its the ending and it wraps everything up. Its still very exciting.

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Okay, I’m glad that they’re going to do the last book justice by splitting it into 2 films, but it already seems like, judging by the fifth movie, that they’re cutting important material essential to the plot of Deathly Hallows. Also, it looks like that there isn’t going to be any scenes with Fleur and Bill in HBP, since the previous actress hasn’t been contacted yet, and that would completely alter the plot of the following movies. Unless they make up for these plot holes in the movies by sticking them in somewhere else, I’m a little worried.

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@ Ryder

Ahh, being civil is my second nature! (ahem)

Goodnite to all you fans: don’t feel too sad about them six months… They will fly past! (or so I hope…)

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I am so excited i just Squeeeeeeeedddd! i’ve never done that befor

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Not that this thread needs any more comments, but. . .

Anyone else a bit surprised that Part I will come out in NOVEMBER but Part II won’t come out til MAY? ? ? ! ! !

That seems like stretching it a bit too much. I mean, I know you have to allow everyone a chance to see Part 1 first, but, still. MAY seems a bit extreme.

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I’m putting my money on them splitting it at the end of the Malfoy scene with Dobby. Start the 2nd at Shell Cottage.

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Wow, it looks like I just repeated what you said Maria with my post, but I didn’t see it until after I posted mine. Glad someone else agrees with me about the fifth movie though.

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Yeah! I’m really glad they’re going with 2 parts so they can really do the last book justice. I’m sure Yates will do a good job, although I’ll have to wait and see HBP, since it’s very closely connected to DH. I do wish, however, that the movies were coming out a little closer together and a little sooner than 2010. That’s going to be 2 years between HBP and DH, plus 6 months in between each part! I suppose they need more time to film and do all the effects (there are a lot for the last book), but that’s going to be a long wait for movie goers, especially with no more books coming.

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This is fantastic news but it will be the longest 6 months between each film I’ve ever known especially if they leave us with a cliff hanger even though we know the outcome.So pleased for Yates he will carry on with the good work he has done so far. Who will be in the epilogue will it be Dan ,Emma,Rupert & Bonnie transformed to look older or will it be 4 new faces we shall have to wait and see.

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YAYYYYYY!!! I am SOOOO excited!!!!! Since the rumors came out, I have been hoping this would happen!!! Now they can include every part of the fantastic book!! Plus Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II (I believe the name is a bit stupid) will come out just in time for my birthday!!!!!!! jumping up and down

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wow, is this a record? over 450 comments in 6 hours! WOW! I find this amazing that they will keep it true to the book and the plot! Also, 5-months wait is acceptable compared to the typical year-and-a-half wait between films… So I am wondering as well where the stopping point will be between films??? HMMM????? I mean you can’t have Harry find all horcruxes in Part I then have him hunt down Voldemort in Part II because he only finds the last Horcrux almost before confronting Voldemort and you’d have to add more fluff and plot for that, so, no. No more scenes that aren’t in the books PLEASE!

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I AM SOOOOO EXCITED. :-)

ahh mannn!

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Wow. I’m kind of surprised that I’m so in the minority here…but, happy about the movie being 2 parts, at least that leads me to believe that they’ll take the time to tell the story properly; but APPALLED about the return of David Yates. It kind of dims any sense of anticipation knowing that he’s going to be at the helm again…sigh

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hey all, i am actually quite happy with all of the news… I loved David Yates for OOtP and before that I loved the first two movies because they were almost the exact copy of the books, only in movie form. I liked PoA well enough, but i didn’t like GoF at all. They left too much stuff out… the only thing really missing from OOtP was the cleaning part, them not finding the locket could come back an bite them in the butt bigtime… it all depends on how they try covering up their mistake. Yates is a good director. I like him and he did a very good job. i am not just saying that like other people who’s fave book was OOtP, but mine is HBP and i am excited to see that one on screen. as for the two parts coming out 6 months apart, i say that it is a good idea because then you have time to digest the first half. only thing i would do different is maybe open them 3 months apart so that there is a shorter wait. i am all for more of the content of the book in the movie! anyways, have a good night all… don’t sulk too much, because in the end we all know it will be a kick-butt movie!

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OHMYGODYES!

Finally! I honestly couldn’t care less about the wait – at least they’ll have EVERYTHING in this time! YESSS! :D

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About DH being two movies, Wow. About David Yates returning, I’m scared. Unless he can improve his action scenes the Battle at Hogwarts and almost every tense moment is going to be a disaster. I can’t express my depression on how disappointing the 45 second “epic” fight was in OotP. It was the first time I walked out of a “Potter” film disappointed. Maybe Heyman now knows Yates weakness with action and got some amazing animators to whip up some good pre-viz, and that’s a big maybe. Maybe Yates will surprise me with HBP (god, I hope he does), but if he doesn’t I will be saying to myself forever, “I knew Del Toro was right for the job, I knew Del Toro was right for the job…”

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Hmm.. I’m not sure I’m all that excited. Two movies is fine, but David Yates directing? I thought he was pretty shallow as a film-maker.

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Yeah, I have to say I walked out of OoTP feeling that it’d had about as much substance as your average music video. I really hope something changes for HBP, otherwise, I’m in for a highly disappointing three years.

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I am so happy right now. OotP was my favourite HP movie by far and to have that director back with double time to fit it all in sounds like my idea of greatness :D I am totally looking forward to 2010 now (well after November this year of course!). But I’ll agree with all those who say it seems just so so far away!!

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It going to be great that they put into films but is going to be a pain when they get to the scene where it stops and you have to wait for the next part..

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how far apart they are makes sense….they will be able to release the second installment not long after the dvd release of the first, for those who maybe missed it in the theatre, and to create more suspense for it.

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Well, On the plus side 2 films….On the minus side David Yates….. Anyway It’s a happy news…....I think the break will be at dobby’s death where Harry decides whether he’ll pursue hunting the horcruxes or hallows…

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i was so excited when i read this! i probably broke my brothers ears screaming. haha. i am happy as i do truly love how yates did ootp. and, while i think it would be great to have one 5-6 hour long movie (yates had better get past the whole “90 minute movie” thing) rather than waiting half a year for part II, the general publoc probably wouldn’t like that much. and while i think it’s going to far to say that the only reason for the 2 parts is to milk the money cow as much as they possibly can, they do have to worry about making money. i think i’ll just find someplace where i can watch part I right before part II. @TMC- you cant get rid of the gringotts scene. they would be getting rid of a very dramatic scene. and, while i think this is probably a bit too far in to be ending part I, think how dramatic it would be to end it with the trio riding off into the sunset astride a dragon. as far as where to split the parts, i had been thinking ever since the pottercast “staffcast”, that it would end with harry seeing the silver doe, then start as he was following it. i think that ending the first part the moment after ron comes back, while nice and climactic, wouldn’t work. because that would be right when hermione starts punching him, which i think would be a bad note to end it on. i think having it end where voldemort has just broken into dumbledores tomb would also be nice and dramatic, but i think it should probably end with a trio moment. someone posted the idea to start part II with potterwatch, which i think would be really cool. i immediately got the image in my head for it to start out with you hearing ron adjusting the radio while zooming into the tent or something. then, once in the tent, he’d still be fiddling with it and trying to find the password. then it would work and there you go. also it could kind of get the viewers up to date on all the tregedies that are going on. for the wedding, i think that it has to be bill and fleurs. to have lupins and tonks’s, while it would be nice to see, doesn’t make as much sense. i like it better with there’s being much quieter. and i think having the wedding at the weasley’s is kind of important, and why woul l/t’s be there? i agree with the fact that some things, like when going to godric’s hollow, even though they should be using polyjuic potion, using it wouldn’t really work for the movie. for that i think it would be important to use dan and not some other actor since that is such an emotional scene, where we should be seeing harry and not some little old man. for the epilouge, i think it’ll work fine to age them all 10-15 years with makeup. also, just wearing the right clothes/robes would help a lot. and even though it wasn’t in the book, i would really like to see a harry/ginny ron/hermione double wedding (there’s a picture by moodblood 428 in the galleries of that scenario that i absolutely love). i think that would be a great way to start the ending. ok, that’s all i’m going to say right now even thogh i have more to say. sorry for th reeeaaallllly long post peoples. lol. well, now we’ve got atleast 3 more years ahead of us of harry potter news, so i couldn’t be happier. :)

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I don’t like this team and I was hoping that they’d get off the horse and give some other directors/writers a crack at it because I think it would be more interesting if the movies were all directed by different people. But Hollywood loves a formula, they have a moneymaker and they need to strike while the iron is hot because if they don’t close the deal now, the interest in finishing the series (now that the books are done) will steadily wane.

But I don’t see what’s so great about them that they get to make 3 of the movies especially the way they leave things out, rush, ignore important characters in favor of boring amounts of screen time for characters such as Dumbledore (in books where he barely appears) and Umbridge and writing out Dobby, Fleur, the Malfoys, the Gaunts, etc. and writing in superfluous characters and scenes they made up.

Oh well, this is just a visual exercise now. Nobody’s going to be searching for clues to the outcome cause we already know what happens.

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I hate this idea. The actors will be too old for their parts by then!

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They won’t be or look too old. There’s make up and techniques to make em LOOK younger. And they can never BE too old as that will (hopefully) give them more experience and maturity to play their parts better and better. (Not that they need more experience and maturity)

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Yesss! Hopefully this means no more crazy plot removals! It’d be great to see everything tied up right!

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No, no no. I don’t like the idea. And I really wanted Cuaron back for the seventh movie. And 6 moths apart!! They’re going to be filmed at the same time… Why 6 months?? Why not 3?? Well.. I hope it’s really worth it… 2011 sigh Yates again.. sigh

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They’ll be filmed at the same time, yet released six months apart so the films don’t compete with one another. It’s rather absurd to release two parts of the same series at the same time….

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I am so excited!!!!!!!!!!!! Forget anyone who’s says they may have done it for monetary reasons!!!! I would have liked two-part movies with all the subplots included!!!!! :) I can’t wait!

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WB want to squeze every last dollar out of this franchise obviously. Why will it take until 2010 for this to be released?

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this is really cool and everything but by the time both of these come out i’ll be a senior in high school. not that that will stop me and my friends from going but it’s a long time to wait. i’m only a freshman right now =[

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@luna

Many reasons. For one thing, HBP doesn’t even release till the END of 2008… then, of course, the actors have two films to shoot for, even if it is simultaneous, that takes a LOT of time. Then there’s editing, publicity, the première, and all that jazz. It all make sense when one thinks about it.

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I’m not sure I like the idea of the Deathly Hallows film being in two parts or those two parts being six months apart when they are going to be filmed together. I have nothing against the films, Yates as director or Kloves as screenwriter but of all the books that could and maybe should have been split into two parts (GoF and OotP come to mind) I never thought DH should be. The book spends way to much time in statis and it seems to drag in places (for example: the trio camping but nothing significant happening. I felt a little bit like Ron did about it.) This was the one book I felt could be condensed into a decent three hour film. I suppose I’m in the minority here.

In any case, I hope the first part doesn’t spend the majority of the time with the Trio camping when that’s a part I think could be condensed and that every important plot point is present in the two films since that is reasoning behind them making it two films to begin with. Otherwise they may as well have condensed it into one film.

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They’ll be filming next year, which is approximately a year after HBP finiahes filming, so the actors won’t look that old comparatively. They’ll be 20 or 21 and playing 17 year olds. I have seen much worse age gaps done perfectly well. I also think the 6 month slot gives them time to really sort out movie 1 in postproduction and gives them time after that to do justice to movie 2. It makes perfect sense to me. And while a 2 year wait after HBP is a bit frustrating, I’m perfectly happy with that since that gives us the best bet for a polished well made movie :D

Still squeeing with major excitement!!! Love Yates! So happy I’m incoherent!!

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Are you kidding me?...I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised…more money, right?

What a horrible decision to make an overstuffed, meandering book into two overstuffed, meandering movie.

Well, the bad reviews will come pouring in.

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The only place to cut the film is The Silver Doe chapter. That is the middle of the story. The second film should begin with Ron’s return.

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@Corey

The only “Overstuffness” in DH is the whole Gringotts scene and what leads to it. Splitting DH is a very wise plan, and not just for money.

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“This was the one book I felt could be condensed into a decent three hour film.”

Exactly!

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Okay , first of all, there was no way that WB would have allowed a 4 hour single showing of HP- why? The toilets would break in that 15 minute intermission. Can you imagine the crowds of people rushing out or trying to save their seat? shudders

Secondly, Cheezer over at HPANA says this was the feeling he got when he interviewed the cast and crew back in January. Haha to all the idjits who thought Dan wouldn’t /shouldn’t have a clue about who the director would be. He’s kind of the main character.

Thirdly, this puts a brand new spin on those bodyguard rumours. Hmmm, maybe they were trying to keep Dan from doing a runner…..

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“but with the seventh, that can’t be done.”

Erm, yes it can. Deathly Hallows has got the most cuttable material since GOF. There is absolutely no reason why it could not have been one film. I don’t care what they say, this is indeed a “mercenary move”....that, or they’re trying to pander to the book purists. Neither of these is a good idea.

I’m also nervous about David Yates returning. I didn’t particularly like OOTP, which I feel lacked a realistic sense of humanity, and while slick and containing some good action scenes, left me feeling quite cold. GoF on the other hand, which I was sure was going to be a lousy film, actually turned out to be great.

Whatever the case, the decision is made. I can only hope that the remaining three films pleasantly suprise me (like GoF did). I doubt they will.

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There’s plenty of overstuffing in DH. The whole camping in the woods, Dumbledore’s obituary, the wedding, the ministry scene (which is unnecessarily long), shell cottage…

It would be different if things actually tied together into the other books in huge, complex ways, but they don’t…they’re only somewhat related, often contrived, and sometimes evidently thought up only while Jo was writing book six.

It would be very easy to cut and combine things in this movie…they’re doing it for the fans, which is great, but this is going to seriously turn off a lot of people. The general public is already complaining about “series fatigue”.

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@MattyJ

The crap that was OOTP on film was not the fault of the director. It was the fault of the editor and screenwriter.

Secondly, having actually written a Deathly Hallows screenplay, I’ve seen all these issues before and REALLY know the arcs of the story. In order to properly tell the story – so that it’s COHERENT, let alone decent, it would DEFINITELY need to be split.

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Actually my mum and I were talking about what all happens on the day of the battle and it’s so much stuff that even cramming all that into one movie would be a bit difficult. There are so many important events and pieces of information that get delivered that it is psosible that you could end part one after the Gringotts break out and still have heaps left to fill out another movie.

As for the Bill/Fleur/Dobby thing. I think it would be easy to make it: Remus and Tonks’s wedding, Shell Cottage could be changed to the Burrow and Kreacher could rescue them instead of Dobby and then you have no need to introduce or reintroduce new characters. Or they could have Ron saying: ‘you know my oldest brother Bill? yeah well it seems he and that Fleur have been seeing each other. They’re getting married’ ... and then you’re all set up for them to be in that movie. Plenty of ways around it. I’m sure the movie makers will work it out just fine.

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@Corey

The “Overstuffing” you speak of is stuff that would get slimmed in transition to film anyway. There are too many pivotal scenes to chop.

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I was at first against doing it as two films. But I feel that if they have the approval of JKR (who would never let something of hers be done incorrectly and not to her satisfaction) and the team behind it, then I’m okay with it. I’m still going to go into it with good faith. They aren’t putting a huge gap between the release dates (which is good) and they are still keeping to the shooting frame that they were going to had they only done one more film, just pushing the release date of the first installment by 6 months (which is understandable, since they are now going to be filming more).

As far as I am concerned, the team behind this franchise is doing this because they want to give this franchise the ending it deserves. People can say that its because they want to get as much money out of it as they want, and all that, but the bottom line is, they are going to be making a lot of money out of it anyways. Between merchandise and everything else, these films and the Harry Potter franchise in general is going to be making a lot of money, not to mention the theme park which will be opening more likely than not right before the 7th film (which is good timing).

I think that if they also have the support of individuals such as Dan Radcliffe and the rest of the cast that the best way to go about this was a two part film, then we have to trust them. We weren’t in the meetings, we don’t know what the script is going to look like and we really don’t know much other than its two films and David Yates is directing with Steve Kloves writing.

I’m also happy with that. I think Kloves does a good job and writes a well written script and I like the idea of finishing the franchise with someone who knows it, especially Yates, who now knows it incredibly well. He’s been through the really big battles and deaths in the world with these characters and I like the idea of him taking them through the final battle.

I am going to wait until I see the installments to make any judgments on whether or not it is or isn’t going to be a good film. Heck, we haven’t even seen Half Blood Prince. I’m going to go into the next three films with an open mind and enjoy the fact that a book series that kept me engaged from the age of 12 until I was 21 is now going to keep me entertained filmicly until I am 25.

And coming from the industry I find that pretty damn amazing.

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@KaityBella – I just think it’s cute that you’re a freshman in high school now thinking about how you’ll be a senior in high school when they finish – I was a freshman in high school when the very first film came out and I’m about to graduate college. I’ll be 25 when the films finish and I think it’s crazy that I was 14 when they started.

But I still think that it’s absolutely amazing that it will have been that many years later and I will still be wanting to go see Harry Potter films. My tastes have changed on a lot of other things. Heck my tastes on basically everything else has changed yet I still want to go see Harry Potter. And I think if anything else, the fans that like me who will have waited that long to see these films – just the same way we waited for the books to come out (for I started reading when there was only one in print) will keep the franchise a live and to give us a full fill is a gift from WB and I thank them for it.

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It’s Jo’s own fault that she added unnecessary plotlines to the story after repeatedly saying that book six and seven were “like two parts of the same story” and then dropping the Horcruxes for God knows how long so that Harry could whine about the Hallows.

Anyway, what is pivotal about this book?

Not the first chapter…it’s telling us what we’re going to see in a few chapters anyway. Absolutely no need.

All the Dumbledore stuff can be seriously condensed. I really don’t wanna have to hear twenty repeats of “WHAT? Dumbledore lived WHERE? His mother did WHAT? His sisters was WHAT?” from Harry.

No reason to show the Dursleys…they’re not important to the story at all, not even Petunia (who should have been).

There’s a lot of talking at the Burrow that is just filler and exposition. So is the wedding.

Do we really need the whole fake sword subplot? Can’t they just have the real one from the beginning?

This really can be done in one film. Not EVERYTHING in this book is vital, guys…it really isn’t. It’s like it’s own separate book, not a tie-up to every other book in the series.

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I was thinking the same thing about the first film ending with Dobby’s funeral or just before. A really great place to break up the action. there is NO reason for any other actors to be in the Epilogue…..it is only 19 years….they won’t change that much…...Harry won’t be any taller! We Harry and Hermione shippers will be crying to see Harry and Ginny together, but that is life. I am just so glad they all lived!!

I am really happy they have listened to the FANS….I have NO problem paying for 2 movies.

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Yay!!!

Not so happy that we’ll have to wait 2 years after HBP for the first DH, and not wild that Kloves will continue, but very happy about David Yates. I would suggest the break after the scene in the forest with the silver doe and that frantic scene with the Horcrux Harry and Hermoine as the climax, and reconciliation with Ron as the denoument.

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I do think that the Gringotts scene and Taboo sub-plot can be cut. That would save tonnes of time.

You still have the following major scenes: The Wedding Escape to Tottenham Court Road {Or , perhaps, to Grimmauld Place} Build to the Assault on the Ministry Battle of the Ministry of Magic Camp Scenes – Particularly Ron’s Departure Godric’s Hollow Ron’s Return – The Silver Doe Lead to Xeno’s Xenophilius’ Visit {Capturing, if not at Xeno’s} Malfoy Manor {Gringotts, if not Cut) {Dragon Escape, return to Hogsmeade/Hogwarts) The Return of the Defence Assocation Luna Taking Harry to Ravenclaw Tower The Talk with the Grey Lady The Unknowable Room {Misc Battles} Snape’s End The Pensieve Scene The Return to the Dark Forest Harry’s Death King’s Cross The “Resurrection” Further Battling Voldemort’s Demise 19 Years Later

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Re-post for formatting.

I do think that the Gringotts scene and Taboo sub-plot can be cut. That would save tonnes of time.

You still have the following major scenes: The Wedding Escape to Tottenham Court Road {Or , perhaps, to Grimmauld Place}

Build to the Assault on the Ministry

Battle of the Ministry of Magic

Camp Scenes – Particularly Ron’s Departure

Godric’s Hollow Ron’s Return – The Silver Doe

Lead to Xeno’s

Xenophilius’ Visit

{Capturing, if not at Xeno’s}

Malfoy Manor

{Gringotts, if not Cut)

{Dragon Escape, return to Hogsmeade/Hogwarts)

The Return of the Defence Assocation

Luna Taking Harry to Ravenclaw Tower

The Talk with the Grey Lady

The Unknowable Room {Misc Battles}

Snape’s End

The Pensieve Scene

The Return to the Dark Forest

Harry’s Death

King’s Cross

The “Resurrection”

Further Battling

Voldemort’s Demise

19 Years Later

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Mwhahahahahahaha….two movies to screw up.

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OMG! I agree this is HUGEE!!! I am excited to hear that they won’t be cutting anything out, and they better be true to their word. But anyone realize that Part 2 will be coming out 6 months after Part 1, I don’t think I could wait that long!!!! :) :) :)

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yay!!!! i’m so excited about this movie! it’s great that they’ve decided to make it in two parts!

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I really wanted just 7 films (ala 7 books, 7 horcruxes - but I guess really 8 with Harry as the 8th and the 2nd film-part is the film-crux - lol.) However, I think it will be fine. David Yates did a marvelous job with OotP, although it was far too short for my tastes. At least by going with a 2-parter there will be less cuts.

As far as Bill and Fleur are concerned, I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if Tonks/Lupin sub for them both at the wedding and at Shell Cottage, though I would surely miss Auntie Muriel!

For maintaining suspense, I like the idea of breaking the film at Bathilda’s place … we have the calm and poignancy of Harry visiting Godric’s Hallow, and then, boom, a huge, terrifying, suspenseful ending. Maybe a cliff-hanger, we the non-book-fan folks wondering if Harry and Hermione got away. I might add a scene in concurrently (but just before) in which Ron is trying to find them, listening to the Deluminator perhaps.

Wow-2 years between HBP and DH I:1 - that’ll be hard!

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Reposting without the inadvertent strike-throughs:

I really wanted just 7 films (ala 7 books, 7 horcruxes, but I guess really 8 with Harry as the 8th and the 2nd film-part is the film-crux , lol.) However, I think it will be fine. David Yates did a marvelous job with OotP, although it was far too short for my tastes. At least by going with a 2-parter there will be less cuts.

As far as Bill and Fleur are concerned, I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if Tonks/Lupin sub for them both at the wedding and at Shell Cottage, though I would surely miss Auntie Muriel!

For maintaining suspense, I like the idea of breaking the film at Bathilda’s place … we have the calm and poignancy of Harry visiting Godric’s Hallow, and then, boom, a huge, terrifying, suspenseful ending. Maybe a cliff-hanger, we the non-book-fan folks wondering if Harry and Hermione got away. I might add a scene in concurrently (but just before) in which Ron is trying to find them, listening to the Deluminator perhaps.

Wow! 2 years between HBP and DH I:1: that’ll be hard!

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Finally – the fans get want they have always wanted. Unadulterated faith to the books. I dont think the decision was made for mercenary reasons either and I can see why Jo approved it – it means they will be faithfull to the source material. I hope Steve Kloves actually gives Ron some good lines (as he got in 5 when a different screen writer was on board). I’m happy Yates is the director. He seems to combine being english with a sensitivity for the material and a great touch with the actors. I hope this means the two films will come out close to one another and not a year apart.

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It’s bugging me so I have to…

I love this franchise. I really do. If I didn’t I wouldn’t be a part of leaky, I wouldn’t be checking the news to see what’s up with the film, I wouldn’t reread the books a million times I wouldn’t be well…here right now. So I’ve gotta say, to all those who are complaining so very much about this, years (and I do mean YEARS) before the films have come out (and even before the scripts have been finalized, heck I bet they have been barely begun).

Give the team an opportunity to do what they are good at – which is their jobs. If you are so opposed to the idea of David Yates directing, the two parter etc. Don’t go see it. That’s it. Bottom line. If you think they are doing it just for the money, don’t give them yours.

I like David Yates. I’m crazy excited for HBP and I think he’s going to do an amazing job on HBP and DH. I fully plan on giving WB my money. Cause I don’t ever judge a film before it has come out/been finished/been started. It’s not fair. You’re damning someone before they get a chance to do the act.

If you want to complain/voice your opinion…Go right ahead. I’m certainly doing so. But give the films a chance before you condemn them. It’s the very first announcement in a long line of announcements over the next THREE YEARS. Who knows what could happen in that time.

We could all change our minds and erect shines to David Yates.

In fact, I may go start on one right now.

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YAYYYYYYY!!!! I’m squeeing like mad right now!! Sue, your birthday was THE DAY for this announcement!! I KNEW they’d do it!! 3 more years of HP, gosh, LOVE IT!! The only problem is the time gap between the two parts of the movie, but fine, it’s fine, as long as leaky’s here to give me my dose of HP. Hey, does this mean we can have a PotterCast #365? ;-) YIPPEEE!!!!!

About the director, no problems. Even though I was hoping for Alphonso, it’s fine. David Yates will be just fine, and I’m sure he’ll be able to make the best two movies from DH!!

And those who’re saying that WB is doing this only to “milk the profits”, please, haven’t they tried to say again and again that they aren’t doing it for that reason? Aren’t all of you happy that we finally get to see every bit of the book? From Auntie Muriel to some a proper burial for Dobby? It’ll all be there!! I’m just so excited!!! Love this idea and CAN’T WAIT!!

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This is such great news for the fans that I’m a bit stunned as to anyone’s negative reaction.

As far as when to end Part I, I have always liked the idea of cutting away right after Ron and Harry reunite after getting Gryffindor’s Sword in “The Silver Doe”, as they are walking back towards the tent and Hermione…it ends on an emotional upswing that will definitely get the audience hungry for more…plus it helps ensure that Ron’s part isn’t chopped as usual. (Plus I love the idea of Hermione going mental on Ron as the second part’s opening sequence…Hillarious, action-packed, girl-power and touching all at the same time!)

Thanks as ever to Leaky for breaking this as soon as they had a credible source! And happy B-Day to Sue!

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Corey: It isn’t about packing it all in, it’s also about the fans getting to see that whole thing on screen at least for the last book. We’ve all moaned a million times about stuff getting cut, but at least one lat time, to get to see it all together, it really really means a lot to fans, at least to the true fans anyway.

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Corey: It isn’t about packing it all in, it’s also about the fans getting to see that whole thing on screen at least for the last book. We’ve all moaned a million times about stuff getting cut, but at least one last time, to get to see it all together, it really really means a lot to fans, at least to the true fans anyway.

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Oh oh oh, I am just wondering, if the Scottish Book is out by that time, and Jo gives out some minor discarded subplots, would they add that in the movie, if it fits? I’d love that, provided it fits in of course, and doesn’t seem too random. :-)

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I don’t mind the films being split in two. But David Yates directing? Ugh. No. He was fine for OoTP but I wanted Cuaron to finish it off.

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kinda off topic but i really like that picture of dan and rup . . . I find it very reminiscent of a picture from the first movie. so very ron and harry! sighs.

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I thought of a few cut-off points, I’m sure people already mentioned these since there’s 26 pages of comments already and probably 6 more as I write this.

I think it would be kind of funny, and someone mentioned this on a podcast that was either MuggleCast or PotterCast, I can’t remember. When Ron walks in the tent after saving Harry and you just see Hermione’s fist come right into the camera and punch him, then cut to black and bam, 6 months until part 2.

Or right after the trio and Dobby escape, it’s a shot of Lucius and Bellatrix all nervous. Then you hear a knock on the door (from Voldemort), ” Alright I’m here, you have Harry right?” Cut to a shot of Lucius making any sort of face, and then roll the main theme from Curb Your Enthusiasm.

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Actually, in regards to my post I just posted that will hopefully be right above this. There could just be the scene when Ron walks into the tent, and Hermione looks at him with a mixture of anger and whatever else. Then Ron will give the most Larry David-ish look he can muster, followed by the main theme of Curb Your Enthusiasm of course.

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Actually, in regards to my post I just posted that will hopefully be right above this. There could just be the scene when Ron walks into the tent, and Hermione looks at him with a mixture of anger and whatever else. Then Ron will give the most Larry David-ish look he can muster, followed by the main theme of Curb Your Enthusiasm of course. By the way these aren’t serious obviously, I just think it would be a hilarious thought of the first part ending on some awkward note.

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You know… I’ll be finishing my VFX BA at the met film school before the last installment. I wonder if I could get a job in that department ^^ Can’t wait to try!!!

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BRILLIANT NEWS!!! I really wanted DH to be split into two films – there is so much action, and it would be pathetic if they cut half of it =))) Plus, the Potter awesomness will last longer, and we’ll have more to look forward to, now that the saga is finished :))) And when DH II is released, there will be not much time left till the release of the Scottish Book (hopefully)! Long live Harry Potter!!! I joined the fandom only a year ago, and I want to enjoy Potteromania for as long as possible =)))

As for Yates and Cloves… I just hope that Yates won’t decide that Lavender Brown or Romilda Vane must join the Trio in the Horcrux quest (just to cover the topic of raging hormones), and Cloves won’t get too far in inventing new pointless scenes instead of keeping important subplots from the book… Grrrrr, sorry for being so mean, but I’m so scared that Movie 6 will be screwed up :(((

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Can’t imagine anyone being less than thrilled by this. Cynical suspicion that it’s just for greater profit (which i don’t believe) seems to me like it would only come from non-readers and non-super fans anyway, who are just puzzled that its gone on this long and for so many films. And even if you believed that, so what? Ya get another film 6 mos later for $8-10? Hardly anything other than fantastic prospect.

I think the split will be right after Ron bails and Harry douses lights in camp while Hermione cries herself to sleep. That’d be weird for casual (are there such people?) fans in thtr. to see right before movie ends! Maybe that’s not far enough in, though.

Awesome news.

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on response to tml

i think that the idea of splitting the movie into two films is so you can leave out as many cuts as possible. the idea of skipping the entire dobby death at shell cottage, the interrogation of ollivander and griphook, and the gringrotts scene is entirely ridiculous. how are you going to skip when harry recovers the hufflepuff cup (a horcrux), which is a major part of defeating voldemort.

i like the idea of splitting them around the shell cottage scene is a good idea. but im not sure if they should do it at the end of the malfoy manor scene or the right after the dobby death scene.

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those with negative energy please leave the scene!!!1 U don’t wanna jinx the franchise now wouldn’t you?

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I hate this idea. The actors will be too old for their parts by then!

Posted by hgh on March 12, 2008 @ 11:45 PM

Huh? They’ll be no older than they would be if it was just one movie.

And if a twenty-something actor can play Dawson at age 15, twenty-something actors can play an 18 year old and two 17 year olds.

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IM so glad they finally confirmed it, after, what., nearly 3 months of rumours.

IM SO HAPPY! I think it’ll be great!

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About the cut-off, I think it’ll be around the part when Ron returns. A lot of people have mentioned this, and I guess it seems pretty logical to have it end just about where Ron finishes off the horcrux, it seems nice and dramatic. Or just drag it till when Ron returns to the tent and sees Hermione and it’s like the trio are back together again. It’s kind of the half-way mark in the book, and it makes well for even a stand-alone kind of film so it doesn’t seem to random for non-super fans and still fits in well for the super fans!

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I think it’s cool! I am sooooooo excited! The dates are to far away! They should have it more closer after Deathly Hallows part one. I am not sure about Yates as director, I would’ve rathered Cauron…he was way better but David still did a great Job at OOTP!

I have no idea where they’re going to cut it. I hate cliff-hangers (even if I know what happens!)and I dont know where they would cut it without a cliffhanger. What would’ve been better is to have a five hour movie. I would’ve watched it, but not many other people would.

Anna, ;D (GO RAVENCLAW and LEAKY!!!)

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Yipppiiieeeee! I suggest they cut just after the escape from the Lovegoods’ house. So at the end of part I we’ll just have learned about the title’s meaning. Part II could start with Harry’s reflection and the hallows-horcruxes-question. Exciting news!!

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I have never been a fan of this idea ONLY because I do not want to wait so long for the movie. I don’t do “patience” well and this is gonna kill me, I swear. But the thought of actually having DH represented properly, full length, on screen… Wow. That idea will hopefully sustain me through THREE YEARS of endless waiting! I was already complaining about not getting DH until summer of 2010. Crud.

I have mixed feelings about Yates and Kloves, I think they both have done some things really well, and others really not. Hopefully they will have learned from the past and be able to make some changes for the better with the next two.

As for where they will cut it, my bet is right after Dobby’s burial. Harry looking solemnly out to sea, Ron and Hermione walking up behind him ready for the next phase, something like that. I think they can fit all of the book prior to that scene into a 2 1/2 to 3 hour movie pretty well, but the second half with Gringotts, the battle, Snape’s parts, the walk into the forest, all of that… its going to need every second they can give it, that is non-stop. They could start the second film with them Apparating to the Leaky Cauldron or walking into Gringotts, the movie only people would not know what in the world was happening with Harry under the Invisibility Cloak walking next to Bellatrix! I CANNOT WAIT to see this movie!

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“I hate this idea. The actors will be too old for their parts by then!”

from the news post: “—The movies are to be filmed at the same time—, and will be released several months apart, with Part One due November 2010, and Part Two, May 2011.”

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I dunno why it lined the part out I was intending to highlight, but it draws attention to it regardless…

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Woohoo!!! Prayers answered!! Oh, and I love Heyman, the way he talks about it, he’s really into the thing! The only thing I don’t like about this is, no, not how far apart the two parts will be, but how far apart HBP and DH Pt I will be. Two whole years, I can’t wait that long!!! But hey, if that’s what it takes to make a great movie (two, actually) it’s fine by me.

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YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY !!!

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EMG!!!!

I KNEW IT’D BE THIS WEEK!!!

But May 2011, i’ll be 17 and a half!!! =O Older than Ginny

SAME AGE AS HARRY {bout time}

XD YAY!!! YATES!!!

SQUEEEEE!

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The 2 parts will be shot back to back so (aka Back to the Future 2/3 style) so the kids wont be looking any older in the 2nd part. here’s a thought. What if each part was just 1 hour long?! Ha ha.

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Pure brilliance! Ah dang, I’m glad this seems to be welcomed so warmly. This news makes Harry Potter seem all new again. How fun. Personally I think it should be cut right when Ron smashes the locked with the Sword of Griffindor…end it with a bang and a cliffhanger. But that’s just my opinion. Let the speculation continue!

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Oh by the way, where the heck is our countdown widget for HBP? Huh? HUH??? ;)

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YES!!that’d awsome!thx WB!

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You know I think a lot of us here would have loved one long 5 or so hours of a movie but few make it to 3.

DH though not the longest book does have the most going on in the shortest space and to cram it into 3 hours would be rushed madness. I means we all saw how rushed OotP was I think it could be as bad as that and then comes the question what would they cut.

With these two movies it gives them much more time to sum thing up and even possibly pick up things that were neglected somewhat in past movies.

As to were they cut it I think right after Ron destroyers the locket is a really good place. It’s central to the book and it gives some sort of climax. The funeral scene to me would be a bit to bleak for the end of a movie and could possibly put other people off.

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Hey, do you guys think that this is like a record or something? This many comments? (How many times can you scream: “Yeeeeey, I love this news!!” before it get’s old. lol)

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I hope they make the two films really really long, and they better not leave anything out. Wouldn’t it be great if they included the scene when Harry suspects Ron and Hermione of holding hands before they fell asleep? Or the one where Hermione is worried if it’s considered stealing even if she has left some money on the till? A good point to break the films is when Ron returns and Hermione attacks him and then they all go to sleep, don’t you think?

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well, I’m really really pleased that they are addressing it from the perspective that you can’t cut stuff out! We’ll get at least 4 hours of DH now! My only concern is how they are going to make two films. I wonder if they will still put it all onto dvd so we get a decent 4+ hour DH story…

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Hey guys, The Daily Telegraph says on page 28 that part 1 will be apprx ONE HOUR and 15mins plus a 15 min preview of part 2, where part 2 is expected to clock in around ONE Hour and a half. This is to get more showings on screen in a day. Just kidding of course, didnt expect anyone to fall for that but could you imagine the UPROAR if it were true – to be honest, I would be on the floor with fits of laughter from share audacity of it .

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Well I’m not happy with Yates directing or Steve Kloves doing the screenply coz i was hugely dissapointed by OOTP but I am certainly happy with the two films. Maybe now they won’t leave anything out.

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disappointed :(

I seem to be the only person in the world who didn’t think much of Heyman’s direction of OOTP. It was too schizophrenic – anyone who hadn’t read the book wouldn’t have had a clue what was going on. Bring back Cuaron !!!

Wish they’d do a mega 3 or 4 hour movie …

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“I hate this idea. The actors will be too old for their parts by then!”

No, they are filming both at the same time, so they will still be as they would have been with one film: Emma 18/19, Dan 19/20, Rupert 20/21. That’s not too old for playing 17/18 year olds. Anyway in the last book Harry, and presumably Ron, end up with stubble so they’re going to look older anyway.

I like people’s ideas of ending the first either when Ron walks out, for suspense, or else the destruction of the locket.

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Ah, Hollywood.

1) If movies with subplots like GoF and OOTP could done, why not this one ? It’s basically all about horcruxes and hallows. Just make it a 3 hour movie this time. 2) Yates, again ? I enjoyed OOTP but I would have liked someone new this time. 3) Exactly how and where do you split this ?

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Hurray! I really like the decision to split it into two movies! But I’d rather have Alfonso Cauron back, o well… I’m so excited!

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Hey Ravenclawed: I totaly agree, i wish Cuaron would direct DH it was by far the best HP movie in my opinion. Miles better then the others. It was dark, funny, original, creative and highly accurate. And the characters were bang on in POA. I am quite dissapointed that Yates is directing DH and steve kloves is doing the sceenplay. Oh well, lets just keep our fingers crossed that the next 3 films are better the OOTP eh? Perhaps Yates and/or Kloves will have improved as a movie maker. I read the leaked script for HBP, (the extra scene) and I have to admit, it sounded really good. Is there hope for Yates yet? We’ll have to wait and see.

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Amazing… and Yates is back… all the better!

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I really like the idea of them splitting it with harry opening the door to reveal.. fade to black.. it’s perfect. We all know what he chose and obviously, the right choice, but non-reading HP fans would be surprised. And i know several, which surprises me. They don’t read the books, but they love the movies. I keep trying to get them to read, but they don’t… i think one of them does it just to annoy me. hehe

The only problem I can see with that scenario is it might be too subtle for your average movie goer. And WB is gonna want to cater to that average movie goer. I know we all love this idea of getting the 2 films just because “OMG, more content” and so on and so forth. I’m jumping up and down, almost giddy… and i’m in my 40’s. hehe But as has been pointed out, yes, they ‘say’ it’s for creative license, but i think we’re all aware that WB sees the big picture and they don’t want to see the end of the “cash cow”, so we have to be truthful with ourselves and admit, at least in part, that this decision was monetarily based. Now, don’t eat me, i said in part and Mr. Heyman said it was creative, and Lord knows, he’s one that’s very dedicated to getting this series on screen. I had a point when i started this post… oh yeah, i think the split will come at ron destroying the locket, because it’s almost exactly half way through and leaves lots of content for movie 2.

As i said before, i’m thrilled because it gives the opportunity for them to do justice to “the Prince’s tale” and omg, isn’t Rickman gonna shine in those?

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“I hope the same actor plays Olivander. We do not see that actor often enough. May be he prefers theatre. We do not even see him on British Television”.

Posted by Serge Gingras on March 12, 2008 @ 06:58 PM

If you like John Hurt, have you seen I Claudius, in which he plays Caligula? The whole series is superb (1970s I think). I have it on dvd and John Hurt is the one, besides the brilliant Derek Jacobi, whose performance stands out (if that’s possible since everyone was brilliant in it).

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OMG!!!!!!!!!!!:D:D:D:D:D I AM HAVING HAPPY MOMENTS NOW!!!!! I AM GOING INTO THE HARRY POTTER FEVER AGAIIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNN!!!!:D:D:D PLZZZZZ GOD MAKE THIS FRANCHISE END WELL!!!!:D:D:D I AM SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED!!!!!

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Oh my God…. these people are seriously retarded. FIRST big mistake: Hiring Yates to do the last film. SECOND biggest mistake: Thinking non-book fans are going to go along with it. Tsl, Tsk. Such a shame.

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Two films better than one. Three would be even better. Pity they didn’t do that with the earlier longer books. A lot of fun stuff was cut in GoF and OotP.

And think of all that extra money we can now donate to poor impoverished WB!

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I was worried that Deathly Hallows will be destroed in the movie because it is very little time the 2 hours.But now…...it’s great. I really want it. WOW!!!

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Why David Yates? He’ll never do justice to Draco’s, Harry’s (In wich Harry finally manages to cut and flatten his hair), and Hermione’s hair (I know things about Bagman than can make your hair curl, not that you- wait, your hair is straight, now. It actually does need curling), the robes (Three sets of plain black- no, black and maroon robes), and Colin’s indentity theft! He’ll make Deathly Hallows a romantic comedy, and will probably have Fred do something stupid, leading to his death, while in the book, he goes down fighting. I know who should do this- CHRIS COLUMBUS! Then we can have trueness to the book, black robes, curly hair, Colin, and noble sacrifices!

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Sorry, accident.

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Control thy mouse, sir!!! Else we shall all have to use expelliarmus on thee. hehe

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Just when you thought that Hollywood couldn’t find a way to fleece us more…forget “being true to the book” because as noted, they could’ve done the same, or made the movie longer, for GOF and OOTP. It worked for LOTR and people went to that in droves, and then they released each movie with another hour of footage! At least tell me they aren’t going to try and really rob us blind and will release DH as a single movie on DVD.

As for a cut point, who says you can’t cut a movie at a dark point? Um, Empire Strikes Back, anyone? It can work if it’s done right. So cut it right after Harry buries Dobby, with the others coming out and looking into the sunset and steeling themselves for the finale. JKR took so many plot points from Star Wars anyway, so why not? Oh wait, it’s Harry Potter…they couldn’t even end OOTP on a down note in the movie, they had to have that little “we have each other” speech by Harry at the end.

I also saw on MSNBC that Dan confirmed HBP will be a romantic comedy, saying it was the funniest one he’s done. You know, comedy after seriousness can work…look at Star Trek 2-3 (dark) and 4 (funny). But they santized OOTP so much, it wasn’t as dark as it could’ve been. Real answer: HBP has not much going on until the end. Why not make the sixth movie HBP and DH part 1 combined instead, and cut out most of the pensieve stuff? I’d say cut out the H/G stuff as well, since Ginny’s been almost inconsequential in the movies, but I’m sure this board would cry foul.

You know we’ll all see it/buy it/etc anyway, but this is really dumb I think. Get Peter Jackson to direct DH, he knows how to make a GOOD three hour movie…three of them even! At the same time!

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LOL UltimatePotterFan! No wonder there are so many comments on this news item!

re the epilogue, personally I think it’s cheesy and doesn’t sit well with the rest of the book so I really won’t care if it is cut (I purposely never re.read the epilogue). I can tell Jo wrote it ages before the rest of the book. Did she write it when she did book 1?, because the older H/R/Hr seem so cardboard and unreal compared to books 2-7, it’s as though the trio have somehow developed lives of their own outside of the books and Jo’s epilogue didn’t capture that.

Sooo.. as it is cheesy, Kloves will definitely keep it in!

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Lol, liliana

I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooo happy about this. Someone’s gonna have to hit me over the head with a shovel to get me to stop talking about this today. It’s gonna be kinda hard to wait for that juicy Hermione/Ron kiss scene in the second movie but…... I think I can handle it. Cuaron would be better I think, but Yates was my second choice. Props to him for being able to handle so much. THANKS FOR POSTING THIS LEAKY!!!

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YESSSSSS!!!!! Excellent news!!! It might be enlightened to drop all the nay-saying though about Yates, Kloves, and cash-cows: Yates has generally done well and WB and Jo clearly hsve confidence in him; Kloves has faced an almost insurmountable challenge having to cut some huge books to “film-length” (I reckon that’s quite a bit harder than some people seem to imagine!), and yes, it’s a cash cow, but that doesn’t mean that’s why 2 films are being made – 1 film really really wouldn’t work, it really is all plot! And anyway, who cares? 2 films would rock!!!! So let’s cut out being so churlish, I reckon, I think today’s a day to CELEBRATE!!!!!!!!!! Yippeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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JASON ISAACS on This Morning (ITV) at 11:40 am. Set your videos for the lovely Sue :)

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ooooh yes Minimoon because his Harry Corbett thing, The Curse of Steptoe, is on tv soon, today?! can’t wait to see it! Thanks for reminding me!

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You’re welcome anne! I didn’t want to include it in this topic, but I couldn’t resist :D (yes it’s today!)

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Thank you ,Thank you, Thank you!!! Someone finally sees the way most of us HP fans feel. There’s no way to make a 2 or 2 1/2 hour movie from DH and do the film justice. Lets just hope that the whole Genre of people involved do the right thing, (writers, director, producers, and cutters.) There is so much info in the book, so many questions answered, so many battles to portray, dragons, Horcruxes,Goblins and House elves. Oh sorry, I got carried away! This news on the theme park and the theme park, 2010 is going to be a big year for HP fans. Unless of course, JK writes another book about HP. We do need however, the DVD for part one to be released before the movie part 2 is released, (hint, hint WB). Long live Harry Potter!!!!!

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The news on the film releases and the theme park I meant to say!

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I’m not happy that we are going to have two separate parts to this movie several months apart. Why couldn’t they just keep it as one double length movie and schedule in an intermission break. If they want to make more money, then just charge more for this one extra long movie. That way we don’t have to deal with a cliffhanger type ending. :^( This is nothing but capitolism at it’s worst!!!

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I’m really excited to see the Deathly Hallows split. It was the best decision. Even though it’s going to take a long time. David Yates is directing it? Not too thrilled about that, but I want to see his work on the Half-Blood Prince before I judge. I’d like Cuaron to direct the two parts. :p

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I agree that we need to bring back Chris to direct. In my opinion, he is the only director that actually did these books justice.

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At least it makes for a better chance to have some Minervaction. =)

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I think that splitting the book into two movies was the best desicision for everyone. I honestly dont know how some fans can complain. It just means more Harry Potter and that most of what is in the books will be included. And surely that can only be a good thing! I really dont think Warner Brothers have made this desicision just for the money because for one thing it is going to cost them a lot more money to actually film two seperate movies. Also if the first installment is no good then they run the risk of people being unwilling to pay to go to see the last movie (I have been informed that this happened to the matrix trilogy). But I really do think the films will be brilliant and so hope that I will enjoy HBP.

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! They can’t do that, they CAN’T!! =( I didn’t want it to be two films, now we will have to wait more to watch the end of the series!! But if there’s something I like less than that, it’s that David Yates is to direct both of them!! XO I didn’t like OotP!! =( And now I’m afraid I won’t like HBP either, which is my favourite book!! T_T Doesn’t he have enough with two films!! XO Do you realize that we will have to wait half a year more to watch Ron and Hermione’s kiss!! T_T

But well, I can’t say I’m surprised, deep down I understand it. Maybe if they had tried to fit all the important things in a 3-hour-film the result would have been pretty crappy. If they make two 2-and-a-half-hour-films instead, for example, they’re going to improve the quality of the films a lot. But what irks me is that they could have done that with Goblet and The Order (the splitting thing, I mean), which are also very big books, and they didn’t!! XO

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WHOLEY MOLEY FLYING GOAT GRASS!!!!!!!!!! where where where will they cut it??? i really wanted Colombus to direct, but you can’t have everything i guess

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BonnieRadcliffe I really dont think they could have split Goblet and the Order into to films each. Realistically I just dont think that non HP readers would be willing to go see that many films about Harry Potter! Also can you imagine how long that would take! Radcliffe would be in his thirties by the time they got around to Deathly Hallows! (okay maybe he wouldnt be that old!lol)

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I am so happy to hear it will be in two parts!! That is the only way to do the book justice and to end a very wonderful story!

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noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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i think nobody could get angry about this news coz two parts= better movie and more details and that’s what u all wanted right?

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oh please, you people will complain about anything. so what if money is involved? we’re getting two long movies that will hopefully do the books justice, and get to enjoy the journey a little longer. if you guys are so mad about all the money they’re going to make, then don’t go see it 4543895743 times, don’t buy every ridiculous “box set” they release in every dvd format before all seven are even out.

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This is disgusting. It will ruin the climax of the movie, not heighten it. They really shouldn’t take a huge risk like this on the last movie. They should have tried it before to see what would happen. I hate this idea, but I do love David Yates.

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YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE YOU WARNER BROTHERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE YOU JO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh, and on the cut, im rather positive its going to be when Xenophilius Lovegood says “Are you referring to the sign of the Deathly Hallows?”

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Who cares if they are months apart! TWO movies is going to be great and so much better. They’ll have to include more details from the book and I for one think it’s going to be worth the wait. :) That way it doesn’t end all in one night. You get to wait a few more months for it to end.

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Hmmm… hope this splitting in two isn’t going to require a murder and a horcrux…

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Have anybody noticed, that Alan Horn WB Chariman has said it will add an extra hour and a half. IS THAT ALL?!? Surely by splitting it into 2, it should be longer than that!!

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Well at least Alfonso Cuaron isn’t coming back.

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I’m relieved that the film is splitt in two parts! And even more that it isn’t Cuaron who will direct it!

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Cuaron made one good Harry Potter movie – this guy will spoil it entirely. Fifth movie was a rush with cardboard characters. Seventh will be a nightmare.

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I hope they film Kreature bringing Harry a sandwich at the end – since they cant film Harry thoughts – I curse JK (very mildly) for not letting us know if poor Harry got to eat before his slumber after all he had been though ;)

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At first I was a bit worried about splitting DH in two, but now I see that it will give the whole thing more quality, as they won’t have to butcher it in the smae way they have with the other books!

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HAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!! I’m gonna faint!!!!! 2 films!!!!! HAAAAAA!!!!! I hope thay can put in as much stuff as possible in this way….but where will thay cut???

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I’m so friggin’ excited!!!! I’m anxiously anticipating the release of HBP, but I’m even more thrilled to hear there will be two more to come. Way to go Heyman for keeping to the books and making the movies such a wonderful way to dive into the magical world!

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“Artistic decision?” It’s about increasing profits for all those involved. Of course Jo was “cool” with it, it’s all about money! Another movie also keeps Dan, Rupert and Emma fresh in people’s minds which keeps them marketable awhile longer before they test the strength of their careers independant of the franchise.They could have made one movie, but I guess no one wanted the gravy train to end. That thought takes away some of the magic, I think.

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Yay! 608th post! ;) But, seriously, why have one movie when you can have two with twice the fun!

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YESSSSSS!!!!!!!! WOOOHOOOO!!!! Having a party now…hehehehehe

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“I swear to you it was born out of purely creative reasons,” Heyman said during an interview. And I swear to you that very big money was involved and now WB are celebrating. I wonder why wasn’t WB so worried about cuting previous films and changing the plot of the other films compared to the books. Anyone who says that only ,,creative reasons” played a role in the decision is stupid at the least.

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yes…......two part deathly hallows. i think part one should end after ron and harry have destroyed the hocrux. and part two should start when they are heading back to the camp. that will be wicked!!

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It is so flattering to note that WB has actually been reading my posts on various Harry Potter websites and taking my advice! I’ve been saying the 7th book needs to be two films ever since I finished reading it. Futher – the November/May theater dates will provide for DVD release just in time for Christmas (can you imagine – not only the two disc DH set but the EIGHT disc entire collection—cha-ching!).

Here’s another suggestion: End the first film after Ron and Harry recover the Sword of Gryiffindor and open the first horcrux. Second film can begin w/ a flurry of newspaper headlines & maybe a snippet from Lee Jordan’s radio-cast to get us up to speed on what’s going on in wizarding world and speculate about Harry Potter’s whereabouts – camera zooms in on tent in Forest of Dean and the adventure resumes. (are you writing this down? This is Oscar gold!)

Professor Potter – with you on the sandwich. Classic ending.

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c’mon people,who cares if wb get a bit more money,WE GET TWO FILMS!!and i dont’ mind a bit of waiting,i mean now there’s no more books to come and it feels so bad…but with three more movies to come we got Pottermania extended ^^

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Kael of course there is big money in it but as for it being the driving the decision to make 2 movies is wrong. It was 100% totally the fans demanding it. Why do you think Jo OK’d it so quickly? The push was on once the book was read and has been a bone of contention for a long long time which is why it has taken them nearly a year to figure out what they are going to do. You have to remember it takes a LOT of time to put together a movie from R&D, screenplay, actors contracts etc. Everyone has to be on the same page and I’m damn sure that they will have had to work around a whole lot of people’s schedules to pull this off. After all, we are talking 8 movies with the same character. The young ones may be OK with it but the older actors have other projects and other things they want to do. To get everyone together is a feat in itself and the fact it took them this long to announce 2 movies tells me they’ve talked to everyone because everyone is in the last 2 movies (except Cedric, God rest his soul).

I am BEYOND excited at 2 movies :) I assume they will film it like they filmed Pirates of the Caribbean 2&3 at the same time. Makes for a long shoot but for continuity’s sake I think it really is the only way to be done.

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ron – I guess I was composing my post before I read yours – so weird that we were saying the same thing at almost the same time. It’s a sign.

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Grate I am moste pleased with the Fact, that there are going to be 2 Parts for DH.

After I red the book I was worried how much they would have to cut out and what, because it was clear they could never fit everything in one movie.

So again, grat that they are doing 2 Parts.

Greets from Switzerland Lady-Claw

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WOW guys already over 600 comments??? We are good!!! 1000-bring it on!!!!

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This is REALLY BAD NEWS. i am so upset I can hardly type. I am crying right now all over the keyboard. “Purely creative reasons”???? That is the biggest LIE I ever heard in my life!!! How dare they say they can cut nothing out of Deathly Hallows when the trio spend the middle part of the story just camping all over Britain and doing nothing else??? Do they really consider us all braindead-stupid and incapable of watching one long film? Haven’t they made enough money already that they want more and more and more? I don’t want the Potter saga to end, but an eighth film, unfortunately, does not mean a new story. We will just have two very bad seventh films full of scenes that are not in the book in a desperate attempt to make a bit of sense (probably because the script writer has JUST realised that Snape IS an important character after all… Doh!) It breaks my heart, but I won’t be watching them. Sorry.

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I am very pleased that there will be two movies. However, why the November 2010 and May 2011???? When have we had to wait two full years between movies? A nice June 2010 and November 2010 seems doable. I hate to be strung out.

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That is what you called Great news…... that the only thing that enlighted my day so far…..

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I’m trill. It’s so great news.

I am look forward for these.

THANK WB and so many more

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HELL YES!

This totally made my day.

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO NOT YATES!!!!!!!!!!! THAT MUST BE A NIGHTMARE, TELL ME, THAT THATS NOT TRUE, TELL ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am a big fan, and i am happy about the two parts, but why yates??? he says harry potter is sex drugs and rockn roll, what will he make out of the 7th movie? – only hogwerts stundets snogging around?

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I was one of the only ones who didn’t want deathly hallows in two parts. I mean, we have to wait 7 months to see the 2nd half after we’ve watched the first half. Come on!!! At least it might do a little more justice to the book.

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cut once Ron leaves

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Kill Voldemort, Vol. I Kill Voldemort, Vol. II

(as I have already heard these movies called)

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You’re not the only one dobbyrox. I’m very wary of this decision. If these are just going to be two hour and 1/2 films, I’m going to be very upset.It’s like when gunsnroses had those two albums released at the same time instead of a double album. It is a very transparent way of milking the dead horse. Why they couldn’t just give it the Lord of the Rings treatment (long theatrical release & even longer dvd release; which really they should’ve done from movie 4 on) as Noe has suggested many times, I’ll never know. One thing’s for sure, they just ruined their chance of any sort of big awards.

But I can’t decide what’s preferable, to have them neuter it like OotP, or to have them drag it out to two separate films like this. And like Hayman says, where are they going to split it? There aren’t too many natural moments for that. I guess it could happen right after Neville saves everybody from Malfoy manor and gets stabbed. That way people might forget he’s dead by the time he shows up to chop off Nagini’s head.

We already know that as Bill and Fleur are omitted, the trio will have to flee when DEs attack Lee Jordan’s Bar Mitzfa. I thought they would just cut that whole part out altogether and have the DEs attack Harry’s birthday party at Hagrid’s hut (which won’t be burned down at the end of movie6) rather than the Burrow (which as you may have heard, will be burned down in movie 6).

What I’m saying is that I wouldn’t get too excited people. Just because it’s being made into two movies doesn’t mean they’re NOT going to mangle the story which I’m sure they most certainly will.

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If something as long as Gone With the Wind could be successfully made into one good movie, DH can definitely be made into one movie. I believe them when they say it’s a creative decision, but I think it’s a bad one. A really long movie would be fine, but not two movies. Not happy about this…

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I don’t mind the two films, however i do think that they should have done this to OOTP…THE LONGEST BOOK! Clearly, this is just about making money 2 more times instead of one. I am not happy about Yates directing also. The cute, should be when Ron leaves.

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Well, since Jo didn’t write Deathly Hallows in two parts, I would surely think she could find a lawsuit in this somewhere. Oh ,but wait, two movies will means loads more money for her and WB, so it’s that makes it all okay.I’m still a Potter fan, but this is so pathetically opportunistic it makes me sad.

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I’m VERY happy about this. When I heard last night, I was on sugar high and squealing. At first, I was upset about the 6 month long wait, but it’s definately for the better – it gives fans time to see the first part. Now… where are they going to split it?

From my calculations, “The Silver Doe” would be an excellent part to cut it. After Ron returns and destroyes the Locket Horcrux and the Trio lie down for the night, with Hermione saying, “I still haven’t ruled it out, Ronald.” (I can just hear Emma saying that! XD ^^). It would be perfect. Or they could go a little bit more quicker by cutting down the irrelevant camping scenes but not cutting out the important parts (Ron leaving, Godric’s Hollw, Which they BETTER keep in! I wanna see Harry at his parent’s graves!) and go up to the point of Xenophillius telling them about the Deathly Hallows, so at least that way we hear about them and it’s significance in the title.

Now for Yates..

I REAAALY love the awesome job he did with OOTP. Sure, the fight scene was short, but look at what he did for the possession, which, in my opinion, was the best scene in the movie. In the book it was short, and we only got snipets of Harry in agonizing pain. In the film, we had to really see it, and I love how they made it/extended it. That scene is Oscar worthy, right there. I loved the movie as a whole as well, and can’t wait to see what he does for HBP.

Heyman was absolutely right when he said there’s nothing we can cut from the books, because there basically ARE no subplots. Everything is connected. Dumbledore’s past is significant to the story – we got to see Harry’s distrust in him, and we got to see how he’s raising Harry like a pig for slaughter. But the most important things they got to keep in is the mistake they made in the fifth – Lily & Snape. They got to have those memories, we got to see how much Lily (and Harry) mean to Snape and their connection to eachother. It’s threefold. And don’t forget we got a looong battle we got to see, Harry’s deathwalk, and then more fighting. So it’s going to be majorly intense and very well intwined together. There’s nothing they can leave out.

I also think this is for the FANS and not soley on money profit. We’ve been expressing this since the fifth book or earlier than that, and now they’re finally doing it. But it seems there’s no pleasing some people. The majority seem to like it, but I guess they can’t make every HP fan happy. But guys… we can all go see the films and make judgements ourselves. I’m very grateful for this series and for the films that are so very hard to adapt.

For those of you who LOVE the movies…

The wait is hardly bearable, I know, but we can make it. Especially for the best possible movie(s) of the decade. Pottermania lives on in these films, and we should relish every second we have left of it. :)

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That. Is. Bloody. Brilliant.

I can’t wait for it to come out!

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Well, all I’m gonna say is that it’s all completely ridiculous. It’s not gonna work. Mostly because I thought the second part of DH was 1000 times better than the childish first half. But I’ve long since given up on WB making a decent film. Chamber of Secrets is my favourite, and now it doesn’t look like that will change.

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Holy! I want to read all the comments, but 635?!!

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I like the idea of splitting it right after Ron leaves, but it would probably be more satisfying if it is after The Silver Doe. At any rate, I’m excitied they decided to split it, now they can do it right.

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Two films: Brilliant. A fantastic decision. As Heyman says, there’s just nothing you can cut out of DH.

Yates directing: I’m hopeful…HBP will tell us what to expect. I’ve some issues with OotP, direction-wise, but Yates has the right attitude, imo, and is growing as a feature film director.

Kloves retained as screenwriter: Super!Hermione to the rescue! Laugh at Comic Relief Ron! Revel in the utter two-dimensionality of non-Trio characters! I’m very, very dubious about this decision

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My boyfriend called and told me about this at 4am Eastern time while I was at work and everyone thought I was mad. I am so so so excited about this and just hope with them splitting the movie into two parts, they do it justice.

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weeeeeeeeeee!!!!

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We’re getting 3 more movies…Whoo Hoo…Awesome!!!!

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I’m soo happy stilll. Ive been posting since yesterday cuz i cant contain my excitment SQUEEEEEEEEEEE

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This is proof, HP fans, along with chocolate, ice cream and subway sandwiches!!!

There really is a God up there!! Boo Yah!!!

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Bloody hell…. I LOVE IT!!!

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I agree with Madam Hooch’s suggestion about the cut. I’ve been saying ever since I heard the rumor of a two part DH movie that the best place to end the first movie would be after the escape from the Malfoys when Dobby dies the last scene being Harry flashing and seeing Voldemort taking the Elder Wand from Dumbledore’s tomb and open the next movie with Harry looking out on the cliff of shell cottage as images of what has happened flash and voices of Hermoine asking Harry how he was going to beat Voldemort now that he had the Elder Wand and Ron asking him what was there next step. I really can’t wait to see what they really do though.

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i don’t think they should cut taboo. otherwise, how would they explain death eaters being able to find them on tottenham court rd? also, i think they need to be captured form the tent after harry says “voldemort” and not at xeno’s. qhile i think xeno was being cowardly trying to turn the trio in, he still wasn’t completely bad. i think if they got captured from xeno’s, it would make him seem 100% bad. also, having part I end with harry saying “voldemort” and ron cutting the light would be really great.

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YES! TWO MOVIES AND YATES RETURNS! AWESOME. ^^

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YAYYYYYY but i wonder how theyre gunna split it….. where does the first movie end??? ITS SOOO GRIPHOOKIN

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Huh, more people than I thought are upset with this.

Lots of of people wanted OotP to be 2 movies, and now people are upset that it’s happening to DH? :-/

I’m sure money was a factor, but I think the fans were a big factor too.

I guess you can’t make every Potter fan happy. :-/

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AWESOME!!! Slightly disappointed that they will be released so far apart though…

Radish :)

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I am so excited of this news, i am tearful knowing there will be emotional scenes.especially Dobby’s death…waahhh .I am excited for the movie..But sad at the same time because it’s gonna be over after Deathly Hallows.I don’t want it to end :<

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Eh..I’m not to squeeful on this idea. I disscussed it with my friend and we figured out how they could still make a perfectly awsome 1 part movie. I just hope now they split it a a really good part.

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Madam Hooch wrote “Two films is fine by me. The cut – I’d suggest – at the arrival at Shell Cottage and the sad demise of Dobby. Making his “funeral” the opening scene of HP7/2, soon after which there will be no popcorn chomping until the final credits.”

Great suggestion!

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In case many of you hadnt noticed, there is a SECOND UPDATE on the article above quoting the Warner Brothers chairman. Whether we happy about 2 parts or not, there is no denying that Harry Potter is one of the most Important franchise to WB as well as us. I feel that yes they want the bucks, but thats business as usual but more importantly there is a mutual benefit in the fact that they will go all out to deliver the best product for us and in turn more of us will buy the DVDs because we love the movies.

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It sucks that yates is directing dh, and splitting sucks too.

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OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG!!!!!!! THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS THE BEST THING EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG THIS MOVIE IS GOIING TO ROX!!! AAAAAAAAHHH!!!!!!!

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Thank You for Milking Fans for Every Last Penny

Do not doubt my loyalty to the Harry Potter series. I have loved, admired, and been obsessed with them for more than a decade. I have equally savored the movies with the same enthusiasm and excitement. My passion for Harry Potter continues to be profound, however, for the first time in my life, I have been extremely disappointed with a news related to Harry Potter.

"I swear to you it was born out of purely creative reasons," says David Heyman when talking about his decision to split movie 7 "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" in two parts.  While I ardently support, encourage, and believe that strong creative roots are reasons for a successful outcome, I wonder why the creativity factor mattered only for the very last movie in the series! Where was the creative reasoning team when Movie 4 "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" came out? And if they did exist, may I ask why they took a royal catnap during the making of the movie instead of doing the job they were paid to do?

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was, until then, my most favorite one in the series (and it still is a favorite, except that it shares the trophy with book 6 and 7 now). I remember vividly, the tons of excitement that was in the air. There was a frenzy when new faces were recruited! Fans flocked to see Cho Chang, Victor Krum, Cedric Diggory, and Fleur Delacour on screen! While the effect was magnetic, the movie overall looked like a bunch of commercials attached to one string. Storyline twisted, scenes disconnected (some ending as quickly as they began), many suspended, jokes unlaughable, chemistry pathetic! Creativity didn’t matter to David Heyman then! Who cared about it! Afterall, GOF made $896 million at the box office thanks to loyal and enthusiastic muggle following that the young wizard had, including me.

A good friend told me “When weighing fan opinion vs. money, money always wins, especially when the franchise is nearing its end and is vigorously trying to squeeze a few (million) more dollars out.” Heyman’s bull about splitting the movie is an excuse for the same reason.

All Harry Potter fans would have been happy had Warner Brothers closed the franchise with the most cogent, complete, and longest movie of the series. Instead, we’re left with a lie and a broken story, all because of a selfish bottom line – they won’t get to charge us twice!

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Good! I was hoping they’d make it into two films. Six months isn’t too long to wait between parts one and two. It’s actually the perfect amount of time. This way, they can let the first one fade at the box office, put out the DVD, and then show part two shortly after that. One thing I’m wondering about is the Bill/Fleur wedding. Even though they’re making two films, I doubt that they’ll have the wedding. One thing that has bothered me all along is the lack of the two oldest Weasley kids. Would they suddenly decide to include Bill and Charlie and have the wedding? I’m guessing no. At any rate, I’m glad it will be done in two parts because they’ll be able to fit a lot more in. Keeping it at one 2 or 2 1/2 hour movie would leave the non-book readers confused at the end because there would be no way to explain everything in that short amount of time.

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I’m both mad excited and in away upset ‘Cause I would rather sit down and watch like four hours of Harry Potter then have to wait half a year for the second half But then again most people are opposite :X But I’m glad about it actually because at least they won’t leave much out :D

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W00t sounds GREAT!!!!!!!!!

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OMG i don’t understand people at all, especially narrow minded harry potter fans, just can’t please them. First they get mad if things are cut with from the previous movies , which were only 1 part . Now that it’s gonna be 2 part so at least it’s loyal to the book, they get mad too. Just stop complaining, obviously we’re entertained.We wont talk about Harry Potter if we were not entertained at all. It’s hard for a screenwriter to condense everything from the book to the big screen and please the fans at the same time. I confess, I am a Potter fan myself, not just the book, movies and any other crazy things around….but mostly learning the life lessons and virtue it brings…Love, Friendship and Family…and That’s what Harry Potter is All about…that’s what Rowling is teaching us. so Don’t hate please. :> One less hater in the world is what we need.

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Prise the Lord!!! does cartwheel, back flips, and everything else she can do

Oh, the wonderful detail that will be in the movie(s), it’ll almost be like the book! This is fantastic!!! Part 2 will be amazing, think of all that will be in it!

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Sorry, all. That’s “Praise the Lord”. I’m too excited to type.

I’ve just been re-reading DH, by the way, half way through or so. I can see it clearly in my mind, both the movies. This is great!

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I’m not fond of “part I” and “part II”. If they’re going to split the book into two films, give it two titles. The first one could be “The Deathly Hallows” and the second could be “The Elder Wand”. It just seems less clunky.

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Fantabulous!!! Its going to be a treat for all of us and a fitting tribute to Jo and the Harry Potter series!!!

I had really wanted that Alfonso Cuaron direct the film; he’s been the BEST director in the series so far, and the kind of darkness, and the element terror and fear portrayed in “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,” is needed in the grim reality of Book 7.

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That’s fantastic news! I was really hoping they’d do a 2 part movie, as that is the real way of doing this book justice! IMHO, Part I should end with Voldemort stealing the Elder wand from Dumbledore’s tomb, and the “shower of sparks” bursting out of the end of the wand, “ready to serve a new master at last”. That will be a great, suspenseful and threatening end and the following scenes (plotting the Gringotts infiltration) can be a great intro into part II.

And I really hope John Williams is back to do the score!!

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I really like your idea Ravi Krishna, about ending the movie with Voldemort picking up the wand. Because then it would end with Harry making a choice also. And then we’d wonder where that choice would lead him. I wanted it to end after the break out of Gringotts, because it seems like a lot happens after that: they go to Hogwarts, meet Aberforth… enter the room of Requirement; go look for the missing Horcrux; Ron and Hermione destroy the cup (I have a feeling they will show us this in the movie, even if it is only talked about in the book); start the first war; have Harry find Snape being killed by Voldemort; Harry watches Snape’s memories; Harry goes and dies; Harry sees Dumbledore beyond; He comes back for the second war; Neville kills Nagini; Harry battles Voldemort; (and I wonder if there will be the epilogue, too).

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Oh, and they destroy the diadem with the fiendfyre.

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OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Man i am so mad they’re spliting the movies months apart!!!!!!!!!!!! but this is great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I really am not gonna see the films. I am pissed off at WB. Besides ive read the books I don’t need to see the films.

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This is definitely for the best… SPEW wasn’t necessary, nor was quidditch (though it was a shame to lose ‘weasly is our king’). In Deathly Hallows though, elements of all the previous books come together to explain the plot, so there isn’t really anything you can cut. David Yates will no doubt do it justice, but I’m a bit concerned about the return of Steve Kloves as script writer. He tended to add rather too much American sentimentality to the films (take for example that awful bit in Azkaban when Sirius’ farewell to Harry was more akin to the ending of E.T. (I beeee right here, Eliot!) Let’s just hope Yates can maintain enough British stiff upper lip to prevent cinemas being covered from floor to ceiling in vommit. Other than that I’ve got no problems with the news, as long as they release both parts cut together into a single film on DVD!

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HAHAHAHA YEEEEEEA!!!! Fantastic news today! Still 3 films to look forward to!!! Personally I think that the after-Godric´s Hollow scene (with Harry´s wand breaking) would make the perfect moment in which to split both DHs, and leave the audience in absolute suspense to make them want to go and see the second one. What do u guys think? Weeeee still can´t believe this news! Best way to say goodbye!

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Although I understand the need to break the last book into two movies – I am dissappointed that we will have to wait so long to see them both. I really hate to see Harry Potter not be anymore – to think that it is all coming to an end makes me unhappy. I do so appreciate the work that went into making these books. I have watched J.K.Rowlings carrer since Rosie gave her the first computer on her day time show. Thank J.K. for much enjoyment by me and many others.

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i think that it should end after godric’s hallow, but before ron comes back. i think that’d be a great way to keep the movies as one story even though there are two movies.

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oh, well! I was rooting for Cuaron but I understand Mr. Yates couldn’t really say no and I think he did a decent job. right on ,then!

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ok, so Cuaron didn’t make it … can we have John Williams back, then?

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YAY…..AWESOME.. BRILLIANT…FANTASTIC ran out of words to describe excitement NEWS. How and where to split the movie, I agree with Madam Hooch…arrival at the Shell Cottage and the sad demise of Dobby (end of part 1) ....Dobby’s funeral with Harry scribbing “Here lies Dobby, a free Elf” as the opening scene of part2. So excited and can’t wait for HBP. NOW I’m re-watching all the movies.

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I am so happy they finaly see the light. I just wish they did it with each movie and not months apart. I dont care for them to make the 2 movies come out at diffrent times. after all its not 2 books its one, it should end with to be continued atleast i guess. But how GREAT would it have been if each book was so accurate and time limits didnt matter. I would sit want watch a 4-5 hour movie with little brakes for bathroom and refreshments. what do you all think? jen

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I am very pleased that the final book will be divided into two films, so as to give the story it’s due. But I am less happy that David Yates will be directing both of them. I was not impressed by his work on Order of the Phoenix; too many ineffective choices, and several outright poor touches that were to the detriment of the film. It felt phony, detached and directed within an inch of it’s life. Much of the film was saved by it’s set design, but most was ruined by the unfocused, haphazard visual style. I would much rather have Cuaron back.

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I believe that it is a good idea to break the film into two films, so as not to cut out too much of the pulse-pounding action that is the seventh, and final book in the series. Justice should be done to it, and this is the best way to do so. However, I do not agree with the decision to hand the director’s job to David Yates, altough I am glad that Cuaron is not directing. I thought that Cuaron rushed PoA, and ended up making a film that was twenty minutes shorter than its predecessor, CoS. David Yates is good, but giving him the last four movies is too much. At the very least, it should be co-directed by Yates and a previous HP director, preferebly Chris Columbus. And for all of you Columbus hate-mongers out there, I remind you that he directed the highest-grossing HP film, the Sorcerer’s Stone, with 976 million dollars, compared to OotP with 936 million dollars. I also think that even Columbus understands the difference between the light-hearted childrens feel of the first two books, and the deep adult emotions and darkness of the last book. Steve Kloves being the screen writer is good and well. As for the music, I feel that John Williams should come back, and compose a grand score for these films, altough with Yates in the picture, it seems that Nicholas Hooper will be the composer. Time will tell.

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Hooray! Maybe since they’re not cutting anything, David Yates won’t be able to butcher this one!

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cn’t believe we’re gonna have to wait until nov 2010 before part 1 comes out. I’m really pleased they’re doing 2 parts though because I don’t think it would have been a very good film otherwise cos they would have missed loads out.

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First let me say…”AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” Yay! I’m sooo pumped!! My only condition for be ok with the split is that both parts MUST BE AMAZING!!!!!!! They just have to be. WB has to do the book justice. Harry Potter is less a series of books and more of a legacy. It has to go out with a bang! Even cooler is the fact the second part is scheduled to come out during my last month of High School!!! I think it’ll be a fitting conclusion time. The end of two major parts of my life!!!!! Yay!!!

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BEST NEWS EVER!!!!!!!!! OMG I CANT WAIT…....THANK YOU WARNER BROS. SOOOO MUCH THEY SHOULD MAKE THE CUT WHEN HARRY FINDS THE SILVER DOE AN D MAKE THE VISIT TO MR LOVEGOOD THE OPENING SCENE FOR HP7-2

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I think the cut should be as Harry buries Dobby, with a sort of look of sadness/vengeance in his eye so that there is an obvious sequel, but yet it looks as a sad ending of sorts for someone who has not read the book or seen any of the other movies.

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It’s a nice idea to release it into 2 pts.They should film both parts at one though…I wouldn’t want then to be 1 year older in PT2 when the aren’t supposed to grow a single inch!

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it so great to see 2 parts..but have to wait for another part to be show..can’t wait after i read the storybooks..hoping all the cast members showed on Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince will be back too..i hope they will follow the storybook too..it will be great how they die..hope they will show teddy lupin n Victoire Weasley kissed..can’t wait..

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Avatar Image says: Good day! medrol dospakAvatar Image says: hpoe harry potter and the DH movie continues on the superior trackAvatar Image says: Personally, I don't believe them. The splitting of the last movie was done to keep the money train rolling for another year, and milk the last book for all its worth. True, their stated logic is sound, in that they want to do Book 7 credit and not cut anything out of the plot. Each of the LOTR movies told the story in one film per book, and they clocked in at 3 hours each. The same could have been done for Book 7 in the HP universe. However, the film makers want to prove that they are splitting the book strictly to tell the best story possible, then let us use the theater ticket from the first part as free entry to the 2nd. Either that, or cut the ticket price in half. I doubt they'll step up.

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