LA Times Preview of Half-Blood Prince Includes New Photo of Harry, Dumbledore at Slughorn’s Home


May 01, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

The LA Times is running a new preview today of the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince that also includes a new photo of Dumbledore (Michael Gambon) and Harry (Dan Radcliffe) inside a darkened home of Slughorn. The article contains comments from actor Dan Radcliffe and Emma Watson, as well as from Rupert Grint, who spoke about his Quidditch scenes for the movie

“I found out it was not as much fun to film as I hoped,” said Grint,
who was left weary and sore by the mechanized broom handle and had
headaches from staring at the giant green screen that provides the
backdrop canvas for computer artists to later fill in with crowds and
the towering playing field. “It’s going to be more fun to watch than it
was to film.”

The article also points out the interview with Dan Radcliffe was conducted before the delay of the film last year, and notes:

It was a brisk February afternoon in 2008, and the actor had no idea
that a Christmas would come and go before “Half-Blood Prince” appeared
in theaters; the sixth Potter adventure was scheduled for release last
November but, to the disappointment of fans, Warner Bros. executives
announced last summer that they would postpone the film for eight
months to maximize its market position.

It remains to be seen whether fans will hold a grudge against the film
for the delay — many pledged to boycott it or at least skip the
opening weekend to express their ire — but it’s hard to imagine the
popcorn juggernaut can be slowed, much less stopped. The last film,
“Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” pulled in $938 million
worldwide, making it the most successful edition since the first
installment, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” in 2001, pulled in
$974 million. The franchise has brought in close to $4.5 billion, a
number that would make any Muggle studio executive believe in magic.

47 Responses to LA Times Preview of Half-Blood Prince Includes New Photo of Harry, Dumbledore at Slughorn’s Home

Avatar Imagesunlitdays says: OMG FIRST!!!Avatar Imagemarymackie says: Fantastic!!! I live in L.A. so I'll have it.Avatar ImageTheDeathlyHallows07 says: great makes me long for the movie even more. 76 days!Avatar Imagesunlitdays says: but haha yeah ive heard a couple of stuff from rupert about flying, but it does look like it would hurt. and ya know wizards would travel flying on brooms. wouldnt you get sore after like 10 minutes?Avatar ImageRhiannon7 says: But they called poor Emma, Emily. She is going to be p. o. edAvatar Imagefrancaise3 says: Oh.. cant wait for Rupert stuff! And yeah.. I noticed the Emily Watson part as well.. I remember Emma mentioned she does not like it...Avatar ImageLuce_depp says: sweet, that was kind of how i imagined slughorns "house" I remember dan always saying quidditch hurt alot!! he was playing doing one of tose "i told you so" to rupert after hahahaAvatar Imagemichaelabraham says: And Dumbledore's hand doesn't look dead in that shot. So is it to come later? Or maybe it's a shot that the special effects weren't applied to yet? Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: All of these media previews for the next film (and not even considering all that we have seen lately from the filming of DH) is beginning to prove overwhelming!Avatar ImageeiVega says: How did I not see this in the morning??Avatar Imagefloridianhp says: 76!!!Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: whoa yeah what's up with dumbledore's hand? nice prerview though.Avatar Imageiconshero says: I'm so excited for this film! GAHHHH 76?!?!?! still....what about now ahhhhhh still?!?!!? Avatar Imagecghambright says: THis is yet another article that's making the wait for this movie even HARDER...I just want to see it!! But I love the picture of Harry and Dumbledore...I think that's when they first get to Slughorn's house. Avatar Imagecghambright says: They might make Dumbledore's hand gradually darken as the movie goes on or maybe it will actually show him putting on the ring. Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: hahaha, i remember when it was reported last year that quidditch filming scenes hurt! :)Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: Nice picture - but I'm also wondering about the hand... Hmm?Avatar ImageShane says: I love photos, but yeah, wondering about Dumbledore's hand.Avatar Imagehbp will be betterthan tdk says: amazing interviewAvatar ImageBeAchL0veEr05 says: Aww :( Well I hope Rupert loves it when he sees the movie! :)Avatar Imagethe_spectacle says: No way will I boycott it. I'm going to see it opening night. And then see it again and again and again. Avatar Imageangelac123 says: Cool! :D I can't wait for HBP!Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: Fantastic for you guy in LA.Avatar Imagemuzic823 says: Good call on Dumbledore's hand guys! I didn't even notice that at first. His hand seems perfectly fine, not to mention his wand hand is his right in the books I think. Avatar Imagemhaeyemhaeye says: What's up with this writers writing Emily instead of Emma? Goodness! What's wrong with them? They were supposed to proofread this things before publishing them! Argh! That ticks me off! I wonder why Dumbly's hand is not dead... Avatar ImageMatea says: yeah...we all said we're going to boycott the opening weekend...but I don't see that coming..I just can't! after such a long time of waiting...I just can't wait any more!Avatar ImageDanielleD says: I wish I could get my hand on a copy of this!Avatar Imagefriendofblob says: cool-e-oAvatar Imagefriendofblob says: Why isn't his [Dumbledore] hand all whitered and black? It's a fairly importent part of the movie? Do they add it in later with the computer or didn't show it in this pic not to spoil it or what?Avatar ImageRaWr...WeReWoLf says: cool picture!!!Avatar Imagebecmajec says: yay! comedy. i think it's so funny that they called her emily watson and she's said in the past that that is one of her pet hates haha.Avatar Imageoldenoughtoknowbetter says: The latest update has Emma's name corrected. Great article... can't wait to see the movie!Avatar ImageGobbledygook says: yay!Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: i luv the leaky couldron!!! soz that was random!!Avatar Imagelilhpchick20 says: Just one of many articals that we will be seeing as Half Blood Prince gets closer and closer.Avatar Imagejessica911jc says: I can NOT wait to see this movie. I was very mad when I found out that they wear postponing the movie, of course I thought of just waiting to go see it the next weekend. Well im on a count down now (74 days) still dieing to see this movie.Avatar ImageCatherine says: i would boycott....but i've waited to long to see this movie!Avatar Imagered_7849 says: Yeah, it's seriously gonna be great fun to watch !!Avatar Imagelevi-OH-sa not levio-SA says: i seriously get an anxiety attack everytime i read these things....I WANT TO SEE THE MOVIE NOOWWWWW! Avatar Imagemaera-kyrie says: It looks a perfect shambles, and quite mysterious to boot! :DAvatar ImageHeavenly_Horcrux says: I can't wait for this movie!Avatar ImageAvangelis says: snape .. snape .. severus snape .. .. DUMBLEDORE snape snape severus snape DUMBLEDORE hermione hermione hermione hermione hermiy Avatar ImageBoyWithALightningScar says: Yeah, I don't think anyone is going to boycott this now. Now after everything we've seen about it's awesomeness.Avatar ImageR-for-H says: Great!! Yeah opefully the do do Dumbledores arm!!Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: I don't think I could have ever boycotted it. I am way too excited for the film. Avatar Imagetourdefrance says: Oh, I can never find these magazines in Ireland :(Avatar Imagebrentbrehony says: We are so close I'm going crazy seeing all these pics!!

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