David Yates Talks Trio and FiendFyre Scene, Deathly Hallows Part One vs Part Two

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Jul 01, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

“…It’s the hardest thing to switch off when you have this world in your head. You can’t stop thinking about it-it’s too intoxicating, too addictive. Sometimes it wakes me up in the middle of the night, but it’s not anxiety, it’s over-excitement. It’s thinking ‘Tomorrow we’re shooting the scene in the Room of Requirement, where Harry Ron and Hermione are being chased by Fiendfyre and its a very cool scene.’ ”

So says director David Yates in the new issue of Total Film magazine. Mr. Yates also echos earlier comments about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows being a ‘road movie’ of sorts and then compares that to Part Two which he describes as ‘elegiac and operatic.’ Full Quotage:

“Deathly Hallows is a powerful spiritual journey for Harry, who realizes what his ultimate destiny is. I’m trying to give both parts a slightly different swing. Part One is dynamic, adrenalized, visceral and takes place on the road-we never go anywhere near Hogwarts. It’s a refugee story about these three kids cut off from everything they know and everybody they love, being pursued relentlessly by people who want to murder them. It’s a gritty road movie within this magical universe.
Part Two is more elegiac and operatic. It’s where the heart and soul of the story comes home to roost. They’re as different as Order of the Phoenix is to Half-Blood Prince which is quite European in flavor. The world is rich enough to allow you to go exploring in how you present it.

You can see the scans of e interview right here courtesy of Rupert-Grint. us, thanks Ivana!





36 Responses to David Yates Talks Trio and FiendFyre Scene, Deathly Hallows Part One vs Part Two

Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I certainly am astonished and impressed by the perspectives with which David Yates differentiates between the two installments of the Deathly Hallows. I hope that his differing attitudes are reflected in the products he creates. He certainly seems to understand how to handle the story and its content well.Avatar Imagesimos says: So part one is all about Harry, Ron, and Hermione in the woods! That was the most boring part for me in the books, so I really hope they can make something interesting of it.Avatar Imagepotterrock says: hahahaha...great interview :) tannkks tlc :)Avatar ImageLooie says: Yes! Fiendfyre! That scene will be epic! Really good interview though! I like the differences between the two movies, they are going to be great! I can't wait!Avatar Imagedanaskeeter says: Sounds great! Is there any date set for the release of the first part of DH?Avatar ImageLuce_depp says: pretty interesting invterview...he really absorbs himself in it which is goodAvatar ImageMary11_hplvr4l says: awesome...maybe he knows what he is doing? :pAvatar ImageMatea says: hm..nothing new really..Avatar Imagecghambright says: Great article! I love what David Yates did with OOTP and I can't wait to see HBP!! It looks amazing so far! I know what he means about waking up from overexcitement. I still get like that whenever one of the movies comes out and definitely when we were waiting for the new books. The world is so addictive and expansive and ever-growing that it's really hard to stop thinking about it. I think it would be so awesome to work on one of those sets! Yates mentioned filming the Fiendfyre scene!!! I wonder if they've done that yet?! But hearing him talk about the ending of the films and all the different experiences the cast and crew have had just makes me sad. Because it's all coming to an end now.Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: it's nice to know he's so into HP! :)Avatar ImageHagrid 713 says: Now he knows how we felt waiting for each book !!Avatar Imagephoenixes are in ravenclaw says: Going back to where they will split it, I think that it will be fun to NOT know. Because that the funnest part for fans, theorizing and guessing.Avatar ImageCandyCane2304 says: He sounds really dedicated and that makes me happy.Avatar ImageCandyCane2304 says: He sounds really dedicated and that makes me happy.Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: Cool I cant wait to see the Fiendfyre scene> The sad thing is Fred dies soon after that.Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Sounds interesting...Avatar ImageDiamondWings says: OMG!!! I'm exited about this too!!!Avatar Imageforgetmenot_007 says: That's a pure adrenalin-rushing scene. I can't wait to watch it! Avatar ImagePrincess Leia says: What a fantastic interview! I cannot wait for the rest of the movies!! Oooh, and he mentioned the fiendfyre! I bet that effect will be great!Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: Omg, I can't wait for the Fiendfyre scene! That'll be amazing.Avatar ImageHeavenly_Horcrux says: David Yates certainly sounds like he knows what he's doing!Avatar ImageRaWr...WeReWoLf says: cool article, very interesting!!Avatar ImageRavenclaw98 says: he is an awsome dirctor!!Avatar ImageRavenclaw98 says: he is an awsome dirctor!!Avatar ImageJanitorOfAzkaban says: @simos {WBM} : "So part one is all about Harry, Ron, and Hermione in the woods!" Yes... except the parts where they're disguised as 7 Harrys having a fight in mid-air with death eaters, getting stuff from Dumbledore's will, hearing Dumbledore gossip at the wedding, fleeing into London and fighting off more death eaters, exploring Grimauld Place, arguing with Lupin, going into the Ministry undercover, busting out a group of muggle-borns and stealing back the locket from a room full of dementors, falling out with Ron, going to Godric's Hollow and fighting with Voldemort and his snake and escaping by jumping out of the window and disaparating in mid-air, finding the sword, destroying the locket, going to Luna's house and nearly being captured again, then actually being captured by Greyback and taken to Malfoy manner for another fight and a daring rescue of Luna and Olivander... but apart from that, yes, they're just in the woods the whole time. How boring!Avatar ImageHarryRichardsPotter says: so i take it they are filming all of it in one go?Avatar ImageDolemite says: Looks really cool.Avatar Imagespicefan1978 says: Hopefully they'll have the trio in the wood and show some scenes of what's happening at Hogwarts while they're out finding the Horcruxes.Avatar Imagecoolbeans3131 says: Good one Janitor of Azkaban!! Yates take on the different tone to each part sounds good, because really, these movies do need to stand on their own.Avatar ImageRhiannon7 says: Is it wrong of me to want to see Crabbe fry?Avatar ImageGarden State Geek says: I'm glad the director recognizes the spiritual aspect. Avatar Imagebadger666 says: Interesting. Avatar Imagevineethtc says: I dont think you can get better than that for a reason why Yates should be at the helm of the final two films. Thinking about that - GOF and OOTP should have been split into 2, if not single three and a half hour flicks.Avatar ImageWitchlover says: with comments like these I trust Yates more and more with making our last movies beyond amazingAvatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: OMG!!!! so excited 4 DH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1Avatar ImageKC Nox says: fiendfyre!!! so excited!

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