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

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Posted by: sue
May 01, 2009, 06:56 PM

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.

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2027 Points


Posted by sunlitdays (ROAR) on May 01, 2009, 07:05 PM report to moderator
74 Points

Fantastic!!! I live in L.A. so I’ll have it.

Posted by marymackie on May 01, 2009, 07:05 PM report to moderator
754 Points

great article…it makes me long for the movie even more. 76 days!

Posted by TheDeathlyHallows07 {WBM} on May 01, 2009, 07:05 PM report to moderator
2027 Points

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?

Posted by sunlitdays (ROAR) on May 01, 2009, 07:06 PM report to moderator
523 Points

But they called poor Emma, Emily. She is going to be p. o. ed

Posted by Rhiannon on May 01, 2009, 07:18 PM report to moderator
70 Points

Oh.. cant wait for Rupert stuff!

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…

Posted by francaise3 on May 01, 2009, 07:25 PM report to moderator
7475 Points

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 hahaha

Posted by Luce-Lupin !~ROAR~! on May 01, 2009, 07:47 PM report to moderator
229 Points

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?

Posted by michaelabraham on May 01, 2009, 07:49 PM report to moderator
3048 Points

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!

Posted by Kirk on May 01, 2009, 08:25 PM report to moderator
1067 Points

How did I not see this in the morning??

Posted by eiVega on May 01, 2009, 08:26 PM report to moderator
1980 Points


Posted by floridianhp*ROAR* on May 01, 2009, 08:34 PM report to moderator
4151 Points

whoa yeah what’s up with dumbledore’s hand? nice prerview though.

Posted by mai {beatnik owl} on May 01, 2009, 08:47 PM report to moderator
2308 Points

I’m so excited for this film! GAHHHH 76?!?!?! still….what about now ahhhhhh still?!?!!?

Posted by iconshero [GftW] on May 01, 2009, 09:38 PM report to moderator
1661 Points

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.

Posted by cghambright on May 01, 2009, 09:55 PM report to moderator
1661 Points

They might make Dumbledore’s hand gradually darken as the movie goes on or maybe it will actually show him putting on the ring.

Posted by cghambright on May 01, 2009, 09:57 PM report to moderator
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