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New Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Features in SciFi, SFX Magazine

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Posted by: sue
May 29, 2009, 09:19 AM

The media barrage heralding the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince continues today as there are two more features now online featuring the sixth Harry Potter film. Seen here courtesy of our Order Partner, SFX has a long and rather light look at the film, focusing on the old David Yates quote about the film "It's all Sex, Potions, and Rock n Roll" and subsequent related themes. There was however, one piece of interesting material from producer David Heyman, who said he was looking ahead to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, notably "the multiple Harries at the beginning, the escape from Malfoy Mansion, the funeral for Dobby-that was really moving. And the whole final scene, where all the people from Harry's past who are dead come to walk with Harry as he goes to face Voldemort. It's just so mystic, but not for the sake of being mystic." Mr. Heyman also weighed in on possible future Harry Potter stories from author J.K. Rowling, saying carefully "I don't think that Jo will do another story on Harry, Ron and Hermione at Hogwarts," Heyman replies with [fellow producer David] Barron adding "She's spent 17 years perfecting the structure for this particular story, so it's hard to imagine that she'd find another way into it." "She said to me, when it was over, it was like the worst breakup ever," Heyman continues, "but now she's so happy. I've never seen her so spirited or full of life."

The second series of scans are from the new issue of SciFi Magazine and contain a much more substantive Half-Blood Prince set visit report, with new quotes from the costume designer and the prop master. You can see all of these scans via this link.

Thanks so much Lauren!

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3686 Points

ooo first to post yaya.
it’s great that we are getting all these hbp tidbits. less than 50 days to go ayaya

Posted by sunshine123ROAR on May 29, 2009, 09:50 AM report to moderator
2417 Points

Ah…didn’t think Jo would ever do one of the trio at Hogwart’s, but still hoping she writes the Scotland book and other stuff – although she has definitely paid her dues, it would be a shame if she never tried something else in the world she created….I can dream and hope!

Posted by Hagrid 713 (ROAR) on May 29, 2009, 09:51 AM report to moderator
376 Points

i really want them to keep the actor/actress they have for james and lily.
they’ve been with the series since the first movie, and have done wonderfully.
its not likely that they get replaced, but it wb.

Posted by john-robert. on May 29, 2009, 10:43 AM report to moderator
4603 Points

awesome indeed

Posted by placebowiz on May 29, 2009, 11:46 AM report to moderator
2906 Points

WOW! awesome!

Posted by gayle.marie [[ ROAR ]] on May 29, 2009, 12:00 PM report to moderator
2906 Points

WOW! awesome!

Posted by gayle.marie [[ ROAR ]] on May 29, 2009, 12:00 PM report to moderator
6921 Points


Posted by badger666 on May 29, 2009, 02:02 PM report to moderator
2308 Points

Awesome Possum!

Posted by iconshero [GftW] on May 29, 2009, 02:08 PM report to moderator
98 Points

Well, thank God! :D Now I know the story behind the picture of Minerva walking behind Harry in Dumbeldore’s office :)

Posted by HarryLoony on May 29, 2009, 03:08 PM report to moderator
44049 Points

Nice picts

Posted by Dolemite [FTC!] on May 29, 2009, 07:55 PM report to moderator
77 Points

I’m rather shocked that they revealed the death of Dumbledore in HBP, as they’ve tried to keep it so under wraps. And they let slip that Draco was ordered by Voldy to kill Dumbledore. Woah! Also, I don’t agree that the relationship between Dumbledore and Harry is so much father-son as it is puppeteer-puppet.

Otherwise, it was an excellent article. HBP won’t come quickly enough!

Posted by Czechmetz on May 29, 2009, 08:18 PM report to moderator
24135 Points

So much HP info.. i just love it!

Posted by hermyone*ROAR* on May 29, 2009, 10:00 PM report to moderator
3238 Points

I am so excited!! Under the 50 day mark! SQUEE!!

Posted by phoenixes are in ravenclaw on May 29, 2009, 10:31 PM report to moderator
109 Points

wow sfx article is awesome!

Posted by ellamia on May 29, 2009, 10:41 PM report to moderator
1661 Points

So cool!!! I’m so excited that they kept in the kiss with Hermione and Cormac…it’s implied in the book, but we dont get to see it. I’m also really RELIEVED that they caught the whole Elder wand thing…that whole plotline is a vital part of DH.

Posted by cghambright on May 29, 2009, 10:49 PM report to moderator
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