David Yates: “Deathly Hallows” a “big opera, a great big epic, with huge battles”

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Jan 24, 2010

Posted by EdwardTLC

The March 2010 issue of Total Film Magazine appears to have a small report on the upcoming “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” films which features a few new quotes from director David Yates, actress Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), and screenwriter Steve Kloves. A report on SS notes comments made by David Yates, who expands on earlier comments which described Part One of “Deathly Hallows” as “a road film,” by saying that the film “[is] a refugee story about three kids cut off from everything they know and everybody they love, being pursued relentlessly by people who want to murder them.” He goes on to describe the second part of the film as a “big opera, a great big epic, with huge battles.”
The report continues, featuring a quote from Miss Watson who comments on a new “structure” for the film by saying: “The others have this structure. You know, we come into the Great Hall and there’s the opening talk. And that’s gone.” The report concludes by relating comments made by screenwriter Steven Kloves, who says that the ultimate split of the film “allow[s] us to stretch a bit with the characters and give them the proper send-off.”
The issue is said to be on newsstands now; if you come across a copy of the issue, please do email scans to staff@the-leaky-cauldron.org.





70 Responses to David Yates: “Deathly Hallows” a “big opera, a great big epic, with huge battles”

Avatar ImagesupporterofSPEW says: Can't wait for Deathly Hallows and this seems like a good interview :)Avatar Imagerotfang07 says: Sounds as though they're going to end DH1 at Shell Cottage with Helena Bonham Carter as Hermione adjusting Ron's features and then disapparating together.Avatar ImageShakur says: I don't think I've anticipated a movie as much as I am Deathly Hallows - Parts 1 and 2. I just really hope that they live up the hype and give the series the proper send off that it deserves.Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Opera??? WHERE IS THE SPLIT?????Avatar ImageTamyris says: Ok.This is gonna be huge! And I feel I´m not gonna be disappointed.I´ve learnt how to watch the HP movies now.Do not confuse book and films,and you´re gonna be fine.Just understand the films are based on the books.That´s all. Siriusly,those movies are gonna kick some major arse!I´m gonna miss Hogwarts,though.Like I did in the book.C´mon! Year after year at Hogwarts! Impossible not to miss it. The ony part we get to see Hogwarts is in the end when it´s being destroyed because of the battle!Avatar Imagealicia00 says: getting excitedAvatar ImageKami Malfoy says: RRR: I think that is Fleur & Bill in the picture. Where do you think their wedding will be now that the Burrow is destroyed?Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: so cool! i'm so excited for DH!!Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Will it be over when the fat lady sings?Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: Getting very excited.... can't wait!Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: quote from emma ftwAvatar Imagehewy says: Realize that the films are not the books but come on, this is the last of HP. Can we at least have more than just a passing resemblance between the two? Sat thru HBP and wondered where in the name of heaven they got some of their hairbrained ideas, certainly not the book. Ahhhh one must be patient with the powers that be (WB).Avatar ImageNot Slytherin says: I'm just glad they are making it into 2 films!Avatar ImageScarStruck says: Oh my GAWWWD! haha I hope it's as good and epic as he says it will be. Not likin where the split is now though.Avatar ImageMatea says: If they screw up this one I will never fogive them! they have to follow the book. literally.Avatar ImageWant to be a Weasley says: I don't know if I can survive until November, this is so exciting!Avatar ImageDawna says: Very excited for the films, but I do expect some level of diappointment. The books are just so good. I wish the films were truer to the books. I definitely won't read them too close to the films coming out. That way I don't compare them as much.Avatar Imagebellaohbella says: i cant waitAvatar Imageroonwit says: Big opera? You mean there's singing?!Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: Shell Cottage seems so far into the book IMO. I like the Snatcher split a lot better. As long as the movies don't seem rushed. I don't want the first movie to have everything squished in and you barely understand it.Avatar Imageblue_rogue says: I'm hoping the two films won't focus entirely on Harry, Ron and Hermione. I'd like to see them go beyond the book and show what Ginny, Neville, Luna, etc. are up to at Hogwarts while the other three are doing there thing.Avatar Imagedeatheater111 says: NO NOT AN OPERA!!!! (I hope it's not going to be in Latin!!!) just kidding! It sounds good! I can't wait!Avatar ImageRRR says: is that Fleur and Bill in the picture?Avatar ImageAll Was Well says: DH II sounds way better than DH I. Avatar Imagetaylor819 says: I'm so excited! And yeah, it would be cool to see what is going on at Hogwarts, too.Avatar ImageKami Malfoy says: The comments sound very promising. I can't wait to see how the first part will look!Avatar ImagetheREALGinnyWeasley says: I am so excited for DH!!!!! We'll see how it turns out!!!Avatar ImageFifi says: I don't really like the way they split it into 2 parts because we'll have to wait a very long time for the 2nd part but I'm really looking forward to it and I hope they keep it as close to the books as they can. :DAvatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I hope that someone uploads scans of these article soon. The content certainly intrigues me.Avatar Imagepotterfan4lyfe says: i was hopping they were gonna split it wen Dobby drops the chandelier at Malfoy Manor to cause a dramatic effect but oh well at least it wont be that much of a cliffhanger Avatar Imagestinka says: I hoping the filmmakers DON'T attempt a cliffhanger. What's the point? We know the 3 principle characters are doing to be in the next film. There's nothing to hang on. Besides, you can't trust Warner Bros with these things. They messed up Matrix 2 with a horrid cliffhanger. LOLAvatar Imagebettb says: Of course, yes, that is Bill & Fleur in the picture; we've already seen the clip. And people should remember, we saw the Burrow on fire -- not destroyed. Who says it could not be repaired? We Muggles do it all the time, and we don't even have magic to help us. There is no reason for the filmmakers to invent some new place to have B&F's wedding when they can still have it at the Burrow, and most likely will.Avatar Imagekellbell says: The battle is going to be awsome!!!!! I can't wait to see the movies but I think that part 2 is going to be out the best one. I've been re-reading the book and I think that the split might be when the 3 are at Luna's house and discover the story about the deathly hollows. Then get attacked. This would be a good split b/c part 1 will be all about horcruxes until the end. So they end it when they are being attacked. So it at the end ppl whom have not read the book will be like what hell just happen?! Avatar ImageToNkS_rip says: cool. i really cant wait 2 finally c it!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageGinnyPotter96 says: i'm soo excited i want this to be the best film eva :DAvatar Imagekatherine102678 says: Should be interesting...Avatar Imagekisoiscute says: no terrificAvatar Imagekisoiscute says: im too exitedAvatar Imagehonoraryweasley1 says: Cannot wait!Avatar ImageLoveTomRiddle says: OMG! I can't wait for the film. I really hope Steve Kloves will not screw this up!Avatar ImageKami Malfoy says: I'm thrilled they aren't going to cut what they couldn't jam into one movie. Two movies will allow for more details, which is great!Avatar Imagemew5645 says: I think that it should be only one movie!!!Avatar ImagePollytomat says: Ooooh! Cant' wait! :)Avatar Imagehermione97 says: So excited!!!Avatar Imageazna70 says: There not giving much away are they !.Avatar ImageHarryRichardsPotter says: it's impossible to leave anything out. I mean c'mon, they'll be worrying they won't have ENOUGH to put in. It's Bill and Fleur in the picture for sure, i have the Blu-Ray copy, and with the trailer on the disc, we have a pretty clear view of their faces. It's deffinatley them. Chill. I hope they don't cut it where i'm like "-.-" but i want enough in the first half. And everything in the second. I hope Dobby looks good. I want the chamber of secrets Dobby, not David Yate's Dobby. I'm also worried about his costume. Will he be in a scarf and hat? Which will be good, but i dunno whether it'll be "Dobby, film version". Kreacher is back, different voice, but back. I want him more youthful, i can't imagine the old decrepid OOTP film version to have tantrums and scream "the mudblood is speaking to me". I'm really looking forward to the 7 Potter's scene!! that should be really clever. D-rad, dressing up as everyone. LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL. I'm worried about the final battle, i can see Yates fudging it up. He has a habbit of doing that. I hope he doesn't ADD new scenes. Theres no need too! David Yates, if you explore this website and see what your fans think, PLEASEEEEEEEE DON'T FLUFF THIS ONE UPPPPPPPPPPPPPP. the OOTP was a faillllllll. Keep it traditional "potter" baby. Ooh and i like the noise the wand made in Prisoner of Azkaban, use it again ;) cheers slap-head xxAvatar ImageAudrey Sunshine says: I AM SOOOOOOOO EXCITED!!!Avatar ImageDoomOwl says: Proper send-off... That's nice - if nothing else, we know they're putting their efforts into respecting all those characters. It's going to be so epic!Avatar Imagekisoiscute says: oooooooohhhhh this is going to be awsomeAvatar Imagekisoiscute says: no aabsalutly wonderfulAvatar Imagekisoiscute says: i hope they foolow the bookAvatar Imageccking says: fine by me.Avatar ImageBech7Raven says: Oh I just can't wait to see it, it's going to be brilliant I'm sure! It sounds like it's gonna be a blast, and if it doesn't I'll never ever forgive them for ruining the last one!!Avatar ImageKami Malfoy says: I hope that Bill & Fleur's wedding is as funny as it is in the book. I'm thinking of the comments from Luna's dad about the garden gnomes, Great Aunt Muriel's inebriated revelations to Harry & Viktor Krum's grumbling "What's the point of being a famous Quidditch player if all the pretty girls are taken?"Avatar ImageHarryJamesPotterROCKS says: I hope it's as epic as David says it is. If DH is a failure (which I can really doubt), it'd be so bad beyond words to us Potter fans.Avatar Imageccking says: fine by me.Avatar ImageDiamondWings says: i see... ACCIO NOVEMBER!!!Avatar ImageHarryJamesPotterROCKS says: I think they're changing the split.Avatar ImageHarryJamesPotterROCKS says: They really should. They can't end it before Malfoy Manor. I think that's really bad.Avatar ImageHarryJamesPotterROCKS says: I wonder what they could take out, though. There is not going to be any Barny. But what else?Avatar ImageHarryJamesPotterROCKS says: A refugee story about three kids cut off from everything they know and everybody they love, being pursued relentlessly by people who want to murder them.... WOW! Really can't wait to see it!Avatar ImageBara says: It certainly sounds promising, but then again all hype directors, actors & writers give sound promising especially when it's their project. They are trying to promote it. I'm just hoping all the excitement doesn't fizzle out.Avatar Imagelunaisawesome says: I HEARED ON POTTERCAST THAT THE DUDE WHO DOES DOBBY SAID HES IN BOTH.... THIS MEANS IT SPLITS AT MALFOY MANOR OR HE PLAYS ANOTHER ROLE...Avatar ImageMaxtina Potter says: Why is the time so slow when you want it to go fast?!Avatar ImageTCunnings says: All I can say is there better be one helluva battle or I will be pissedAvatar ImageBewareoftheNargles says: I hope it's nothing like the HBP movie, I hated how different it was to the book. But I'm glad they're giving the characters a proper send off...Avatar Imagepottermania97 says: I haven't wanted to watch any film more than Deathly Hallows part 1& 2. I hope they do justice to the wonderful book and I'm really glad they decided to split it.Avatar ImageKami Malfoy says: For Dobby to be in both films, the split must be at Malfoy Manor after the Trio is turned over to the Death Eaters by the Snatchers. Perhaps the first part will end with Hermione in Bellatrix's clutches and the others locked up?Avatar ImageKami Malfoy says: I think splitting the films where Josh Herdman said, after Harry, Ron & Hermione get picked up by the Snatchers would work well.Avatar Imagehprocks2700 says: I'm glad they won't leave out much.

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