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

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Posted by: Edward
January 24, 2010, 06:50 PM

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

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2986 Points

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!

Posted by DH Obsessed [ROAR!] on January 27, 2010, 07:41 PM report to moderator
1842 Points

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.

Posted by Bara on January 28, 2010, 06:54 AM report to moderator
1070 Points


23699 Points

Why is the time so slow when you want it to go fast?!

Posted by Maxtina Potter (Aty) on January 28, 2010, 11:07 AM report to moderator
262 Points

All I can say is there better be one helluva battle or I will be pissed

Posted by T-BirdROAR on January 28, 2010, 11:48 AM report to moderator
3987 Points

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…

Posted by BewareoftheNargles {WBM} on January 28, 2010, 03:01 PM report to moderator
430 Points

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.

Posted by pottermania97 *ROAR* on January 29, 2010, 09:16 PM report to moderator
866 Points

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?

Posted by Kami Malfoy on February 02, 2010, 06:01 AM report to moderator
866 Points

I think splitting the films where Josh Herdman said, after Harry, Ron & Hermione get picked up by the Snatchers would work well.

Posted by Kami Malfoy on February 02, 2010, 09:51 PM report to moderator
246 Points

I’m glad they won’t leave out much.

Posted by Nagini's dinner on February 09, 2010, 12:37 PM report to moderator
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