“Deathly Hallows” Film Split Revealed; Images of Xeno, Scrimgeour, Bagshot, and Gregorovitch Online (Update)


Aug 12, 2010

Posted by EdwardTLC

The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly features a cover story on the upcoming “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1″ film, which, at long last, reveals the split for the final installments of the film. High Res scans of the entire EW feature can be found right here thanks to RupertGrint.net. The report features a number interviews with the cast and never before published information about the film. A caution now to readers, for the rest of this post will contain SPOILERS!
Photos from the multipage feature show photographs of Hagrid and Harry on Sirius’ motorbike, Xeno Lovegood in front of his house, Harry reaching for his wand, Ron and Harry sneaking into the Ministry, the Death Eaters before Voldemort, Harry sending off Hedwig, Harry and Hermione in the forest, and many more. We also get our first true looks at Xenophilius, Runcorn, Scrimgeour, Bagshot, and Gregorovitch.
The film, EW reports, “will end at about Chapter 24 of the book, with Voldemort gaining possession of the Elder Wand, one of the three Deathly Hallows that allow the bearer to conquer death.” The article goes on to feature quotes from many of the cast members and director David Yates, who speak in turn about bringing the conclusion of the Potter series to the big screen. They also reveal details about the film; including the final scene the Trio ever filmed together. Quoteage:

The three of them [Radcliffe, Watson, and Grint] are shooting a scene in the Room of Requirement in which Harry, Ron, and Hermione are searching for a Horcrux- in this case, a tiara-like Ravenclaw diadem. Watson and Grint are sopping wet. (In the film, Ron and Hermione have recently destroyed another horcrux in the water and were perused by a Voldemort-shaped tsunami.)

As production on the two films wound down this summer, the three stars faced the prospect of having to film their final scene together. “It was bizarre,” Watson said last week by phone. “Walking on to set that day, there was this incredibly thick atmosphere. It felt like a moment in history. It felt really big.” In the scene, Harry, Ron, and Hermione have broken into the Ministry of Magic. They jinx a woman and drag her into a tiny storage area. So the final frame ever shot of all three actors takes place in a cramped little room. “These characters have been in the most fantaistical situations at Hogwarts- they’ve been in the Dark Forest, all these extraordinary places,” says Yates. “It was an odd way to finish, really.” But poetic, perhaps, considering that the whole series began with a boy who lived in a tiny room under the stairs of a house on Privet Drive. “In a way,” says Yates, “the series started with a cupboard and ended with one.”

The full article can be read right here. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1″ will be in theaters on November 19, while “Deathly Hallows: Part 2″ will arrive on the big screen July 2011. The Fall Movie Preview issue of EW is on newsstands now.
Update: We now have this new photo of Dan Radcliffe as Harry Potter in formal wizard wear brandishing his wand.
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161 Responses to “Deathly Hallows” Film Split Revealed; Images of Xeno, Scrimgeour, Bagshot, and Gregorovitch Online (Update)

Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: Harry and Ginny! The Dark Lord Ascending chapter! Xeno Lovegood! Oh my gosh. These scans are fantastic. I'm not going to read where the split is though. I want to be surprised :DAvatar Imagekatielilly says: I love where they are having the split! That mean the second film will be largely about the battle!Avatar ImageMatea says: awesome pics! brings up memories :)Avatar ImageSoCalSloGal says: FANTASTIC! =) While I was hoping for something a little more 'cliff-hanger' like for the ending (after the Snatchers snatch the trio, Hermione's tortured screams echoing over a black screen), I think this will make an excellent ending to Part I. Giving the audience a change to breathe after what is sure to be a terrifying Malfoy Manor scene may be just what we need to be able to exit the theatre in an organized fashion. Note: The article does mention that the end will be at "about" Chapter 24. Voldemort gets the wand at the END of Chapter 24 ("THE WANDMAKER"), meaning that there will likely be the conversation between Harry and Ollivander that we saw in the original teaser trailer - "What do you know about the Deathly Hallows"). It may end without said conversation, but I doubt it. Very excited. =PAvatar Imageinspired_by_you says: That's a great part to make the split!! Perfect-- I can almost imagine it! Awesome stuff-- ahaha "it started with a cupboard and ends with one." I CANT WAIT Avatar ImageMikeMagpuyo says: I am in tears right now. Gosh.Avatar Imagebluephoenixjojo says: "In the film, Ron and Hermione have recently destroyed another horcrux in the water and were perused by a Voldemort-shaped tsunami." <- uhmmm, WHAT? i dont even understand that....Avatar ImageBookworm_Girl says: Oh my God, these scans are fantastic! They are literally epic, I can't hardly wait for DH part 1 to come out!! :DAvatar ImageBewareoftheNargles says: awesome. i don't know what to say.Avatar ImageBech7Raven says: Oh my god, this article makes me squel - but I'm also crying. It's all ending, it's so sad! Avatar ImagexxIBelieveInNarglesxx says: oh my rowling,i'm over-hyped! and the tsunami shaped voldemort-horcrux thing sounds great :DAvatar ImageFigment says: I'll be getting that tomorrowAvatar ImageFigment says: I'll be getting that tomorrowAvatar ImagexxIBelieveInNarglesxx says: erm,i meant voldemort shaped tsunami :PAvatar ImageThio says: I like the Split... but that doesn't mean much. They could easily change the order of things and put that scene at any moment they want. But awesome ending!!Avatar Imagefloridianhp says: Cant yates get anything right. uggg. hermione n ron dont destroy the horcrux underwater??Avatar Imagelunalovegood97 says: So, this post is going to talk about the LeakyMug that went on at Comic Con. Going by what Melissa and Andrew said, the final shot of part one could be Voldemort going into Dumbledore's grave and getting the wand. From their descriptions, that sounds like an epic ending to part 1!Avatar ImageScarStruck says: *Bursts into tears for the third time today* OOOOOH MY GAWWWWWD. It ended in a cupboard OMG *sobs*Avatar Imagehorsepatronus64 says: i think this may be the final split, they are running out of time to change it again hahaha... but i'm not fussed, i like this split pointAvatar ImageLyndsey says: **DOnt read if you dont want to know the split!** It must end with Voldy holding up the wand over Dumbledores bosy, that would be great! And I like that it ends just as Harry realises he's not supposed to go hunting the Hallows. That was a big moment for him. Are we gonna get to see Ron and Hermione destroying the horcrux in the Chamber???Avatar Imagehorsepatronus64 says: but I AM a little confused about this so called "voldemort shaped tsunami"... maybe that is how they are going to make the cup defend itself? it sounds epic, but a little far fetched. tsunami? yeah, umm...?Avatar Imagehorsepatronus64 says: but I AM a little confused about this so called "voldemort shaped tsunami"... maybe that is how they are going to make the cup defend itself? it sounds epic, but a little far fetched. tsunami? yeah, umm...?Avatar Imageizziewitch says: hmm. I wonder...I think that's the perfect place to split the films (very dramatic), but can't imagine why WB would let EW publish that, since they've been trying so hard to keep it secret. Maybe it's a "red herring" and the split will be some other place entirely.Avatar Imageale-expectopatronum says: floridianhp- Yates didn't do anything wrong, he included something that was implied in the books, but not shown. Hermione and Ron go into the Chamber of secrets and destroy the horcrux there. but we don't know HOW they destroy it or what happened in there. SO that's what Yates ADDED a scene showing how ron and hermione destroy the Horcrux so stop complainingAvatar Imageizziewitch says: I like the tsunami effect! The cup had to fight back, as the locket did. I was always a bit disappointed that Jo didn't write what it did as Hermione destroyed it.Avatar Imageale-expectopatronum says: also, it doesn't say they destroy the horcrux underwater, it says there is a voldemort-shaped tsunami which could work since it's down by the chambers and. it's a big place, and it's connected to the plumbing= water = when the horcrux is destroyed it will cause a flood in the chamberAvatar Imageale-expectopatronum says: also, it doesn't say they destroy the horcrux underwater, it says there is a voldemort-shaped tsunami which could work since it's down by the chambers and. it's a big place, and it's connected to the plumbing= water = when the horcrux is destroyed it will cause a flood in the chamberAvatar ImageNoble Birth Descending says: I am not ready for the end.Avatar Imagehermionenluna TZS ROAR! says: ooh nice split i think.... hmmm ill wait and see for myself tho!!!Avatar ImageMr. Brightside says: Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesss! There is blood again on Emma's hand! I don't understand why we have to see Ron & Hermione destroying the cup though. I wonder if Jo herself told them how the cup defended itself. I mean a tsunami...?Avatar Imageale-expectopatronum says: mr. brightside, because the audience needs to know ALL horcruxes were destroyed, if they just skip over that people are going to go "they missed one!" also ron and hermione deserve to have their heroe moment tooAvatar Imagehallowman says: lovie it voldy cast the light in the sky (form trailer) TO BE CONCLUDEDAvatar Imagerealspace says: This is about as late in the book as they could reasonably make the split. I predicted they'd split at the snatchers "We've got POTTER!" and start part 2 with Malfoy Manor. But I'm satisfied with their choice. If you think about it, the majority of part 2 will be just one day in the life of Harry Potter.Avatar Imagealexzander64lubin says: I wanna look, but im forcing myself to wait till i get the issueAvatar Imageaval says: yay! I'm really happy with where they chose to split it! There going to have to cover a lot of stuff ion the first part to, but i guess gringotts and the battle will take a LONG time...Avatar ImageHPJOSIAHHP says: The Elder Wand??!!! Really!!! That seems kinda late if you ask me!! The movie better be 3 hours at least then and Part 2 should be at least 2 and a half!!! I hope!!Avatar ImageJTEL99 says: "A Voldemort-shaped tsunami?" Well that's new, lol! Avatar Imagefindthefourth says: THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! I love this split. Love it. I have to go Squee now.Avatar ImageWandcrafter says: I was really worried about the Voldy-shaped tsunami, until I read someone's reminder that the Chamber of Secrets had that pool in it. Ok - I'm good now. As for the person who said we don't know how the cup was destroyed, that's not true - it was stabbed with a basilisk tooth. Basilisk venom is one of the things that can destroy horocruxes. I agree that the split seems awfully late, but then, there's all of the planning, the break-in at the ministry, the return to Hogwarts, the events in the Room of Requirement, the long battle, Harry's end and return, and the epilog... lots to fit into movie b. I hope they're both 3 hours long!!!Avatar ImageEeyore says: I really hope the first part is long. It covers 501 pages in the book, while the second movie will only cover 258. (Yes, I looked it up, because that scene seems very late to me.) I can see how Voldemort recovering the Elder Wand will work dramatically. I just worry that a lot of the stuff that happens before will be cut or changed. We really don't see Ron and Hermione destroying the cup. They tell Harry about it in a very few moments. So if we are now seeing it happen, then something else is going to be left out. Don't get me wrong. I'm still excited about the movies, but I have a lot of reservations any time they start changing and adding things that weren't there. A tsunami? Really? Is that necessary? I don't think so. Reminds me of the destruction of the Burrow in HBP, which was so totally unnecessary and not at all in the book, implied or otherwise.Avatar ImageGryffindor_Girl_xx says: *hyperventilating* TOO.DAMN.GOOD. I am now prepared to forgive Yates for the ruin of HBP. This makes up for it. AND we know where the split is, we have footage, exclusive imformation and, from what I have read about it (aka EVERYTHING!!!!!), it looks like DH is going to be ... THE MOST TOTALLY FREAKIN' ABSOLUTELY WITHOUT A DOUBT DOBBY'S SOCK EPICALLY OHMYROWLING VOLDY-POO COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY FANTASTICLY BRILLIANTLY AMAZINGLY PERFECTLY FABULOUSLY AWESOMELY SUPERCALAFRALISTICEXPIALADOHSHOUSLY GREAT FILM THAT EVER HAS AND EVER SHALL GRACE THE EARTH AND IT MUST GO DOWN IN HISTORY AND MUST OUTSHINE EVERYTHING AND KICK TWILIGHT ASS FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LONG LIVE HP!!!!!!!!!!!!!! x) Avatar ImageGryffindor_Girl_xx says: P.S: Yes, I am Harry Potter crazy. x) DHDHDHDHDHHURRYUPDH!Avatar ImageTJAW96 says: the split is awesome!I was in dire need to see malfoy manor in part 1..and i thought it would be kind of awkward if it was in part 2. That means that the first part would end with Voldemort shooting the sparks(or lightning) into the air once he has retrieved the elder wand! The Voldemort shaped tsunami must be when ron and hermione go into the chamber of secrets..am i right???...how could it end with a cupboard?!?!?!i find that to be rather odd since that doesn't happen in the book.AMAZING SPLIT!!!!Avatar ImageTJAW96 says: and we saw the end of part 1 in the trailer when voldemort shot the lightning in the air!:DAvatar Imagekiwimci says: I'm all for this. Part II will be non stop. I love all these scans all the pictures are gorgeous. I love the winter feel of Part I. And my God Ron and Hermione versus Voldemort tsunami! Genius I can't wait! Really hope the doesn't mean they kiss all wet, or maybe they kiss before the destroy the cup. I can't wait though. It'll be cool to see Ron and Hermione on their own in a an action while Harry is doing something elsewhere. These films are gonna be great... I just don't want to see them!! Then it'll all be over I'm so excited now and trying hard not to think of the last time I got exited about an EW fall exclusive. (they pushed back HBP the day after it was released)Avatar ImageTJAW96 says: i also wonder if they will end it with"To Be Continued..."what do you guys think?Avatar ImageWeenyOwl says: I don't think that's "Harry reaching for his wand at Bathilda's." That curved counter and the gaily painted cabinets scream "the Lovegoods' pepperpot-shaped house as decorated by Luna" to me! Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Omigosh!! It sounds amazing! I just got all shivery and sweaty palms and hyperventally. Ohhhhhhh I am so excited!!!Avatar Imagesirius17 says: rhys ifans looks spot on as xenophilius wow that is exactly how i pictured himAvatar Imagehalfbloodprincesss says: LOVE IT!! especially the pictures they are amazing!Avatar Imagekatielilly says: Voldemort shaped tsunami?!?Avatar ImageSashaSabrina says: I seriously seriously cannot wait any longer. I am soo so so so excited for this film, It looks amazing. I really hope it lives up to my expectations. This is the last chance for them to do good. I hope it lives up to the book xAvatar Imagecenyt says: more than the cupboard... Harry arrived at and left form #4 Privet Dr. on Hagrid's bike. that's Jo's poetry!Avatar Imageclawtooth35 says: Not where I would've liked the split to be, but I can see why they did it.Avatar Imageowlsocks says: Love Xeno Lovegood! Great look, great actor!Avatar Imagelunaisawesome says: AHHH!!!! AHHHHH!!! AHHH!!!! AHHHHH!!! AHHH!!!! AHHHHH!!! AHHH!!!! AHHHHH!!! AHHH!!!! AHHHHH!!! AHHH!!!! AHHHHH!!! AHHH!!!! AHHHHH!!! AHHH!!!! AHHHHH!!! AHHH!!!! AHHHHH!!! AHHH!!!! AHHHHH!!! AHHH!!!! AHHHHH!!! AHHH!!!! AHHHHH!!! AHHH!!!! AHHHHH!!! AHHH!!!! AHHHHH!!! AHHH!!!! AHHHHH!!! AHHH!!!! AHHHHH!!! AHHH!!!! AHHHHH!!! AHHH!!!! AHHHHH!!! AHHH!!!! AHHHHH!!! AHHH!!!! AHHHHH!!! AHHH!!!! AHHHHH!!! AHHH!!!! AHHHHH!!! AHHH!!!! AHHHHH!!! AHHH!!!! AHHHHH!!! AHHH!!!! AHHHHH!!! AHHH!!!! AHHHHH!!! AHHH!!!! AHHHHH!!! AHHH!!!! AHHHHH!!! AHHH!!!! AHHHHH!!! AHHH!!!! AHHHHH!!! AHHH!!!! AHHHHH!!! AHHH!!!! AHHHHH!!! AHHH!!!! AHHHHH!!! AHHH!!!! AHHHHH!!! AHHH!!!! AHHHHH!!! AHHH!!!! AHHHHH!!! AHHH!!!! AHHHHH!!! AHHH!!!! AHHHHH!!! AHHH!!!! AHHHHH!!! AHHH!!!! AHHHHH!!! AHHH!!!! AHHHHH!!! AHHH!!!! AHHHHH!!! Avatar ImageJaneMarple9 says: Great article!Avatar Imagelupintonksteddyfan99 says: Sounds cool but I think they should end it when the snatchers come and they say something like,"Well, well,well, look who we have here." and then end the movie, but it's still cool. What's all about a Voldemort tsunami? Oooohhhh I can't wait.Avatar ImageCarinaPotter says: Oh my wizard god! Sounds amazing... I really, really, REALLY cannot wait! The split place seems perfect... When reading DH, that's where I always envisioned the split would be. All of the pics look really good! AND HARRY/GINNY! *dies*Avatar ImageEgor says: He has Draco's wand on the cover; Awesome!Avatar ImageDawna says: Perfect!Avatar Imagemagicmaniac says: ssssoooooooooo ccccccooooooolllllllllllll!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageYodatheHobbit says: floridianhp*ROAR* Stop being so stupid. We don't know what happened in the COS, other than Hermione destroyed the cup.Avatar ImageEgor says: I guess we actually get to see Ron and Hermione destroy Hufflepuff's cup down in the Chamber of Secrets. I assume that would be where they encounter the Voldemort shaped tsunami.Avatar ImageYodatheHobbit says: Then don't have reservations. This is not the book. This is not supposed to be the book.Avatar Imageabandonedboyjon says: 'tsunami' is just ew's word. I'm guessing all the water from the chamber amasses and turns into a wave which has a voldy face. I mean, if the FX are as good as what they did with water in the 5th film, it will be good. also, does any think bill night looks like a bizarro Jennifer Saunders in that picture!?Avatar Imagegeminidreamatl29 says: i think thats way to far into the book for the split. part 2 is only going to be like 100 minutes. very disappointedAvatar Imageabandonedboyjon says: and by bill night I mean nighy.Avatar ImageSindi says: Sounds good, Pictures are great! But Nothing beats actually watching it! :D Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: its totally worth getting a paper copy guysAvatar ImagePetra says: so excited! It's totally awesome !Avatar Imagestarfishes16 says: Though I absolutely hated splitting the deathly hallows into two movies, i gotta admit, this is pretty cool. :D Avatar ImageHudMug1712 says: i love the split not where i would have put it but it sounds great the tsunami is pissing me off because once again its adding stuff in when they dont have room for everything true to begin with. it sounds good but grrrr ffs jk didnt want that. and the pictures look awesome, although harry reaching for his wand looks more like a round querky kitchen that id expect at the lovegoods, not bathilda'sAvatar ImageFereverto says: He said the filming ended in a cupboard. They shoot these things out of sequence. I doubt the movie ends in a cupboard. Anyhow, I can't wait to see it.Avatar Imagezoltan42 says: This phrasing is interesting. "The three of them [Radcliffe, Watson, and Grint] are shooting a scene in the Room of Requirement in which Harry, Ron, and Hermione are searching for a Horcrux- in this case, a tiara-like Ravenclaw diadem." Having Ginny hide the potion's book seemed a set up for her leading to where it was, that she recognized the diadem when she hid the book. I guess not, just -- maybe -- telling them where it is.Avatar Imagenwrosey says: ahhhhhhhhhhhhh ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh "breathe nate, breathe" ahhhhhhhhhhh CHAMBER OF SECRETS SCENE!!!!! REVEAL OF SPLIT! ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Avatar Imagepotterfan4lyfe says: Voldemort tsunami?? wtf?!?! AGHHH THIS IS SO TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I looked for the magazine at Target and IT WASNT THERE! Ughh got me REALLY ticked off.Avatar Imagehermy007 says: seriously, i was thinking about where the split would be this morning before i saw this article, and i was thinking that when voldy gets the elder wand would make a great ending to part 1. i think that they'll introduce shell cottage, have dobbys funeral, and talk to griphook (maybe) near end of movie, but i think that harry would have his conversation with ollivander at the beginning of part 2, to sort of recap stuff about the deathly hallows. (i have a feeling xeno would have introduced the trio to the deathly hallows, but not give them the full story like in the book.) then, sometime after that conversation, they'll do a flash of voldemort getting the wand from dumbledore's grave. just a guess, though. 98 days!!!Avatar ImageCatherine says: OMG! that was one of my guesses....but obviously not the first. i thought it would be a little more cliff-hanger, but hey, its a good place to stop (they need the time in the 2nd movie for the big finale scenes!) the scans are fantastic though! ...but im confused about the destroying a horcrux in water though...especially a voldy shaped tsunami....Avatar Imagehermy007 says: when i saw this article, i really couldn't believe what i was seeing, i thought that wb was going to wait longer to reveal the split. does anyone think that wb is doing this because they want to butter up the fans who are still furious about the non release of the comic con and japanese dh clips?Avatar Imageigo2pigfarts says: im gonna cry...Avatar Imageazaadpotter says: Great acans but im not going to see the split!!!Avatar ImagePaintTheSky says: Additional Chamber of Secrets scene? I'm for it!Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: I like the split too... if they keep everything in order, then it's right after Malfoy Manor and when the trio is at Shell Cottage. Seems fitting to me. :D Oh I'm so EXCITED!!Avatar Imagevicki_the_house_elf says: I love love LOVE this! I thought they might end it with The Snatchers showing up, so they can make a big cliffhanger from it, but i think its a great idea to end it with the Elder wand (that means we'll get Dobbys funeral in part one, yes!). I'm ok with the tsunami thing, maybe the cup defends its self (like the locket does) and produces a giant water Voldermort (or maybe a water Basilisk?) to try and drown Hermione and Ron, that would look pretty cool! I am so hopeful for this film, but then again i was hopeful for HBP and that was terrible, i haven't watched it since i saw it in the cinema, i detest what they did to my favourite book! And the pictures, i agree with WeenyOwl those pastel kitchen cupboards have to be Loony Luna's :) The pic of Emma is gorgeous! Loving how enormous Bellatrix's hair has got! :D I am sooooo excited, but also terrified, if they screw this up i don't think i could ever forgive them. :/ ARRRRRRRRRHHHHHHHHHH SQUEEEEEEEEE :)Avatar Imagevicki_the_house_elf says: ^ Long post, sorry :)Avatar Imagehermy007 says: i just realized something, i really don't think tha thatt picture of harry reaching for something is at bathilda's, it looks more like he's at the lovegoods, when the death eaters come a-knockin'. to me, it looks like the background of the lovegoods kitchen, everything looks all circular, like the table behind harry... once again, a guess.Avatar Imagevicki_the_house_elf says: Can someone tell me if this magazine is sold in the UK?? Please :)Avatar Imagecritterfur says: I'll try to be gentle with the following statement. For all my fellow Potter fans who are angered regarding the fact that a scene has been added to the Deathly Hallows films that wasn't necessarily in the book (the "Voldemort tsunami" that was mentioned)...I thought we were over this, people. I'm betting that those of you who are still upset that things get left out of the film adaptations (or changed) also have a copy of the book itself at hand. If so, whip it out, read the scenes exactly as they are written, and envision those scenes in your mind (wow, it's almost like a little movie in your head, isn't it? Pretty cool). Now put the book down, take a deep breath, and accept the fact that the movie is going to be a different animal than the book. Going back as far as 1939 with the adaptation of the Wizard of Oz, filmmakers have created different visions of films than their counter-part books (Dorothy's slippers were originally silver, there were no farmhand duplicates of her three Oz companions, also no Elmira Gulch or Professor Marvel, etc). The first 30 minutes or so of the Wizard of Oz (everything leading up to the twister) was not in the original novel at all, and because all of that storyline was added in, things that were in the book were cut out (like when Dorothy and her friends get stuck at a river, or have to jump over a chasm to escape a pursuing animal). This means that the story gets changed and streamlined, and yes, it totally makes sense to cut out something and replace it with something of an equal length, because the new scene might more easily condense multiple ideas into one scene. Jo Rowling herself is quoted (in quite a few places) as having said she encouraged Steve Kloves and all the Potter directors to add their own elements to the films (including cutting and replacing scenes). I wouldn't dream of second-guessing her. And just for the record, I'm going to make an educated guess and say that (like many people posting here have already surmised) Ron and Hermione obviously go down into the Chamber of Secrets and attempt to destroy the horcrux there, and we get to see a scene that was previously only implied...that's what's cool about an adaptation...in the novel The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, the final battle is explained second-hand in about one paragraph, while in the film, we actually get to SEE the entire battle. Avatar Imagevicki_the_house_elf says: ^ Condescending much?!Avatar Imagehermy007 says: hear hear. personally, i trust yates' judgement, along with jo's. the tsunami scene sounded good to me, i was just happy that they're going to actually show ron and hermione down in the chamber of secrets destroying the cup. who cares if they add in that? i've decided a long time ago that it's unrealistic to believe and bank on the fact that the filmakers are going to add in every specific detail from the books, and not add in anything, even if it counteracts my fan mentality. they want to make this the best potter yet, but they also want to make this a experience that we will not easily forget, for both fanatics and non fanatics alike. if jo is okay with these changes, and these changes will make for an epic ending to this epic franchise it's good enough for me :)Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: i'm in flippin' tears! but. it's an awesome related feeling.Avatar Imageshi suisen says: omg I can't wait... Liking the split... So expecting lotsa action and battle in Part 2. And the movie's out on 19th, last day of A levels. Excellent XDAvatar Imageblackhair says: Well i think they have changed a lot I think Ron/Hermione destroying the Slytherin's Locket is what we are gonna see when they say the couple battle it out with Voldemort tsunami The reason behind that would be as we know when Harry opens up the locket using parseltounge and Harry tells Ron to stab the locket and the locket tries to protect itself by creating false impersona of Harry n Hermione and tries to play with Ron's mind that Harry n Hermione are together and finally they kiss which if done in front of Hermiione would be more effective then in Harry's presence and i think its when Hermione and Ron would kiss each other unlike the final battle in the book I think the timing of their kiss in the book was uncalled for and too rushed and if my guess is correct then i think their kiss would be more purposeful and more beautifulAvatar Imageblackhair says: well abt the snaps we got to see i really the one of Harry/Ginny together. And then Hagrid n Harry on Sirius MotorbikeAvatar Imagehermy007 says: yes, where i am, 97 more days until dh part 1!!Avatar Imageimaginemagic says: It says "at about Chapter 24 of the book, with Voldemort gaining possession of the Elder Wand, one of the three Deathly Hallows that allow the bearer to conquer death." I think maybe as Olivander is telling Harry what he knows about the Deathly Hallows, which was in the first trailer, it will go back and forth between their discussion and Voldemort taking the wand, then end at somewhat of a cliffhanger :)Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: Harry and Ginny! The Dark Lord Ascending chapter! Xeno Lovegood! Oh my gosh. These scans are fantastic. I’m not going to read where the split is though. Avatar ImageThe Hollow says: So I see that Hedwig has been given a reprieve in Deathly Hallows? In the book, she is killed by the killing curse and Harry has to set her and the side-car on fire, but it appears here that all Harry will do is just release her into the skies...I think that's a big change, and quite unfair. I mean, if Dobby has to die in this film, then so does Hedwig - both were important deaths that affected Harry's journey. Avatar ImageNess95 says: oh, my godness, it's greatAvatar ImageMistic Willow says: WOW the pictures are AWESOME!!! I feel it is a TERRIFIC PLACE TO HAVE THE SPLIT!!! THAT WAY THEY CAN DEVOTE MOST OF THE 2ND MOVIE TO THE BATTLE AT HOGWARTS, AND THE FINAL DUEL BETWEEN HARRY AND VOLDEMORT AND AFTER THE BATTLE, AND SEEING THEIR CHILDREN!!! IT IS GOING TO BE SO AWESOME!!!!!Avatar ImageDawna says: Love the additional picture, but it doesn't look like formal wizard wear. It looks more like a Muggle blazer...Avatar ImageGryffindor_Girl_xx says: Why they added the extra scene with Ron and Hermione and the Horcrux: THE SPLIT IS QUITE FAR IN SO THE SECOND HALF WOULD BE SHORTER THAN THE FIRST HALF BY QUITE A BIT IF THEY FOLLOWED IT EXACTLY TO THE BOOK. *THIS IS WHY THEY ADDED THAT SCENE AND THE "WHY DO YOU LIVE?" ONE!!!!!!!!!! TO MAKE IT LONGER AND THEREFORE LONGER UNTIL IT'S ALL OVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!* Understand now? They aren't cutting or replacing scenes with these ones, they are adding them to lengthen the HP experience. So STOP MOANING MYRTLEING!!!!!!!!!! Thank You That is all.Avatar Imagethundermountain7 says: i don’t want to read it until i get the magazineAvatar Imagecritterfur says: To Vicki the House Elf...Yeah, I know that I was pretty condescending in my last post (which is why I prefaced the whole statement by saying I would try to be "gentle"...believe me, I could have been much more vindictive, but what's the point?). Sometimes I just feel a little overwhelmed by statements from other fans that I thought had been resolved or explained way back when Movie One came out. If you didn't understand the process of a book-to-film adaptation then, that's okay...you had the second film as an example. Then the 3rd, the 4th, the 5th...If we're on the last Potter movie and you still haven't realized that something will be getting cut and something will be added, and are still indignant about it, that seems a bit childish, so I guess I was sarcastically speaking as if to a child. I'm totally okay with people getting angry with how those scenes play out (they aren't always good for the story), or if the acting is bad in a film, or if the special effects look lame, etc. But to criticize the fact that the film isn't going to exactly follow the book, and not even give the director or writer a chance to show you a new vision, just seems silly at this point. Also, to Gryffindor Girl...you might have a point regarding the announced scene addition (I'm sure there will be many more) and its relation to the perceived shortened length of the second part of Deathly Hallows. But one can't go by page count alone. Even though the first part seems heavily front-loaded (500 something pages) and the second part seems light (200 something pages), you have to remember that the first part features quite a bit of fleeing from Death Eaters, camping, packing up, moving on, camping again, etc. With a movie adaptation, often all those scenes (which might have taken pages and pages to tell in a book) are shown in some montage-like segment, usually amounting to a minute or two. And what seems like a light page count for the second part of the film...well, one has to take into account the fact that a battle which is described in a few paragraphs in a novel often takes much more time and effort to show in a film (the battle of Helm's Deep is only a few paragraphs in the novel The Two Towers...in the film it's something like 40 minutes long...same goes for the battle at the end of the first Narnia book). I think I've said my peace for the most part, but just know that even with two whole movies to play with, stuff will get cut out of the storyline and replaced with other scenes, or moved to a different section then it originally was, or have something added to it that wasn't there previously, and it's not just because of length. It's because a movie has completely different pacing than a novel, and sometimes things which work on a page just don't work in the movie, no matter how one tries. Avatar Imagecritterfur says: Sorry those posts were so long, I tend to get carried away. I'll try to keep it short from now on...Avatar ImageWeenyOwl says: Critterfur, I'm one of the people who beefs the loudest about changes to the story made by the film directors, and I too know a thing or two about the moviemaking process, having worked for a filmmakers' professional association for a number of years and previously been married for two decades to an independent video producer. I think there are several reasons why you come off as condescending: 1) You assume that the people who object to the changes know nothing about the differences between artforms. 2) You assume that we expect every single scene in a movie to be verbatim the same as in the book. You're wrong on both counts. The vast majority of viewers realize that some incidental material always has to go, in order for a movie to come in under four hours. (Actually I can remember a time when movies longer than that were made, with an intermission in the middle, which I wouldn't mind seeing return - but modern film distribution and screening practices don't make room for that, obviously. And I digress.) The problem with the HP movies has been the bad artistic and narrative choices made by the directors, based on marketing experts' notions of what movie audiences want to see (i.e., lots of big, noisy action scenes). They have sacrificed too much exposition (to the point where a non-reader would have trouble following the story, in some cases) and character development, not to mention the wonderful humor of the books, to make room for unnecessarily long action set pieces, like the totally gratuitous burning of the Burrow in HBP. For my money, the worst film version was GOF, where the critical return-of-Voldy-via-the-Crouches plot was slashed to the point of being completely impossible to follow - sacrificed to make room for the dragon in Task 1 breaking loose from its chains and chasing Harry around for 15 minutes and the shrubbery dragging him and Cedric around in Task 3. You cite the rendering of the Battle of Helm's Deep in 'The Two Towers' as an example of permissible artistic license on the part of a filmmaker visualizing a beloved book. That scene was indeed very long, but I didn't hear LOTR-lovers complaining about it so much as they did about the ridiculous and unnecessary inserted scene of Aragorn falling off a cliff into a river (as if enough bad stuff didn't already happen to these characters to keep the pace lively). As you point out, narrative compression techniques like montages are readily available to people working in the film medium to move things along, and one picture can indeed be worth a thousand words. But the HP directors have not relied so much on these time-tested approaches as they have on opting for cramming in as many monsters and explosions as possible to appease the masses - as if enough millions of people wouldn't come to see these flicks without them! So please, can the 'sarcastically speaking as if to a child.' We KNOW that we're not going to get all our favorite tiny nuances, subplots or minor characters on the big screen - not even if they make TV mini-series versions in the future. But we object vociferously to the obviously bad choices made by people who clearly don't 'get' the books, and we will continue to do so if it happens again in the final films.Avatar ImageL. Ravenclaw says: does anyone know what the hell is: ‘’wye do you live?’’ ‘’becouse ive got something worth living for" scene in the trailer?? can’t remember it from the books??? PLZ HELP!Avatar ImageL. Ravenclaw says: does anyone know what the hell is: ‘’wye do you live?’’ ‘’becouse ive got something worth living for" scene in the trailer?? can’t remember it from the books??? PLZ HELP!Avatar ImageL. Ravenclaw says: does anyone know what the hell is: ‘’wye do you live?’’ ‘’becouse ive got something worth living for" scene in the trailer?? can’t remember it from the books??? PLZ HELP!Avatar Imageteigaga says: the split is perfect in order to make part 1 the best film it could possibly be but it results in a weaker part 2. I know people will say gringotts, the battle of hogwarts, its build up, dumbledores past and the epiloge are all big events but realistically all of that will be coverd in 1h45mins max. Any longer and they would be stretching the source material far too thin. The Director has no choice but to include 30-40mins of completely news scenes in all order for the second part not to feel like 1 overly long, drawn out battle.The Earliest they could've ended part 1 is when the trio get captured but even then the part 2 too would still be short of material. if they ended it any earlier than that part 1 would feel incomeplete. They should be aming for a running time of around 2h20mins for each film. My bets on part 1 being the superior film, its has the most unique settings and set peices, its where the trio go through their emotional arc and will feel completely freshAvatar Imagechanngalambeatrice says: Does anyone konw where to buy one in Hong Kong?Avatar Imagegirlatty1 says: Exciting - but yeah it's coming to an end.Avatar Imageforgetmenot_007 says: AHA!!! Now I CAN'T WAIT!!!Avatar Imageharrypotterfreak101 says: I don't know what to say.........Harry Potter has finally ended and after the movie releases, Harry Potter will just be history....Avatar ImageAsi says: Oh my God !!!!Avatar ImageProf Thicky says: GREAT ! - I really wanted the split to be where they are on the bank of the lake and the dragon is soaring away - Harry ' sees' Voldy breaking open the tomb and says " HE'S at Hogwarts ! " Cut !!!Avatar ImageFastbak says: I really think they must have build up how important the Elder Wand is to make that the climax of Part 1. WeenyOwl, you know I hear a lot of people complain how unnecessary the burning of the Burrows was and that it was a set piece added to the HBP. However it's basically just rearranging the Death Eater attack on Hogwarts(a big set piece in itself, and essentially repeating the battle in OOTP) in the HBP book from the end to the middle of the movie and leaving the ending to be about Snape killing Dumbledore.Avatar Imagekiwimci says: I like that new updated Harry picture, it's alot better than the HBP promo piks of Harry. They always looked weird and airbrushed. Potter looks good here, good pictureAvatar Imagekiwimci says: I think people have to remember HP is a blockbuster. Blockbuster-popcorn-fare have effects. It's expected of the genre. And to be honest the only plot that was difficult to follow for the uninitiated was likely HBP.Avatar Imagekiwimci says: Also there's no way Part 2 will be thinly spread plot wise. You can easily adapt that 24 hours into an awesome action movie. It isn't all battle there are loads of strand of story happening, I hope it's gonna be a great send offAvatar Imageget1nexttime says: I'm buying my copy this weekend! (jumping up and down) :0)Avatar Imagejeannemcl says: I just reread the end of the chapter. I can visualize the entire scene. It's going to be a great ending to the first film.Avatar ImageeiVega says: I'm confused about the part when they say the last scene together is them in a closest. Did they not film the Epilogue together? Did they shoot that individually? Or did they have to go back and rework the Ministry scene? I thought everyone was saying the epilogue was the final film day.Avatar ImageYodatheHobbit says: "1) You assume that the people who object to the changes know nothing about the differences between artforms." That because 90% of Harry Potter fans online don't.Avatar Imagehermione97 says: I'm so excited about the film, just can't wait til November!!! :)Avatar Imagecaomoyl says: Hmmm..I thought the split would have been better a chapter earflier...just as Dobby dies..an then have part 2 start at his funeralAvatar Imagevicki_the_house_elf says: I agree 100% with what WeenyOwl says. I know perfectly well that not every thing in a book can make it on screen, that scenes get cut, moved around, added too to help explain the plot. (though i don't work in the television/movie business i know a reasonable amount of how a tv show or film is produced after learning about the process invovled in making Doctor Who). But i think the point with HBP was that the story and the characters were changed so much it was barely recognisable as HP. The character of Harry changed so severely i just wanted to punch him five minutes into the film! And the addition of the burning of the burrow was confused, never explained (in the film) and afterwards was casually cut back to everyone being happy when the Weasleys had just seen their house burnt to the ground. (And don't even get me started on the fact that they didn't give Dumbledore his beautiful funeral!, they could have easily removed the burning burrow and the stupid cafe scene and given Dumbledore the send off he deserved!) They missed out so many things that were absolutely essential to DH, so much so that i'm not sure how they're going to explain these things to the people who don't read the books (like my mum, she's never read the books, and she was so confused by HBP that for a few days after seeing the film, i tried desperately to explain the plot to her, but she ended up even more confused!). Anyway the point i'm making is that, we as fans, have a right to expect that the integrity of the books we love remains the same on screen, because without us there wouldn't be any film.Avatar Imagecritterfur says: To WeenyOwl...Thanks for the intelligent reply to my overly-long posts. I think there may be some misconceptions, however, in terms of your statements about how I think about things. I don't assume that anyone complaining about new footage wants the books to be reproduced verbatim on the screen...I stated in my second post that the new scenes don't always work, and that it's totally within reason to criticize or dislike those scenes. I was, however, making a more general statement in my first post to all the people who posted things along the line of, "Wait a minute, Voldemort Tsunami? Harry lets Hedwig go? Those weren't in the book! Oh no!" People who were complaining about the fact that there were going to be changes, additions, or deletions, rather than whether they were going to be conducive to the storyline or not. I hate to bring up Lord of the Rings again, but Peter Jackson chose to give the character Arwen a much greater character arc in the films than in the original novels (where she basically sits at home and waits for Aragorn, sewing a banner for him). One could complain that those added scenes of Arwen take away from scenes that could have offered even more exposition (and the die-hard fanboys get upset that Arwen basically replaced another character, Glorfindel). But for the films, having Arwen's plot expand, even if it means sacrificing other characters or exposition, makes sense. You mention the dragon scene in Goblet of Fire. Would you rather they had stuck to the scene as it was in the book, with Harry hovering in the same place for a few minutes before taking one dive and grabbing the egg? In the novel it works because we see Harry's thought process, and how he's trying to outsmart the dragon...it's all internalized. In a film, you have to SHOW things, and anything which takes more than 30 seconds or so to explain often means that an audience will lose patience. Look at Prisoner of Azkaban...I loved how the novel wove the whole plot of Peter's betrayal of the Potters, and the whole thing about the Secret Keeper, and the Fidelius Charm, etc. But to explain all of that to a non-fan audience would just take too much effort, so in the film they reduced it to, "Peter Pettigrew told Voldemort where the Potters were". That simple. You get the exact same effect...their friend betrayed them...and that's all the audience really needs to know. As for the controversial Burrow scene from Half-Blood Prince...let's be honest...One major reason it was invented is because the movie was slowing down, getting a little too talky. It works fine in a book, where you can read a chapter at a time, and slowly absorb a little exposition here, a little there. But a movie can't stop for three minutes and have characters talking about how dangerous the Wizarding World is now...instead, the director and writer chose to take those three minutes and SHOW the viewers that no place is safe, not even the Burrow. Also, it gave an opportunity to show Bellatrix's cruel streak, Harry's concern for Ginny and vice-versa...all in one scene. Many people on here are older and experienced, it's true, but many are not. Many people wonder aloud on posts why things have to be changed, or removed, or whatever, and sometimes it just gets a little tiring. By the way, I can mention plenty of additions to the Potter films that I absolutely loved, maybe even more so than the book, so it's not a completely negative thing to have change. Avatar Imagecritterfur says: By the way, I completely understand the frustrations of having a non-Harry Potter fan misunderstand the plotline of the films. I read the first 4 Potter books in a marathon session before the 1st film came out, and I can remember trying to explain to my mother, after watching the 1st film with her, about some of the stuff that was left out, but guess what? She didn't care, and the additional stuff didn't make any sense to her without putting it in context. In other words, to make someone who hasn't read Harry Potter understand it on the level as someone who has, you basically have to get them to read the book. No film will ever serve the same purpose, no matter how faithful to the source material. Most people who only watch the Potter films (and don't read the books) don't really care about enjoying the story on multiple levels...they want it simplified and condensed (even if that might be frustrating to those of us who know how witty and epic the story can be). I think the movies are great because they potentially allow people to discover the books, and they work great as popcorn entertainment, but that's all we can expect out of them, really. Avatar Imagenagini1025 says: OH MY POTTER! I like, want to CRY, THAT SPLIT PART IS SO AMAZINGLY PERFECT!!Avatar Imagenagini1025 says: and eiVega, yeah, I think they had to go back and re-do the MoM scene.Avatar Imagevicki_the_house_elf says: @critterfur I completely agree with your last sentence, i watched the films first (1,2 and 3) and thought 'wow this an amazing world, i need to learn more about it', bought the books, absolutely fell in love with them, then returned to the films and saw them as pale imitations of the books (which is painful to admit). The films just don't have that Potterness, (i'm using the word Potterness because i can't describe the feeling i get when reading the books, well, not without sounding like a nutter!), that the books have so wonderfully. And i do love the films, but i absolutely adore the books, so its hard for me (and i'm guessing many other people too) to switch off the little voice that says "that wasn't in the book", not matter how hard i try. I feel bad for the people who won't read the books, they're missing out on all the magic. (that last bit was a bit cheesy, but o well) :)Avatar Imagevicki_the_house_elf says: It's suddenly got all depressing, i'll lighten the mood with a little help from Dumbledore "nitwit!, blubber!, oddment!, tweak!" thank you :) *takes a bow*Avatar Imageteigaga says: Im slightly worried that with the added time to play with they might stick to the book a bit too closely and not flex their creativity just to please sum hardcore fans. exposition for the sake of exposition should be avoided. It would have made much more sense for them to replace the characters of bill and fleur with lupin and tonks. Theres no point trying to introduce new characters who hav no revelance to the story, its a waste of screen time. We all know lupin and tonks need more screen time to develop their relation with harry, which is pretty imprtant considering he becomes the godfather of their child. andI hope they extend the chase at the begining of the book into a motoreway chase, i hope they show hermione jinxing her parents and i hope they use the scenes at the ministry make use of sum of the rooms from the departments of misteries that were mising from OOTP, cos that scene could be realy impressive. people complaining about DD funeral, its probably gonna b in the openning of part 1. Avatar ImageHinkypunkmum says: Oh thank you critterfur and yodathehobbit !! I myself have been refraining from posting comments as I am SO tired of all the " THAT"S not in the BOOK !! " whining and moaning ! Enough already !! I think the split is perfect and always where I envisioned it to be, I had the same exact thought as another poster here that they may inter-cut this with Harry having visions of Voldemort flying to the grave of Dumbledore, ( it appears as though Bellatrix is with him, but I'm fine with that - she;s so hot for him she can't let him out of her sight for 2 sec's ! LOL ! ) Anyway, IN THE BOOK... Harry was indeed having these visions even as he struggled to stay focused and speak to Ollivander and Griphook after finally coming to his decision to hunt horcruxes - not hallows. To SEE this happening, to SEE Voldemort triumphantly hold the elder wand in the air, as the skies crack with lightening and thunder.... What a perfect way to end it ! Perhaps, they'll have Harry ask the infamous line ' What do you know about the Deathly Hallows ?" , as the music begins to swell threateningly , and they cut to Voldemort... wow - chilling. As far as the added scene - I think it blends in perfectly for a wonderful Ron and Hermione heroic moment and added tension and heightened drama and effect. I for one, cannot wait for this film. Avatar ImageHinkypunkmum says: @ eiVega : Filming in never ever done in chronological order , all Mr. Yates was referring to was that the Trio 's last bit of filming - ( they are usually called " pick-ups " , a bit of re-filming to make sure they got the shots they needed), is what was filmed in a cupboard. In other words, the last bit of acting the Trio did AFTER finishing the film, was coming back to film some bits, and their last bit was from the scene at the Ministry where they stun Mafalda Hopkirk and hide her in a cupboard and Hermione then polyjuices her appearance. Hence, the bittersweet " it begins and ends with a cupboard ". The Epilogue was filmed and that is the way the movie will end. And our hearts will end with it... ....till the DVD's come out ! LOL !!Avatar Imagehermy007 says: amen to that, hinkypunkmum. 96 days! well that's definetly something new to say teigaga, after reading some of these posts it seems like everyone is concerned with the opposite. TOTALLY PSYCHED! both films, but especially part 2, are going to be the pinnacle of epicness!Avatar ImageLady Herdermort says: Voldemort shaped tsunami, wuet?Avatar ImageGinaC says: I am still sooo thrilled about this split point! It's absolutely perfect. Malfoy Manor makes a great climax (it always belonged in part 1!), we have the sad drama of Dobby's death, and then the cliffhanger of Voldemort claiming the wand--I LOVE it! I did have to LOL when I read "Vodemort-shaped tsunami," good grief. I think it's just the word choice, though, and it has potential to work well. Of course the Cup would try to fight back as the other Horcruxes have, and I think it's cool to show what actually happens when Ron and Hermione go into the CoS. Re: the talk about adapting the books to film, I first of all have to say I'm surprised to see such strong reactions to people who prefer the movie to follow the book closely from those who claim to like the books! Sure, some things need to be changed or cut, but I totally understand that we all have our own favorite scenes or bits of dialogue, and the movie is our way of sharing it with friends who aren't going to read the book, and it's totally understandable to me that people have a right to be disappointed if what they were looking forward to was changed or cut. And while some added scenes/dialogue have worked very well (e.g. McGonagall teaching the Gryffindors to dance or Harry saying, "I must not tell lies, Professor), some of it was at the expense of some great canon stuff that would have worked just FINE on screen, thank you very much. The Burrow burning felt like quite a repeat of Harry chasing Bellatrix at the Ministry (she was even using the same taunts!); can't say I like it, but I do understand the movie had become too "talky"--that was a great word for it! I thought perhaps showing Greyback attacking a child would work there, and it would have given the audience some information about him and let them know he's a werewolf, for goodness sake. And Harry flirting with a waitress instead of Dumbledore telling off the Dursleys? REALLY??? But most of all, I just feel like many of the endings have been given short shrift, with hardly any explanation of Priori Incantatem, the Prophecy, or Horcruxes (though they did Horcruxes the best). But to end on a happy note, it really looks like they are doing this one right! I'm glad to see the pic of Harry releasing Hedwig (sad as it is)! I have a feeling her fate will remain the same, but I never liked her being in that sidecar, all depressed and shut up in that cage. THAT will be a good change! And oh--I think I know what shot you're talking about of Bellatrix with Voldemort, Hinkypunkmum, and I think that's when Voldemort is destroying the protection over Hogwarts. I think Voldy is all alone when he takes that wand. What a great, spooky end to part 1!!!Avatar ImageNymphadora Child says: voldemort shaped tsunami thing? I think that's straying a little from the books?Avatar ImageNymphadora Child says: voldemort shaped tsunami thing? I think that's straying a little from the books?Avatar Imagesnunkiebrian says: Wohoo just what i've been waiting for how exciting Avatar ImageL. Ravenclaw says: OAvatar ImageL. Ravenclaw says: MAvatar ImageL. Ravenclaw says: FAvatar ImageL. Ravenclaw says: GAvatar ImageL. Ravenclaw says: !Avatar ImageL. Ravenclaw says: NICE!!!!Avatar ImageL. Ravenclaw says: LOVE HARRY POTTER!!!!Avatar ImageL. Ravenclaw says: AND HERMIONE IS SOOOO HOT!!!! WANNA LICK WHIPED CREAM OF OF HER...... never mind ;DAvatar Imagehewy says: Will reserve judgement until have seen the movies. Until then if Jo is okay with it then we should be too.Avatar Imagemonkeysinhogwarts says: I like the split place! I think that if they do keep it, it will work just fine. Awesome, in fact. Also, the Harry/Ginny pic was awesome. But the look on Ginny's face is really, REALLY weird. Am I the only one to notice this?Avatar Imagejhangelgurl says: Of all places it had to be Entertainment Weekly? It should of been an actually HP site. Oh well I do like the spot of the split. Avatar ImageSeVeRuS3 says: Ummmm what the *%@$ is a voldy shaped tsunami doing in the film!?! Ummmm WHY CANT THEY STICK TO THE BOOKS!?! I mean do they even read them they r pure fiction gold!! And they have to go and ruin them with their lame add ins!!! Avatar ImageHinkypunkmum says: @ GinaC - you are right !! Oh good - I mean, I know Bella would gladly taste-test poo for LV if asked ( ewww ) but I am glad to see he is indeed alone when breaking ito Dumbledores tomb. I had thought so, but the scenes flash by in such quick succession , I thought the one with Bella there was the same. Thanks for the correction !! I do have to agree with the rather flat endings of the films thus far, Goblet being the one that was done the most disservice, leaving out the hospital scene and Harry's talk with BOTH Dumbledore and Sirius, but you know ; sometimes, in that way, it leaves the rather pristine vision I have of that in my mind quite intact. Sometimes, some things in the book are best left there. The emotion of it all cannot always translate to the screen with the same depth, no matter how hard the actors try. Then again, I give kudos to Yates for the silent scream from Harry in OoTP after Sirius dies. That ripped my heart out. What a hard decision for these directors and screenwriters !Avatar Imagejacket says: Awesome! I can't wait to see the movie! it just get's more exciting every day!Avatar ImageDarkmarkman says: I am on both sides of this issue. I totally agree that you can't put everything from the books into the movies. But completely skipping major plot points is very irritating as well. From ready different posts on the site, it seems that most people here prefer the first few films. I think the best thing that happened to the series was Chris Columbus not directing POA. The first two are so cheesy and silly that they are hard to watch now. I know that the main characters were just kids, but the acting was terrible. Even the adult actors were corny, aside from Rickman.The first two films pale in comparison to the last few. I personally feel that each film has improved on the last. Yes they did butcher a lot of the plot, but seeing Barty Crouch Jr in Harry's dreams in GOF was much more entertaining that SPEW would have been. The only film that I actually have issues w/ is also my favorite, HBP. The two issues I have are the lack of explanation of the Horcruxes, which were replaced with squeals from Lavender. And the terrible acting from Daniel Radcliffe. What was with the expression on his face when Dumbledore drops him off at the Burrow? Other than that the movie was fantastic. As for DH, my only complaints the look of a few of the scenes. The motorbike just looks silly, but I will reserve judgement until I see it on screen. I also envisioned Xeno Lovegood and Scrimgeor to be older than they look in the new pics. But, there are scenes that are so much better on screen than in the books. The graveyard in GOF for example. The end of that book is a bunch of talking. The film really pulls in the tension and danger of the scene. The same for COS, even though its overly cheesy. The basilisk in the book is boring, were as the film makes the scene exciting. DH is the best book in the series, and judging by the trailer, it will be the best film. As for the split, I think it works perfectly. I just hope there is enough material to make part two as long as one. My original thought for the split would be after Bathilda's when Voldy has the flashback of killing the Potters. That would be a huge cliffhanger, but leave too much for part two. Book rank, worst to best - 2, 1, 5, 4, 3, 6, 7 Movies , worst to best - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, ? , ? Avatar ImageDelilah3136 says: "In a way, the series started with a cupboard and ended with one." I don't know why but that gave me chills!! :'( Avatar Imagemaddmadd19 says: 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