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

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Posted by: Edward
August 12, 2010, 01:35 PM

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  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!

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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1317 Points

Will reserve judgement until have seen the movies. Until then if Jo is okay with it then we should be too.

Posted by hewy on August 14, 2010, 05:45 PM report to moderator
123 Points

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?

Posted by Rachel on August 14, 2010, 07:36 PM report to moderator
1985 Points

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.

Posted by jhangelgurl (ITC!) on August 14, 2010, 09:16 PM report to moderator
6165 Points

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!!!

Posted by SeVeRuS<3 ツ [ITC] on August 14, 2010, 09:41 PM report to moderator
149 Points

@ 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 !

Posted by Hinkypunkmum on August 15, 2010, 10:57 AM report to moderator
1466 Points

Awesome! I can’t wait to see the movie! it just get’s more exciting every day!

Posted by Jacket on August 15, 2010, 12:18 PM report to moderator
51 Points

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, ? , ?

Posted by Darkmarkman on August 15, 2010, 01:14 PM report to moderator
4180 Points

“In a way, the series started with a cupboard and ended with one.” I don’t know why but that gave me chills!! :’(

Posted by Delilah [ROAR] on August 15, 2010, 04:24 PM report to moderator
40 Points


Posted by Maximum Ride on August 16, 2010, 03:19 PM report to moderator
10268 Points

Critterfur writes: “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?”

Yes, I definitely would have much preferred that to the long, clichéd chase scene that we got. One of the primary themes of these tales is the meaning of courage. We keep being told that it’s what makes a Gryffindor. It would’ve been a much more meaningful depiction of courage to show Harry deliberately going in after the thing that scares him, rather than just being able to outrun it. To cite LOTR again, what makes Frodo extraordinary is that he has the determination to go into Mordor, right under Sauron’s nose, to destroy the Ring – not that he manages to escape him.

Besides, the scene could’ve been quite exciting visually without the dragon breaking its chains. Harry doesn’t just hover in one place; he rises and dives and flies circles around the creature’s head to confuse it. It lunges after him, twists its neck around, snaps at him, stamps its feet in frustration, pulls at the chains. The filmmaker could create quite enough anxiety in the viewer just by showing a closeup of the chains straining at the stakes in the ground: “Oh no! Will they hold?” And it could’ve been much shorter while still getting the adrenaline pumping. Then maybe there would’ve been a few more minutes left for, say, a scene in which Harry remembers to mention to Dumbledore that he just found Barty Crouch Sr.’s corpse in the Forest – a plotline that just gets dropped like a hot potato without further explanation in the runup to the fourth Task.

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