Report: Alteration Made to Snape Death Scene in “Deathly Hallows,” Says Art Director

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Jan 18, 2011

Posted by EdwardTLC

An interview with the “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” art director, Andrew Ackland-Snow, has revealed a bit of curious information from the forthcoming conclusion to final part of the Harry Potter film series. This information, which is being reported in Cine Premiere Mexico, is quite spoiler-rific and details the death sequence of Severus Snape (portrayed by actor Alan Rickman) in the final film. If you wish to find out this J. K. Rowling approved change, read below.

Last spoiler warning!

Cine Premiere Mexico reports:

“We wanted to change a bit where Snape dies. In the book, he dies on the Shrieking Shack, and we wanted to get him out from, not a conventional interior, but from that kind of box, to do it in a more dramatic atmosphere. We asked J.K. if she agreed for that to happen in there, because we hadn’t really seen it before. We made a crystal house, and you can see what happens in the boat house from there – Are you listening Harry? -, but also the school is in flames…and she loved it. Besides, it’s a very romantic place to die. Snape dies in a extremely good way, I gotta say.”

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2″ arrives in theaters this July.
Thanks to HPANA for the heads up.





115 Responses to Report: Alteration Made to Snape Death Scene in “Deathly Hallows,” Says Art Director

Avatar ImageHarrypotterultrafan says: cool :) snape deserves to die in a dramatic way, he is such a key part to the whole story :D first :)Avatar ImagePWilly says: While my first inclination was "Why are they changing it?", after reading the new setup, I agree - I think it will be more cinematic and interesting. Snapes deserves a good send-off...Avatar ImageeiVega says: I'm okay with them milking Snape's death to make it more dramatic and intense. However, I'm just a little confused where exactly this is. A crystal boat house? I'm confused. Is he on the Black Lake? I'm assuming they're keeping the rest of the story the same and the battle is still in full gear so they have to be relatively close to everything. He's death was brutal, so if they make it more poetic that's okay. I don't mind a location change as long as it's not a story change. As long as the heart of the scene is still there, I trust this heart-wrenching moment will be fine.Avatar ImageEvealle says: I agree with both comments above. I think it'll probably work very nicely. But I won't be able to watch it anyway because I'm terrified of snakes...*sigh*Avatar Imagekbicprez says: Snape’s death scene was absolutely chilling. I hope none of the drama is lost in the film. I try not to parse quotes from the filmmakers, but what does he mean by “it's a very romantic place to die”? I thought everything was perfect about this scene when I read it. Hardly romantic, but why would it be? Avatar Imagereallyocean says: Did anyone else have to reread the quote a few times? I still have no idea what is happening. Why is "Are you listening Harry" in this at all? He mentions a crystal house, then a boat house, then the school being in flames, all in what looks like the same sentence. Is anyone else absolutely and horribly confused with this?Avatar Imageweasleywannabe1997 says: Hey, if J.K. is good with this, who am I to argue? Sometimes a movie has to pursue something more cinematically artful, very different from literature. Still can't wait to see it!!!Avatar Imageoldtrustylegs says: I'm quite glad for it. I know the point was that he died the way he lived, but I held out hope that he might die a hero's death. This still isn't in the heat of battle, but it's better than the dirty, dusty floor of the Shrieking Shack.Avatar Imagefilmalicia says: I think this change is a good idea, and I'd appreciate a slight change to Snape's last words, too. "Look at me" to Harry is so vague, and I'm not sure what J.K. Rowling intended by it. My preference would be a lot hokier, but a lot clearer, "Dumbledore was right - you do have her eyes."Avatar ImageRosie016 says: I am not happy about any variations from the book in the movies, but I am glad I know this now so I have time to get used to it. Have a feeling there will be a lot of differences int his last movie :-PAvatar ImageRoninjoey says: @filmalicia Since at this point the reader is still supposed to think Snape is a villain and they have no clue what is coming, the words are intentionally vague. To say that would immediately turn the reader on to the big plot twist right before the climax of the book. It's purposefully vague. Haunting, really. Also, Snape was never in doubt about whether or not Harry had Lily's eyes. It was probably the reason he agreed to protect Harry.Avatar Imagecloethebelatrixlover says: Snape deserves to die heroically... but that would change the story too much. At first, I was like: WHAT? please don't change something AGAIN!, but then i was like: okay. i understand. I don't like the whole crystal thing, and i think that it would be better if it was in the shrieking shack, because it adds to the whole spookiness of the thing. I just wish they could do it exactly the same way as the book.Avatar Imageiamnotworriedharry says: As long as he still asks Harry to look into his eyes- so he can see Lily's eyes one last time, I think I am okay. Wondering how Harry is going to sneak up on Lord Voldemort and Snape if they are in a glass house. Maybe under the cloak?Avatar ImagePadfootPet says: why do they keep changing it? the book was perfect as it was, and very detailed, just follow the instructions that are in the book! I think I'm gonna cry in this movie, I did cry when Snape died, I figured he was good from before.Avatar ImageDumbledoresMan5769 says: I think it's fine for them to make it a bit more dramatic and visually appealing... but I do think JKR was weaving in a lot of people and places from the series into the last book... most of which were like book-ends to their earlier appearances. But how the hell does Harry, Ron and Hermonine all sneak up on a crystal house? I guess they use the cloak. We already know that they are changing the final showdown between Harry and Voldemort... I mean that whole thing with Voldy grabbing Harry's face and asking him "Why do you live?" I mean, if he got that close to Harry to touch him, why not use a knife and be done with it? As long as "Not my Daughter, YOU BITCH" is in there... I'm good.Avatar ImagePupinaPinapple says: I'm happier that Prof. Snape will be receiving a JK-approved new and improved place for dying, but I still wish that he wasn't killed off at all :(Avatar ImageGryffindorGarstang says: Ugh, I'd rather it have stayed the same. Snape's death on the dirty ground of the shack made it what it is. He deserved a beautiful death scene but he got killed just needlessly. It was an unjust death an that's why it was so good. As long as he looks into harry's (lily's) eyes then thats okay i guess.Avatar Imagehalfbloodprincesss says: I'm kind of confused on the way it was explained, however (if he HAS to die) as long as Severus Snape has a good send-off, I'm happy.Avatar ImageMr. Brightside says: A crystal boat house? Where? O.o If J.K Rowling approves...Avatar ImageMaryMalfoy says: I'm kind of confused. Where exactly is this crystal boathouse going to be located? I mean, I'm alright that they're changing it so it'll be a bit more cinematic. I just hope that it's even at all plausible. Avatar ImageRoni says: I'm still a bit confused as for the location of that crystal house, but I think I'm ok with it. However, "The Prince's Tale" is my favorite episode of the entire series, so if they are going to change it- I'm gonna be effing annoyed. :PAvatar Imagemistypaws5 says: I, for one, do not in any way, shape, or form agree with this decision. First off: NO WHERE in the books does it even VAGUELY mention a clear-house-thing, or whatever. Second: It's suppose to be romantic?? Voldemort's not marrying Snape, he's killing him. For a killing scene, why would you want it somewhere romantic, if it's suppose to be, like, and epic, quaint death. He's suppose to die in vain. Shrieking Shack was a perfect place for him to die, because it will keep an evil, dark feel to it. It wouldn't be very in-character for Voldemort to kill someone in a "romantic" place, now would it? Third: If they change the book to the movie to much, it won't keep it's over-all story, and by changing "small" stuff like the house where Snape get's killed, it might change the whole meaning of his death in some way. Avatar ImageValeria-Johanna says: I agree with GryffindorGarstang - it's the fact that it's so needless and squalid that gives the scene much of its power.Avatar ImageSpook says: I don't see why they have to make changes to the book all the time. Why does a boat house that has never been mentioned before even have to come into it? Hopefully the change will maintain the impact of this very important scene. I agree with DumbledoresMan5769; "“Not my Daughter, YOU BITCH” must be in there as I hope the explanation of Snape's behaviour all these years is as well to some degree. Also agree with PadfootPet. Hopefully not too many more changes and that the final scene between Harry and Voldemort is in the great hall like in the book. Love the book.Avatar Imageteamsnape says: Crystal boathouse? Hmmm. Oh well, I think I'm okay with this as long as Prince's Tale isn't sacrificed.Avatar ImageScottMan says: Interesting. Part 1 was meticulously faithful, so I'm all for mixing things up a bit. One way I imagined the "mother's eyes" happening is we see Snape looking at Harry, then we see a closeup of Harry's eyes, and they subtly morph into Lily's eyes, then zoom out and we're already into Snape's memories. The memories play out, then cut to Harry lifting his head out of the Pensieve.Avatar ImageValeria-Johanna says: I can't access the Mexican site. I can't help wondering if something has been lost in translation.....Avatar ImageDiamondWings says: OH MY GOSH!!!! Don't mess up with Snape's dead!!! T_T It was perfect as the way Jo did it!!!! I just hope they dont screw it! i mean... they have ruined good scenes before i just dont know what to expect! I'll only say if u r making it more dramatic, please put a bit of good sence in it so we can all cry about how sad and "perfect" it is and not because u ruined it!!!Avatar ImageDiamondWings says: OH MY GOSH!!!! Don't mess up with Snape's dead!!! T_T It was perfect as the way Jo did it!!!! I just hope they dont screw it! i mean... they have ruined good scenes before i just dont know what to expect! I'll only say if u r making it more dramatic, please put a bit of good sence in it so we can all cry about how sad and "perfect" it is and not because u ruined it!!!Avatar Imagejoeys_mommy says: Peraonlly I think it sounds cool. I adore Snape and if he must die then let it be in a nicer placeAvatar ImageGiant Squid says: Okay I don't really understand how he's going to die :S I think that he died amazingly in the book but if J.K.Rowling approves it then its good with me!!Avatar Imageowanalilypotter says: Well if JK's ok with it so am I. Although, I kinda liked that Snape in the books didn't have the perfect send-off. It was more realistic. In a war NO ONE gets an emotional and dramatic send off. That's just how it is. One minute you're alive, the next, your not. I think it was actually more painful for me in the book because Snape died for such a horrible reason and it was so quick and harsh. But I guess I'll let this slide for movie dramatics...Avatar ImageGloria says: I don't know what the hell they're talking about. Is the art director retarded or is the 'translator' utterly incompetent? In any case, the scene is PERFECT in the book, and I don't see why they have to change a single thing. This is the moment I was most looking forward to and, if they've been messing with it, that is bad, very VERY BAD news...! If they give us something as ridiculous as the "I'm the half-blood prince" moment, I'll die of embarrassment and disappointment. What I don't understand is why Jo agrees to these things... Surely she must care about her work and be very proud of it; why should she let a bunch of idiots who do not have her talent (or any talent at all) spoil it? Snape is one of the most important romantic heroes in the history of literature, he is a character that we studied at university as such, and he deserves THE GREATEST RESPECT.Avatar Imagej@m says: Considering the writer is Steve Kloves, nothing good will come from this change.Avatar ImageDavidTheUnready says: Was kinda secretly hoping that they would do something to Snape's death. It is a brilliant reveal and seeing Lily's eyes in his dying moments would have made it all worthwhile to him. So many sad bits in the final book, can't wait to see it, but will be sad that it's all over too... well until the dvd come out, going to play that till it wears out :)Avatar Imageingridhufflepuff says: i can imagine it is a rather beautiful place to die in..but i don t reckon j. k. rowling meant snape to die in a beautiful setting..i think the inside of the shrieking shak had always given a more dark and gloomy feeling to everything. i don t know about you all but i ve always felt that the setting matched snape perfectly..remember when we first saw the interior, when ron was dragged in by sirius.. well in my mind the deterioration of the place gives a more dramatic feeling than a crystal room..yes the latter is beautiful and yes we must be reminded about hogwarts being in flames but the moment should belong to snape..it shouldn t be about anything else but him..so i m quite disappointed right nowAvatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: I really dont understand this and after reading some of the comment, I'm glad to know I'm not the only one. I guess the translation isnt the best.Avatar Imagefilmalicia says: Hi, roninjoey. Good point, but I've been a Snape fan (and believed in his goodness) since the beginning of the series, and I think he's had a lot of supporters. The vague "look at me" line does suggest to me that he wants to see Harry's (Lily's) eyes one last time, but I found it to be an anti-climactic line that didn't convey the emotion of the moment. Of course, we will find out who Snape really was after a few pages more of the story. But, I would have liked better last words from my favorite character (or one of my favorite characters). Avatar ImageExpectoPatronum512 says: Oooh! It will be so amazing!!! He deserves the best <3Avatar ImageHPFC101 says: I don't get it at all, but it better be good!Avatar ImageMatea says: after few days, I'm still a bit worried about this. I don't quite understand the crystal and boat house? what,where and why? and Snape isn't supposed to die in a romantic way.LOL! I just hope they won't screw it up. it must be decent!Avatar Imagejoyfulone says: i can't wait for it to come out!!! of course there will be differences that we will not like, but i feel as long as the story line is kept, like in dh1, it will be great!!! snape going out like a hero is a great thing!!Avatar Imagequidditchluver says: Hmm. I hope they don't alter it TOO much. And may I ask, what the heck is a 'crystal boat house'?! Sounds very fishy to me...Avatar Imagetrontech says: Mistypaws5 came very close to my sentiments.Avatar Imagerbraun8 says: for everyone thats confused here's a link to a picture of the "crystal house" http://community.livejournal.com/ohnotheydidnt/55235676.htmlAvatar Image42fryguy says: I am not sure what I think yet... I guess I will just have to see it firstAvatar ImageRin68nyr says: You want to change where it takes place...ok, but couldn't they at least have chosen a place we've seen before? Even DDs office, since Snape has taken it over...SOME place we've seen before would be so much better than inventing a new place that never existed! Avatar ImagePOazkaban3 says: Not sure how I feel about this. I mean I agree that Snape deserves a dramatic and romantic death, but this may end up being a bit over the top. I guess I'll have to wait for the film to make my final judgement. Avatar ImagePhoenixWeasley says: My thoughts about the symbolism of this scene are in my latest blog post, and I'd love to read your comments on it. http://phoenixweasley.wordpress.com/2011/01/19/severus-snape-deathly-hallows-part-two-movie-spoiler/ Avatar ImageShackShrieker says: NOOOOOOOOO!!!! A crystal house?? Honestly? That sucks!! Make it in the shrieking shack! That's where it rightfully should be! :(Avatar Imagelttlmsravnclaw07 says: It has to be good. Usually, they don't change anything unless they are sure it will work well. Avatar Imagegirlatty1 says: His death was not supposed to be pretty.Avatar ImageJulietBlack says: Snape deserves this, since hes such a good guyAvatar Imagegexpert says: I've read it three times, and I still can't see why it is a spoiler... how can a boat house be transparent? Well... I guess if Mrs. Rowling approve it then I'm fine. But I insist them to keep the "Not My Daughter, YOU BITCH!" part.Avatar Imagebudgie says: I agree with Gene Lin.Avatar Imageksddancer says: Interesting sounding. I'm not exactly sure how this will turn out though. I hope snapes death is one to remember and will leave us crying. He is a vital part to the series.Avatar Imageda_member0808 says: When I first saw this headline I thought, "No they can't change it!" but after reading what they plan on doing, I like it. Snape definitely deserves a dramatic (not that his original death wasn't) death and the changes sound good to me. I'm still super excited about seeing the movie :DAvatar ImageNoble Birth Descending says: It shouldn't really matter if the scene changes because the content of what happened in the Shrieking Shack in the book can't really happen. Movie Snape was never really bad. He has been protecting Harry since PoA. Lily's eyes and the "Look at me" for Snape to see her are not important in the movie. Harry's eyes haven't been developed as a movie plot line. What does need to be there is Voldemort's purely self-serving nature and utter disregard for even the lives of his most faithful servants.Avatar Imageweasleytwins55 says: If JK agrees, then I'm fine with it. Snape does deserve a better death scene, since he has 2 die, tho I wish he didn't. I agree that the "Not my daughter u bitch " is a must be in the film!!! The main part I am dreading is Fred's death scene! That's sooo unfair!! If 1 of the weasley children had 2 die, I think it should've been Percy! He may have come around in the end but he was a total pompus ass to his family for so long. I threw my book when Fred died!!!! It took me about an hour to calm down enough to finish it!!!Avatar ImageLeslie33 says: I'm not sure what the "Are you listening Harry?" really means, but maybe in the Boat House he might be able to hear everything going on. After reading the description this is how I interpret things: I think they constructed the Boat House out of Crystal. My thinking is it might be similar to the glass used to construct the Ministry of Magic for OOTP. The glass shatters and explodes into a million pieces after Voldemort turns to dust. I'm wondering if something similar happens here. Avatar Imagecrisps says: Not really liking this change. I understand that they're trying to go for dramatics, but I think they're actually losing some of the impact of this scene by changing it. To me, the death was supposed to be dark, gritty, and almost unfair in a way. By completely changing the setting, you're changing the tone. Snape dying on the dirty floor of the cramped Shrieking Shack sends a completely different message than Snape dying dramatically in an open crystal room. Movie!Snape was never Book!Snape though, so that's how I'm going to try and look at it.Avatar ImageValeria-Johanna says: Is there a Spanish speaker in the house? I'm assuming that the word that was translated as 'crystal' must actually mean 'glass'? The building shown at the link looks almost as dilapidated as the Shrieking Shack. (There was always going to be a problem filming Harry watching such a vital scene from a narrow passage, looking through a pile of old boxes.) Avatar ImageRedbeard says: People should just stop complaining and wait for the movie. They just wanted a cinematically more effective way to kill Snape off. I think you misinterpret the word 'romantic' here. They probably mean it will feel more poetic en emotionally resounding than in the shrieking shack. Wich is a good thing because there are more than enough gritty sudden deaths in this movies to around (Cedric, Hedwig, moody, Fred, Lupin, Tonks. And these are just examples). It's good to have a more 'romantic' death one's in a while. And it's all Rowling aproved, so it seems a bit childish to say that 'she didn't mean it to happen like this'.Avatar ImageValeria-Johanna says: It also occurs to me that the Shrieking Shack set used in the film of the Prisoner of Azkaban doesn't look much like the scene described in Deathly Hallows anyway. Avatar Imagesiena says: I must admit I am confused by this obscure piece of information too. I agree, eivega and really ocean - it is probably translated very badly. Anyway, Gloria, I am with you that Snape's scenes deserve every respect and careful handling - I really hope Yates and Kloves are not destroying them. By the way, Gloria, at which formidable university do you study Snape?? I want to apply immediately !!Avatar ImageDawna says: I guess I am a purist. I would have loved to have seen this played out as in the book. I am sure it will be well done, but I prefer the books' versions every time.Avatar ImageDeliaDee says: A crystal boathouse. Uh huh. Whatever. Cuz the death scene clearly wasn't dramatic enough as it was. After all, the motto for HP movies does seem to be "If it's perfect as it is, why not change it completely." It's almost like these people of so jealous of what Jo created, they feel they must change it so as to make it unrecognizable to the books. I really think, if they think they can write a better book, that's what they should do, and let the rest of us have Harry. By the way, I guess they only just built this boathouse this year whilst the trio were gone - you know, since it was never there before. And because that's just the kind of thing that the Deatheaters would make a priority in between torturing students and trying (and failing) to get the drop on Dumbledore's Army. Yes, building pretty crystal boathouses is just something Voldie and the Deatheaters would scramble to do. Oy gevalt.Avatar ImageTanderule says: Why'd Snape have to die!?!?! Anyways, I like how he dies. Make sure Nagini kills him like in the book;)Avatar ImageTanderule says: Actually, It might be better if he dies in the Shreeking Shack... Snape wasn't really a romantic and he shouldn't die in a romantic place. I mean, he almost dated Lily exept for that word... but I loved him, I mean, as a character. Please make things right with Lily in heaven, Sev!Avatar Imagefilmalicia says: I don't think J.K. Rowling likes killing off her major characters, which is part of the reason I think the death of Snape is so sudden and unexpected and abrupt. But, she kills so many beloved characters in such a way that we don't see their deaths. I don't object to making changes in a movie to make things more cinematic, as long as the changes actually help the story rather than hurting it. (For instance, I much prefer the tightened up movie version of "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" to the very long book.)Avatar ImageMistic Willow says: Ok, I mean I liked Snape very much other than the way he sometimes treated Harry, but his Death was so useless!!!! I was not thrilled that Niginni on Voldemort orders caused it, but I like sticking to the book, the way JKR wrote it!!! I do suppose that this new place will shine more llight on the scene!!!! instead of inside of the Shrinking Shack!!! Well some people though that Voldemort was so smart and of course a dark wizard, how come he was not smart enough to figure out, that killing Snape would not cause the Elder wand to do his bidding any better??? He did not know until the end when dueling Harry that it was Draco's wand that did exspelleomus that took Dumbledore's wand out of his hand, making Draco the person who would have made the difference in the Elder wands bidding!!! anyway if JKR agreeds with the scene then so do I.Avatar Imageargoras says: I agree so much with Padfootpet (commentary p.1 and with DiamondWings (commentary p.2). The books were perfect. They should not be changing things that don't need too. I understand they must chage some things because the books are too long, but why change some scene that ALREADY ARE in the books and are great? They've changed so much things since Prizoner of Azkaban I'm not liking very much those movies....toob ad its happening, cause the world is awesome and the books are awesome...!Avatar Imageargoras says: DeliaDee, just said what need to be said...We know they will change the final show down between Voldemort and Harry too...They will change the perfect way Harry walks to him, confident, knowing he will win now... They can't stop changing things taht are great...For me, Harry Potter story is in JK Rowling's books, not in the Harry Potter movies...Only the first 2 were good, following the books...Avatar ImageButterfly_Boy says: What is a crystal house, and from where has it suddenly appeared into the story?Avatar Imagewhatzername says: What if he died like in AVPM?...Avatar Imagehermioneweasley17 says: Hmm. I'm skeptical. I was skeptical about Yates directing DH to begin with, but in part one, he proved to me to do an excellent job, so maybe him and his crew will have stepped up this time. Personally, it doesn't matter where he dies, it was harsh and as long as it's portrayed as such, along with the Prince's Tale done perfectly, I'll be fine. They changed the final battle? How weird. I guess I didn't really think much about it when seeing the first trailer. Oh well. I guess we'll have to see come July 15th.Avatar Imagekbicprez says: One thing’s for sure about DH2 - it’s the last time Hollywood can screw with JKR’s amazing story. Avatar Imageargoras says: haha so tru KB Prez...so true...it's sad tough....cause they screwed something that could have been so awesome...Avatar ImageJoost says: I heard they changed Snape's last words to "Use the Force, Harry." Avatar Imagehogwartslionchaser says: if J.K. says its all wicked, then its all good by me... :D and i think theat the crystal house is going to be pretty awesome, but i dont think its suposed to be romantic. dramatics, aye, but romantic...??? and what the hack is the boat house???Avatar ImageKaypain says: The book was far from perfect. The complaining is nothing but book purism at it's best. They believe the book was just too perfect that there's no need to even pen a script just use the book. They change the location, so what? it doesn't change the outcome of the story, he still dies. He's the art director I'm sure when he used the word "romantic" it was more of a metaphoric way of describing the sequence at which he dies. I'm thinking this boathouse will tie into his past with Lily, where they last spoke or something, point is, we can only see how it would play out. Maybe it would turn out better than the book. But of course fans can never accept thatAvatar Imagespelljinxcursehexcharm says: WHAT????!!!! I loved Snape's death!!! I just hope they make Fred, Bellatrix, Wormtail, Crabbe, and Colin die. A crystal shack...? What? Who cares if it's dramatic? He wasn't SUPPOSED to die a dramatic, heroic death, Harry only finds out he's good when he sees his memories. It says that Harry didn't feel any sympathy or sadness for him, since Harry didn't yet know he was a hero!Avatar ImageFresca says: A crystal house? Does he mean a green house? I hope JKR approved the change. It would work then.Avatar ImageFresca says: A crystal house? Does he mean a green house? I hope JKR approved the change. It would work then.Avatar ImageFresca says: A crystal house? Does he mean a green house? I hope JKR approved the change. It would work then.Avatar ImageValeria-Johanna says: Yes, @Fresca, it does look a little bit like a greenhouse, but with leaded panes of glass. A link to the picture was posted by rbraun8 on one of the previous pages: http://community.livejournal.com/ohnotheydidnt/55235676.html Avatar Imagemew5645 says: Sweet Avatar ImageBeazle says: A truly appalling change to the canon. They simply cannot leave well enough alone. It disgusts me.Avatar ImageKaypain says: It's not a "crystal" house... it's a damn translation error. He dies in the boat house, and its not made of crystal. I they meant the Windows are crystal and the trio watch through the windows and you can see hogwarts on fire through the crystal windows. And the change makes sense. You want to keep the focus on the battle and if the trio runs off to the shack you lose track of what's going on at hogwarts. It's a logistical change. Besides your losing track of whats important. Snaps death is what's important. The location isn't. Id much rather they get the emotion spot on than worry about the location. It also makes sense from a budgetary standpoint. The shrieking shack is an expensive set that was built on a gimble. The boat house is far simpler and requires no gimble. Lighting will be easier, also. Avatar ImageAnna Luiza says: NOOO, NO AND NO!!!!!!!!! Why do they insist on changing important scenes??? Didn´t they learned the lesson after the fans hated the stupid burning Burrow scene????? We don´t mind a little plot changing to make the adaptation, but STICK TO THE BOOK!!! I loved the DH part 1 but it was bad enough that they RUINED the torture scene cos Ron didn´t scream!!!!!!!!!!Avatar Imagespelljinxcursehexcharm says: This probably sounds really harsh, but I want fred to die. Because it's not like the good side was going to have no losses. I personally LIKE percy. Of course Fred didn't deserve to die, but the book wouldn't be as good without it. Now if Snape hadn't died, Harry would've never known why Snape was good, and it also brings to light how awfully Voldemort treats the Death eaters who he thinks are so loyal to him, and love has to truly win. His death was supposed to be horrible, unfair, and the worst in every way. He wasn't supposed to die in a glass boat. It wasn't supposed to be "romantic" or "dramatic", it was supposed to be gruesome and remorseless, since Harry doesn't know that he was good yet. Avatar Imagespelljinxcursehexcharm says: Stupid Warner brothers.Avatar ImageSiriacus says: Crystal House? .. hmm.. Glass house.. wait.. a Green house? He'll die grasping a Lily flower... O.OAvatar ImageValeria-Johanna says: You are right, @spelljinxcursehexcharm and @Kaypain. I really don't know where this idea comes from about whether people 'deserve' to die or not. Everybody dies! It's only in cheap fiction that only those who 'deserve' it die. JKR is a bit more like real life in that respect. The manner of Snape's death doesn't degrade Snape, it degrades Voldemort.Avatar ImageValeria-Johanna says: BTW I was agreeing with spelljinxcursehexcharm about Snape (on previous page), rather than on the stupidity or otherwise of Warner Bros! I'd missed their second comment. I don't think any crystal boats are involved. It sounds to me as though the director is trying to keep the feeling of the scene we all know and love/hate, while getting round all the practical problems involved in filming what's in the book.Avatar ImageSunshyne1313 says: I would of preferred the "look at me line" better, I think Snape said this because Harrys eyes were like his mothers and Snape wanted "her" eyes to be the last thing he saw on this earth. But I could be wrong... any comments on this?Avatar ImageValeria-Johanna says: There seems no reason to suppose that this line isn't still in. We really don't have much to go on!Avatar ImageMir11Mir says: I am also so terribly confused...Avatar ImageJillxoxo says: Am glad to know they've put that much thought and effort into Snape's death. I was rather worried the scene would feel rushed or glossed over.Avatar Imagesirius33 says: I just hope that they do it well. Besides that, no complaints!Avatar ImageGinnyDUKE401 says: @dumbledoresman5769 I agree with your last line, i burst out laughing first time i read that, funniest one line comment in whole book as to the alteration, oh well i dont like it but if its dramatic thats fine as long as its good fine cant wait til it comes outAvatar ImageSOOPRcow says: "“Look at me” to Harry is so vague, and I’m not sure what J.K. Rowling intended by it." I think its quite clear that he wanted to look into Harry's eyes so that he could see the eye's of the woman he loved one last time.Avatar Imagehermione62091 says: Wow didn't realize they will change it. RIP Snape.Avatar Imagegreenfinch says: huh, that's kind of a cool idea. i guess we'll have to wait and see it :)Avatar ImagePeverellForever says: I'm fine with it as long as they don't leave out any of Snape's lines. Still, i dunno why they would have LV sitting in some Crystal house. I guess it works thoughAvatar ImageWeenyOwl says: This quote certainly does sound like a mistranslation. None of the earlier books or movies showed a boathouse; even the spot where the first years arrived at Hogwarts by boat was just a beach in a cave underneath the castle. It all sounds very screwy to me. The only way a 'crystal house' might make sense is if the filmmakers decided to change Nagini's protection from a small spherical cage to an entire building and Voldemort somehow forced Snape to enter it, but it doesn't sound like that's what the images show.Avatar ImageCatherine says: ok, im very confused...but jo said it was fine!Avatar ImageQuestyourdreams says: Hmm... I don't know... I am definitely not against it, but at the same time I don't understand how it will be anymore dramatic then it was in the Shrieking Shack. I mean, I understand that the Shrieking Shack will probably give his death a slightly "spooky" feel I guess you would say, and the crystal box thing would make it more romantic, but either way I don't think the scene will be any more dramatic. But my biggest question is, where did the big crystal box from? Anyway, I will admit I am disappointed that they are changing the place in which he dies, but as long as the scene is as long and dramatic as it should be I guess I'm ok with it...Avatar Imagebaru08 says: they always have to change something! why? Avatar Imagekiwimci says: as always if it looks beautiful and visually poetic I'm always for it. Use the film art form for God sake and don't just churn out a literal adaptation. Like everyone else I am hoping the emphasis on Harry's eyes are in there, I mean come on! It's mentioned practically every film they need to sow this into the importance of the overall plotAvatar ImageChantii says: Yeah, I think it would work. But I hope they don't change too much. It's more than good enough like it is. But the scene where Voldemort ask Harry "Why do you live?" in the tower, what is that all about? I've seen the trailer, but why would they have the scene when it's not even close of the book?..Avatar ImageCatdelaCreme says: I'm exited for it as long as it's J.K. approved! Although I'm not sure what a crystal house would be doing on hogwarts grounds...Avatar ImageFiniteincantatum says: Whyyyyy do you have to change something? Well anyway, he deserves to die in a hmm.. dramatic way.Avatar Imageharry fan 7 says: i would have like it better if the death had stayed the same just sayin'Avatar Imagekrystle_clear says: Meh! I don't want Snape to die!

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