Interview with Author of ‘Harry Potter Page to Screen’


Nov 09, 2011

Posted by John Admin

Bob Calder, the author of Harry Potter Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey, recently granted a Q&A to Sugarscape about his time on the Harry Potter set while he compiled information for his book.

Some of the things Calder talks about in the interview include a stunt gone wrong during the filming of “Deathly Hallows,” and what it was like to be on set during the final day of filming. Click here to read the entire interview.

How heavily involved was J.K. Rowling in the envisioning of the film?

JK always wanted to keep the two things separate ’ HER books, THEIR
films. That said, she was involved from day one making sure they got it
right, and continued to be an advisory presence throughout. But I feel
that once she realised she had the right people in place, from producer
David Heyman on down, she was confident enough to let them get on with
it, knowing that they felt as passionately about her work as she did. In
the early stages of each movie, she would provide insight for the filmmakers, especially when they were
unsure of what was going to come in the next book. And to the young
cast she was a figure they could turn to on occasion. Many of them
fondly recalled the personal letters they unexpectedly received from
her, telling them how they’d brought things to life just as she had
originally imagined them. Treasured items for all.

Harry Potter Page to Screen is now on sale.

16 Responses to Interview with Author of ‘Harry Potter Page to Screen’

Avatar ImageLunaLuver says: This is such a wonderful book! My book store has one unwrapped :), I swear, if you dont get teary holding it, you arent a true Potterhead. ;) Tops of my Christmas list this is!!!Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: A must have for any real Potterphile...Avatar Imagekiwimci says: I was under the impression that when David Homes (I think that was his name), the stunt performer was very seriously injured was more than likely the most dangerous stunt on set, surelyAvatar Imageweasleywannabe1997 says: I received the book for my birthday and I love it! It is so rich in content and extraordinary in presentation - I will treasure it forever!! Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: I'm going to get it for Christmas!!! :DAvatar Imagelovelle says: I think the book is not yet released in our country... just seeing it here can already make me happy! I just hope I could buy this and the first one! It would really mean a lot to me! :)Avatar Imagekyrstalkris says: The author seems to have good insight, therefore it makes me want to get this book even more! :)Avatar Imageoakfrog130 says: Who got Allan Rickman's autograph today? MEEEEE!!!Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: Thats cool!Avatar Imageemmawatsonfan13 says: The rest of the interview was really good, I can't wait to get my hands on this book!!! Avatar Imagemoglet says: I think when David Holmes go injured it was not neccessarily the most dangerous stunt, but it did go wrong and I think he landed very awkwardly on his back, I'm surprised that this was not mentioned too. If I'm not mistaken he subsequently became one of the stunt advisors, which he will no doubt be very good at and hopefully he will continue to be highly employable.Avatar ImageHarryPotterGirl (Hermione) says: This book sound so good. I want to read it. I don't know where to find one.Avatar Imagejhangelgurl says: Thanks for article. I liked reading from an outsiders perspectiveAvatar Imagesboyer06 says: Ive asked for this book for Christmas. Hope I get it!! If not ill buy it right away with Christmas money hehe :)Avatar Imagesboyer06 says: Ive asked for this book for Christmas. Hope I get it!! If not ill buy it right away with Christmas money hehe :) Avatar ImageSpook says: I was going to ask for this book for Christmas and my kind husband ordered it for me and it arrived the other day and he said 'oh it's a late birthday present', which it wasn't but I am not complaining. Have already had a quick look, we both have but work is getting in the way. I need holidays and work to go away so I can read it properly without being interrupted. Beautiful book!!

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