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Interview with Author of 'Harry Potter Page to Screen'

Posted by: Stephanie_J
November 09, 2011, 11:24 AM

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.

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