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David Heyman on Deathly Hallows Split: "An Emotional and Very Truthful" Break

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Posted by: sue
December 19, 2008, 08:09 AM

Harry Potter producer David Heyman has given a new video interview where he comments on the two scripts and breaking point for the upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Talking to Collider.com who let us know of their interview which you can see here, David Heyman noted he had just been in London discussing the scripts for DH part one and part two with director David Yates and screenwriter Steve Kloves. When asked about the breaking or ending point of movie one, Mr. Heyman said it wont necessarily be an action- packed moment but "an emotional and very truthful" point that fans will be happy with. 

The Potter producer also makes some very positive comments on the sixth film, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince noting it is  finished at this point, and has a running time of about 2 and a half hours.

Thanks so much Steve!

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120 Comments

rosethorne

have they made an announcement that they are going to cut “life and lies of AD” yet? because i honestly can’t see why people are automatically assuming that those scenes are going to be cut. IMO, learning of albus’ past mistakes allowed Harry to not make those same mistake. and i think it is important to get across to the viewers that dumbledore is not the all good grandfather we all thought he was…there’s a darker side of dumbledore and though he loves harry, he is not above and beyond sacrificing him for the “greater good”…otherwise, nonreaders of the book would go bonkers once it is revealed in snape’s memories that dumbledore meant for harry to die.

on another note, now that i’ve read most of the comments…i would have to say that i also think the first movie should end at dobby’s funeral [and they HAVE to show the words harry wrote in the stone! “Here lies a free elf”…i swear to god i cried when i read that part!]. dobby’s death would cover the “very emotional” aspect that david was talking about. also, this part of the book was when harry finally realized that his growing obsession towards the hallows was luring him away from his true job of finding the horcruxes…covering the “very truthful” part of david’s statement.

anyway, no matter what they do…as long as they keep to the book as much as possible, i’m sure both movies are going to rock! and hbp being two hours and a half is brilliant! can’t effin wait till july!

Posted by rosethorne on December 22, 2008, 11:48 AM report to moderator
harry

“emotional ? truthful ?”

Oh yeah…they’re splitting at Ron’s comeback. Too bad.

Posted by harry on December 22, 2008, 03:10 PM report to moderator
brittany adam people are saying that because its showing ron true colors.. that sometimes he may be a git,get jealous & aggervated but no matter what he always have harry back & is loyal to him ALWAYS,, jkr have shown us this every book, plus i cant wait to hear rupert voice then dan looks u like.." is this who i think it is?"
Posted by brittany on December 22, 2008, 07:28 PM report to moderator
brittany

but i like many dont care where they end the movie as long as its good & true to the book

Posted by brittany on December 22, 2008, 07:30 PM report to moderator
potterfanusa3

Wow, all of these ideas sound like good ones. What about splitting it while the three of them are at Malfoy Manor. So that the first movie has the wedding, the ministry, ron leaving/godric’s hollow/ron coming back, and xenophilius. If they’re thinking of something with a cliffhanger, why not break it when Hermione is being tortured by Bellatrix, and Ron and Harry are distraught downstairs because they can’t help her. Definitely emotional, and for non-book readers, still climactic. That way, you still get the full-on Dobby scene and the funeral/ Gringotts, and the rest of the movie has lots of time to fit in all the details that we all want to see:) Just a thought, I know I’ll be there no matter where they split it:)

Posted by potterfanusa3 on December 22, 2008, 11:03 PM report to moderator
adam

but brittany THERE IS NO SUSPENSE IN ENDING IT AT RONS RETURN YOU CANT HAVE RON COME BACK AND SAY TO BE CONTINUED IT WOULD FEEL LIKE AN ENDING NOT A CLIFFHANGER

Posted by adam on December 22, 2008, 11:15 PM report to moderator
Carlye

Should break after Dobby’s death and Harry finaly realizing what he is to do…. at that moment he grew up.

Posted by Carlye on December 23, 2008, 02:12 PM report to moderator
adam

nope no suspense there either

Posted by adam on December 23, 2008, 10:39 PM report to moderator
Bb

I agree that it would make sense to end it at the Lovegoods. Leaving the audience (who haven’t read the book) an idea of what’s going on. A truthful moment would be when Zeno admits he betrayed the trio for Luna. I’ve always thought they would leave the first movie on sort of a cliff for those who don’t read the books. With that split you would have some idea of where they need to go but left to wonder if they will get there and hince want to see the second film.

Posted by Bb on December 24, 2008, 02:12 AM report to moderator
adam

ott shuld be “are you reffering the othe deathly hallows” CUT!

Posted by adam on December 24, 2008, 06:21 AM report to moderator
adam

it*

Posted by adam on December 24, 2008, 06:22 AM report to moderator
brittany

well the movies always caters to the people that dont read the books so adam
“ott shuld be “are you reffering the othe deathly hallows” CUT!.. thats is a good spot for it to end, also while harry is digging the grave because he finally realize what he must do ( its emotional & true) but if the should cut about where the middle of the book isit would be after harry is saved & he hears a voice, then fades.. its just depend everyone is entitled their opinion so let them have it, where you dont suspense other peoole might do

Posted by brittany on December 25, 2008, 11:50 AM report to moderator
Faye who is obsessed

I think the only appropriate place to split it would be.. uhm.. at the end.
I know with two parts they will be able to put more into but really. 7 books 8 movies just doesnt make any sense.

Posted by Faye who is obsessed on December 28, 2008, 03:55 PM report to moderator
Natalie

That’s totally when Ron leaves… or when he comes back.

Posted by Natalie on December 31, 2008, 04:52 AM report to moderator
clumpsy gir

Yeah.!! i think the split will be best when Bellatrix kills Dobby an the ending might be Dobby’s funeral

Posted by clumpsy gir on January 11, 2009, 08:11 PM report to moderator
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