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USA Today Previews GoF Deleted Scenes on ABC Family, New Interviews with David Heyman on Deathly Hallows

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Posted by: sue
December 05, 2008, 12:53 AM

The USA Today has posted a preview of the upcoming Harry Potter weekend on ABC Family. During this weekend, the cable channel will be airing ten extra minutes deleted from the theatrical edition of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Potter film producer David Heyman is interviewed for this piece, and said

"There were scenes that got cut in the interest of keeping the length down that were really fun and good," says producer David Heyman.

The deleted scenes include extended segments with Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) and his buddy Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) and their respective flirtations, as well as a scene with Mad Eye Moody (Brendan Gleeson) and Barty Crouch (Sam Hazeldine) following the underwater sequence of the Tri-Wizard Tournament."

As we reported previously, the weekend ABC Family will be debuting new footage and interview with the cast of the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. David Heyman speaks a bit about the film, as follows:

"It's different than the other films," says Heyman. "It's not the non-stop action that some of the others are, although there is some action. It's more of an emotional film. We follow multiple stories: Harry's relationship with Ginny Weasley, Ron's relationship with Lavender Brown. … There also is Hermione's discomfort with Ron's relationship with Lavender. There's Draco Malfoy's story. And then there's Harry's relationship with (Hogwarts headmaster and professor) Dumbledore. We're following these multiple stories that enrich the canvas."

And Ron discovers his newfound Quidditch talents, after thinking he had taken a good-luck potion.

"Ron is scared witless for the game," says Heyman. " So, Harry pretends to slip him some felix felices, a liquid luck potion.All of a sudden he's imbued with fresh confidence, and he's remarkable in the Quidditch match. He's performing miracles. With that comes incredible delight and maybe a little bit of cockiness."

David Heyman is also the subject of new interview with SCI-FI Wire, where he noted that pre-production on the two films for Deathly Hallows is "going well and that the decision to split the adaptation of J.K. Rowling's final book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, has allowed the actors to take a break, such as Alan Rickman (Snape).

"Well, yes, everyone's got a break, in a sense," Heyman said in an interview on Dec. 3 in Beverly Hills, Calif., where he was promoting the comedy Yes Man. "It's not about breaking them into two. It's just the schedule is such that I guess it's long. There's more, so there's a lot of downtime without him. It's going well. It's great. I'm very, very lucky to be involved with it."

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24 Comments

budb

oh, WB, just put the extended dvds out already, will ya? ;-)
hi prof p and CL

Posted by budb on December 05, 2008, 10:58 AM report to moderator
Confederate Lady

Side giggle, to Professor Potter: [hopefully satisfying your "Skeeterish Curiosity]
Having no TV does put a “damper” on things…cable’s too expensive, out here]
I do repeat, however, my previous statement:It does give the fans a chance to find out WHY the scenes were deleted! It was NOT from some “not caring” idea, but for the length of the film! Love you all, Happy Christmas again, from a Proud Gryffindor!

Posted by Confederate Lady on December 05, 2008, 12:52 PM report to moderator
Sophie

Heyman sounds really passionate about the films. I’m looking forward more and more to this film. I can’t wait to see Yes Man as well. I saw a funny picture where Jim Carrey (I think it was him) dressed up as Harry Potter at a (probably a Halloween) party. There’s going to be some great movies coming out during the next few months!

Posted by Sophie on December 05, 2008, 02:59 PM report to moderator
emily

“The deleted scenes include extended segments with Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) and his buddy Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) and their respective flirtations, as well as a scene with Mad Eye Moody (Brendan Gleeson) and Barty Crouch (Sam Hazeldine) following the underwater sequence of the Tri-Wizard Tournament.”

I have the GoF DVD with the deleted scenes (the snape catching students snogging, the extended Weird sisters concert,etc)
and i never seen those scenes. can someone explain me this, are these scenes on the DVD and I just missed them?
or are they new scenes that they did not put in the DVD at all?

are they on the

Posted by emily on December 05, 2008, 03:31 PM report to moderator
emily

and this is going to Air tomorrow? Saturday December 6? or Sunday december 7?

Posted by emily on December 05, 2008, 03:32 PM report to moderator
Confederate Lady

Emily, I believe someone said, that it will be tomorrow [Saturday the 6th] AND Sunday [the 7th] Just a guess….

Posted by Confederate Lady on December 05, 2008, 05:02 PM report to moderator
emily

thank you.
do you know at what time?

Posted by emily on December 05, 2008, 05:12 PM report to moderator
Professor Potter

@C.L. well you must have a much better quality life than the rest of us ;) TV can be pretty addictive…I say lucky you :) Having said that, I assume you have broadband, in which case, most networks, have the more popular shows on line. At least you can take advantage of that!

Hi Budb, I reckon WB may not release such editions until long after Deathly Hallows and will be on Blu Ray and plus I think WB may have given ABC exclusive rights to extended editions until then. Hey, just purely guessing though!

Posted by Professor Potter on December 05, 2008, 07:09 PM report to moderator
Leslie33

I hope someone can share this on YouTube. That would be awesome.

Posted by Leslie33 on December 05, 2008, 08:36 PM report to moderator
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