Deathly Hallows Cast and Crew Mark Remembrance Day While Filming Battle of Hogwarts
November 13, 2009, 09:20 AM
A very poignant moment took place this week during filming of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and the epic battle of Hogwarts. Just as we mark Veterans day here in the US, the UK held a two minute moment of silence on Tuesday on Remembrance Day to honor those who had fallen during World War I. A Deathly Hallows crew member issued a text to BBC Radio 5 to say:
"We're currently filming the final battle sequence of the last Harry
Potter film, and we stopped for two minutes this morning. It was very
eerie, it was thought-provoking, in the mists, along the ruins of
You can hear the radio mention of this at this link ( around the 1:51 hour mark).
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It’s lovely that they did that. It annoys me to no end, whenever I hear people chatting during the 2 minutes of silence (as it is here in Alberta). And the fact that it was during this scene makes it ever more poignant. I salute them.
The ruins of Hogwarts…. What is yet to come… I am so looking forwards to these next 2 films, yet the deaths in them at the end, Fred, Lupin, Tonks, etc. cause me to sadden..
Never even occurred to me that Hogwarts might be ruined, but I hope they don’t just completely demolish it.
I normally would observe the two minutes silence, but I was at work and didn’t stay still long enough to know when it was the right time!
Just a small point, while November 11 was chosen because it marked the end of World War I, Remembrance Day doesn’t only commemorate soldiers who died during that war. Remembrance Day commemorates the sacrifices made by all members of the armed forces AND civilians in times of war (including WWII, Falklands, Afghanistan, etc).