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Daniel Radcliffe Talks Script Changes and More for Deathly Hallows

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Posted by: sue
December 09, 2009, 09:35 AM

MTV has released several articles where actor Daniel Radcliffe discusses the upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. In a video and print interview found here, Dan speaks of the constant changes and hectic pace of the final films in the Harry Potter series, saying "It's chaos and it's fear and we're terrified we're not going to get it right, and it's absolute madness with rewrites and script changes and scripts not being written and then coming," he said with a smile. "It's just mad...Amidst all that, something wonderful hopefully will emerge," Radcliffe said. "That's what I quite like about the film industry. Chaos bears something so cool and great and polished out into the world."

There is also a second piece from MTV where Dan, Tom Felton (Draco) and Rupert Grint (Ron) discuss the music they listen to before preparing to film Deathly Hallows. Dan says he listens to  "loads of stuff. I often come back to stuff like Radiohead and Hope of the States for those harder scenes."Tom Felton chimes in stating,"Daniel loves it in the makeup room," Felton said. "He thumps it out — we're talking 6 in the morning — some '60s ska/punk band. It's like, 'All right, man!' He loves it."Tom also says"I'm more of an earphones guy," he said. "I like my chilled acoustic music. Big fan of Jack Johnson." Rupert is cited as listening to Mogwai while reading the Deathly Hallows script and "a lot of instrumental music from bands like the Black Lips

Finally, while we have seen this on Youtube recently, you can also see yet another deleted scene from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince here.

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398 Points

WHy do I feel like they are changing even more than what was originally said? I don’t trust the writers & directors vision so I look forward to the television week premiere of Harry Potter the RIGHT way.

Posted by sidnandragin on December 10, 2009, 01:07 AM report to moderator
134 Points

hope they get it right!!!

Posted by expelliarmus9 on December 10, 2009, 01:54 AM report to moderator
2525 Points

Dont worry dan i a sure it will be fabulaus!!

Posted by The Nerd on December 10, 2009, 03:58 AM report to moderator
102 Points

I hope the chaos won’t delay the movie… >___<

Posted by Odd sock on December 10, 2009, 04:21 AM report to moderator
123 Points

I wonder if the New Moon success has made them decide to try for a sexier, more teen appealing movie. Just a thought. Seems funny that all the sudden they have decided to have Dan be nude and are changing scripts.

Posted by iamnotworriedharry on December 10, 2009, 05:07 AM report to moderator
5439 Points


Posted by Fleur-de- Lily on December 10, 2009, 06:40 AM report to moderator
272 Points

It may sound like chaos, but it sounds exactly like some theatre productions where I’ve worked on brand-new original scripts based off real events. These of course aren’t real events, but the story IS based off a rich world that exists outside the film…not to mention all the films that have come before it in the series. When the screenwriter’s words first pass through the lips of the actors playing them, there do tend to be changes in circumstances like this. And then once again when you start rehearsals for staging there can be script changes again. In my experience, the higher the stakes and the greater the desire to make a something just right – whether it be a song you’re recording, a sculpture you’re creating, a novel you’re writing, a theatre production, film, etc – the more it gets tweeked and changed, even at the last second. I think this is a mark of them wanting the highest quality work that is true to the spirit of the Harry Potter series.

Posted by SarahW (Poet) on December 10, 2009, 07:20 AM report to moderator
98 Points

Did Dan just call Rupert “Pig-Boy Heart-Attack”?? lol

Posted by greenfire on December 10, 2009, 07:23 AM report to moderator
3417 Points

I just hope the DO get it right; and I’m confident they will!!!

Posted by paul_hp_fan [OoM2] *ROAR* on December 10, 2009, 10:44 AM report to moderator
3238 Points

Be able to say that the first time you saw shots or clips of Deathly Hallows was at the movie theater!!
Deathly Hallows Challenge

Posted by phoenixes are in ravenclaw on December 10, 2009, 12:25 PM report to moderator
1420 Points

this is amazing

Posted by alicia00 on December 10, 2009, 01:30 PM report to moderator
428 Points

Dan likes intense music, which will definitely help.

Now, I really am more excited to see this film.

Posted by alegria35 on December 10, 2009, 02:07 PM report to moderator
566 Points

It doesn’t seem so much like chaos as just wanting everything to be perfect. This is the final film (in two parts). It’s the ending. It’s not like this is the final film in a two or three parter, but it’s the final film in a 7 (8) film series. It’s huge. The final book is chock full of stuff that really cannot be cut. Things can be shortened, but not cut. I’m not surprised by this at all.

Posted by blue4t on December 10, 2009, 04:44 PM report to moderator
134 Points

hope they get it right!!!

Posted by expelliarmus9 on December 10, 2009, 05:58 PM report to moderator
1599 Points

well hopefully this means they are working very hard to get it right! can’t wait for the movies to come out! twice the fun! :)

Posted by Nealie Zealbie on December 11, 2009, 01:35 AM report to moderator
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