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Detailed Description of New TV Commercial for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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Posted by: sue
May 09, 2009, 07:06 AM

As we noted previously, the television spots for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince have begun airing, the first one broadcast last night on the CW channel. Many thanks to TLC reader Honourary Weasley, who sent us  a detailed list of what is contained in the commercial; anyone with video please send it in to Honourary Weasley writes new new TV spot has:

- Shot of Hermione/Harry at the top of the tower
- Shot of crowded school hallway and McGonagall
- Ron and Harry standing at the side of the hallway in their school robes, laughing
- Shot of the speeding tube
- Harry in the coffee shop/diner. Reading the Daily Prophet. Headlines include "Bridge Collapse: Death Toll Rises", "Harry Potter, The Chosen One?", and "______ New Minister Promises Swift Action".( I couldn't make out the first word)
- The waitress checks out Harry and gives him a smile. Harry checks his breath.
- Dumbledore to Harry: "What about your activities outside the classroom? I can't help wondering if..."
- Shot of Ginny, the Harry/Ginny kiss
- Harry to Dumbledore: "Oh no, no. I mean, she's brilliant, we're friends." (Upon further review, I honestly wonder if they are talking about Hermione or Ginny)
- Hermione smacks Harry with parchment in the library. Harry: "Ok, sorry"
- Flying Quidditch Shots
- Celebrations of the Quidditch win in the Gryffindor common room, Ron/Lav kiss
- Lavender in the Hospital Wing, with Snape/Slughorn/Dumbledore in the background
- Lavender (indignant): "I happen to be his girlfriend".
- Overhead shot of train in winter
- Nice shot of Hermione outdoors, smiling
- Ron hovering near the rings with an arm raised in victory
- In the hospital wing, Lavender leaning forward, awaiting something. (My guess is this is the "Er-my-nee" scene)
- Shot of Ron out cold in the hospital bed, Ginny sitting next to him in a chair.
- Hermione standing on other side of the bed, looking ready for a fight. Hermione: "I happen to be his...friend".
- Hermione smacks Ron with the book in the Great Hall
- Ron lying on the ground, talking to Harry. Ron: "These girls, they're going to kill me, Harry".
- Voiceover: "Harry Potter and the HBP" with the logo
- Hospital Wing - Snape/Slughorn/Dumbledore/

Harry. Snape is holding a golden cylinder looking bottle with a top resembling a teapot fliptop.
- Dumbledore: Either "Don't we yearn, to feel love's keen sting" or "Aren't we young, to feel love's keen sting". (One of the two, it wasn't that clear.)
- Shot of Harry with Gryffindors in the background (Seamus, Neville, Dean, Hermione). This looks like it takes place before/after the Quidditch match, as they are wearing their Gryffindor t-shirts and someone in the background has their face painted.
- Opening in Theatres and Imax 3D July 15.

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829 Points

where is july 15 ?

Posted by blackhair on May 09, 2009, 02:47 PM report to moderator
303 Points

Why flip out? Its only 30sec and everything goes by really fast. To the untrained eye (aka people who have not read the books) this 30sec Commercial spoils almost nothing. The only thing that’s clear is that Harry likes Ginny, they kiss and Ron has a girlfriend. The main plot is still pretty well hidden.

Posted by Rose on May 09, 2009, 02:49 PM report to moderator
107 Points

thanks dude

though voice is very slow.cant hear properly

Posted by hbp will be betterthan tdk on May 09, 2009, 02:55 PM report to moderator
13596 Points

This was a fun TV spot.

Posted by Garden State Geek on May 09, 2009, 03:12 PM report to moderator
1541 Points

can’t wait to see it

Posted by grimnakjarman {ROAR} on May 09, 2009, 05:14 PM report to moderator
791 Points

can’t wait to see it!

Posted by DanielleD on May 09, 2009, 05:32 PM report to moderator
320 Points


Posted by jeannemclROAR on May 09, 2009, 06:09 PM report to moderator
62 Points

I agree, i think its very out of place for harry to check his breath with that waitress!! i mean, icbi!!

Posted by hermi0ne_228 on May 09, 2009, 06:18 PM report to moderator
302 Points

I think it might have been, “Oh, to be young…” from Dumbledore at the end. Just watched it in the galleries. Yay!

Posted by loquaciouskook on May 10, 2009, 12:48 AM report to moderator
1046 Points

wow wow wow! looks awesome! i want it bigger though.

Posted by bec majec *roar* on May 10, 2009, 01:58 AM report to moderator
1046 Points

oh to be young and to feel loves keen sting

Posted by bec majec *roar* on May 10, 2009, 02:00 AM report to moderator
363 Points

Sounds good. Can’t wait to see it.

Posted by KiwiBrian on May 10, 2009, 04:05 AM report to moderator
4452 Points

wow that is such a good description!!! wish i could hav seen it!!!

3006 Points

What is this July 15 stuff ? is it coming out sooner ? but the count down clock thing says 67 days .Whatever it sounds awsome!

Posted by muggle..andproudofit =:) on May 10, 2009, 12:01 PM report to moderator
654 Points

I’m pretty sure dumbledore said “oh, to be young and to feel love’s keen sting”

Posted by ErinV*Roar* on May 10, 2009, 03:38 PM report to moderator
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