David Yates: Snatcher Scene Just Filmed For "Deathly Hallows, Talks Split of Films
June 19, 2009, 10:40 PM
The LA Times Hero Complex blog has been updated with a new interview of director David Yates who gives an update on the filming for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Noting the interview took place in the wee hours of yesterday, David Yates tells the LA Times:
"We're here in the forest, we've just finished the scene where Harry, Hermione and Ron
are captured by the Snatchers after being chased through the woods. The
Snatchers are brutal and scary but they aren't the most intelligent of
creatures.They're trying to figure out exactly who it is they've
In more exciting news, David Yates also speaks to the splitting point of the two films. Quotage:
"I asked Yates if he had decided on the splitting point -- the juncture at which the seventh film will stop. "Yes, I think we have," he said. "Things can change when you edit,
of course, but the idea now is that it will be not long after the
sequence that we are filming here today. That's what we're
experimenting with. We've had three or four different ideas about where
to cut off the seventh film. Traditionally, the movies have ended with
a death or a bereavement, some sort of passage or arrival. This time we
think we will end with more a cliffhanger. Again, though, that's the
thought as of this moment."
There is talk as well regarding the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. David Yates is asked about the casting of the Trio, and his answer is quite enthusiastic.
I told Yates about my new theory: That the single best decision made in show business over the last decade was the casting of Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint in the lead roles of Harry, Hermione and Ron. I could almost hear him smile on the other side of the Atlantic.
"Absolutely, I think you're correct. It was an extraordinary bit of
judgment, bringing those three in. They have been so stable and
level-headed and in working with them I continue to be impressed by how
keen they are to challenge themselves and to try new things to bring
out the characters that they portray. They have become these engaging
ambassadors for the films and the story. They have been endlessly
enthusiastic. They want to see how good they can be in these roles.
They haven't had their heads turned, either, by the fame and attention
or any of it, which is wonderful for everyone to see."
so basically 3/4 of the book in part i and 1/4 of the book in part 2 so musch for getting every detail of the book in these movies!
The most logical cliffhanger sounds like exactly what I have said would be the best place to break the films. When Greyback says “We’ve CAPTURED Harry Potter!” (fade to: “To Be Continued”)
That leaves the set-up for going to Malfoy Manor to start the second half of the movie. That gives up some tension, action, and of course the death of Dobby, which will solidify Harry’s resolve to start part II.
I think the cliffhanger may be about what happens to Hermione. I had thought it might be after we see Dobby’s death as they get to shell cottage, but from the way he’s speaking, it looks more like it will be during the Malfoy Manor scene.
Will it stop when they get caught?
Awwwwwwwwww, we have to WATCH Dobby die! I don’t know if I can take it… sniff
sweet! I wonder how bad they’ll make the stinging hex look. A cliffhanger, nooo! LOL
AHH OMG!! I’m so excited for this movie now but it’s a longggg time before it comes out! :[
But yay for HBP! Coming soon!
I think the best place to split it would be around the Malfoy Manor/Snatchers part, that would definently be a cliff-hanger!
And yes David, is so right about Dan, Emma and Rupert being fantastic ambassader for the films. They’re so level headed it’s refreshing to see!
P.S I can’t wait for HBP! :D
I always thought that they were going to split it when Dobby dies or when Ron comes back… But now I think it will be at the Malfoy Manor.
somehow I know that no matter where the split is, when I’m sitting in the theater at 2:30 in the morning watching hp7: p1, as the movie is clearly about to end, I’m going to say out loud “please god, don’t let it be over!”
Great interview. After the snatching will make a good place to break the second book.
Interesting! Also, squeee!
i guess that explains why we heard that dobby is going to be in both parts of DH…great interview and compliments from yates concerning rupert, emma, and dan! :)
oooh so hermione being tortured as the split? that could certainly be described as cliffhanger-ish. i kinda wanted the split to be the silver doe when ron came back, but whatevre. oh man the movies would be so different if they were done by a fan girl….:D
I agree with abandonedboyjon: no matter where they end it, we’ll be screaming, “Noooooooo!” as the lights come up at the end of part one. The wait for our delayed HBP was horrible enough. (I bought my presale tix today! Whoohooo, it’s really coming!) The six months between DH part 1 and part 2 is going to be TORTURE. Very cool comments in the article, but man, oh man, I am already frothing at the mouth for that movie and we don’t even have HBP yet. sigh
i hate cliffhangers!! even tho i know whats gonna happen 4 this im still gonna be soooooo annoyed if they split when like ron leaves. i <3 ron :D:D