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."
I bet it is right when the summon Voldy! After Bella tortures Hermione and learns from Griphook that the sword is a fake and she summons him. That leaves Ron, Harry, Luna, Dean (they better have Dean in that Scean :-) ), and Olivander trapped in the basement. That’s a bit of a cliffhanger.
One thing they haven’t established in the movies is that Apparation is loud, and when Dobby arrives, it’s the loud “Crack” that causes Bella to send Wormtail to investigate.
I think Malfoy Manor is a good place to split! I had thought they might leave it sometime before Ron comes back again and I didn’t want the non-book-readers to hate him for eight months or however long it is.
ANYWAY I’ve been really looking forward to finding out where the split is so yay :)
I really think they are lucky that they got Dan, Ruper & Emma for the trio’s part. They turned out to be good kids, thus no problem and no rescheduling of shooting.
Imagine if they got some problematic teenager? We would have died waiting for the next moview, or worse, our heroes/heroines will always have a cosmetic surgery, because they might always change the actor/actress playing the part.
then dobby,I guess..hm…I really wanted Silver doe :(
The scene in Malfoy manor will be a brilliant cliff hanger on which to end film 7
I totally agree with Yates about Dan, Rupert, and Emma. They’ve grown so much as actors and best of all, they haven’t fallen prey to Hollywood’s craziness. They deserve high praise.
he didn’t necessarily say that the split would be after the SNATCHERS scene.
he said after the scene they would be filming next that day because films don’t film in sequence of the plot.
i really want it to be split after the part where xenophilius lovegood says,
“you mean the deathly hallows?”
i feel like if they cut it after the snatchers scene they might be squeezing in too much into the first half.
when you think about it, there’s so much important stuff that goes on in the first half that theyt might cut out far too much from the first movie.
i just hope it’s not too late into the book.
i thought at first he was making reference that they’d be cutting it at Dobby’s death (since it’s after Ron comes back according to him), but then he mentioned about how other movies sometimes end with a death but they’d be ending in more of a cliffhanger..
so now i dunno. :< either way it’s going to be painful to have to wait for the rest of it, but at least it’s only 6 months! if they push that back… i will be furious. >o
I don’t think they’ll split at Dobby’s death. I know most of you love Dobby, but I don’t think that he’s important enough of a character to REGULAR MOVIE GOERS for the film to end in an emotional way. They’ve only seen him in one HP movie, and only in three scenes.
I think they’ll split it right when the trio is captured, and they’ll include the bit with Voldemort and Grindelwald. That way the Dumbledore/Grindelwald thing can be tied up, and they can end the movie with Voldemort flying to Malfoy Manor.
That way the second movie can include the battle at Malfoy Manor, Dobby’s funeral, Shell Cottage, Gringotts, and the Battle.
Nice interview. But the split will be after the Snatchers scene? What the hell! That´s quite in the end of the book!
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.
The work is going:) I want to see the pictures from this scene:)
Excellent! To hear him say it will be after they are snatched makes me very, very happy because that means that adequate attention will be given to Gringott’s and the Battle of Hogwarts. Cutting it any earlier would leave too much. My hope for a while has been that they’d cut it when Harry decides between Horcruxes vs. Hallows as it’s the moment where he chooses his path. That might still work, but leaving them at Malfoy Manor will work well for me as well.
Great Interview! I completely agree with Yates on Emma Dan and Rupert, they are so great! I agree that no matter where the split it is it will be a no! moment!