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New Set Report Previews End of Half-Blood Prince and the Hunt for the Horcruxes

HBP Film
Posted by: sue
June 20, 2009, 10:14 PM

There is a new set report online tonight for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince contained in the new issue of The Observer Film Quarterly. Found in both the print editions of the Guardian and now online tonight, this report contains a new photo of Evanna Lynch (Luna) and Dan Radcliffe (Harry) preparing to shoot a scene for HBP, possibly the arrival at Hogwarts which you can see via this link.
The set report, while quite lengthy, is very well worth the read, containing many new interviews with those such as David Heyman (on JKR: "was very much the same then as she is now: funny, irreverent, compassionate, kind, generous. Very discreet and private. Damn! She's hard to punch holes in ..." ) and David Yates on finishing Potter ("my commitment to Potter is absolute. First of all it's my job to make sure we go out with a bang and, as the Americans would say, put on a show") as well as new insights into the making of the sixth Harry Potter film. Of interest is a new line from the film, possibly at the very end of the movie as Hermione and Harry discuss the need to hunt for the Horcruxes. The article begins by recounting this scene as actress Emma Watson is having trouble with her line. The piece then reads:

"I've said the wrong lines." She frowns at her script. "Can we sort this out?" She looks down from the astronomy tower at director David Yates. He gently guides her through the scene in which her character, Hermione, is talking to Harry Potter about Voldemort's soul. Harry looks very serious. "I'm not coming back, Hermione ... I have to finish what Dumbledore started." Action stops again. Watson focuses on the script. Yates and Daniel Radcliffe discuss Harry's frame of mind...Yates talks him through it. "Harry's in a cold, dark place at the moment, but I would caution against melancholy ... you've got to make sure Harry's not weighty but more fluid, freer."

Later the author speaks to Dan Radcliffe about that scene, getting the following answer: "I ask about Yates cautioning against melancholy when Harry and Hermione were up on the astronomy tower and Radcliffe laughs. "The Half-Blood Prince is funnier than the previous books, which has given me the reins to be a bit more stupid. But I actually prefer doing the slightly darker side of stuff. I'm not so comfortable with being funny. One of David Yates's jobs on this film is to make me see that it's not always about the darkness in the scene; I have in my head that darkness in a character equals credibility and of course that's not the case."

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439 Points

Nice article. Only a couple of 3 weeks left and I can’t wait. Sadly tickets still haven’t went on sale in the theater I want to go to in Chicago.

Posted by CandyCane2304 on June 20, 2009, 10:28 PM report to moderator
255 Points

They seem to really take on the role, and try to feel what the actual character was feeling. Cool stuff.

Posted by PotterFan-Man on June 20, 2009, 10:33 PM report to moderator
63 Points

Nice article. I wondered about those dreams. Then it dawned on me that he was probably focused on “Deathly Hallows” LOL

Posted by marypao on June 20, 2009, 10:58 PM report to moderator
4151 Points

really neat interview :] so excited for the movieee.

Posted by mai {beatnik owl} on June 20, 2009, 11:00 PM report to moderator
78 Points

Why isn’t Ron in that scene with Harry and Hermione? :(

Posted by night owl on June 21, 2009, 01:15 AM report to moderator
687 Points

Great article, I stopped watrching trailers after Trailer 4 and have not seen any of the TV Spots or short clips, just to make the actual film as fresh as possible. However, these reports are such a thrill to read – please keep as many flowing in as you can. Thank you so much!

Posted by A Tackier Pink on June 21, 2009, 02:02 AM report to moderator
2121 Points

Um….Ron really should be in that scene on the tower, discussing the Horcruxes!

Posted by Bookworm_Weasley {HS} {ROAR} on June 21, 2009, 02:09 AM report to moderator
98 Points

I don’t know why I am always worried when it comes to the HP movies! There’s this bit in the article where it says that the franchise could become stale! :S I am scared!

Posted by HarryLoony on June 21, 2009, 03:09 AM report to moderator
3186 Points

Ohhhh Nervous about the films OMG can’t be just 25 days away I WANT IT NOW

Posted by FrancescaElle on June 21, 2009, 04:04 AM report to moderator

“Um….Ron really should be in that scene on the tower, discussing the Horcruxes!”

Ummm…. HE IS!

Posted by YodatheHobbit on June 21, 2009, 05:03 AM report to moderator
4452 Points

gonna read it in a minute!!

4630 Points

Pottamazing interview ;]. Thanks TLC!

Posted by Live Laugh Love Potter ♥ROAR♥ on June 21, 2009, 08:40 AM report to moderator
3703 Points
I can’t believe Emma swore! I find that funny though :D
Posted by Christine on June 21, 2009, 10:21 AM report to moderator
774 Points

wow, it seems like they payed really close attention to details which is amazing!!

Posted by iheartpink(ROAR) on June 21, 2009, 10:42 AM report to moderator
500 Points

yes, same here! awesome article, im going to read the set report later to night, and i cant wait for movie tickets! But what stinks is that tickets for the mdinight show still arnt available in my theatre in Michigan, either!

Posted by Brian (brianthepotterfan) on June 21, 2009, 10:48 AM report to moderator
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