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David Yates Talks Trio and FiendFyre Scene, Deathly Hallows Part One vs Part Two

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Posted by: sue
July 01, 2009, 12:22 PM

"...It's the hardest thing to switch off when you have this world in your head. You can't stop thinking about it-it's too intoxicating, too addictive. Sometimes it wakes me up in the middle of the night, but it's not anxiety, it's over-excitement. It's thinking 'Tomorrow we're shooting the scene in the Room of Requirement, where Harry Ron and Hermione are being chased by Fiendfyre and its a very cool scene.' " 

So says director David Yates in the new issue of Total Film magazine. Mr. Yates also echos earlier comments about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows being a 'road movie' of sorts and then compares that to Part Two which he describes as 'elegiac and operatic.' Full Quotage:

"Deathly Hallows is a powerful spiritual journey for Harry, who realizes what his ultimate destiny is. I'm trying to give both parts a slightly different swing. Part One is dynamic, adrenalized, visceral and takes place on the road-we never go anywhere near Hogwarts. It's a refugee story about these three kids cut off from everything they know and everybody they love, being pursued relentlessly by people who want to murder them. It's a gritty road movie within this magical universe.
 Part Two is more elegiac and operatic. It's where the heart and soul of the story comes home to roost. They're as different as Order of the Phoenix is to Half-Blood Prince which is quite European in flavor. The world is rich enough to allow you to go exploring in how you present it.

You can see the scans of e interview right here courtesy of  Rupert-Grint. us, thanks Ivana!

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80450 Points

Sounds interesting…

Posted by Won_Two on July 02, 2009, 03:45 AM report to moderator
22044 Points

OMG!!! I’m exited about this too!!!

8317 Points

That’s a pure adrenalin-rushing scene. I can’t wait to watch it!

Posted by forgetmenot_007 on July 02, 2009, 04:31 AM report to moderator
1252 Points

What a fantastic interview! I cannot wait for the rest of the movies!!

Oooh, and he mentioned the fiendfyre! I bet that effect will be great!

Posted by Princess Leia on July 02, 2009, 04:55 AM report to moderator
3703 Points

Omg, I can’t wait for the Fiendfyre scene! That’ll be amazing.

Posted by Christine on July 02, 2009, 04:56 AM report to moderator
872 Points

David Yates certainly sounds like he knows what he’s doing!

Posted by Heavenly_Horcrux on July 02, 2009, 06:10 AM report to moderator
267 Points

cool article, very interesting!!

Posted by RaWr...WeReWoLf on July 02, 2009, 06:17 AM report to moderator
2525 Points

he is an awsome dirctor!!

Posted by The Nerd on July 02, 2009, 06:21 AM report to moderator
2525 Points

he is an awsome dirctor!!

Posted by The Nerd on July 02, 2009, 06:21 AM report to moderator
88 Points

@simos {WBM} : “So part one is all about Harry, Ron, and Hermione in the woods!”

Yes… except the parts where they’re disguised as 7 Harrys having a fight in mid-air with death eaters, getting stuff from Dumbledore’s will, hearing Dumbledore gossip at the wedding, fleeing into London and fighting off more death eaters, exploring Grimauld Place, arguing with Lupin, going into the Ministry undercover, busting out a group of muggle-borns and stealing back the locket from a room full of dementors, falling out with Ron, going to Godric’s Hollow and fighting with Voldemort and his snake and escaping by jumping out of the window and disaparating in mid-air, finding the sword, destroying the locket, going to Luna’s house and nearly being captured again, then actually being captured by Greyback and taken to Malfoy manner for another fight and a daring rescue of Luna and Olivander… but apart from that, yes, they’re just in the woods the whole time. How boring!

Posted by Janitor of Azkaban on July 02, 2009, 06:21 AM report to moderator
347 Points

so i take it they are filming all of it in one go?

Posted by HarryRichardsPotter on July 02, 2009, 06:54 AM report to moderator
44049 Points

Looks really cool.

Posted by Dolemite [FTC!] on July 02, 2009, 08:05 AM report to moderator
8256 Points

Hopefully they’ll have the trio in the wood and show some scenes of what’s happening at Hogwarts while they’re out finding the Horcruxes.

Posted by spicefan78 OoM1 {ROAR!} on July 02, 2009, 08:37 AM report to moderator

Good one Janitor of Azkaban!!
Yates take on the different tone to each part sounds good, because really, these movies do need to stand on their own.

Posted by coolbeans3131 on July 02, 2009, 08:41 AM report to moderator
523 Points

Is it wrong of me to want to see Crabbe fry?

Posted by Rhiannon on July 02, 2009, 10:17 AM report to moderator
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