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Daniel Radcliffe on Filming "Deathly Hallows" in Scotland

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Posted by: Rosi
January 10, 2010, 04:09 PM

Daniel Radcliffe has spoken to a Scottish newspaper about filming "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" in the recent snowy weather. Mr. Radcliffe, speaking to the Sunday Mail, describes the camping scenes filmed by Loch Etive in Scotland as "magic." He goes on to say, "[the] mountains up there looked kind of blue and the weather was great." Talking about the various filming locations used for the first part of the seventh film, Mr. Radcliffe comments that it is a "road movie [...] and it's going to look very different."

The paper also spoke to producer David Barron about his decision to not write snow scenes into the plot of "Deathly Hallows." Instead the producer says that they chose to return to Leavesden Studios and film indoor scenes on the Great Hall set.

The full article can be found here on The Daily Record website.

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55 Comments

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sounds awesome!! :) I SO CAN NOT WAITTTT! :D

Posted by Nealie Zealbie on January 11, 2010, 02:08 AM report to moderator
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My aunt lives in Scotland and mailed me that article. She was so proud! Scotland is beautiful and I’d rather go there than any other place at the moment – even though it’s freezing right now. ;-)

Posted by Spinner's End ^HISS^ (ITC) on January 11, 2010, 07:31 AM report to moderator
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Too bad, snow scenes would have been beautiful :)

Posted by ErinM {Roar} on January 11, 2010, 08:16 AM report to moderator
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461 Points

cool i cant wait

Posted by LilLadySnape on January 11, 2010, 08:39 AM report to moderator
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hey cool 2nd comment!!

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Again with the changes. One of the interviews with Rowling revealed that she read up on alchemy and used that thoughout the books. For those of us who latched onto that some time ago, I find it disappointing that they are changing colors and weather, etc. All of that is important for the continuity of the alchemical imagery. That is one of the things that Rowling included that makes the books so rich and many layered. When they change the colors of the wedding at the beginning of Deathly Hallows or take out the rain or snow, it really messes it all up. The story will still be good, I’m sure, but it will lose much of the symbolism that gives the books more depth than just another fantasy adventure.

Posted by Eeyore on January 11, 2010, 08:45 AM report to moderator
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Eeyore, you have a point. But, there will always be a lot that is lost in the films. Sometimes I like when they change things, but sometimes I don’t.

Posted by Smitch on January 11, 2010, 08:53 AM report to moderator
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I hope they someone work some magic and add some snow at least for Godric’s Hollow.

Posted by Want to be a Weasley on January 11, 2010, 08:53 AM report to moderator
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WOW it sounds like it is going to be GREAT!!!! I am glad they are splitting the last movie into two parts, this way, I feel they will be able to capture all of the book into it!!!! lol and of course wrap any loose ends!!!!

Posted by Mistic Willow on January 11, 2010, 11:06 AM report to moderator
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DH!!!! They are working really hard on thet one!
By the way, when the countdown will be made??? :D

Posted by Pollytomat on January 11, 2010, 11:08 AM report to moderator
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Wish I was up there with ’em….sigh

Posted by All Was Well on January 11, 2010, 12:19 PM report to moderator
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Scotland is the perfect place to film if you want mountains and hills, a good choise.

Posted by Billy Bluenose on January 11, 2010, 12:22 PM report to moderator
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I’be scene pictures of Scottland…it looks nice there.

Posted by Jacket on January 11, 2010, 01:28 PM report to moderator
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Wait they are not using real snow I thought they only used it on ski slopes

Posted by Mew5645 on January 11, 2010, 01:40 PM report to moderator
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I think what he more means to say through this comment is that the narrative that J.K. Rowling originally wrote devoted little time to describing scenes with snow (with the exception of the visit to Godric’s Hollow and the Silver Doe, if I remember correctly). Because of this, the film might have the appearance of a short winter. One may assume that some people behind the film might have thought it possible to incorporate additional scenes to enhance the plot but ultimately decided against it to remain faithful to the story.

Posted by Kirk on January 11, 2010, 02:43 PM report to moderator
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