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David Yates: "Deathly Hallows" a "big opera, a great big epic, with huge battles"

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Posted by: Edward
January 24, 2010, 06:50 PM

The March 2010 issue of Total Film Magazine appears to have a small report on the upcoming "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" films which features a few new quotes from director David Yates, actress Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), and screenwriter Steve Kloves.  A report on SS notes comments made by David Yates, who expands on earlier comments which described Part One of "Deathly Hallows" as "a road film," by saying that the film "[is] a refugee story about three kids cut off from everything they know and everybody they love, being pursued relentlessly by people who want to murder them."  He goes on to describe the second part of the film as a "big opera, a great big epic, with huge battles."

The report continues, featuring a quote from Miss Watson who comments on a new "structure" for the film by saying: “The others have this structure. You know, we come into the Great Hall and there’s the opening talk. And that’s gone."  The report concludes by relating comments made by screenwriter Steven Kloves, who says that the ultimate split of the film "allow[s] us to stretch a bit with the characters and give them the proper send-off."

The issue is said to be on newsstands now; if you come across a copy of the issue, please do email scans to

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176 Points

Can’t wait for Deathly Hallows and this seems like a good interview :)

Posted by supporterofSPEW on January 24, 2010, 07:04 PM report to moderator

Sounds as though they’re going to end DH1 at Shell Cottage with Helena Bonham Carter as Hermione adjusting Ron’s features and then disapparating together.

Posted by rotfang07 on January 24, 2010, 07:05 PM report to moderator
41 Points

I don’t think I’ve anticipated a movie as much as I am Deathly Hallows – Parts 1 and 2. I just really hope that they live up the hype and give the series the proper send off that it deserves.

Posted by TrioFan on January 24, 2010, 07:06 PM report to moderator
4852 Points


Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on January 24, 2010, 07:41 PM report to moderator
2169 Points

Ok.This is gonna be huge! And I feel I´m not gonna be disappointed.I´ve learnt how to watch the HP movies now.Do not confuse book and films,and you´re gonna be fine.Just understand the films are based on the books.That´s all. Siriusly,those movies are gonna kick some major arse!I´m gonna miss Hogwarts,though.Like I did in the book.C´mon! Year after year at Hogwarts! Impossible not to miss it. The ony part we get to see Hogwarts is in the end when it´s being destroyed because of the battle!

Posted by Tamyris on January 24, 2010, 07:45 PM report to moderator
1420 Points

getting excited

Posted by alicia00 on January 24, 2010, 08:21 PM report to moderator
866 Points

RRR: I think that is Fleur & Bill in the picture. Where do you think their wedding will be now that the Burrow is destroyed?

Posted by Kami Malfoy on January 24, 2010, 08:56 PM report to moderator
4151 Points

so cool! i’m so excited for DH!!

Posted by mai {beatnik owl} on January 24, 2010, 09:02 PM report to moderator
80450 Points

Will it be over when the fat lady sings?

Posted by Won_Two on January 24, 2010, 09:09 PM report to moderator
3271 Points

Getting very excited…. can’t wait!

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on January 25, 2010, 01:28 AM report to moderator
3777 Points

quote from emma ftw

Posted by ZachBlack [ROAR] on January 25, 2010, 01:58 AM report to moderator
1317 Points

Realize that the films are not the books but come on, this is the last of HP. Can we at least have more than just a passing resemblance between the two? Sat thru HBP and wondered where in the name of heaven they got some of their hairbrained ideas, certainly not the book. Ahhhh one must be patient with the powers that be (WB).

Posted by hewy on January 25, 2010, 04:49 AM report to moderator
3134 Points

I’m just glad they are making it into 2 films!

5610 Points

Oh my GAWWWD! haha I hope it’s as good and epic as he says it will be. Not likin where the split is now though.

Posted by Peace.Love.Potter ♥ on January 25, 2010, 07:07 AM report to moderator
1642 Points

If they screw up this one I will never fogive them! they have to follow the book. literally.

Posted by Matea on January 25, 2010, 07:19 AM report to moderator
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