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"Deathly Hallows" Film Split Revealed; Images of Xeno, Scrimgeour, Bagshot, and Gregorovitch Online (Update)

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Posted by: Edward
August 12, 2010, 01:35 PM

The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly features a cover story on the upcoming "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" film, which, at long last, reveals the split for the final installments of the film.  High Res scans of the entire EW feature can be found right here thanks to RupertGrint.net.  The report features a number interviews with the cast and never before published information about the film.  A caution now to readers, for the rest of this post will contain SPOILERS!



The film, EW reports, "will end at about Chapter 24 of the book, with Voldemort gaining possession of the Elder Wand, one of the three Deathly Hallows that allow the bearer to conquer death."  The article goes on to feature quotes from many of the cast members and director David Yates, who speak in turn about bringing the conclusion of the Potter series to the big screen.  They also reveal details about the film; including the final scene the Trio ever filmed together.  Quoteage:
The three of them [Radcliffe, Watson, and Grint] are shooting a scene in the Room of Requirement in which Harry, Ron, and Hermione are searching for a Horcrux- in this case, a tiara-like Ravenclaw diadem.  Watson and Grint are sopping wet.  (In the film, Ron and Hermione have recently destroyed another horcrux in the water and were perused by a Voldemort-shaped tsunami.)  
As production on the two films wound down this summer, the three stars faced the prospect of having to film their final scene together.  "It was bizarre," Watson said last week by phone.  "Walking on to set that day, there was this incredibly thick atmosphere.  It felt like a moment in history.  It felt really big."  In the scene, Harry, Ron, and Hermione have broken into the Ministry of Magic.  They jinx a woman and drag her into a tiny storage area.  So the final frame ever shot of all three actors takes place in a cramped little room.  "These characters have been in the most fantaistical situations at Hogwarts- they've been in the Dark Forest, all these extraordinary places," says Yates.  "It was an odd way to finish, really."  But poetic, perhaps, considering that the whole series began with a boy who lived in a tiny room under the stairs of a house on Privet Drive.  "In a way," says Yates, "the series started with a cupboard and ended with one."
The full article can be read right here.  "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" will be in theaters on November 19, while "Deathly Hallows: Part 2" will arrive on the big screen July 2011.  The Fall Movie Preview issue of EW is on newsstands now.

Update: We now have this new photo of Dan Radcliffe as Harry Potter in formal wizard wear brandishing his wand.

Many, many thanks to our Order Partners, RupertGrint.net!

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@ eiVega : Filming in never ever done in chronological order , all Mr. Yates was referring to was that the Trio ’s last bit of filming – ( they are usually called " pick-ups " , a bit of re-filming to make sure they got the shots they needed), is what was filmed in a cupboard.

In other words, the last bit of acting the Trio did AFTER finishing the film, was coming back to film some bits, and their last bit was from the scene at the Ministry where they stun Mafalda Hopkirk and hide her in a cupboard and Hermione then polyjuices her appearance. Hence, the bittersweet " it begins and ends with a cupboard ".

The Epilogue was filmed and that is the way the movie will end. And our hearts will end with it…

….till the DVD’s come out ! LOL !!

Posted by Hinkypunkmum on August 14, 2010, 12:36 PM report to moderator
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amen to that, hinkypunkmum. 96 days! well that’s definetly something new to say teigaga, after reading some of these posts it seems like everyone is concerned with the opposite. TOTALLY PSYCHED! both films, but especially part 2, are going to be the pinnacle of epicness!

Posted by hermy007 on August 14, 2010, 01:31 PM report to moderator
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Voldemort shaped tsunami, wuet?

Posted by Lady Herdermort on August 14, 2010, 02:06 PM report to moderator
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I am still sooo thrilled about this split point! It’s absolutely perfect. Malfoy Manor makes a great climax (it always belonged in part 1!), we have the sad drama of Dobby’s death, and then the cliffhanger of Voldemort claiming the wand—I LOVE it!

I did have to LOL when I read “Vodemort-shaped tsunami,” good grief. I think it’s just the word choice, though, and it has potential to work well. Of course the Cup would try to fight back as the other Horcruxes have, and I think it’s cool to show what actually happens when Ron and Hermione go into the CoS.

Re: the talk about adapting the books to film, I first of all have to say I’m surprised to see such strong reactions to people who prefer the movie to follow the book closely from those who claim to like the books! Sure, some things need to be changed or cut, but I totally understand that we all have our own favorite scenes or bits of dialogue, and the movie is our way of sharing it with friends who aren’t going to read the book, and it’s totally understandable to me that people have a right to be disappointed if what they were looking forward to was changed or cut. And while some added scenes/dialogue have worked very well (e.g. McGonagall teaching the Gryffindors to dance or Harry saying, "I must not tell lies, Professor), some of it was at the expense of some great canon stuff that would have worked just FINE on screen, thank you very much. The Burrow burning felt like quite a repeat of Harry chasing Bellatrix at the Ministry (she was even using the same taunts!); can’t say I like it, but I do understand the movie had become too “talky”—that was a great word for it! I thought perhaps showing Greyback attacking a child would work there, and it would have given the audience some information about him and let them know he’s a werewolf, for goodness sake. And Harry flirting with a waitress instead of Dumbledore telling off the Dursleys? REALLY??? But most of all, I just feel like many of the endings have been given short shrift, with hardly any explanation of Priori Incantatem, the Prophecy, or Horcruxes (though they did Horcruxes the best).

But to end on a happy note, it really looks like they are doing this one right! I’m glad to see the pic of Harry releasing Hedwig (sad as it is)! I have a feeling her fate will remain the same, but I never liked her being in that sidecar, all depressed and shut up in that cage. THAT will be a good change! And oh—I think I know what shot you’re talking about of Bellatrix with Voldemort, Hinkypunkmum, and I think that’s when Voldemort is destroying the protection over Hogwarts. I think Voldy is all alone when he takes that wand. What a great, spooky end to part 1!!!

Posted by GinaC on August 14, 2010, 03:16 PM report to moderator
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voldemort shaped tsunami thing? I think that’s straying a little from the books?

Posted by Nymphadora Child on August 14, 2010, 04:23 PM report to moderator
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voldemort shaped tsunami thing? I think that’s straying a little from the books?

Posted by Nymphadora Child on August 14, 2010, 04:24 PM report to moderator
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Wohoo just what i’ve been waiting for how exciting

Posted by Snunkiebrian (Gold Marauder46) on August 14, 2010, 04:29 PM report to moderator
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Posted by L. Ravenclaw on August 14, 2010, 05:02 PM report to moderator
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Posted by L. Ravenclaw on August 14, 2010, 05:03 PM report to moderator
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NICE!!!!

Posted by L. Ravenclaw on August 14, 2010, 05:03 PM report to moderator
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LOVE HARRY POTTER!!!!

Posted by L. Ravenclaw on August 14, 2010, 05:04 PM report to moderator
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AND HERMIONE IS SOOOO HOT!!!! WANNA LICK WHIPED CREAM OF OF HER…… never mind ;D

Posted by L. Ravenclaw on August 14, 2010, 05:05 PM report to moderator
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