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David Yates, David Heyman, and Tom Felton Discuss "Deathly Hallows: Part 2"

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Posted by: Mel
January 07, 2011, 08:18 PM

In a new article in USA Today, director David Yates and producer David Heyman talked about the general atmosphere of "Deathly Hallows: Part 2":

"The very last one's a big old epic, with lots of battles and dragons and goblins. It's going to be operatic. And then it's over," says director David Yates.
"The decision to split this into two was purely a creative one. By doing two, there's more detail and more time to engage with the characters in the way that we do," says producer David Heyman. "It allows the audience time to bring themselves to it. The audience has the time to project their own feelings and engage with the characters."

Both Yates and Heyman, as well as Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), also discussed some of the feelings that came with ending the film series:

Asked if he's feeling nostalgic, Yates says, "I don't think we ever took it for granted. We'd sometimes joke about what we're going to do when it's all over. We'll never have this amount of resources again. We're going to have to go back into the real world, after living in this bubble."
"One of the greatest gifts that Jo Rowling and the whole franchise has given (the actors) is that we can really end up making a kid's night just from saying hello," Felton says. "I was 12 when we started shooting; 13 when it came out. I'm 23 now. It's been a long journey.
"You don't see people growing up, not when you're there. It's only when you look back at the films. ... Look at Daniel! He was bloody tiny. My face was like a basketball. But those angelic features seem to have left me," he jokes.
"The last film will be it. It's never going to be like this again. You never take this for granted," Heyman says. "You want to do the end justice, so there's a little bit of anxiety."
You can see the rest of the article here.

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1258 Points

Tom’s face was seriously like a basketball know that I think of it.
Great interview!

Posted by Darth Mary on January 07, 2011, 08:34 PM report to moderator
609 Points

I am REALLY looking forward to the final battle, it should be epic! :D

Posted by A Sluggish Memory on January 07, 2011, 09:19 PM report to moderator
52447 Points

Awesome. :P Nice interview. :) Can’t wait for the battle… By far my favorite part… :P

Posted by WhyAllTheGlitterâ„¢ on January 07, 2011, 10:38 PM report to moderator
350 Points

Cue the “End of an Era” music by Oliver Boyd and the Remembralls!

I can hardly believe it’s about to end! Am I :) or :(? I cannot yet decide.

Posted by Bless_the_children on January 07, 2011, 11:00 PM report to moderator
207 Points

Oh! what a nostalgic interview. I want to cry now!. I Love You so much Tom <3

Posted by blessi on January 07, 2011, 11:11 PM report to moderator
660 Points

It really is the End of an Era for everyone dedicated to this fandom!

Posted by Noble Birth Descending on January 08, 2011, 12:33 AM report to moderator
67 Points

that’s fantastic so when will we see a countdown for Part 2 Leaky??

Posted by doctorpope181 on January 08, 2011, 01:07 AM report to moderator
5389 Points

Haha Toms face is really like a basketball now when i think of it

Posted by Azaad Potter The Chosen One [ROAR] on January 08, 2011, 04:39 AM report to moderator
1111 Points

i cant wait for part 2, it’s going to be EPIC !!!!!! :D:D:D

but i dont want it to endd!! :(

Posted by Harrypotterultrafan on January 08, 2011, 05:43 AM report to moderator
748 Points

Everything comes to an end. That’s the beauty of it. But you know what! Harry Potter will always be a classic and schools might even assign it to the children for English studies. Plus, we’ve all got each other here, in the largest Harry Potter social website to keep the passion strong.

Posted by Gene *ROAR* on January 08, 2011, 07:40 AM report to moderator
667 Points

@gene lin: so right. i am passing the torch on to my daughter. i am also studying to be a teacher, so I am going to be assigning it to my future students. ;-)

Posted by chikitcorpuzvesterbaek on January 08, 2011, 08:00 AM report to moderator
94 Points

I’m so excited! it’s going to be so intense all the time, and probably really sad too with all the deaths..
But all the same, i can’t wait! :)

Posted by harrypotter = life ! on January 08, 2011, 08:46 AM report to moderator
11773 Points

@Bless_the_children, thank you for telling us about the song ‘End of an Era’. Very appropriate. Even when all the films have come out, we’ll all continue to be inspired by the Harry Potter books, and in time we’ll also have our DVD box sets of the films (or whatever medium is used for video in future decades).

Posted by Valeria-Johanna on January 08, 2011, 09:51 AM report to moderator
4852 Points

It’s going to be so sad when it ends! Haha Dan was so cute!!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on January 08, 2011, 11:33 AM report to moderator
217 Points

going to be very sad, but we in fandom will survive and go on to influence the next generation by buying the books, boxed sets dvds etc for birthday and Christmas presents, Jo did an amazing thing getting children to want to read a book and use their imagination instead of staring at computers or tiny screens with someone else’s vision of what the world should look like. Personally I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next :)

Posted by DavidTheUnready on January 08, 2011, 12:33 PM report to moderator
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