Architectural Digest Releases New Photos of "Deathly Hallows" Sets
June 22, 2011, 08:41 AM
Architectural Digest magazine has published a slideshow featuring images of the sets and concept art used for "Deathly Hallows: Part 2."
Production designer Stuart Craig gives some background on each set, which includes Shell Cottage, the newly introduced boathouse at Hogwarts, and Bellatrix Lestrange's underground vault at Gringotts.
“I try to find a logic for whatever the set is and somehow I felt it was wrong for [Shell Cottage] to be too whimsical, too fanciful,” says production designer Stuart Craig. “So this cottage has a logic. If you really wanted to build a house on the beach, what would you do? Well, you would use local materials. And the local materials would be either rocks or seashells. The walls are huge oyster shells and the roof is made of big scallop shells. You can see how scallop shells can lend themselves to overlapping and shedding water. I was kind of pleased with t[he logic underlying the structure that we had found there.”"Deathly Hallows: Part 2" arrives in theaters on July 15, 2011!
These sets look amazing! Shell Cottage is just too perfect for words, just how I pictured it in my head. Plus I love this magazine, also look at the new edition.
I do hope that one day they will release a big and detailed book covering all the artwork and set designs for the film series. Maybe if we get a museum at Leavesden they’ll show all this and publish a book for the shop, along with a set of dvds on the making of the films. The Film Wizardry book was good, but only gives a glimpse of the total.
yay! shell cottage, luv that place………. just wait til the movie comes out. I cant picture (spoiler) bellatrix walking down the hill to meet harry and ron (its awesome how some people know wat im talking about (: )
Those images are awesome! There is no other word for them. Stuart Craig really knows and feels (most important) the Harry Potter world. How else could he have ever created those sets to match the books so perfectly. His talent is great and his creativity is just like Jo’s. Thanks Stuart and most of all Jo for creating and visualizing the most wonderful world ever!
These are fantastic, I can’t wait to see how it turns out on screen! And the Boat shed where Snape and Voldemort confront each other, OMG! Snape is the best.