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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  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.

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4887 Points

Voldemort tsunami?? wtf?!?! AGHHH THIS IS SO TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I looked for the magazine at Target and IT WASNT THERE! Ughh got me REALLY ticked off.

Posted by NaRgLeS.WuZz.H3r3(: {Roar} on August 12, 2010, 10:02 PM report to moderator
1183 Points
seriously, i was thinking about where the split would be this morning before i saw this article, and i was thinking that when voldy gets the elder wand would make a great ending to part 1. i think that they’ll introduce shell cottage, have dobbys funeral, and talk to griphook (maybe) near end of movie, but i think that harry would have his conversation with ollivander at the beginning of part 2, to sort of recap stuff about the deathly hallows. (i have a feeling xeno would have introduced the trio to the deathly hallows, but not give them the full story like in the book.) then, sometime after that conversation, they’ll do a flash of voldemort getting the wand from dumbledore’s grave. just a guess, though. 98 days!!!
Posted by hermy007 on August 12, 2010, 10:07 PM report to moderator
3455 Points

OMG! that was one of my guesses….but obviously not the first. i thought it would be a little more cliff-hanger, but hey, its a good place to stop (they need the time in the 2nd movie for the big finale scenes!) the scans are fantastic though! …but im confused about the destroying a horcrux in water though…especially a voldy shaped tsunami….

Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on August 12, 2010, 10:07 PM report to moderator
1183 Points

when i saw this article, i really couldn’t believe what i was seeing, i thought that wb was going to wait longer to reveal the split. does anyone think that wb is doing this because they want to butter up the fans who are still furious about the non release of the comic con and japanese dh clips?

Posted by hermy007 on August 12, 2010, 10:15 PM report to moderator
294 Points

im gonna cry…

Posted by AlecsWeasley on August 12, 2010, 10:26 PM report to moderator
5389 Points

Great acans but im not going to see the split!!!

Posted by Azaad Potter The Chosen One [ROAR] on August 12, 2010, 10:33 PM report to moderator
243 Points

Additional Chamber of Secrets scene? I’m for it!

Posted by PaintTheSky on August 12, 2010, 10:41 PM report to moderator
3271 Points

I like the split too… if they keep everything in order, then it’s right after Malfoy Manor and when the trio is at Shell Cottage. Seems fitting to me. :D Oh I’m so EXCITED!!

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on August 12, 2010, 10:48 PM report to moderator
1061 Points

I love love LOVE this! I thought they might end it with The Snatchers showing up, so they can make a big cliffhanger from it, but i think its a great idea to end it with the Elder wand (that means we’ll get Dobbys funeral in part one, yes!).
I’m ok with the tsunami thing, maybe the cup defends its self (like the locket does) and produces a giant water Voldermort (or maybe a water Basilisk?) to try and drown Hermione and Ron, that would look pretty cool!
I am so hopeful for this film, but then again i was hopeful for HBP and that was terrible, i haven’t watched it since i saw it in the cinema, i detest what they did to my favourite book!
And the pictures, i agree with WeenyOwl those pastel kitchen cupboards have to be Loony Luna’s :)
The pic of Emma is gorgeous!
Loving how enormous Bellatrix’s hair has got! :D
I am sooooo excited, but also terrified, if they screw this up i don’t think i could ever forgive them. :/

Posted by Vicki_The_House_Elf *ROAR* ϟ on August 12, 2010, 10:55 PM report to moderator
1061 Points

^ Long post, sorry :)

Posted by Vicki_The_House_Elf *ROAR* ϟ on August 12, 2010, 10:56 PM report to moderator
1183 Points

i just realized something, i really don’t think tha thatt picture of harry reaching for something is at bathilda’s, it looks more like he’s at the lovegoods, when the death eaters come a-knockin’. to me, it looks like the background of the lovegoods kitchen, everything looks all circular, like the table behind harry… once again, a guess.

Posted by hermy007 on August 12, 2010, 10:58 PM report to moderator
1061 Points

Can someone tell me if this magazine is sold in the UK?? Please :)

Posted by Vicki_The_House_Elf *ROAR* ϟ on August 12, 2010, 11:01 PM report to moderator

I’ll try to be gentle with the following statement. For all my fellow Potter fans who are angered regarding the fact that a scene has been added to the Deathly Hallows films that wasn’t necessarily in the book (the “Voldemort tsunami” that was mentioned)…I thought we were over this, people. I’m betting that those of you who are still upset that things get left out of the film adaptations (or changed) also have a copy of the book itself at hand. If so, whip it out, read the scenes exactly as they are written, and envision those scenes in your mind (wow, it’s almost like a little movie in your head, isn’t it? Pretty cool). Now put the book down, take a deep breath, and accept the fact that the movie is going to be a different animal than the book. Going back as far as 1939 with the adaptation of the Wizard of Oz, filmmakers have created different visions of films than their counter-part books (Dorothy’s slippers were originally silver, there were no farmhand duplicates of her three Oz companions, also no Elmira Gulch or Professor Marvel, etc). The first 30 minutes or so of the Wizard of Oz (everything leading up to the twister) was not in the original novel at all, and because all of that storyline was added in, things that were in the book were cut out (like when Dorothy and her friends get stuck at a river, or have to jump over a chasm to escape a pursuing animal). This means that the story gets changed and streamlined, and yes, it totally makes sense to cut out something and replace it with something of an equal length, because the new scene might more easily condense multiple ideas into one scene. Jo Rowling herself is quoted (in quite a few places) as having said she encouraged Steve Kloves and all the Potter directors to add their own elements to the films (including cutting and replacing scenes). I wouldn’t dream of second-guessing her. And just for the record, I’m going to make an educated guess and say that (like many people posting here have already surmised) Ron and Hermione obviously go down into the Chamber of Secrets and attempt to destroy the horcrux there, and we get to see a scene that was previously only implied…that’s what’s cool about an adaptation…in the novel The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, the final battle is explained second-hand in about one paragraph, while in the film, we actually get to SEE the entire battle.

Posted by critterfur on August 12, 2010, 11:10 PM report to moderator
1061 Points

^ Condescending much?!

Posted by Vicki_The_House_Elf *ROAR* ϟ on August 12, 2010, 11:24 PM report to moderator
1183 Points

hear hear. personally, i trust yates’ judgement, along with jo’s. the tsunami scene sounded good to me, i was just happy that they’re going to actually show ron and hermione down in the chamber of secrets destroying the cup. who cares if they add in that? i’ve decided a long time ago that it’s unrealistic to believe and bank on the fact that the filmakers are going to add in every specific detail from the books, and not add in anything, even if it counteracts my fan mentality. they want to make this the best potter yet, but they also want to make this a experience that we will not easily forget, for both fanatics and non fanatics alike. if jo is okay with these changes, and these changes will make for an epic ending to this epic franchise it’s good enough for me :)

Posted by hermy007 on August 12, 2010, 11:29 PM report to moderator
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