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Old 04-01-2011, 07:37 AM
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Post David Heyman confirms Deathly Hallows: Part II will be shortest Harry Potter film

While they premiered new footage from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II at CinemaCon this week, producers David Heyman and David Barron confirmed that the final installment of the series would be the SHORTEST length-wise of the eight films, at just over two hours (Order of the Phoenix holds the record of shortest Harry Potter film, at 138 minutes). The producers' interview about why they chose to preview the sequences they did at CinemaCon and the current editing process with Collider can be read and seen below.



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How did you guys decide what footage you wanted to show the theater owners today?
Heyman:
Well part of it was what was ready, quite frankly. Because we’re still very much editing and also still very much doing the visual effects. So a lot of the visual effects being shown here will be very rough, and the footage is still rough. But we just showed some exciting bits and some really good dramatic scenes.
Barron: What the movie’s about.
Heyman: To let people in, a little bit.

When you guys first presented Harry Potter, I believe it was last year but maybe 2 years ago, but you guys actually showed a scene from Harry facing Voldemort for the final time. And it was in the very beginning of the footage you showed, and for me, I gasped, because I couldn’t believe you were showing this.
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(laughs) Just teasing.
Heyman: You had to wait a little while before you actually saw it in the film.

Are you showing anymore of that scene today?
Heyman:
No.
Barron: There’s one shot of each, I think.
Heyman: Yeah there’s a couple of shots, but we’re not showing cut footage.

You guys decided not to do the 3D conversion for Part 1, but you said 3D for Part 2. Is Part 2 still being released in 3D?
Heyman:
Yes it is. The reason we didn’t do it on the first part was because we didn’t feel that we could do it justice. And actually the 3D would actually compromise the film, so we didn’t have the time.
Barron: We were diving into 3D for the first time, it was a new world for us, and so we didn’t get off to a fine start. There wasn’t time to do it properly, and so Warners very very kindly supported us. I’m sure they were wishing it was not the case, but they were hugely supportive to not put out something that we weren’t happy with.

You mentioned that you guys were eventually gonna release Part 1 in 3D whether it be on Blu-ray or a re-release theatrically.
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We’re doing Blu-ray.
Barron: It’s going really well.
Heyman: We’re in the process of doing it right now and we’re really excited about the quality, we feel it adds something to the film and is really immersive as opposed to taking out, which I think a lot of 3D can do. And it’s been great for us going through that process to lead into the theatrical because I think we’ve learned an awful lot.
Barron: We have learned a lot.
Heyman: David Yates is approaching 3D from a character point of view.
Barron: It’s a storytelling aid. Rather than being a special effect gimmick where it’s like “Oh that’s cool.” We’re using it to help tell the story better.
Heyman: It’s probably gonna be more subtle than on some films, we’re not gonna have tons of stuff flying out the screen, we’ll have some but not much. The depth will not necessarily be as great as some films. But it will make the film feel larger, be more immersive, and I think it will add to the stories as opposed to take away.

Do you guys ever envision a 3D conversion of the earlier films and also the theatrical re-release of them in 3D?
Heyman:
We haven’t talked about it but I won’t be surprised if that happens. I don’t know about theatrical but I suspect in 3D that will go on.

What’s the running time of the final film?
Barron:
It will be one of the shortest films.
Heyman: It will be the shortest film.

So what does that mean?
Heyman:
We don’t know yet, because we’re still editing.
Barron: It’s not a short film, but it will be shorter than the others.

When I spoke to you guys last time, you mentioned that the last film was much more of an action film. Is that still the case?
Heyman:
It’s not non-stop action, but it’s a lot of action. But, one the the things that makes Harry Potter so special is it’s not just action, not just magic, it’s characters, humanity and truth.
Barron: And a strong emotional core.
Heyman: And that’s what this film has: a real strong emotional center. So yeah there’s a lot of action, and it’s a really thrilling ride, and it ends with the final confrontation with Voldemort with Harry, but most importantly it’s a film that moves you and it makes you really involved and invested in the characters.
Heyman and Barron also picked up the CinemaCon Hall of Fame award for the Harry Potter films; photos of the pair with their trophies can be seen in our galleries.



Additionally, several movie sites got to see the four-minute Deathly Hallows: Part II preview (which will not be released publicly) and revealed a few tidbits, including:

• Battle of Hogwarts scenes shown, extended clip of Harry walking into the forest with Voldemort.
• Gringotts sequence shown, as well as the dragon breaking through the roof of the bank.
• A brief teaser of what was presumed to be the King's Cross chapter between Harry and Dumbledore (going by the reporters' 'dream' description) was shown as well.

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Details of the 4-minute scene can be read here:

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For the most part, the footage focused on all the action in the last chapter and we see the three main kids riding on the magic cart through the caverns of Gringotts Wizarding Bank with a goblin in order to retrieve another horcrux, but then the cart is blasted and they start falling to the ground, but Hermione calls out a spell that leaves them hovering mere inches from the cave floor. A lot of the footage focuses on a giant white dragon and we see Hermione getting the crazy idea to jump on its back and we see them flying on it until they jump off its back into the lake outside Hogwarts and we see them walking away from it soaking wet.

Inside Hogwarts, Harry confronts Snape for daring to stand in Dumbledore's place after his involvement in the former headmaster's murder, then we see Snape doing battle with Maggie Smith's Minerva McGonagall, who then casts a spell to bring a number of armed knight statues to life to help protect the school. The tagline for the extended trailer was "It Ends Where It Started" and we see a scene of the wizards on both sides of the battle racing towards each other in the Forbidden Forest for the final battle, as well as lots of footage of Hogwarts' destruction and a bridge the group are crossing also being destroyed.

We see the scene of Harry and Voldemort facing off with magical energy streaming between them, and another one where Harry tells Voldemort "Let's end this together," before pulling them both over the side of a high cliff, and Voldemort's voice-over tells Harry, "Only one can live forever."
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II will be released on July 15, 2011.
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Shortest? You'd think it'd be one of the longest?

I can't wait to see the four minute preview! Especially with Dumbledore...that's one of my favorite parts in the book.

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Is this an April Fool's Day joke?
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Dislike!! make it longer!
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Come on!!! Why on earth did they decide to make this one of the shortest films?? You'd expect the last one to be the best AND the longest... Oh well, it can still be the best, but I'm a bit disappointed.
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NNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! why the shortest???????????? i want to stay with HP DH pt2 for more than 2 hours. T_T
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This better not be ANOTHER April Fools Joke they've given us today! *grumble* The last one was ridiculously mean.

Though I hope it will be released in 2D also, because I can't watch 3D. Lately some films haven't even come out in 2D so fingers crossed for HP.

I was hoping it would be long, give me more time for a goodbye... I can't wait to see the 4 minute preview.
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Guys, this isn't an April Fool's joke, at all. The interview, which took place Thursday (and was NOT April Fool's day), is right there, and you can hear Barron and Heyman confirm it. We have no reason to either lie or joke about this, despite this obviously sounding like it would be an April Fool's joke. Alas, it's not. They said it: DH 2 is gonna be the shortest of the series.
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One of the shortest? Is this an April Fool joke? D=
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hopefully they were just testing the waters with that statement, to see what people would say about it....i'm sure there's tonnes of footage they could use and make it longer.....this is the part that ties up ALL the loose ends, and tying loose ends should not be done quickly........smh.....i hope they change their minds.....
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Whatever.. True or not true at least I can watch the movie..
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I don't want Deathly Hallows Part 2 to be the shortest film. It should be one of the longest. I think it would be the movie that they put the most effort into. It's not fair.
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Hopefully it's still good!!
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Short?
Ug what did you take out now.
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One of the shortest? Is this an April Fool joke? D=
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Sadly, I really don't think it's a joke. :-( But this is very very sad news *cries*
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really? seriously? WHY NOT ADD SOME DELETED SCENES BACK IN???? How bloody annoying if this is true.
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WEll, I don't mind. The critics said the other movie was too long. Maybi 2 hours and 15 minutes is ok. It's the lenght of the third movie after all (i'm not saying the movie'll be 2h15 minutes, but i'm saying after all, the best movie of the series is one of the shortests.)
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I don't really know how I feel about this, but when I read the title of this thread I was outraged. I really like details, and I'm scared they'd cut a lot of details if it were short (like what happened with OotP). However, I really hope that's not the case and that its going to be better than we expect it.
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2 Hours can't all be bad, "Star Trek" (the 2009 re-boot) was 2 hours long & had a lot of action.
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i hope this is an april fool, or how could they fit the whole book in?
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Guys, it's only half the book. The reason it's shorter is because it's only half of the plot. Don't think about it being shorter than the rest, think about it being twice as long as the others.
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I kinda think this may be for the best. They have already covered more then half of the book in the first Deathly Hallows movie. I think if they tried to make it longer it would have a lot of filler that is not needed. As long as they don't just make it an hour and a half I will be fine. 2 hours would be my ideal legnth for the last movie.
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