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Post Exclusive: David Heyman talks Dumbledore's funeral, Hogwarts battle & more (UPDATE 4)

As a part of his promotional work for The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, David Heyman, the producer (who also helms the Potter films), has answered questions about Half-Blood Prince - including the following, which we put to him.

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As you know, Half-Blood Prince screenings were recently held in Chicago, which has given fans an idea what to expect come July 2009. Many were shocked to see the omission of the Battle at Hogwarts and Dumbledore's funeral. Can you explain why these scenes were left out?

DAVID HEYMAN: The reason why we left out the Battle at Hogwarts is because we have a battle at Hogwarts in the Seventh film and we are avoiding repetition. Dumbledore’s funeral was something that I really loved and is a fantastic part of the book and part of me would have loved it in the film. But we decided that while we loved it that what we came up with was the right ending for the film that we had made.

Is it possible that given the delay in release, that Half-Blood Prince may be tweaked, according to the reactions from the screenings?

DAVID HEYMAN: Oh absolutely! The reason for a screening such as the one in Chicago is to give us information about any areas of confusion or pace or any issues that may arise, and work on them. So over the last couple of weeks, we have been working incredibly hard on the cut of the film and we will make changes to improve it. It is something that we have done with every film in the Harry Potter series.

Due to the release date change for Half-Blood Prince to next year, the premieres scheduled for New York and London were cancelled. Since Dan Radcliffe will no longer be doing Equus in New York in July 2009, are you still planning to hold the US premiere there; and will the London premiere still include the royal family and screenings for fans?

DAVID HEYMAN: We have not yet had those discussions. We suspect that there will be a premiere in New York and one in London.
David also discusses his forthcoming film, The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas (in which actor David Thewlis, pictured below, stars), including his decision to adapt the story to screen, and audience reactions to the movie's subject matter:





SPOILER!!: Questions about The Boy with Striped Pyjamas
What was the toughest thing about bringing The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas to the screen?

DAVID HEYMAN:
It was actually a fairly organic process. I know that is going to be hard to believe but I read the book and loved the book but I was a little cautious about embarking upon it, just because of the challenges involved in bringing it to the screen. Mark Herman [the director] optioned the book and then came to me with the screenplay and it all seemed very clear to me. Mark did such a great job with his adaptation in script form and Brassed Off [which Mark Herman directed] was one of my favourite British films of the last 20 years and so the challenge in The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas was getting it done within the budget that we had because clearly there was only going to be a finite budget to make it. But Miramax were incredibly supportive and did not ask us to change the ending, did not ask us to really alter much. I suppose in terms of actually getting it made it was a fairly straightforward process. I liked the book, Mark Herman liked the book, he did a screenplay, Miramax liked the script and had always been interested in the book and decided to make it. So it was much less challenging than it might appear. I think it is just a sign of what good fortune I have had in my recent life. But I suppose one of the great challenges was looking at this from a child’s point of view and managing some of the more naive aspects of the book, which I love in the book but which when translated to film might be a little difficult and not as involving but off-putting. So trying to capture the spirit of the book, yet acknowledging the different demands of a film was a challenge.

How hard was it to find Asa Butterfield and Jack Scanlon ho play the children Bruno and Shmuel in The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas?

DAVID HEYMAN:
It was quite hard. We had the fantastic Pippa Hall whose speciality is child actors and she found the boy who played Billy Elliott. I have known Pippa since I was a child. We had approached Leo Davis to do the casting and Leo brought on Pippa. She scoured and scoured the country. It was a fine balance because you wanted the children to possess the essence of the characters because however their imagination you are very often working with the innate essence of a child. So Pippa showed us hundreds upon hundreds of tapes of children, most of whom had very little experience. When it came down to it, our Bruno had no film experience at all. In a way part of the innocence of Asa Butterfield served us well because he was not particularly knowledgeable about the Holocaust, he wasn’t particularly experienced in film making. He became a little bit more knowledgeable of both through the process of making The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas and I think that the gradual increased awareness of both the Holocaust and the film making experience fed into the journey that the character goes through in the film.

Has the reaction of audiences to The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas both delighted and surprised you? Because during filming you must have worried that audiences might think the movie was too much and not get it?

DAVID HEYMAN:
You are absolutely right. While I am a pretty positive type, I am burdened by a tremendous apprehension about anything that I am involved with and people’s response to it. So I was most certainly tredipatious, concerned in part that people might find it an odd blend of tone – the naivety within this rather dark world; that they might not engage with it in the way that I did. There are always those fears – that, as you suggest, the subject matter might be too tough for the sort of point of view that we take. But I think that what I am so happy about is that people seem to be responding to the film for the very reasons that we made it, because of that point of view. Some people had also suggested that viewers might be concerned that we were telling the story from the point of view of the son of the commandant of a concentration camp. But that is the thing that distinguishes this film from so many others – taking that point of view. For me, that is what – in spite of there being some dark elements about the story, and the context being a difficult and challenging one, there is no question of that – is the thing that I find very optimistic about The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas…that an eight year-old boy, whose parents and environment encourage him to be racist, be prejudiced against Jews, makes his own choice and through contact with a boy on the other side of the fence, someone who is different to himself, is able to engage and overcome any prejudice that might have been inculcated into him and forges his own path. To me that is a wonderfully optimistic, generous spirited and wonderful message to put out into the world and I think it is both true and necessary. I think it is important thing for people to consider and to embrace.


The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas is currently playing in UK theatres and will be released in the U.S. November 7, 2008; the sixth Harry Potter film releases on July 17, 2009.

Thanks to John Millar for conducting the interview!

UPDATE: David also answered more questions about Half-Blood Prince and Deathly Hallows:

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You've said that you want each of the Deathly Hallows films to have their own identities even though it's ultimately one story. How will you apply this thinking?

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We try to focus on a specific theme within each film and each of these films will have a specific theme running through it. In terms of camera work and lighting there will be slight differences. We are aiming for a slightly different aesthetic.

How are the screenplays by Steve Kloves coming along?

DAVID HEYMAN:
They will be very faithful to the book. One of the pleasures of having the time to make two films means we will be able to go into more detail than we might otherwise have been able to do. If we had only done one film we were concerned that we might have to remove The Deathly Hallows. We never went that far but that would have been something that might have had to come out, which would have been terrible! The script is coming along well, I have read the first half of the adaptation. I have not read the second half, that should be coming in the next few weeks.

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Additionally David spoke in great detail as to why Half-Blood Prince was moved from this November to July 2009, as well as mentioning the fact that Dobby the House-Elf might have a big role in the final film:

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After the news broke on the decision to move the film until next year, fans were very upset and (WB president) Alan Horn weighed in with his thoughts on this matter. Have you any words that you as the producer can say to those fans who are still very upset and concerned their feelings and dedication to the series are not being taken seriously?



DAVID HEYMAN:
The fact is that my passion and that of everybody who works on the film is undiminished. It is called ‘the film business’ and the reason why Warner Bros moved the date was for business reasons. Because of the writer’s strike and other factors in Hollywood there was not the pipeline of material for next year that they needed. They had a very big year with The Dark Knight and they needed a big film for 2009 and Harry Potter filled that slot.

I appreciate the disappointment, I really do. As a film maker it is always nice to finish a film and move on to the next. But I think that the film will not be hurt by this experience at all. The studio has always been, and remains, committed to the film in every way.

If the film had come out in November this year, there would have been a two year wait for the first part of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows. What now will happen is that there will be a two year gap between Order Of The Phoenix and The Half Blood Prince and there will only be, in ball park terms, a 16 month gap between Half-Blood Prince and the first part of The Deathly Hallows. The Deathly Hallows is coming out in exactly the same schedule as was originally planned and we are starting principal photography in February as planned. So nothing has changed with the other films.

After the move of HBP to next year, we were uncertain if you were still going to do those test screenings, and I think its safe to say we were all thrilled with those reports from the first screenings-I know I can’t wait to see the movie! However, given there has to be cuts in beloved characters such as the House Elves, can you tell us if these things will impact the development of movie seven and eight (ie events at Gringotts/Grimmauld place and we love Dobby!).

DAVID HEYMAN:
Inevitably there will be certain things that we will probably have to introduce and emphasise in the Seventh film. Before we read the Seventh book there had been things in the earlier films that we had not realized how important they were. There was an example in the Fifth film when we were considering cutting Kreacher but Jo [Rowling] said to me…"I wouldn’t do that if I were you"…She didn’t tell us why, but she said we would be advised to keep him. And of course in the Seventh book Kreacher is an important character. It has been a while, for example, since we have seen Dobby and I suspect we are going to have to make more of Dobby in Seven than we might have done. I think we have done a pretty good job of what we need in terms of the plot.
UPDATE #3: David elaborated on how he feels about the Harry Potter movies coming to an end, and what future productions he has in store:

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Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) and Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) have already been asked a few times how they feel about coming to the end of filming the Harry Potter movies and what they will do after "Deathly Hallows" is complete. How do you feel about reaching the end of the series and what are your plans?

DAVID HEYMAN:
I am both excited and frankly a little saddened by the end of the series growing closer. Working on Harry Potter has been the gift of all gifts. It has changed my life in every which way. Every day working on it, I promise you, has been an absolute pleasure and something that will never be repeated. I am sure that when the time comes it will be a very sad day. I work with certain groups of people every day and I will not be doing that in the same way in the future. I will also be very proud because I am very proud of the films and very proud of the body of work that I have been a part of.

At the same time I will be very excited about the new challenges that lie ahead. I am working on a book called The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time which I look forward to working with Steve Kloves who has written the Harry Potter films and who will write and direct that. Even now I am working on Paddington Bear and some other more adult films. I also made a few other films while I was producing Harry Potter so I am looking forward to having a little more time to work on those things. But Harry Potter will always be a part of me and what an amazing journey it has been.
UPDATE #4: David was asked about the parallels within The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and the Harry Potter films:

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Would you say that there are any parallels in terms of themes, motifs or messages between producing the Harry Potter movies and your latest production The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas?

DAVID HEYMAN:
Yes I think there are. Within Harry Potter there are the Death Eaters and Voldemort who are interested in a pure blood race and are deeply opposed to anything else. They don’t like people who are ‘others’. They do not care for Muggles or Half Blood or Mud Blood, they believe in the purity of the race and I think that is clearly very much in the vein of the Nazis. Harry Potter is very much about the characters who are unable to see the other side. Harry and Ron and Hermione are all outsiders and so, in The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, is Bruno.
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Oh! Imagine if they had left out the deathly hallows... that would have been terrible!

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i didnt know that they were cutting dumbledore's funeral
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in my opinion, not a smart choice.
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i wonder what the ending is gonna be in this film then
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They always cut so much out of the films. I realize they can't put it all in, but I would be happy to watch the entire thing even if it ended up being 4 or 5 hours long
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We really are nearing the end now aren't we? HBP is coming up in a year and right after that it's DH... I can't believe that after this there really won't be anymore release dates or Midnight parties..

I'm glad that they won't be cutting Dobby out of the movie that's nice to know, but, I simply can't believe that they cut out the battle at Hiogwarts and Dubledore's Funeral. That's one of the most improtant scenes in the book, and how will they explain how Snape fled? The only reason he was able to get away was because everyone was busy fighting off the Death Eaters that they didn't notice Snape running away.

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sounds like it will all be AWESOME!! Can't wait for HBP!
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why would they even think about leaving out the Deathly Hallows ? what is their problem !
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NO! If I was directing that, personaly i'd think Dumbledores funeral is a PERFECT way to end the film. *Going through lots of media shots etc in my head* XD
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I still think cutting out Dumbledore's funeral is insulting. It's not a huge central storyline piece, but it's an emotional scene in the book. How much do you want to bet we get another stinking HAPPY ending. Have you guys noticed that every single movie has ended on an upbeat note, even when the books have not? The first two books more or less followed the storyline, with the exceptions of meeting up with the Dursleys and the huge standing ovation given to Hagrid. BUT:
POA-In the book, Harry gleefully tells the Dursleys about his convict Godfather. In the movie, we get that cheesy shot of him more or less flying into the upper layers of the Earth's atmosphereon his Firebolt.
GOF-A student has just died, the second war has more or less begun, Harry gives his winnings from the Tournament to the twins, and Draco is...Draco. And yet in the movie, we see all the students hugging and kissing and saying goodbye like on great big Witchcraft Woodstock, almost as if a mass Obliviate was performed to temporarily make everyone forget about Cedric's death.
OOTP-Sirius is dead. Harry now knows why Voldie targeted him and knows he must either kill or be killed. Draco threatens revenge and gets transfigured into God knows what by members of the DA. And yet in the movie, we have another lovey-dovey scene of all the students happily walking off towards the Hogwarts Express and Harry waxing poetic about how unlike Voldemort they have something worth fighting for. (Hand over the insulin, I'm going into a diabetic coma)
And in losing the Funeral, we lose Harry's split with Ginny, Harry's second confrontation with Scrimgeour (hush up Emma, I know Scrim's not in the movie anyway ) and the trio's contemplation about their next moves.

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To me, this confirms my fears for HBP - the ones that started after I learned that Yates would direct film 6 after he destroyed (for me) film 5.

I will probably be the only one on staff here that will not see the movie in theaters. However, I remain hopeful for Deathly Hallows. I only hope Yates isn't involved (though I seem to recall him also directing one or even both of those)!
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I can't say i agree with you. i think he did really well with OOTP considering it was such a big book. They also can't make a film and leave everyone depressed people watch films for entertainment and fun... and not so they are contemplating suicide.

I for one am really looking forward to half-blood prince it sounds the best one yet! and am really looking forward to seeing Dobby again in Deathly Hollows! although i have to agree with everyone that they can't cut out Dumbledore's funeral, that scene in the book made me cry more then any other and is crucial for Harry's state of mind all through the last book and also breaking up with Ginny.

I can't believe he dodged the question about the premieres though, i had tickets at 200 pounds each to got the the half-blood prince premiere and it left me heart broken that they cancelled it. I would of loved some good news that it would be going ahead next year instead.
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They would not have been able to cut the Hallows when thats what the book is called! (well, maybe they could have but that would NOT have been good)
I'm sad that they cut out Dumbledore's funeral, but if the ending is good (he says it is) I suppose thats all right. I just wish they hadn't changed the date.
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i wished they'd left the funeral in the film i was so curious to see wat it wud be like in the movie. well nevermind
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No battle or funeral? Oh my. Those are like one of my many favourite parts of the book right there! But I'm sure that they know (I hope they do anyway) what they are doing. I was a little disappointed with OOTP, but I'm sure that HBP will be loads better.
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I still think cutting out Dumbledore's funeral is insulting. It's not a huge central storyline piece, but it's an emotional scene in the book. How much do you want to bet we get another stinking HAPPY ending. Have you guys noticed that every single movie has ended on an upbeat note, even when the books have not? The first two books more or less followed the storyline, with the exceptions of meeting up with the Dursleys and the huge standing ovation given to Hagrid. BUT:
POA-In the book, Harry gleefully tells the Dursleys about his convict Godfather. In the movie, we get that cheesy shot of him more or less flying into the upper layers of the Earth's atmosphereon his Firebolt.
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OOTP-Sirius is dead. Harry now knows why Voldie targeted him and knows he must either kill or be killed. Draco threatens revenge and gets transfigured into God knows what by members of the DA. And yet in the movie, we have another lovey-dovey scene of all the students happily walking off towards the Hogwarts Express and Harry waxing poetic about how unlike Voldemort they have something worth fighting for. (Hand over the insulin, I'm going into a diabetic coma)
And in losing the Funeral, we lose Harry's split with Ginny, Harry's second confrontation with Scrimgeour (hush up Emma, I know Scrim's not in the movie anyway ) and the trio's contemplation about their next moves.

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I totally agree with you. They're always making the movies SO cheesy by adding scenes/lines or changing stuff. I hate it when they do that!! I think the GOF ending did quite good, though.The POA ending was absolutely terrible, and so does OOTP(but I actually liked OOTP other then that). And now I know this movie is going to end in a cheesy kind of way, too. >>
Lets hope other then that the HBP will be worth the waiting and the suffering wb is putting us fans through.
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ok heres my thoughts on the matter and i hope all of you read it. it may give you some light relief.i whinged and yarned on about certain cuts in the movies. harry potter 1 and 2 stayed true to the novels but as the novels grew the film producers had to think of a way of fitting each movie into the specified time slot. i know it sucks. like order of the phoenix the battle of sirius and bellatrix was none existant and i know they filmed it coz its in the behind the scenes look on the dvd. heres hoping they include it in a special release. SPEAKING OF SPECIAL RELEASES.they brought out a 12 disc extended edition of the lord of the rings right. and that was only 3 films, you know for a fact that at some point maybe a couple of years after all the harry potter films have gone to blu ray and dvd that they will do the same and it will be probably a 26 disc special exetended edition with all the scenes that they cut included for our enjoyment. GOING BACK TO THE BATTLE OF HOGWARTS.....................David heyman said that there was going to big the big battle at the end of deathly hallows and didnt want to be repititous. ok fair enough so you know that the battle of hogwarts in book 7 was at least 100 pages long and i really do believe that the finale will be breathtaking and could even possibley top lord of the rings final battle if they do it right. but as for the ending of half blood prince battle being cut i have to say this. who cares about things being repeated. i saw lord of the rings the two towers there was a big battle at the end of that movie and i was hooked until the return of the king. i think that the battle should have been included because it would leave the fans begging for more. they have 10 months to tweak things add a better special effect here and there i know they cant include the battle now so i guess theres no point going on about it coz theyd have to call all the actors back to do a reshoot which again would cost more money.SO NOW TO DOBBY...... david heyman says dobby is coming back and if i remember rightley another member on this site said thats probabley where the cut off for the first part of the film will end with dobbys funeral at shell cottage. i personally dont think they can cut anything out. there were rumours that the wedding would be cut but at the end of the day if dobby is in it then shell cottage must be wich of course fluer and bill will be in the final film to to get married. alot of people thought that cutting the final movie into 2 parts was a bad idea. but i think its great and there only a few months apart from eachother. with it being cut as david heyman has said it means that they can stick as close and as faithful to the book as much as possible. fair enough alot of things were cut from movie 3,4,5,6 but if they end up cutting anything from movie 7 then yeah alot of fans will be annoyed because there is no need to cut anything especially when combined together the last movie will be 5 hours long if each film is 2 and a half hours.i got my hopes up for order of the phoenix and i was let down. this time i go to see the half blood prince with an open mind reminding myself that its an adaption of the book and not everything will be included,
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I was Def. Shocked When I Heard they Were taking Those Scenes from the Book Out... But They Did Make a Wise Decision With Making Deathy Hallows Into Two Movies!
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Old 09-20-2008, 12:04 AM   #20 (permalink)
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this is the first time i've ever posted anything, and i've been reading everyone's thoughts of what david heyman said. i think there should have been a battle and dumbledore's funeral in this movie. that's one of the biggest parts of the book! i would have like the interaction between harry and ginny and also between ron and hermoine right after the funeral. i would have preferred that the producers/writers/directors were more true to JK's book. as they say, the book is definitely better than the movie. i don't mind watching a 3 hour movie if it's done well.

i'm also glad that they're cutting the final book into two movies. however, the first part should end after dobby dies and harry buries him without using magic. that's a very powerful part of the book, and it really shows how harry loved dobby and the fact that he saved him again. then the second part should start when they're at the shell cottage and harry is about to talk with griphook and ollivander, and then they make their plans. hopefully, they won't cut the part where lupin comes to the cottage and share his good news about his baby, teddy. the scene at the gringotts bank should be spectacular especially when they're trying to escape. once they leave the cottage (before they go to the bank), the timeline is only one very long day until the huge battle, so the producers/writers/directors should never hold back on anything. hopefully, the battle will be as spectacular as the lord of the rings movie. they should make sure that the battle should be one of the best endings of all time. since they've made so much money on this film, they shouldn't skimp on it. besides, they'll make so much more money in the future.

anyway, that's my thoughts on that. i hope i made sense.
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I still think cutting out Dumbledore's funeral is insulting. It's not a huge central storyline piece, but it's an emotional scene in the book. How much do you want to bet we get another stinking HAPPY ending. Have you guys noticed that every single movie has ended on an upbeat note, even when the books have not? The first two books more or less followed the storyline, with the exceptions of meeting up with the Dursleys and the huge standing ovation given to Hagrid. BUT:
POA-In the book, Harry gleefully tells the Dursleys about his convict Godfather. In the movie, we get that cheesy shot of him more or less flying into the upper layers of the Earth's atmosphereon his Firebolt.
GOF-A student has just died, the second war has more or less begun, Harry gives his winnings from the Tournament to the twins, and Draco is...Draco. And yet in the movie, we see all the students hugging and kissing and saying goodbye like on great big Witchcraft Woodstock, almost as if a mass Obliviate was performed to temporarily make everyone forget about Cedric's death.
OOTP-Sirius is dead. Harry now knows why Voldie targeted him and knows he must either kill or be killed. Draco threatens revenge and gets transfigured into God knows what by members of the DA. And yet in the movie, we have another lovey-dovey scene of all the students happily walking off towards the Hogwarts Express and Harry waxing poetic about how unlike Voldemort they have something worth fighting for. (Hand over the insulin, I'm going into a diabetic coma)
And in losing the Funeral, we lose Harry's split with Ginny, Harry's second confrontation with Scrimgeour (hush up Emma, I know Scrim's not in the movie anyway ) and the trio's contemplation about their next moves.
I completely agree! But i thought GoF was well done (besides the ending). While they still cut out alot they kept the important scenes in.
OOTP was definatly a let down for me.
I think they have to stop sugar coating all the endings, if JK didn't write them as happy endings then they weren't ment to be happy endings!!
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i cannot believe they cut out Dumbledore's funeral! I thought it would be important to put in, especially with that being where Harry breaks up with Ginny *sob*
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To me, this confirms my fears for HBP - the ones that started after I learned that Yates would direct film 6 after he destroyed (for me) film 5.

I will probably be the only one on staff here that will not see the movie in theaters. However, I remain hopeful for Deathly Hallows. I only hope Yates isn't involved (though I seem to recall him also directing one or even both of those)!
Unfortunately, we are stuck with Norman Bates...oops, I mean David Yates, for the final movies. I would have shelled out all the money I could get my hands on for them to bring in Joss Whedon or J. Michael Straczynksi rather than keep this man who turned OOTP into the Cliff Notes version.
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How disappointing.

With each new movie...I'm less and less eager to go out and watch them. There's something wrong with that picture.

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