New Harry Potter and the Half Blood Featurette
Watch the new featurette for Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince.
Like many out there I was wondering how will they address the dark and sad material that the sixth book had. Thankfully it appears that the studio chose to use the same techniques as J.K.Rowling. This will help the movie to have a closer feel to the book.
They do include a quick glimpse of the Infiri scene and yes it looks like Quidditch is back!
I can’t wait for the release of the movie on July 17th.
What scenes from the book are you looking forward to seeing in the movie?
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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Movie Poster
The international movie posters for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince are out.
I like how the first one is a close up on Harry's face and reflected in his glasses is Dumbledore. I fear that I know what scene this is from and wonder how I will handle that point in the movie. Probably with tears like in the book.
I like this poster of Dumbledore and puff with pride that they are featuring and drawing attention to the ring on his hand... well done!
Harry Potter Movie Poster The Dark Mark
Thanks to the people over at Can Mag we get a sneak peek at a potential candidate for Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince movie poster. I find the death eater Dark Mark image to be compelling especially since I could guess that it refers to it's use toward the end of the book *shiver*. Since it is very early in the process I would not be surprised if the official movie poster changes but I still love seeing this. I check out the official site over at warner brothers but it is still set up for The Order of the Phoenix. I'm still excited though because this means that more will be arriving soon!
Harry Potter Changes Must Happen
Change is bound to happen since the books are so long and full of detail that would not all fit into a several hour film. The real question is will the change be in size or will it also be in substance. There is a story device called suspense, aka fear of the unknown or as put in Wikipedia "it consists of having some real danger looming and a ray of hope". This is a powerful experience since it plays in our mind, off our expectations of danger and is felt internally.
The last two Harry Potter books use suspense masterfully. Rowling builds a tremendous amount of suspense surrounding when and where a death eater will attack. She also builds suspense over who and how those attacks will manifest. It is that suspense and mystery that is a major driving force behind the story that drove me feverishly forward through many, many pages. It is that same suspense that is under threat in the upcoming film.
I have been quite disappointed with our modern batch of movie directors, except for M Night Shyamalan, who seem to be absolutely stupid in regards to the art of using suspense. Many films, with their producers and directors at the helm, have taken the easy way out and have replaced suspense with razzle dazzle graphics or the overly grotesque by showing details to the viewers. It appears that producer David Baron has also given into the dark side as well.
In a recent interview with the “Herald Sun,” “Harry Potter” producer David Baron revealed details of an extra scene to be inserted into “Half-Blood Prince,
[spoiler alert, although very vague]
The extra scene is rumored to be an attack by the Death Eaters. This would normally not be an issue since even those who have not read the books could guess that those attacks would increase but in this case the location of the attack and circumstances would destroy a powerful suspense element that is also used in the final book as a very powerful, shocking, scene. If they put in this scene they would be removing a very powerful story element and experience.
[spoiler alert over]
I find it hard to believe that Rowling would allow this to happen so does it mean that she has come up with an even more brilliant way to build that suspense and surprise for the last two films. Only time will tell...
Harry Potter Years 1-5 Limited Edition Gift Set is out
For those diehard Fans and those of you who are late on the Harry Potter Scene the new Harry Potter Years 1-5 Limited Edition Gift Set is out it has a bunch of cool stuff listed below compliments of Amazon.
Special Trunk Packaging Two-Disc Editions of Harry Potter 1-5 Harry Potter Interactive DVD Game 5 Collectible Bookmarks 16 Collectible Trading Cards
3 Hours of Special Content
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone 2001 International TV Special: A Glimpse Into the World of Harry Potter Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 2002 HBO First Look Special: Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets Revealed
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 2004 HBO First Look Special: Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban: Something Wicked This Way Comes 2004 ABC Special: The Making of Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban Interview with Alfonso Cuaron (in Spanish, subtitled)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 2005 ITV/Granada Special: Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire: Behind the Magic 2005 ITV/Granada Special: Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire: Some Animal Magic 2005 HBO First Look Special: Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire: Dark Matters, New Masters
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 2007 International TV Special: Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix: The Rebellion Begins 2007 HBO First Look Special: Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix: Fulfilling a Prophecy