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Where Will Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows be Split?

Published June 23, 2009 in Movie News
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders, LA Times
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It looks like David Yates has already started his defensive campaign on why Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows had to be split into two installments. No defense needed David, as I support the decision 100%.

So where again is the split going to take place?


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Split


The LA Times caught up with David Yates and the director had a lot to say on Deathly Hallows, especially the part on turning one book into two films. Though a lot of theories have been made on when the split would take place, Yates thinks it'll happen during the same time that the kids are in the woods.

"We're here in the forest, we've just finished the scene where Harry, Hermione and Ron are captured by the Snatchers after being chased through the woods. The Snatchers are brutal and scary but they aren't the most intelligent of creatures. They're trying to figure out exactly who it is they've caught."

Being able to split the book into two films had other perks for the director as well.

"I will get the benefit of two budgets, the running time of two films and all the resources that brings with it to tell this huge adventure; more time, more money, more special effects. There are always things that are lost when you adapt a book to a film. With two films, much less will be lost."



Is it possible that Yates won't split the film in the forest? Without a doubt. The director admits that other options are available, but they do require a climatic element.

"Yes, I think we have," Yates said. "Things can change when you edit, of course, but the idea now is that it will be not long after the sequence that we are filming here today. That's what we're experimenting with. We've had three or four different ideas about where to cut off the seventh film. Traditionally, the movies have ended with a death or a bereavement, some sort of passage or arrival. This time we think we will end with more a cliffhanger. Again, though, that's the thought as of this moment."

I know the perfect death to end it on. A character that has so far been cheated in the films, though he is still important in the books. I don't want to say who, but those of you who have read the books should know.

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