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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Parts 1 and 2

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is dense with information that is crucial to the overall story. It's definitely too much to stuff into a two hour movie.

There are many challenges in adapting a novel or series of novels into scripts and movies. Plot lines are always reduced and/or eliminated. The work that has been done so far on the Harry Potter series has had reasonable success. The millions of dollars of revenue prove that the Harry Potter Fans will pay for anything HP, but will they pay for two movies made from one book? If the Studio thinks fans will not pay for and sit through one longer than average movie (3 hours plus, a rule broken successfully by the Lord of the Rings movies), will it be possible they'd think fans will happily pay for two films?

So, do you think it's possible that the final Harry Potter adventure, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, will be made into two movies? And if it is, where would you end movie number one and start movie two?

UPDATE! 3/12/08: Producer David Heyman said last night that It will be officially announced soon that book 7 WILL BE TWO FILMS! Click here for more info!

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Reader Comments: (Page 9)

I don't care so much what they do with the movie. What I have hoped for a long time is for the books to be made into a BBC style television mini series. Then each book could be covered in much greater detail in however many parts it takes. You wouldn't need so many special effects and could develop the story and characters in much greater detail.

I also think that Patrick Stewart would have made an incredible Dumbledore.

Posted by J.J. from Boston, Massachusetts on March 7, 2008 10:40 AM

I don't care if its two or one long one. I love HP so much i would pay for two sperate ones. I think that most fans would. I would also sit for four hours and watch the whole thing. Heck! I would watch a SIX hour HP film! I am hoping and hoping that David Yates does NOT direct ly hallows. He ruined and rushed the last one! They say "oh yeah it's definetly the darkest of all the movies" my butt! the sorcerors stone was darker than the OotP. *sigh* however they don't listen to fans. All they care about is money. Jo tell them! Tell them to do better! Speaky for your dear fans! Please Jo Please!

Posted by Kat from Ca on March 7, 2008 3:38 PM

i think that the part where ron leaves is a bit of a natural cliffhanger, so that would be good. also, i really hope that dobby is in this one, because if they don't honor his and include him in the movie, i'll be angry

Dobby The House Elf Forever(DTHEF)

Posted by brett from pennsville,new jersey on March 7, 2008 9:26 PM

brett from new jersey,
I totally agree with you about dobby. If they do not put him in the movie I'll be furious. They've already cut dobby in the last movies and its really unfair.

Kat from Ca
Oh yes, they seem to be making the movies only for the money. Chris Columbus was the best and I'm sure he'd have done a better job with OOPT. I'll join your plea. If Jo is reading this, please listen to us!

DH is the best!

Posted by Mia from Australia on March 7, 2008 11:41 PM

i don't really have an opinion on how they make the movies, just so long as they fit in all the facts because i for one think every single detail is necessary. i also think it was stupid to leave dobby out of the last movies because he's such a crucial character and they better include him big time in the next one and the one after that. i also agree in saying that if they make two movies for dh, they should release them at the same time, because if they sparate them by a year or so like they have done so far, because people who haven't read the books forget what happened in the first part before they go and see the second part and maybe have to watch the first again, but, maybe that's the movie people's plan, to make people go and see it twice to earn twice as much money, but now i'm just arguing with myself. dh is by far the best book and if they loose all the detail i'll be writing a letter of complaint on behalf of all hp fans who would've hated it too. anyway, that might not even happen, and i'm getting ahead of myself. i also agree with whoever said one giant movie with an interval woud be clever, but i guess people wouldn't like such a big chunk of time taken out of their day, but then again, really keen readers and watchers might stay. also, sometimes when i'm in a bad mood, i think, 'what's the point of all this speculation? we can't change what the movie people do, why bother?' then i remember, it's because we've run out of things to talk and guess about the books, because everything's been wondered dry. sorry if that sounded mean, but i had to get it out of my system.

Posted by elphie from shiz on March 8, 2008 3:42 PM

i agree with everything elphie just said... if the harry potter fans are truely devoted, they see the movie whether it's 2 movies or 1 long one! i know i'll be seeing them no matter what... whether i'll be liking how the movie is put together is a completely different story altogether.

Posted by tallgoofychic from monroe, north carolina on March 9, 2008 08:58 AM

Why not a 3-4 hour movie they would definatly get me in there... it would be amazing. if they were to split in into 2 movies leaving it just when Harry finds out his wand has been snapped by Hermoine at Bathilda house would leave it really hanging in the balance for the non-book readers.... On a mission to Voldemort without a wand! Also with the flash into Voldemorts memories (The night he ed James and Lily) would have an emotional ending to the 1st movie, leaving the aunce thirsty for more. Miss you Dobby..... x

Posted by Peter Plumb from Leicester, England on March 10, 2008 10:13 AM

so, this is what beyond hogwarts is all about. i think it shouldn't be made into two movies because it all be like one big thing if it's only one movie. i think the impact be higher on the people. but even so, i belive they should, if they must, cut the movie in half when they fly off into the dawn lit sky with the dragon.

Posted by hannah from montana on March 11, 2008 2:52 PM

The other day filming on the Millenium Bridge was in the news. One of the articles stated that the reporter asked one of the crew if D.H. would be filmed in two parts. The crew member smiled and winked. Cool! An affirmative!

However, when I went back to double-check today, there was only one article. The one about two films was gone. Which probably means nothing, but I'm still crossing my fingers.

I've been reading Harry Potter since I was twelve and I don't want it to end yet!

Posted by Perdie from Arlington, MA on March 11, 2008 7:15 PM

I'm so happy to see that Warner Bros decided to split HPDH into two films! I hope they can make most (if not all) of the crucial information and storyline into the two films. However, I'm still curious how long the two films actually be and where they divide the two parts - let's just wish that both films be long and interesting enough to attract all kinds of people to go and watch them (not just -hard HP book fans). Another thing which I would like to see in HPDH part 1&2 would be emphasising much more on Harry's fate and the other essential background information, rather than focusing too much on the action part.

Posted by Winnie from Hong Kong on March 13, 2008 02:14 AM

An exellent decision! I'm glad and relieved! They are finally paying full respect to the story, thank you for this update on the subject.

Posted by Siena from Leeds, UK on March 13, 2008 05:27 AM

If Bergman can make "Fanny & Alexander" a five-hour film, then what's the problem at Warner Brothers? The F&A; DVD is split (onto two discs) at a point where the children come to full terms with their new home (bars on the windows); and that works (for me, anyway). So in a similar way, I think the burial of Dobby is a good splitting point for this last film. Harry has come to full terms with the situation, so to speak!

Posted by Adrian from Farnborough, UK on March 13, 2008 11:58 AM

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