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(Daily Mail)   The £inal Harr¥ Potter movie will b€ released in two part$   (mailonsunday.co.uk) divider line 168
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2008-01-12 10:09:08 PM
I £0£ed. +1
 
2008-01-12 10:15:17 PM
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and Harry Potter and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull?
 
2008-01-12 10:15:35 PM
I G€t it
 
2008-01-12 10:16:12 PM
Great. And both of them will be 3 hours long.
 
2008-01-12 10:19:32 PM
Considering how much is crammed into the book, I'm glad they're going to do it right.
 
2008-01-12 10:24:01 PM
I'm ₱ositively shocked
 
2008-01-12 10:57:01 PM
Harry Potter and the Terribly Convenient Plot Device
 
2008-01-12 10:58:16 PM
Never let the cash cow die.
 
2008-01-12 10:58:17 PM
Obviou$ly!

Really though as a fan of the books this is a good idea for the films.
 
2008-01-12 11:44:12 PM
FishyFred: Thank GOD.

/should've done this for OotP


Agreed. I'd rather if they'd done that, since OotP was a superior book. I just didn't care much about the three of them hiding out for a while.
 
2008-01-13 12:03:09 AM
Today's kids read Harry Potter while growing up. Tomorrow's kids can grow up continually watching the Extreme Extended Compleat Director's Cuts of all the movies.

The Neverending Story is calling shenanigans.
 
2008-01-13 12:11:06 AM
SockMonkeyHolocaust: Harry Potter and the Terribly Convenient Plot Device

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Which Would Have Been Damn Useful Earlier in the Series before Voldemort was Really out to Kill Me
 
2008-01-13 12:21:34 AM
My daughters are PotterHeads. They are having what can only be described as nerdgasms.

Screaming lavender nerdgasms. They e-mailed this article (not from FARK, but from another site) to all their friends.

J.K. Rowling will be rolling in brazillions. And deserving every farthing.

She will be able to buy that island she has wanted. It could very well turn out to be Australia.

Personally I am glad for this. OotP and even GoF were lacking due to length requirements. (Americans have such tiny bladders) But I would rather not see 50 minutes of Harry, Ron & Hermione just camping out.
 
2008-01-13 12:51:31 AM
teto85: But I would rather not see 50 minutes of Harry, Ron & Hermione just camping out.

It's true that a lot of the book's length is them on the run, but think about all the events that occur while they're "camping". All the run-up to the attack on the wedding + the Battle of Hogwarts would be enough to make a movie of in and of itself. All the stuff that happens in between is easily enough to make another.

Though obviously they can't slice it up that way. I wonder where they will cut it... I can't think of any obvious spots.

The Harry Potter series, absurdly devoted fans aside, truly is a masterpiece, and will be remembered as such. You're right that Rowling has earned every penny of her fortune. I hope her next work is just as good, though there are rumors she wants to work on a younger children's book. Which, for the record, would be an extreme waste of talent.
 
2008-01-13 01:17:12 AM
*g°£f ¢la¶*
 
2008-01-13 01:43:27 AM
It's pretty obvious that Rowling is going to keep milking this property for all its worth. Between a two-part movie and a possible 8th book, she's going back to the well more times than George Lucas.

I've been trying to avoid the franchise like the plague - and mostly I've succeeded. But it's infected those around me, and that aggression will not stand.
 
2008-01-13 02:31:32 AM
GreenAdder: It's pretty obvious that Rowling is going to keep milking this property for all its worth. Between a two-part movie and a possible 8th book, she's going back to the well more times than George Lucas.

I've been trying to avoid the franchise like the plague - and mostly I've succeeded. But it's infected those around me, and that aggression will not stand.


To be fair, Rowling has practically no control over the films other than advise on during the script writing. Which is typical for book adaptations.

There are a lot of people other than her who stand to profit from having two movies instead of one. Like say, the studio who's actually making it.

I don't think she's unfairly "milked" it so much as she has just allowed the amount of (highly profitable) commercialization of the books that we've seen. She'd be filthy rich if all she'd ever made money off of was the books themselves.
 
2008-01-13 02:41:40 AM
Oh way to copy The Hobbit.
 
2008-01-13 02:44:21 AM
FishyFred: Thank GOD.

/should've done this for OotP


This. Yes. Hi Fred.

Should do it for HBP too
 
2008-01-13 02:44:37 AM
+1 $ubby
 
2008-01-13 02:49:47 AM
I can understand this choice. There was so damn much in the book that was important to the story, (i.e. actually needed) that trying to cram it all in 1 3 hour movie would be total failure.
 
2008-01-13 02:50:06 AM
Will the madness not end?
 
2008-01-13 02:50:07 AM
teto85: But I would rather not see 50 minutes of Harry, Ron & Hermione just camping out.


But I would like to see 50mins of Harry, Ron & Hermione making out.
 
2008-01-13 02:53:39 AM
what? are they skipping the mud blood prince and going directly to the deathly hallows?
 
2008-01-13 02:53:45 AM
Asa Phelps: Great. And both of them will be 3 hours long.

Like LOTR? All filmed at one time, released one per year? I'll buy the book.
 
2008-01-13 02:56:42 AM
 
2008-01-13 02:57:01 AM
If there's one HP book that needs a bit of breathing space, it's this one. Why a big name dir? The current one took my least favorite book (Order), and made it into one of the best movies. Big != better when it comes to directors (unless you're talking about Spielberg).
 
2008-01-13 02:58:13 AM
nmathew.com
 
2008-01-13 02:58:26 AM
Good. The last one was WAY too short, I'm happy to hear this.
 
2008-01-13 03:00:43 AM
GreenAdder: It's pretty obvious that Rowling is going to keep milking this property for all its worth. Between a two-part movie and a possible 8th book, she's going back to the well more times than George Lucas.

I've been trying to avoid the franchise like the plague - and mostly I've succeeded. But it's infected those around me, and that aggression will not stand.


Avoided? Wait....is this one of those "I can't farking turn the channel like (insert bane of humanity here)" statements? Aggression? Yeah like I've had a ton of problems with book marketers. Maybe you should write one on that.

FTR, the Potter series just never interested me. So I didn't read it. LOTR was more interesting, people were not so pleasant and I don't like my sci fi and fantasy always movies squishy and mushy where the good guy always wins.

But you're yammering on someone that wrote a series? Jesus why don't you just put a stake in Stephen King's heart then?
 
2008-01-13 03:01:14 AM
They could theoretically end the first half with the escape from Godric's Hollow...? Eh.

If they did this, I'd prefer it if they released the first part in the spring and the second in, say, December of the same year.
 
2008-01-13 03:02:51 AM
I won't be seeing it/them.

/Last book was hugely disappointing
 
2008-01-13 03:03:28 AM
I don't think OotP was done badly. The heart of the story is still there, and it still takes place in the interesting settings that J.K. Rowling created.

Most of the Harry Potter books are like that... a relatively simple main storyline for each year, but a whole lot of interesting character interactions and secondary storylines and crazy encounters involving magical situations that are just plain fun to read about. You could make OotP as a 2-hour movie, or a 10-hour TV miniseries.

So that's what they did. They chopped off all the extraneous fluff, and made a two hour movie. Of course, a lot of fans like the fluff, so there were some complaints.

Anyway, my point - Deathly Hallows is NOT one of those books with a short storyline, and a lot of stuff that can be cut out. Especially since it's dealing with such a dark and serious storyline. You simply can't convey the feelings of the seriousness of the situation, fear, determination, and all the other things Harry experienced if you treat the story like a theme park ride, zipping from one location to the next, stopping only for a quick look at what's going on.
 
2008-01-13 03:06:38 AM
They should've been doing this since Goblet of Fire, really. Shame the latest movies have been somewhat mangled.
 
2008-01-13 03:08:48 AM
I just came here for the Emma Watson pictures.

/And then left disappointed.
 
2008-01-13 03:09:57 AM
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2008-01-13 03:11:51 AM
I $€€ what ¥ou did th€r€
 
2008-01-13 03:13:19 AM
red5500

I'll be in my bunk.
 
2008-01-13 03:13:19 AM
Austin: Considering how much is crammed into the book, I'm glad they're going to do it right.

How much is crammed into the book? You need to read that book again. The 7th book was by far the worst bag of antlers i have read. Its what happens when editors treat writers like a golden goose and let them get sloppy because they make money. The pacing was terrible and lets be honest - all that action time that took so long to read is a comparative 5 minutes of visual representation.

Now lets go to another thing: Remember how in TDH they all holed up in the room of requirements because it was the only room they could keep people from entering? And how in the 5th movie they tore the wall down and broke in? The movies are setting themselves up for terrible continuity problems with the books. Lets be honest - GOF was the pinnacle of Rowlings writing. THAT book contained enough material for 2 movies. Deathly hallows? Not so much. I bet if someone payed me to take the time i could pump out a quality 2.5 hour script adaptation.

\Everything that was sooo important in TDH? Like what? Keep in mind that just because it took an hour to read doesn't mean it takes an hour to film.
\\Rowling let it go to her head.
 
2008-01-13 03:13:43 AM
Yeah! More movie$

/Nice NSFW picture at the bottom of the article, btw. That picture has been in every Daily Fail article greenlighted Saturday. Gives a new meaning to Caturday!
 
2008-01-13 03:16:46 AM
Maybe you guys can get together and make a Harry Potter scrapbook. I bet that would be fun.
 
2008-01-13 03:18:05 AM
ninjabandit: Maybe you guys can get together and make a Harry Potter scrapbook. I bet that would be fun.

only as long as they use pictures they took themselves.
 
2008-01-13 03:18:37 AM
ninjabandit: But I would like to see 50mins of Harry, Ron & Hermione making out with Luna.

FTFY
 
2008-01-13 03:19:14 AM
So, by the time the final movie is released, those three kids will be in their mid-20s? Brilliant!
 
2008-01-13 03:23:58 AM
mikefinch: The 7th book was by far the worst bag of antlers i have read.

Your use of metaphors is the worst bag of antlers I have read.
 
2008-01-13 03:25:41 AM
mikefinch: Remember how in TDH they all holed up in the room of requirements because it was the only room they could keep people from entering? And how in the 5th movie they tore the wall down and broke in?

The knocking-the-wall-down thing was only in the movie. In the book they got in because they caught one of the students who took them to the room.
 
2008-01-13 03:26:58 AM
chocoboat: mikefinch: The 7th book was by far the worst bag of antlers i have read.

Your use of metaphors is the worst bag of antlers I have read.


I caught that, too, but his rant was too much to deal with this late. My guess- he's ~13 and got pissed that the series became targeted towards an older audience as it progressed.
 
2008-01-13 03:41:23 AM
Churchill2004: teto85: But I would rather not see 50 minutes of Harry, Ron & Hermione just camping out.

It's true that a lot of the book's length is them on the run, but think about all the events that occur while they're "camping". All the run-up to the attack on the wedding + the Battle of Hogwarts would be enough to make a movie of in and of itself. All the stuff that happens in between is easily enough to make another.

Though obviously they can't slice it up that way. I wonder where they will cut it... I can't think of any obvious spots.

The Harry Potter series, absurdly devoted fans aside, truly is a masterpiece, and will be remembered as such. You're right that Rowling has earned every penny of her fortune. I hope her next work is just as good, though there are rumors she wants to work on a younger children's book. Which, for the record, would be an extreme waste of talent.


She is working on both a children's series, and an adult series at the same time, so they say.
 
2008-01-13 03:43:22 AM
Harry Potter And The Truckload of Money
 
2008-01-13 03:48:11 AM
They should have started doing two films per book or high-budget mini-series with the third or fourth book. Siriusly, the only things that omitted more story (more like ignored the story in some) were the EA games.
 
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