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Title: HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Storyteller on August 03, 2007, 04:38:52 pm

Back when LOTR was being filmed, we had TORN which kept us apprised on a daily basis of what was going on witht he films and provided many pics from the set, etc.

When would I find the same kind of info on HBP? It begins to shoot next month so I would think there would be info out there on who is playing the parts, etc.

Thank you!

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: maryd on August 04, 2007, 04:35:52 am

Mugglenet.com updates pretty much every day, and I'm sure the minute that something interesting happens and the film really gets underway, they'll post all the latest! ;D

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Nutella Sister on August 04, 2007, 07:19:03 am

YESSS!! I'm glad we have this one to lo0k forward! :D ;D post infos everyday ok? ;D I'm so lo0king for them HP FANZ!!! :-* :D

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: elizabeth coffey on August 04, 2007, 08:37:40 am

it would be interesting to see if the next HP film is even better than this last one ::) :D

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Storyteller on August 06, 2007, 02:25:32 pm

Maryd, Thanks for the info on muggle.net. DO you know if they do on set pictures, other than the regular publicity stills, or not?

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: mayadeprei on August 06, 2007, 04:50:01 pm

Rach, you're very fast with making this thread, knowing the fifth film was only just released, lol :).

But I have to admit, after reading the last book the next thing we can look forward to is the 6th film. I'm really curious how they will present teh story. There's not really a lot of action in teh 6th book I think, so maybe it will be harder for the directors to keep teh film going. I'm not sure, what do you guys think?

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Storyteller on August 08, 2007, 08:18:05 am

It seems fast, but I'm not sure it is when you consider that they start filming in September. The casting news is certainly long past.

I like the fun to begin as soon as possible! LOL

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Nutella Sister on August 08, 2007, 02:19:33 pm

[quote author=Storyteller ~RSF~ link=board=4;threadid=32596;start=0#msg1113062 date=1186575485]
It seems fast, but I'm not sure it is when you consider that they start filming in September. The casting news is certainly long past.
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September? :o Wow! I'm going to FLY!! Thanks for making this thread really fast honey! ;D *is dancing fastly! ;D :D * HP fanz are Happy ;)

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: mayadeprei on August 11, 2007, 09:13:07 am

Yes, already in September! I'm already looking forward to pictures and images and news from the actors! Is there any special new actor already known? Is there already a site where we can follow the news and teh filming?

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Nutella Sister on August 18, 2007, 09:22:46 am

[color=Purple]and does anyone know about the new actors? ??? Emma and Rupert ARE in the movie right? there were some rumors that they might use other actors..I hope they are in the movie :-\ is there any offical site yet?

P.S. I like the forum changes!! ;) We have a HaRrY PoTtEr section Yay! :D ;)

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Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Storyteller on August 18, 2007, 10:39:44 am

All three principal actors are on board for both remaining movies. No worries.

I haven't heard anything about new actors, but I would LOVE to, if anyone hears anything. Surely they have already been cast since it starts filming in September!

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Nutella Sister on August 18, 2007, 10:45:22 am

[quote author=Storyteller ~RSF~ link=board=41;threadid=32596;start=0#msg1113827 date=1187447984]
All three principal actors are on board for both remaining movies. No worries.
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Good news!! ;D I'm glad! Thanks for replying :D Yep! we are so waiting to hear from the new actors! ;) wonder how does slughorne lo0k? ::)...[/color]

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: maryd on August 21, 2007, 08:40:27 am

I'm desperate to see Slughorn....I agree with you when you said that there isn't much action in the 6th book, I've noticed in the films that they like to keep the talking to a minimum and the fights to a maximum ::) and because there's so much back story in the 6th, it'll be tricky. Is David Yates directing again?

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Cristiel on August 21, 2007, 11:50:42 am

[quote author=maryd link=board=41;threadid=32596;start=0#msg1114637 date=1187700027]
Is David Yates directing again?
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Yes, he is. Does someone know when exactly they start filming?

I hope they'll reveal the names of the new actors soon. There have been some rumors, like Naomi Watts playing Narcissa Malfoy but nothing very reliable.

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Storyteller on August 21, 2007, 02:02:43 pm

I can see Naomi as Narcissa....She would match Jason Issacs really well. (Isn't that the name of the guy who plays Lucius?)

There isn't much "action" but there is story that NEEDS to be told in order to set up the last film. They are going to have to handle it in some manner.

I'm hoping they will include Lavendar Brown and the entire Won-Won debacle. THAT would be funny... I can see Rupert kissing her while he watches to make sure that Hermione is watching. LOL

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Cristiel on August 21, 2007, 02:40:56 pm

Yeah, I like the idea of Naomi as Narcissa too but apparently her agent has denied that she'd be involved in the film.

I can't think of many other actresses to portray Narcissa either.

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: maryd on August 21, 2007, 03:14:55 pm

Naomi would have been good, a shame she's not in it.

I'm pretty sure lavender and stuff will be included, I heard they were casting for her and for a young Tom Ruddle a few months back. I haven't heard anything more on it though.

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Cristiel on August 24, 2007, 11:27:57 am

I just found this on MuggleNet:

According to the Wiltshire Times, filming for Half-Blood Prince will take place in the village and in the cloisters at Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire, England. This location will be used for multiple night scenes from the sixth Potter book. Shooting will last four days in October between 5 PM and 5 AM. A sum of £30,000 will be given to the village in exchange and in addition, each resident will receive a sum of £200 and a secure parking service.

Now, wouldn't it be great to live in that village? ;D

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: maryd on August 25, 2007, 04:13:42 am

I was just going to post that! It would be great to live there - getting to be where Harry Potter was being filmed and getting paid for it too!

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: mayadeprei on August 26, 2007, 06:25:01 am

[quote author=Cristiel link=board=41;threadid=32596;start=15#msg1115096 date=1187969277]
I just found this on MuggleNet:

According to the Wiltshire Times, filming for Half-Blood Prince will take place in the village and in the cloisters at Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire, England. This location will be used for multiple night scenes from the sixth Potter book. Shooting will last four days in October between 5 PM and 5 AM. A sum of £30,000 will be given to the village in exchange and in addition, each resident will receive a sum of £200 and a secure parking service.

Now, wouldn't it be great to live in that village? ;D
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OMG the lucky bastards. They get Daniel, Emma and Rupert and they get paid for it :o. Life is so unfair ;)

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Nutella Sister on August 26, 2007, 12:33:55 pm

Thanks for all the information ;D Really enjoy reading these stuff and see the film is being made very soon :D I wonder why didn't Newell stay and direct the rest of the movies? ???

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: maryd on August 27, 2007, 04:08:24 am

[quote author=Harrys Magical Twin {DA} link=board=41;threadid=32596;start=15#msg1115410 date=1188146035]
I wonder why didn't Newell stay and direct the rest of the movies? ???
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No idea, I thought he did very well on the fourth one...though I thought that about all the directors exept Alfonso Cuaron (sp?), I didn't like the third one as much. ::)

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Nutella Sister on August 27, 2007, 04:17:44 am

[quote author=maryd link=board=41;threadid=32596;start=15#msg1115476 date=1188202104]
[quote author=Harrys Magical Twin {DA} link=board=41;threadid=32596;start=15#msg1115410 date=1188146035]
I wonder why didn't Newell stay and direct the rest of the movies? ???
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No idea, I thought he did very well on the fourth one...though I thought that about all the directors exept Alfonso Cuaron (sp?), I didn't like the third one as much. ::)
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The third one wasn't that bad, but I understand what you want to say don't worry ;D ;)..Newell was so great even better than Yatess to me ::)

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Storyteller on August 27, 2007, 08:55:56 am

I thought OoP was the best so far, so I'm glad that Yates is staying. I think the next two movies will be the best of all because the story is beginning to cresendo at this point. I've gone back and read through the first four books again and am constantly amazed at how JK has planted hints so liberally through all the stories. HBP is a lot of revelation, but thats necessary at this point.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Cristiel on September 03, 2007, 12:50:11 pm

From Mugglenet:

"Helena Bonham Carter back for 'Half-Blood Prince'
Helena Bonham Carter, the actress who portrays Bellatrix Lestrange in the Potter films will be back for the upcoming movie, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince according to an article today from The Independent. Although filming for the next movie begins in just two months' time, in a statement issued yesterday Helena's publicist said she was not due back on set to film her scenes until Spring 2008.

The actress is currently pregnant with her second child, which could explain the delay in filming her part."


I think this is great news, I thought she did a great job!

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: maryd on September 03, 2007, 02:22:30 pm

Filming starts in just two months? Great!! Thanks for that Cristiel! I liked Helena Bonham Carter a lot in the last film, she's an amazing actress, and even though Bellatrix didn't have a lot to say, she really captured her.

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Storyteller on September 04, 2007, 08:45:54 am

I think it starts earlier than that. I just saw Mathew Lewis and the Phelps twins at DragonCon this weekend and they talked about it. Mathew is going back today to get ready to go back to work on the film but the twins don't have to be on set until November so are going to stay in the US a while longer.

I'll be posting some films of the HP panel from DragonCon later, if anyone would like to see them.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Nutella Sister on September 04, 2007, 11:24:22 am

[quote author=Storyteller ~RSF~ link=board=41;threadid=32596;start=15#msg1117247 date=1188909954]
I think it starts earlier than that. I just saw Mathew Lewis and the Phelps twins..

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:o You met the twins?! :o :oOmg you are so lucky! I so want to meet them oneday! lolz, fred and george and I so like to know how does james (the one playing fred?) feel about his role..you know the ending..oh spoilers are allowed ::) , so..how he feels about fred's death? :'(

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Storyteller on September 04, 2007, 11:43:58 am

James is looking FORWARD to Fred's death! He says he's excited about doing it.

All three of them are lovely, intelligent, VERY NICE young men! They're also very funny. James is more outgoing than Oliver is, and Mathew is very articulate, but a bit shy. He blushes if you LOOK at him! lol They are avid in their appreciation of the fans and love coming to the US. They said they have never met a fan who wasn't nice.

I'll post those little videos as soon as I can get time. Right now I'm rushing around trying to get caught up from being away.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Nutella Sister on September 04, 2007, 11:49:38 am

[quote author=Storyteller ~RSF~ link=board=41;threadid=32596;start=15#msg1117282 date=1188920638]
James is looking FORWARD to Fred's death! He says he's excited about doing it.

All three of them are lovely, intelligent, VERY NICE young men! They're also very funny. James is more outgoing than Oliver is, and Mathew is very articulate, but a bit shy. He blushes if you LOOK at him! lol They are avid in their appreciation of the fans and love coming to the US. They said they have never met a fan who wasn't nice.

I'll post those little videos as soon as I can get time. Right now I'm rushing around trying to get caught up from being away.

Hugs,
Rach
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Thanks for the post Rach :) I enjoyed reading it and how interesting and maybe ood that James is looking forward for his death :-\ um..it's like..you see your soul dying and being excited for it? :-\

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: maryd on September 04, 2007, 12:44:05 pm

Wow, you're so lucky Rach, to have met them all! Matthew Lewis looks really different in real life than he does on the screen, I think! :)

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Storyteller on September 04, 2007, 12:53:53 pm

Yes, he does! He's much more handsome than Neville is! When I saw him, he had about a day's growth of beard, too, and it suited him the way that kind of thing suits Sean.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Cristiel on September 04, 2007, 01:37:07 pm

Wow, how wonderful that you met them, Rach! I'm really happy for you :)

Do you have pics?

I can imagine that James is looking forward to his death. Isn't doing a death scene like a highlight for any actor?

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Storyteller on September 04, 2007, 01:59:59 pm


Quote:
Isn't doing a death scene like a highlight for any actor?


Yes, it is, from what I hear. They consider it a bit of a gift, I think. LOL
James seemed quite excited and happy with the prospect.

I have mostly videos. The pics from the panel didn't come out very well because of some reflective panels they had hanging just above the actors. They played havoc with the light.

Hugs,
Rah

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Cristiel on September 04, 2007, 02:43:55 pm

I'd love to see the clips, Rach.

Did you see the interview with Dan on The Today Show? He said there that filming starts in two weeks!

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Storyteller on September 04, 2007, 02:51:28 pm

No. I missed it, but thanks for letting me know. I've spent the day running around trying to catch up things in real life but I'll post the clips starting tomorrow. I'm going to start a thread for it, if that's ok.

I'll call it, "The Phelps Twins and Matthew Lewis at DragonCon 2007".

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Cristiel on September 04, 2007, 02:55:56 pm

That's great, I look forward to it.

Here is the clip of Dan in The Today Show: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpHOib4ivFo

And also the one from Regis & Kelly: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqiLnynRvNI

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: maryd on September 05, 2007, 12:41:31 pm

Looking forward to seeing those clips Rach! I'm glad James is looking forward to his death scene, must be pretty exciting! Can't believe filming starts in just 2 weeks! ;D

Thanks for those links Cristiel!

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: SolskjaersGirl on September 05, 2007, 12:47:05 pm

Ohh! Thanks for those clips, Bren. He's brilliant! I ended up watching a whole bunch of clips on there, thanks for keeping me awake half the night..lol! ;D

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Storyteller on September 05, 2007, 03:02:13 pm

The first three clips are posted. I hope I did it correctly.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Storyteller on September 11, 2007, 11:23:32 am

The release date for HBP has been released!

HBP will come to our local theaters on 11/21/2008!

We won't see DH until 2010, unfortunately. But look at all the fun ahead while we're waiting????
[url=http://harrypotterspage.com/news.php/2007/09/11/hp-top-franchise-release-date-for-half-blood-prince123.html]
http://harrypotterspage.com/news.php/2007/09/11/hp-top-franchise-release-date-for-half-blood-prince123.html[/url]
Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: maryd on September 11, 2007, 02:07:21 pm

Thats cool that you've got a date1 But I wouldn't rely too much, its too far ahead. Things might happen....but now we've actualy got something solid to look at, so thanks Rach! :)

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Storyteller on September 12, 2007, 06:23:11 pm

Dan talks about Slughorn, sort of, in an interview here:

http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2007/09/12/radcliffe-joins-the-slug-club-talks-hogwarts-potion-master/ (http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2007/09/12/radcliffe-joins-the-slug-club-talks-hogwarts-potion-master/)

This is the first time I've heard any of the stars talk ONLY about HBP in an interview. I guess this is a sign that things are getting underway. They should start shooting within days, if they haven't already.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: lu-lu-biv on September 12, 2007, 07:27:07 pm

THE QUIDDITCH IT'S BACK! do you know it? WB studios says that the fabulous magic sport it's going to re-apear in the half blood prince movie, perhaps not as much as we hope, but it's pretty cool that it's back, in the deathly hallows we are not going to find it too much... and harry's going to be the captain... ;D

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Nutella Sister on September 13, 2007, 05:38:43 am

Yep! Harry is the QUIDDITCH captain and Duh they can't cut those scenes..Harry is suppose to kiss Ginny after she wins the game ::) :P

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: maryd on September 13, 2007, 12:52:27 pm

Thanks for that link Rach, I just saw it on mugglenet.com! I can'yt think of anyone who could play Slughorn as I imagine him. It'll certainly be interesting to find out who's been cast.

Nice to know Quidditch is coming back - about time. I missed it in the 5th one!

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: lu-lu-biv on September 15, 2007, 11:16:48 pm

yes...
well
I know that the kiss Harry-Ginny happens after a quidditch match, but the movies don't (at least not always) follow the story line of the book, like in the GoF, why dobby disappear? and mad-eye moody... please, you could know from the start that he was a death eater... anyway, I'm so glad that the quidditch is back, and I hope that Ron became a keeper...

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Storyteller on September 17, 2007, 01:40:47 pm

Aparently, Jim Broadbent will be taking on the part of Professor Slughorn. Here's a link to the article.

http://harrypotterspage.com/news.php/2007/09/17/jim-broadbent-to-be-horace-slughorn123.html (http://harrypotterspage.com/news.php/2007/09/17/jim-broadbent-to-be-horace-slughorn123.html)
Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: maryd on September 17, 2007, 02:23:46 pm

Jim Broadbent. Now there's someone I would never have considered, but when you think about it, he's the perfect choice! Thanks for the link Rach!

And apparently, filming began today for 'The Half Blood Prince'. Thats according to mugglenet.com, who I;ve come to trust immensly for Harry Pottter info!

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Storyteller on September 17, 2007, 03:36:19 pm

I'll pop over there and take a look. At DragonCon, Matthew Lewis said that sometimes he went to The Leaky Cauldron website because, "They are told things before we are." LOLOL

Thanks for the heads up!

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: maryd on September 18, 2007, 02:21:25 pm

[quote author=Storyteller ~RSF~ link=board=41;threadid=32596;start=45#msg1120324 date=1190057779]
At DragonCon, Matthew Lewis said that sometimes he went to The Leaky Cauldron website because, "They are told things before we are." LOLOL

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LOL! Websites today are amazingly ahead. I mean, how do they find out this stuff? I don't really visit TLC though.

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Storyteller on September 21, 2007, 03:54:48 pm

DO you usually get stills from the set during filming of these movies? I've never really kept up while they were working on one before.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: maryd on September 21, 2007, 05:18:44 pm

Not 100% sure, Rach....I'll just keep an eye out and I guess if they do release any then we'll find them sooner or later, LOL! :)

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Nutella Sister on September 22, 2007, 10:18:04 am

Lolz, he's so our Sluggie! I can imagine him as slughorn..lolz that's funny..have you ever thought of this? anyone they choose is so the exact person! I mean they really look alike their character!..except Gambone...Richard Harris was SO Dumbledore but not this one ::) no offense.. ::)

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: maryd on September 23, 2007, 03:54:56 am

[quote author=Harrys Magical Twin {DA} link=board=41;threadid=32596;start=45#msg1120882 date=1190470684]
Lolz, he's so our Sluggie! I can imagine him as slughorn..lolz that's funny..have you ever thought of this? anyone they choose is so the exact person! I mean they really look alike their character!..except Gambone...Richard Harris was SO Dumbledore but not this one ::) no offense.. ::)
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I did like Richard Harris a lot, but I think Michael Gambon has done equally as good as Dumbledore. He didn't try and be exactly like Harris, which I admire.

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: maryd on September 26, 2007, 12:17:53 pm

Three days since my last post so I don't think its double posting...Sorry if it is though! :P

This is from mugglenet.com:

[quote]The MTV News Blog has online a nice little interview with Harry Potter actor Dan Radcliffe, who gives MTV the scoop on filming the Cave and Inferi scenes:

“I’m really looking forward to filming the cave and all the stuff in there with the lake and the Inferi,” Radcliffe enthused. “Me and [Michael] Gambon in a row boat for a few days. It’s gonna be amazing.” (Warning: spoilers ahead for those who haven’t read the book.)

Dan also reveals that the cave will be filmed on a real set rather than being inserted digitally. Half-Blood Prince will be released on November 21st, 2008. [/quote]

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Storyteller on September 26, 2007, 02:21:26 pm

Thanks for the info, Maryd! I've been running around rug shopping and haven't had time to go to mugglenet for a cople of days.

Like you, I liked Richard Harris but I also like Michael Gambon just as well. I think his depiction of the role is just as good as Mr. Harris' was. Since they had no choice but to replace the late Mr. Harris, I think their choice was spot on!

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Storyteller on October 08, 2007, 09:06:26 am

Apparently, Titan Tiffin, the nephew of Ralph Fiennes, has the role of the young Tom Riddle in the film!

Here's the article.

http://harrypotterspage.com/news.php/2007/10/08/heyman-and-yates-speak-of-casting-for-hbp123.html (http://harrypotterspage.com/news.php/2007/10/08/heyman-and-yates-speak-of-casting-for-hbp123.html)

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: maryd on October 08, 2007, 03:02:18 pm

Thanks for posting Rach! Mugglenet.com says that its a rumour however. Titan Tiffin. Nice name!

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Nutella Sister on October 09, 2007, 10:08:33 am

[quote author=Storyteller ~RSF~ link=board=41;threadid=32596;start=45#msg1122403 date=1191848786]
Apparently, Titan Tiffin, the nephew of Ralph Fiennes, has the role of the young Tom Riddle in the film!

Here's the article.

http://harrypotterspage.com/news.php/2007/10/08/heyman-and-yates-speak-of-casting-for-hbp123.html (http://harrypotterspage.com/news.php/2007/10/08/heyman-and-yates-speak-of-casting-for-hbp123.html)

Hugs,
Rach
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[color=Purple] :o What? that would be very interesting and something really..shocking! :o 2 Voldemorts in a family?! ::) darckest family ever! :-\ :P
Thanks Rach![/color]

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Storyteller on October 09, 2007, 10:51:57 am

I'm not sure but I think they meant he would play the young Tom Riddle in the flashbacks when Harry and Dumbledore are in the Pensieve.

Maryd says it's a rumor anyway, so it may not be true.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Storyteller on October 12, 2007, 07:50:22 am

I just got a news letter saying that this site:
http://londontaxitour.com/LondonTaxiTour.Com-Harry-Potter-Filming-Locations-The-Half-Blood-Prince.htm (http://londontaxitour.com/LondonTaxiTour.Com-Harry-Potter-Filming-Locations-The-Half-Blood-Prince.htm)
has pictures of a building supposedly being prepped to be the outside of Slughorn's house.

It also says that some scenes (I am assuming the lake scenes) will be filmed around Loch Arkaig.

And here is an article describing the latest boarding of the Hogwart's Express.
http://www.lochaber-news.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/1722/Pupils_board_the_Hogwart's_Express.html (http://www.lochaber-news.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/1722/Pupils_board_the_Hogwart's_Express.html)

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: maryd on October 12, 2007, 12:15:31 pm

Great links Rach, thank you! Wouldn't it be so amazing to be one of those extras!? :)

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Storyteller on October 12, 2007, 06:46:06 pm

It really would, but I guess I'd have to be one of the parents dropping their children off. COuld be fun, though. Maybe they would let me wave a wand while they did some cinematic magic. LOL

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: maryd on October 18, 2007, 03:22:37 pm

According to mugglenet.com:

The National Trust village is set for filming to begin there next Wednesday for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince According to the Wiltshire Times, the area will be used to shoot night scenes involving actors Dan Radcliffe and Ralph Fiennes, as well as some Death Eaters.

"There has been a lot of preparation going on and they have been doing things to the outsides of houses on Church Street.

Filming will occur between 5 p.m. and 5 a.m. with the cooperation of local residents.

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Nutella Sister on October 20, 2007, 03:52:42 pm

[color=Purple]That link was odd..I mean was that real? I don't know why but somehow I couldn't trust what they said about Sluggie's house that it'll be there..I dunno, maybe I felt odd :P

Co0l Mary!! I bet so mayne of us fans whould like to give anything to go there!! I'm one! *raise hand* ;D [/color]

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: maryd on October 21, 2007, 12:28:45 pm

More info on filming from mugglenet.com:


Quote:
Gloucestershire Cathedral, the backdrop for Hogwarts scenes in the first two Harry Potter movies has just been confirmed as a filming location for the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Additionally, students from local schools, King's, Crypt and Denmark Road will be invited to audition for roles as extras in the film. There is no news yet as to when these scenes will be filmed.

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Storyteller on October 21, 2007, 01:05:19 pm

I saw that myself. Do you happen to know what scenes were filmed there?

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: maryd on October 22, 2007, 03:12:20 pm

No idea, sorry. All it says is 'backdrop to Hogwarts scenes' so it could be the castle itself or the surrounding scenery.

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Storyteller on October 22, 2007, 07:28:01 pm

I wondered where the courtyard scenes are filmed. All the shots at Hogwarts are breath-taking anyway but I really love the winter scenes!

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Celebrian on October 25, 2007, 09:59:55 pm

I am currently over 3/4 of the way through listening to HBP on tape. One amusing thing I had not recalled was that one of the times that Prof Slughorn misstates Ron's name (which he does repeatedly using different R names), he referred to him as Rupert. I'm pretty sure she was writing this book after they had the actors for the main roles, so I thought it was cute that she made a little "shout-out" to Rupert Grint. ;)

I apologize if that's been said earlier. I haven't read the whole thread or anything, but I thought this might be the right place to post the comment.

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: maryd on October 26, 2007, 11:13:59 am

I did notice the 'Rupert' thing before, and I thought JKR must have meant it as a kind of 'thanks' to Rupert Grint.

Another little bit of news from mugglenet.com:

The Wiltshire Times has a nice report from the first day of on-location filming for Half-Blood Prince, which is set to be released on November 21st, 2008. The scene involving Harry and Dumbledore going to visit Slughorn is the scene the crews are working on, and Dan Radcliffe is scheduled to be on set. From the report:


Quote:
They painted a number of houses and put up brown tape on some properties to imitate wooden beams. Residents in Church Street have been asked to black out their windows with blinds during the nighttime filming. A giant light was set up behind Cantax House to flood the street in artificial moonlight and crowds gathered to watch what was going on. A member of the film crew said: "The light will look like moonlight and it is made up of lots of smaller lights inside to give that strong effect.

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Storyteller on October 30, 2007, 11:06:35 am

Here are a few pics from the filming of HP and HBP. This is going on in Lacock, I beleive.

http://www.harrypotterspage.com/images/photogallery/displayimage.php?album=139&pos=1 (http://www.harrypotterspage.com/images/photogallery/displayimage.php?album=139&pos=1)

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: maryd on October 31, 2007, 05:00:17 am

Thanks for those photos, Rach!

Another bit of news from mugglenet.com (I love that site!):

[quote]Casting for extras in the sixth Harry Potter film, Half-Blood Prince, took place in Gloucester recently where many young students lined up before the casting team.

Marketing manager Sharon Bird said: "The whole experience becomes a huge part of school life and children really enjoy being part of what is probably the biggest movie series in history."[/quote]

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Elijah-x on October 31, 2007, 09:39:42 am

I cant wait until the film comes out. I cant remember half of the book. But if the movies get better every year then this will be awesome.

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Storyteller on October 31, 2007, 01:15:46 pm

I'll probably reread the book again just before the film debuts.

Filming has apparently moved on now. They are doing a couple of minute of the movie in Dorset.

http://www.thisisdorset.net/display.var.1797961.0.harry_potter_the_right_sort_of_reeds.php (http://www.thisisdorset.net/display.var.1797961.0.harry_potter_the_right_sort_of_reeds.php)

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: maryd on November 01, 2007, 05:09:48 am

Interesting info Rach, thank you! They're going to film reed beds? Wonder what thats all about? :P

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Storyteller on November 01, 2007, 07:53:41 am

I don't know. I've been trying to figure out what scene this could be.


Anyone have any ideas?

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Celebrian on November 01, 2007, 02:23:02 pm

What exactly is a reed bed? Is it like the edge of a river?

I'm listening to HBP now (again before I return it since it will still be a bit until I can get book 7 on tape or CD to listen to), and at the beginning, Narcissa and Bellatrix head to visit Snape in Spinner's End (I think that's the name) and they apparate to the edge of a river where they see a fox. Of course, Harry isn't there, so they wouldn't need Daniel's stunt double. That's all that's coming to me as a possibility at the moment.

Oh wait! Or at the very end at Dumbledore's funeral the merpeople come up for the lake and sing a lament. Could that be reedy?

I'm kind of grasping at straws here. . .

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Storyteller on November 01, 2007, 03:17:01 pm

You're probably right, my friend. I hadn't thought of that but reed beds would be very evocative, not to mention a very easy way to work in the special effects.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Celebrian on November 01, 2007, 03:32:05 pm

I actually had a Well, duh! moment while I was doing Pilates. If not the merpeople, I'll bet it's for the area around the entrance to the cave where Harry and Dumbledore find the locket.

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Nutella Sister on November 01, 2007, 03:43:29 pm

[color=Purple]Wowzer!! This thread is growing really fast! ;) 8)
Thanks for the news Mary and Rach and...um..I didn't get it...what's the reedy thing at last? ??? [/color]

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Storyteller on November 07, 2007, 07:21:27 am

Here's an interesting interview about HBP that verifies that the kissing scenes between Ron and Labendar ARE included in the film.
It's in Spanish but Babel Fish does a fair translating job.

http://www.esmas.com/noticierostelevisa/noticieros/675087.html (http://www.esmas.com/noticierostelevisa/noticieros/675087.html)

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Celebrian on November 07, 2007, 12:15:07 pm

Thanks Rach! :-) I guess there will be plenty of scenes with Harry and Dumbledore (and/or others), so Emma Watson could easily get some time off for her exams. Interesting that they have things in comments with their characters. ;)

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Storyteller on November 07, 2007, 01:45:20 pm

I'm glad they are going to be shooting the Ron and Lavendar scenes because that would seem to indicate that they will be keeping the romantic Ron and Hermione storyline.

But then, I wish they could keep EVERY storyline. *sigh

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: maryd on November 08, 2007, 03:32:29 pm

Haven't checked the link yet but thanks for the news that that part of the story will definately be in the film Rach - they tend to cut so much out but its nice to know that will be in it.

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Storyteller on November 08, 2007, 04:10:28 pm

I live in fear that they will cut the part of DH where Ron pulls the sword out of the water and is then tortured by the locket. I REALLY want to see that!

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Celebrian on November 08, 2007, 09:54:15 pm

[quote author=Storyteller ~RSF~ link=board=41;threadid=32596;start=75#msg1125760 date=1194556228]
I live in fear that they will cut the part of DH where Ron pulls the sword out of the water and is then tortured by the locket. I REALLY want to see that!
[/quote]

I'd be surprised if they cut that. It's important, not just to Ron's character development, but also to the main story of destroying the horcruxes, so I think they'll leave it. They could let Harry destroy it, I suppose, but I really don't expect that.

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Storyteller on November 09, 2007, 08:31:22 am

I hope they don't give it to Harry. I'm still upset that PJ gave Sam's introspective words about the dead soldier to Faramir in TTT! LOL

One of the best parts of the last book (which REALLY isn't on topic here but there ya go LOL) is that so many people got to destroy horcruxes, that Harry DIDN'T do this alone (much like Tolkien's theme of cooperation).

I accidently deleted it but I got an alert this morning that the actress who plays Cho starts working on HBP in January. Can't think it will take long....

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Storyteller on November 09, 2007, 10:37:08 am

And as for NEW info, we have a Narcissa Malfoy! I think she looks as if she could be related to Helena Bonham Carter!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_7080000/newsid_7087000/7087093.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_7080000/newsid_7087000/7087093.stm)

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Celebrian on November 09, 2007, 10:52:13 am

[quote author=Storyteller ~RSF~ link=board=41;threadid=32596;start=75#msg1125788 date=1194622628]
And as for NEW info, we have a Narcissa Malfoy! I think she looks as if she could be related to Helena Bonham Carter!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_7080000/newsid_7087000/7087093.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_7080000/newsid_7087000/7087093.stm)
[/quote]

I wonder if she'll have a long blond wig. Narcissa is described as blond and pale in contrast to her sister Bellatrix's dark looks.

(And, I still haven't seen the 5th movie, but Helena Bonham Carter is not how I imagine Bellatrix. I suppose when I see it on DVD, I'll see if she fits better than I imagine.)

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Storyteller on November 09, 2007, 11:07:57 am

She isn't what I imagined at first either, but with her makeup. I thought she did an acceptable job.

This woman cast as Narcissa has a "look" that is similar to Ms. Bonham-Carter. It could be the shape of the face, the jawline, or the nose. I'm not sure. I'd have to go back and study the two together to be sure.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: maryd on November 09, 2007, 12:16:21 pm

Thanks for the news Rach - I can definately see that Helen McCrory could have been Bellatix (although Helena Bonham Carter did an excellent job. I expect you're right about the wig though Celebrian.

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Storyteller on November 13, 2007, 11:30:56 am

I was just notified of a couple of things.
Here's a LOVELY senak peek of HBP from YouTube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M9QtKpidHU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M9QtKpidHU)
And an interview with the cast, that frankly, I haven't had time to watch yet, but will. Apparently, Rupert reveals a bit about the actress who is playing his "love" interest.LOL

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_7080000/newsid_7089600/7089684.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_7080000/newsid_7089600/7089684.stm)

Hugs,
Rach - who is off to watch it herself

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Celebrian on November 13, 2007, 10:54:15 pm

Unfortunately, I got here too late and the youtube one was removed. :( But, I enjoyed the interview, so thanks! :-)

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Joanie on November 13, 2007, 11:56:38 pm

[quote author=Storyteller ~RSF~ link=board=41;threadid=32596;start=75#msg1125788 date=1194622628]
And as for NEW info, we have a Narcissa Malfoy! I think she looks as if she could be related to Helena Bonham Carter!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_7080000/newsid_7087000/7087093.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_7080000/newsid_7087000/7087093.stm)

Hugs,
Rach
[/quote]

Thanks for the link, Rach. I can see Ms. McCrory has Narcissa. I assume as well that she will be wearing a blonde wig, etc. I thought Helena Bonham-Carter was excellent as Bellatrix. The casting directors, I feel, have done a terrific job hiring the cream of the crop of English actors!

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Storyteller on November 14, 2007, 01:53:27 pm

I'm sorry you missed the YouTube one, Celebrian. I had some trouble with the audio on one of them, myself.

I know what you mean about the actors, Joanie. I think it might be the thing to do to be in a Harry Potter film! LOL

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Storyteller on November 16, 2007, 02:49:41 pm

They've apparently finished casting for HBP. Ralph Finness nephew IS, indeed, playing the young Tom Riddle. I'm looking for a picture of him now.

http://www.prnewswire.co.uk/cgi/news/release?id=213122 (http://www.prnewswire.co.uk/cgi/news/release?id=213122)

They are also doing some filming in a train station cafe in Surbiton.
http://www.wandsworthguardian.co.uk/news/topstories/display.var.1839369.0.harry_potter_film_on_location_in_surbiton.php (http://www.wandsworthguardian.co.uk/news/topstories/display.var.1839369.0.harry_potter_film_on_location_in_surbiton.php)

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Celebrian on November 16, 2007, 10:16:59 pm

Thanks for all the info Rach! I don't tend to keep up with HP filming stuff except what I see here. :)

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: maryd on November 20, 2007, 03:38:28 pm

Nice to see they've finished casting. Thanks for all the info Rach, you do keep us informed! :)

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Storyteller on November 27, 2007, 07:58:38 am

I was fortunate today to run across two LOVELY interviews with the cast and director of HP.

Apparently, Dan wants to move on the the darker 7th book! LOL
http://jam.canoe.ca/Movies/2007/11/25/4683266-sun.html (http://jam.canoe.ca/Movies/2007/11/25/4683266-sun.html)

http://jam.canoe.ca/Movies/2007/11/25/4683264-sun.html (http://jam.canoe.ca/Movies/2007/11/25/4683264-sun.html)

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Storyteller on December 14, 2007, 09:28:20 am

The first official photo is out and it's of Harry, though I can't really say he looks much different than he did in OoP! LOL

http://www.harrypotterspage.com/images/photogallery/displayimage.php?album=142&pos=0 (http://www.harrypotterspage.com/images/photogallery/displayimage.php?album=142&pos=0)

EDIT: Should have included the little write up.

November 21

(Warner Bros. Pictures)

Director: David Yates
Writer: Steve Kloves
Producers: David Heyman, David Barron

Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, David Bradley, Jim Broadbent, Jessie Cave, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Frank Dillane, Tom Felton, Michael Gambon, Matthew Lewis, Evanna Lynch, Helen McCrory, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, Natalia Tena, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Julie Walters, David Thewlis, Bonnie Wright
Fantasy Adventure. Voldemort is tightening his grip on both the Muggle and wizarding worlds and Hogwarts is no longer the safe haven it once was. Harry suspects that dangers may even lie within the castle, but Dumbledore is more intent upon preparing him for the final battle that he knows is fast approaching. Together they work to find the key to unlock Voldemort's defenses and, to this end, Dumbledore recruits his old friend and colleague, the well-connected and unsuspecting bon vivant Professor Horace Slughorn, whom he believes holds crucial information. Meanwhile, the students are under attack from a very different adversary as teenage hormones rage across the ramparts. Harry finds himself more and more drawn to Ginny, but so is Dean Thomas. And Lavender Brown has decided that Ron is the one for her, only she hadn't counted on Romilda Vane's chocolates! And then there's Hermione, simpering with jealously but determined not to show her feelings. As romance blossoms, one student remains aloof. He is determined to make his mark, albeit a dark one. Love is in the air, but tragedy lies ahead and Hogwarts may never be the same again.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: maryd on December 14, 2007, 12:20:44 pm

Thanks for that news Rach - I like the picture, though I agree that he looks nearly the exact same as in OOTP. Thoroughly looking forward to this film!

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Storyteller on December 14, 2007, 01:45:26 pm

Queen Celebrian and I were trying to decide where Harry is in the picture. He seems to be holding the Mauraders' Map and his potions book.

The stone outside the door COULD be the courtyard at Howarts.

Any ideas?
Hugs,
Rach


Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: lu-lu-biv on December 14, 2007, 02:50:26 pm

yeap, the marauders' map! i love that old thing! good to see it again! and Harry looks to be inside the castle, I believe that he's near to requirement room, or dunno, maybe in a hall between classes?

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Celebrian on December 14, 2007, 10:44:49 pm

I hadn't even noticed that it was the Marauder's Map and maybe the potions book (a likely guess). And, I think you're right about the courtyard beyond the door. I don't think it makes sense for that to be near the room of requirement.

ETA: I looked at it bigger and I'm sure it is the potions book with the cauldron on it.

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: maryd on December 15, 2007, 04:34:53 am

I would never have noticed if you hadn't pinted it out, Rach, but once I'd zoomed in, it did look to be the Marauders map with the potions book in front. It's been a while since I've read the book so I can't think what scene that would be!

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Storyteller on December 19, 2007, 01:41:02 pm

More casting news! Actors have been found for Cormac and Blaise!

I'm excited that they've cast Cormac because that means Quidditch fun!

http://harrypotterspage.com/news.php/2007/12/19/cormac-and-blaise-cast-for-half-blood-prince123.html (http://harrypotterspage.com/news.php/2007/12/19/cormac-and-blaise-cast-for-half-blood-prince123.html)

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: maryd on December 19, 2007, 03:06:37 pm

Thanks for the news and the link Rach! Cormac looks brilliant, can't wait to see all those scenes - the ones with him in them were the funniest ones in the book! According to mugglenet.com, all these people have been cast too:

Romilda Vane - Anna Shaffer
Katie Bell - Georgina Leonidas
Leanne (Katie Bell's friend) - Isabella Laughland
Marcus Belby - Robert Knox

But it does say they are all relative newcomers so there isn't much info or any pictures.

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: maryd on January 14, 2008, 08:21:00 am

According to mugglenet.com:

Emma Watson has updated her official website with a new blog entry today. She says she has just started filming scenes with actor Jim Broadbent, who is playing Horace Slughorn in Half-Blood Prince:

"It's amazing to be working with him. It's also great because I have been eating profiteroles ALL DAY at Slughorn's dinner party!!!"


I've kind of warmed to Emma Watson as an actress, I never used to think she was very good, but then I saw Ballet Shoes, which she was excellent in. She does seem a genuinely lovely person.

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Storyteller on February 07, 2008, 12:42:02 pm

I think Emma is a lovely person, and one of the most beautiful young actresses out there today. She has a sense of style befitting a young Audrey Hepburn.
Filming has started in Gloucestershire, apparently. Here's a nice article and don't miss the slide show! There are pics of Ron and Alan Rickman!

http://www.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk/displayNode.jsp?nodeId=231771&command=displayContent&sourceNode=231754&home=yes&more_nodeId1=231776&contentPK=19805274 (http://www.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk/displayNode.jsp?nodeId=231771&command=displayContent&sourceNode=231754&home=yes&more_nodeId1=231776&contentPK=19805274)

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Storyteller on February 21, 2008, 07:53:59 am

Apparently, a new scene has been added to the film! It takes place at The Burrow (my favorite place in the wizarding world) and has Jo's blessing.

Here's the article and a nice Rupert closeup.

http://www.snitchseeker.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=12338&fullsize=1 (http://www.snitchseeker.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=12338&fullsize=1)

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: maryd on February 21, 2008, 02:43:36 pm

Thanks for the news Rach! I agree that there would need to be something to show how dangerous times were...but a new scene? That is interesting.

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Storyteller on March 20, 2008, 03:00:58 pm

Here's a high res pic of The Three from the filming of HBP.

http://www.harrypotterspage.com/images/photogallery/displayimage.php?album=142&pos=2 (http://www.harrypotterspage.com/images/photogallery/displayimage.php?album=142&pos=2)

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Storyteller on March 21, 2008, 03:55:30 pm

There is now a teaser poster out for HBP. Unfortunately, it's a picture we've all seen. I was hoping for something new but no matter. It's an oldie but a goodie.

http://www.harrypotterspage.com/images/photogallery/displayimage.php?album=143&pos=0 (http://www.harrypotterspage.com/images/photogallery/displayimage.php?album=143&pos=0)

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Mai_o_ya on March 23, 2008, 09:18:03 pm

the pics are amazing,the trio seem younger there...
Thanx 4 posting that Rich :-*

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Nutella Sister on March 25, 2008, 03:10:53 pm

[color=Purple]OmG guys these picture made fly in Harry's world again!
I want to go to Hogwarts :'( I want to go with the trio :'( I never believed that this is a story and I never will! This is something real[/color]!

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Storyteller on April 07, 2008, 12:24:59 pm

Erm....

Here is a pic of a standup poster for HBP that appeared at a convention in Germany. I have to admit to some disappointment. I had hoped for something a bit more relavent to that particular film.

http://www.harrypotterspage.com/images/photogallery/displayimage.php?album=143&pos=3 (http://www.harrypotterspage.com/images/photogallery/displayimage.php?album=143&pos=3)

Oh well.

If you click the back arrow on the page itself, you will see a full length view.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Mai_o_ya on April 07, 2008, 02:05:59 pm

[quote author=Storyteller ~RSF~ link=board=41;threadid=32596;start=105#msg1142745 date=1207585499]
Erm....

Here is a pic of a standup poster for HBP that appeared at a convention in Germany. I have to admit to some disappointment. I had hoped for something a bit more relavent to that particular film.
[/quote]

i felt that too :(

but any why thanks Rach to post the link :)

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: maryd on April 08, 2008, 03:33:01 pm

Thanks for all those links and pics Rach - I really can't wait til this movie comes out! :D

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Aisling on June 04, 2008, 10:19:29 pm

Guys, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I just saw this on snitchseeker.com:

[quote]No Gaunts.
No Hepzibah
No Lord Voldemort (the Ralph Fiennes version lol)
No Trelawney
No Dursleys
No [Dumbledore's] Funeral
Half the battle at Hogwarts cut
All scenes with Tonks cut except for a new one at the Burrow

More Quidditch
More romance
An extra scene at the Burrow[/quote]

I think I'll wait for the DVD.


Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Lanta the Gemstar on June 05, 2008, 10:54:02 am

^^^ If all the above is true, I'll be a bit disappointed too Aisling!

The scene near the beginning where Dumbledore comes to collect Harry from the Dursley's is sooo funny ;D... And HOW ON EARTH can they leave out Dumby's Funeral??!! :o

UNLESS... If they're really doing two Deathly Hallows movies, the funeral scene could be carried over to the beginning of the next film I guess... :-\

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: maryd on June 05, 2008, 02:40:48 pm

It is a bit disappointing to read that, but thanks anyway Aisling. I always welcome more Quidditch....but no Dursleys? No funeral? The funeral is a vital part - unless, as Gem says, they carry it over....but I can't see JKR agreeing to that!

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Lanta the Gemstar on June 06, 2008, 04:21:33 am

[quote author=maryd link=board=41;threadid=32596;start=120#msg1154759 date=1212691248]
It is a bit disappointing to read that, but thanks anyway Aisling. I always welcome more Quidditch....but no Dursleys? No funeral? The funeral is a vital part - unless, as Gem says, they carry it over....but I can't see JKR agreeing to that!
[/quote]

I wonder if she really has much control over what the director shoots. As I've said before, I was a bit disappointed with what they left out of Number 5 film, and No. 6 has the same director, so we'll see...

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Nutella Sister on June 06, 2008, 07:23:06 am

[color=Purple] :o No :o What? :othe :o f*ck?! :o

:o I AM SO and VERY dissapointed!! I can't believe my EYES!! :o
:oI Totally agree with every and each word of Gem's post..BOTH!
:o JK.Rowling has NO control on the movie!!

:o Shayda :o[/color]
[color=Purple]
Edit : I liked my post..the eyes are sparkeling ;D (( :o )) => Still![/color]

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Aisling on June 07, 2008, 11:35:29 am

[quote author=Lanta the Gemstar link=board=41;threadid=32596;start=120#msg1154784 date=1212740493]
[quote author=maryd link=board=41;threadid=32596;start=120#msg1154759 date=1212691248]
It is a bit disappointing to read that, but thanks anyway Aisling. I always welcome more Quidditch....but no Dursleys? No funeral? The funeral is a vital part - unless, as Gem says, they carry it over....but I can't see JKR agreeing to that!
[/quote]

I wonder if she really has much control over what the director shoots. As I've said before, I was a bit disappointed with what they left out of Number 5 film, and No. 6 has the same director, so we'll see...
[/quote]

I'm beginning to think JKR has no script approval whatsoever, or at least not since CoS. If I were JKR, I'd demand they fire Kloves and let me choose my own screenwriter.

I totally agree that the funeral is a vital part. I could see how it could be carried over, but I don't see why they would.

I really hope at least some of this information is wrong, or that it was changed before post-production.

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Nutella Sister on June 07, 2008, 02:54:40 pm

[color=Purple]Yeah I hope it was wrong or it has been changed too! but I will NEVER, EVER wait for the DVD!! I for sure have too see it before that..how can I ever wait for that even there are a lot cut?! :o :-\

BTW how can they go on without the Gaunts? ??? :o They're the whole story though?! :-\ [/color]

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Mai_o_ya on June 07, 2008, 05:20:04 pm

I really Hate when the films come different of the books..very annoying >:(

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: raquel19 on June 07, 2008, 10:59:23 pm

I cannot wait until this film comes out in November!
accept for some parts......

:p

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Storyteller on June 08, 2008, 06:58:06 am

I am going to reserve judgement until I see the film. First of all, you can't guarantee anything, but mostly because I understand that some things have to change between text and film. LOTR had lots of things like that. I hated to see the book changed, but I understood why they had to. I think I'll give the HP filmmakers the benefit of the doubt on this one.

I don't see how they can leave out the funeral either, but we'll see.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: maryd on June 08, 2008, 08:35:33 am

I don't know how much control JKR has over the screenplay or anything like that, but I'm sure if they were going to change the story too much from the book then she would have some control over that. I agree that the Gaunts are a large part. I personally have some doubts anyway about how this book will translate to screen - there is a lot of back story.

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Aisling on June 08, 2008, 12:28:40 pm

Yesterday, I checked imdb.com and noticed two other conspicuously absent names: Bill and Fleur.

How the...?

And yet they keep Fenrir Greyback.

I don't think I'll ever understand Hollywood types.

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Nutella Sister on June 09, 2008, 01:05:37 pm

[color=Purple]Now I CAN'T study anymore GEm!!!!!
what the F*ck are they doing? EXCUSE ME are they even trying to make " Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince" ? >:( :o if I ever see "WB" ...pkhhh they'll be dead!!! >:( [/color]

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Lanta the Gemstar on June 09, 2008, 07:43:36 pm

Sorry 'bout that Shayda! :-[ :-X But really, it's only a movie... :o :P ;) I can't believe I just said that!!! *slaps self* It's only the most important film series to have come out since Rings - WHAT AM I TALKING ABOUT?!!

Producers/director take note: Don't stuff it up, or you'll have Shayda and I to deal with - and it won't be pretty! ;)

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: maryd on June 12, 2008, 08:28:54 am

[quote author=Aisling link=board=41;threadid=32596;start=120#msg1155070 date=1212942520]
Yesterday, I checked imdb.com and noticed two other conspicuously absent names: Bill and Fleur.

[/quote]

Maybe they're just not casted yet? Maybe they'll be up there soon? Plus imdb.com is notoriously unreliable sometimes.

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Nutella Sister on June 12, 2008, 10:09:36 am

[color=Purple]
Quote:
Maybe they're just not casted yet?

But Mary we had Fluer in Goblet of Fire!! Remember Clémence Poésy?! I hope they use her as Fluer this time too! It'll be awful a lot to have someone else as Fluer She is one of my favorite characters in GoF!!!
[quote]
Plus imdb.com is notoriously unreliable sometimes. [/quote]
I hope so! ::) [/color]

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Aisling on June 12, 2008, 11:18:56 am

Sometimes, but apparently not this time. Bill and Fleur have been cut. I saw it on snitchseeker a few days ago; was going to quote it, but I can't find it now.

Moaning Myrtle's out too, which will seriously change the Sectumsempra scene.

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Nutella Sister on June 12, 2008, 12:32:26 pm

[color=Purple]That's bad! :oThat's very bad!! :-\ BE AWARE "WB"...Cause I'mmmm comin'! >:( *I'll **** them up! ::)* ..God knows how much I LOVE Harry Potter!! 8)
[/color]

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Lanta the Gemstar on June 13, 2008, 03:33:45 am

I just ADORE Moaning Myrtle, but perhaps the "Sectumsempra" scene may have more dramatic impact in the film without her huffiness prattling away in the background... maybe. :-\ :P Hey, just trying to think positive thoughts. ::) ;)

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Nutella Sister on June 13, 2008, 05:22:16 am

I always think negative Gem! ::) trying to think posetive makes me feel I'm a little bit dumb..no offense but that's what goes in my head :P lol I don't mind not having Moaning Myrtle..she nags way to much but I like the the "Sectumsempra" scene ;)

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: maryd on June 13, 2008, 09:17:06 am

[quote author=I <3 Harry {DA} link=board=41;threadid=32596;start=135#msg1155914 date=1213279776]
[color=Purple]
Quote:
Maybe they're just not casted yet?

But Mary we had Fluer in Goblet of Fire!! Remember Clémence Poésy?! I hope they use her as Fluer this time too! It'll be awful a lot to have someone else as Fluer She is one of my favorite characters in GoF!!! [/color]
[/quote]

Oh, I forgot about that! Clémence was great as Fleur, I agree.

Too bad about Moaning Myrtle. How can they keep doing this? By the time they've cut everyone there'll be nobody left!

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Lanta the Gemstar on June 13, 2008, 09:30:33 am

Maybe it's all just a conspiracy to make us think they're gonna totally destroy the character of the book... only to pleasantly surprise us at the Premiere... ;D ;)

,,, or not. :( >:( ::)

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Nutella Sister on June 13, 2008, 02:36:11 pm

lol what a pleasant surprise :P I don't think so..as Mary said there's no body left in the movie..aren't they going to cut Harry too? I think we will have only Hedwig in the movie and with now OWNER!..woo "owner" remined me of so many memories ;)! ;D

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Aisling on June 13, 2008, 03:12:19 pm

Yeah, if this keeps up, we'll be left with just the Trio, Snape, Draco, and Dumbledore. And that's only because there's no story at all without them.

No offense to the memory of Robert Knox, but why the heck did they cut out all these much more important characters and yet keep Marcus Belby?!? He's only in one scene in the book!

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Lanta the Gemstar on June 14, 2008, 01:22:50 am

[quote author=Aisling link=board=41;threadid=32596;start=135#msg1156057 date=1213384339]
Yeah, if this keeps up, we'll be left with just the Trio, Snape, Draco, and Dumbledore. And that's only because there's no story at all without them.

No offense to the memory of Robert Knox, but why the heck did they cut out all these much more important characters and yet keep Marcus Belby?!? He's only in one scene in the book!
[/quote]

Totally with you there, Aisling. Are they just trying to appeal to the mass "rom-com" audience by making more of the romance/sport aspects and down-playing the real spine-chilling stuff such as the Gaunts ?? ??? ::)

To me, the sixth HP's appeal lies in all the back-story... of course, this makes more room for an in-depth look at Snape/Bellatrix/Narcissa/Draco storyline from the beginning of the book.

However, cutting the Gaunts, Hepzibah etc., makes me wonder if/how they are gonna show how Tom Riddle evolved into Voldemort...? :-\

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Aisling on June 14, 2008, 10:28:15 am

[quote author=Lanta the Gemstar link=board=41;threadid=32596;start=135#msg1156095 date=1213420970]
However, cutting the Gaunts, Hepzibah etc., makes me wonder if/how they are gonna show how Tom Riddle evolved into Voldemort...? :-\

[/quote]

They'll probably just have Dumbledore tell Harry the story.

Funny. One rule of writing is "Show, don't tell." Is there a new rule of moviemaking that says "Tell, don't show"?

I can totally imagine the tower scene to consist of Dumbledore and the invisible Harry arriving just in time for Draco to come in and disarm Dumbledore, and then have Snape come up behind him and yell "Avada Kedavra." I mean, why drag out a scene as mundane as Dumbledore's death? Who wants to see that? [/sarcasm] ::)

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Lanta the Gemstar on June 15, 2008, 10:09:47 am

^^^ tehe, Aisling - you rock! ;D

And yeah, there seems to be way to much exposition, instead of proper 'scenes' in some films, but this is always gonna be a problem when adapting a well-known book, such as the HP series...

One would imagine though, that all the "Pensieve" chapters would easily lend themselves to a visual interpretation, as well as providing somewhat of a different 'style' for the films instead of getting bogged down in repetition.


Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Aisling on June 15, 2008, 10:51:48 am

[quote author=Lanta the Gemstar link=board=41;threadid=32596;start=135#msg1156250 date=1213538987]
^^^ tehe, Aisling - you rock! ;D
[/quote]

Thanks. You have no way of knowing how much I needed to hear (well, read) that right now. ;D

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Lanta the Gemstar on June 16, 2008, 11:27:59 am

You're welcome! ;D Anyway, you're on an Elijah Wood fansite AND you're obviously passionate about HP too, so you MUST be cool and interesting!!! ;D

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Aisling on June 17, 2008, 09:47:24 am

LOL! I also post on a Josh Groban board, and you'd be amazed how many people like all three!

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Lanta the Gemstar on June 17, 2008, 10:36:26 am

[quote author=Aisling link=board=41;threadid=32596;start=135#msg1156428 date=1213710444]
LOL! I also post on a Josh Groban board, and you'd be amazed how many people like all three!
[/quote]

In Australia (where I live) Josh Groban doesn't appear to be 'big' - in fact, I only know of him through Miss Kate on this site AND the "February Song/Frodo and Sam" Youtube video that's up on that site (It's just beautiful btw)

I love that particular song, and Josh's voice is amazing, tho I usually go for 'heavier' music! :D

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Aisling on June 17, 2008, 07:12:01 pm

I understand; that style of music doesn't appeal to everyone. But at least you noticed how amazing his voice is.

And in case you didn't know, he's a cutie too!

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Lanta the Gemstar on June 17, 2008, 07:19:08 pm

Oh, never fear Aisling - it didn't escape my attention, LOL! ;) ;D I've seen the 'Celebrity Eye-Candy' thread...

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Aisling on June 18, 2008, 10:22:36 am

[quote author=Lanta the Gemstar link=board=41;threadid=32596;start=150#msg1156481 date=1213744748]
Oh, never fear Aisling - it didn't escape my attention, LOL! ;) ;D I've seen the 'Celebrity Eye-Candy' thread...
[/quote]

Kinda hard to miss, eh? ;D

Over on his board, one of the nicknames we've given him is "Ah-le-Hottie," after one of his songs ("Alejate").

But Josh already has a thread -- this one's for Harry Potter and the Half-Baked Plot... er... Half-Blood Prince. ;)

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Lanta the Gemstar on June 18, 2008, 10:37:56 am

BWHAHAHAHA!!! ;D ;D ;D

But er, yeah, *clears throat* better get back on topic. :-[

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: raquel19 on July 08, 2008, 05:30:48 pm

I cannot wait until Harry Potter andthe Half Blooded Prince comes out!! Every time they make the new film it's getting better every time.
I am also countdown the days unitl it comes out! :)...
141 days!!...

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: maryd on July 09, 2008, 04:48:07 am

Mugglenet.com has a handy counter on the top of the page. :) There is also nearly daily updates there about the films progress that are just too frequent to post here, but if anyone wants to know what's going on, you can't beat a regular mugglenet.com check!

They really ought to pay me for advertising, shouldn't they? ;)

By the way, Raquel, I love your siggie! :)

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Aisling on July 09, 2008, 11:47:30 am

[quote author=maryd link=board=41;threadid=32596;start=150#msg1157933 date=1215593287]

By the way, Raquel, I love your siggie! :)
[/quote]

Ditto! I'll bet those three stay friends forever.

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Colleen on July 29, 2008, 02:30:05 pm

just a heads up, the teaser trailer for HBP will be available on AOL tonight at 9pm (i don't know what time zone, though). Mugglenet says they will have it available on their site too the minute it goes live, so keep a look out. :)

now that the teaser is almost here, i wonder when the official trailer will come? it seems all this promotion is lagging...there's only a couple months until the release, you'd think the trailer would've been around by now...*shrugs*

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Storyteller on July 29, 2008, 08:24:45 pm

Here it is, the trailer we've been waiting for. Lots of good stuff, young Dumbledore, the orphanage, Ron, unconscious, poisoned with Harry's hand on his chest.

Go get 'em!

http://harrypotterspage.com/news.php/2008/07/29/half-blood-prince-trailer-now-online123.html (http://harrypotterspage.com/news.php/2008/07/29/half-blood-prince-trailer-now-online123.html)

Hugs,

Rach

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Mai_o_ya on July 30, 2008, 10:42:17 am

Yay,thank you so much Rach! :D

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: mayadeprei on July 31, 2008, 06:21:06 am

Brilliant trailer, I have watched it over and over again. I'm so excited for the film to come out. Only reason why I would want autumn ;).

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Lanta the Gemstar on August 06, 2008, 11:50:34 pm

Yeah, thanks for the trailer Rach: I too have watched it a few times. ;) I heard that the young Tom Riddle is being played by Ralph Fiennes son... is this true? Sorry if this has already been discussed - I love HP series and movies, but don't frequent these threads. :-[

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Aisling on August 07, 2008, 10:26:40 am

[quote author=Lanta the Gemstar link=board=41;threadid=32596;start=150#msg1161612 date=1218081034]
I heard that the young Tom Riddle is being played by Ralph Fiennes son... is this true? [/quote]

IIRC, it's his nephew.

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Nutella Sister on August 07, 2008, 03:15:47 pm

[quote author=Aisling link=board=41;threadid=32596;start=150#msg1161726 date=1218119200]
[quote author=Lanta the Gemstar link=board=41;threadid=32596;start=150#msg1161612 date=1218081034]
I heard that the young Tom Riddle is being played by Ralph Fiennes son... is this true? [/quote]

IIRC, it's his nephew.
[/quote]

Whoa, that's interesting Aisling! lol I didn't know that! What a cursed family I suppose :o :P no offense of course ::) ;D

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Colleen on August 14, 2008, 07:02:32 pm

someone's head is about to go through a wall...

[quote]BURBANK, CA, August 14, 2008 – Warner Bros. Pictures today announced that it has moved back the release date of “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” to Summer 2009. The sixth installment of the blockbuster Harry Potter franchise will now open day-and-date domestically and in the major international markets on July 17, 2009. The announcement was made by Alan Horn, President and Chief Operating Officer, Warner Bros.

In making the announcement, Mr. Horn stated, “Our reasons for shifting ‘Half-Blood Prince’ to summer are twofold: we know the summer season is an ideal window for a family tent pole release, as proven by the success of our last Harry Potter film, which is the second-highest grossing film in the franchise, behind only the first installment. Additionally, like every other studio, we are still feeling the repercussions of the writers’ strike, which impacted the readiness of scripts for other films—changing the competitive landscape for 2009 and offering new windows of opportunity that we wanted to take advantage of. We agreed the best strategy was to move ‘Half-Blood Prince’ to July, where it perfectly fills the gap for a major tent pole release for mid-summer.”

Jeff Robinov, President of Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group, confirmed, “The release date change does not alter the production schedule for this or future Harry Potter films. Post-production on ‘Half-Blood Prince’ was completed on time, and the studio’s release plans for the two-part ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ will not be affected by this change. We know Harry Potter fans are eagerly anticipating seeing the final chapters unfold onscreen. In fact, the good news for them is that the gap will now be shortened between ‘Half-Blood Prince’ and the first part of ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.’”

Commenting on the release date change for “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” David Heyman, the producer of all the Harry Potter films, offered, “When Jeff Robinov explained the rationale behind moving the release date of ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’ to July 2009, it was immediately apparent that this offered us the potential to reach the widest possible audience. I am extremely proud of this latest film and of the work of David Yates and our incomparable cast; I believe we have developed and pushed the series further still. We are all looking forward to sharing it with Harry Potter fans around the world, even if we have to wait just a bit longer.”

David Yates, the director of both “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” and “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” and who will also helm “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” added, “It has been a joy to work on ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.’ Dan, Rupert and Emma and all our returning young cast continue to blossom, and our new cast members bring fresh color and life to Hogwarts. Even as we put the finishing touches on this latest film, we are already beginning preparations on the final two films—we start filming in February—and I am excited to bring this remarkable series to the exciting and moving conclusion its loyal fans deserve.”[/quote]

source: http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/harry-potter-half-blood-prince-moves/story.aspx?guid=%7BF4F52B7F-D1B1-4DC0-BF8A-AD0D9252BE7A%7D&dist=hppr

:o >:( >:(

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Storyteller on August 14, 2008, 09:22:34 pm

I just logged on to post that very thing.

CRAP!

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Nutella Sister on August 15, 2008, 03:42:02 am

[quote author=Storyteller ~RSF~ link=board=41;threadid=32596;start=165#msg1163175 date=1218763354]
I just logged on to post that very thing.

CRAP!

Hugs,
Rach
[/quote]

[color=Purple]Ditto! I was going to post that too! Uh..well I guess we are a bit low speeded Rach :P
gotta stay online all my life to be the first one ;D [/color]

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Storyteller on August 15, 2008, 08:35:02 am

I can't beleive there hasn't been more posting about this. I would think people would be ENRAGED!

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: maryd on August 17, 2008, 10:00:37 am

[quote author=Storyteller ~RSF~ link=board=41;threadid=32596;start=165#msg1163197 date=1218803702]
I can't beleive there hasn't been more posting about this. I would think people would be ENRAGED!
[/quote]

It's because I was on holiday, lol!

I just can't believe this! this was the only film I was looking forward to this year - and they've gone and delayed it. I'm stunned that there hasn't been more backlash about this - I was thinking strikes and stuff, that's put it abck on track! >:( Warner Brothers are really beginning to irritate me in their handling of the Potter films - they cut so many characters and bits and now they are moving back that opening! I know they only want to make as much money as possible ::) but please - the fans will lose patience!


Quote:
someone's head is about to go through a wall...

And I'm going to put it there. >:(

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Nutella Sister on August 17, 2008, 11:24:27 am

[quote author=maryd link=board=41;threadid=32596;start=165#msg1163438 date=1218981637]


Quote:
someone's head is about to go through a wall...

And I'm going to put it there. >:(
[/quote]

we'll go in the wall togeather! I won't leave you 2 alone in the wall..in fact the wall! The best place for the hea. Head Bumpers! >:( do we need a knif? Oh we already have one here ::)

Here have this ::

LOS ANGELES - It's summer school for Harry Potter.

ADVERTISEMENT

"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," the sixth installment in the blockbuster film franchise about boy wizard Harry, is moving from its planned Nov. 21 release to July 17, 2009, distributor Warner Bros. said Thursday.

The move was made to take advantage of an open weekend in Hollywood's busy summer season, said Alan Horn, Warner Bros. president and chief operating officer. The film had been on schedule, and the change was not due to any production snags, he said.

"The picture is completely, absolutely, 100 percent on schedule, on time. There were no delays," Horn told The Associated Press. "I've seen the movie. It is fabulous. We would have been perfectly able to have it out in November."

The switch will mean a two-year lag between the film adaptations of books five and six in J.K. Rowling's fantasy series. But it will shorten fans' wait between "Half-Blood Prince" and the final two installments, which are being shot simultaneously next year.

Based on book seven, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," the last two movies are due out in close order, in November 2010 and summer 2011. Horn said the later release of "Half-Blood Prince" will not affect the schedule for the final two movies.

Horn said the studio has had success with past summer "Harry Potter" releases, including the fifth movie, which was released in 2007 and became the second-highest grossing in the franchise.

The recent Writers Guild of America strike also had affected Hollywood's lineup in next summer, leaving a key date open for Warner to slot in "Half-Blood Prince," Horn said.

The July 17 release will be over the same weekend that Warner debuted this year's blockbuster "The Dark Knight," which had a record-breaking opening weekend and is on its way to $500 million domestically and the No. 2 spot on the all-time box-office charts behind "Titanic."

"Half-Blood Prince" finds Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) returning to his wizard classes with a clandestine assignment to root out dark secrets about the early years of his archenemy, the dark Lord Voldemort.

The film is directed by David Yates, who made the fifth movie and also is shooting the final two.

Last February, another big Hollywood film, Paramount's "Star Trek," was bumped from a December release to May 8, 2009. Paramount executives said that move also was intended to take advantage of an open weekend in the summer lineup.

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Lanta the Gemstar on August 18, 2008, 09:23:09 am

ARRRRGH!!!!! <<< Seeing red.

I only found out about this on the weekend and I am friggin' MAD AS ALL HELL! >:( :P ::) >:( :P ::) :-X

I mean, c'mon people! This film has been in the can for MONTHS! Just a big money-grabbing racket by Warners to try and top the biggest opening week at the box-office... Sooo gutted. *urgh* :P

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Kathi on August 18, 2008, 03:10:01 pm

God I'm so disappointed! :-[ I was planning a trip to London to go and see the premiere, because when I was in London last summer I was at Leicester Square the day of the premiere, but somehow didn't know what was going to happen there and MISSED the whole action. So I promised myself that I'd attend the next premiere and was so excited to go in November...and now :'( Such a long wait...

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Starladear on August 18, 2008, 08:14:07 pm

Gotta love the CASH COW that Warner Brothers is. WHAT A PILE!!!!!!! it is really annoying for them to leave it to the last couple of months, I mean they just released the trailer and now we got to wait a YEAR!!!!!!!!! the WB network folded and if the company keeps treating their bread and butter ( US THE MOVIE GOERS AND TV WATCHERS) this way I would not be surprised to see the arrival of a boycott!!!! >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Nutella Sister on August 19, 2008, 04:24:44 am

[color=Purple]OMG! you said about the premier! hey if the movie will be on theaters next year then I might have a chance to be in United Sates, then Can I be in the Premier? :o Oh well I dunno! ::)
But how long do we have to watch the trailer till it comes out? I think I'll have it hacked on my brain or even forehead ::) :'( [/color]

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: maryd on August 19, 2008, 05:12:47 am

Thanks for the article, Shayda....and they tell us that the first half of Deathly Hallows is due in November 2010? I for one certainly won't be counting on it. Does this mean any date can simply be put back at the drop of a hat? Shame on you Warner Brothers. Shame on you. *shakes head in disgust*

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Starladear on August 19, 2008, 10:20:50 pm

Just a note, If Warner Bros. execs had ANY BRAINS AT ALL, they;d leave HBP for November and have DH 1&2 in the Summer that way they don't have a furry footed, curly topped, ring bearing, Smaug fighting, Dwarve following, Shire dweller to compete with!!!!

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: maryd on August 20, 2008, 05:17:45 am

Maybe they'll just postpone it again, Starladear! :P

Anyways, this is fresh off www.mugglenet.com:

[quote]Alan Horn, President of Warner Brothers, has issued a statement in response to the large amount of disappointment from their decision to delay Half-Blood Prince until July 17th, 2009:

Many of you have written to me to express your disappointment in our moving “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” to Summer 2009. Please be assured that we share your love for Harry Potter and would certainly never do anything to hurt any of the films. Over the past 10 years, we have nurtured and protected each film, and the integrity of the books upon which they are based, to the best of our ability. The decision to move “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” was not taken lightly, and was never intended to upset our Harry Potter fans. We know you have built this series into what it is, and we thank you for your ongoing enthusiasm and support. If I may offer a silver lining: there would have been a two-year gap between “Half-Blood Prince” and the much-anticipated first part of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” which opens in November 2010. So although we have to wait a little longer for “Half-Blood Prince,” the wait from that film until “Deathly Hallows” will be less than 18 months. I am sorry to have disappointed you now, but if you hold on a little longer, I believe it will be worth the wait.
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Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Aisling on August 20, 2008, 12:05:32 pm

And what about the gap between OotP and HBP?

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Mai_o_ya on August 20, 2008, 01:00:56 pm

[quote author=maryd link=board=41;threadid=32596;start=165#msg1164019 date=1219223865]
Maybe they'll just postpone it again, Starladear! :P

Anyways, this is fresh off www.mugglenet.com:

[quote]Alan Horn, President of Warner Brothers, has issued a statement in response to the large amount of disappointment from their decision to delay Half-Blood Prince until July 17th, 2009:

Many of you have written to me to express your disappointment in our moving “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” to Summer 2009. Please be assured that we share your love for Harry Potter and would certainly never do anything to hurt any of the films. Over the past 10 years, we have nurtured and protected each film, and the integrity of the books upon which they are based, to the best of our ability. The decision to move “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” was not taken lightly, and was never intended to upset our Harry Potter fans. We know you have built this series into what it is, and we thank you for your ongoing enthusiasm and support. If I may offer a silver lining: there would have been a two-year gap between “Half-Blood Prince” and the much-anticipated first part of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” which opens in November 2010. So although we have to wait a little longer for “Half-Blood Prince,” the wait from that film until “Deathly Hallows” will be less than 18 months. I am sorry to have disappointed you now, but if you hold on a little longer, I believe it will be worth the wait.
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that's makes me more nervous , and makes nonsense >:( >:( >:( >:(



Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Storyteller on August 21, 2008, 09:27:35 am

There's a reason it makes no sense...It's not the real reason.

I have lost the link now, of course, but there was an article in Fox News (and normally I wouldn't give you TWO CENTS for Fox news!) that I think hits the nail on the head.

In November, Dan will be doing his nude scene in Equus on Broadway. There's NO WAY WB wants him doing PR on HBP, a family film, and answering questions about the nude bit at the same time. Also, the appearance could very well cut into the box office in some places.

I could understand that Dan might not be able, timewise, to do the required PR during his Broadway run, and if they had just told us that, I could be merely disappointed. But I REALLY think it's the fact that he's nude on stage that is the problem. WB moved the film to next summer to get it as far from the Equus run as they can.

I don't think we need to worry about them moving the last two films unless Dan decides to do a revival of his role.

It's a bit silly, but it makes more sense than anything WB has said to this point.
Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Aisling on August 21, 2008, 12:15:19 pm

I agree with you, Rach. That does make more sense than what WB is saying.

Still doesn't make me like it any better.

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: maryd on August 22, 2008, 05:02:22 am

Thanks for that info Rach. I'm a bit more sympathetic now - it's easier to understand this. After all, weren't some of the previous films released in November, or there abouts?

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Mai_o_ya on August 22, 2008, 03:57:54 pm

[quote author=Storyteller ~RSF~ link=board=41;threadid=32596;start=180#msg1164100 date=1219325255]
There's a reason it makes no sense...It's not the real reason.

I have lost the link now, of course, but there was an article in Fox News (and normally I wouldn't give you TWO CENTS for Fox news!) that I think hits the nail on the head.

In November, Dan will be doing his nude scene in Equus on Broadway. There's NO WAY WB wants him doing PR on HBP, a family film, and answering questions about the nude bit at the same time. Also, the appearance could very well cut into the box office in some places.

I could understand that Dan might not be able, timewise, to do the required PR during his Broadway run, and if they had just told us that, I could be merely disappointed. But I REALLY think it's the fact that he's nude on stage that is the problem. WB moved the film to next summer to get it as far from the Equus run as they can.

I don't think we need to worry about them moving the last two films unless Dan decides to do a revival of his role.

It's a bit silly, but it makes more sense than anything WB has said to this point.
Hugs,
Rach
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aha, i think this makes sense , but i'm still very angry....the more delaying , the more forgetting about the whole thing about the story , and the less enthusiasm :(

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: maryd on July 28, 2009, 07:16:58 am

Has anyone seen the new film yet? I'm only just back from holiday but I can't wait to see it - all the trailers look amazing!

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: elizabeth coffey on July 28, 2009, 07:21:44 am

No, unfortunately not got the money to go cinema like we want till one of us gets a job, it does look good.

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: maryd on August 05, 2009, 09:28:48 am

hope you get a chance to see it Elizabeth. :)

Finally I saw it - thought it was really good though the book was better. The actors all seem to have progressed loads from the last film - Rupert Grint (Ron) was particularly good. :)

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: jen10 on August 15, 2009, 11:21:25 pm

i just saw harry potter and the half blood prince in theaters tonight, it was so cool! 8) i loved it! ;D

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Misz_Mii on August 27, 2009, 07:28:31 am

Okay, as a laymen I'd say that it was an amazing movie... but when I'm going to get out the critic and look at the movie carefully... then the first question to pop in my head is "WHERE IS THE BOOK?!"

I mean... The book was cut to shreds and only very little is REALLY used in the movie. The love affairs definitely get more attention than finding the horcruxes. The love affairs get ALL the attention, to be exact. It's nice, but in the book there isn't much about the affairs and there's more about the horcruxes, as far as I remember.

I liked the movie, but I can definitely see where all the critisism comes from.

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: maryd on August 27, 2009, 09:17:45 am

SPOILERS!


I agree completely with you Pamela. I thought it was sort of rubbish that the horcruxes weren't mentioned until nearly the end of the film, and then immediately after they were, Dumbledore and Harry went to get the ring. It was far more realistic in the book, as it seemed that they actually had to spend time looking for it. And I didn't like the addition of the Christmas at the Burrow scene - thought it was a bit fakey. :P

Though on the plus side, I thought it was an amazing film, if a little confusing if you hadn't read the book, and I thought Slughorn (Jim Broadbent) was brilliant.

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: jen10 on September 07, 2009, 09:17:54 pm

i forgot to bring something up about this movie...

it seems like there will be another movie after this because the ending was pretty vague. i mean, it just left me hanging to find out more about harry potter and his friends and his enemys...ya know?

people i know kept on saying that this was the last movie. i haven't read any of the books so, i don't know... ::) :P

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: maryd on September 08, 2009, 05:12:41 am

^ There's actually 2 movies left to come Jen. The Half-Blood Prince, the one that's just come out, is made from the sixth book in the Harry Potter series, and there is a seventh book, The Deathly Hallows. But that book will be made into 2 films because it's so long. :)

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Lanta the Gemstar on September 08, 2009, 09:29:26 am

I've now seen HBP in the cinema - twice. :-[

And I LOVED it! ;D It's hands-down the funniest of all the films so far. Don't wanna give anything away, so I'll just say that the "Felix Felicis" scene was a total crack-up (anyone who's seen the movie will know of what I speak ;))

Yes, I was still a tad disappointed that the Gaunts weren't shown, but ... oh well... it was still worth it. Plus, I guess the director/producers figured there'd be more than enough tension, bloodshed and "heavy" stuff in the final two films.

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: jen10 on September 08, 2009, 11:29:41 pm

[quote author=maryd link=board=41;threadid=32596;start=180#msg1182221 date=1252401161]
^ There's actually 2 movies left to come Jen. The Half-Blood Prince, the one that's just come out, is made from the sixth book in the Harry Potter series, and there is a seventh book, The Deathly Hallows. But that book will be made into 2 films because it's so long. :)
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OH! ok, lol. that makes sense now. ;D :D thanks!

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: samisback on October 25, 2009, 05:56:06 pm

Yes, the first film will be titled, "Harry Potter and the Deathly" and the second film will be titled "Hallows".

Okay, not really.

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: maryd on November 30, 2009, 07:32:36 am

Carina - if you don't mind SPOILERS....






Then yes, there is a scene added in the film where the Weasley's houe is destroyed. I think it was only added because the director wanted to show the effect of Voldemort's return on everyday life for witches and wizards. Personally, I think they should have just kept scenes from the book in that were cut from the film instead of flming something entirely new. And yes, the Horcruxes were hardly mentioned until the very end of the film, which I thought was disappointing.

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Domlijah on November 30, 2009, 12:35:08 pm


Quote:
Personally, I think they should have just kept scenes from the book in that were cut from the film instead of flming something entirely new.


I completely agree. I mean, as a composed movie it works to add that- but the books are so perfect how they are. Adding a scene seems as if it is taking away from the story slightly.

I still thought the movie was great though :)

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: maryd on November 30, 2009, 02:05:37 pm

[quote author=Domlijah link=board=41;threadid=32596;start=195#msg1186870 date=1259602508]
I still thought the movie was great though :)
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Oh yes, same here. :) Though I've always thought the films have never really done justice to the books. I guess that's because the books are just so rich with detail that it would be impossible to replicate within a 2-3 hour slot. Hopefully that's where the 2 films for Deathly Hallows will work well. :)

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Domlijah on December 02, 2009, 10:38:33 am


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I guess that's because the books are just so rich with detail that it would be impossible to replicate within a 2-3 hour slot. Hopefully that's where the 2 films for Deathly Hallows


You are totally right. They are so personal, when you read the books it is like almost a conversation.. or relationship. Trying to share that with an audience is difficult. I'm sure with Deathly Hallows they will have more room to add the detail we all love.


Quote:
I'm also disappointed about the horcruxes. They are actually my favorite part of the book.


Me too! Even though they are scary.. and frustrating.

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: maryd on December 03, 2009, 07:23:29 am

[quote author=Carina link=board=41;threadid=32596;start=195#msg1187066 date=1259784848]
Where do the Weasleys live after their house is destroyed? Do they magically build another one?
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As far as I remember it didn't say? I would guess they would be able to repair their old one with magic.

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Domlijah on December 03, 2009, 04:29:20 pm

[quote]You're absolutely right and your description is really beautiful.
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Awe, why thank you! I am very passionate about my HP ;) Maybe a little too much.... if that's possible. ::)

I had never thought about what happens to the Weasleys afterwards... that is an interesting point. I guess they would have to rebuild it somehow. Maybe they were able to stop the fires? Or maybe they moved in to Sirius' house for the time?

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Kathi on December 04, 2009, 08:33:36 am

[quote author=maryd link=board=41;threadid=32596;start=195#msg1186884 date=1259607937]
[quote author=Domlijah link=board=41;threadid=32596;start=195#msg1186870 date=1259602508]
I still thought the movie was great though :)
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Though I've always thought the films have never really done justice to the books. I guess that's because the books are just so rich with detail that it would be impossible to replicate within a 2-3 hour slot. Hopefully that's where the 2 films for Deathly Hallows will work well. :)
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I completely agree. The movies are good, I especially like the scenes in Hogwarts, because it's just the way I always imagined it and it seems like such a beautiful (and secure) place. But the movies can not stick up to the books. I was confused and then pretty disappointed too that they changed the whole story with the horcruxes. They gave the movie a whole different direction with introducing them so late, I mean, that was the whole point in the last book, wasn't it?! Anyway, I also hope that it'll help splitting Deathly Hallows up.

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Domlijah on December 07, 2009, 12:34:17 pm

I certainly think it will. They have done a pretty good job so far, we can't lose faith yet! These next movies are going to be so emotional for us all who have been fans since before the movies. It will be over :'( . When LotR: RotK came out, I was in shambles and I had only been a fan for 4 years at that point. With HP it's been 10 years. Has anyone seen the sneak peek for Deathly Hallows?

Title: Re:HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Domlijah on December 07, 2009, 05:32:25 pm

I'm not sure where it is, I will ask my friend who showed it to me. It looks AWESOME. :)


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