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David Heyman on Harry Potter

11 February 2011  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: Exclusive

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The entire Harry Potter series is due to receive a British Academy Film Award this weekend, picking up the Michael Balcon Award for British Contribution to Cinema. While discussing the prize, we asked Heyman for the latest on Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part Two, and here's what he had to say about the current state of play.

"I’ve seen a very, very early cut. It’s very exciting. No visual effects, no music, no sound effects, and it’s really exciting. But it’s early days and the film continues to take shape and will continue to take shape over the next many months. I think it will be a great ending to the series."

MILD SPOILERS FOLLOW IN THIS PARAGRAPH

We asked specifically about two key scenes in the book, the 'King's Cross' sequence and the problem of the significant chunk of flashback in the middle of the action. "In terms of the King’s Cross scene, I think it does work and it’s very moving. We actually did it once, and then re-did it a little bit because we needed to refine something, and I’m pretty glad we did. It’s a very quiet, moving scene, but I think it leaves the series on the right note. The only flashback really that one thinks about is the Snape flashback, when Harry goes into the Pensieve to see Snape’s story, and that’ll be defined, but it’ll be very moving. In a way this was an easier structure than Part One because it’s quite defined."

SPOILERS END.

The British Academy Film Awards take place this Sunday evening, and will see Heyman and author JK Rowling on stage receiving the Award. For the full interview from David Heyman, including his upcoming plans now that Potter is almost over, head on over to our interview here.


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