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Big news for Harry Potter fans - the last film of the series will be split into two parts and will be directed by David Yates.

 

Filming of the seventh book Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be made into two blockbuster films - with the first part released in November 2010 and the last instalment in May 2011.

 

While some might accuse the film's bosses of milking the extremely lucrative cash cow - producer David Heyman insists the split is to service the book properly. However, he did admit that he was nervous telling J.K Rowling about his decision.

 

"I went to Jo and she was cool with it and that was quite a relief.

 

"The question will be, where do you break it? And how do you make them one but two separate and distinct stories? Do you break it with a moment of suspense or one of resolution? These are the interesting challenges. But each book has presented its challenges."

 

And despite rumours that Steven Spielberg or Guillermo Del Toro would be directing the last part - helming duties have once again gone to British director Yates, who filmed 2007s The Order Of Phoenix and the forthcoming The Half-Blood Prince.

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Optomism - Good, long films KILL me. I get bored, I fidget and I kinda phase out and stop paying attention.

 

Pessimism - They know it's going to be a hit either way, so, seeing as the books are over, they might as well make as many Harry Potter films as possible, to get every last penny they can.

 

 

 

I don't care for Harry Potter anyway, so I'm not sure why I'm here.

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It should just be one movie as it was one book.

 

I am a bit pedantic about things like this, I mean the Lord of the Rings Trilogy was fine as three as it was a trilogy of stories but this is ONE story not two so splitting it does not sit fine with me.

 

Not just that the only point of the first part will be to set the stage for the climatic events of the final film, it will just be a cash cow, money raking stop gap put in place as this is the last to make HUGE money and keep the series in the public eye.

 

The comment about being nervous regarding JK's feelings about the split was funny though...

 

Imagine the convo...

 

DY: Errr... JK... We where thinking... due to the rather expansive size of the final book and with it being, well the ending of the series and all... well we where wondering if you mind it being split into two movies released six months apart?

 

JK: Will it make more money?

 

DY: Well I imagine it would... I mean there would be two sets box office takings, one for each so...

 

JK: Well stop standing there man! Get on with the sixth film so you can make my cash cows you lazy git!

 

Seriously, the fact that THIS gets so much attention and money thrown at it when the Discworld Series (which could give us SO many diverse and entertaining films is ignored bar the odd little project) is not subject to the same treatment is beyond me.

 

Imagine the Watch trilogy (well its pretty much up to six parts now but I digress) done in gritty Gangs of New York style and with its black and twisted humour.

 

No that would kick ass not Tweeny Bopper Trendite Potter Slop

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I posted this a good while ago. The reason they're making it two movies is because of so much happening in the book. They don't want to prune it to the extent it would need to in order to be condensed into one movie.

 

It'll work so long as they aren't released too far apart.

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It's six months apart though - thats a bloody long time and in fact the first part will be out on DVD pretty much as the second part hits.

 

I still feel that the audience would sit through a longer then usual adaptation and if JK is involved with the screen writing as its claimed and they have a good enough team along with the director (who seems to grasp the source material well) then there should be no problem with doing one film.

 

In fact it would be nice if they did one to cut down on the over blown fluff and bloated book which I felt could have been a lot trimmer and leaner.

 

As much as I dislike Potter I have at least given it a chance.

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Sounds like tat... no sorry thats a bit harsh... a cop out is more like it.

 

If the studio believed that much in the artistic element of the book and the work and the team and actual creator cared that much then they would do one film to match the one book.

 

No matter what anyone says its not going to convince me that this is anything by a cash cow milking exercise that people are draping with the 'ensuring the artistic tone and retaining as much content as possible' hokum they always drum up.

 

Same with Kill Bill, Tarantino should have just made one film not two volumes but he bottled it and coped out.

 

Then again his features have gotten worse since Pulp Fiction so what was I expecting.

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Sounds like tat... no sorry thats a bit harsh... a cop out is more like it.

 

If the studio believed that much in the artistic element of the book and the work and the team and actual creator cared that much then they would do one film to match the one book.

 

No matter what anyone says its not going to convince me that this is anything by a cash cow milking exercise that people are draping with the 'ensuring the artistic tone and retaining as much content as possible' hokum they always drum up.

 

Same with Kill Bill, Tarantino should have just made one film not two volumes but he bottled it and coped out.

 

Then again his features have gotten worse since Pulp Fiction so what was I expecting.

 

So he should have made one 4 hour film?

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I would have paid to see it and watched it and enjoyed.

 

But thats just my view, everyone is a critic after all.

 

But my feelings are regarding films, music, books or whatever creative medium, well they are that if you have a vision or a dream and want to capture then do not allow yourself to be restricted.

 

That view no doubt has hampered my feelings on the splitting of Potter and previously Kill Bill but that is honestly how I feel.

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Yeah but how long where the last two parts of the PoTC Trilogy? A series also aimed at children but also championed by adults.

 

Stick an intermission in there so they can gobble up some more popcorn and Fruit Shoot and they'll be fine just as they where by and large with the Pirates finale.

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I would have paid to see it and watched it and enjoyed.

 

But thats just my view, everyone is a critic after all.

 

But my feelings are regarding films, music, books or whatever creative medium, well they are that if you have a vision or a dream and want to capture then do not allow yourself to be restricted.

 

That view no doubt has hampered my feelings on the splitting of Potter and previously Kill Bill but that is honestly how I feel.

 

It wasn't Tarantino's idea to split Kill Bill. It's all one movie, hence why there is significantly less action in Vol. 2. 'Twas the studio's idea when they realised they were sitting on a four hour film.

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Yes but if he had the balls he had when he was making his earlier pieces then he would have stood up to the studio because either way it would have still made tonnes of money ergo they'd be happy, he'd be happy and I would have been happy.

 

Plus I am still waiting for the DVD they have been mentioning since 2006 which has the original edit of the film as a whole as nature intended.

 

Damn studios.

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Yes but if he had the balls he had when he was making his earlier pieces then he would have stood up to the studio because either way it would have still made tonnes of money ergo they'd be happy, he'd be happy and I would have been happy.

 

Plus I am still waiting for the DVD they have been mentioning since 2006 which has the original edit of the film as a whole as nature intended.

 

Damn studios.

None of his movies are 4+ hour sitdowns. We're talking Titantic length here. He was probably faced with a choice; edit it down or cut it in two. Atleast we got to see his whole vision.

 

And even then, I prefer it split up, just like how I prefer to have HP7 split up. Forget the money crap, I don't bother myself with that. I'll get to watch two movies that are properly panned out and developed. Together, I'll get to experience a complete vision. Just the way HP7 is, even though it's not a lengthy read, a LOT of time is passed in an almost painstaking manner. I'd like for their angst and frustration to be properly portrayed.

 

Also, the Hallows don't even become a driving point in the series until after my suggested half-way (Ron's return), so it does make sense.

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Yes but if he had the balls he had when he was making his earlier pieces then he would have stood up to the studio because either way it would have still made tonnes of money ergo they'd be happy, he'd be happy and I would have been happy.

 

Plus I am still waiting for the DVD they have been mentioning since 2006 which has the original edit of the film as a whole as nature intended.

 

Damn studios.

 

I don't think it would had anywhere near the same success it did, I mean look at what happened with Grindhouse. He and Robert Rodriguez got their way and it was a monumental commercial flop.

 

He has to play the game ultimately. The more success you have, means the more artistic license and political power you can throw. I think Tarantino probably realised after this being his first film(s) in 5 years or so, he had to give in a little to the man.

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