News articles tagged 'Deathly Hallows Movies'

'Deathly Hallows: Part 2' receives three Oscar nominations, snubbed in the major categories 'Deathly Hallows: Part 2' receives three Oscar nominations, snubbed in the major categories

Stuart Craig has received multiple Oscar nominations for his work on the eight Harry Potter films.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 has received three nominations for the 84th Academy Awards (Oscars).

The film has been nominated for: Art Direction (Stuart Craig, pictured right, for production design and Stephanie McMillan for set decoration), Makeup (Nick Dudman, Amanda Knight and Lisa Tomblin) and Visual Effects (Tim Burke, David Vickery, Greg Butler and John Richardson).

Despite a large push by studio Warner Bros., the 'Potter' films were once again bizarrely snubbed by the Academy for consideration in the major categories.

Alan Rickman opens up about playing Severus Snape Alan Rickman opens up about playing Severus Snape

Alan Rickman has remained tight-lipped over the last decade about his portrayal of Severus Snape in the Harry Potter films. In a new interview with Warner Bros. France, Rickman opens up about the role.


Harry Potter : Interview d'Alan Rickman by WarnerBrosPicturesFrance

Ron and Hermione kiss in this 'Deathly Hallows: Part 2' featurette Ron and Hermione kiss in this 'Deathly Hallows: Part 2' featurette

From the 'Deathly Hallows: Part 2' DVD/Blu-ray, available on December 2nd.

'Deathly Hallows: Part 2' on Blu-ray and DVD December 2 'Deathly Hallows: Part 2' on Blu-ray and DVD December 2

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 will be released on Blu-ray, DVD, Triple Play and Digital Download on December 2. Check out the box art below.

Photos from the London 'Deathly Hallows: Part 2' premiere Photos from the London 'Deathly Hallows: Part 2' premiere

Harry Potter Fan Zone attended the London premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 last Thursday. We saw the film which was both amazing and a fitting end to the series.

Here are some of our photos from the event.

'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2' world premiere tomorrow! 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2' world premiere tomorrow!

The world premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 in London is tomorrow!

Harry Potter Fan Zone will be on the red carpet wearing black and blue HPFZ stickers – if you see us, come and say hey.

Live stream of the premiere event:

Stay tuned for photos and videos form the event. We'll also be updating our Twitter account with live updates from the red carpet.

Composer Alexandre Desplat talks to fan sites, Harry Potter Fan Zone Composer Alexandre Desplat talks to fan sites, Harry Potter Fan Zone

Recently, Harry Potter Fan Zone, along with a number of other fan sites, spoke with composer Alexandre Desplat.

Desplat recently scored Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (he also scored part one last year).

Harry Potter Fan Zone: When you wrote the score for the film, did you find that your ideas came to you very quickly in short bursts, or did they take a long time to develop?

Alexandre Desplat: You know these films are such huge machines–there’s such a huge expectation and so much pressure from the past because its the biggest series of the last 10 years–that you have to be very careful and double-check, triple-check that every note you write is accurate and fine, and you want to challenge yourself to be, if not as good, to approach the talent of the master that John Williams is, so it requires a little bit of attention. You can’t write a score of that kind in a short amount of time so you need to really try things over and over again. Also on these big machines now, the editing keeps changing and you have to adapt to that, so you need that time to be able to write properly and accurately.

Did you compose the soundtrack for Part 2 as a follow up for Part 1 or did you treat them as separate projects?

When I first was asked to write Part 1, it was not yet signed that I would write Part 2, so, unfortunately, I could not write thinking of the two episodes at the same time. However, there are still some themes of Part 1 which continue in Part 2 like what I call the “Band of Brothers” theme when all the friends reunite at the beginning of Part 1. We hear this theme again in Part 2 and also some of the themes and motifs of “Obliviate,” the thing that opens Part 2, that comes back also in Part 2, so there is some continuity.

Did you get to see the first half of the final film with your score added to it, and how did you feel about seeing everything put together?

I saw Part 1 finished a long time again, and it was great. I think the essence of what it portrayed–the sense of loneliness and a loss of childhood–were very strong, and I think it was a great first part.

Since Deathly Hallows – Part 2 was filmed way before it normally would be, did you got more time to score the film, and if so, did that affect your scoring process at all?

I think I had a lot of time to write, a very comfortable amount of time to write, because all together writing it and composing took about three and a half to four months for each episode. When you're filming on set, you can decide on shooting all the scenes that belong to this set and then you can still change them. It's very different with the score. I had to wait until I saw Part 2 edited to be able to start putting ideas together and try to find a sense of an arc and a dramatic sense for the film. There was enough time, and it was hard work for many months but also still very inspiring.

There are quite a few deaths in this film. Which was the most difficult to write, for and were there any that hit you harder than the others?

Death is very present in the Harry Potter story from the beginning because it starts with an orphan who lost his parents, and, actually, the theme of death is very present in this episode, since Lily, Harry's mother, is the lead character of this episode. We start the film with hearing Lily’s theme, which will kind of ghost the film all along and be the music thread that will take us from the beginning to the end of the film. So that's one element of death, the people that you miss, the people that you long for, the sorrow, and the question about death and the resurrection stone and how you cope with the death of the people you love. That’s very present in the themes that are used and you see it when you see the film and hear the soundtrack that I’ve tried to be very sensitive and emotional on these matters. The other side of death is, of course, also the battles, the duels, the final battle between Harry and Voldemort, and they are both fighting for death, and there’s no mercy. So I wrote some epic and lyrical pieces for these battle moments.

Desplat conducts the score to Deathly Hallows: Part 2

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Watch the new 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2' trailer Watch the new 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2' trailer

The new Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 trailer has arrived, watch it below.

'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2' one sheet 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2' one sheet

Check out the one sheets for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 below.

Eleven new 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2' posters Eleven new 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2' posters

Warner Bros. has released eleven new banners for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.

'Deathly Hallows: Part 2' featurette looks back at the Harry Potter films so far, includes first screen test 'Deathly Hallows: Part 2' featurette looks back at the Harry Potter films so far, includes first screen test

Check out this featurette for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 which includes a look back at the Harry Potter films so far, some new footage from Deathly Hallows: Part 2, and the first combined screen test with Dan, Rupert and Emma.

Bellatrix and Snape 'Deathly Hallows: Part 2' posters complete the set Bellatrix and Snape 'Deathly Hallows: Part 2' posters complete the set

Check them out below. If you missed any of the earlier posters, links are also below.

The rest of the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 character posters:

Sixth 'Deathly Hallows: Part 2' character banner features Draco Malfoy Sixth 'Deathly Hallows: Part 2' character banner features Draco Malfoy

Warner Bros. release Voldemort banner for 'Deathly Hallows: Part 2' Warner Bros. release Voldemort banner for 'Deathly Hallows: Part 2'

Voldemort features in the latest character banner for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. See it below.

'Deathly Hallows: Part 2' character banner featuring Neville Longbottom 'Deathly Hallows: Part 2' character banner featuring Neville Longbottom

Check out the latest Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 character banner with Neville Longbottom holding the Sword of Gryffindor.

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