• Wed, Dec 2 2009

Rupert Grint talks about the “feel” of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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In an interview with USA Today, Rupert Grint talked about the feel and tone of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows; basically, it’s going to be a lot different than the other films. Here’s what he had to say:

“They’re paranoid,” says Grint. “It’s quite a scary world because the Snatchers and Death Eaters are running around everywhere. Harry, Ron and Hermione are just camping out in random places, living rough, in regular clothes.” (Note:Snatchers and Death Eaters are minions of the evil Lord Voldemort.

Grint adds, grinning: “Me and Dan actually have some stubble.”

Producer David Yates added his .02, saying that it’s going to be very, very, most likely uncomfortably, real:

“We’re going for a vérité approach. Being away from Hogwarts, they’re like these three refugees on the run. They’re out in the big bad world, facing real danger, unguarded by those wonderful benign wizards at Hogwarts. They don’t have a home to go to.

“We’re kind of pulling away from the magic a bit and bringing more reality to it.”

What do you think of this approach? Do you think they’re staying true to the book’s vision? If you don’t, what do you think they should do differently?

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  • hermioneg247

    I think this is a good thing– it sounds like it is staying true to the book, because during the scenes in which Harry, Ron, and Hermione are on the run in DH, you don’t see the magical, mystical things that are present at Hogwarts. I’m glad they’re not going to make it happy and whimsical, rather realistic, anxious, and a bit more dark. I’m getting more and more excited to watch these two films! The more I hear about them, the more I feel that both parts of Deathly Hallows will be closer to the book than the other movies have been!

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