Latest Potter film ‘has several new scenes that did not appear in book’

Friday, November 12, 2010

LONDON - ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I’ film has several new scenes that did not appear in the book, the director has revealed.

“We’ve added a couple of sequences which aren’t in the book that I think raise the emotional stakes and the jeopardy stakes,” the Daily Mail quoted Director David Yates as saying.

The scene takes place in a tent.

“We’ve added a scene where [Harry] finds Hermione listening to some Muggle music and they have a dance with each other, which is a very tender, awkward and emotional moment for the two of them.

“There is always that question - they have a very special friendship as characters and there is always that moment where you think, could this trip beyond friendship to something else?

“In the book, JK alludes to that but she doesn’t actually show it. I wanted to show it on film because I thought it would be a very interesting thing.

“We’ve never seen Hermione’s home or her parents, and to just lift up a wand and do that when her parents are watching television would be weird, odd, interesting and surprising. JK loved that notion, but of course she came up with the original idea,” he said.

Harry, Hermione and Ron run from a gang of Snatchers.

According to Yates: “We added a big chase towards the end of the first part. [JK Rowling] gave us these brilliant characters called Snatchers so I wanted to have some more fun with them, so we added an extra beat where they chase the trio.”

The locket scene in which Ron is taunted by images - conjured up by the Horcrux - of Riddle-Harry and Riddle-Hermione sharing an embrace does appear in the book, but the film takes things a step further.

Yates required Daniel Radcliffe to strip off.

“Dan has appeared nude in the past, but there are a couple of scenes in the new film in which he will undress. We will create something that feels very sexy and very intriguing,” Yates added.

Radcliffe said: “When I read the script, I thought that I would have underwear, but no! I’ve already done it for Equus so it wasn’t difficult. I’m wondering how people will react, even if things will be hidden on the screen.”

And while Rowling writes that “their lips met”, in the film Radcliffe has a “full on” kiss with Emma Watson. (ANI)

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