grinning_soul: (Trelawney)
A great hour-long interview recorded during the Arts & Leisure Weekend  of the New York Times can be watched here.

On being told about Snape by JKR prior to filming the first Harry Potter film:
Alan: "It was a small piece of information that she let me know that there was more to him that met the eye." Patrick: "Can you share with us what that was?" Alan: "No, I told her I never would. And I never have."
That's just so right.

He also talks about his involvement in developing Snape's costume: He insisted on buttons, buttons, buttons. Clearly, he understood the character.

Lots of other interesting stuff - very funny & articulate. Squeeeee!

ETA: Belated Happy Birthday, Severus Snape (January 9)!
grinning_soul: (Trent (Happy Place))
Take a look at the high-res scans of the Deathly Hallows 2 Awards booklet and CRY! The stills look absolutely fantastic, "beautifully bleak" indeed, as one critic described the cinematography. Remember the bright primary colours of Philosopher's Stone? Holy cricket, show me any other series, book or film, that has such range in mood and style.
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The Academy Awards season is starting NOW.

Behind cut: spoiler for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 )

ETA: Rational thought has returned: Robbie Coltraine for Best Supporting Actor? I love him, but he was barely in it! Gary Oldman? Don't be silly, he had one line! Don't make this extra confusing, please.
Also, the background music on the new WB site is from Part 1... /nitpicking
grinning_soul: (Sweeney Todd (eyes))
Am I crazy or did they use the wrong prophecy (the one Trelawney told Harry, not the one overheard by Snape) in the memory scene in DH2?
Argh! But then, they never introduced the whole Snape-was-the-one-who-told-Voldemort-about-the-prophecy plot-point. But even the glimpse of Voldemort coming out of the cauldron makes not sense in the chronology of Snape's memories. Lily dies years before that event. Failboding!

OMGARGH

Jul. 8th, 2011 10:49 pm
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Spoiler alert! New scene (not in the book) from DH2 released feat. Snape (who seems to be growing his hair).

Accio Tuesday!


grinning_soul: (Snape)
New trailer for Deathly Hallows is here. Tiny Snape! Barefoot Voldemort! No Snape-shaped hole! Dragon! Annoying 3D-snake effects! More Voldemort screams than you can count! Did I mention tiny Snape?

ETA: Watched it again in high res on big screen - might be tiny Petunia, not Snape. I'm confused.
grinning_soul: (Daily Prophet)

Witty speech by Stephen Fry and well put-together montage of film clips, but what's with the crappy background music?
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Full Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows trailer online:


Snape: Death scene or about to leave a Snape-shaped hole in the window?
Also: Yay dragon!!!
grinning_soul: (Daily Prophet)

Deleted scenes from Half-Blood Prince, incl. "I'm not worried, Harry. I'm with you." ARGH, why did they cut that line from the theatrical version?!


grinning_soul: (Snape)

Beautiful deleted scene from Half-Blood Prince featuring the Hogwarts Choir ("emergency choir practice"!). I'm guessing it was cut because it reveals too much about Snape's feelings (plus we don't  see him from Harry's p.o.v.), which is a shame (because, really, is this still a spoiler?!) - it's really quite touching.



*awwww*
grinning_soul: (Snape)

Only two more weeks to go and WB are throwing film clips and pictures at us like crazy. Behind the cut: Two screenshots showing Snape at Spinner's End. Look at his shabby armchair and his BOOKS! *in love*

Enter Snape's (more or less) comfy home! )

High res images here.
grinning_soul: (Daily Prophet)

New trailer for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, very gloom-and-doom-y (i.e. great):



grinning_soul: (Epilogue)

The Half-Blood Prince trailer is out: Go to The Leaky Cauldron for direct links.
grinning_soul: (Snape (Bad Hair Day))

It's starting.

Regret: We've never been shown a proper potions class with Snape. All those missed opportunities...
grinning_soul: (Epilogue)

Yay, first glimpses of the Snape/Draco intrigue in Half-Blood Prince!





Too tired, can't think of clever captions.
grinning_soul: (Trelawney)

As Jack Nicholson so poignantly said in Mars Attacks!:

Why can't we all just get along?



More new high-res OOTP pictures can be found here.
grinning_soul: (Snape)

I'm staying off the internet for the next few days to avoid spoilers for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (OMG, only two more days...) - it's just not safe anymore...

grinning_soul: (Snape)

Occlumency! )
grinning_soul: (Trelawney)

New pictures from the upcoming Order of the Phoenix can be found here, incl. first close look at the thestrals (yay! I love freaky flying things!), Lucius Malfoy holding the prophecy, first look at Kreacher (no resemblance to Gollum), possessed!Harry and more.  

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