I honestly never thought I would come across any romance across the Harry Potter books and films after I just finished watching the third film. I never even really picked up on the hints J.K. Rowling dropped in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban that Ron was romantically interested in Hermione. Nonetheless, romanticism in Harry Potter is not fully introduced until Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, where everyone has to start looking for dates to the Yule Ball. The Goblet of Fire film adaptation is also the first film where you see romance: Viktor Krum kisses Hermione’s hand after they dance. Following that, the kiss between Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and Katie Leung (Cho Chang) was the highlight of millions of magazines at the time when the Order of the Phoenix film adaption was being filmed. The year after that, the kiss between Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) and Radcliffe garned even more attention than the one in the Order of the Phoenix. Bonnie shared her thoughts about this scene with Seventeen magazine while attending the NYC premiere of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

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17:This is a big movie for you — tell us what it was like filming it!
BW: It was great working with (the director) David Yates because he really wanted to develop this relationship Ginny has with Harry, and why it comes about. It’s important, because they’ve known each other so long! It would be a bit weird if it were sudden. So with Dan, we had many more intimate scenes together.

17: What was it like kissing Daniel?
BW: Strange! We’ve known each other so long. That was weird — having to look at someone in a different way. Surprisingly, on the actual day it all seemed to be okay. You just kind of treat it like any other scene. That sounds silly and probably boring to others! But I think in order to make it realistic, you have to just go for it!

17: How many takes did you have to do for the kissing scene?
BW: A lot! We filmed it for two days. And obviously a lot happens in the scene as well. It was probably like 30 takes!

17: Do you have any funny stories from the set?
BW: When Ginny comes down to give Harry this mince pie she made…This short-lived intimate moment gets cut off when Ron sits down between us. It’s an awkward moment that was really hard to do. We just cracked up all day because none of us could stay really serious!

17: What do you think girls are going to love about this movie?
BW: The movie gives a lot of power to girls! It shows when girls start becoming interested in guys, and they’re kind of slow on the uptake. For Ginny, she takes control of the relationship because she could see that Harry’s starting to look at her in a new way. And she almost initiates the kiss. It shows girls you can lead sometimes.

17: Do you have any advice for girls who want to do what you do — acting?
BW: What I’ve learned through this film is that nothing is easy and nothing is given to anyone. I think this idea of luck and fame and success through a one-hit-wonder is just so not true. Work hard and be true to yourself!

 

 

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If you haven’t noticed by now, the Harry Potter film series has had four different directors. Chris Colombus directed the first two, Alfonso Cuaron directed the third, Mike Newell directed the fourth, and from then point on, all the rest have been directed by David Yates.

Personally, I don’t have a preference, but that’s not  the deal right now. Recently, I found an interesting article about Yates’ thoughts on the torture scene. Personally, I found the scene slightly scary, with Hermione’s screams sending shivers down my spine. Although I was expecting Hermione to be more hurt and beaten-up (as in the book, Bellatrix repeatedly used the Cruciatus curse on her) than she appeared to be, I was nonetheless near to tears when I saw the derogatory word “Mudblood” carved into her arm (though I’m sure that in reality, it is a combination of makeup and special kind of paint). Despite this important yet terrifying scene, I have to admire Emma Watson and Helena Bonham Carter for this awesome and extremely-convinced-that-this-is-reality acting. (from http://www.fandango.com/movieblog/blog-exclusive-harry-potter-director-david-yates-on-torturing-hermione-648678.html) :

David Yates

Q. What preparation and approach did you use for Hermione’s torture scene?
Yates: Emma wanted to do research. She was really keen to get it right. It seemed like a really bizarre request, but I asked my assistant to find some documentaries where people talk about what it’s like to be tortured. I didn’t shoot it like a scene where you [say] action [and] cut. I kind of let the camera roll for four or five minutes and I let Helena and Emma improvise to a certain extent those moments, so they could build an intensity together.
Q. What was Watson’s reaction?
Yates: The first time we did it, I [did] yell cut. Emma said, ‘You cut too early! You cut too early!’ She was getting to this intense point. And I said, ‘Well, it was getting scary, Ems!’ And she said, ‘No no no no, let me try, let me try.’ There were one or two moments that were really powerful, where Emma was able to just let go a little bit and forget for a moment that she was acting. And the screams were quite horrible to listen to. It was a very odd energy in the room. She was kind of exploring and exorcising demons really, and serving the scene doing that. I felt in that moment, and in that day and in that room, she kind of crossed the line as an actress. She discovered something within herself that will make her a great actor.
Q. In addition to the series’ darkened themes, Deathly Hallows seems to have an emotional rawness to it.
Yates: School has always been a place of safety. And then you put them in a big world. It’s dangerous and you sort of feel for them in a profound way. I think the reason it feels raw sometimes is because they’re making choices and they’re having experiences, which is forcing them to grow up. We’ve all been through experiences that forced us to realize how complicated the world is and how complicated we are. And that’s what some of this story captures.
Q. J.K. Rowling has hinted an eighth book isn’t out of the question. If there were another film after Deathly Hallows, would you be up for it?
Yates: I think it would be healthy probably to pass on the torch. There are so many directors who’d do a fabulous job of revisiting this world. I’ve made four which is quite a lot, but having said that, after a year or two, making other stuff, who knows. It might be wonderful to come back to…but that’s so much conjecture…

On the note of extras, there are over 650 children working as extras on this film. They don’t just come from stage schools, but also from local schools and theater groups. Besides feeding and clothing, they also have to have school lessons between filming, even if they are only on set for one day. Although most of the extras are used as background when eating in the Great Hall, we will delve deeper on the experience of what it was like being an extra in the Diagon Alley scene.

As mentioned earlier, Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes is one of those places that are meant to be outside but are built inside. As hard as it is to believe, there is no green screen inside despite the loads of toys, including empty gravity hats and dancing chickens; basically, it is “an emporium stuffed with over 40,000 packages  and boxes”. It took fifteen people nearly a year to design and over fifty people to create. According to an extra, it smells like a combination of a tourist and a sweet shop. According to Ben Shephard, who plays an extra in this particular scene (and also mainly responsible for reporting behind-the-scenes info since the  release of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire film), stated that his favorite item in the joke shop was the 10-second pimple vanisher.

When Shephard asked Oliver and James Phelps who play George and Fred Weasley respectively, they said, “It’s awesome. [The outside] is freaky, kind of like a twenty-foot version of [Ben Shephard]. [We] think it’s one of the best sets in the film throughout the whole series.” Their favorite items include the puking pastilles and the 10-second pimple vanisher.

When Shephard asked advice for acting as an extra in the Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes scene from Dan Radcliffe, replied, “I think you should play someone who’s not necessarily a wizard, just totally confused by everything around you, or surprised.”

The nice thing about being an extra is that you don’t have to be available for all the days of filming, as the Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes scene took about five days to film, despite that it is running in the film for 1:22 minutes. Shephard admits that despite being an extra is nice and rewarding, it is actually pretty nerve-racking: even just being a small part of the background action, you’re not allowed to mess up.

Curious about the Pensieve memories? It is clear they are based on Tom Riddle, who eventually evolves into the most evil wizard of all time, Lord Voldemort. Dumbledore and Harry use them so they can learn how to destroy him for once and for all.

According to Michael Gambon, “This is a little boy in [an orphanage], he seems to be odd; he is played by Ralph Fiennes ‘s(who plays Lord Voldemort) nephew; he’s brilliant.”

Said casting director Fiona Weir, “When you’re casting for kids, you turn every stone; you look in every direction, and Hero (Fiennes-Tiffin) had done a little acting before and I was aware of him, so I thought he was an interesting kid and got him in to have a go. I think why these films have been so successfully cast is because they have always cast for the right quality and no other reasons. Hero is a great kid and a really good actor and he was the right kid to play the part. The fact that his uncle is Ralph Fiennes, is neither him nor that, he got the part for him, Hero, completely on his own merit.”

And onto Fenrir Greyback, one of Voldemort’s henchmen, who has a rather scary yet interesting costume. He is played by Dave Legano. Said Weir, “It was really interesting with Dave, because when I met him, I did think ‘You’re just a lovely gentle bloke’ but then when I talked to him about his life, different from his other career, I thought, ‘maybe you’re not as quite as dandy as I think you are!’ ” When asked about his everyday job, Legano said, “Well, I’m a professional cage fighter for the past two years; two men enter and two men leave as well. But “mixed-matched-lots” is the term for it, where all the combat sports in the world combined, and you can use any technique you want.” Weir added, “What Dave has is an ability to switch his head to a certain angle where he can completely understand someone who’s ferocious and mercenary as Greyback was.” Legano added, “[Greyback] is a transformed werewolf; he’s an outcast, and he’s shunned by society by being a werewolf, and so rather being drawn into it, he wants to affect as many people as possible, especially young children, so when [Greyback] grows up, being a werewolf becomes the norm.” Michael Gambon, who plays Dumbledore added, “[Legano] is a world champion kickboxer; I’ve met him, he seems quite and amiable man but didn’t go too near him. He looks terrifying- he looks sort of a shark, sort of dead-eyed, and so I stayed well-away from him.” Radcliffe commented, “[Legano’s] a big, tough guy, but I have almost no idea what he actually looks like; I’ve only seen him once [in his costume].” Tom Felton, who plays Draco Malfoy in all the films to date said, “It doesn’t matter how close you get to Dave-you can’t tell what’s real and what’s not. Even though I’ve met him in a flash and he’s a lovely guy and a very handsome chap, I cannot look at him in the eye when he’s fully robed up. It’s terrifying.”

Horace Slughorn. You might think that since he was the head of Slytherin House, he might just be as cunning as the rest. Well, he’s not that cunning, but as said by Broadbent,  “Horaces’s weakness is that he has a softeness for stars. He will do anything to get some star names under his wing. He likes collecting them, so it doesn’t take much tempting to comeback and work [at Hogwarts].” Even after Slughorn accepts with the insistence of a pay raise, he states something that Dumbledore agrees with: these times are mad.

And so they are- not just in the wizarding world, but in the Muggle world as well, which is demonstrated by the collapse of the Millenium Bridge over the Thames River in London.

Let’s get back to reality: the Harry Potter crew does not have the budget to actually destroy the bridge. What they did was they sent some crew members down there to film several scenes of daily life at the bridge; even a helicopter had to be used to help with this part of the filming.

“During the actual destruction of the bridge obviously we start replacing more and more of the real elements and we have to take the real bridge and replace it with a CG bridge; we actually replaced the Thames with CG water so we get all of the interaction with the bridge collapsing into the water and the splashes and things, and of course, ultimately at the end we replace all the people at the bridge with CG characters running away from the destruction,” said CG producer Nick Dudman when asked to describe how they “destroyed” one of London’s most famous landmarks. According to him, there were over 1500 special effects in this film total, most of it going to the bridge and Quidditch sequences. Although I’ve already shown you how it works, did you actually know the Keeper’s training was very different from the rest of the Quidditch positions?

At the time behind-the-scenes info for this movie was revealed, how Quidditch was done was still a closely guarded secrets, but then the beginnings of the process were revealed. According to Daniel Radcliffe, “Basically, it’s no main secret other than for a man, if you imagine sitting on a bicycle and taking your feet off the pedals from the ground and just hanging there and leaning forward, and with all the reprocussions that what’s you have. Balance is very difficult, and certain, very important organs are crushed. And yes, the comfort levels are not high.”

Though it’s a subplot, the improvement of Ron’s goalkeeping ability plays an important part in film, as it is the last one that will ever mention Quidditch. Said Rupert Grint, “It was an anti-climax when I first sat down. [Sitting on the broom] is quite painful for one because you are just sitting on a broom and it does, when you’re up there, it does get quite a bit painful, but it’s going to look really cool.”

Although for the most part it was cut out, here’s how they made people collide into the air during Quidditch tryouts. In a blue screen room, there are these two swing sets. Each swing can hold two people, and the person in the back can push the person forward into the blue screen wall, who then falls onto some cushions. These swings can shoot these people as much as 58 ft high. This action is strictly left to the stunt team. When asked how the Keeper’s training was done, Grint said, “I had to [be on a trampoline] for several weeks before I was allowed on a broom. You have to master all these different jumps. They put you on this harness and bungy springs, but it is quite scary. You go about 30 ft in the air. I was holding a broom and they were throwing balls at me and I had to save all these. It’s quite scary. [Honestly,] I don’t really enjoy that part.”

And now the Felix Felicis secrets and the scenes of the potion making. According to Ben Shepard, who also happened to be an extra for this film, stated that the potions dungeons (possibly because Snape’s no longer using it?) is one of the most wonderful sets. Said Radcliffe, “Basically in these scene, this is the first time we see Slughorn teaching and we’re all making potions, and it’s a notoriously difficult potion to make, and we compete with each other to win a bottle of this stuff, Felix Felicis, which is liquid luck. If you take it, all of your endeavors will succeed. And we’re all competing to get it, and Harry follows the scrawled instructions of the Half-Blood Prince in his book and makes the perfect potion.”

When Shepard asked Emma Watson to describe how the her hair deals with this scene, she stated, “This is Hermione in her final stages of potion madness, and she’s meant to look a little bit like Medusa at this point. Hermione really, really wants to be the best, to make the best potion so that she can win the prize, which is this little bottle of liquid luck. She just gradually gets more and more frustrated and desperate as the scene goes on. It’s very unlike her to go wrong. She hates it, she hates not  being the best, she just hates. And watching Harry doing everything against the book says but getting it right is just too much.”

“I’m very impressed that Hogwarts, a school of witchcraft and wizardry uses gas for their bunsen burners,” Radcliffe joked when asked to comment about the set.

And now that Shepard is an extra on this set, he’s going to give what the it’s like to be an extra on set, regardless kid or adult. When talking to his “children”, who by the way, are played by Jacob Davies, Olivia Rhind, Marcus Rhind and Giles Rhind, they revealed that even though they were just extras, being with the stars was pretty exciting. One of them stated, “my friends are going to watch and say, ‘hold on, that’s Marcus and Giles and Olivia (the three are siblings)”. Another said, “I really like acting so this is big for me. A big break, a big payoff. (yes, in case you didn’t know, even the extras are paid.)” They also apparently enjoyed meeting Radcliffe and Grint; in particular they liked Radcliffe for his sense of humor.

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Personally, I really enjoyed Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, and I’m pretty sure Part II will be even more exciting especially with the Battle of Hogwarts, which is one of the parts I’m looking forward to in July 2011 as well as the Epilogue. FYI, for the epilogue, instead of hiring older actors/actresses, a combination of technology and makeup will be used to make the actors look older. As another FYI, for you DVD fans out there, the DVD version will be released on April 15.

Onto the Half-Blood Prince. Like Deathly Hallows, there is just so much valuable behind-the scenes info that I plan to split this into at least 5 parts. Honestly, I thought it was going to the most popular among the other films before Deathly Hallows came out since it was then the most recent, but it ranked #4 on Vulture.com in likes…

  1. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  2. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (personally, this is my least favorite among the novels and the films)
  3. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  4. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  6. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Since the end of the fourth novel, the other novels have taken a dramatic turn focusing on one goal, which is destroying Lord Voldemort.

“Harry’s character is obsessed in this film with two things,” said Daniel Radcliffe. “One is Draco Malfoy, whom he is convinced has become a Death Eater, and so he follows him and he’s absolutely sure that Draco’s up to something really devious in this film. The other thing is a book, which is his potions textbook, which is a very very old copy; it’s got  lots of scrawls in it from someone who used the book ages ago and the book has this bit in it, ‘This book is the property of the Half-Blood Prince’, hence the start of the film. And so part of it is about Harry’s obsession with this book; he won’t be parted from it; he’s kind of addicted to it.”

“I think this one’s a lot lighter than the last one,” stated Rupert Grint, “because the fifth one was quite a scary sort of atmosphere and you still get some in this one because there’s a lot of scary things going on in the Muggle world now; the Death Eaters sense the ‘Voldemort’-sort of presence. In this there is quite a lot of romantic, so the storyline in this one is really quite fun.”

“Hermione’s a mess in this one,” commented Emma Watson. “She’s not the best in potions anymore because Harry’s got this special book, and Ron’s off snogging Lavender somewhere, and that’s kind of rubbish;  she’s getting all these feelings and she doesn’t really know how to deal with them. She definitely struggles; she’s out of her depth in this one, which is really nice; you see a much more vulnerable kind of Hermione I think.”

As stated in one of the previous posts, Draco is given the task of murdering Dumbledore as some sort of public humiliation and punishment because of Lucius Malfoy’s failure in retrieving the prophecy in the fifth novel.

“He’s always envied Harry for being ‘the seeing, old dancing Chosen One’,” stated Tom Felton, “so this is his chance to be the equivalent on the Dark side, so he revels in it.”

Believe it or not, there are over 80 different sets in this particular film: some are inside, some are outside, and some that are built inside that are supposed to be outside, like Diagon Alley; in particular, the fabulous Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes. In dark times like these, most of the shops in this area have been boarded up and as you know, Ollivander’s was demolished because Voldemort wants a new wand out of his bloodlust to finish Harry Potter. But more of that later.

There is always a new professor in every Harry Potter novel and film. In this case, it’s Professor Horace Slughorn, as described by Daniel Radcliffe: “Professor Slughorn is someone who years ago, was the Potions Master at Hogwarts, and is the person that Dumbledore recruits this year to come back not only to teach potions, but also becasue Dumbledore thinks that Slughorn has information about Voldemort that he is too ashamed to admit to knowing, and Dumbledore sort of uses Harry as bait in a way because Slughorn’s obsessed with the idea of fame and power and so Harry is the sort of famous, young-kind of wizard of his time and is the perfect source of ploy to get Slughorn back to Hogwarts because Slughorn would want to be around someone like Harry.”

“Dumbledore and Harry come into this house that has obviously been ransacked, and there is a bubble-striped armchair and Dumbledore performs a bit of magic and out of that armchair evolves Horace Slughorn who’s disguised himself as an armchair, so there’s a bit of special effects,” commented Jim Broadbent, who plays Slughorn.  “It’s a very good entrance to the film.”  How was it done anyway?

According to director David Yates, they simply sit  Broadbent on a “shiny” plank of wood with springs on it so when Dumbledore pokes the armchair (in reality, Michael Gambon, who plays Dumbledore, is poking Broadbent), he simply springs up. Said Yates, ” I just said to Jim, ‘Jim, imagine you’re a chair and then you’re turning out of a chair and you have to shake all this fabric off,’ and he did this rather crazy, eccentric, quite funny acting transformation from a chair to a human, all in a performance.” In other words, Broadbent just simply shook his arms and his legs as though he was shaking of fabric in a rather hilarious manner.

As mentioned in an earlier post, the Previs technique was used. First, the scene is animated, then used the computer to do several tranformations of how the actual chair would shrink and come back into a person. Then this was “pasted” onto the filmed shot and the chair-turning-into-pajamas had to be shrunk several times into its true proportions. Watch how this amazing transformation was done here.

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Posted: February 13, 2011 in Part I

Malfoy Manor. It’s fictional, but it’s one of the last places anyone (unless you are Death Eater) wants to be. In the novel, it serves as a base of operations for Lord Voldemort, and thus the reason the Snatchers take Harry, Ron, and Hermione to Malfoy Manor instead of the Ministry in chapter 23 of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Believe it or not, Malfoy Manor is one of the several Harry Potter sets that does not require green screen. Most of it is actually made from foam, especially the stone designs in the room where the Death Eaters’ meeting with Voldemort is held (which by the way, was filmed at Hardwick Hall). The paintings, on the other hand, are real, but were inspired by a famous, wealthy, and grand house in Derbershire, England. According to Jason Isaacs, who was has played Lucius Malfoy in all the Harry Potter films to date stated “Voldemort has chosen my house as headquarters, and just having the king in your own house is a ringing endorsement. Within about 2 seconds, it all turns complete pear-shaped, and he takes my wand off me. You don’t take a wand off a wizard in public. It’s just not appropriate, then he snaps it, and I think he’s going to kill me, and it all just turns into my worst nightmare and goes downhill from there.”

So there goes the Lucius Malfoy perspective of Voldemort using his house as headquarters. However, when the Snatchers bring in whom they think is Harry Potter (whose face is distorted by a Stinging Jinx), the Malfoys think they have a high chance of reclaiming their high position among the Death Eaters and will be cleared.  Their “horrific fall of public grace” is shown when Voldemort requires Malfoy’s wand, as it first all began when in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, he fails to retrieve the prophecy in the Battle of the Department of Mysteries, as it was accidentally crushed by Neville Longbottom (though in the film, it is Lucius Malfoy who accidentally crashed the prophecy). Voldemort first humiliates them by assigning Draco the task of murdering Dumbledore, and even though Dumbledore is dead after the sixth book, the Malfoys are still in humiliation. The last sign of this is when Voldemort choses to use Lucius’s wand instead of his, and Voldemort’s and Harry Potter’s wand have the same cores, phoenix feather (which is in fact from Dumbledore’s phoenix, Fawkes). Isaacs said that this signifies “that [Voldemort] has no greater place for me in the future, in this new world he creates if he wins.”

When the Snatchers bring the news that they might have captured Harry Potter, the Malfoys and Bellatrix Lestrange have their hopes high that Voldemort would clear them and would rise from their downfall in public grace. However, they needed to “absolutely sure” because of Hermione’s Stinging Jinx, which is by the way, pure make-up. According to Dan Radcliffe, “the worst part of it is putting it on and wearing it from 6-9:00 in the morning.” At first, director Yates stated that Radcliffe liked it because it was being a “different person and Dan liked not being Harry”.

Believe it or not, when Dobby drops the chandelier, there is actually no chandelier at all. Instead, the sound is made by crew members tossing glass shards with dustpans off-screen. Each scenario when the chandelier is crashed, including Harry overpowering Draco (and thus winning the allegiance of the Elder Wand) and Hermione collapsing into Ron’s arms after Bellatrix tortured her, was filmed separately.

Another non-green screen set in the HP7 film was the trio escaping from the wedding. Although Tottenham court road is actually a real street in England (which is known for its commercial shopping; particularly consumer electronics), the film uses Shaftesbury Avenue, a famous place for theatre entertainment, also real-life. For two nights in a row, the Harry Potter crew literally shut down Shaftesbury Avenue and hired 500 extras just to play passers-bye, as well as 35 cars, 15 cabs, a limo, 5 buses, a police car and two rickshaws . They also convinced the stores to leave their lights on overnight to make the montage more realistic. Yes, it’s hard to imagine they spent two days filming a scene that lasted a minute or less. All the actors had to do was walk and talk.

Another time the actors are on the run is when they run from the Snatchers who are about to capture them, though this is not written in the book. The cast spent several days running in the Forest (although the Forest of Dean is another real-life place in England, the actual place of filming is unknown). Said Emma Watson, “the chase is great, before we get captured. We went to this amazing forest and they had a camera set up which I’ve never seen before; it kind of runs on a wire, so it is kind of like a remote control; apparently, it is incredible, and it runs unbelievably fast. So when we do the running scenes, there is a poor camera man desperately trying to sprint after it, trying to keep up with us, so we kind of have to slow it down a little bit. But with this, this camera is so bloody fast that Dan and I and Rupert were killing ourselves, I mean killing ourselves. I have never run so hard in my entire life.” According to Yates, these actors “run like maniacs, and its because they are trying to outcompete each other.” Yes, inside this scene is secret competition between the three. In the meanwhile, the course, which includes a large tree branch that serves as an obstacle, is planned by stunt coordinator Greg Powell. Nevertheless, Watson admitted that she enjoyed this scene.

And unfortunately, that is basically all the behind-the-scenes info for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I. But here, you can enjoy some of the filming footages:

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Scenes Footage-Part 1

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Scenes Footage-Part 2

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Scenes Footage-Part 3