The long wait is over! Here’s the official trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One. It looks like this film will be a very faithful adaptation of the book.
You watch the fullscreen version of this epic trailer at the film’s website. http://harrypotter.warnerbros.com/harrypotterandthedeathlyhallows/
The “Seven Harry Potters” scene looks really funny, and just how I imagined it.
Some of my favorite moments from the trailer include the graveyard scene in Godric’s Hollow on Christmas Eve. Harry and Hermione look so sad in this photo.
If you view this image carefully, you can see that the tomb of James and Lily Potter has the inscription “THE LAST ENEMY THAT SHALL BE DESTROYED IS DEATH,” which is a quotation from both Rowling’s novel and 1 Corinthians 15:26. This Biblical quotation is discussed in my book The Lord of the Hallows: Christian Symbolism and Themes in J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter. I was delighted to see that this quotation appears in the film. (Bravo, WB!) Hopefully we will also see the Dumbledore family tomb in this scene. If it is shown in the movie, look for the quotation from Matthew 6:21, “WHERE YOUR TREASURE IS THERE WILL YOUR HEART BE ALSO.” This is a quote from Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount. I’m predicting the inclusion of these Biblical quotations in the film will spark a renewed interest in Rowling’s use of Christian imagery, symbolism, and themes, which will surely be discussed by the news media when the film is released in November. For those who want to know more about this topic, please read my book, available from www.outskirtspress.com/thelordofthehallows.
I love Harry and Hermione’s friendship, but those of you that know me personally or follow this blog regularly probably know that I have always been a devoted Ron/Hermione fan. I loved this little moment between them at Bill and Fleur’s wedding. During the Death Eater attack they just sort of run right into each other’s arms. 🙂
Ron at the Burrow:
Hermione in the woods:
On the day after Christmas, Harry followed the mysterious Silver Doe to a frozen forest pool where he saw a shape like “a great silver cross.” (Hallows 367) It was the Sword of Godric Gryffindor hidden beneath the ice.
In my book, I explain that the name Godric means “power of God” and Gryffindor translates as “griffin of gold.” The griffin, a mythological creature that is part eagle and part lion, represents the dual nature of Christ, who is both God and Man. The eagle, of course, is a creature of the heavens, and the lion is a creature of the earth, symbolizing the Divine and Earthly nature of Jesus Christ. Thus, the cross-shaped Sword of Godric Gryffindor can be viewed as a Christian symbol.
I am eagerly anticipating Ron’s dramatic return, Harry’s rescue, and the destruction of the Locket Horcrux. I’ll bet Rupert Grint really shines in this scene where Ron confronts his deepest fears and insecurities. The voiceover in the trailer which says “I have seen your heart and it is mine,” is a Voldemort quote from this scene.
The Weasel vs. the Serpent: Ron Weasley destroys the Locket of Slytherin Horcrux with the Sword of Gryffindor.
Here’s Voldemort, Severus Snape, and some Death Eaters at Malfoy Manor. I’m looking forward to Ralph Fiennes absolutely chilling portrayal of evil Lord Voldemort and the always captivating Alan Rickman as the tortured Severus Snape.
You can view over 200 screencaps from the trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 at Harry Potter’s Page:
So what did you think of the new trailer? I think Deathly Hallows Parts One and Two will be the best Harry Potter films in the series! 🙂