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Listen to The Secrets of Harry Potter podcast episode 69, in which Ariadna Quijano, Lyn Francisco, and I discuss the final trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 frame-by-frame, and we speculate about the mysterious Pottermore website.  http://harrypotter.sqpn.com/2011/06/21/shp069-the-last-trailer-and-pottermore/.

Also, you can listen to our podcast team discussing the topic of fatherhood in Harry Potter in episode 68: http://harrypotter.sqpn.com/2011/06/19/shp068-fathers-in-the-harry-potter-series/. Jim Beeghley, Ariadna, Lyn, and I discussed Arthur Weasley, James Potter, Remus Lupin, Lucius Malfoy, Barty Crouch, Vernon Dursley, Sirius Black (Harry’s godfather), and more.

The next couple of episodes that we are recording will focus on my blog post series “Harry Potter and the Bestiary of Christ,”  adapted from my book, The Lord of the Hallows: Christian Symbolism and Themes in J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter.

The book is available here: www.outskirtspress.com/thelordofthehallows and here: http://www.amazon.com/Lord-Hallows-Christian-Symbolism-Rowlings/dp/1432741128/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1308671544&sr=8-1.

 

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I actually cried when watching this final Harry Potter trailer. It was when Harry was using the Resurrection Stone. He asked his parents, Sirius, and Remus to stay with him. Lily said, “always,” and I just lost it. I also loved it when Sirius said, “until the end.”

You can see lots of screenshots and gifs of the trailer here: http://phoenixweasley.tumblr.com/

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Warner Brothers official Harry Potter site has been updated with new film clips from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, and all of them look fantastic! These clips can be seen at http://harrypotter.warnerbros.com/harrypotterandthedeathlyhallows. When you click on the site menu’s different selections, a new film clip will play as you go to each new page of the website. I strongly suspect that all of these clips are from the new trailer that is going to be released later today.

The tumblr blogger at  http://h0gwarts.tumblr.com/  is one of the many fans who has made gifs of the new film clips. Some of my favorites are these:

You can find a lot more of these (reblogged by me) on my Tumblr photo blog: http://phoenixweasley.tumblr.com/.

And thanks to http://rupelover.tumblr.com/ for posting these YouTube videos on Tumblr today. They are from the  YouTube channel.

Also from rupelover’s Tumblr is a photo that speaks for itself.

Word are inadequate to describe what I am feeling right now.

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This is a lovely retrospective video of the making of the Harry Potter series with a preview of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two.

Watching Daniel, Rupert, and Emma grow up together on screen has been an amazing emotional journey for the cast, crew, and the fans. There will never be another film series like this one. What an incredible accomplishment!

Neville Longbottom

 

I am looking forward to seeing Neville standing up to Voldemort as well as Neville’s epic battle with Nagini.

Draco Malfoy. Are the Malfoys evil, mislead, or misunderstood? I wonder how the Draco's family will be portrayed in the final film.

I love all of the new posters. These are three more of my favorites. 🙂

If you listen to SQPN’s Secrets of Harry Potter podcast, our next episode will be a Father’s Day show. We are discussing the roles of Arthur Weasley, James Potter, Remus Lupin, Sirius Black, Xenophilius Lovegood, and Lucius Malfoy as fathers or father-figures in the series. I was fascinated by this interview with J. K. Rowling, in which Arthur Weasley is discussed, and thought we could launch a great discussion from it.

From J. K. Rowling’s Interview with Merdith Vieira on Dateline MSNBC, posted at http://www.accio-quote.org/

VO: [clip of Arthur Weasley in ‘Order of the Phoenix’] One character, Arthur Weasley, the father of Harry’s friend, Ron, seen here in ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’, actually got a new lease on life.

JKR: When I sketched out the books, Mr. Weasley was due to die in Book 5.

MV: So what happened there?  Why did he get the reprieve?

JKR: Well, I swapped him for someone else, and I don’t want to say who, for the people who haven’t– read.  But I– I made a decision as I went into writing Phoenix that I was going to reprieve Mr. Weasley and I was going to kill someone else.  And if you finish the book, I– I expect you probably know and someone else who is a father. Because I– I wanted there to be an echo of– of Harry’s loss of parents.  And you probably know who I’m talking about if you’ve finished the book.  But– so there are two characters who are killed instead in Seven.  So Mr. Weasley did get attacked, as you know, in Five.  But he would have died if I’d have stuck to the original plan.  But he survived.  I had to keep him alive partly– partly because I couldn’t bear to kill him.

MV: But there were two that weren’t supposed to die that did end up dying.

JKR: Yeah, yeah. I swapped them for Mr. Weasley.  But they didn’t then die until Seven.

MV: So as an author, then, there were certain characters you couldn’t bear to part with?

JKR: If there’s one character I couldn’t bear to part with, it’s Arthur Weasley.  And I think part of the reason for that is there were very few good fathers in the books.  In fact, you could make a very good case for Arthur Weasley being the only good father in the whole series.

VO: [clip from ‘Order of the Phoenix’] Jo was especially reluctant to lose Mr. Weasley because Harry had already lost so many father figures: his godfather Sirius Black and Hogwarts school headmaster Dumbledore.  They were victims in the struggle against evil arch villain Voldemort, who killed Harry’s parents when he was just a baby.

So what do you think? Is Arthur Weasley the only good father in the series? Comments are welcome!

 

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These clips are gifs that I just reblogged on Tumblr. (I didn’t make them, but aren’t they great?) Snape, Remus/Tonks, Ron crying over Fred, and a Ron/Hermione action scene…I love the new Deathly Hallows Part 2 trailer! 🙂

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These are the deleted scenes and featurettes we can expect to see on the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One DVD. 🙂

  THE SEVEN HARRYS (FEATURETTE)
  (SC 7 – THE BURROWS SHED – RON DISCUSSES RADIOS WITH MR. WEASLEY) (DELETED SCENE)
  (SC 15 – THE DURSLEY HOUSE – HARRY AND AUNT PETUNIA AS THEY LEAVE HOUSE) (DELETED SCENE)
  (SC 16 – THE DURSLEY HOUSE – HARRY AND DUDLEY SHAKE HANDS) (DELETED SCENE)
  (SC 61 – THE GRANGER HOUSE – DEATH EATER SEARCHES DESERTED HOUSE) (DELETED SCENE)
  (SC 83 – MINISTRY OF MAGIC LIFTS – HARRY TELLS ARTHUR HE’S BEING TRACKED) (DELETED SCENE)
  (SC 89 – TENT – TRIO DISCUSS DESTROYING LOCKET) (DELETED SCENE)
  (SC 108 – RABBIT CHASE IN THE FOREST) (DELETED SCENE)
  (SC 108 – MONTAGE: RON & HERMIONE SKIMMING STONES) (DELETED SCENE)
  ON THE GREEN WITH RUPERT, TOM, JAMES, AND OLIVER
 
   
  THE LAST DAYS OF PRIVET DRIVE (FOCUS POINT)
  HAGRID’S MOTORBIKE (FOCUS POINT)
  MAGICAL TENTS! (FOCUS POINT)
  DEATH EATERS ATTACK CAFE (FOCUS POINT)
  CREATING DOBBY AND KREACHER (FOCUS POINT)
  GODRIC’S HOLLOW (FOCUS POINT)
  THE FROZEN LAKE (FOCUS POINT)
  THE RETURN OF GRIPHOOK (FOCUS POINT)

We will get a montage of this Ron/Hermione scene!

The source of this information is The British Board of Film Classification website: http://www.bbfc.co.uk/AVV276399.

Hopefully we will get a preview of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two on the DVD as well. There are online reports of a new trailer for DH2  being released on Monday or Tuesday of next week. 🙂

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According to this website http://www.theprojectionlist.com/Site/Trailers.html we will be seeing new trailers for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two in March. (I don’t know if this means that there will be one new trailer or two new trailers, nor do I know if this information is reliable.) The site has listed the new trailer(s) as being released on the following dates:

03.11.11 with Battle: Los Angeles and Red Riding Hood

03.25.11 with Sucker Punch

I hope we see some new footage of my favorite couple, Ron and Hermione!

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