‘Harry Potter’ director David Yates: Here’s how we decided which book sections to cut

July 18, 2011 | 8:15 a.m.
Speaking of the genius of J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling, author of the "Harry Potter" books, poses during the launch of the Pottermore website. (Suzanne Plunkett / Reuters)

David Yates, the soft-spoken auteur who directed the final four films in the history-making “Harry Potter” franchise, watched an early Imax screening of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2″  with 340 lucky Hero Complex readers and then took the stage to talk about the new movie and (dab those Muggle tears) the end of a magical movie era. We’ll be bringing you video highlights from the Q&A in upcoming days (you can see the first one right here, the very interesting second installment right here, part three right here and the fourth one over here).

In the video below, Yates talks about the colossal achievement of casting the franchise’s three young stars and a bit about their personalities. In today’s installment: Yates talks about J.K. Rowling’s genius and screenwriter Steve Klove’s intense challenge.

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— Geoff Boucher


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3 Responses to ‘Harry Potter’ director David Yates: Here’s how we decided which book sections to cut

  1. Cheryl says:

    I have always felt cheeted with the movie version of The Goblet of Fire. Soo much was left out of the movie that I would have loved to see. I wish they could re-make that movie.

  2. Martin says:

    I found order to be the most disappointing – huge magic battle set piece and we get yoda and tyranus with a my shwartz is bigger than yours. So disappointing.

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