J.K. Rowling Approves Death Scene Change in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 2
For those of you who haven’t read the book and/or are waiting for the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2, stop reading now; spoilers are abound in the following story about J.K. Rowling approving the change of a death scene the Harry Potter series’ final film.
The movie series is the most successful in history, pulling in $6 billion in revenue worldwide, according to Collider, and the finale looks to up that number significantly.
Director David Yates describes Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2 as “operatic,” which is fitting considering the grand scope of the concluding story. Part of that scope involves the death of Professor Snape. Harry Potter News and Rumors got ahold of an interview with art director Andrew Ackland-Snow. In the discussion, Ackland-Snow says the following:
We wanted to change a bit where Snape dies. In the book, he dies on the Shrieking Shack, and we wanted to get him out from, not a conventional interior, but from that kind of box, to do it in a more dramatic atmosphere. We asked J.K. if she agreed for that to happen in there, because we hadn’t really seen it before. We made a crystal house, and you can see what happens in the boat house from there – Are you listening Harry? -, but also the school is in flames and she loved it. Besides, it’s a very romantic place to die. Snape dies in a extremely good way, I gotta say
So for all those dissatisfied with Snape’s death, now (maybe) you won’t be.
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