Harry Potter


Harry Potter
Harry Potter

A Sneak Peek at the GLOBET OF FIRE MOVIE

cdesai12 Goldie

Joined: 18 September 2004
Posts: 1900

Posted: 17 July 2005 at 7:30pm | IP Logged
A Sneak Peek at the Next Film


For adult filmgoers, the most fun thing about a Harry Potter movie is seeing all those great classically trained British actors--Maggie Smith, Gary Oldman, Emma Thompson--hamming it up mercilessly. The installment arriving this November, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, brings us more: Miranda Richardson as reporter Rita Skeeter and Ralph Fiennes as Voldemort. It also brings us something we haven't had before on a Harry Potter film: an English director.

Several British directors were approached for the initial Potter film. "And, in a kind of classically English way, everyone said, 'It's just kids' stuff,'" says Mike Newell, who is directing Goblet. "I'm afraid I was one of those people. And I was entirely wrong."

What converted Newell (apart, of course, from the first three movies' combined $2.6 billion worldwide take) was Goblet's plot. "Book No. 4 seemed to me to have terrific potential," says Newell. "It's very, very dark and sort of a classic thriller." To prepare for the film, the director "began obsessively watching the great paranoid thrillers like Three Days of the Condor and All the President's Men."

Going from Woodward and Bernstein to Potter and Weasley is taking the scenic route, but Newell felt he knew where the journey should begin and end. "First, if Harry is, in films 1 to 3, a hero, he's an accidental hero. He's somebody who simply finds himself in the eye of the storm each time," says Newell. "I thought Goblet was actually about Harry becoming Harry."

For many fans, the director's most crucial task is bringing Voldemort to life. Warner Bros. is keeping mum on the details of the Dark Lord's look, but Newell lets drop a few clues: he has a snake's nose, horrible skin and no hair. "The image we have," he says, "is of a 2-hour-old chick which somebody dropped into a pan of boiling water and whipped out." Seems like the franchise is in safe hands. --By Jumana Farouky/London

daniel_4ever IF-Rockerz

Joined: 29 April 2005
Posts: 6066

Posted: 18 July 2005 at 12:40pm | IP Logged

 thanks a lot buddy
april_angel Senior Member

Joined: 18 March 2005
Posts: 223

Posted: 18 July 2005 at 2:38pm | IP Logged
blughost91 Goldie

Joined: 19 April 2005
Posts: 1227

Posted: 18 July 2005 at 3:20pm | IP Logged
  • Page 1 of 1

Go to top

Related Topics

  Topics Author Replies Views Last Post
Mtv Movie Awards - HP Sneak Peek.

Author: -Navi   Replies: 1   Views: 619

-Navi 1 619 03 June 2009 at 1:37am by danharryiel
Globet of fire movie review

Author: cdesai12   Replies: 7   Views: 573

cdesai12 7 573 20 November 2005 at 3:40am by fire_on_ice
rediff.com globet of fire review

Author: cdesai12   Replies: 9   Views: 1355

cdesai12 9 1355 16 November 2005 at 5:01pm by cdesai12

Author: aadorboseroy   Replies: 4   Views: 660

aadorboseroy 4 660 14 November 2005 at 10:34am by hazelgirl
official Globet of Fire Movie site...

Author: cdesai12   Replies: 3   Views: 847

cdesai12 3 847 23 July 2005 at 4:19pm by PixieDust91

Forum Quick Jump

Forum Category / Channels

  • Please login to check your Last 10 Topics posted

Disclaimer: All Logos and Pictures of various Channels, Shows, Artistes, Media Houses, Companies, Brands etc. belong to their respective owners, and are used to merely visually identify the Channels, Shows, Companies, Brands, etc. to the viewer. Incase of any issue please contact the webmaster.

Popular Channels :
Star Plus | Zee TV | Sony TV | Colors TV | SAB TV | Life OK

Quick Links :
Top 100 TV Celebrities | Top 100 Bollywood Celebs | About Us | Contact Us | Advertise | Forum Index