The amazing thing with JK as a collaborator is she doesn't stop you doing anything. The way she approaches it has nothing to do with 'I like' or 'I dislike' it's 'this makes sense' or 'it doesn't make sense in this universe.'
I give you an example: There's a scene where Malfoy wants to see Buckbeak being executed. It's where Hermione punches him. And there's a sundial. We thought we need something there. I said 'Let's put a graveyard there'.
Afonso at the world premiere
She says: 'No, you can't have a graveyard there'. And I'm like, 'Why?' She says: 'Oh because the graveyard is near this other wing of the castle and it's going to play an important part in number six because such and such and such.'
So then you say 'What about a sundial?' She says: 'That makes perfect sense because when the castle was built it was on an ancient Celtic site.' Bap bap bap!
You have to be humble and respect it! She has full control of that universe and you don't want to contradict that.
Lizo: So wow, there's a graveyard at Hogwarts that plays a crucial part in book six!
Alfonso: Six or seven. She said 'later on' - I don't have the specifics.
OMG, Who was buried there??
The bodies of the hogwarts ghosts, maybe.... like nearly headless Nick, and all of them... or maybe the Founders... wow, I dont know... so many dead people we know in the books...
um, hate to burst the bubble and all, but think about it, she said "later on" and since we're only on film 3, there are still 4&5 to go, in which the 4th contains a very crucial scene in a graveyard! that scene is "later" than the 3rd film. You could say the films are completely seperate from the books, at least, thats the way you have to look at it when the producers and directors are talking about these things. They have nothing to do with eachother as far as the production's concerned
"I know that your hiding things, Using gentle words to shelter me, Your words were like a dream, But dreams could never fool me. Not that easily"
Last edited by IBTonks on May 31st, 2004 at 03:11 PM