The cafe where JK Rowling started writing the Harry Potter books - with baby daughter Jessica by her side - has reopened. The cafe had closed and turned into a chinese buffet a few years ago, but a new owner has changed it back:Owner Moira McFarlane, 42, says she’s more than happy for customers to escape the cold and spend the whole day reading, writing or chatting with friends.She said: “It’s a big space, so we need to make it cosy – we will welcome people to come along and sit all day – and write books if they like. ”The businesswoman, who already owns the Spoon Cafe in Old Town and runs the Storytelling Centre coffee bar on the Royal Mile, says the cafe is unlike any other.
In a speech to the schoolchildren of America, President Obama mentioned Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling to remind kids of the power of perseverance. As The Times Online reports:Some of the most successful people in the world are the ones who’ve had the most failures. JK Rowling’s first Harry Potter book was rejected twelve times before it was finally published. Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team, and he lost hundreds of games and missed thousands of shots during his career. But he once said, "I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." These people succeeded because they understand that you can’t let your failures define you – you have to let them teach you. You have to let them show you what to do differently next time. If you get in trouble, that doesn’t mean you’re a troublemaker, it means you need to try harder to behave. If you get a bad grade, that doesn’t mean you’re stupid, it just means you need to spend more time studying.
Yesterday on BBC Radio Five Live Radio Simon Mayo, author Ian Rankin, a friend of J.K. Rowling, revealed that the last time he saw her, she was working hard on the Encyclopedia. He also mentioned he saw her drawing up family trees.It should be mentioned that Rankin said he has not seen Rowling in some time and that he didn't know whether the encyclopedia was for her own fun or not.Could the Encyclopedia be nearing its release? Let's hope so!
Today - July 31st 2009, we are celebrating the birthday of the boy who we've spent countless hours reading about, Harry Potter! Celebrating the 29th anniversary of his birth today, The Boy Who Lived is currently working as an Auror in the Ministry of Magic, and is married to Ginny Weasley with three children; James Sirius, Albus Severus and Lily Luna. It was exactly eighteen years ago that Harry discovered who he was (thanks to Hagrid knocking down a door ) and we've not looked back since!
J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series has topped National Public Radio's poll of the 100 Best Beach Books Ever!Here are the top ten books on the list:1. The Harry Potter series, by J.K. Rowling2. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee3. The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini4. Bridget Jones's Diary, by Helen Fielding5. Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen6. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, by Rebecca Wells7. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald8. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams9. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, by Fannie Flagg10. The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver
Earlier we told you that Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince had broken the record for midnight box office sales. Now Reuters is reporting that the film has also set a worldwide box office record--$104 million in its first day in theaters."Quite simply, we owe this record-breaking opening to the remarkable fans who have stood by us and who stood in line to be among the first to see 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,'" Warner Bros President and Chief Operating Officer Alan Horn said in a statement.
Half-Blood Prince broke the record for midnight box office sales. WB has announced how well Half-Blood Prince did in its first 24 hours: Warner Bros.' "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" grossed a magical $58.4 million from 4,275 theaters as it opened Wednesday at the domestic B.O., including a potent $22.2 million in midnight shows.Film was pacing well ahead of the $44 million earned by "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" on its opening Wednesday exactly two years ago. "Order of the Phoenix" posted a five-day opening gross of $139.7 million."Half-Blood Prince's" midnight runs were the best ever for any film, besting the $18 million earned by Warners' "The Dark Knight" last summer, as well as the $16 million grossed by Paramount's sequel "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" earlier this summer.
MTV has a new clip from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince! Check out this new clip featuring Harry, Ron and Hermione at the Three Broomsticks. Enjoy!.Harry, Ron and Hermione are witness to some necking before receiving a special invitation.
The first one is from The London Evening Standard with Bonnie Wright. Among other things, she talks about how to survive the Potter set after all these years:'In a banqueting scene, you must never be filmed actually eating,' she says very seriously.Otherwise you'll have to keep on for the sake of continuity. The food gets cold and stale, and you start to feel really sick.' (Especially if the director is David Yates, notorious for his numerous retakes.) You have to make sure the spoon only goes as far as your lips.'Bonnie has learned such tricks the hard way, having joined the cast to play Ginny Weasley, Ron's little sister, when she was a mere nine years old and had no acting experience whatsoever, barring roles in school plays.Over the past nine years, she has seen her role expand from infant sidekick to leading lady. In the forthcoming film, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, she and Harry fall for one another, and their relationship proves more durable than his earlier ill-fated fling with Cho Chang.
Emma talks about what a typical day on the set is like, and her feelings about the franchise after being involved for so long:On the Potter set, "it takes an hour to get ready every day. They call us at 7.30am." Watson leans forward across the trailer's Formica table to show me the extensions plaited into her backcombed light brown hair to give it Hermione Granger's messy curls. Plus there are fake scars – "They must have rubbed off - I just took a nap" - and plenty of slap to make her lightly freckled skin matt and witchy. The heavy eyebrows are for real, though.Watson is still thankful she was not forced to wear the buck teeth allotted to Hermione in the books. When she put them in, she couldn’t talk, and the director dumped them, along with Radcliffe's green contact lenses, both too hard on the young stars. Watson still found her role a burden as well as a pleasure. "When I was little, I didn’t understand that other kids thought I actually was Hermione, really geeky. It was devastating. I thought no one would ever fancy me. And the costumes..."There was the school uniform, all stiff and buttoned up for Hermione and hanging out for the boys. When the mini-witch was having fun, she wore frumpy, Brillo-pad jumpers in ugly colours. Indeed the Potter series has been a triumph for bad knitwear. “When I was just becoming a teenager, I took some coaxing to get into those horrible jumpers, but now I really use the discomfort, the itchiness, the backcombed hair, to get into character.”
A very, very lengthy and detailed Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince set report has been posted by The Guardian. In it, the reporter speaks with several cast and crew members and gives us a great look at how impressive the Potter franchise is.
Of particular interest was this information concerning WB's involvement with the films:
According to everyone I speak to at Leavesden, Warners has been remarkably hands off. It's only when Yates started to get a bit arty on The Half-Blood Prince that the studio had something to say. "The only major run-in we've had since I came on board is regarding the look of this film. We had a fairly major negotiation about its look. Bruno Delbonnel, who was also cinematographer on Amelie, made it look very distinct and different to the previous Potters by using all these monochromatic washes. The studio wanted more colour added to it and we obliged. And actually it's no less artful with the new grade; it looks more beautiful, more inviting. When you're sending 28,000 prints around the world to goodness knows how many cultures, you need a show that pulls you in."
As part of their ongoing Half-Blood Prince sneak peek series, the Los Angeles Times has a new interview with Jessie Cave. She'll be playing Lavender Brown in Half-Blood Prince.In the interview, Jessie touches on all aspects of the film including how she initially got the role:Q: For your final audition, what scene did you get to act out with Rupert?A: We actually had to improvise for a good 15 or 20 minutes, which is very scary. It’s a really long time. The director, David Yates, was there and he was just like, “Hi. Right. Here’s a plate of biscuits, Jessie. It’s a lovely plate of chocolate biscuits and I want you to do whatever you want with these biscuits.’ Rupert was in the room, sitting on the sofa, and I just thought, ‘What the hell am I going to do with this plate of biscuits?’Q: What did you end up doing?A: I thought, ‘I’m just going to go for it.’ And I think Rupert was a bit scared, really. The biscuits were past the sofa, away from me so I kind of just tangled myself around Rupert and just made it really obvious that I didn’t really care about the biscuits. I just wanted to be near him. I think he was quite scared.
British Board of Film Classification rated Half-Blood Prince 12A. A detailed explanation the BBFC posted so the public can see why it received the 12A rating is as below. 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince', a fantasy adventure film based on the book of the same title, finds Harry and his friends returning to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for their sixth year.
The film contains moderate threat. The moderate threat occurs in one quite scary sequence in which Harry and Professor Dumbledore are attacked by menacing looking creatures that have emerged from an underground lake. Harry is pulled into the lake and dragged beneath the water. The scene has the potential to upset younger or more sensitive children.
In another scene Draco Malfoy kicks Harry (below screen) and appears to break his nose; blood can be seen on Harry's face. Tables are turned later on in the film when Harry defeats Malfoy in a wand battle in the school toilets. Malfoy, who is rendered unconscious, has several bloodstains on his white shirt and his blood can be seen to mix with and cloud the water on the flooded floor.
Malfoy, however, is soon completely healed by a nearby teacher. The film contains mild language including the words 'God', 'bloody', tosser', 'sod', 'hell' and 'git'.
In the second part of its Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince countdown, the Los Angeles Times has a new interview with Tim Alexander, the visual effects supervisor in charge of bringing the Inferi to life.
So how many Inferi lie in the lake?
A couple million? Above water, you’d probably see about a hundred at a time. But when Harry gets dragged into the lake, there is a whole underwater environment…and it’s actually covered in bodies. It’s all just ... bodies crawling on top of each other, and that’s how you get into the millions.
That sounds … disturbing. Certainly, more so than the previous “Potter” films.
It’s certainly much bolder and scarier than we imagined that they’d ever go in a "Potter" movie. Director David Yates was really cautious of not making this into a zombie movie, so we were constantly trying to figure out how not to make these dead people coming up look like zombies. A lot of it came down to their movement – they don’t move fast, but they don’t move really slow or groan and moan. We ended up going with a very realistic style. They move like anyone coming up out of water.
When we go underwater with Harry, this female Inferi kind of comes up and grabs him and is pulling him down, but it’s more like a hug. Like an embrace. Like she’s trying to encourage him to join them. We were always trying to avoid turning the scene into one you’d see in a horror film.
Tell me about how the Inferi look. How did the design come about?
The art department on the film gave us a lot of references, like Dante’s "Inferno," where they have all those bodies. The Inferi themselves are very skinny and emaciated people. Very humanoid, but way skinnier than humans could be. Waterlogged and gray. We used the old lady that comes out of the tub in ‘The Shining’ as a reference. Most of the Inferi are adult, but we did also build two children, too.
What, if anything, can you say about the climactic moment between Snape and Dumbledore?In the book, it’s a short but intense scene.It is informed by everything [Potter readers] have come to know is true. So if you watch the film carefully, there are performance moments that are quite extraordinary, Alan Rickman [who plays Snape] especially. There is something we added that you can look forward to, a short scene between Harry and Snape prior to the big event. It’ll be interesting to see how it plays to the audience. It should be a haunting moment for Harry. While I was writing, I just had a notion about a moment between him and Snape, something Harry could look back on and question as to why he didn’t act differently. I’ve also read that most of Dumbledore's pensieve memories of young Voldemort, then Tom Riddle, have been cut from the film. (Not to mention: Dumbledore's funeral!) In my original draft, I had every single memory but one, I believe. I even dramatized a couple of things that weren’t in the book in terms of Voldemort, like the death of Tom’s parents, things like that. I'm a Harry Potter fan, so my first drafts tend to reflect that, in that they tend to be long and all-inclusive. When [director] David Yates came in, he had a very specific point of view, which was that he wanted to showcase Voldemort’s rise without getting overly involved with his past as Riddle. He didn’t think that most of the memories would be as compelling on-screen as they are on the page. He liked them in the script, but he really felt that in the movie experience Voldemort’s story was more important than young Riddle‘s. We went back and forth on that for quite a bit. But he was very convincing, and I think it wound up working out well. Are there any other changes or additions that you can talk about? I know one thing David is very proud of is getting Quidditch right. I do think it’s the first time that it feels like a sport. And it’s comic, which is fun. Rupert Grint [who plays Ron] is great. We also do a lot with the kids coming of age, navigating sexual politics and all that. It’s pretty interesting to see these characters doing that because the movies have always been a bit chaste, and they continue to be on some level, but there’s more happening in this one. You realize how complicated it is between boys and girls. It’s a lot of fun seeing Ron navigate his first girlfriend
What kind of things do you run by Rowling? A range of things, even something really simple. I once asked about the 12 uses of dragon’s blood, which is referenced in the books. There are writers who would write “12 uses of dragon’s blood” and not have a clue what they are; it just sounds cool. But I emailed her to ask (and this was 10 years ago), and 25 seconds later I get an email back with a list. Do tell. She's only mentioned "oven cleaner" in interviews. One is an oven cleaner, yes. Another is a spot remover. . . . It was really amazing. Really, the books are only the thinnest surface of what she knows about the series. Where Jo is helpful in a more serious way for me is when I want to know more about motivation or background, when Harry realized certain things, when characters understood things. There was one case where I was violating a plot thing -- it had something to do with Dobby, I think -- and she said, "No, you don’t want to do that," as she knew what was to come. She’s a great resource for problem solving and she has such a facile mind, she can help with complicated things. Though her plots are so fiendish that they’re really difficult for cinema.
Australia's Herald Sun visited the set of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince last year and interviewed Daniel Radcliffe. The article describes Leavesden Studios and a day on the set when Slughorn's Christmas party was being filmed.Radcliffe’s not in this scene, but he’s happily watching what Jim Broadbent, who makes his Potter debut in the Half-Blood Prince as Horace Slughorn, does with his several go-throughs.Slughorn is greeting guests, including Luna Lovegood (played by the wonderfully eccentric Evanna Lynch) dressed up like a silver Christmas tree, and with each take Broadbent mixes it up — easy stuff for a veteran of his status.‘‘I wasn’t in the first shot this morning but I went down to watch it just ’cos . . . I’m just interested in it and I want to see how other people act together. It’s about learning, for me,’’ Radcliffe says.
We've learned that the casting agency representing actor Simon McBurney lists him as having the role of Kreacher in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.Presumably he will just be lending his voice for the character. McBurney has also starred in such films as The Golden Compass and The Duchess.
There is a new interview with Jessie Cave, who plays Lavender Brown in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, in the July issue of Tatler magazine. In the interview, she discusses her "crush" on co-star Rupert Grint and how she got the part of Lavender Brown:For the final audition I was kitted out in Hogwarts uniform and driven in a golf- buggy to the Gryffindor common room. I had to improvise in front of a room full of people with Rupert and a paper biscuit for half an hour.The article also states that Jessie will be back for the final Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows film. One might recall that Lavender fights in the Battle of Hogwarts at the end of Deathly Hallows.
When asked about the darkness of the film David said, ‘I don’t think it’s any darker than the fifth. I really don’t. I think it’s on a par with that.’ Talking about the overemphasis people place on the darkness of the films Heyman stated that, ‘Everybody obsesses with the darkness but ultimately I think that what it is, it’s very accessible, moving, funny and exciting.’
Warner Brothers recently visited Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire to see if it was "suitable to feature" for use in Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows. A spokesman was quoted as saying:"It's certainly true that they have been to look but we are awaiting for confirmation. There's no guarantee that they are coming and, even if they did use it, it wouldn't be until next year."One could speculate it would be used for scenes at Malfoy Manor.
Warner Brothers has just passed along five photos from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Three of them are behind-the-scenes, and one is a lovely portrait:- Preparing to film at The Burrow - Harry and Dumbledore outside Slughorn's house with crew - Director David Yates walking through a library hallway - Harry and Slughorn at Slughorn's Party with crew - A beautiful portrait of Hermione readmore »»
Evanna speaks at length on the eccentric Ravenclaw student, noting her role in the events of the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.“Luna doesn’t change but her position changes in this new film. Most people are aware of her reputation for being crazy. She’s certainly picked on by the other students,” Lynch says.“As in any school people are reluctant to be close to that kind of person. Or to be seen to be close to her. But Harry is a lot more comfortable with himself in this film. He’s not as conscious of what people think of him or he just doesn’t care now.“He accepts Luna and he calls her a friend and she’s thrilled. She helps Harry to see sense when he gets caught up in his struggles. She reminds him who he is.” She continues: “Luna seems small and young and not noted for being brave, and yet she is. She’s really calm though, she doesn’t get surprised by anything, and she accepts people’s differences,” Lynch says. “In fact J.K. Rowling told me as a character she’s the most adjusted to the idea of death in the whole series. That cuts out a lot of fear for her. She tries to impress it on Harry. She’ll take it as it comes.”Evanna also gives her thoughts on her character and shipping, and yes it involves... Dumbledore. Quote: “Maybe I shouldn’t say this, because it might get me in trouble. But there’s this big thing among people who are fans of the books. It’s a thing they do as fans called ‘shipping,’ which is short for relationship.
Finally, director David Yates sits down to answer questions about his returning as director for the final films, the performances from the actors in the film, his decision to return for Deathly Hallows, and a 'through-line,' which Yates says "...goes right the way through to the end... We're just putting in all sorts of little details between the characters, which hopefully will resonate through the films." Mr. Yates also goes on to describe the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince film as: It’s love, potions and rock ‘n’ roll. There are all these wonderful things in our story. There’s a potion that gives you perfect luck. You take it and everything goes right for you. But it does heighten your senses somewhat and you get quite breezy with it. Then there’s a love potion that makes you very tactile with everybody. Rupert gets overly tactile with Jim Broadbent at one point. So, it’s got all those metaphorical values. There are some really lovely comic beats here, which we didn’t really get a chance to do last time. It was just a very different beast.
Rupert Grint talks of his nostalgia watching the early Potter films, the ending of Deathly Hallows ("I was quite happy with the ending"), and the new Quidditch scenes his character is featured in during the film. RUPERT GRINT:Yeah, I've never done Quidditch in the films before so this is my first Quidditch experience. Dan says it's really painful and I know where he's coming from because it's quite uncomfortable, with the harness and stuff, and you're getting slung about. There are two stages. One is the try-outs where Ron is not very good and keeps getting hit in the face. Another stage is where Ron takes the potion and thinks he is really, really good. It's quite tricky but I've really enjoyed it. I'm always on a wire because the broom is quite high up, about 18 feet.
Miss Watson relates similar feelings in her interview, speaking of her experiences filming the Harry Potter series, the budding romance between characters Hermione and Ron, her win at the ITV Movie Awards, and the diary she keeps of "funny little things I said or thought." She goes on to say of this: EMMA WATSON: ...I also have memory boxes filled with things from the early films, including bits of the chess set. I have funny bits and pieces that they let us keep. QUESTION:Might all of that be helpful for an autobiography one day? EMMA WATSON:No, I couldn't see myself doing that. It's too strange and weird looking back on that little girl. I'm very self-critical so I find it hard to watch the early films again. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix was a film I was proud of, but I had to watch it three or four times before I could calm myself down and stay focused on my performance.
In the Q&A with actor Dan Radcliffe, the young discusses his desires to work on projects outside Harry Potter, the feelings upon filming the final films ("[Harry Potter] does act as a safety net, in a way, when you're going off to make something else. Knowing that you don't have that will be sad. I'll be sad to leave the character behind and not see the friends I've made on a daily basis"), his love for indie rock, and his thoughts on the different sides of Harry the sixth film with show. To this, he relates: DAN RADCLIFFE:There's friction in this film it's much more to do with Ron and Hermione than it is to do with Harry. Harry is unhappy for a lot of this film, mainly because people keep trying to kill him. And his love life is awful, too. That's what Jo [JK Rowling] does so well: combining everyday, mundane problems with this incredible other world.
Tracking listing for the soundtrack to Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince composed by Nicholas Hooper1. Opening 2. In Noctem 3. The Story Begins 4. Ginny 5. Snape & the Unbreakable Vow 6. Wizard Wheezes 7. Dumbledore's Speech 8. Living Death 9. Into the Pensieve 10. The Book 11. Ron s Victory 12. Harry & Hermione 13. School! 14. Malfoy's Mission 15. The Slug Party 16. Into the Rushes 17. Farewell Aragog 18. Dumbledore's Foreboding 19. Of Love & War 20. When Ginny Kissed Harry 21. Slughorn's Confession 22. Journey to the Cave 23. The Drink of Despair 24. Inferi in the Firestorm 25. The Killing of Dumbledore 26. Dumbledore's Farewell 27. The Friends 28. The Weasley Stomp
Actor Tom Felton has given a new interview to the Press Association where he reflects back on landing the part of Draco Malfoy for the Harry Potter films. He said that he originally wanted to play the part of the boy who lived, but ended up with the part of his nemisis. "I went for Harry for about five times and then Ron for a couple more and ended up dying my hair blond for Draco. I had my hair dyed brown, ginger and then blond and finally they got it right. "I know Chris Columbus (director) was very keen I think to use me in the film but didn't quite know where to place me so to speak, so I am glad he found a place. I don't know what he saw in me as an 11-year-old, I can't see how I could be evil, but I am very glad he gave me the part of Draco definitely."With Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince due out shortly in theaters July 15, Tom also gave some thoughts on the last movie, as filming for the final installment in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, is well underway: "It's a sad thought and an exciting one at the same time - I think we're all a little bit anxious about it being the last one but at the same time very excited to see what's going to come for all of us."He added: "I have endless memories. To pick out one is an endless task, but collectively the seven years have been a huge, huge experience for me and a great learning experience and I've met some great friends and it's been too good to be true."
The Trio, Luna and Griphook arrive wounded on the beach outside Shell Cottage. In these photos you can see Dan Radcliffe as Harry as he immediately arrives, as Ron (Rupert Grint) helping a wounded Hermione, and they then go over to a still prone Harry as Griphook walks around, still clutching his sword. Bill Weasley (Domhnall Gleeson) rushes over to see the scene as he is joined by Luna (Evanna Lynch). Also noteworthy is this of Evanna and Domhnall walking with the waves crashing behind them on the windy beach. More of Rupert, Dan and Rupert waiting as they prepare the sand for filming are available. Also of note is this of the fleet of WB prop and equipment trucks lined up in a row, looming over Shell Cottage below,with the photo of the crew tidying up around the cottage as cattle and sheep graze in the hills behind them.
Several updates to catch up on regarding the soon-to-be-released Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. First thanks to Orkim from Portkey for owling saying the British Board of Film Classification has updated their website again today regarding two possible new trailers. Both received a "12A" classification, meaning they are appropriate for those 12 and older. One of the ratings was for a trailer labeled "IMAX" and runs 1 minute 56 seconds. The second HBP trailer runs 1 minute 34 seconds. We have no idea when these trailers will be released, if they are solely for UK audiences, or when they might be online; updates will follow of course when we can.
Second, readers Michael and Peter owled to say Amazon.com has now changed the release date of the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince soundtrack to July 14. As we reported earlier, and still noted via the online retailer site, the CD was to be originally released July 7
Attention Apple fans! Variety is reporting that there will be a new Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince application released later this year. The article states Warner Bros are "positioning itself as a major distributor of applications for the iPhone and iPod Touch." The piece continues:The studio's first app was the "The Dark Knight: Batmobile" game tied to the December DVD release. This year, it put out the "Watchmen: Justice is Coming" street brawler game app, which all purchasers play together. The game runs in real time, so, for example, when a character is punched by one player, other players immediately see the bruise. Days before "Terminator Salvation" hit theaters, Warner released a graphic novel app to get fans caught up with the latest "Terminator." Next up are apps tied to Harry Potter and Sherlock Holmes."No word on when the application will be available, and we will update once it has been released.
As we are nearly a month away from its release date, EA has released another trailer for the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince video game. Seen here via IGN, you can watch the lovely "Magical Fights" trailer that has several new scenes and locations from the HBP video game, which will be released in the US on June 30th.
Ok lets guess the scene. As for as reading from the book there can be only one scene where Harry and Katie seem to meet in the Dining hall( from the background). I shuld be the scene where Katie returns back from the Mungo's after being cursed by the Malfoy's necklace. ""I'm really well!" she said happily. "They let me out of St. Mungos on Monday, I had a couple of days at home with Mum and Dad and then came back here this morning. Leanne was just telling me about McLaggen and the last match, Harry. . . ." "Yeah," said Harry, "well, now you're back and Ron's fit, we'll have a decent chance of thrashing Ravenclaw, which means we could still be in the running for the Cup. Listen, Katie . . ." He had to put the question to her at once; his curiosity even drove Ginny temporarily from his brain. He dropped his voice as Katie's friends started gathering up their things; apparently they were late for Transfiguration. ". . . that necklace . . . can you remember who gave it to you now?" "No," said Katie, shaking her head ruefully. "Everyone's been asking me, but I haven't got a clue. The last thing I remember was walking into the ladies' in the Three Broomsticks."
The weasley twins Fred & Gerorge @ James and Oliver phelps celebrate their birthday today on April Fools Day. A Fitting coincidence though their portrayal in the film due to many reasons may not be effective they have a stronger impact in the books. Let's wish them a Happy Birthday........
This is another trailer from the film Harry Potter And the Half Blood Prince. in these trailers various scenes like Harry' first side along apparition Meeting with slughorn, a slug club meeting, snape's snide remarks of the chosen one a small hit from Hermione some encounter with Dumbledore where he requests harry to get the foggy memory something about Riddle and the dark cave firing of Hagrids cabin harry and Ginny Kissing sceene and some quidditch scenes quite good
Below is one of the latest trailers released for thefilm Harry Potter And the Half Blood Prince. It shows many scenes with young TOM RIDDLE Dumbledore Inferi attack some penseive scenes a scene on the brooms ofcourse Quidditch where harry is the captain and finally the ring of fire by Dumbledore. The scenes look quite good and effective hope that they have not missed out many scenes from the book
Here I would Like to Disclose A List Of memories Shown By Dumbledore To Harry
1.Bob Ogden's memory lane 2.the evidence of one Caractacus Burke 3.Dumbledore's rich in detail and satisfyingly accurate memory 4.The Gaunts' house Revisited Through Morfin 5.Slughorn's Foggy Memory 6.Memory from a very old house-elf by the name of Hokey 7.Ten years After 8.Slughhorn's Original Memory
IAM STARTING A NEW SERIES WHERE IAM ABOUT TO DISCUSS THE OLD STORIES AND INCIDENTS GIVEN BY DUMBLEDORE TO HARRY and about the way how deduce about the Horcruxes which is more important in this series Harry Potter nad the half blood prince
"From this point forth, we shall be leaving the firm foundation of fact and journeying together through the murky marshes of memory into thickets of wildest guesswork. From here on in, Harry, I may be as woefully wrong as Humphrey Belcher, who believed the time was ripe for a cheese cauldron." "But you think you're right?" said Harry. "Naturally I do, but as I have already proven to you, I make mistakes like the next man. In fact, being — forgive me — rather cleverer than most men, my mistakes tend to be correspondingly huger." "Sir," said Harry tentatively, "does what you're going to tell me have anything to do with the prophecy? Will it help me . . . survive?" "It has a very great deal to do with the prophecy," said Dumbledore, as casually as if Harry had asked him about the next days weather, "and I certainly hopethat it will help you to survive,."
When Molly Weasley, Ron's mother, makes Harry some late dinner she tells him excitedly that her husband, Arthur, has recently been promoted in the Ministry. As soon as Mr. Weasley gets home from a very long day at work Harry goes to bed, exhausted from the night's events. Ron and Hermione wake Harry up early the next morning. Before they have the chance for a good conversation though, a blindingly beautiful woman appears in Harry's doorway carrying a full breakfast tray. The woman is Fleur Delacour, the part-veela contestant from the TriWizard Tournament. Harry is shocked to find out that she and Ron's brother, Bill, are engaged to be married.
When everyone else leaves the room Harry plucks up the courage to tell Ron and Hermione about the prophecy, and is more comforted than he can say when they keep their horror in check and offer words of support. He's also happy with his O.W.L. results that come by owl later that day. His burning desire to become an Auror, however, looks like it will remain just that. Harry does not secure a high-enough Potions grade to continue with the required course, and in his heart of hearts he's very disappointed.
Dumbledore Harry along for his first Side along Apparition. Harry prefers to travel by broom. As they walk down an unfamiliar street on a mysterious errand, Harry questions Dumbledore about what's happening in the wizarding world while he's been held at the Dursley's. Harry learns that Voldemort is now practicing Occlumency against him which is the reason why his scar hasn't burned once.
When they get to Slughorn's house, things look rather scary. All signs point to a violent attack, and they walk around the rather devastated living room. Dumbledore knowing Slughorn better quickly unmasks Slughorn, who had created the whole scene and was in fact hiding in the living room as an armchair.
Slughorn is revealed to be a nice, fussy old man who likes to be associated with famous and powerful people. "Slughorn gazed into space for a moment or two: He seemed to be thinking over Harry's words."Well, yes, it is true that He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named has never sought a fight with Dumbledore," he muttered grudgingly. "And I suppose one could argue that as I have not joined the Death Kilters, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named can hardly count me a friend . . . in which case, I might well be safer a little closer to Albus. . . . I cannot pretend that Amelia Bones's death did not shake me. . . .If she, with all her Ministry contacts and protection . . ." ""Well done, Harry," said Dumbledore. "I didn't do anything," said Harry in surprise. "Oh yes you did. You showed Horace exactly how much he stands to gain by returning to Hogwarts. Did you like him?""Er..." Harry wasn't sure whether he liked Slughorn or not"
When Dumbledore and Harry Apparate to the Burrow Dumbledore informs Harry that they'll be taking private lessons together. He praises Harry on how well he seems to be dealing with Sirius's death. He lets Harry know that he should tell Ron and Hermione about the prophecy regarding him and Voldemort, because he needs his friends. He also says something about the OWL results will be there the next day.
"This small encounter shows the amount of faith Dumbledore has on harry and the amount of loyalty shown by harry to Dumbledore. Moreover he uses Harry as a tool wherever he wants to accomplish important things"
Chapter starts with Harry waiting for Dumbledore. He had received a letter that the Headmaster would be arriving at the Dursley's to pick him up. As usual he hadn't even started packing in case the thing would be a dream or it turned out to be a pitfall. When Dumbledore shows up, however, Harry is more than surprised and rushes downstairs to greet him. As expected Dumbledore's arrival is less-than-welcome to the Dursley's, however, and when Dumbledore walks into the living room to talk to Harry the situation is tense with Uncle Vernon's ill will. Dumbledore continues his amusing way by doing some spellwork as usual moving couches and giving them Oak matured meads. He explains about Sirius's will about how he left him everything in his will, including Kreacher. Harry loathes Kreacher, and sends him to Hogwarts to work in the kitchens. Before leaving, Dumbledore shows his contempt with the Dursley's for never showing Harry any kindness, and asks that Harry be allowed to come back one more time before he comes of age next year. When they get outside, they set out together into the warm summer's night.
"The magic I evoked fifteen years ago means that Harry has powerful protection while he can still call this house 'home.' However miserable he has been here, however unwelcome, however badly treated, you have at least, grudgingly, allowed him houseroom. This magic will cease to operate the moment that Harry turns seventeen; in other words, at the moment he becomes a man. I ask only this: that you allow Harry to return, once more, to this house, before his seventeenth birthday, which will ensure that the protection continues until that time."
Snape invites Narcissa Malfoy and reluctant Bellatrix Lestrange them inside his house at SPINNERS END. Narcissa is frantic for Snape's help. But Bellatrix's distrusts Snape's true loyalties. Snape invites Bellatrix to clear the tension by asking him whatever she wants. Snape frankly answers her questions about his role as a Death Eater and proclaims his loyalty to the Dark Lord. Meanwhile there is a short scene with wormtail quite non significant. When Narcissa finally entreat es Snape for help, he finds that she's worried about her son, Draco, and the task Voldemort has required him to accomplish. Snape makes an Unbreakable Vow with Narcissa, promising that he will help Draco on his mission and protect him.
"THIS SCENE OR MAY BE A PART OF THE BOOK CLEARLY EXPLAINS HOW FAR SNAPE GETS TO FULFILL DUMBLEDORE'S ORDERS AND HE MAKES THE UNBREAKABLE VOW MAKING HIM A MAN OF CHARACTER"