Why "Half Blood Prince" is all "sex, potions and rock 'n' roll"
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That's how director David Yates describes it in an amusing interview at Sci-Fi Wire.
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Did Disney help out this time on this one? Sounds PC-ey to me. (As in Prince Caspian).

JK Rowling has final say, so, .........................:balloons:
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inked Wrote:JK Rowling has final say, so

She doesn't like hang out on the set or in the editing room or anything, though, does she? She doesn't have a producer credit on any of the films, and legally, the producer always has the final say.....
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Ha - I think I may have my own answer:

Quote:Warner Bros took considerable notice of Rowling's desires and thoughts when drafting her contract. One of her principal stipulations was the films be shot in Britain with an all-British cast, which has been adhered to strictly.

The first four films were scripted by Steve Kloves; Rowling assisted him in the writing process, ensuring that his scripts did not contradict future books in the series...... Rowling stated that she has no say in who directs the films and would not have vetoed Spielberg if she had. (In fact) Rowling's first choice for the director had been Monty Python member Terry Gilliam, as she is a fan of his work. Warner Bros. wanted a more family friendly film, and eventually they settled on Chris Columbus.

So she no longer has final say. She demanded various contractual things up front, but now that she received those, whatever the director films, and tells the editor to include, as long as the producer OK's it and it's within the terms of the original contract, is the final word.

In fact, in one interview with Scholastic dating all the way back to the first film, she said:


Quote: I've been allowed a lot of input. They have been very generous in allowing me to make my opinions heard!
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#5
That's a neat article. Wish I had more time to digest it.
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