Monday, 6 June 2016

The Making of Harry Potter // Part 6

You know when I said my last post in this series wasn't even the halfway point? Yeah, I wasn't exaggerating! This post, like the last, is a bit of a mix match but still I've managed to obviously keep the three subject separated as you'll see.
One thing I regretted instantly while putting this post in particular together was not getting more photos of certain places (in this instance, The Burrow). With my issues being around crowds I often let people push in front and I just move to another place, though with this being something so close to my heart and so far away from where I live I had wanted to soak in as much as could. I did to some extent but really would have liked to have utilized my GoPro more for filming and taken even more photos without just being a pushover and moving on when someone else wanted in my space.
Still, I was very lucky to be there and see the Burrow and Mrs Weasley's amazing clock! It's somewhere I'd love to live.

  
Again I am gonna get repetitive with myself but - just look at the detail!! I adore that bloomin' clock so much and strangely enough it has just been on my TV screen as I am typing which watching a movie. What is extra cool at the Weasley's home is that there is magic shooting off here there and everywhere, you can probably tell from the photos but if not I'll leave that as a surprise in case you plan to visit yourself.
I'd have liked to have gotten some more close up shots of details on right-hand side of the set, for example, the cool cereal boxes and the place settings at the table. 


Now not to confuse you but the photos in the above section are from nearer the start of the tour, after you have come through the Great Hall. I haven't included them until now as I didn't feel they fitted with the other previous posts, to be honest, but I obviously still wanted to show you them!
It's a pretty weird feeling being within an arms length of the fake hair that has been on the heads and faces of everyone from Maggie Smith to Richard Harris. You see the brown box on the table too? It is labeled as Timothy Spall's chest wig...I'll let you digest that hahaha.
Out of all the hair on display I'd love to have a combination of Luna's and Bellatrix's though in my natural colour. Who's hair out of all of the Harry Potter movies would you like?


And to end the post...ahh. My least favorite part. Of course, the set details and quality are fantastic, with the theming so spot on that it does exactly what it is meant to in making you feel sick. As soon as I walked around the corner and saw it all I literally let out an 'urghh' noise. If you're not a Potter fan and have no clue who's office this is, it belongs to the insufferable Umbridge. (Google her). I think I'd go as far to say as I actually hate her character the most out of anyone the whole series. Yep, even Voldemort.


That's all for today! The rest of 'The Making of Harry Potter' series can be found below -
Part 1 - Outside and Lobby Area 
Part 2 - Opening the Doors to the Great Hall (with video!) 
Part 3 - Gryffindor Common Room, Dormitory and Dumbledore's Office. 
Part 4 - Potions Classroom and Hagrids Hut 
Part 5 - Props and Quidditch 



8 comments:

  1. The clock in the Wesley's house is amazing, and you're right the attention to detail is just stunning. I felt instantly comforted just looking through the photos of the Burrow, the nostalgia is amazing. Love this series! - Tasha

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    1. Isn't it?! I really want a clock like that! Imagine living in the Burrow?! I'd love it.
      Thanks Tasha!

      xo

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  2. I love the Burrow! They are my favourite photos so far! I love all the little magic details in the pictures.

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    1. Isn't it fab? I'm so gutted I wasn't able to get any more but it was super busy at that point.

      xo

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  3. The Weasley family clock is amazing. I'm always astonished by the attention to detail on all the props! I love the little bits of magic in the Weasley house too! x www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

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    1. Isn't it lush? It's mad how much they did actual make as real props, even for only a few minutes of screen time. Really shows how much time and effort must have gone into everything even before filming.

      xo

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  4. All those props are amazing, it is incredible what goes in to these films!

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    1. It seriously is. It makes you appreciate it even more when you see it all in person.

      xo

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