The sound of Harry Potter

Screen shot 2012-12-16 at 5.04.26 PMI just discovered this series that the NY times online does called “anatomy of a scene”.  Here’s one on a scene from “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”.  So many behind-the-scenes featurettes are just a bunch of self congratulatory drivel but in this one the director David Yates goes into some detail on the design of the scene and how each element from camera angle to set design to sound design all come together to communicate emotion and tone.  Say what you want about the Harry Potter movies but they had fantastic sound and this stark visceral scene is no exception.  Here are links to the scene with and without commentary.

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