Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 is a fantasy film produced by Warner Bros. Pictures and Heyday Films. The film is the seventh installment to the Harry Potter film series which originated in 2001 and was released on 11th November 2010. The film is directed by David Yates as it features a cast consisting of Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Alan Rickman, Helena Bonham Carter, Maggie Smith, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, and Ralph Fiennes.
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Deathly Hallows Part 1 begins as we get to see Voldemort constantly gaining power. The Death Eaters are now openly attacking and killing Muggles as well as infiltrating the Ministry of Magic.
Meanwhile, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger continue their search for the missing Horcruxes, which they aim to destroy. During their journey, Harry experiences numerous visions involving Voldemort torturing a wand-maker named Ollivander.
The trio receives numerous items from Scrimgeour as part of Dumbledore’s will. Harry is informed that he was supposed to be given Godric Gryffindor’s sword before it had gone missing. The trio continue their search and manage to take the Horcrux locket from Dolores Umbridge.
Unable to destroy it, Hermione figures out that the only way to destroy the horcrux is through Gryffindor’s sword. The sword is retrieved from a frozen pond by Harry with the help of Ron after which, they destroy the locket. The trio then visit Xenophilius Lovegood who reveals the symbols in Hermione’s book to be the Deathly Hallows: the magical objects that can make a wizard the master of Death.
After going back to the wilderness, all three of them are kidnapped and imprisoned by Death Eaters but manage to escape with the help of Dobby. A battle takes place between Harry and Malfoy, resulting in Harry disarming the latter. Dobby is severely injured by Bellatrix’s knife, which leads to his inevitable death. The film ends as we get to see Voldemort breaking into Dumbledore’s tomb thereby stealing the Elder Wand from his possession.
Deathly Hallows Part 1 is the penultimate film of the whole series.
Naturally, this is the part where all the previous stories and events converge together to complete the full puzzle that is the storyline.
The Making of the Movie
In order to portray it as brilliantly as it did on the big screens, Double Negative, under the visual effects supervisor David Vickery, created around 166 shots for the film. These effects and shots were used in different sequences of the film including WB logo, the Burrow, and the Lovegood’s house.
In addition to that, Framestore was once again given the responsibility to create most of the creatures that appeared in the film along with the animation of the book which Hermione received from Dumbledore, called Tales of Beedle the Bard.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1: the Music
Moving on to the theme song, Alexandre Desplat was hired by the filmmakers to compose the score for the film. Desplat, an Academy Award winner, displayed his interest in composing the score, whilst also acknowledging John William’s Hedwig’s Theme at the same time. The score was officially released on 6th September 2010.
Deathly Hallows – Part 1: the Review
Overall, Deathly Hallows – Part 1 became a very successful film at the time of its release. By then, the term Harry Potter had become a standard of quality which had been admired by fans from throughout the world. The film managed to gross over $960 million, whilst also receiving a couple of nominations at the Academy Awards, including Best Visual Effects. The film is of the kind which makes takes every Potter-head at the edge of their seats!