The final Harry Potter films - Behind The Scenes with director David Yates (Doctor Who Movie)

  • Publicado el 11 jul 2009
  • Harry Potter & Doctor Who director David Yates talks to Paul Byrne for
    He takes us behind the scenes of the Final Harry Potter movies The Half-Blood prince and the Deathly Hallows.
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Comentarios • 235

  • Sam Fsure
    Sam Fsure Hace 4 meses

    Fuck this guy

  • Loris Vinera
    Loris Vinera Hace 4 meses

    Fuck you yates

  • Tavell Clinton
    Tavell Clinton Hace 6 meses

    After ruining Harry Potter Yates had a gall to direct spinoffs. What a nerve!

    • Zorack
      Zorack Hace 5 meses +1

      He didn't ruin harry potter you dumb capeshit pleb, he made some fantastic films.

  • Puspa Allamanda
    Puspa Allamanda Hace un año +2

    Yates directed HP movies is the worst nightmare for HP fans

  • Rigel9875
    Rigel9875 Hace un año +6

    Unpopular opinion: I think Yates was the best director.

    • Zorack
      Zorack Hace 5 meses

      @Nguyễn Hải You don't know anything about movies you fucking pleb, Yates is a great director like Cuaron

    • Pranav Pasumarthy
      Pranav Pasumarthy Hace 10 meses

      @Smorr3 I'm sorry if I offended you or the other guy mate. I just told something that came to my mind. What The Last Jedi is to Star Wars fans the last three movies of the Harry Potter saga are to me. I was just very angry on this director guy. I do respect others opinions. Anyways good luck bro.

    • Smorr3
      Smorr3 Hace 10 meses

      @Pranav Pasumarthy just cause he has another opinion, doesn't make him a harry potter fan??? are you serious or really dumb?

    • Anorak The All Knowing
      Anorak The All Knowing Hace 11 meses

      pranav 007 explain how this doesn't make him a Potter fan?

    • Nguyễn Hải
      Nguyễn Hải Hace 11 meses

      And don't know much about movies either.

  • Harry Williams Productions

    I don’t understand the hate for this talented director? Personally I think he did a great job. I love all the books but I can see why some sub plots were cut out.

  • Siabdelkader Fouad
    Siabdelkader Fouad Hace un año +5

    David Yates' s Harry Potter movies is bullshit to compare first two of Chris Columbus is much better and masterpierce

  • Chris B
    Chris B Hace 2 años +4

    What an awful director He Really is as others said!!! Colombis and Newell are the best!!!!!!

  • vijay chomal
    vijay chomal Hace 2 años +1

    Please make new harry potter movies please please

  • BatSTUD
    BatSTUD Hace 2 años +6

    Worst of the HP directors.

    • Zorack
      Zorack Hace 5 meses +1

      If you have basic bitch taste, he's fucking great

  • gnc623
    gnc623 Hace 3 años +13

    I'm sorry, but David Yates was the worst director of the Harry Potter films and after seeing Tarzan this summer, I believe he is just a poor director in general. His movies feel choppy. There's no satisfying flow to them. I totally understand the movies can't be exactly like the books and that there is stuff that has to be cut. But the Order of the Phoenix being the longest book and the SHORTEST movie - that's a problem. Yates, in all the HP movies he directed, cut out so many IMPORTANT things. Like in the 5th movie, getting rid of the fact that Dolores Umbridge is the one who sent the dementors after Harry (and Imelda Staunton was such a perfect actress to play Umbridge, we could have seen a lot more of her). In the sixth movie, they cut out the battle scene at the end - what the hell! I know he probably used the excuse that there's gonna be a battle in the last movie, but we could have had two! What a cheap excuse to be lazy. Yates seems to be a huge fan of flashbacks, and his constant use of them interrupts the flow of the story even further. Also, I found the death of Cedric Diggory to be more emotional than the deaths of Sirius, Dumbledore, or even Snape. That's a huge problem that shows ineffectiveness in directing when the death of a minor character leaves more of an impact than the deaths of 3 MAIN characters. Chris Columbus, while I don't know if he was the BEST director of the HP movies, was definitely the best to get them started. Faithful to the books and introduced us into a child-like world we all loved, which developed in later movies. I actually liked all the directors except for Yates. You could tell the "tone" of 1&2 vs. 3 vs. 4 vs. 5-8 were different based on the directors, but I liked the different ways the different directors took 3 and 4. It was the start of the 5th movie where the overall quality of the story, lines, and acting really took a bad turn.

    • Zorack
      Zorack Hace 5 meses +1

      I'm sorry but you have shit taste and movies are never like their novel adaptations, Jurassic park is nothing like it's book even less is the lost world. the potter movies are great yates and cuaron are awesome

    • Deanos22
      Deanos22 Hace 6 meses


    • Burnt Crumpet
      Burnt Crumpet Hace 3 años +2

      gnc623 I have to agree all of his Potter films felt pretty unsatisfactory. 5-7 just feel very underwhelming in most aspects compared to the prevous films and the books they're based on. Everything looks really dark, there's no colour. The magic is bland, there's no spectacle. And he cuts so much out of the films. Deathly Hallows pt.2 felt really short even though it was the last and he'd had pt.1 to set everything up. They should have got rid of him after hpb, deathly hallows deserved better imo.

  • MusicLover_KB
    MusicLover_KB Hace 3 años +23

    I hate this director just as much as anybody else does. What I wanted was for Chris Columbus to come back for Half-Blood Prince, and then Alfonso would do Deathly Hallows

    • Zorack
      Zorack Hace 5 meses

      You have bad taste, Yates and Cuaron and Columbus are all great but all did the ones made for their style. Glad you will never have input in anything that matters, potter is the only consistently great series with that many films

    • sanket thakur
      sanket thakur Hace 7 meses

      Can you tell me harry potter more movie come in future

    • James Wynne
      James Wynne Hace un año +1

      YES!!! They were the best! The movies became so colourless and drab after Alfonso. Yates made the movies look terrible

    • Dominik Bulka
      Dominik Bulka Hace un año +2

      You’re reading my mind ... this is what happens when you hire a lame director, the series lost all of its magic and ended for me after yates took over.
      KUDOS to Chris, Alfonso and Mike ...

    • Александр Шарм
      Александр Шарм Hace un año +2

      Kobe Busia AHAHA

  • HeavyDonkeyKong
    HeavyDonkeyKong Hace 3 años +2

    So much hate in the comments.*HOW DARE THIS NOT BE EXACTLY LIKE THE BOOKS!! IMMA BOYCOTT THIS SHIT!!*Book elitists, sheesh.

  • UrbanGirl Paris
    UrbanGirl Paris Hace 3 años +3

    what a disappointment....

  • Andrea Patane
    Andrea Patane Hace 3 años +5

    David Yates isn't as good as Chris Columbus. He's quite similar to him when it comes to being a professional director.

  • Fishels
    Fishels Hace 4 años +7

    Why did Yates feel the need to completely and utterly ruin the last book?
    I felt like I was watching a comedy when Vold carried Harry back to the castle.

  • Dunning Evans
    Dunning Evans Hace 4 años +7

    Columbus' Chamber of Secrets and Newell's Goblet of Fire were the undoubtedly the best ones.
    The third was unnecessarily dark and Yates' movies are just Twilight shit.

  • Master of Reality
    Master of Reality Hace 5 años +13

    I wish Yates didn't direct the HP films. He did God Awful... Yes there were scenes that worked very well, but there were also scenes that could make you cringe. The issue is that every single film, especially the 6th, had no emphasis. He completely neglects very critical plot points and barely even mentions the rest. Even though this subtlety may just be "his" approach, to 'darken' the movie or something, it seems everyone in the audience is confused by the end the movie. It almost seems as though he works diligently on some scenes and quickly approves the other scenes he "couldn't figure out". Its SO OBVIOUS that he didn't know what he was doing and its hard to accept the fact that, given another director, these movies could have been much different. Yates sucks

    • Zorack
      Zorack Hace 5 meses

      You and ​ Fishels have terrible taste, Yate's direction is fantastic

    • Fishels
      Fishels Hace 4 años +5

      Agree. He constantly downplays things that should be emotional. He is also a hack. The screenwriter for HBP had Dumbeldores funeral and the voldemort flashbacks but this hack removed them to make it more "mysterious" and to focus on Harry's last days at school. Not even making that up I promise you.

  • Stefan
    Stefan Hace 5 años +13

    I hate you Yates.

    • Zorack
      Zorack Hace 5 meses

      You have shit taste I love Columbus but Yates is so much better it isn't even a fair fight. You're the reason the internet and movies can't be discussed, zoomer retards and book pleb purists are cancer to artistic adaptations.

    • W V
      W V Hace 2 años

      Well there's a chance to fill most tings back in with Fantastic Beats since JK is writing the screenplay!. Adapting movies is every hard, especially when you're given a script that uyoucant change

    • Nathaniel Pellikka Erlandsson
      Nathaniel Pellikka Erlandsson Hace 5 años +2

      @dragoniguana Thank you!

    • dragoniguana
      dragoniguana Hace 5 años +3

      >chris colombus was the best director
      The first two Harry Potter films were good. Not great. Just good. They were visually dull and overladen with this stupid sense of "whimsy". It was wholly unbelievable, it overused and abused so many old cinematic techniques and, though this is more down to Rowling and the screenwriters than Colombus, their stories were wholly unfocused compared to that later films.
      Cuaron was where things got better. Yates was where things got great. The final four films in the series are beyond amazing in every way. Yates has this incredible knack, largely through judicious use (but not overuse) of handheld, selective use of music and a fantastic colour scheme, for making Harry Potter seem "down to earth" in a way that no other director, not even Cuaron, managed to hit just right. Yates is a directorial genius. He somehow manages to take people flinging magic spells at each other and makes it BELIEVABLE. That takes cinematic skill the likes of which is very rarely seen. There's a reason he was called back to direct time and time again.
      Also, I have to stress: You are putting WAY too much credit in the director's hands when it comes to story. The director has the final say and, as you said, decides what scenes go in, but a director can't magically make whole multi-film plot elements and character beats go in that the screenwriters (and, by extension and more importantly, the producers and other executives, as screenwriters are largely extensions of the executives' whims) don't want in. It'd be different with a smaller, more director-centered series, but In a large studio-controlled cash cow series like Harry Potter, most of the director's control comes down to things like cinematography and editing, which Yates is beyond incredible with.
      I'd also argue up and down that the films had near-perfect plots despite elements from the books that were left out, but that's not what's being argued. It seems to me that you're a fan of the books and not really big into film. Trust me, as somebody who loves both the Harry Potter books and cinema as a whole: There's more to the quality of book adaptations than things that were left out. Watch more movies, watch some Every Frame a Painting, read up on visuals and other key elements of films, and rewatch the Harry Potter films all the way through, approaching them as films, not as adaptations of books you like. I guarantee you'll see David Yates as the genius he is.

    • Stefan
      Stefan Hace 5 años +1

      You say that he did not decide everything, he was the director, of course he decided which scenes went in.
      The movies under Yates were bad, even as stand alone films.
      Nope, I haven't watched any Harry Potter film for like three years. Although I would like to watch one and two again. THEY were not bad.
      And some characters are completely OOC...

  • Marilia Lirio
    Marilia Lirio Hace 6 años +1

    omg, you're absolutely right. it's very soothing indeed.

  • Jessica D
    Jessica D Hace 6 años +3

    Who's yawning in the background at 5:58?

  • Jessica D
    Jessica D Hace 6 años +5

    Yates didn't direct after Columbus. This is the order of directors:
    1. Chris Columbus (1, 2)
    2. Alfonso Cuaron (3 --- this was my least favourite movie)
    3. Mike Newell (4)
    4. David Yates (5, 6, 7.1, 7.2)

  • Josh Simpson
    Josh Simpson Hace 6 años +4

    i wish i could mute the interviewer... he's freakin loud

  • Navii Leah
    Navii Leah Hace 6 años +1

    Where's Alan Rickman's interview??

  • Georgia Bamford
    Georgia Bamford Hace 6 años +1

    He does doesn't he, It's kind of like Alan Rickmans but quieter

  • Carina
    Carina Hace 7 años +4

    He's so calm
    His voice is so calming and soft - it's so soothing

  • WhatWentWrong22441
    WhatWentWrong22441 Hace 7 años

    @TheAdmirableAdmiral OK then you go make one of the most eagerly awaited and famous movie franchises of all time.

  • MrBurgundy76
    MrBurgundy76 Hace 7 años +5

    david yates is a fucking asshole. i liked dh 1 and 2 at least. but cuaron wouldve been FAR better than this hack. cuaron said he wouldve put the marauders storyline (the big problem ppl have with his movie) in a future movie so you have that, but also anyone whos seen children of men knows how well he handles action. imagine one of his famous track shots going through hogwarts during the final battle. FUCK. he wanted to come back too.

  • littlemissmello
    littlemissmello Hace 7 años +1

    he's not a doctor who director..

  • Megan H
    Megan H Hace 8 años

    Without him we wouldn't be watching Harry potter.

  • spemka
    spemka Hace 8 años

    @AndThePincers wow mom told me the same thing before some seconds :O yeah, well i think it is both their fault. i mean, it is not only h/hr. it is some changed book scenes that should've the same. anyways.

  • earwaxbean
    earwaxbean Hace 8 años

    @spemka It's not David Yate's fault there was a lot of screentime for those two. Steve Kloves wrote the script and David was only directing what he had written.

  • helmsdeep
    helmsdeep Hace 8 años +2

    ok,I think he is a great director.He made great Harry Potter movies,but I think he ruined last Harry Potter movie.It is final movie and he made it bad.Where is Fred'death scene?Where are Snape's most important memories(when he cast Sectusempra on George)?Why was battle so short?Why was end so short?And finally,where is Ravenclaw common room and why was McGonagall vs Snape duel so underwhelming?Really,David??

  • gnc623
    gnc623 Hace 8 años

    @DrFlaxWebFLOO Funny. I have the same opinion only it's if you like David Yates' films. Yates was not true to the book and skipped out on way too much!

  • spemka
    spemka Hace 8 años

    @hpathbp25 have you seen deathly hallows and read the books and haven't noticed the harry hermione scenes not in the book and mostly with the snake in DH2?( ull catch me if u saw it)

  • j.e.e.lindberg
    j.e.e.lindberg Hace 8 años

    the new dumbledore is evil

  • hpathbp25
    hpathbp25 Hace 8 años

    @spemka At what point was there ever a Harry/Hermione love story?

  • Thelucidbohemian
    Thelucidbohemian Hace 8 años +2

    Best directer to direct any of the harry potter films.

  • guudgidga
    guudgidga Hace 8 años +1

    I have to say that Yates did a poor job with the fifth one, but after that, he did a really good job. Much better than the goblet of fire from newell which was garbage in my opinion. Alfonso Cuaron is still the best though...

  • balrog13571
    balrog13571 Hace 8 años

    That's a little harsh. I personally liked all the Harry Potter films, but they go by what they were sold as. The first 2-3 books were more fitted for children. It was when those kids started growing that the series became more mature and developed. It's not that the old films were bad, it's just that the newer films had better material to work with and the actors were more experienced. That's like saying a film from the silent-era is bad because newer films have sound and color.

  • komcomkat
    komcomkat Hace 8 años

    6:05 that little circle of hair on the right side of his head BOTHERS me.

  • Thesefreaks
    Thesefreaks Hace 8 años +1

    Chris Columbus was a great director. If he wasn't, fans wouldn't have stuck around past the first movie. David Yates incorparates more elements into the films and enhances the experience. His style is great for the last few movies and i greatly admire him as a director, but Chris did a great job of making the movies when the stories were lighter and the kids were younger. He introduced us to the world of Harry Potter, and the fact that we're still fans says they're both amazing directors.

  • goldAUsilverAG
    goldAUsilverAG Hace 8 años

    @cinemaker006 They definitely did not let us down on this one.

  • Alex Hajna
    Alex Hajna Hace 8 años

    @goldAUsilverAG Yeah, I saw an advance screening last night here in the US. It left me speechless...literally. People would ask me what I thought and I just couldn't find words to describe it. It is absolutely phenomenal.

  • goldAUsilverAG
    goldAUsilverAG Hace 8 años

    @AlexHeyNa My friend went to Germany because of family and he saw it last night. Lucky Europeans. He loved every minute of it and said there was a lot of eye candy. I can't wait to see it myself. It may be the best of the 8 films is what he said and I don't blame him.

  • charbunz
    charbunz Hace 8 años +1

    is hagrids son interviewing yates?

  • PeachySweety
    PeachySweety Hace 8 años

    harry potter! I will miss you!

  • SpongeBoobNipplePants
    SpongeBoobNipplePants Hace 8 años

    I like that "Danielle Radcliffe" is tagged right after "sex traffic" and "State of Play" and "The Giver". Your tags confuse me,

  • J A
    J A Hace 8 años +1

    Order was better than Prince.

  • Ahmed Ali
    Ahmed Ali Hace 8 años

    me to! but il watch it in two days

  • Alex Heyna
    Alex Heyna Hace 8 años

    Weird... I'm watching this exactly 2 years after it was posted, just 4 days before the worldwide release of the final film.

  • Tom Riddle
    Tom Riddle Hace 8 años +2

    david yates looks like a squirrel

  • Daniel Yao
    Daniel Yao Hace 8 años

    at 5:14 does he mean scale of the movie?

  • Ali Hasan
    Ali Hasan Hace 8 años +1

    colombus and yates are the best directors!!!!

  • Funnyv1ds
    Funnyv1ds Hace 8 años

    @MyDanDoo in my opinion hp 4 is the best movie, it was directed by newell, but i agree with that hp 1-2 wasnt that good

  • thebuckrogers22
    thebuckrogers22 Hace 8 años +2

    i dont like david yates. he leaves out tooooooooooooooo many important details in the potter movies. like i was confused as to why harry had a broken piece of glass and didnt know who he was talking to. and lots of other things. i wanted to see the fight at the beginning on their brooms. order of the phoenix sucked big time. i like chris columbus better. oh and tonks didnt know she was preg til i read online.

  • Tom Riddle
    Tom Riddle Hace 8 años

    i reckon he did harry potter and order of the pheonix but i think he didnt explain what a horcrux was and did not give enough attention to horcruxes in harry potter and the half blood prince. i think his style of exciting fast paced action wasnt suited to harry potter and the half blood prince since its more of a slow paced book

  • Brandon Holbrook
    Brandon Holbrook Hace 8 años +1

    I love Yates' films in HP!! He adds more darkness to the story, compared to Columbus' films, Yates will probably be the best! Especially HBP was great so far, there was something different from the other films that made me like HBP and DH1 the best!!! He just makes HP more incredible!! :D

  • Drew White
    Drew White Hace 8 años

    @MyDanDoo I will say Yates did a great job on HP7. That is far and away the best Potter film, even with the worst material book-wise. But 5 & 6 were the worst, he flubbed those. I don't mind any of the cuts; you have to cut. But WIZARDS CAN'T FLY. Otherwise, why would you need brooms?

  • TommyCycles
    TommyCycles Hace 8 años

    Honestly, this guy is so aggravating. His warping and adding of scenes sucks the life and development out of all the movies he's made so far. I wish I could've talked to him while he was directing HBP and DHpt1 and said, "Listen, do you realize what you have on your hands? This isn't just a story that you can change around just because you can. This is one of the greatest stories of all time, do it justice! This isn't about YOUR vision." DHpt2 better blow me away, I'm not expecting much though.