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Quint and Daniel Radcliffe have a little chat about everything HARRY POTTER!!!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Now this is kind of a Frankenstein interview. I first talked to Daniel Radcliffe in a one on one situation over the phone earlier this year. I wasn’t allowed to post the interview until around the time my set visit hit. We had 10 minutes then and I had an in-person one-on-one interview while attending the junket. It’s another 10 minutes. So, we’ll end up with a decent sized interview when all is said and done. If you find any inconsistencies, please forgive them as a byproduct of melding two different interviews. I think I caught them all (most notably that he hadn’t signed on to the final 2 movies when I conducted the first interview, so there were a few references of “if the 7th movie happens” that I had to remove), but if any squeaked by don’t be too harsh. Here’s the chat! Enjoy!

Quint: I was at that big press day for ORDER OF THE PHOENIX a while back...

Daniel Radcliffe: That was mad, wasn't it? All those days when there's hundreds of journalists are very, very strange because literally you're flittering between interviews and scenes. It can be a bit odd.

Quint: We don't do many of these junkets at AICN... I actually like to watch the filming more than anything else and we got to spend maybe 10 minutes doing that, but that was 10 minutes of getting to watch Gary Oldman work, so that right there was worth it for me.

Daniel Radcliffe: He's just a joy to watch, isn't he?

Quint: He was awesome. I was geeking out pretty hard. I'm a huge LEON and ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD fan.

Daniel Radcliffe: Ah! He's fantastic. Watching him go through rehearsals and things... he's constantly, constantly refining his performances and it just gets better all the time. It's amazing to watch. 'Cause you work with some (people) and they know what they're going to do and they get in there and they do it. But Gary comes in with an idea at what he wants to do, but then (he takes) everything around him... It's what he does. He will adapt to any situation and it's brilliant. It's great to watch.

Quint: Let's talk about David Yates a little bit. One of the things I really like about the Potter movies so far is the fact that different directors come in now for each movies and I think it has really kept the series fresh.

Daniel Radcliffe: You're absolutely right.

Quint: What do you think David's bringing to this movie and the series?

Daniel Radcliffe: David has a real, quiet intensity about him and he's a real nice guy. You won't find a bad word said about him from any member of the crew or any member of the cast on the set. He's a real joy to work with as a director and as a person. He's one of the reasons that caused this film to be my favorite to work on.

Quint: Now that I’ve gotten a chance to see the movie I like the sense of reality to it. And not just reality, it’s still a fantastic story…

Daniel Radcliffe: Yeah.

Quint: But just that opening sequence… it reminds you that this wizarding world is still just right next door to the world that we all recognize.

Daniel Radcliffe: Yes, exactly. There was actually a moment on the third film where Alfonso (Cuaron) thought it would be amazing if we had a plane going by in the background. But, of course, we can’t really orchestrate that, but it almost happened at one point and we thought it would have been amazing to show that they are linked up with one another.

Quint: I think having that reality accentuates the magic, gives it a context.

Daniel Radcliffe: And also it makes it more real because it’s like when you suddenly see something like a Dementor arriving in a situation you recognize, ie not just seeing them about in some very strange, spooky houses, but actually seeing them in underpasses… that’s when it starts to hit home slightly more.

Quint: I think you guys have been giving better and better performances throughout the series, but it really seemed like Yates stressed naturalism on this film.

Daniel Radcliffe: We take a big leap forward in this one, I think. There’s no question the performances got better from all of us. I think David did great things working with me and I think he really pushed me to an extent that I hadn’t been before. That I hadn’t been able to be pushed before because I wasn’t ready, I wasn’t good enough. But now that I am getting better he saw that and really wanted to make my performance really good. I’m really grateful to him for getting me going.

Quint: I just talked to David and he was really the coolest guy…

Daniel Radcliffe: He’s lovely, isn’t he? He’s so nice.

Quint: It’s funny because he’s so soft spoken, but at the same time he’s got just as much geek energy about the series and books.

Daniel Radcliffe: (laughs) Yes, absolutely. And it’s essential. Everybody needs a lot of energy on this film. I have to say, David’s done a remarkable job at looking the same now at the end as he did at the beginning. And he’s managed to somehow, and God, I don’t know how ‘cause boy does he work hard… He works late, long hours, he starts in pre-production months before, he’s been in post-production for months and he’s now in pre-production for Six. He’s working seriously hard and he’s still got as much enthusiasm for doing it as when he started, which is remarkable.

Quint: Do you find that now that you're over the middle point of the entire series... I mean, the last book is on the verge of being released and you only have two more films to go, do you find yourself looking at life after Potter and career after Potter?

Daniel Radcliffe: When we're doing Harry Potter 6 I'll let it start to... I'll be looking for stuff to do afterwards... And after Harry Potter 7 I'd be pretty freed up to do whatever I liked after that, which is a very exciting feeling.

Quint: But you definitely want to keep acting, though?

Daniel Radcliffe: Oh yeah, definitely. I want to write as well, but I do want to act first. That's my main thing, yeah.

Quint: Now, something I'm curious about... because I can't help doing this as a fan of the movies and a fan of the books, but when I read the new books I find I tend to visualize the story in the movie universe. When you read the books do you look at them almost like a rough draft of a screenplay?

Daniel Radcliffe: (laughs) I tend to... when I read the book the first time I read it just as everybody else reads it; as a fan. I have to say I do visualize myself doing it, but I read it just as anyone else. The second time I read it, which is normally much closer to filming, I would have to say that I read it with a sort of what-are-they-going-to-cut attitude. Because, you know, there's so much in all of them now and they're all so massive that you do find yourself reading it going, "Right. What can go?" Generally the answer to that is any story line that is peripheral to the main action. In this film the main action is Harry's mind being corrupted by Voldemort, his relationship with Sirius and everything that goes towards the final battle with Voldemort and Dumbledore. Anything else outside that... It's like the thing with the second book where the Death Day party got cut, which I know out of everything that's been cut from the books, that's probably the thing most people were most aggrieved about. But, while it is a great moment and would have made a fantastic scene in the film, it doesn't actually push the story forward and that's what you need to do all the time. You need to absolutely be constantly furthering the story.

Quint: HALF-BLOOD PRINCE is one of my favorite books in the series…

Daniel Radcliffe: Okay.

Quint: I think the reason why I love it so much… two of my favorite characters in both the books and the movies are Dumbledore and Snape. And I love that they’re both so much on the forefront in the next book. And Yates said he’s definitely giving them the attention the story needs from them in the next book. What are your feelings about that more ensemble aspect?

Daniel Radcliffe: I think that’s great. I think that’s the way it should be. The fifth film and the fifth book are quite unique, in a way, in the series because that’s the one that focuses probably the most on Harry, more than any of the others. The other ones are very much about a group of people. David said, “I want to make a film that’s almost entirely about Harry’s state of mind.” That sort of set the tone for me. I think absolutely, as you say, the sixth is very, very different. It is about trust and distrust. The whole Snape thing is like… what’s that great movie? That great old Clint Eastwood movie? WHERE EAGLES DARE… where nobody can really be trusted. That’s the sort of thing that the sixth is like because you’re constantly doing summersaults with Snape. Is he good? Is he bad? I love what happened! JK Rowling was fantastic in an answer to a question. Somebody said to her, “Go on… tell us. Is Snape good or bad?” And she said, “All the evidence you need is in the sixth book.” And he was like, “What does that mean!?!?” (laughs) Because as soon as someone said, “Well, that obviously means he’s bad,” someone else said, “No, he might have been a double agent.” Oh, Jesus! And we’ll finally find out about this time… Actually, it’s exactly a month, isn’t it? It’s the 21st today, isn’t it? Twenty-second today. Under a month ‘til the next book comes out. Ahhh….

Quint: I’m convinced… absolutely convinced that Snape is the tragic hero of the series.

Daniel Radcliffe: Yeah? Oh, that’s good… yeah.

Quint: Well, I hope. I mean, obviously she can do whatever she wants.

Daniel Radcliffe: (laughs) She can do whatever she wants, yeah. I’ve asked her things and I’ve asked her questions, obviously, but she never gives an answer away. The great thing about these books is that everyone has their own theories and the brilliant thing about Jo is she never confirms or denies any of them. What’s interesting, actually, is that we haven’t had, so far, a huge amount a build up yet, have we? It’s sort of quiet. Considering how much they are, it’s quite quiet. I mean, you just know that in a couple of weeks time it’s just going to explode, isn’t it?

Quint: I know the pre-orders are going crazy, but yeah… it hasn’t really been plastered everywhere. I know that it was really an event when the fifth book came out. There were posters up everywhere and news stories every night about it…

Daniel Radcliffe: Yeah… when did they… They really took off after the fourth, didn’t they? The fourth came out when the first film was being made and it was around that time that they started to get really big and I remember the build up to the fifth book coming out being massive.

Quint: I just can’t wait to see Alan Rickman finally get to sink his teeth into a good chunk of the movie. So far he’s been great, but Snape has been truncated a bit from the books.

Daniel Radcliffe: They’re getting progressively bigger. I suppose his biggest part so far would be the first, third and fifth and he’s got a really good part, I think.

Quint: What are you looking forward to doing the most in the next movie... if they don't cut it?

Daniel Radcliffe: I would say the scenes with Horace Slughorn. I've got no idea who's playing him. I've got one person in particular who I'd love to play him... All the stuff with Ginny and all the stuff towards the end in the caves... all of that...

Quint: Yeah, with all the dead under the water and everything...

Daniel Radcliffe: Yeah, it's really dramatic. I don't know, it just reminds me of all those great myths where people cross the River Styx and the lake of souls... yeah, it's all very, very disturbing imagery, but it's stuff that'll be great to film.

Quint: You are doing a movie before HALF-BLOOD PRINCE, about Rudyard Kipling, right?

Daniel Radcliffe: Yes, it’s about Rudyard Kipling and his son.

Quint: What’s it called?

Daniel Radcliffe: MY BOY JACK. Kipling was a ferociously outspoken supporter of World War One and he wanted his son to go and his son wanted to go. His son had failed a navy medical and then an army medical because his eye-sight was terrible, he was myopic. As his sister in the film says, “He can’t see five yards without his specs.” He goes to war and he gets killed. It’s a tragic story, but it’s beautifully written. The man who is playing Kipling, David Haig, has also written it and he’s been living with this script for about 13 years. It started off as a stage play and now the film. It’s a labor of love for everyone that’s involved in it.

Quint: I only have one more question, but it's something I've asked nearly everybody I've interviewed. What's your favorite dirty joke?

Daniel Radcliffe: My favorite dirty joke? Um...

Quint: I know you must have one. I've seen EXTRAS, so...

Daniel Radcliffe: (laughs) Um... okay. I think I'm okay to tell this... Vanessa of publicity is looking vaguely worried across from me, I must say. A guy goes into his doctor and he says, "Doctor, doctor! I think I'm going deaf." The doctor says, "Well, please... I think you should stop masturbating." The guys says, "Why? Would that help?" He says, "No, but it's affecting the other patients." I'd say that was one of my favorites. I heard it the other day and I thought it was rather good! (laughs)

The flick hits next week and you’ll get my full opinion on that very, very soon. You can pilfer the interviews I’ve done for the flick to get a basic grasp on my opinion if you’re impatient. Hope you guys dug this final interview from the big London shebang. I have to say that Radcliffe came across as possibly the nicest kid in the universe. I walked into this interview and he stood right up, rushed to greet me. “How are you? Do you want a coke or something?” I was like, “Um, no thanks, man…” “How about a diet coke? Water?” “Thanks, man, but I’m fully hydrated.” “Really, we’re not paying for it, so you can have one if you want.” I like the choices he’s making outside of the Potter universe. He’s pretty tied to the character of Harry Potter and will have a steep road to climb to prove himself beyond this series. But he has the drive, obviously, and the desire to further his craft. Add into that a genuinely humble and kind personality and he stands a good chance to have a life after Potter. Thanks for reading. I’m starting to set up some really badass things for Comic-Con in a couple weeks. Should have some amazing stuff for you folks soon. -Quint

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  • July 7, 2007, 4:53 p.m. CST

    It's official, I hyped Deathly Hallows too much

    by Bean_

    Now I can't wait for the 21st... it happens every year a Potter book comes out. I was in 5th grade when the first book came out. I read it and have been hooked for the last 10 years. I'm going to be a sophomore in college this year when I finish the series, and I hate to see it end.

  • July 7, 2007, 5 p.m. CST

    Great interview by the way

    by Bean_

    It's great that he's a fan of the books first... it must be great to read The Cave sequence and be able to say "That's going to be badass to film". By the way, embargoes are lame.

  • July 7, 2007, 5:19 p.m. CST

    Pretty good joke

    by Lour Reed luvs Frank Zappa

    Made me laugh out loud

  • July 7, 2007, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Seen him in interviews....

    by Gabba-UK

    and he does seem to be such a nice guy and a little bit odd too.

  • July 7, 2007, 5:52 p.m. CST

    To Joke or Not To Joke

    by Quint

    I'm getting mixed signals on this one. There are vocal talkbackers who hate the dirty joke question, but most of the time the feedback I get on it is positive. So, do you want it or not? Let me know below. Yay or nay on the dirty joke. I can't promise I'll be swayed either way, but I'd definitely like to know what you guys want. Like I said above, the feedback is mixed, so I'd like to know one way or the other. Let me know.

  • July 7, 2007, 6:07 p.m. CST


    by MaleSheep

    The dirty joke thing is sort of lame.

  • July 7, 2007, 6:15 p.m. CST

    It's good if the joke is good

    by lost.rules

    i have a feeling most will be afraid to tell you a really dirty joke.

  • July 7, 2007, 6:33 p.m. CST

    Keep the dirty joke

    by Maximus Prime

    Nice too see that A list stars can be brought back down to our level with a nice bit of filth.... very good interview by the way...<p> I really hope he is a success after Potter, he was brilliant in Extras and was in a stage play where he was erotically involved with a horse...the lad has tried his hand at bettering his acting and deserves a chance to lose the Potter tag after he finishes number 7..get him into another franchise like Harrison did with Indy...Myers did with Austin Powers....the lad seems genuinely nice and good natured and hopefully he will get a go at Hermione in the last film,,,go on JK give the fans what they want

  • July 7, 2007, 6:33 p.m. CST

    dirty joke

    by posbasso

    The jokes are cool--sometimes it's good to see that side of the people that we associate with characters. Keep up the great interviews, Quint.

  • July 7, 2007, 6:35 p.m. CST

    He sounded embarassed!

    by LittleDudes

    Kinda like "Oh yeah, you're a geek!", heh, cool interview though. Two more weeks! There's a cool dicussion on the final book here: I'm pretty convinced.

  • July 7, 2007, 6:36 p.m. CST

    HP7 Spoilers (possibly)

    by LittleDudes

  • July 7, 2007, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Dirty joke.

    by mefrog

    I like it. I don't always think they're that great, but it's a neat little touch to the interviews.

  • July 7, 2007, 6:56 p.m. CST

    Dirty Joke thing is pretty lame

    by Doctor_Sin

    I mean, it's like the dorky new kid at school who's trying to make friends and seem "cool" but is trying too hard.

  • July 7, 2007, 6:59 p.m. CST

    Daniel Radcliffe has chosen anal sex... Here's Why...

    by My Ass Smells

    You know, these Harry Potter books are pretty gay.

  • July 7, 2007, 7:06 p.m. CST

    I like the dirty joke thing

    by godoffireinhell

    I mean it's not like I like all the jokes told or am interested in dirty jokes from all the people interviewed but there's been some real golden ones in the past so I see no reason to drop it. Also, this was a pretty good interview.

  • July 7, 2007, 7:07 p.m. CST

    Re: Dirty Joke

    by m0reta

    One vote for keeping the dirty joke. I like it and it sometimes adds a better laugh then the interview itself!

  • July 7, 2007, 7:13 p.m. CST

    harry knowles ?=? harry potter

    by theonecalledshoe

    I feel a cartoon being made for this website..via transformation.

  • July 7, 2007, 7:14 p.m. CST

    Look, the dirty joke is quite lame, but I say keep it.

    by brokentusk

    Always good to hear celebrities come down to our level, especially when their publicists will probably be going mad. Also, that last question sets you apart from other journalists, it's your trademark. Wouldn't exactly say I'd miss it though. Great interview.

  • July 7, 2007, 7:21 p.m. CST

    I think the dirty joke makes you look kind of lame

    by Bass Ackwards

    But as a reader I don't really care either way. And what's that bit about being unable to orchestrate a plane in tha background? I'm not one to usually ask for CGI but a plane in the background seems like a pretty simple trick by today's (and these movie's) standards.

  • July 7, 2007, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Dirty joke...

    by EUROPA

    Dirty Joke = lame. Plus..I'm not even sure I get this the guy supposed to be jerking it while talking to the Doc???

  • July 7, 2007, 8:30 p.m. CST

    I saw Quint ask Megatron for his favorite dirty joke...

    by W3bzpinn3r

    Megatron said "Disgusting!" and flicked Quint away. It was great.

  • July 7, 2007, 8:34 p.m. CST

    keep the dirty jokes coming

    by waggy

    liked dan's so much, i may have to steal it. if anything, it's worth it just to make the publicists sweat. i'm just hoping you can score an interview with judi dench when the next bond movie rolls around.

  • July 7, 2007, 9:39 p.m. CST

    keep the dirty joke

    by troutpencil

    They're not lame, they're hilarious. I am still laughing at that gorilla raping a lion one.

  • July 7, 2007, 10:10 p.m. CST

    Keep the dirty joke, it's a GREAT question

    by ScamsAndFlams

    I like Radcliffe and I like his dirty joke. Good shit, Quint.

  • July 7, 2007, 10:18 p.m. CST

    Hear, Hear! Lame but keep it.

    by Mr.NiceGuy

  • July 7, 2007, 11:05 p.m. CST

    The last thirty pages are blank.

    by lost.rules

    An homage to The Sopranos.

  • July 7, 2007, 11:08 p.m. CST

    Good Interview

    by Rickmans Voice

    Enjoyed the interview, Quint. Daniel seems like an interesting young actor, and he was very funny on Extras. OotP is my favorite Potter book so far, and I'm really looking forward to the movie (oh yeah...and book 7).

  • July 7, 2007, 11:27 p.m. CST

    Dirty jokes

    by Latauro

    Definitely keep doing 'em.

  • July 7, 2007, 11:38 p.m. CST

    Good interview, mate, but nay on the joke.

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    I hate to hear bad jokes, or un-funny people telling them. Some work, some dont.

  • July 8, 2007, 12:06 a.m. CST

    re: Dirty Joke, Quint

    by Talkbacker with no name

    I think you can tell a lot about a person from what joke they chose. It's very Freudian, man. I say keep it!

  • July 8, 2007, 12:59 a.m. CST

    re: joke

    by jedimindflayer

    keep it; like talkbacker says, they can really illuminate a personality, and who knows- maybe a cool book out of all of them some time later...

  • July 8, 2007, 1:03 a.m. CST

    river styx

    by oisin5199

    gotta say, that scene reminds me of another scene from a famous fantasy series with dead people under the water. And I don't mean POTC3. And I've already forgotten who Horace Slugwort is. I love the books while I'm reading them, but I'll be damned if I can remember a single detail after I'm done. <p> and that dirty joke thing is ok - reminds me of James Lipton's 'favorite curse word' question on Inside the Actor's Studio. It's always surprising when someone doesn't say fuck.

  • July 8, 2007, 1:13 a.m. CST

    I am in love with Ginny Weasley

    by Turd Furgeson

    There i said it outloud... My therapist said I should vocalize more... I'm exhausted now, going to go take my seroquel and welbutrin coctail, wash it down with some Patron' and take a nap... Great interview quint! Bruce, Matt and Martin would be proud...

  • July 8, 2007, 2:14 a.m. CST

    Keep It

    by DarthDooku

    I say keep the dirty joke, it's sort of like a trademark for your interviews, Quint.

  • July 8, 2007, 4:03 a.m. CST

    Keep the Dirty Joke Quint

    by DirkD13"

    It's unique to your interviews and although not all of the jokes are great I have been able to tell the good ones to my mates, who then think I'm incredibly funny and buy me beer.<p>How do you stop a dog from humping your leg?<p>Pick him up and suck him off!

  • July 8, 2007, 6:37 a.m. CST

    Dirty Joke

    by schnipple

    I like them. It puts them on the spot and its great when somebody actually surprises you with a good dirty joke. Its a nice signature too...

  • July 8, 2007, 9:01 a.m. CST

    Keep the Joke question

    by V'Shael

    Actors always have a "face" for interviews. They praise the director, the script, the fans. They say the cast are like a "family" and all that stuff. <p> But this question cuts through the crap, and for a second you see them as real human beings. Bawdy. Who'll laugh at a dirty joke with their friends. <p> And yeah, the joke they choose tells a lot about the person.

  • July 8, 2007, 9:38 a.m. CST

    Keep the joke

    by BeeDub

    I love how it catches them off-guard.

  • July 8, 2007, 9:48 a.m. CST

    hp 7

    by El Borak

    hp 7 will start to melt all the kids faces like in "season of the witch". then the devil will crack out of j.k.r. and reign for a 1000 years.

  • July 8, 2007, 10:16 a.m. CST

    I vote yes on the dirty joke.

    by raw_bean

    It goes amiss as often as it goes well, but the occasional gems from the people you'd least expect make it more than worthwhile asking.<p>Good interview, seems like a nice kid. And a good dirty joke too, although I just heard it myself the otehr day.

  • July 8, 2007, 10:44 a.m. CST

    dirty joke...mmm...

    by speed

    Why not just make it a joke, any joke. My favourite joke- old but good... It's Christmas and Darth Vader walks into a bar where Luke Skywalker is having a drink. Walks over to him and in says, "Luke, I know what you are getting for Christmas." Luke is shocked and can't believe it. In amazement he replies, "How do you know?" Vader says, "I have felt your presence"... HAHA! geddit? presence/presents...homophone action. better spoken than written.

  • July 8, 2007, 11 a.m. CST

    dirty joke = keep

    by LegoKenobi

    i like 'em. for all the reasons people have said above.

  • July 8, 2007, 11:01 a.m. CST

    I gotta say...

    by vezner2007

    I'm a big fan of the Harry Potter movies and books. I can't wait for movie 5 and book 7. This is a great Harry Potter month. :)

  • July 8, 2007, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Dirty joke = don't care.

    by vezner2007

    Really, I don't.

  • July 8, 2007, 11:29 a.m. CST

    1 vote for keeping the dirty joke question

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    I've been coming here since before you started posting Quint...I've always thought that it gave your interviews a nifty defining characteristic. And it is fun to see the subjects squirm (or not)...more fun than the actual joke usually...but occasionally a funny one slips through as well. If you DO keep doing it, just be consistent and ask EVERYONE, O.K.?

  • July 8, 2007, 11:30 a.m. CST

    Someone should post a few of the best from the past

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    (dirty jokes from Quint interviews that is) Just not me I am way too lazy.

  • July 8, 2007, 11:32 a.m. CST

    Keep Dirty Joke, Get Rid of Name Dropping

    by ZupDog

    "I called up my good friend Robert Rodriguez and he loves Harry Potter"... I think this is the first article by Quint where we didn't see some name dropping. Hopefully Harry will take notice.

  • July 8, 2007, 12:14 p.m. CST

    Kipling, one of the great writers of the ages

    by pipergates

    Hope they do his literary creations honour. Snappy interview, well done old chap. Must be fun for Radcliffe to basically have this whole megabuck series written for him himself.

  • July 8, 2007, 12:19 p.m. CST

    sensitive people warning: contains dirty joke

    by pipergates

    what would frank zappa have said?

  • July 8, 2007, 1:01 p.m. CST

    I like the dirty jokes.

    by stones_throw

    Some stars have a good one, like Mr Radcliffe here, otherwise it's amusing to see how nervous they are or how lame a joke they tell, like Emo-Superboy and his "fungi/fun guy" joke.

  • July 8, 2007, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Somebody call James Lipton, his question's been stolen

    by ArtemisCF

    Come up with your own quirky question dude

  • July 8, 2007, 3:54 p.m. CST

    dirty joke for president

    by Evil Hobbit

    keep it! great read as well but one thing I thought was a bit weird was this:<br> <br> There was actually a moment on the third film where Alfonso (Cuaron) thought it would be amazing if we had a plane going by in the background. But, of course, we can’t really orchestrate that...<br> <br> I mean, in a multi-multi-multi-million dollar film like Potter, heavy loathed with the biggest and most expensive special effects they couldn't orchestrate a plane coming by? Well a real would be maybe a bit to much trouble with the timing but I'm pretty sure the FX-guru's can manage to put a realistic looking plane up in the background ey :)

  • July 8, 2007, 5:10 p.m. CST

    why has the marketing campaign

    by emeraldboy

    been so low key? Its almost as if They have very little faith in the project or are they trying to keep ad costs down?

  • July 8, 2007, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Dirty Joke rocks

    by Bob of the Shire

    It's brilliant. It makes the interviewees seem like real people and not the PR drones we see plastered all over magazines and E!.

  • July 8, 2007, 5:17 p.m. CST

    HARRY KNOWLES = Slughorn!!!!

    by ludmir88

    He is fat enough, he is geek enough, he .... wait he is not english. Sorry. Mehhhhh.

  • July 8, 2007, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Quint should keep the dirty jokes, here's why...

    by nomihs

    Some of them are actually kinda funny. I agree that if the star is sickly and perverted enough, like the rest of us, to give us something of a dirty joke, I say KEEP 'EM COMIN. Yeah, the question seems borrowed from Mr. Lipton, but I ask you this Quint...Who asked it first, you or James? When did you start asking in your interviews?

  • July 8, 2007, 9:39 p.m. CST

    dirty joke origin

    by Quint

    First time I asked it was Elijah Wood... summer of 1998. Lipton asks for favorite curse words, "if heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates," etc. To my knowledge I didn't take the question from anywhere. I was young, 17 I think... Elijah was my same age. I heard a good joke and thought it'd be funny to trade them in the interview. That's how it started.<BR><BR>Thanks for the voting. I'm sure we'll be seeing many more dirty jokes in the years to come.

  • July 8, 2007, 10:04 p.m. CST

    keep the jokes

    by McClane_Corleone

    KEEP THEM! If it's about a project I don't care about I just scroll down to find the joke and when it's not there I get upset. KEEP THEM!

  • July 8, 2007, 10:09 p.m. CST

    Kill The Jokes

    by Saluki

    It is just so damned awkward. Everything is going great and then... Yuck.

  • July 8, 2007, 10:46 p.m. CST


    by lost.rules

    Where's your review?!!!! You said very soon, and it's been over a day!

  • July 8, 2007, 10:57 p.m. CST

    Please, stop asking for the dirty joke.

    by Bronx Cheer

    It turns an interview into a visit to the gutter.

  • July 8, 2007, 11:26 p.m. CST

    Quint, just ask them their favorite joke...

    by Spykid the 13th

    I love the idea of collecting jokes from different celebrities, but I think it would be more fun to just ask them a favorite joke, and tell them they have the freedom to say anything - those who want to tell a dirty joke can tell one. Those who want to tell a favorite clean joke can tell one. It will be a much better indicator of the personality of the celebrity what KIND of joke they tell as much as the content of the actual joke.

  • July 9, 2007, 1:10 a.m. CST


    by DOGSOUP

    Dirty Joke question is a kickass signature.

  • July 9, 2007, 4:19 a.m. CST

    Dirty joke makes the interview human...

    by Evil Hobbit

    ..think about it.

  • July 9, 2007, 1:14 p.m. CST

    Keep the Dirty Joke

    by Deathpool

    It can be lame at times, but its kind of a signature for you now Quint. I'd miss it if you stopped.

  • July 9, 2007, 2:17 p.m. CST


    by Pound Sand

  • July 10, 2007, 7:42 a.m. CST

    Keep joke...

    by Boba Fat

    print book and retire.

  • July 10, 2007, 1:29 p.m. CST



    Where are the OOTP reviews? The BBC website has some already so surely AICN can?<P> Theirs are full of tripe like "Order of the Phoenix is Orwellian. The palette is grainy and dank, the faces dour, the hero's alienation beginning to fester." Can AICN provide us with a decent one yet?<P>Keep the dirty joke.

  • July 12, 2007, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Geek this geek that

    by RedJester

    I love how Quint feels like he has to keep reminding Radcliff that he is in fact, a geek. I mean every other effing word is geek this geek that, we get it Quint, you're a geek. So am I for that matter, but I don't feel the need to shove it down peoples throats. If anything saying that your a geek makes you less of a geek. It's like someone who's considered cool saying how damn cool they are every 15 seconds, it kinda drains all the cool right on out of em.

  • July 17, 2007, 4:48 a.m. CST


    by yodalovesyou

    Narcissistic Ponce!

  • July 17, 2007, 8:23 a.m. CST

    Guess you made an impression on Dan, Quint...

    by rayrick

    New article on about cast member's theories for book 7: Radcliffe: "One of my theories is stolen from someone else. He thought Snape is going to turn out to be the tragic hero, and I thought that was a really good idea. I think J.K. Rowling would have possibly gone down that route — but possibly he is pure evil, and we'll all just find out."

  • July 18, 2007, 2:55 p.m. CST


    by potterdouchebag

    HARRY DOESN'T DIE!! * Burbage dies on pg. 12 * Hedwig dies on pg. 56 * Mad-Eye dies on pg. 78 * Scrimgeour dies on pg. 159 * Wormtail dies on pg. 471 * Dobby dies on pg. 476 * Snape dies on pg. 658 * Fred Weasley dies on pg. 637 * Harry gets fucked up by Voldemort on pg. 704 o Comes back to life on pg. 724 * Tonks, Lupin, and Colin Creevy have their deaths confirmed on pg. 743 * Voldemort kills himself on pg. 743 19 years after the events in the book: * Ron has married Hermione, their two children are named Rose and Hugo * Harry has married Ginny, their three children are named Lily, James, and Albus Severus. * Draco Malfoy has a son named Scorpius The epilogue shows all of the children boarding the train for Hogwarts together. The final lines of the book are: * "The scar had not pained Harry for nineteen years. All was well." * Also: Draco Malfoy is balding by the end of the book. Thats "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" for ya