Harry Potter and the wizard's stone director have been afraid of getting fired on daily basis
Filmmaker Chris Columbus has long been a dominant creative force in Hollywood, responsible for a variety of popular films including Gremlins, Home Alone, and Mrs. Doubtfire. But for kids of the '90s, Columbus' greatest job was directing Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stoneand its sequel Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. In an interview with Collider, Columbus revealed that working on Sorcerer & # 39; s Stone was a very stressful time for him, with a recurring fear of getting fired.
"The reality is that the pressures of the world were on us, and especially on me, because I knew it was all over if I screwed it up … The first movie was frightened for me. The first two weeks thought me, it would be me. I get fired every day. Everything looked fine. I just thought if I do something wrong, if I fuck, I'm fired. And that was intense. I didn't leave anything of that show on the set. There was no frustration, I'm not a yeller, I get on with everyone and I want everyone to feel like part of the family so I just had to hide that side of my feelings. "
It's weird to think of a project that it was so stressful for Chris Columbus In the end, it was the most entertaining and bizarre entry in the Harry Potter film franchise. By the time Sorcerer & # 39; s Stone finished and had its first screening in Chicago, the audience was delighted with the film Columbus made. The filmmaker recalls that children of the two hours and fifty minutes of the rough cut are intrepid and want the film to be even longer. Thanks to the success of Sorcerer & # 39; s Stone, Columbus Chamber of Secrets was able to approach the Chamber of Secrets with renewed confidence.
"I started to feel a little relieved, and when the first film opened well I had a lot more fun with Chamber of Secrets. It was like day and night because then I could really let go a little and bring in a little. That was it a very specific choice, the style of the first Potter movie, but part of that was wrapped up in us because, like I said, we had three cameras on the kids at the same time. They were brand new, they'd never been on sets, so they said a line and looked at the camera and smiled and they were just so excited the first week that they were there Harry PotterIt meant the world to them, so they just smiled like they were in a trance. So we had to overcome that too. "
Despite the success of the first two films, Columbus was replaced as director for the rest of the Harry Potter franchise. Three other directors came in to give the series its own spin as it had overcome its original innocence and became much darker. Although Columbus would have loved to work on the last two films, he appreciates what director David Yates could do with the material instead.
"I always wanted to go back and do the last two films, but Yates decided he would stick with the show and it was a great thing because I especially love the very last one. I think that's just a brilliant film, the one second part of Deathly Hallows. "
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