Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. RowlingWhen Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince opens, the war against Voldemort has begun. The Wizarding world has split down the middle, and as the casualties mount, the effects even spill over onto the Muggles. Dumbledore is away from Hogwarts for long periods, and the Order of the Phoenix has suffered grievous losses. And yet, as in all wars, life goes on.
Harry, Ron, and Hermione, having passed their O.W.L. level exams, start on their specialist N.E.W.T. courses. Sixth-year students learn to Apparate, losing a few eyebrows in the process. Teenagers flirt and fight and fall in love. Harry becomes captain of the Gryffindor Quidditch team, while Draco Malfoy pursues his own dark ends. And classes are as fascinating and confounding as ever, as Harry receives some extraordinary help in Potions from the mysterious Half-Blood Prince.
Most importantly, Dumbledore and Harry work together to uncover the full and complex story of a boy once named Tom Riddle—the boy who became Lord Voldemort. Like Harry, he was the son of one Muggle-born and one Wizarding parent, raised unloved, and a speaker of Parseltongue. But the similarities end there, as the teenaged Riddle became deeply interested in the Dark objects known as Horcruxes: objects in which a wizard can hide part of his soul, if he dares splinter that soul through murder.
Harry must use all the tools at his disposal to draw a final secret out of one of Riddle’s teachers, the sly Potions professor Horace Slughorn. Finally Harry and Dumbledore hold the key to the Dark Lord’s weaknesses... until a shocking reversal exposes Dumbledore’s own vulnerabilities, and casts Harry’s—and Hogwarts’s—future in shadow.
Cast members at premiere of "Harry Potter and Half-Blood Prince"in N.Y.
Rowling 's novel of the same name. Filming began on 24 September , leading to the film's worldwide cinematic release on 15 July , one day short of the fourth anniversary of the corresponding novel's release. The film was a major commercial success, breaking the record for the biggest single-day worldwide gross. It is the fifth-highest-grossing film in the franchise. The film received positive reviews, with praise for Yates's direction and the performances, Delbonnel's cinematography, musical score, and "emotionally satisfying" story. Lord Voldemort is tightening his grip on both the wizarding and Muggle worlds, kidnapping wand-maker Garrick Ollivander from Diagon Alley and destroying the Millennium Bridge. The Malfoy family is disgraced when Lucius is apprehended and sent to Azkaban for his involvement with the Death Eaters.
It is the sixth film in the Harry Potter film series. David Yates , the director of the fifth film, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix , directed this film. David Heyman and David Barron produced,  and Steve Kloves , though he did not write the fifth film, has returned as screenwriter for this instalment. On July 7, , at the world film premiere of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in London, the cast and crew all wore white ribbons in memory and tribute of year-old British actor and co-star Robert Knox. Knox, who played Marcus Belby in the film, was stabbed to death on May 24, Voldemort is tightening his grip on both the Muggle and Wizarding worlds and Hogwarts is no longer the safe haven it once was.
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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince being the sixth installment in the Harry Potter series talks about Harry's sixth year at the school. Based on the running time of minutes, the movie was initially released in London on July 7th, However, it had a worldwide release on July 15th, Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, the movie came out as a major hit of the year, breaking the records of the other competitive movies. The script of the movie was really impressive.
The climactic scene in "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" takes place in one of those underground caverns with a lake and an ominous gondola as the means of transportation, popularized by " The Phantom of the Opera. But then, one appeared, dripping and hulking. In another movie I might have grinned, but you know what? By that point, I actually cared. Yes, this sixth chapter is a darker, more ominous Harry Potter film, with a conclusion that suggests more alarmingly the deep dangers Harry and his friends have gotten themselves into.